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BC Government: Gaming grants fund community projects throughout B.C.

Not-for-profit organizations that provide community resources will receive capital project funding to support people in communities throughout B.C. These organizations include recreation and arts facilities, health and social services, and search and rescue operations. “We’re proud to provide capital funding through Community Gaming Grants program to organizations that are connecting people to services in their […]

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PPSC: Annual Report Tabled in Parliament

Ottawa – December 12, 2019 – Today, Kathleen Roussel, Director of Public Prosecutions, announced the tabling in Parliament of the Public Prosecution Service of Canada Annual Report 2018-2019. The report covers the period from April 1, 2018 to March 31, 2019. The Public Prosecution Service of Canada (PPSC)’s prosecutors, as well as administrative and support […]

by ahnationtalk on December 12, 201918 Views

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He tried to kill her twice. Now, she helps him rehabilitate domestic abusers – Globalnews.ca

December 12, 2019 One day in 1980, Joe Fossella grabbed a bolt action rifle, intent on killing his wife Joyce. But the bolt was missing, so he couldn’t fire it. Fossella chuckled grimly to himself, put the rifle away and went to join his wife and son in the kitchen. It was the first time […]

by ahnationtalk on December 12, 201920 Views

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I ran for my life’: Woman forced into sex trade works with police to help others at risk – CBC

Dec 12, 2019 Montreal police Survivors program expands to Indigenous outreach, with help from people who escaped sex work It’s before dawn on a wintry Sunday, and Kyra is busy preparing for a morning training session at the stables where she rides on Montreal’s South Shore. She greets the horses in their stalls, feeding some […]

by ahnationtalk on December 12, 201917 Views

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Government of Canada supports a territory-wide initiative to address workplace sexual harassment in the Yukon

From: Department of Justice Canada December 10, 2019 – Whitehorse, Yukon – Department of Justice Canada All individuals have the right to a safe workplace with fair treatment for all. Sexual harassment impacts the health and well-being of those involved, as well as their ability to perform their jobs to the best of their ability. […]

by ahnationtalk on December 10, 201934 Views

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Timothy Atlookan’s mom may never know what led to son’s death but police say it’s not suspicious – CBC

Donna Atlookan-Mekanak says she still wants to see full police report of investigation Dec 10, 2019 The Thunder Bay police have told Donna Atlookan-Mekanak they may never know definitively the circumstances that led to her 26 year-old son’s 2018 death, but they believe it was suicide. Her son, Timothy Atlookan, originally from Eabametoong First Nation, […]

by ahnationtalk on December 10, 201953 Views

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People gather to remember Cassidy Bernard at community feast – APTN

December 9, 2019 The family and community of Cassidy Bernard came together in We’koqma’q First Nation on Sunday. They joined together for a feast to celebrate the life of the young mother who was found dead in her home in 2018. “We’re going to keep on going for all the souls missing and murdered,” said […]

by ahnationtalk on December 10, 201920 Views

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OAS Secretary General Wraps Up Canadian Visit; Commits to Helping NWAC Implement Findings of MMWIG Report

“We need special action to assure a right to life … security … health and education for Native people in Canada. Those are basic rights assured to all Canadians — and they didn’t need a plan of action to be implemented. So why is there need for a special plan of action for Native people […]

by ahnationtalk on December 10, 201963 Views

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Stakes high for Indigenous women still waiting for action after MMIWG inquiry – Globalnews.ca

December 9, 2019 Daleen Kay Bosse was a Cree woman from Onion Lake Cree Nation, Sask. She was 25 years old, married and studying to become a teacher while raising her young daughter. She had grown up wanting to be a doctor or a lawyer, but she ultimately picked teacher’s college — just like her […]

by ahnationtalk on December 9, 201961 Views

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UBCIC Recognizes National Day of Remembrance and Action on Violence Against Women

((Xʷməθkʷəy̓əm (Musqueam), Sḵwx̱wú7mesh (Squamish) and səl̓ilwətaʔɬ/sel̓ílwitulh (Tsleil-Waututh)/Vancouver, B.C. – December 6, 2019) Today is the National Day of Remembrance and Action on Violence against Women. It has been 30 years since the tragic mass shooting at Ecole Polytechnique in Montreal (December 6, 1989) that left 14 young women dead in the wake of a gender-based […]

by ahnationtalk on December 6, 201948 Views

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Ontario Regional Chief RoseAnne Archibald Acknowledges the National Day of Remembrance and Action on Violence against Women

(December 6, 2019) Ontario Regional Chief RoseAnne Archibald and the Chiefs of Ontario acknowledge the National Day of Remembrance and Action on Violence against Women on December 6, 2019, and we remember the massacre of 14 female students at l’École Polytechnique de Montréal, thirty years ago today on December 6, 1989, by an act of […]

by ahnationtalk on December 6, 201942 Views

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UNB remembers victims of the Montreal Massacre 30 years later

Dec 6, 2019 The University of New Brunswick is hosting two memorial events in Fredericton and Saint John to mark the National Day of Remembrance and Action on Violence Against Women, and to remember the women killed during the Montreal Massacre 30 years ago on Dec. 6, 1989. Many of the young women whose lives […]

by ahnationtalk on December 6, 201931 Views

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Ending Violence Against Women is Everyone’s Responsibility

Ending Violence Against Women is Everyone’s Responsibility December 6th is the National Day of Remembrance and Action on Violence Against Women, also known as White Ribbon Day. Today, we remember and pay tribute to the women who have lost their lives to violence. Three decades after the 1989 Polytechnique Massacre in Montreal, women continue to […]

by ahnationtalk on December 6, 201959 Views

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Government ‘repeat offender’ when it comes to First Nations kids – APTN

December 5, 2019 The new Indigenous services minister was introduced to the Assembly of First Nations (AFN) this week. And Marc Miller promised that Canada would compensate children in care in due course. “We have that track record with respect to the Indian Day School settlements, the residential school settlements and the Sixties Scoop.” But […]

by ahnationtalk on December 6, 201921 Views

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MMIW plans by June – Castanet.net

Dec 5, 2019 The Liberal government will release its national action plan to respond to the National Inquiry into Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls by June 2020, says Crown-Indigenous Relations Minister Carolyn Bennett. This will mean a full year will have passed after the inquiry’s final report was released before the public will […]

by ahnationtalk on December 5, 201928 Views

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Ontario Advances National Conversation to Fight Human Trafficking

Province to Work with Federal Partners to Drive Anti-Human Trafficking Agenda December 4, 2019 Victoria, B.C. —This week, Jill Dunlop, Associate Minister for Children and Women’s Issues, met with Federal-Provincial-Territorial (FPT) counterparts in Victoria, British Columbia to advance the Ontario government’s commitment to combat human trafficking and protect women and children. At the FPT Justice […]

by ahnationtalk on December 5, 201927 Views

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Albertans encouraged to implement calls to justice from MMIWG inquiry – CBC

Speak out against violence and keep governments accountable, says former chief commissioner Dec 04, 2019 Every Albertan should play a role in advancing the calls to justice that came out of the National Inquiry into Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls, says the inquiry’s former chief commissioner, Marion Buller. “That really comes down to […]

by ahnationtalk on December 5, 201919 Views

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SFU experts available on 30th anniversary of Dec. 6 Montréal massacre

December 6 will mark the 30th anniversary of the l’École Polytechnique de Montréal shootings. On that day in 1989, 14 female engineering students were murdered in Canada’s worst mass shooting. Across Canada, the tragic event is commemorated as the National Day of Remembrance and Action on Violence against Women on December 6th every year. While […]

by ahnationtalk on December 4, 201942 Views

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NWAC: International Dignitary Luis Almagro, Secretary General of the Organization of American States (OAS) will raise awareness Internationally on the Crisis Impacting Indigenous Women, Girls and Gender-Diverse People

International Dignitary Luis Almagro, Secretary General of the Organization of American States (OAS) will raise awareness Internationally on the Crisis Impacting Indigenous Women, Girls and Gender-Diverse People (Ottawa, ON): Here in Canada on the formal invitation of the Native Women’s Association of Canada (NWAC), Luis Almagro, Secretary General of the Organization of American States (OAS), […]

by ahnationtalk on December 3, 201979 Views

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Bear Clan moving to bigger den in new year – CBC

The original Bear Clan will be moving to a bigger, better den as the safety patrol group prepares to open a second location in Winnipeg this winter, its executive director says. Bear Clan Patrol Inc., a volunteer-driven group based in the inner city, recently moved into its home at 584 Selkirk Avenue — and is […]

by ahnationtalk on December 3, 201933 Views

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Homicide in northern Canada: it’s who you know, StatCan says – Nunatsiaq News

3 December 2019 Nunavut’s eight homicides in 2018 the worst since 1999 If you live in northern Canada, the greatest threat to your life is posed by people you know, such as family members and friends, and the most dangerous place for you to be is inside a home, Statistics Canada found in a report […]

by ahnationtalk on December 3, 201983 Views

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Manitoba Police Commission Report Received by Province

December 3, 2019 Ongoing Collaboration Needed Between Business Leaders, Public Safety Experts, Community Organizations and All Levels of Government: Cullen The province has received the Manitoba Police Commission consultation report and recommendations on how to improve safety in downtown Winnipeg, Justice Minister Cliff Cullen announced today. “We committed to Manitobans that we would take immediate […]

by ahnationtalk on December 3, 201944 Views

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Man charged with murder in death of Waycobah woman

December 3, 2019 The RCMP has arrested 20-year-old Dwight Austin Isadore of Wagmatcook in relation to the death of Cassidy Bernard from Waycobah First Nation who was found deceased on October 24, 2018. The investigation that followed was extensive and led by the RCMP’s Northeast Nova Major Crimes Unit as well as specialized RCMP units and investigators from […]

by ahnationtalk on December 3, 201937 Views

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Arrest made in connection with death of Cassidy Bernard – Globalnews.ca

December 2, 2019 An arrest has been made in connection with the death of 22-year-old Cassidy Bernard, Global News has learned. Bernard was found dead on We’koqma’q First Nation on Oct. 24, 2018. Her two infant girls were found alive but dehydrated alongside her. Police quickly deemed her death as suspicious, but did not say […]

by ahnationtalk on December 2, 201945 Views

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Media Advisory – Update on suspicious death in Waycobah

December 2, 2019 Nova Scotia RCMP will be providing an update on the suspicious death of a 22-year-old Waycobah woman that was reported to the RCMP on October 24, 2018. The update will be provided tomorrow, at Waycobah First Nation Community Hall, 15 Reservation Rd. in Waycobah at 11 a.m. Media who are planning to […]

by ahnationtalk on December 2, 201939 Views

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Bear Clan Patrol Funded in Portage La Prairie Manitoba – Net Newsledger

December 2, 2019 PORTAGE LA PRAIRIE — The Manitoba government has joined with the RCMP and community partners and announced the launch of a new Bear Clan patrol group in Portage la Prairie. This group which is affiliated with the Winnipeg based Bear Clan Patrol is tasked to continue to expand this organization’s important work […]

by ahnationtalk on December 2, 201932 Views

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Bear Clan to Launch in Portage la Prairie with Provincial Investment

November 29, 2019 PORTAGE LA PRAIRIE—The Manitoba government is proud to join the RCMP and community partners to announce the launch of a new Bear Clan patrol group in Portage la Prairie, which will continue to expand this organization’s important work focused on community safety and wellness, Justice Minister Cliff Cullen and Indigenous and Northern […]

by ahnationtalk on November 29, 201970 Views

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Gender-based violence topic of meeting between the Native Women’s Association of Canada and Secretary General of the Organization of American States

November 26, 2019 (Ottawa, ON): Gender-based violence, particularly as it relates to Indigenous women and girls in Canada, is the focus of next week’s 3 day visit to Canada by Luis Almagro, Secretary General of the Organization of American States (OAS). Mr. Almagro’s visit to Canada follows a formal invitation issued by the Native Women’s […]

by ahnationtalk on November 29, 201972 Views

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440 Police Recruits Graduate from Basic Constable Training

New frontline police officers to help keep Ontario communities safe November 28, 2019 AYLMER — The Ontario government is honoured to recognize the third graduating class of 2019 from Ontario’s Police College (OPC). “Policing is a noble profession – one that requires courage, compassion and commitment,” said Sylvia Jones, Solicitor General. “As today’s graduates take […]

by ahnationtalk on November 29, 201926 Views

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Manitoba Government Announces ‘Operation Safe Streets’ to Tackle Liquor Store Thefts

November 28, 2019 Manitoba Justice Formalizing Process with Police, Retail Security Partners: Cullen, Wharton The Manitoba government is formalizing its ongoing collaboration on retail thefts with law enforcement partners, in consultation with Manitoba Liquor Lotteries and other stakeholders through Operation Safe Streets, Justice Minister Cliff Cullen and Crown Services Minister Jeff Wharton announced today. “We […]

by ahnationtalk on November 28, 201938 Views

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Ontario Developing New Strategy to Fight Human Trafficking

Investing $20 million annually to strengthen victim supports and enforcement November 28, 2019 RICHMOND HILL — The Ontario government is developing a new strategy to combat human trafficking that will be co-led by Sylvia Jones, Solicitor General and Jill Dunlop, Associate Minister of Children and Women’s Issues. The strategy is part of Ontario’s commitment to […]

by ahnationtalk on November 28, 201938 Views

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New book offers candid look at life after prison for women – News UBC

Nov 25, 2019 As a former prison physician, Dr. Ruth Elwood Martin knows how difficult it can be for women to navigate life after prison. That’s the focus of a new book Releasing Hope, co-edited by Elwood Martin, founding director of UBC’s Collaborating Centre for Prison Health and Education, and collaborators, including former inmate and […]

by ahnationtalk on November 27, 201941 Views

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US launches anti-violence effort for indigenous women, girls – Net Newsledger

November 27, 2019 The task force aims to improve coordination and communication among federal, state and tribal authorities in response to cases of missing and murdered indigenous women and children NEW YORK – (Thomson Reuters Foundation) – U.S. President Donald Trump launched a task force on Tuesday to help protect Native American women and children, […]

by ahnationtalk on November 27, 201934 Views

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Indigenous Women Keep Going Missing Along This B.C. Highway. This Writer Investigated Why. – Refinery29

November 26, 2019 Jessica McDiarmid grew up in Northwest Vancouver on the doorstep of what has since been named the Highway of Tears; a corridor of road that has come to symbolize a crisis happening in Canada and beyond. Throughout her childhood and adolescence, McDiarmid heard the stories of Indigenous girls and women going missing, […]

by ahnationtalk on November 27, 201962 Views

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Labrador district RCMP “Friends of Force Hollywood Night Charity Ball” raises over $10,000 for community groups

On October 26, 2019, Happy Valley-Goose Bay RCMP held its annual Friends of the Force Charity Ball in Happy Valley-Goose Bay. This year’s event, themed “Hollywood Night”, raised an incredible $10,500! Happy Valley-Goose Bay RCMP has been organizing the Friends of the Force Ball since 2004-2005. It has become a popular event in the Labrador […]

by ahnationtalk on November 26, 201943 Views

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Manitoba to Fund New Crime Reduction Teams with a Focus on Rural Crime

November 26, 2019 New $1.9-Million Investment Supports Expansion of Specialized Enforcement Teams: Cullen The Manitoba government will invest $1.9 million annually to support the expansion of Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) crime reduction and enforcement teams throughout the province including related policing investments with the goal of improving public safety for rural Manitobans, Justice Minister […]

by ahnationtalk on November 26, 201944 Views

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George Myette Receives the 2019 Ed McIsaac Human Rights in Corrections Award

Ottawa, November 26, 2019 – Today, Dr. Ivan Zinger, Correctional Investigator of Canada, is very pleased to announce that Mr. George Myette is the 2019 recipient of the Ed McIsaac Human Rights in Corrections Award. “Nationally recognized as a tireless leader, mentor, and advocate for social justice, Mr. Myette has dedicated nearly half a century […]

by ahnationtalk on November 26, 201985 Views

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Judge fights for job despite ‘inappropriate’ views on Indigenous people, women – CBC

Nov 26, 2019 Judge Donald Norheim sat for 27 years in Hinton, Alta. An Alberta judge has lost his job over “completely inappropriate” beliefs and behaviours involving his views on Indigenous people and victims of domestic and sexual assault. But Judge Donald Norheim is fighting to get his job back, filing an application for a […]

by ahnationtalk on November 26, 2019103 Views

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Ontario Native Women’s Association Using Poetry Nights Province Wide to Raise Awareness and Effect Change

Ontario Native Women’s Association Using Poetry Nights Province Wide to Raise Awareness and Effect Change Thunder Bay, ON – November 25th is the United Nations International Day of Elimination of Violence Against Women #orangetheworld campaign and this is a call for all of us to step forward and take a stand against violence in our […]

by ahnationtalk on November 26, 2019105 Views

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Indigenous Survivors of Child Welfare, their Families and Allies Rally to Demand Justice and Accountability

((Xʷməθkʷəy̓əm (Musqueam), Sḵwx̱wú7mesh (Squamish) and səl̓ilwətaʔɬ/sel̓ílwitulh (Tsleil-Waututh)/Vancouver, B.C. – November 24, 2019) Today, Indigenous survivors of child welfare, their families and community allies are holding a march and rally in Vancouver to call for justice, action and accountability for all Indigenous survivors of child welfare. Solidarity actions will take place in Edmonton and Toronto. Tomorrow, […]

by ahnationtalk on November 25, 201932 Views

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Family’s lawsuit says racial discrimination in military to blame for soldier’s death – CBC

Cpl. Nolan Caribou died by suicide in 2017 during training exercise, following allegations he was harassed Nov 25, 2019 The mother of a Manitoba soldier who died in 2017 is suing the federal government for negligence in the death of her son. Cpl. Nolan Caribou, 26, died by suicide in November 2017 while at CFB […]

by ahnationtalk on November 25, 201931 Views

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Les Femmes Michif Otipemisiwak Announces Its Own Métis-Specific MMIWG Final Report

OTTAWA, ON., November 25, 2019 – Les Femmes Michif Otipemisiwak (LFMO) President Melanie Omeniho is proud to announce LFMO’s own Métis-specific Final Report of the National Inquiry into Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls (MMIWG). LFMO has been open about its concerns regarding the National Inquiry’s exclusion of Métis women, girls, LGBTQ2S+ people and […]

by ahnationtalk on November 25, 201979 Views

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NL Government: Purple Ribbon Flag Raised at Confederation Building to Increase Awareness about Violence Against Women

November 25, 2019 The Honourable Carol Anne Haley, Minister for the Status of Women, joined author and consultant Martha Muzychka, and Debbie and Philip Hibbs, parents of Julianne Hibbs and advocates for the prevention of violence, as well as other partners and stakeholders today for a flag rising ceremony and proclamation signing at Confederation Building […]

by ahnationtalk on November 25, 201937 Views

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Somebody out there has seen something’: Tree of Life hopes to help solve MMIWG case – CBC

Project aims to raise $50,000, which will be offered as reward Nov 25, 2019 A new community project in Thunder Bay hopes to be the catalyst that leads to the arrest of those responsible for one of Canada’s missing or murdered Indigenous women or girls. The Tree of Hope project is working to raise $50,000, […]

by ahnationtalk on November 25, 201938 Views

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OHRC Engages with Community Leaders at 3rd Annual Summit

November 25, 2019 TORONTO – At its third annual Community Advisory Summit, the Ontario Human Rights Commission (OHRC) heard from grassroots community leaders about their pressing concerns, including impunity for hate and discrimination experienced by racialized and religious communities, marginalization and exclusion of people living in poverty, and a lack of genuine commitment to Indigenous […]

by ahnationtalk on November 25, 201944 Views

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Joint Statement by the Minister of Indigenous Services and the Minister of Justice and Attorney General of Canada on compensation for First Nations children

From: Indigenous Services Canada OTTAWA, ONTARIO (November 25, 2019) – The Minister of Indigenous Services, the Honourable Marc Miller, and the Minister of Justice and Attorney General of Canada, the Honourable David Lametti, issued the following statement today on compensation for First Nations children: “As the new Minister of Indigenous Services and newly re-appointed Minister […]

by ahnationtalk on November 25, 201976 Views

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Indigenous-led U of T lab releases app for reporting toxic pollutants in ‘Chemical Valley’ – The Varsity

App could help community members of Aamjiwnaag First Nation A maze of petrochemical plants is squeezed into a 100-block space in the southern outskirts of Sarnia, Ontario. Marked by a distinct smell of rotting eggs, gasoline, and melting asphalt, this area, dubbed the ‘Chemical Valley,’ houses more than 60 refineries that produce plastics, gasoline, synthetic […]

by ahnationtalk on November 25, 201958 Views

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Standing with First Nations children should be the first thing on the list for the Minister of Justice and Attorney General today

Ottawa, ON – In a few days, the Federal Government of Canada will take First Nations children back to court in an effort to dismiss a compensation order by the Canadian Human Rights Tribunal (CHRT). On his first day as Canada’s Minister of Justice and Attorney General, the Honourable David Lametti should drop its application […]

by ahnationtalk on November 22, 2019105 Views

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The Fight against Racial Profiling – Enough is enough! Ensemble Montréal and human rights defence groups demand the SPVM deploy body-worn cameras (body cams)

MONTREAL, Nov. 21, 2019 -On the eve of the Public Safety Commission’s meeting to consider the Rapport sur les interpellations policières à la lumière des identités racisées des personnes interpellées (a report on police stop-and-checks and the racialized identities of the persons arrested), a coalition of officials from Ensemble Montréal and human rights defence organizations […]

by ahnationtalk on November 22, 201952 Views

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MB Government: Province Honours Police Officers with Excellence in Law Enforcement Awards

November 22, 2019 Fourteen police officers from across Manitoba have received Excellence in Law Enforcement awards in recognition of their outstanding service and contributions to their communities, Justice Minister Cliff Cullen announced today. “The officers we pay tribute to today put themselves in harm’s way to protect Manitobans and make our communities safer for everyone,” […]

by ahnationtalk on November 22, 201947 Views

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