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Official launch of the “Commission d’enquête : Écoute, Réconciliation et Progrès”

Kahnawake, March 16, 2017 – Quebec Native Women (QNW) wishes to express its point of view regarding the “Commission d’enquête : Écoute, Réconciliation et Progrès”, which will investigate the relationship between Indigenous people and certain public institutions in the province of Québec. This inquiry, announced in December 2016, in reaction to the revelations of serious […]

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2017 CACP Research Foundation Conference

Today’s public safety environment is increasingly complex. There are more and more marginalized and vulnerable people who may become victims of crime, or offenders.  Poverty, homelessness, mental illness and addiction are some of the factors that contribute to individual vulnerability, isolation and disconnection from communities and society.  Policing systems, designed to address actions and behaviours […]

by ahnationtalk on March 16, 201726 Views

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MMIWG: Newsletter Online & Newsletter Practical Information for Families

View Newsletter Online (15/03/17) Newsletter Practical Information for Families (15/03/17) NT5

by aanationtalk on March 16, 201732 Views

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Winnipeg Police Service: Update – Residential Fire – C17-52261

March 16, 2017 Winnipeg Police Service Media Release For Immediate Release Update – Residential Fire – C17-52261 Homicide Investigation: As previously released – On March 14, 2017, at approximately 9:45 a.m., emergency services responded to a working house fire in the 400 block of Aberdeen Avenue. First responders located a 29 year old female identified […]

by aanationtalk on March 16, 201721 Views

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Quebec’s Indigenous inquiry to explore ‘climate of tension and mistrust’ – CBC

Mar 16, 2017 2-year investigation will look at how Indigenous people are treated by police, social services The retired judge presiding over a probe into the treatment of Indigenous people in Quebec says he wants find out what led to a “climate of tension and mistrust” in Val-d’Or and across the province. Former Superior Court […]

by ahnationtalk on March 16, 201728 Views

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(hashtag)StopGunsGangsBC: March update

March 15, 2017 VICTORIA – The Province, anti-gang units and local police continue to make progress with work underway on B.C.’s nearly $30-million Guns and Gangs Strategy, launched in April 2016. Key measures of the strategy now completed: Development of an integrated community-safety initiative and Cariboo-Chilcotin Regional Community Safety Model to strengthen collaboration between police, […]

by pmnationtalk on March 16, 201716 Views

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Family says cousin of Tina Fontaine taken off life support after shooting – CP

Source: The Canadian Press Mar 16, 2017 12:53 WINNIPEG _ Family members say a woman found shot in the back of the head in central Winnipeg this week is the cousin of Tina Fontaine, the teenage girl whose death fuelled calls for a national inquiry into missing and murdered indigenous women. Rhonda Flett, the aunt of Jeanenne Fontaine, […]

by pmnationtalk on March 16, 201734 Views

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Emergency Protection Orders Now Available in First Nations Communities

March 15, 2017 Judges and justices of the peace can now issue emergency protection orders for families living in First Nations communities. Justice Minister Diana Whalen announced the change today, March 15. It gives Mi’kmaw families the same access to protections from domestic violence that other Nova Scotians have. Until now, Mi’kmaw families could call […]

by ahnationtalk on March 16, 201725 Views

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Tina Fontaine’s cousin dies after being shot in head, home set on fire, family says – CBC

Family pleads for information in death of 29-year-old Jeanenne Fontaine Mar 15, 2017 A Winnipeg woman was shot in the head before her home was set on fire, her family says. Jeanenne Fontaine, 29, was found in a home on Aberdeen Avenue, between Powers Street and Salter Street, on Tuesday after reports of a fire […]

by ahnationtalk on March 16, 201725 Views

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Inquest Into the Death of Nadine Machiskinic

March 15, 2017 A public inquest into the death of Nadine Machiskinic has been scheduled for March 27-31, 2017 at the Queensbury Convention Centre at Evraz Place, Meeting Room 5, 1700 Elphinstone Street, Regina, Saskatchewan. Machiskinic, 29, was found unresponsive at the Delta Hotel.  She was transported to hospital by ambulance and pronounced deceased several […]

by pmnationtalk on March 15, 201729 Views

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Child and Family Services Act conflicts with Inuit culture, MLA alleges – NunatsiaqOnline

Quttiktuq MLA Isaac Shooyook wants removal of words that deter physical discipline Quttiktuq MLA Isaac Shooyook wants the Government of Nunavut to remove words from the Child and Family Services Act that say “parents should use methods other than force by way of correction towards their children or in the discipline of their children.” Shooyook […]

by ahnationtalk on March 15, 201721 Views

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Prisoner segregation falls, but ombudsman questions conditions in alternatives – CP

Source: The Canadian Press Mar 15, 2017  OTTAWA _ Canada’s federal prison ombudsman is noting a steep decline in the use of solitary confinement in jails in the past two years, but remains concerned some inmates are facing long periods of isolation in the cells where they’re placed. Ivan Zinger said that on average about 400 inmates […]

by ahnationtalk on March 15, 201725 Views

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Adult, child found dead in northern Alberta house fire; 4 treated for smoke – CP

Source: The Canadian Press Mar 15, 2017 FOX LAKE, Alta. _ An adult and a child have died in a house fire in the remote northern Alberta community of Fox Lake. RCMP say the fire on Tuesday also sent four residents to hospital to be treated for smoke inhalation. Police are not releasing the identities of the […]

by ahnationtalk on March 15, 201719 Views

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Media Availability Regarding Government of Canada’s Progress Child and Family Services and Jordan’s Principle

ttawa – Please be advised that representatives from Indigenous and Northern Affairs Canada, Health Canada and Department of Justice Canada will hold a phone-in Media Availability related to progress made on First Nations Child and Family Services, Jordan’s Principle and Canada’s response to the recent Canadian Human Rights Tribunal decision. Date:  Wednesday, March 15, 2017 […]

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Prince Edward Island forecasts $17.9 million deficit for fiscal 2016 17 – CP

Source: The Canadian Press Mar 15, 2017 11:11 CHARLOTTETOWN _ Prince Edward Island’s Liberal government is forecasting a $17.9 million deficit for the 2016-17 fiscal year, nearly double the $9.6 million deficit forecast in the budget. The government blames the increase on a $30 million reduction in harmonized sales tax payments from Ottawa and an increase in spending […]

by pmnationtalk on March 15, 201722 Views

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Legal group calls for Ottawa to preserve preliminary inquiries – The Globe and Mail

Mar. 15, 2017 A national legal organization is urging federal Justice Minister Jody Wilson-Raybould to spare the preliminary inquiry, a major part of some criminal trials that has come under attack by several provinces, top judges and even the Supreme Court. The top court disrupted the criminal-justice system last July by setting time limits, from […]

by ahnationtalk on March 15, 201715 Views

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Anti-racism data will help improve justice system – Advocate Daily

Ontario’s new three-year anti-racism strategic plan — which includes the collection of race-based data — will help address long-standing flaws in the justice system, Toronto criminal lawyer Annamaria Enenajor tells Toronto Metro News. “This kind of data would help substantiate many claims that have been made for a long time,” she says. Enenajor, a lawyer […]

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Rural crime frustration palpable, but don’t take law into own hands: minister – CP

Source: The Canadian Press Mar 14, 2017  REGINA _ Saskatchewan Justice Minister Gord Wyant says he knows people are frustrated about rural crime, but they shouldn’t take the law into their own hands. A resolution passed Tuesday at the Saskatchewan Association of Rural Municipalities convention says rural crime has increased and people don’t have sufficient rights to […]

by ahnationtalk on March 15, 201717 Views

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Murdered youth demonstrates lack of supports for Alberta kids in child welfare – Calgary Herald

Just nine months after aging out of the child welfare system, 18-year-old Peter was murdered. His death, the latest explored by Alberta’s child and youth advocate, highlights the same concern the office has had for 20 years — transition supports for kids aging out of care are failing. Young people leaving the child welfare system […]

by ahnationtalk on March 14, 201722 Views

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Saskatchewan First Nation band councillor admits to drug trafficking – CP

Source: The Canadian Press Mar 14, 2017  YORKTON, Sask. _ A First Nation band councillor in Saskatchewan who was accused of selling drugs has pleaded guilty to two charges. Clarence Papequash, who is 64, was in Yorkton provincial court Monday where he entered his plea to counts of possession of codeine for the purpose of trafficking and […]

by ahnationtalk on March 14, 201726 Views

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Child and Youth Advocate releases investigative review involving death of an 18-year-old man

March 14, 2017 Edmonton…The Office of the Child and Youth Advocate has completed an Investigative Review regarding the death of a young man and is publicly releasing the results of the review as outlined under the Child and Youth Advocate Act. Peter was a victim of a homicide. He was the subject of a Permanent […]

by pmnationtalk on March 14, 201739 Views

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Family says missing Sooke man found dead – Times Colonist

March 13, 2017 Michael Gregory Widner, a Sooke man who has been missing since Wednesday, has been found dead, his family says. “They’re waiting for an autopsy, that’s all I know,” said his brother Shawn Widner, who lives in Calgary. “He’s a wonderful father and a great brother and I’m devastated.” Sooke RCMP confirmed a […]

by ahnationtalk on March 14, 201725 Views

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I’m not a bad person:’ Recognizing impacts of childhood trauma in the justice system – CBC

Psychologist says childhood abuse and neglect ‘not only cost the individual, they cost society’ Mar 14, 2017 Michael Abel recently got out of jail. During our initial talk, Michael shifted from side to side. He appeared agitated and had an intense cold glare. I was unsure if he was getting ready to punch me in […]

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MMIWG: Commissioners Broaden Definition of Family

March 9, 2017 (VANCOUVER, B.C.) – Four Commissioners of the National Inquiry into Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls met this week with dozens of regional organizations and groups that have been advocating for decades to end violence against Indigenous women, girls, and 2SLGBTQ. Nearly 50 members of the Coalition on Missing and Murdered […]

by pmnationtalk on March 14, 201742 Views

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Jewish aboriginal prisoner alleges new attack by guards was parting ‘gift’ – CP

Source: The Canadian Press Mar 13, 2017  By Colin Perkel THE CANADIAN PRESS TORONTO _ A federal prisoner says he was asleep in bed when guards burst into his cell and beat him in what he called an orchestrated retaliation for various complaints he has made _ allegations authorities said they are still investigating. The allegedly excessive […]

by ahnationtalk on March 14, 201727 Views

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CBC Investigates: Mona Sock, a life stolen by abuse – CBC

8th grader lived in foster home with a convicted sex offender Mar 13, 2017 Martha Milliea worried about strange men on the street preying on her daughter Mona. She didn’t worry about the man inside the foster home where 13-year-old Mona Sock lived. Mona had been staying at her sister Harmony’s home on Elsipogtog First […]

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Event: The Current is coming to Ottawa – CBC

Join Anna Maria Tremonti as she hosts a public forum on missing and murdered Indigenous women Mar 13, 2017 On Tuesday, March 28, join CBC Radio One’s The Current for a free public forum on the issue of missing and murdered Indigenous women. Host Anna Maria Tremonti looks at expectations and criticisms of the national […]

by ahnationtalk on March 13, 201721 Views

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The Lost Children: The secret life of death by neglect – CBC

When a child dies from unnatural causes, how do we know what happened? We don’t Mar 13, 2017 At least 53 children known to child protection services in New Brunswick have died from unnatural causes over the past two decades. How they died and whether any could have been saved is not for the public […]

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NWT Delegation attends National Indigenous Women’s Summit

YELLOWKNIFE (March 10, 2017)  An all-female delegation nominated by six NWT Aboriginal governments recently returned from attending the fifth National Indigenous Women’s Summit (NIWS) in Toronto, Ontario from March 6-8. The Honourable Caroline Cochrane, Minister Responsible for the Status of Women was unable to attend the Summit due to prior commitments but invited the delegation […]

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Notice and Application for Standing

TORONTO, March 13, 2017  – The National Inquiry into Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls is now accepting applications for standing from interested parties. The application forms and instructions are available on the National Inquiry’s website, at www.mmiwg-ffada.ca , under “Legal Notices and Documents.” There is also an opportunity for those parties seeking standing to […]

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Child welfare hearings must be sooner when kids seized: Manitoba court ruling – CP

Source: The Canadian Press Mar 10, 2017 12:13 By Steve Lambert THE CANADIAN PRESS WINNIPEG _ The Manitoba Court of Appeal has ruled that parents whose children are seized by social workers have a right to an expedited hearing if they want their kids back. The ruling involves a couple whose child was seized at birth in December […]

by ahnationtalk on March 10, 201762 Views

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Canadian Judicial Council recommends that Justice Robin Camp be removed from office

Ottawa, 9 March 2017 – Further to a public inquiry conducted under the Judges Act, the Canadian Judicial Council has now completed its review of the conduct of the Honourable Robin Camp. That review resulted in a Report to the Minister recommending that Justice Camp be removed from office. In accordance with s.13 of the […]

by pmnationtalk on March 10, 201749 Views

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Remoteness Quotient Table to Ensure Equity in Delivery of First Nations Child Welfare Funding – NAN

OTTAWA, ON (March 10, 2017): Nishnawbe Aski Nation (NAN) Grand Chief Alvin Fiddler joined with Indigenous and Northern Affairs Canada (INAC) Minister Carolyn Bennett today to announce a Remoteness Quotient Table (RQ Table) to address the unique costs of providing child welfare services in NAN First Nation communities. “This RQ Table is a commitment by […]

by pmnationtalk on March 10, 201759 Views

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NFU Renews Call for (hashtag)NoDAPL in Solidarity with Standing Rock

March 09, 2017, Saskatoon In December 2016 a significant victory was achieved in North Dakota when pressure from the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe, along with other Indigenous and non-Indigenous supporters, managed to convince the Obama administration,through months of struggle,to deny a final permit to complete the Dakota Access Pipe Line (DAPL).  Completion of the pipeline […]

by pmnationtalk on March 10, 201731 Views

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Girls’ group home in Nunavut capital to re-open in June – NunatsiaqOnline

March 09, 2017 Halifax-based agency that runs Cambridge Bay home chosen as service provider Iqaluit’s Illagiitugut group home for youth will re-open its doors as a residence for female adolescents this June, under a new service provider. Nunavut’s Department of Family Services signed a service contract last month with Atlantic Youth, a Halifax-based agency that […]

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Media Release: Press Freedom Coalition Condemns Criminal Charges Against Reporter Justin Brake

TORONTO, March 9, 2017  – An international coalition of press freedom organizations have condemned in the strongest possible terms the criminal charges brought against Justin Brake, reporter and editor for The Independent, for his reporting on the Indigenous occupation of the Muskrat Falls site in October 2016. The charges are an outrageous assault by the […]

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MMIWG: International Women’s Day Newsletter

Today is International Women’s Day. On this day honouring all women, girls and two spirited people, we’re sending you our first newsletter from the National Inquiry into Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls. We know it appears to be a slow-moving process. This is an unprecedented undertaking and will take time to do properly. In order […]

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60s Scoop survivor reconnects with culture after 5 decades away – CBC

Manitoba-born Brent Mitchell was sent to New Zealand as a child in 1963 Mar 10, 2017 A Sixties Scoop survivor who returned to Canada for the first time after more than five decades in New Zealand says it’s been “absolutely amazing” to reconnect with his long-lost culture and community as he tries to find his […]

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Media Advisory: Indigenous Families Heartbroken Murdered Sons Will Not be Meaningfully Included in the National Inquiry

Media Advisory – For Immediate Release Indigenous Families Heartbroken Murdered Sons Will Not be Meaningfully Included in the National Inquiry Expand the Inquiry Coalition Promises Separate Hearings for Families Left Out of Government Process OTTAWA, ONTARIO — (March 7, 2017) The Coalition to Expand the Inquiry is disappointed with the sudden and unexplained policy reversal […]

by pmnationtalk on March 9, 201731 Views

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For persons with disabilities in Canada, education is not always an open door: CHRC report

March 9, 2017 – Ottawa, Ontario – Canadian Human Rights Commission People with disabilities in Canada are facing overwhelming barriers and challenges within our schools, says Canada’s human rights watchdog in a new study released today. In a report, entitled “Left Out: The treatment of persons with disabilities in Canada’s education system,” the Canadian Human […]

by ahnationtalk on March 9, 201738 Views

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Fines assessed after Saskatchewan men admit to night hunting with spotlight – CP

Source: The Canadian Press Mar 9, 2017 KAMSACK, Sask. _ A provincial court judge has ordered fines of $1,500 each for two Saskatchewan men who pleaded guilty to unlawful hunting and illegally using a spotlight to hunt at night. Kevin Badger and Mathew Dubois, both residents of the Cote First Nation in the Kamsack area, entered the […]

by ahnationtalk on March 9, 201728 Views

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Empowering Indigenous Women Now and in the Future

The Fifth National Indigenous Women’s Summit March 8, 2017 2:30 P.M. Ministry of Indigenous Relations and Reconciliation On International Women’s Day, National Indigenous leaders, federal, provincial and territorial Ministers of Indigenous Relations and Status of Women, senior officials and Ontario Premier Kathleen Wynne met with delegates for the fifth National Indigenous Women’s Summit. Held in […]

by pmnationtalk on March 8, 201747 Views

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Why gender is such a critical part of the national MMIW inquiry – CBC

What does it mean to go missing? What does it mean to disappear? At the lowest estimates, the Native Women’s Association of Canada and the RCMP have documented between about 600 and 1200 cases of murdered and missing Indigenous women from the last 30 years. Although Indigenous women make up four per cent of Canada’s […]

by ahnationtalk on March 8, 201735 Views

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Statement by the Minister of Justice and Attorney General of Canada on International Women’s Day

From Department of Justice Canada March 08, 2017 – Ottawa, ON – Department of Justice Canada The Honourable Jody Wilson-Raybould, Minister of Justice and Attorney General of Canada, today issued the following statement: “International Women’s Day is an occasion to recognize the achievements of women and girls. It is also an opportunity to raise awareness […]

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Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls – Stand With Us

Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls Join us on International Women’s Day for a panel discussion addressing the National Inquiry into Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls. Learn about the issues from a panel of Indigenous women and the screening of a short film. There will be a presentation on the situation of […]

by ahnationtalk on March 8, 201723 Views

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The Future is Feminist: Femmy Awards to Highlight Local Women’s Rights Defenders on International Women’s Day

March 8, 2017: Six feminist leaders are being recognized with Femmy Awards for their tireless work advancing women’s human rights and gender equality in the Ottawa-Gatineau area. Encouraged by the recent groundswell of participation in feminist mobilizations in Canada and abroad, the theme of this year’s International Women’s Day event and Femmy Awards ceremony is […]

by pmnationtalk on March 8, 201747 Views

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Edmonton’s Aboriginal Women’s Association brings in black belt to help make women safer – APTN

March 6, 2017 Across Canada, big cities can be unsafe for women. The Aboriginal Women’s Professional Association wants to change that. In Edmonton, women were invited to a self defence class to how to now make yourself a target. Read More: http://aptnnews.ca/2017/03/06/edmontons-aboriginal-womens-association-brings-in-black-belt-to-help-make-women-safer/

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Quebec First Nation can expel drug dealers under new rules aimed at curbing abuse – CBC

Mar 07, 2017 Obedjiwan residents approved banishment policy in referendum last November A First Nations community in northern Quebec has taken a novel approach to cracking down on drugs: banishing dealers from its territory. Last week, the Atikamekw community of Obedjiwan, located about 600 kilometres north of Montreal, expelled a suspected cocaine dealer who was […]

by ahnationtalk on March 8, 201727 Views

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Student Legal Assistance sees increased use – The Gauntlet

March 7 2017 — Student Legal Assistance (SLA) expanded from working on 624 open files in 2015 to 707 over the 2016 calendar year. The SLA has also expanded their services to represent clients from rural communities in Alberta as well as First Nation reserves near Calgary. The SLA is the University of Calgary’s non-profit […]

by ahnationtalk on March 8, 201722 Views

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Improving the reporting, charging and prosecution of sexual assaults against adults

March 8, 2017 – Ottawa, ON – Department of Justice Canada The safety and security of Canadians are of paramount importance to our Government. We also believe that public confidence in the criminal justice system is essential. For victims or survivors of sexual assault, building this confidence requires that we address the significant barriers they […]

by pmnationtalk on March 8, 201735 Views

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