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Government of Canada announces judicial appointment to the Federal Court

November 29, 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 […]

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Alberta judge, educator Sheilah Martin named to Supreme Court of Canada – CP

Source: The Canadian Press Nov 29, 2017  By Jim Bronskill THE CANADIAN PRESS OTTAWA _ While strolling in Montreal years ago, Sheilah Martin was surprised to see a book she had written about principles of Quebec law in the storefront window of a popular shop. Martin, who penned the tome as a law student, wasn’t even aware […]

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Tanya Talaga: Deaths of Indigenous youth in Thunder Bay is a Canadian problem – APTN

November 28, 2017 Award winning, journalist and author Tanya Talaga is known for her investigative reporting for the Toronto Star where she often focuses on Indigenous issues. Most recently, Talaga released the national bestseller, ‘Seven Fallen Feathers. Racism, Death and Hard Truths in a Northern City.” The book focuses on seven Indigenous youth who died […]

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Without a focus, MMIW inquiry will slide toward irrelevancy – Globe and Mail

Generally, when 22 or more people quit or are laid off from a small organization in the span of just over a year, it’s never a good sign. It would usually point to deep dysfunction, if not complete chaos and upheaval. All are terms being used to describe what is going on inside the National […]

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Government of Canada announces projects to empower Indigenous women for stronger communities

From Status of Women Canada November 29, 2017 – Ottawa, ON – Status of Women Canada Today, the Honourable Maryam Monsef, Minister of Status of Women, announced Government of Canada investments in projects that will support the empowerment of Indigenous women for stronger communities. The Minister made today’s announcement during the Native Women’s Association of […]

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Ministry of Justice Announces Clive Weighill Will Conduct Review of the Office of the Chief Coroner

November 29, 2017 Justice Minister and Attorney General Don Morgan announced today the appointment of Clive Weighill to lead the review of the Office of the Chief Coroner. Weighill is the former chief of the Saskatoon Police Service and has more than 40 years of experience with the justice system in Saskatchewan.  He is highly […]

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Media Advisory: Accreditation and Scheduling of Community Hearings in Thunder Bay, ON

November 29, 2017 Vancouver BC- The National Inquiry into Missing and Murdered Women and Girls will hold Community Hearings at the Best Western Plus NorWester Hotel & Conference Centre, located at 2080 Hwy 61 in Thunder Bay from December 4-6, 2017. Media are invited to the public hearings on December 4 and December 5. The […]

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Pauktuutit calls for better collaboration after inquiry postpones hearing – Nunatsiaq online

November 29, 2017 “We could have worked with them to find another location” Pauktuutit Inuit Women of Canada says it’s “deeply disheartened” and “confused” about the National Inquiry into Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women’s last-minute plans to postpone its only Nunavut hearing, in Rankin Inlet. Commissioners were set to visit Nunavut Dec. 11, but families […]

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National inquiry into MMIWG in Quebec LIVE – CBC

Nov 29, 2017 Hearings are taking place this week in Mani-Utenam, Que. Read More: http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/national-inquiry-into-mmiwg-in-quebec-live-1.4421123

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Prime Minister announces nomination of the Honourable Sheilah L. Martin to the Supreme Court of Canada

Ottawa, Ontario November 29, 2017 The Prime Minister, Justin Trudeau, today announced the nomination of the Honourable Sheilah L. Martinto the Supreme Court of Canada. First appointed as a judge in 2005, Justice Martin served on the Court of Queen’s Bench of Alberta in Calgary until June 2016 when she was appointed as a judge […]

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NAN: Alarms raised as Consultant Guilty of Defrauding First Nation Breakfast Program

THUNDER BAY, ON (November 28, 2017): Nishnawbe Aski Nation (NAN) Grand Chief Alvin Fiddler says the defrauding of a breakfast program in Kashechewan First Nation by a Thunder Bay consultant raises alarm about the Government of Canada’s process for appointing third-party and co-management in First Nation communities: “I am disgusted that Kashechewan was robbed by […]

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New information in search for Virginia Pictou Noyes has family reeling – APTN

November 29, 2017 There’s been a breakthrough in the case of a Virginia Pictou Noyes, a Mi’kmaw woman missing 24 year. The family of Pictou Noyes, originally of Membertou First Nation in Nova Scotia, say new information is pointing to suspects close to home. “I received a text message on Oct. 26,” said Virginia’s brother […]

by ahnationtalk on November 29, 201751 Views

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Indigenous people hold round dance in Saskatoon to honour violence victim – CP

Source: The Canadian Press Nov 28, 2017  SASKATOON _ To the sound of pounding drums Indigenous dancers performed outside Saskatoon city hall to pay tribute to a homeless woman who survived a brutal attack in 2014, including being sexually assaulted and set on fire. Marlene Bird died Monday in hospital of organ failure. She lost both legs […]

by ahnationtalk on November 29, 201740 Views

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Sashing Our Warriors Campaign – launched on International Day for Elimination of Violence against Women

November 28th, 2017 November 25th, 2017 marked the day of International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women. “This is a significant day to launch the Sashing Our Warriors Campaign” stated MNBC’s Minister for Youth, Cassidy Caron, in her opening address. Métis Nation BC’s Ministry of Youth and Ministry of Women collaborated on the […]

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Crown withdraws charges against one of the officers charged in death of Debra Chrisjohn – APTN

November 28, 2017 Charges of criminal negligence causing death against a member of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) for the death of Debra Chrisjohn have been dropped. Late Monday night, Chrisjohn’s family sent out a statement saying they were disappointed Const. Mark McKillop will not have to face the charges. “The decision by the Crown… […]

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Family Reacts to Charges Withdrawn Against OPP Officer Mark McKillop

Monday, November 27, 2017 LONDON, ON: This morning Jason A. Nicol, the Crown Attorney responsible for prosecuting Constable Nicholas Doering with the London Police Service and Constable Mark McKillop with the Ontario Provincial Police in the death of Debra Chrisjohn, withdrew all charges against Constable McKillop. The charges against Constable Doering will proceed. Earlier this […]

by aanationtalk on November 28, 201778 Views

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National inquiry into MMIWG in Quebec Live – CBC

Nov 28, 2017 Hearings are taking place this week in Mani-Utenam, Que. Read More: http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/national-inquiry-into-mmiwg-in-quebec-live-1.4421123

by ahnationtalk on November 28, 201752 Views

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(Manitoba) Human Rights Awards Recipients Announced

The Manitoba Human Rights Awards 2017 Selection Committee announced this year’s recipients today. The award recipients will be honoured at a reception to celebrate International Human Rights Day, on Thursday, December 7 at 5:00 p.m at the RBC Convention Centre, Third Floor Concourse. The event is open to the public but attendees must register at: http://www.2017mbhumanrightsawards.eventbrite.ca Human Rights […]

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BR Giant Tiger Profiling – CP

Source: The Canadian Press – Broadcast wire Nov 28, 2017  REGINA – Giant Tiger says a loss prevention employee who appears in a video to follow an Indigenous man around a store no longer works for the company. The company had earlier said the worker was suspended while it investigated the circumstances of the video, which was […]

by ahnationtalk on November 28, 201748 Views

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Purple Ribbon Flag Raised at Confederation Building to Create Awareness about Violence Against Women

November 27, 2017 The Honourable Siobhan Coady, Minister Responsible for the Status of Women, today participated in a flag raising ceremony and proclamation signing at Confederation Building to mark the start of the 2017 Purple Ribbon Campaign. Joined by community leaders and those involved in violence prevention, the Purple Ribbon Flag is raised to help […]

by pmnationtalk on November 27, 201762 Views

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NWAC: International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women

November 25, 2017 (Ottawa, ON) – Today, on the International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women, the Native Women’s Association of Canada (NWAC) continues to call for an end to all racialized and gender-based violence against Indigenous women. Now in its 18th year since being formally designated by the United Nations General Assembly, the day […]

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Pauktuutit Deeply Disheartened by National Inquiry’s Postponement of Rankin Inlet Inquiry Hearing

November 24, 2017 OTTAWA – Pauktuutit Inuit Women of Canada is deeply disheartened that the National Inquiry into Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls has suddenly postponed their meeting in Rankin Inlet. President Rebecca Kudloo said ‘I want the families to know that we care about you and we are here for you. We […]

by pmnationtalk on November 27, 201758 Views

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It was very hard on her:’ Woman assaulted, burned in 2014 alley attack dies – CP

Source: The Canadian Press Nov 27, 2017 13:19 PRINCE ALBERT, Sask. _ A woman who lost both her legs and much of her eyesight after she was viciously attacked and set on fire in a back alley more than three years ago has died. Linda Lavallee, a friend of Marlene Bird, said the 50-year-old Indigenous woman died Monday at […]

by pmnationtalk on November 27, 201761 Views

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Missing and murdered Indigenous women inquiry: We must listen and act – CP

Source: The Canadian Press Nov 27, 2017 14:05 By Jane Arscott, Professor, Athabasca University THE CANADIAN PRESS This article was originally published on The Conversation, an independent and nonprofit source of news, analysis and commentary from academic experts. Disclosure information is available on the original site. ___ Author: Jane Arscott, Professor, Athabasca University Family members, survivors and loved ones […]

by pmnationtalk on November 27, 201748 Views

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Inside The Fire, Part Two: First Nations fire marshal in the works – London Free Press

November 26, 2017 When a serious fire breaks out, many news stories end this way: “The fire marshal is investigating.” Getting the details about a blaze from the Office of the Ontario Fire Marshal (OFM) isn’t always possible. Speaking to an investigator directly about a fire is even less common. The agency often deals in […]

by pmnationtalk on November 27, 201733 Views

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Sixteen days to stop gender-based violence – Government of AB

November 24, 2017 Status of Women Minister Stephanie McLean issued the following statement to mark the United Nations 16 Days of Activism on Gender-Based Violence,  Nov. 25 – Dec. 10. “This year’s campaign takes place amidst a global outcry, where millions of women have used the #MeToo hashtag to bravely share stories of sexual harassment and assault. […]

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Joint Statement on the International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women – Government of ON

November 25, 2017 Today, Indira Naidoo-Harris, Minister of the Status of Women, and Dr. Helena Jaczek, Minister of Community and Social Services, issued the following statement: “Sexual violence and harassment against women is prevalent in our society. One in three women will experience some form of sexual assault in her lifetime. This is unacceptable and […]

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Statement from Premier Horgan on the International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women

November 25, 2017 VICTORIA – Premier John Horgan has issued the following statement in recognition of the United Nations International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women: “Violence against women hurts us all. Domestic violence, sexual assault and other forms of violence have long-lasting effects on women, families and our communities. “Recent events have […]

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New Maskwacis detachment commander has long history in First Nations policing – Edmonton Journal

A Métis man who has been a police officer in Indigenous communities from Alberta to the Arctic is the new leader at the Maskwacis RCMP detachment. Staff Sgt. James McLaren took over as officer in charge of the 42-member detachment on Monday. McLaren has worked in Indigenous communities across Western Canada, including the Siksika Nation […]

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I have trouble with that:’ Manitoba’s child welfare changes worry First Nations – CP

Source: The Canadian Press Nov 26, 2017  By Steve Lambert THE CANADIAN PRESS WINNIPEG _ Some Manitoba First Nations say they are worried some of the reforms planned for the province’s troubled child-welfare system could worsen the problem of having Aboriginal children raised in non-Indigenous homes. The Assembly of Manitoba Chiefs says government plans to expand subsidies […]

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Statement by the Prime Minister on the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women

Ottawa, Ontario November 25, 2017 The Prime Minister, Justin Trudeau, today issued the following statement on the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women: “Violence against women is a violation of human rights – and an issue that affects all of us. We are all harmed when people in our communities and society […]

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AFN National Chief Perry Bellegarde Says We Can Act Now on Safety for Indigenous Women on the International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women

AFN National Chief Perry Bellegarde Says We Can Act Now on Safety for Indigenous Women on the International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women November 25, 2017 (Ottawa, ON) –Assembly of First Nations (AFN) National Chief Perry Bellegarde marked the International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women, observed every year on […]

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MMIWG – Media Advisory: Accreditation and Scheduling of Community Hearings in Maliotenam, QC

November 24, 2017 Vancouver BC- The National Inquiry into Missing and Murdered Women and Girls will hold Community Hearings at the Maliotenam Community Centre, located at 5 Pien Street in Maliotenam, QC from November 27 to December 1, 2017. Chief Commissioner Marion Buller and Commissioners Michèle Audette, Brian Eyolfson, and Qajaq Robinson will hear from […]

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Statement by the Honourable Carolyn Bennett and the Honourable Jane Philpott on International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women

OTTAWA, ONTARIO (November 25, 2017) – The Minister of Crown-Indigenous Relations and Northern Affairs, Carolyn Bennett, and the Minister of Indigenous Services, Jane Philpott, issued the following statement today on the occasion of the International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women: “We stand together today to underscore this important day. As women, mothers, […]

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Trudeau calls on men to help end violence against women – CP

Source: The Canadian Press – Broadcast wire Nov 26, 2017 TORONTO – Prime Minister Justin Trudeau says men must do more to put an end to gender-based violence against women and girls. Calling such violence a human rights violation, he said men need to hold themselves and their peers accountable for behaviour that threatens women’s respect, protection […]

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The Government of the Northwest Territories proposes a way forward for the legalisation of cannabis in the NWT

YELLOWKNIFE (NOVEMBER 24, 2017) – Minister of Justice Louis Sebert released the Government of the Northwest Territories (GNWT) proposed plan for legalizing cannabis in the NWT today. This is an important step in designing a system that will provide controlled access to a safe supply of recreational cannabis for NWT residents in order to maintain the […]

by pmnationtalk on November 24, 201790 Views

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MNO citizen and her daughters participate in the Red Dress Project – MNO

November 23, 2017 Recently, Métis Nation of Ontario (MNO) Grand River Métis Council (GRMC) Women’s Representative Colleen Brunelle and her daughters Avaline and Stella participated in a photo shoot with photographer Carly Hunt on the grounds of Marianne’s Park in the City of Guelph. Guelph-Wellington Women in Crisis partnered with Hunt to take photographs of […]

by pmnationtalk on November 24, 2017110 Views

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Manitobans Encouraged to Take Part in 16 Days of Activism Against Gender-based Violence

November 24, 2017 Nov. 25 to Dec. 10 Campaign Urges Manitobans to #SeekHelp and #SpeakOut Sustainable Development Minister Rochelle Squires, minister responsible for status of women, is urging Manitobans to seek help and speak out as part of 16 Days of Activism against Gender-Based Violence.  The international campaign runs Nov. 25 to Dec. 10 and […]

by pmnationtalk on November 24, 201722 Views

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Commission of Inquiry Respecting the Muskrat Falls Project Order Commences Work – Government of Newfoundland and Labrador

November 24, 2017 The following is being distributed at the request of the Commission of Inquiry Respecting the Muskrat Falls Project Order: The Honourable Justice Richard D. LeBlanc has commenced work as Commissioner for the Inquiry Respecting the Muskrat Falls Project Order. Over the coming weeks, the inquiry will be establishing itself and planning for […]

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A long wait ends: Trudeau apologizes to excluded residential school students – CP

Source: The Canadian Press Nov 24, 2017 10:47 GOOSE BAY, N.L. _ Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has “humbly” apologized for abuse and cultural losses at residential schools in Newfoundland and Labrador. Speaking at a ceremony with former students in Goose Bay, Trudeau apologized on behalf of the government of Canada and all Canadians to former students at five schools […]

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Prime Minister delivers apology to former students of Newfoundland and Labrador residential schools

Happy Valley-Goose Bay, Newfoundland and Labrador November 24, 2017 We need to acknowledge our past – including its most dark and shameful chapters – to address the historical wrongs and ongoing intergenerational trauma that affect so many Indigenous Peoples. The Prime Minister, Justin Trudeau, today apologized on behalf of the Government of Canada and all Canadians […]

by pmnationtalk on November 24, 201762 Views

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Families want to see changes to the justice system inquiry hears – APTN

November 24, 2017 Over the last three days in Saskatoon, family members like Sheila Ladoux spoke in public and in private about what happened to her loved ones – and why changes to the justice system are needed. “When you’re going through the justice system and you have zero support this is what happens,” Ladoux […]

by ahnationtalk on November 24, 201751 Views

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Rankin Inlet MMIWG inquiry community hearings postponed, no new date set – CBC

Original space selected for hearings not suitable but new one located, official says Nov 23, 2017 Only a few weeks before they were to be held, community hearings in Rankin Inlet for the National Inquiry into Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls have been postponed, with no new date set. “After reaching out to […]

by ahnationtalk on November 24, 201737 Views

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Prairie provinces take top 3 spots in murder rates in 2016; 2 cities in top 3 – CP

Source: The Canadian Press Nov 23, 2017 REGINA _ The Prairies occupy two of the top three spots in a category no one wants to lead in _ homicide rates. Statistics Canada has released a survey which shows that in 2016 Saskatchewan was No. 1 among provinces with 54 homicides, or 4.69 slayings per 100,000 population. The […]

by ahnationtalk on November 24, 201742 Views

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Media Advisory – Rankin Inlet Community Hearings Rescheduled

VANCOUVER, Nov. 23, 2017  – The Rankin Inlet Community Hearings have been rescheduled to a later date after consultation with the families registered to participate in the Truth Gathering Process. Chief Commissioner Marion Buller offers the following statement: “After reaching out to family members to discuss the best way to move forward it was determined that the space […]

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3 days turned into 33 years of waiting:’ Brother gets last-minute chance to testify at MMIWG inquiry – CBC

Kawacatoose First Nation man on wait-list got call this week to testify in Saskatoon Nov 23, 2017 For some family members at the national inquiry into missing and murdered Indigenous women and girls, taking all the required steps to testify just wasn’t enough. The hearings that took place this week in Saskatoon had more family […]

by ahnationtalk on November 24, 201764 Views

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Saskatchewan pot survey suggests legal weed be regulated similar to alcohol – CP

Source: The Canadian Press Nov 23, 2017 17:49 REGINA _ A Saskatchewan government survey suggests most respondents want legal recreational marijuana to be regulated in much the same way as alcohol. The results of the online survey indicate most people _ 46 per cent _ want 19 to be the legal age to use cannabis, the same as […]

by ahnationtalk on November 24, 201756 Views

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Ministerial Statement – Minister Coady Raises Awareness about Violence Against Women

November 23, 2017 The following statement was given today in the House of Assembly by the Honourable Siobhan Coady, Minister Responsible for the Status of Women: Mr. Speaker, I rise in this Honourable House today to highlight that the Purple Ribbon flag will once again be raised at Confederation Building this coming Monday, November 27, […]

by pmnationtalk on November 23, 201742 Views

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Final report of the FASD prevalence study of corrections population released – Government of YT

November 23, 2017 The final report of a three-year research study into Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD) prevalence in Yukon’s corrections population was released today. The results identified that 17.5 per cent of study participants were given a diagnosis of FASD. The report also highlights significant rates of cognitive impairment, addiction and mental health difficulties. […]

by pmnationtalk on November 23, 201762 Views

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Detention conditions still a sore spot in Nunavik community – Nunatsiaq Online

November 23, 2017 “We don’t want to mix our local detainees with court detainees” PUVIRNITUQ—It’s the second day of a week-long criminal court session in Puvirnituq, along Nunavik’s Hudson coast. An inmate flown in from Quebec’s Amos detention centre appears before the court Nov. 14 on a break-and-enter charge. His lawyer wants to request a […]

by pmnationtalk on November 23, 201757 Views

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