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Ontario agrees to end solitary confinement for mentally ill inmates – CP

Source: The Canadian Press Jan 18, 2018 By Colin Perkel THE CANADIAN PRESS TORONTO _ Inmates with mental health disabilities will no longer be placed in solitary confinement barring exceptional circumstances under an agreement announced Thursday between the Ontario government and the province’s human rights commission. The consent order issued by the Human Rights Tribunal of Ontario […]

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OHRC obtains Tribunal Consent Order to keep people with mental health disabilities out of segregation

January 18, 2018 Toronto – On January 16, 2018, the Human Rights Tribunal of Ontario (HRTO) issued a Consent Order requiring Ontario to end the use of segregation for people with mental health disabilities across its 26 correctional facilities, barring exceptional circumstances. The Order was obtained on the consent of the Ontario Human Rights Commission (OHRC) and the […]

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BR Sask Spill Records Sealed – CP

Source: The Canadian Press – Broadcast wire Jan 18, 2018  REGINA – A Saskatchewan judge has ruled that 93 of 96 documents related to the Husky Energy pipeline spill into the North Saskatchewan River should remain out of the hands of government lawyers. The documents were created by Husky after the 2016 spill of 225-thousand litres of […]

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BC Supreme Court ends indefinite solitary confinement in federal prisons across Canada

January 17, 2018 Vancouver – Today, the BC Civil Liberties Association (BCCLA) and John Howard Society of Canada (JHSC) won their court case challenging the use of solitary confinement in Canada’s federal prisons. The B.C. Supreme Court’s decision means an end to the practice of indefinitely isolating inmates in federal prisons across Canada. Jay Aubrey, […]

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BCCLA: Complaint filed against RCMP for alleged evidence destruction and use of force in police-involved death of First Nations man in Prince George

January 16, 2018 Police allegedly told witnesses to delete cellphone videos of incident VANCOUVER (January 16, 2018) – The B.C. Civil Liberties Association filed a complaint today in relation to the police-involved death of a First Nations man in Prince George in July 2017, raising allegations that members of the Prince George RCMP told witnesses to […]

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B.C. civil rights group files complaint about RCMP arrest of man who later died – CP

Source: The Canadian Press Jan 17, 2018 By Gemma Karstens-Smith THE CANADIAN PRESS VANCOUVER _ A civil rights group has filed a complaint with the Civilian Review and Complaints Commission for the RCMP, alleging officers told witnesses to delete cellphone video of the arrest of a man who later died. The B.C. Civil Liberties Association filed the […]

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Update: ‘The Crown did not act honourably,’ lawyer for P.E.I. Mi’kmaq argues in Mill River case – The Guardian

CHARLOTTETOWN, P.E.I. – The sale of Mill River to a private developer in 2017 happened with no meaningful consultation and has “left the process of reconciliation in need of repair,” the lawyer for the Mi’kmaq First Nations argued Wednesday in P.E.I. Supreme Court. Wednesday marked day two of hearings dealing with a judicial review application […]

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Talks underway for Indigenous communities to start their own children’s aid group – CBC

Jan 18, 2018 Wheels are in motion to create a new child welfare agency that will be run by a group of seven First Nation communities. The agency would serve seven communities in the Sudbury, Nipissing and Parry Sound areas. It would replace the current Children’s Aid Society. “It’s really important to ensure that culture […]

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Sexual Assault Crown Attorneys Appointed – Government of NS

January 18, 2018 Two new Crown attorneys have been appointed by the Public Prosecution Service to focus on sexual assault prosecutions. Constance MacIsaac and Danielle Fostey will focus on sexual assault prosecutions and provide specialized training to other Crown attorneys. They will also develop resources for Crown attorneys in this area of law, such as […]

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Let residential school survivors share their stories – The Star

The Catholic groups that ran the schools, if they have any sense of shame or any concern for the project of reconciliation, should immediately heed the call of Indigenous Affairs Minister Carolyn Bennett and grant permission to Shisheesh, and all those in a similar position, to tell their stories. Jan. 17, 2018 Angela Shisheesh, a […]

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New abuse evidence not enough to reopen rejected Indian residential school claims, says court – CBC

Ottawa went to court seeking to stop the reopening of rejected cases Jan 17, 2018 A British Columbia Supreme Court justice ruled Wednesday that new evidence of abuse was not enough to reopen rejected Indian residential school compensation claims. Justice Brenda Brown said that reopening concluded compensation claims based on new evidence broke the rules […]

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BR Loneliness Solution – CP

Source: The Canadian Press – Broadcast wire Jan 18, 2018  VANCOUVER – The appointment of a minister of loneliness in the United Kingdom is an acknowledgment of a problem Canadian experts say needs to be addressed. B-C’s seniors’ advocate, Isobel Mackenzie, says whether government intervention is the right approach remains to be seen. But she says it’s […]

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Minister Joly Meets with Cultural Sector in Toronto to Better Support the Fight Against Sexual Harassment

From Canadian Heritage TORONTO, January 17, 2018 Today, the Honourable Mélanie Joly, Minister of Canadian Heritage, participated in two meetings: one hosted by the Professional Association of Canadian Theatres (PACT) and the Canadian Actors’ Equity Association (Equity), and the other by the Alliance of Canadian Cinema, Television and Radio Artists (ACTRA). On January 5, Minister […]

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RCMP Assisting Coroner with Sudden Death Investigation

The Baker Lake RCMP and Nunavut Major Crime Unit have been called to assist the Chief Coroner’s office with an investigation into the sudden death of a 14-year old female who was found unresponsive at a local residence. The Chief Coroner has requested an autopsy as the cause of death is unknown. A Government of […]

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NL’s latest Queen’s Counsel appointments announced – The Telegram

ST. JOHN’S, NL – Ten new appointments have been made to the Queen’s Counsel in Newfoundland and Labrador. Justice and Public Safety Minister Andrew Parsons made the announcement today, Jan. 17. The appointees are: – R. Paul Burgess – Kimberly Hawley George – Glen L. C. Noel – Jacqueline Pelletier – Richard Rogers – Maureen […]

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At Last, Communities Impacted by Canadian Corporations Overseas Will Be Heard: Government Creates Human Rights Watchdog

OTTAWA, January 17, 2018 – The Canadian Network on Corporate Accountability (CNCA) is greatly encouraged by the Minister of International Trade’s announcement of the creation of a Canadian Ombudsperson for Responsible Enterprise. The human rights ombudsperson will investigate complaints concerning the overseas operations of Canadian companies and will issue public findings on allegations of harm. […]

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Liberals devote $20M to gender based violence services in vulnerable communities – CP

Source: The Canadian Press Jan 17, 2018 OTTAWA _ The Liberal government is devoting $20 million to develop projects aimed at preventing gender-based violence in vulnerable communities that have a shortage of support for victims and their families. Status of Women Canada says the money will go to developing services for survivors in Indigenous, LGBTQ and immigrant […]

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Minister Announces Queen’s Counsel Appointments – Government of NL

January 17, 2018 The Honourable Andrew Parsons, Minister of Justice and Public Safety is pleased to announce the province’s newest appointments to the Queen’s Counsel by the Lieutenant Governor in Council. The honorary title of Queen’s Counsel recognizes senior lawyers for exceptional merit and contribution to the legal profession. These lawyers have served a minimum […]

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Minister Monsef announces funding reform and $20 million to prevent and address gender-based violence

Targeted funding opportunities available through a “call for concepts” for projects that support survivors of gender-based violence and their families January 17, 2018 – Peterborough, Ontario Events such as the Women’s March, The Globe and Mail’s “Unfounded” series, and the #MeToo movement and the Women’s March are all contributing to rigorous public discussion on issues of sexism, […]

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Carolyn Bennett asks Catholic groups to allow residential school survivors to have documents outlining abuse made public – Globe and Mail

The federal government is urging Catholic groups that ran Indian residential schools to allow former students who settled their abuse cases before a compensation deal was signed with school survivors to file their court documents with the National Centre for Truth and Reconciliation. Justice Department lawyers say permission from both the government and the Catholic […]

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Manitoba News Release: Manitoba to Improve Support for Survivors of Sexual Violence Through New Training and Resources

January 17, 2018 The Manitoba government is moving forward with several new initiatives to improve support for survivors of sexual violence, Justice Minister Heather Stefanson announced today. “The Manitoba government continues to look for ways to better support survivors of sexual violence, whether or not they choose to report to police,” said Stefanson.  “These projects […]

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Watchdog asks if racism played role in aboriginal man’s in-custody death – CTV News

January 16, 2018 A complaint about the in-custody death of a First Nations man in Prince George, B.C. last summer is raising questions about the Mounties’ account of what happened and whether racism played a role. The B.C. Civil Liberties Association has written to the Civilian Review and Complaints Commission for the RCMP, asking the […]

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Ex-native employment officer gets 18-month conditional sentence – Truro Daily News

“Please forgive me if my voice trembles as I shake uncontrollably on the inside with fear to address your respected court,” Dawn Marie Johnson told Nova Scotia Supreme Court in Antigonish on Monday. The former native employment officer gave a long and emotional apology at her sentencing hearing on charges of fraud over $5,000 and […]

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Feds long way from restarting or scraping missing, murdered women inquiry: PM – CP

Source: The Canadian Press Jan 17, 2018  By Kristy Kirkup THE CANADIAN PRESS OTTAWA _ Prime Minister Justin Trudeau says his government is a long way from “starting over or scrapping” the inquiry into missing and murdered Indigenous women and girls. The federal government is monitoring the work of the federally funded commission and its staff to […]

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MMIWG: Media Advisory – Accreditation and Scheduling of Community Hearings in Yellowknife, NT

January 15, 2018 Vancouver BC- The National Inquiry into Missing and Murdered Women and Girls will hold Community Hearings at the Chateau Nova Hotel in Yellowknife, Northwest Territories from January 23-25, 2018. Commissioners Qajaq Robinson, Michèle Audette and Brian Eyolfson will hear from about 30 family members and survivors through public and private hearings, sharing […]

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Judge says lawyer ‘slandered court’ for suggesting it favoured Canada on St. Anne’s case – CBC

St. Anne’s residential school survivor says judge’s words could chill other claimants seeking court remedies Jan 16, 2018 An Ontario judge responsible for supervising the Indian Residential School Settlement Agreement says a lawyer representing survivors from St. Anne’s residential school “slandered the court” by suggesting it was biased in favour of the federal government. Ontario […]

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AFN regional chief calls on Trudeau to take control of MMIWG inquiry – APTN News

January 16, 2018 A First Nations leader is calling on the prime minister to take control of the National Inquiry into Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls. “Justin Trudeau needs to address this situation right away,” said Kevin Hart, the Assembly of First Nations regional chief for Manitoba. Hart said the second executive director […]

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First Nations file civil claims in attempt to stop Site C construction – Alaska Highway News

January 16, 2018 Two Treaty 8 First Nations have launched legal action in a bid to stop construction of the Site C dam. The West Moberly and Prophet River First Nations filed two separate civil claims in B.C. Supreme Court Monday, naming the province, BC Hydro, and Canada’s attorney general as defendants. The two First […]

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Sylvan Lake RCMP arrest male wanted by Rocky Mountain House RCMP

January 16, 2018 Sylvan Lake, Alberta – The Sylvan Lake RCMP with the assistance of the RCMP Emergency Response Team (ERT) safely effected the arrest of 35-year-old Keehoo Rick Cardinal today. Following a violent home invasion that occurred in Rocky Mountain House on December 26, 2017, an arrest warrant was issued for Keehoo Cardinal. Earlier […]

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Regional Chief Isadore Day Statement: Real Reconciliation means Justice for Residential School Survivors

(Toronto, January 15, 2018) “Today, three survivors from St. Anne’s Residential School, where some of the most horrific abuses took place upon children taken from their families, are once again speaking out for justice. First, I want to commend these survivors for their courage in reliving these painful memories so that all Canadians can understand […]

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Canadian Rangers Efforts to Promote Boat and Water Safety Recognized – NNL

16 January 2018 THUNDER BAY – Two members of the headquarters staff of the 3rd Canadian Ranger Patrol Group have received national awards recognizing their work in promoting boat and water safety in the remote First Nations of the Far North of Ontario. Chief Warrant Officer Robert Patterson, 3 CRPG’s group sergeant major, and Warrant […]

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St. Anne’s residential school survivors want mediation, say Ottawa keeps fighting claims – CBC

Ottawa has gone to court to stop reopening of more residential school cases Survivors from an Indian residential school that used a homemade electric chair for punishment want the federal government to enter into mediation to settle their claims. Three survivors from St. Anne’s Indian residential school made the call Monday during a news conference […]

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Court rules Ft. William Sanatorium school was not a residential school – TB Newswatch

Decision excludes patients from Indian Residential Schools Settlement THUNDER BAY — A Superior Court judge has dismissed an application to have a school that operated in the former Fort William Sanatorium declared a school for purposes of claims under the Indian Residential Schools Settlement Agreement (IRSSA). The application was made by an Indigenous woman who […]

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Sask Information Police – CP

Source: The Canadian Press – Broadcast wire Jan 15, 2018 REGINA – A move in Saskatchewan to include municipal police forces in the province’s Freedom of Information Act has resulted in a stream of requests, police in Regina say. Jo Baumgartner, executive director of corporate services with the Regina Police Service, says there’s been in excess of […]

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New federal funding of over $715,000 will help reduce violence against Indigenous women in British Columbia

VICTORIA, Jan. 15, 2018  – Canadians believe in gender equality, yet to make it a reality we must continue our efforts at ending gender-based violence. That’s why today, Terry Duguid, Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Status of Women and Member of Parliament for Winnipeg South, on behalf of the Honourable Maryam Monsef, Minster of Status […]

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AFN National Chief Calls for Justice for St. Anne’s Residential School Survivors

AFN National Chief Calls for Justice for St. Anne’s Residential School Survivors OTTAWA, Jan. 15, 2018  – Assembly of First Nations (AFN) National Chief Perry Bellegarde says the Government of Canada must work with survivors of the St. Anne’s Residential School to achieve justice and reconciliation. “We stand with the survivors of the St. Anne’s Residential […]

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Missing 15-year-old girl from Thompson, Man., was last seen in Winnipeg: RCMP – CBC

Judith Robinson was supposed to return home on Jan. 9, but she never arrived RCMP are searching for a missing teen girl last seen in Winnipeg, three days before she was scheduled to return to her hometown of Thompson, Man. Judith Robinson, 15, was last seen in Winnipeg on Jan. 6. Robinson was supposed to […]

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NAN Supports St. Anne’s Survivors

OTTAWA, ON: Nishnawbe Aski Nation (NAN) Deputy Grand Chief Anna Betty Achneepineskum joined with survivors of St. Anne’s Residential School to decry the legal tactics employed by the Government of Canada against plaintiffs in a legal battle for access to evidence documenting horrific crimes of abuse and torture at the notorious institution. “After suffering unimaginable […]

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Man injured during home invasion, police searching for suspects – RCMP Northeast District

January 15, 2018 Esgenoôpetitj First Nation, New Brunswick The Northeast District RCMP is asking for the public’s help in identifying two suspects wanted in connection with a violent home invasion on Esgenoôpetitj First Nation. On January 15, 2018, around 2 a.m., the Neguac Detachment of the Northeast District RCMP were called to a home on Bayview Drive following the […]

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Homeless deaths skyrocket in major Canadian cities – WSW

Homelessness levels have risen so sharply in Toronto, Canada’s largest city, that city officials have announced the creation of 400 new beds in shelters this winter. This move, which is entirely inadequate to deal with the spiraling crisis, came after Toronto reported a sharp increase in homeless deaths in the first nine months of 2017. […]

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Seven Fallen Feathers a must-read for city – Chronicle Journal

Jan 13, 2018 I RECENTLY read Seven Fallen Feathers by Tanya Talaga and never before have I been so affected by a book. This deals with the deaths of the Indigenous students, what they face coming to Thunder Bay and many other aspects of their lives. I strongly feel this should be required for everyone […]

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Circle of support’ formed to help Indigenous mother reunite with children – CBC

Seven people in Waterloo Region proposed to support a Mi’kmaq mother in her legal battle for child custody A group of people in Waterloo Region has formed a “circle of support” for an Indigenous woman to win back legal custody of her children. They believe by providing her with the resources she needs, they will […]

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Media Advisory – Status of Women Canada

VICTORIA, BC, Jan. 14, 2018 – On behalf of the Honourable Maryam Monsef, Minister of Status of Women, Terry Duguid, Parliamentary Secretary for the Status of Women, will make an important announcement that will help reduce violence against Indigenous women in British Columbia. Mr. Duguid as well as other event participants, will be available to […]

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Supreme Court case could lead to First Nations role in law-making – CTV

January 14, 2018 OTTAWA — The Supreme Court of Canada is to begin hearings Monday in an appeal that could force lawmakers across the country to give First Nations a role in drafting legislation that affects treaty rights. “This case is tremendously significant whichever way it comes out,” said Dwight Newman, a law professor at […]

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APTN Investigates: A Case For Innocence – APTN

January 13, 2018 Early on an April morning in 1983 Delavina Mack was raped and killed in her home in Bella Coola, British Columbia. She was just 22 months old. 17 year old Phillip Tallio pled guilty to her murder. He has spent 34 years in prison but has always maintained his innocence. Now a […]

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Supreme Court case could lead to First Nations role in law making – CP

Source: The Canadian Press Jan 14, 2018  OTTAWA _ The Supreme Court of Canada is to begin hearings Monday in an appeal that could force lawmakers across the country to give First Nations a role in drafting legislation that affects treaty rights. “This case is tremendously significant whichever way it comes out,” said Dwight Newman, a law […]

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Northern families hope latest MMIWG inquiry departure doesn’t affect upcoming hearings – CBC

Hearings scheduled in Yellowknife Jan. 23, Rankin Inlet Feb. 20 Northern families expressed a mixture of frustration and hope following the news the executive director of the national inquiry into murdered and missing Indigenous women and girls had left her post just weeks before scheduled hearings in Yellowknife and Rankin Inlet. The inquiry announced the […]

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Mushkegowuk Council: First Nation Policing Funding Announcement by Ottawa

Moose Factory, January 12 2018, Grand Chief Jonathan Solomon of Mushkegowuk Council issued the following statement on the federal government’s announcement of $291 million for Indigenous policing over five years: “I congratulate the federal government for recognizing the need for more investments to keep Indigenous communities safe and secure. This funding is a good step in […]

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Native Women’s Association ‘outraged’ by upheaval at MMIW inquiry – CP

Source: The Canadian Press – Broadcast wire Jan 12, 2018 13:11 OTTAWA – The Native Women’s Association of Canada says it was “shocked” and “outraged” to learn that the federal inquiry into missing and murdered Indigenous women and girls had lost its executive director _ just the latest in a long line of delays and staff departures. The […]

by pmnationtalk on January 12, 201886 Views

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Media Advisory: Minister Parsons Attending Correctional Officer Recruit Training Opening Ceremonies

January 12, 2018 Media Advisory: Minister Parsons Attending Correctional Officer Recruit Training Opening Ceremonies The Honourable Andrew Parsons, Minister of Justice and Public Safety, will bring greetings at the opening ceremonies of the 2018 Correctional Officer Recruit Training. The ceremony will take place Monday, January 15, at 9:00 a.m. at the Royal Newfoundland Constabulary Headquarters, […]

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