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More supports needed for former residential school students in the North, say survivors – CBC

Survivors share experiences with the Indian Residential School Settlement process Nov 16, 2018 Beatrice Bernhardt says talking about residential school is painful, but she keeps doing it because it’s important for the public to know what happened, and how students persevered. Bernhardt, who spent 12 years at Grollier Hall in Inuvik and two at Grandin […]

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Foster homes investigated 7 times within a year but Ontario didn’t close them until Tammy Keeash died: court documents – APTN News

November 15, 2018 There were at least seven investigations that verified child protection concerns into a company operating three foster homes in Thunder Bay before the Ontario government shut them down in the weeks following the death of Tammy Keeash in May 2017, Nation to Nation has uncovered. The 17-year-old’s body was found in a […]

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Firearms licence screening backlogs pose safety risks: RCMP audit – CP

Source: The Canadian Press Nov 16, 2018 By Jim Bronskill THE CANADIAN PRESS OTTAWA _ Investigations into whether gun licences should be revoked due to violent incidents or mental illness have faced “significant delays” that could endanger public safety, says an internal RCMP review. A lack of timely access to certain police and medical information has contributed […]

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Additional funding to support survivors of sexual assault

Government is investing more than $216,000 in additional funding for the Prince Edward Island Rape and Sexual Assault Centre (PEIRSAC) to increase access to free specialized therapeutic services for those Islanders needing this support. “Timely trauma counseling services are crucial to ease the impact of the traumatic experience of sexual assault and to support recovery. […]

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Families, police appeal for information in Ontario triple homicide – CP

Source: The Canadian Press Nov 15, 2018  By Michelle McQuigge THE CANADIAN PRESS TORONTO _ An Indigenous community in southwestern Ontario devastated by the killings of three of their members, including a woman who was seven months pregnant, issued an emotional plea for public help Thursday, calling on anyone with information about the case to come forward. […]

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Youth-Informed RCY Report Calls for Harm Reduction as Key Part of Comprehensive Substance Use Service System

VANCOUVER – The provincial government should develop a comprehensive system of substance use services capable of addressing the diverse needs of young people across British Columbia, says a report released today by the Representative for Children and Youth. The need for harm reduction to be a key component of this wrap-around system is among the […]

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Live: Police update investigation into killing of 3 people from Six Nations – CBC

Watch live starting at 10 a.m. Police and a member of the Six Nations community will provide an update today on the investigation into the deaths of one woman and two men whose bodies were found in a truck near London, Ont., earlier this month. Representatives from the OPP, Six Nations Police Service and a […]

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Toronto ‘carding’ activist Desmond Cole stopped by police in Vancouver – CP

Source: The Canadian Press Nov 14, 2018  By Laura Kane THE CANADIAN PRESS VANCOUVER _ A Toronto activist and writer who was stopped by Vancouver police a day after arriving in the city says his experience reveals what daily life is like for black and Indigenous residents. Desmond Cole has worked for years to end street checks […]

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Study: Weak reporting on missing, murdered Native women – CP

Source: The Associated Press Nov 14, 2018 By Mary Hudetz THE ASSOCIATED PRESS ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. _ Numerous police departments nationwide are not adequately identifying or reporting cases of missing and murdered indigenous women and girls as concerns mount over the level of violence they often face, according to a study released by a Native American non-profit Wednesday. […]

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Early data suggests no spike in pot impaired driving after legalization: police – CP

Source: The Canadian Press Nov 15, 2018 THE CANADIAN PRESS VANCOUVER _ Canadian police have not seen a spike in cannabis-impaired driving one month since legalization, but there needs to be more awareness of laws around storing marijuana in vehicles and passengers smoking weed, law enforcement officials say. The Canadian Press canvassed police forces and provincial and […]

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Government of Canada is investing in safer First Nation and Inuit police facilities

November 15, 2018 Ottawa, Ontario Public Safety Canada Like all communities in Canada, Indigenous communities should be safe places where families can thrive and local economies can flourish. Public safety is essential to that prosperity. Today, the Honourable Ralph Goodale, Minister of Public Safety and Emergency Preparedness, announced that the Government of Canada is investing […]

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Baloney Meter: Will tougher penalties for gang members make Canada safer? – CP

Source: The Canadian Press Nov 15, 2018 By Jim Bronskill THE CANADIAN PRESS OTTAWA _ “Canadians deserve to feel safe where they live. A Conservative government will deal swiftly and firmly with gang crime as part of our overall plan for a safer Canada.” _ Conservative Leader Andrew Scheer, news release, Nov. 8, 2018. Dozens of handguns, […]

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Many child killers have been placed in Indigenous healing lodges, stats show – CP

Source: The Canadian Press Nov 14, 2018  OTTAWA _ Newly released figures show the practice of placing child-killers in the federal prison service’s Indigenous healing lodges stretches back several years _ well before the recent uproar over Terri-Lynne McClintic. The federal statistics indicate 17 male and female offenders serving time for killing minors were transferred to one […]

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Government of Canada provides support for youth in four New Brunswick communities

From: Public Safety Canada November 14, 2018 Saint John, New Brunswick Public Safety Canada Youth are Canada’s most valuable resource. However, there are many who are vulnerable, which is why the Government of Canada makes it a priority to support preventative programming for at-risk youth. Today, Wayne Long, Member of Parliament for Saint John–Rothesay, on […]

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OHRC releases Indigenous peoples and human rights dialogue report

Toronto – Today, the Ontario Human Rights Commission (OHRC) released To dream together: Indigenous peoples and human rights dialogue report. The report summarizes themes and recommendations from the OHRC’s three-day dialogue event (February 21 to 23, 2018), which brought together First Nations, Métis and Inuit (“Indigenous”) Elders and traditional knowledge keepers, along with academics, leaders, artists, advocates, […]

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Canadian senator says there are too many Indigenous women in prison – APTN News

November 13, 2018 Kim Pate has spent the past 35 years working in and around the legal and penal systems of Canada. According to the independent Senator, things have only gotten worse. “We have not dealt with the inequality and I think we have to deal with the economic, racial and gender inequality in this […]

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Anti-Racism Community Grant deadline extended

Nov 13, 2018 The deadline for applications for the second round of funding through the Anti-Racism Community Grant program has been extended to Nov. 19. The grant is part of Alberta’s Taking Action Against Racism initiative. Funding is provided to support community-based projects aimed at creating greater awareness and cross-cultural understanding of racism and its […]

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Police won’t face investigation for failed attempts to save OD victims – CP

Source: The Canadian Press Nov 13, 2018 By Paola Loriggio THE CANADIAN PRESS TORONTO _ Ontario police officers who unsuccessfully administer naloxone to someone overdosing on opioids will no longer face an investigation by the province’s police watchdog, the government said Tuesday. The Progressive Conservatives said they had amended a regulation under the Police Services Act so […]

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Rickford outlines action plan for jail – DrydenNow.com

13 November 2018 Kenora-Rainy River MPP Greg Rickford says Queen’s Park is looking at a two-part action plan for the Kenora Jail. “We want to look at program options in that jail, and hopefully change and improve outcomes that are already pretty decent,” he said. Rickford, who is also a senior member of cabinet, toured […]

by ahnationtalk on November 13, 201827 Views

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Do you Know Someone who is Missing? – Net Newsledger

13 November 2018 Share Information during Missing Persons Awareness Day on November 14 (Chippewas of Rama First Nation, ON) – Chippewas of Rama First Nation, Rama Police and the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) are inviting members of the community and surrounding area to join them on Wednesday, November 14, 2018, for Missing Persons Awareness Day. […]

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AB Government: Helping victims through restorative justice

November 09, 2018 The Alberta government is supporting organizations that give victims a voice and address the causes of crime in communities across the province. Organizations that practise, promote or develop initiatives that focus on the rehabilitation of offenders through reconciliation with victims and the community can now apply for funding through the Alberta Community […]

by pmnationtalk on November 12, 201831 Views

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Attorney General puts money laundering, opioid litigation on agenda with justice ministers

VICTORIA – David Eby, Attorney General, will discuss British Columbia’s legal action against the opioid industry and progress in curbing money laundering when he meets in St. John’s, Newfoundland with federal, provincial and territorial ministers responsible for justice and public safety. In August 2018, British Columbia launched a lawsuit against opioid drug companies, which claims […]

by pmnationtalk on November 12, 201826 Views

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Attempt to appeal ’60s Scoop settlement tossed for ‘extreme’ lack of evidence – CP

Source: The Canadian Press Nov 9, 2018  By Colin Perkel THE CANADIAN PRESS TORONTO _ A last-ditch effort to challenge the court-approved settlement of the ’60s Scoop class action failed Friday when a judge tossed the novel attempt as lacking any substance. In his decision, Judge John Laskin of the Federal Court of Appeal said the applicants […]

by ahnationtalk on November 10, 201874 Views

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Police ID victims in Middlesex triple homicide – The London Free Press

November 9, 2018 The discovery of three bodies southwest of London days ago has turned into a full-blown homicide probe, as police appeal to the public for information about sightings of a grey pickup in the area. The two men and one woman found dead Sunday in Middlesex Centre, near Bodkin Road and Jones Drive, […]

by ahnationtalk on November 10, 201818 Views

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Deliberate destruction:’ Alberta judge concerned about Indigenous justice – CP

Source: The Canadian Press Nov 8, 2018 MEDICINE HAT, Alta. _ An Alberta judge faced with sentencing a woman for manslaughter last summer expressed concern about how people of Indigenous descent are treated in the courts. Court of Queen’s Bench Justice James Langston sentenced Barbara Elizabeth Holmes in August to five years in prison. His written decision […]

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Plan to create a national securities regulator is constitutional: Supreme Court – CP

Source: The Canadian Press Nov 9, 2018 OTTAWA _ The Supreme Court of Canada says the Constitution allows Ottawa and the provinces to set up a national securities regulator. In addition, the high court finds federal draft legislation for countrywide oversight of stocks, bonds and other investments falls within Parliament’s powers over trade and commerce. The unanimous […]

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Province Announces Support for Bear Clan Patrol

November 8, 2018 The Manitoba government is investing nearly $200,000 to provide support and assistance to the Bear Clan Patrol’s community crime prevention and intervention efforts, Justice Minister Cliff Cullen and Municipal Relations Minister Jeff Wharton announced today. “We understand how important the Bear Clan Patrol is to our community,” said Cullen.  “By promoting safety, […]

by ahnationtalk on November 9, 201821 Views

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Eagle feathers now an option for legal affirmations in Nova Scotia courts – CP

Source: The Canadian Press Nov 8, 2018  HALIFAX _ Indigenous people appearing in Nova Scotia courthouses now have the option to take legal affirmations with a sacred eagle feather. The Nova Scotia Judiciary says each main courthouse in the province will have one eagle feather for courtroom use and a second for the front counter. It says […]

by ahnationtalk on November 9, 201825 Views

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New Mé​tis police chief offers hope to Edmonton’s diverse communities – CBC

Community leaders applaud solid track record for increasing diversity during previous stint as police chief Nov 08, 2018 Community leaders are welcoming the selection of Dale McFee Edmonton’s first Mé​tis police chief. Advocates who work with Edmonton’s Indigenous, immigrant and LGBTQ communities say McFee has a track record for inclusion. Under his leadership as police […]

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McClintic back in prison after time in healing lodge, Tori Stafford’s father says – CP

Source: The Canadian Press Nov 8, 2018  THE CANADIAN PRESS A convicted child killer who became the subject of national outrage when it was learned she’d been transferred to an Indigenous healing lodge is back in prison, the father of her young victim said Thursday. Rodney Stafford issued a brief, celebratory Facebook post announcing that Terri-Lynne McClintic […]

by ahnationtalk on November 8, 201832 Views

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Edmonton Police Commission announces new Chief of Police

07-Nov-2018 On Wednesday, November 7, 2018, the Edmonton Police Commission announced the Edmonton Police Service’s 23rd Chief of Police, Dale McFee. On Wednesday, November 7, 2018, the Edmonton Police Commission announced the Edmonton Police Service’s 23rd Chief of Police, Dale McFee. McFee participated in a media availability at 9:45 a.m. to introduce himself to the […]

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Statement from the Commissioner of the Correctional Service of Canada (CSC) on CSC’s Policy Review of Transfers to Multi-level Healing Lodges

From: Correctional Service Canada November 07, 2018 – Ottawa, Ontario – Correctional Service Canada Anne Kelly, Commissioner of the Correctional Service of Canada issued the following statement today: “On September 26, the Minister of Public Safety and Emergency Preparedness asked me to undertake a complete review of the facts surrounding the case of an offender […]

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Justice of the Peace retires, avoids inquiry – Tbnewswatch.com

Hearing was called after complaints alleging misconduct. KENORA, ON — The retirement of a Kenora-based justice of the peace means that a hearing into allegations of misconduct in the courtroom will not proceed. Ontario’s Justices of the Peace Review Council was scheduled to hold a hearing in January into whether any misconduct by Robert McNally […]

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Nadine Machiskinic’s aunt says Regina police did not reveal findings of RCMP probe – CBC

Delores Stevenson questions police accountability, calls for civilian oversight Nov 07, 2018 The aunt of a woman who was found fatally injured in a downtown hotel is questioning the accountability of the Regina Police Service. Delores Stevenson recently met with top police brass, including chief Evan Bray, to discuss the outcome of an RCMP probe […]

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Statement by Minister Goodale on the Correctional Service of Canada’s Review of Offender Transfers

From: Public Safety Canada OTTAWA, November 7, 2018 – The Honourable Ralph Goodale, Minister of Public Safety and Emergency Preparedness, made the following statement today on the Correctional Service of Canada’s Review of Offender Transfers: “At my request, the Commissioner of the Correctional Service of Canada conducted a review of the transfer of an inmate […]

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More families, loved ones of missing people requesting Thunder Bay police notify media – CBC

Thunder Bay police issued 11 missing persons reports to local media outlets in 7-day period Nov 07, 2018 Police in Thunder Bay, Ont., say more families and loved ones of people reported missing in the city are now asking that their photos and information be publicly shared. City police have issued 11 missing persons reports […]

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BC Government: Grant applications open to help create safer communities

Nov. 7, 2018 VICTORIA – Organizations from around the province working to prevent violence against women, address gang violence, help Indigenous peoples heal from trauma and help make B.C. communities safer are invited to apply for civil forfeiture grants this fall. Details of the grant submission process, which is open from Nov. 7 to Dec. […]

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New judges reflect Alberta’s diversity

Nov 06, 2018 The Alberta government has appointed three new judges to the Provincial Court of Alberta to ensure Albertans have more timely and representative access to justice. Cheryl Arcand-Kootenay was appointed to St. Paul Provincial Court and Melanie Hayes-Richards was appointed to Provincial Court, Edmonton Criminal. Michelle Christopher was appointed to Medicine Hat Provincial […]

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Powerful and insightful: StFX anthropology professor Dr. L. Jane McMillan invited speaker at Harvard, publishes book on Donald Marshall Jr. and the Mi’kmaw Quest for Justice

November 7th, 2018 StFX anthropology professor Dr. L. Jane McMillan has celebrated significant accomplishments over the past few weeks: she was an invited speaker at Harvard University, travelled to Toronto to accept an award, and her new book, Truth and Conviction: Donald Marshall Jr. and the Mi’kmaw Quest for Justice, has just been released—to much […]

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Transferring prisoners to healing lodges to be restricted, Goodale says – CP

Source: The Canadian Press Nov 7, 2018  OTTAWA _ Public Safety Minister Ralph Goodale is making it harder for federal prisoners to be transferred to Indigenous “healing lodges” if they’re serving long sentences. The move comes after public anger that Terri-Lynne McClintic, convicted of murdering eight-year-old Tori Stafford, was moved to a healing lodge in Saskatchewan from […]

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Former King’s prof found guilty of abusing Indigenous boys in 1970s and ’80s – The Gazette

Former King’s University College professor David Norton was found guilty Tuesday on counts of sexual assault and indecent assault against four Indigenous boys between 1977 and 1983. After a week-long trial beginning on Oct. 29, the former Anglican priest and King’s history professor will be sentenced for one count of sexual assault and three of […]

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Child apprehension laws to be amended so kids can’t be taken because of poverty – CP

Source: The Canadian Press Nov 6, 2018  THE CANADIAN PRESS WINNIPEG _ Manitoba’s child apprehension laws are to be amended so that no child can be seized solely because of poverty. Opposition NDP MLA Bernadette Smith introduced the bill to amend the Child and Family Services Act. After it passed a third reading on Tuesday, she called […]

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BR NS Intercoms Jails – CP

Source: The Canadian Press – Broadcast wire Nov 7, 2018 HALIFAX – Inmates with serious health issues at the Central Nova Scotia Correctional Facility are raising concerns about the lack of intercom systems to alert correctional officers if they face a life-threatening situation in their cells. Forty-three-year-old David Wade Smith and 20-year-old Chase Marinoff say they should […]

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City of Thunder Bay: 2018 Mayor’s Community Safety Awards Presented

November 05, 2018 Three individuals and four community projects were recognized this evening during the Eighth Annual Mayor’s Community Safety Awards ceremony for their work to make Thunder Bay a safer community. “I wish to offer my sincerest congratulations and thanks to each of this year’s recipients,” said Mayor Keith Hobbs. “They are setting an […]

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4 years after Colten Pratt disappeared, get to know him through a film by his cousin – CBC

‘A lot of people connect with the film because they know someone who is murdered or missing’ Nov 06, 2018 Four years after his cousin disappeared in Winnipeg, Sage Daniels wants people to know about Colten Pratt’s personality: cheeky, sarcastic, sweet and quirky — anything but a number. “I don’t like to think of Colten […]

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4 years after Colten Pratt disappeared, get to know him through a film by his cousin – CBC

‘A lot of people connect with the film because they know someone who is murdered or missing’ Nov 06, 2018 Four years after his cousin disappeared in Winnipeg, Sage Daniels wants people to know about Colten Pratt’s personality: cheeky, sarcastic, sweet and quirky — anything but a number. “I don’t like to think of Colten […]

by ahnationtalk on November 6, 201825 Views

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Saskatchewan to let police release domestic violence records to people at risk – CP

Source: The Canadian Press Nov 5, 2018  THE CANADIAN PRESS REGINA _ Police in Saskatchewan could soon be allowed to release information about someone’s abusive past if they believe that person’s partner may be at risk. Dubbed Clare’s Law, the proposed legislation is said to be the first of its kind in Canada and is aimed at […]

by ahnationtalk on November 6, 201835 Views

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A2J Week 2018 Session: Indigenous Language Speakers and the Canadian Justice System

Credits: TAG The Action Group on Access to Justice The program will explore barriers experienced by those whose primary or secondary language is an Indigenous language as they navigate and participate in the justice system. An Indigenous Elder who is a first language speaker will be participating in the panel presentation. https://theactiongroup.ca/2018/10/a2j…

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RCMP is poised to bring “Toys for the North” for the 8th year in a row

“O” Division Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) has participated in the ‘Toys for the North’ charitable drive since 2010 in partnership with the Canadian Toy Association and Thomson Terminals transportation. This initiative has evolved over the years to include a national network of RCMP, law enforcement, corporate and external partners who collectively contribute to the […]

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Nunavik to receive the Québec Public Inquiry

The fifth and final hearing block outside of Val-d’Or for Commissioner Jacques Viens and its team VAL-D’OR, QC, Nov. 5, 2018  – The Public Inquiry Commission on relations between Indigenous Peoples and certain public services in Québec: listening, reconciliation and progress will pursue its hearings on Inuit soil this month. Two weeks of hearings are to […]

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