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Government of Canada supports Project Venture, a youth crime prevention project in Clearwater River Dene Nation and La Loche, Saskatchewan

July 25, 2017     Regina, Saskatchewan     Public Safety Canada Today, at the Assembly of First Nations (AFN) Annual General Meeting, the Honourable Ralph Goodale, Minister for Public Safety and Emergency Preparedness, announced that $2.2 million over 5 years has been made available under the National Crime Prevention Strategy (NCPS) for the Clearwater River Dene Nation Project Venture (CRDN Project Venture). This […]

by pmnationtalk on July 26, 2017117 Views

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Police search Paint Lake area for man missing since December – Thompson Citizen

July 25, 2017 Members of the Thompson RCMP, Sustainable Development Manitoba and the Office of the Fire Commissioner searched the area surrounding Paint Lake July 20, looking for signs of Campbell Hunter, a 67-year-old Thompson resident who was reported missing last December. The searchers combed land areas around the lake on foot, with a helicopter […]

by ahnationtalk on July 25, 201776 Views

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Canadian Human Rights Commission and Friendship Centres working together to improve human rights support for Indigenous people in urban centres

July 25, 2017 – Montreal, Quebec – The National Association of Friendship Centres and the Canadian Human Rights Commission At a ceremony in Montreal today, the Canadian Human Rights Commission and the National Association of Friendship Centres signed a partnership agreement to help Indigenous peoples in urban centres across Canada find the information and services they […]

by pmnationtalk on July 25, 2017152 Views

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Chesterfield Inlet Justice Committee seeking members

July 24, 2017 The Chesterfield Inlet Community Justice Committee is looking for members. Justice committees in Nunavut use a community-based justice approach to assist victims of crime and work with people who have caused harm by committing an offence. Applicants should have knowledge and experience in restorative justice, and in dealing with social issues. They […]

by pmnationtalk on July 25, 201756 Views

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BR Statscan Crime – CP

Source: The Canadian Press – Broadcast wire Jul 25, 2017  OTTAWA – The latest statistics show the number of police-reported cannabis-offences in Canada declined for the fifth straight year. And, Stat-Canada says that downward trend began long before the Liberals brought forward their plan to legalize the drug for recreational use. The annual tally of police-reported crime […]

by ahnationtalk on July 25, 201780 Views

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Truth and Reconciliation Commission chair to probe Thunder Bay police – CP

Source: The Canadian Press Jul 24, 2017 By Michelle McQuigge THE CANADIAN PRESS The man who led the Truth and Reconciliation Commission that condemned Canada’s history with residential schools will now oversee a probe into a northwestern Ontario city’s police services board as the community grapples with tensions between its police force and Indigenous residents. The Ontario […]

by ahnationtalk on July 25, 2017130 Views

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Statement on Appointment of Murray Sinclair to Investigate Thunder Bay Police Board

OTTAWA, ON (July 24, 2017 ): Nishnawbe Aski Nation (NAN) Grand Chief Alvin Fiddler, on behalf of the Executive Council, welcomes the appointment by the Ontario Civilian Police Commission (OCPC) of the Hon. Murray Sinclair to lead its investigation of the Thunder Bay Police Services Board: “We have raised serious issues over the actions of the […]

by pmnationtalk on July 25, 2017114 Views

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Thunder Bay Deaths – CP

Source: The Canadian Press – Broadcast wire Jul 24, 2017 By Michelle McQuigge The man who led the Truth and Reconciliation Commission that condemned Canada’s history with residential schools will now oversee a probe into a northwestern Ontario city’s police services board as the community grapples with tensions between its police force and Indigenous residents. The Ontario […]

by ahnationtalk on July 25, 2017163 Views

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Arviat Justice Committee seeking members

July 24, 2017 The Arviat Community Justice Committee is looking for members. Justice committees in Nunavut use a community-based justice approach to assist victims of crime and work with people who have caused harm by committing an offence. Applicants should have knowledge and experience in restorative justice, and in dealing with social issues. They should […]

by pmnationtalk on July 25, 201774 Views

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Central Alberta woman sentenced to 30 months in death of her infant son – CP

Source: The Canadian Press Jul 24, 2017  RED DEER, Alta. _ A central Alberta woman accused of killing her infant son has pleaded guilty to manslaughter. Florencine Potts of Maskwacis entered her plea in Red Deer court. She was sentenced to 30 months in jail. The body of 15-month-old Jay Johnston was found inside a home on […]

by ahnationtalk on July 25, 201792 Views

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Rankin Inlet Justice Committee seeking members

July 24, 2017 The Rankin Inlet Saputiit Community Justice Committee is looking for members. Justice committees in Nunavut use a community-based justice approach to assist victims of crime and work with people who have caused harm by committing an offence. Applicants should have knowledge and experience in restorative justice, and in dealing with social issues. […]

by pmnationtalk on July 24, 201771 Views

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Coral Harbour Justice Committee seeking members

July 24, 2017 The Coral Harbour Ukpigait Community Justice Committee is looking for members. Justice committees in Nunavut use a community-based justice approach to assist victims of crime and work with people who have caused harm by committing an offence. Applicants should have knowledge and experience in restorative justice, and in dealing with social issues. […]

by pmnationtalk on July 24, 2017118 Views

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MMIW inquiry stopping in Manitoba – 880 CKLQ

24.07.2017 Brandon, MB (CKLQ) – The inquiry into missing and murdered indigenous women is stopping in Manitoba this week. It starts tomorrow when a community visit is planned for the Sagkeeng First Nation. The Manitoba trip continues in Winnipeg the remainder of the week with meetings planned Wednesday through Friday. For participant information visit contact […]

by ahnationtalk on July 24, 201789 Views

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NCC Statement: Nunatukavut Calls for Immediate Release of Inuit Protesters

HAPPY VALLEY-GOOSE BAY, LABRADOR, July 24, 2017 – NunatuKavut Community Council (NCC) President Todd Russell today issued the following statement condemning the recent arrest of Inuit protesters in Labrador: “On July 21, three Inuit – Jim Learning, Eldred Davis and Marjorie Flowers – were taken into custody and jailed in Happy Valley-Goose Bay around their […]

by pmnationtalk on July 24, 2017192 Views

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Person of interest identified in quadruple homicide – Calgary Police Service

20 July 2017 The Calgary Police Service Homicide Unit has identified a person of interest in a recent quadruple homicide, and is asking for the public’s help in locating her. The woman is believed to have played a significant role in the events that led to the deaths of two women and a man who […]

by ahnationtalk on July 24, 2017116 Views

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An apology after death is no apology at all,’ says lawyer for N.L. residential school survivors – CBC

Federal government says it’s ‘listening to calls for an apology’ but stopped short of saying one will be given Jul 24, 2017 A federal government apology to Newfoundland and Labrador residential school survivors is long overdue, according to a lawyer who represented almost a thousand of them in a class-action lawsuit settled last year. “The […]

by ahnationtalk on July 24, 201748 Views

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Thunder Bay, Ont. mayor, wife and one other person charged with extortion – CP

Source: The Canadian Press Jul 21, 2017  By Daniela Germano THE CANADIAN PRESS The mayor of Thunder Bay, Ont., was charged with extortion and obstructing justice Friday, almost two months after the northern Ontario city’s police chief was arrested in the same case. Ontario Provincial Police said Keith Hobbs, 65, was charged in connection with an investigation […]

by ahnationtalk on July 24, 2017102 Views

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SIU Investigating Death of Man in Thunder Bay

Mississauga, ON (20 July, 2017) — The province’s Special Investigations Unit is examining the circumstances surrounding the death of a 50-year-old man who was lodged in a Thunder Bay police station cell last night. Preliminary information suggests the following: At approximately 7:45 p.m. on Wednesday, July 19, 2017, Thunder Bay Police Service officers responded to […]

by ahnationtalk on July 21, 2017100 Views

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Why police renewed their search for 2 missing Indigenous teens – CBC

Quebec provincial police interviewed 20 people in Kitigan Zibi for new leads Jul 20, 2017 The renewed police search for two missing Indigenous girls who disappeared nine years ago has come up empty. Maisy Odjick and Shannon Alexander disappeared in 2008. They were 16 and 17 at the time, respectively. The teens had planned to […]

by ahnationtalk on July 21, 201782 Views

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Missing, murdered Indigenous women inquiry delays Thunder Bay hearing – The Globe and Mail

Jul. 20, 2017 The problem-plagued inquiry into missing and murdered Indigenous women has postponed a hearing scheduled for Thunder Bay in September over concerns that the community will not yet be emotionally ready after the death of a woman that may have been racially motivated and the unexplained drownings of First Nations youths. Hearings in […]

by ahnationtalk on July 21, 2017135 Views

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Why are First Nations men overrepresented in the Yukon’s penal system? – This Magazine

July 20, 2017 No formal Gladue report system currently exists in the territory, which could help reduce recidivism among Indigenous offenders This year, Canada celebrates its 150th birthday. Ours is a country of rich history—but not all Canadian stories are told equally. In this special report, This tackles 13 issues—one per province and territory—that have […]

by ahnationtalk on July 21, 201748 Views

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Six Nations families, council call for reset of national MMIWG inquiry – Hamilton Community News

Jul 21, 2017 Joy was more than an aunt to Chastity Martin. “She was my secret keeper, my confidant, my big sister,” she says. Then she was gone. Three days after she worked up the courage to leave him, Paula Joy Hill was stabbed to death by her husband in a Brantford motel room. Her […]

by ahnationtalk on July 21, 2017207 Views

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Love Shouldn’t Hurt issues call for campaign champions

July 20,2017 FREDERICTON (GNB) – New Brunswickers are encouraged to turn words into actions by becoming champions of Love Shouldn’t Hurt, a provincial campaign aimed at preventing intimate partner violence. “Your government understands that everyone has a role to play in preventing intimate partner violence,” said Justice and Public Safety Minister Denis Landry. “The Roundtable on […]

by pmnationtalk on July 20, 2017147 Views

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CSFS Spirit Bear Receives Honorary ‘Bearister’ Degree from Osgoode

July 18, 2017 We are super excited to announce that the CSFS Spirit Bear is the first bear to ever received an honorary degree from Osgoode Hall Law School! He is the only stuffed animal to receive an honorary degree in Canadian History. The only other ‘non-human’ character rumored to have received a degree was […]

by pmnationtalk on July 20, 201792 Views

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Policing the RNC – TheIndependent.ca

A police services board could help address challenges facing the RNC and should be given serious consideration. Recent discussions about the establishment of a civilian police services board within the Royal Newfoundland Constabulary (RNC) have, once again, brought the reputation of the provincial police into the public eye. Negative news reports abound: criminal investigations and […]

by ahnationtalk on July 20, 2017109 Views

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Premiers Highlight Key Justice and Social Issues

EDMONTON, July 19, 2017 – Premiers1 concluded their meeting in Edmonton by looking at ways to advance shared objectives on critically important justice and social issues. Criminal Justice Premiers reviewed the implications of the R v. Jordan decision on provincial and territorial justice systems, and discussed the solutions under consideration on how to reduce court delays while […]

by pmnationtalk on July 20, 2017190 Views

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Investigators at Quebec reserve years after disappearance of Indigenous teens – CP

Source: The Canadian Press Jul 19, 2017  By Kristy Kirkup THE CANADIAN PRESS OTTAWA _ A well-known family member who has been providing advice to the painful national inquiry into missing and murdered Indigenous women could be on the verge of discovering more details about her daughter’s case. Investigators from Quebec’s provincial police force are combing grounds […]

by ahnationtalk on July 20, 2017117 Views

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BR Investigation Indigenous – CP

Source: The Canadian Press – Broadcast wire Jul 20, 2017 OTTAWA – A family member who has been providing advice to the national inquiry into missing and murdered Indigenous women could be on the verge of discovering more details about her daughter’s case. Quebec provincial police are combing grounds near a creek in Kitigan Zibi First Nation […]

by ahnationtalk on July 20, 201794 Views

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Investigation Indigenous Women – CP

Source: The Canadian Press – Broadcast wire Jul 19, 2017  OTTAWA – A well-known player in the painful national inquiry into missing and murdered Indigenous women could be on the verge of discovering more details about her daughter’s case. Investigators from Quebec’s provincial police force are combing grounds near a creek in Kitigan Zibi First Nation after […]

by ahnationtalk on July 19, 2017192 Views

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Update: Missing youth from Alberta located

July 19, 2017 Yellowknife, Northwest Territories Yellowknife RCMP advise Andrew Moore from Edmonton, AB has been located. The RCMP thanks the media and the citizens of Yellowknife for their assistance. –30– Contact information Marie York-Condon Royal Canadian Mounted Police Media Relations Northwest Territories RCMP – Yellowknife, NT Office: (867)765.3709 RCMP.NTMedia-NTMedias.GRC@rcmp-grc.gc.ca NT5

by pmnationtalk on July 19, 201791 Views

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Seven community projects awarded crime prevention, victim services funding

July 19, 2017 The Crime Prevention and Victim Services Trust is providing funding of $112,925 to seven community-led projects that focus on crime prevention or services for victims in Yukon. The spring 2017 funding recipients include Kluane First Nation, Learning Disabilities Association of Yukon, Youth of Today Society, Boys and Girls Club of Yukon, Yukon […]

by pmnationtalk on July 19, 2017117 Views

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Government of Canada announces judicial appointments in the province of Nova Scotia

July 18, 2017 – Ottawa, Ontario – Department of Justice Canada The Honourable Jody Wilson-Raybould, Minister of Justice and Attorney General of Canada, today announced the following appointments 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 jurits […]

by pmnationtalk on July 19, 2017168 Views

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Braid: When this policy fails, children die – Calgary Herald

July 19, 2017 It’s impossible to absorb the latest report from Alberta’s Child and Youth Advocate without feeling both pity and despair. It’s an all-too-familiar story of First Nations children who live the most terrible lives, only to die young. The difference from previous reports is the shocking number — three children, all of whom […]

by pmnationtalk on July 19, 2017135 Views

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Mounties issue plea for help from small community to find girl’s killer – CP

Source: The Canadian Press Jul 18, 2017 GODS LAKE NARROWS, Man. _ RCMP have issued a plea on social media for help from a small, isolated Manitoba community to find the killer in their midst. Manitoba Mounties posted on their Facebook page Tuesday the story of Leah Anderson, a 15-year-old girl who was brutally slain and left […]

by ahnationtalk on July 19, 2017148 Views

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Fort Nelson First Nation files for judicial review to protect threatened boreal caribou

FORT NELSON, BC–(July 18, 2017) – Fort Nelson First Nation (FNFN) has filed for a judicial review of the BC Oil and Gas Commission (BCOGC) approval of Rockyview Resources Inc.’s recent gas pipeline project. The project is slated to cut across a critical habitat of the boreal woodland caribou, a provincially and federally recognized species at […]

by pmnationtalk on July 18, 2017192 Views

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$20,000 drug seizure made at Attawapiskat First Nation – The Chronicle Journal

July 18, 2017 Police have charged an Attawapiskat First Nation man with trafficking after drugs were seized at the local airport. Nishnawbe Aski Police officers went to the airport Monday in connection with a drug investigation. Police say they seized methamphetamine pills with a northern street value of $20,000 along with a small amount of […]

by ahnationtalk on July 18, 201778 Views

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Child and Youth Advocate releases investigative review involving deaths of three Indigenous children

July 18, 2017 – The latest report from Northern Policy Institute’s B.I.G. Series argues there are a number of advantages and challenges to using the Personal Income Tax System (PIT) to deliver a basic income guarantee in Ontario. As author Dr. Lindsay Tedds points out, our current tax system is not just used to raise […]

by ahnationtalk on July 18, 2017116 Views

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Former MMIW commissioner explains her resignation – StarPhoenix

July 18, 2017 The National Inquiry into Murdered and Missing Indigenous Women and Girls is missing a crucial opportunity to take a meaningful new approach to its interactions with First Peoples, says former commissioner Marilyn Poitras. After decades of struggle to draw attention to the epidemic of violence against their women, indigenous families and communities […]

by ahnationtalk on July 18, 201757 Views

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Police still looking for public assistance to locate 39 year-old woman – new info available

(Ottawa) — The Ottawa Police Service continues to seek the public’s assistance to locate Mary Papatsie, an Ottawa resident last seen in late April 2017. Investigators have learned that Mary may have been wearing black jogging pants, a brown t-shirt and blue and orange flip flop sandals when she was last seen. She may also […]

by pmnationtalk on July 18, 201752 Views

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RCMP request public assistance in locating a missing youth from Alberta

July 17, 2017 Yellowknife, Northwest Territories Yellowknife RCMP are seeking public assistance in locating a missing youth from Alberta. On the afternoon of July 10th, the Yellowknife RCMP received a request for assistance from Edmonton Airport RCMP to locate Andrew Moore who had not been heard from since the evening of June 30th. Andrew Moore is described as: Male […]

by pmnationtalk on July 18, 201759 Views

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Prime Minister announces Advisory Board to select next Supreme Court Justice

Ottawa, Ontario July 17, 2017 The Government of Canada is committed to ensuring that Supreme Court of Canada Justices are appointed in a way that is transparent, inclusive, and accountable to Canadians. The Prime Minister, Justin Trudeau, today announced the members of the independent and non-partisan Advisory Board who will help support the search for the […]

by pmnationtalk on July 18, 2017113 Views

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Beyond denial: Indigenous reconciliation requires recognition – The Globe and Mail

Jody Wilson-Raybould is the Minister of Justice and Attorney-General of Canada. Last week I attended a gathering of canoes in Vancouver as part the city’s “Strengthening our Relations: Canada 150+.” The “plus” is in recognition that Indigenous peoples have been on these lands for millennia. For many of the participants the conversation was all about […]

by ahnationtalk on July 18, 2017112 Views

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CHRC: Statement – After 40 years of human rights progress, many people in Canada are still waiting for equality

July 17, 2017 – Ottawa, Ontario – The Canadian Human Rights Commission Upon the 40th anniversary of the passing of the Canadian Human Rights Act and the creation of the Canadian Human Rights Commission, Chief Commissioner Marie-Claude Landry, issues the following statement: “Forty years ago, on July 14, 1977, Parliament made it illegal for people […]

by pmnationtalk on July 17, 201751 Views

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Restorative justice: Investing in rehabilitation – Government of Alberta

July 17, 2017 The Government of Alberta is supporting restorative justice initiatives in communities across the province with $360,000 in grants. Grants have been awarded to 16 organizations across Alberta to support voluntary restorative justice programs. Restorative justice focuses on the rehabilitation of offenders through reconciliation with victims and the community. These programs are an […]

by pmnationtalk on July 17, 201765 Views

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Be rooted in ceremony’: Indigenous community offers support for Debra Chrisjohn’s family – CBC

Jul 17, 2017 The Indigenous community is offering Debra Chrisjohn’s family support after two police officers were charged in connection with her death. Chrisjohn was arrested in 2016 after police recieved reports of a woman obstructing traffic in London’s east end. She was transferred on an outstanding warrant into the custody of Ontario Provincial Police. […]

by ahnationtalk on July 17, 201741 Views

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Inquest into death of First Nations man kicked, beaten and stepped on by police wraps up this week – CBC

Romeo Wesley, 34, died in 2010 after seeking help at the nursing station in Cat Lake First Nation Jul 17, 2017 The police officers who held a handcuffed First Nations man face-down on the floor with their boots on his back told an inquest into his death that they followed their training in “pain compliance” […]

by ahnationtalk on July 17, 201734 Views

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Province seeks new member for Thunder Bay Police Services Board – CBC

‘We have indicated our desire that the vacancy be filled by an Indigenous person,’ board chair says Jul 17, 2017 The Thunder Bay Police Services Board is seeking a new member, but the board says it has little control over whether the vacancy will be filled by an Indigenous person as recommended by a coroner’s […]

by ahnationtalk on July 17, 201757 Views

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Prime Minister opens the process to select the next justice of the Supreme Court of Canada

Ottawa, Ontario July 14, 2017 The Prime Minister, Justin Trudeau, today opened the process to select the next justice of the Supreme Court of Canada, to fill the vacancy created by the upcoming retirement of Chief Justice Beverley McLachlin. Under the new approach launched last year, an independent and non-partisan Advisory Board, the members of which will […]

by pmnationtalk on July 17, 201736 Views

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Frequent failure of guards to obey use of force videotaping rules ‘alarming’:ombudsman – CP

Source: The Canadian Press Jul 16, 2017  By Colin Perkel THE CANADIAN PRESS TORONTO _ Federal prison guards are failing to comply with rules around videotaping their use of force against inmates in a majority of cases, according to data obtained by The Canadian Press. In the 2016-2017 fiscal year, the Office of the Correctional Investigator led […]

by ahnationtalk on July 17, 201741 Views

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Families of missing, murdered Indigenous women split over how inquiry should proceed – CBC

Some families say inquiry cannot fulfill mandate in current form, others call for patience, support Jul 14, 2017 A coalition of families of missing and murdered Indigenous women and girls have pulled their support for the national inquiry and are calling for a complete overhaul, but that sentiment is not shared by all relatives of […]

by ahnationtalk on July 14, 201771 Views

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