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Recommendations released from Death Review Panel on First Nations youth – Government of BC

Nov. 15, 2017 COAST SALISH TERRITORY – VICTORIA – The First Nations Health Authority (FNHA) and BC Coroners Service (BCCS) have released a new report that shares key findings and recommendations to prevent unintended First Nations youth and young adult injury and deaths in British Columbia. A ceremony in Victoria’s Parliament Buildings today marked the […]

by ahnationtalk on November 15, 201767 Views

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2 Yukon staff members resign from MMIWG inquiry – APTN

November 15, 2017 Two Yukon staff members for the National Inquiry into Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls have resigned. Lawyer Karen Snowshoe told APTN News of her resignation in a Facebook message. Snowshoe said Melissa Carlick has also resigned Both women live in Whitehorse. As the legal counsel, Karen Snowshoe was the first […]

by ahnationtalk on November 15, 201742 Views

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Inquiry fires 3 people in wake of Edmonton complaints – APTN

November 15, 2017 Three people have been fired after families complained of mistreatment by the MMIWG Inquiry, APTN News has learned. Two front-line staffers for the Yukon and one in Winnipeg were dumped, multiple sources confirmed Tuesday night. “They are scapegoats,” a source not authorized to comment said. “It’s a knee-jerk reaction.” It’s also a […]

by ahnationtalk on November 15, 201739 Views

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These Are My Words: A local author’s childhood experience at residential school – CBC

Ruby Slipperjack attended the Shingwauk Residential School in Sault Ste. Marie when she was 12 yrs old Nov 15, 2017 A member of the Eabametoong First Nation and acclaimed author Ruby Slipperjack says her latest book — These Are My Words: The Residential School Diary of Violet Pesheens — was one of the hardest projects […]

by ahnationtalk on November 15, 201737 Views

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GNT: National day of remembrance for Road Crash Victims

YELLOWKNIFE (November 14, 2017) – On average, five people die on Canada’s roads each day. The National Day of Remembrance for Road Crash Victims is Canada’s way to remember and honour these victims and their families. It is commemorated the third Wednesday each November and is solemn reminder of the often preventative nature of these tragedies. […]

by aanationtalk on November 15, 201721 Views

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Thunder Bay Police – Missing Person: Jo-Ann Magiskan

Incident Date:  Sunday, November 12, 2017 – 17:15 Incident Number:  P17070489 Location:  Thunder Bay Date Published:  2017-11-12 Thunder Bay Police are asking for the public’s assistance in locating missing person Jo-Ann MAGISKAN. She is described as being 25 years old, approximately 5 feet tall, 103 pounds with black hair and brown eyes. A photo is […]

by aanationtalk on November 14, 201731 Views

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Indigenous women targeted as street gangs flood Thunder Bay – APTN

She needed the money so she let the gang members in her home. Then things went crazy. They tried to take over and use her home as a trap house, a place where street gangs run drugs and women. “They gave me dope that caused a seizure and I almost died,” says the First Nations […]

by ahnationtalk on November 14, 201734 Views

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Government of Canada Designates Senior Judges in the Territories as Chief Justices

Changes to the Judges Act are about fairness and equal recognition of powers across jurisdictions November 14, 2017 – Ottawa, Ontario – Department of Justice Canada The Honourable Jody Wilson-Raybould, Minister of Justice and Attorney General of Canada, today highlighted long-awaited amendments to the Judges Act introduced as part of Bill C-63, the Budget Implementation Act, 2017, No. […]

by pmnationtalk on November 14, 201741 Views

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Thunder Bay Situation Table officially launched

THUNDER BAY, Ont. – A new initiative involving dozens of partners from various fields will focus on ensuring some of the city’s most vulnerable get the right help they need when they need it. The Thunder Bay Situation Table officially launched Tuesday morning and includes representatives from more than 30 organizations across sectors – including […]

by aanationtalk on November 14, 201732 Views

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Father of woman missing in B.C. fundraises for drones to help other families – CP

Source: The Canadian Press Nov 14, 2017 By Laura Kane THE CANADIAN PRESS VANCOUVER _ John Simpson is determined to use the novel experience he gained in a troubling search for his daughter to help others who have lost loved ones. Ashley Simpson went missing in Salmon Arm, B.C., in April 2016, and this spring her father […]

by ahnationtalk on November 14, 201728 Views

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Inaugural community engagement summit inspires participants and brings new perspectives to the OHRC’s work

November 10, 2017 At the first-ever OHRC Community Advisory Group Summit, on November 8 and 9, 2017, approximately 50 representatives from various communities across Ontario offered their expertise, lived experience and creativity to help the OHRC create a sustainable and transparent approach to community engagement. “We know that the most effective way to build human […]

by ahnationtalk on November 10, 201756 Views

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Video – ‘I felt let down’: Missing woman’s daughter disappointed in Edmonton police response – CBC

Nov 09, 2017 Vanessa Corado is still searching for her mother Freda Whiteman, who vanished in 2006 Eleven years after the mysterious disappearance of her mother, Vanessa Corado still can’t bring herself to hold a memorial service. “That would be putting my mom to rest,” Corado told the National Inquiry into Missing and Murdered Indigenous […]

by ahnationtalk on November 10, 201736 Views

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Thunder Bay Situation Table launched to help vulnerable individuals – Dilico Anishinabek Family Care

Dilico Anishinabek Family Care and partners have come together to announce the launch of the Thunder Bay Situation Table, a community-driven initiative to help vulnerable individuals in the community. The Situation Table brings together more than 30 representatives from a variety of sectors – including mental health, addiction, justice, social services and education – to […]

by pmnationtalk on November 10, 201744 Views

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Littlechild tells inquiry that violence against women and girls getting international attention – APTN

November 10, 2017 Wilton Littlechild, the grand chief of Treaty 6 territory, on which the Edmonton hearings of the National Inquiry into Missing and Murdered Women and Girls took place, made a brief appearance on the final day of the hearings to offer encouragement to the commission and to the 75 witnesses who testified during […]

by ahnationtalk on November 10, 201762 Views

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Lillooet RCMP looking for missing First Nations woman, Lacey Tom – Globalnews.ca

November 9, 2017 Lillooet RCMP are hoping the public can help them in their search for a missing First Nations woman, Lacey Tom. The 26-year-old was reported missing to police on Nov. 5 and was last seen before midnight on Friday, Nov. 3 in the Lillooet area. Her family and friends are very concerned about […]

by ahnationtalk on November 10, 201750 Views

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Government of Canada announces judicial appointment to the Federal Court

November 9, 2017 – Ottawa, Ontario – Department of Justice Canada The Honourable Jody Wilson-Raybould, Minister of Justice and Attorney General of Canada, today announced the following appointment under the new judicial application process announced on October 20, 2016. The new process emphasizes transparency, merit, and diversity, and will continue to ensure the appointment of jurists […]

by pmnationtalk on November 10, 201734 Views

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OHRC: Safer Ontario Act is a foundation to rebuild trust in law enforcement

November 9, 2017 In conversations about criminal justice reform, it has become cliché for leaders to conclude that sustainable solutions lie in “rebuilding trust.” And for good reason. A September 2017 poll found that six in 10 Torontonians would “be scared” if they were “pulled over by a police officer for no apparent reason.” When […]

by ahnationtalk on November 9, 201738 Views

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Grant submissions invited to help make communities safer – Government of BC

Nov. 9, 2017 VANCOUVER – Those working to stop violence against women, helping Indigenous people heal from trauma, steering youth away from gang involvement, and doing other projects that benefit people and communities are invited to apply for civil forfeiture grants this fall. Details of the grant submission process – which is open from Nov. […]

by ahnationtalk on November 9, 201757 Views

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Survivor shares memories of ‘60s Scoop – Estevanmercury.ca

November 9, 2017 One of the speakers at the Lions International District 5SKS convention, hosted by the Estevan Lions Club at the Western Star Hotel this past weekend, was a survivor of the ‘60s Scoop. Dr. Jacqueline Maurice, a Métis woman who was born in Meadow Lake, said she wants to advocate for First Nations […]

by ahnationtalk on November 9, 201753 Views

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Unofficial numbers could hike MMIWG total – APTN

November 9, 2017 Two riveting stories gripped the National Inquiry into Missing and Murdered Women and Girls Wednesday about the numbers of victims not officially considered missing or murdered. Virginia Littlewolf-Hunter described a fateful journey from nearly 50 years ago. She was a 15-year-old girl with her friend Shirley Dillon from Onion Lake First Nation, […]

by ahnationtalk on November 9, 201767 Views

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Family Information Liaison Unit Now Operational – Government of SK

November 9, 2017 The province’s new Family Information Liaison Unit (FILU) is now open and providing services to families of missing and murdered Indigenous women and girls. Funded through Justice Canada, FILU is a dedicated unit within the Ministry of Justice designed to connect families of missing and murdered Indigenous women and girls with those […]

by ahnationtalk on November 9, 201755 Views

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Québec Native Women reacts to the interim report of the NIMMIWG

Kahnawake, November 8th 2017 – Québec Native Women wishes to react to the publication of the interim report of the National Inquiry into Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls (NIMMIWG). Firstly, QNW appreciates the acknowledgement of the numerous challenges and obstacles faced by the team of the inquiry since the beginning of the process. The […]

by pmnationtalk on November 9, 201758 Views

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Family of Amber Tuccaro still waiting for answers – APTN

November 8, 2017 Paul Tuccaro, the brother of a murdered Mikisew Cree First Nation woman, spent most of his testimony before the National Inquiry into Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls laying out his complaints about how the RCMP handled the case. He was the first witness to appear Tuesday during three days of […]

by ahnationtalk on November 8, 201728 Views

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RCMP Major Crimes – Arrest warrant issued in Lac La Biche Homicide investigation

November 7, 2017 Lac La Biche, Alberta Charges have been laid and an arrest warrant issued in relation to the murder of Michael Mountain which occurred on October 28th in Lac La Biche. In consultation with the St. Paul Crown Prosecutors office, 22-year-old Lloyd Wesley Boudreau of Lac La Biche has been charged with the first degree […]

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Time for transformation’: Ontario introduces legislation to revamp Police Services Act – Daily Miner and News

November 7, 2017 The Treaty 3 Grand Chief says he welcomes the proposed legislative changes that would bring First Nations police forces under provincial standards. “The last review of the Police Services Act was in 1990 and it was time for transformation and [making] the Act more relevant,” Ogichidaa Francis Kavanagh said in a statement […]

by ahnationtalk on November 8, 201759 Views

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Live: ‘Just pray and ask for strength’: Alberta man to tell MMIWG hearings about murdered sister – CBC

Paul Tuccaro and his wife Judy hope their testimony will lead to justice for his sister, Amber Tuccaro Nov 07, 2017 Paul Tuccaro and his wife, Judy Cardinal travelled hundreds of kilometres from their home in Fort Chipewyan, Alta., on Monday to tell their story at the Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls inquiry […]

by ahnationtalk on November 8, 201741 Views

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Funding increased for extended-family care – Government of Yukon

November 07, 2017 The Government of Yukon is increasing the financial assistance provided through Extended Family Care Agreements (EFCAs) to match the funding levels that foster parents receive. Extended Family Care Agreements allow children who require out-of-home care to remain with members of their extended family, rather than being placed in foster or residential care. […]

by pmnationtalk on November 7, 201752 Views

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New details in search for missing Winnipeg man – APTN

November 6, 2017 There’s been a development in the case of a missing Winnipeg man. The movements of Colten Pratt have been expanded thanks to new video announced Monday by the Winnipeg Police Service. The 26-year-old disappeared three years ago from the city’s downtown core. “It’s torture of the mind because you don’t know where […]

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Inquiry into missing, murdered Indigenous women opens hearings in Edmonton – CP

Source: The Canadian Press Nov 7, 2017 EDMONTON _ The national inquiry on murdered and missing Indigenous women comes to Edmonton today, a week after issuing an interim report calling for a national police task force to open old investigations. The inquiry will sit for three days in the Alberta capital to hear from family members about […]

by pmnationtalk on November 7, 201750 Views

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Ombudsman for Victims of Crime Releases Results of Cross-country Engagement on Canada’s Criminal Justice System

November 7, 2017 – OTTAWA (Ontario) – Office of the Federal Ombudsman for Victims of Crime Canada’s Federal Ombudsman for Victims of Crime, Sue O’Sullivan, today released five reports outlining victim and survivor perspectives on restorative justice, bail reform, administration of justice issues, the criminal justice system and the Canadian Victims Bill of Rights. The reports provide […]

by pmnationtalk on November 7, 201754 Views

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MMIWG Media Advisory: Media Accreditation and Scheduling of Community Hearings in Edmonton, AB

November 06, 2017 Vancouver BC- The National Inquiry into Missing and Murdered Women and Girls will hold community hearings at the Edmonton Inn and Conference Centre in Edmonton, AB from November 7 – 9, 2017. Three Commissioners will be in attendance for the full duration of the hearing. Chief Commissioner Marion Buller and Commissioners Brian […]

by pmnationtalk on November 7, 201732 Views

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Cut down on court delays by supporting victims of crime: ombudsman – CP

Source: The Canadian Press Nov 7, 2017  By Joanna Smith THE CANADIAN PRESS OTTAWA _ Making sure those who experience the biggest impacts of crime have the support they need would do a lot to speed up the wheels of justice, says the federal ombudsman for victims of crime. “We have to have a criminal justice system […]

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APTN Investigates: Indigenous people in Canada behind bars – APTN

November 03, 2017 At 52 years old, Dan Parlow has spent more than half his life, over 30 years, behind bars. Parlow is Anishinaabe, originally from the Batchewana First Nation, near Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario. Like many Indigenous children of his generation, he was taken off his home reserve and away from his mother at […]

by pmnationtalk on November 6, 201750 Views

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OCYA-AB: Child and Youth Advocate releases investigative review involving deaths of three Indigenous youth

November 06, 2017 Edmonton…The Office of the Child and Youth Advocate (OCYA) has completed an Investigative Review involving the deaths of three young people and is publicly releasing the results of the reviews as outlined under the Child and Youth Advocate Act. Over seven months in 2015, three young people of Indigenous heritage from different […]

by pmnationtalk on November 6, 201785 Views

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Murray Sinclair to review concerns about alleged systemic racism on Thunder Bay police board – The Globe and Mail

Murray Sinclair, a leading Indigenous jurist and senator, says concerns about alleged systemic racism, discrimination and bias will be central to his investigation into how the troubled Thunder Bay Police Services Board handled complaints about police investigations of Indigenous deaths in the city. Mr. Sinclair released an interim report on Friday outlining the specific issues […]

by pmnationtalk on November 6, 201792 Views

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MMIW inquiry has ‘turned a page,’ will ask for extension no later than January: commissioner – Global News

The national inquiry into missing and murdered Indigenous women and girls has ‘turned a page’ following a rocky start, says its chief commissioner, and will be requesting an extension by Jan. 1, 2018 if it feels it is required. In an interview with The West Block‘s Vassy Kapelos, Marion Buller said determining how much additional […]

by pmnationtalk on November 6, 201777 Views

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Lisa Bigjohn ready to tell her sister’s story again – APTN

November 5, 2017 It’s been 17 years since Lisa Bigjohn lost her sister – and she’s getting to tell her story — again, this time to the National Inquiry into Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls. She’s spent that time coping with the loss and raising awareness about missing and murdered Indigenous women. It’s […]

by pmnationtalk on November 6, 201734 Views

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OIPRD Welcomes Proposed Legislation to Strengthen Complaint System

November 2, 2017 TORONTO – The Office of the Independent Police Review Director (OIPRD) welcomes proposed legislation that would, if passed, strengthen the police complaints system. “I supported the recommendations in Justice Tulloch’s Independent Police Oversight Review and I welcome the proposed Safer Ontario Act, 2017. Members of the public have told Justice Tulloch and […]

by pmnationtalk on November 3, 201741 Views

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Friends worry for safety of Carcross First Nation woman imprisoned in Turkey – APTN

November 3, 2017 Friends of Charman Smith, a woman from the Carcross First Nation in Southern Yukon who is in a Turkish prison wants the federal government to bring her home. “It should be a priority to get her back as it would be with any other Canadian,” said friend Mike Bramadat-Willcock. Smith has been […]

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Indigenous group disappointed RCMP cleared officers of mistreating family – CP

Source: The Canadian Press Nov 3, 2017  SASKATOON _ The organization representing First Nations in Saskatchewan says it’s disappointed that RCMP officers have been cleared of mistreating the family of an Indigenous man who was shot to death on a Saskatchewan farm. Colten Boushie’s family filed a complaint about how they were treated when they were notified […]

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Brayden Bushby now charged with 2nd degree murder in death of Barbara Kentner – CBC

Charge upgraded from aggravated assault in Thunder Bay court Friday morning Nov 03, 2017 The man charged with throwing a trailer hitch at an Indigenous woman in Thunder Bay, Ont., is now charged with second degree murder. Brayden Bushby was originally charged with aggravated assault by Thunder Bay police in February. Barbara Kentner, 34, died […]

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Provincial Legislation to Improve First Nation Policing and Community Safety

OTTAWA, ON: Nishnawbe Aski Nation (NAN) Grand Chief Alvin Fiddler and Nishnawbe Aski Police Service (NAPS) Board chairman Mike Metatawabin applauds sweeping changes to the Government of Ontario’s approach to policing with the introduction today of legislation that will see First Nation community safety backed by the rule of law. “We have fought for years […]

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Treaty Three police shine light on violence against women – CBC

Police service partners with Kenora women’s shelter for annual campaign Nov 03, 2017 The Treaty Three Police Service in northwestern Ontario has partnered with a Kenora women’s shelter to shine a light on violence against women. The police service and Kenora’s Saakaate House kicked off the month of November, which is National Woman Abuse Prevention […]

by pmnationtalk on November 3, 201759 Views

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Over 48,000 British Columbians have had their say on cannabis

November 02, 2017 VICTORIA – British Columbia’s public and stakeholder engagement on the legalization and regulation of non-medical cannabis — one of the most engaging in B.C.’s history — is now complete. An unprecedented number of people shared their opinions to help shape the way non-medical cannabis will be regulated in B.C. After five weeks […]

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Deline is recruiting three members for its newly formed Justice Council – CBC

Independent Justice Council is part of the Deline Got’ine self-government implementation Nov 03, 2017 The Deline Got’ine government expects to have a Justice Council — the Dene K’a Dats’eredi Ke — up and running next month, and is looking for three “reliable, responsible and qualified” members to sit on it for a four-year term. “It’s […]

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Chiefs offer solutions to high Indigenous incarceration rates at ‘historic’ meeting with judges – CBC

Local justice system chaperones, appropriate courtrooms, shorter wait times proposed to judges Nov 02, 2017 Reducing time in remand and assigning local advocates who can guide offenders through the justice process were among the suggestions offered by 10 Manitoba First Nation chiefs at a meeting with judges this week in Norway House. On Tuesday, chiefs […]

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BR Sask Farm Shooting – CP

Source: The Canadian Press – Broadcast wire Nov 3, 2017  REGINA – An internal R-C-M-P investigation has cleared officers who were accused of mistreating the family of an Indigenous man after he was shot to death on a Saskatchewan farm. Colten Boushie’s family filed a complaint about how they were treated when they were notified of his […]

by pmnationtalk on November 3, 201736 Views

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Update – National Day of Action on First Nations Child Welfare – A Message to the Government of Canada: Comply with CHRT Ruling, Support First Nations Children Now

Update – National Day of Action on First Nations Child Welfare – A Message to the Government of Canada: Comply with CHRT Ruling, Support First Nations Children Now OTTAWA, Nov. 2, 2017  – Assembly of First Nations (AFN) National Chief Perry Bellegarde addressed supporters gathered today on Parliament Hill for the National Day of Action on […]

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Ontario Building Stronger, Safer Communities

Province Moving Forward With Largest Policing Transformation in a Generation November 2, 2017 11:30 A.M. Ministry of Community Safety and Correctional Services Ontario is working to build stronger, safer communities by modernizing Ontario’s policing framework to make it more community-focused, accountable, sustainable, and culturally responsive. Today, Marie-France Lalonde, Minister of Community Safety and Correctional Services, […]

by pmnationtalk on November 2, 201744 Views

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Victim of Assault at Saskatoon Correctional Centre Dies in Hospital

November 2, 2017 Cornell HENRY, who was an inmate on remand at Saskatoon Correctional Centre when he was assaulted on October 23, 2017, died this morning at Royal University Hospital in Saskatoon. Two inmates on remand, Raven CONSTANT and Nathan ERMINE, were initially charged last week with aggravated assault in relation to this incident.  The […]

by pmnationtalk on November 2, 201732 Views

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