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Thunder Bay police to continue dedicated patrols of city waterways – CBC

Officers patrol waterways like Neebing-McIntyre Floodway, McVicar Creek at minimum 3 times each 24 hours Oct 03, 2017 The current acting deputy chief of police in Thunder Bay, Ont., says there currently are no plans to stop increased patrols of watercourses in the city, as police say they continue to encounter dangerous situations. A woman […]

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Editorial: Inquiry must build trust – Times Colonist

October 3, 2017 Despite many calls for a restart, the National Inquiry into Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls is pushing on, with hearings in Smithers last week beginning a series of meetings this fall. As both the commissioners and the government have refused to start over, the inquiry will have to demonstrate that […]

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Statement from the Minister of Community Safety and Correctional Services – Government of ON

October 3, 2017 10:02 A.M. Ministry of Community Safety and Correctional Services Today, the Minister of Community Safety and Correctional Services, Marie-France Lalonde, released the following statement on the final report of the Independent Advisor on Corrections Reform, Howard Sapers: “I would like to thank Mr. Sapers for his comprehensive and considered report. Our government […]

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Correctional Investigator of Canada and Ontario Child Advocate Release Joint Report on the Experience of Young Adult Offenders in Federal Custody

Ottawa and Toronto, October 3, 2017 – Today, the Correctional Investigator of Canada, Dr. Ivan Zinger, and the Ontario Child Advocate, Mr. Irwin Elman, released a joint report entitled Missed Opportunities: The Experience of Young Adults Incarcerated in Federal Penitentiaries.  The report highlights the trajectories of young people in conflict with the law and their experience when […]

by pmnationtalk on October 3, 201753 Views

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RCMP seeking assistance in locating missing female – Jeannie Melissa Lee Boily – MyMcMurray Portal

Oct 2, 2017 The Wood Buffalo RCMP are looking for 34-year-old Jeannie Melissa Lee Boily. Boily was reported missing on Sept. 29. She was last seen downtown, walking toward Walmart from the Greyhound Bus Depot on Sept. 26. Boily is an Aboriginal woman, 5’1″, 161 lbs with black hair, possibly tied back, and green eyes. […]

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Iqaluit Justice Committee seeking members

02 October 2017  The Iqaluit Alluriarvik Justice Committee is looking for four community members- two elders and two middle generation individuals. Justice committees in Nunavut use a community-based 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 […]

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Sexual violence far higher in N.L. Indigenous communities – The Telegram

October 2, 2017 If you’re a woman living in Newfoundland and Labrador living in an Indigenous community, you’re far more likely to be a victim of sexual violence. According to RCMP statistics provided to The Telegram by the St. John’s Status of Women Council, in 2015, there were sexual 99 sexual offences committed in Indigenous […]

by ahnationtalk on October 2, 201758 Views

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We’re going to watch you’: Here’s what families say needs to happen as MMIWG inquiry wraps B.C. hearings – CBC

‘We’re not letting you off easy, because we were not let off easy,’ chief says Sep 28, 2017 “We’re going to watch you.” That message was delivered to the national inquiry into missing and murdered Indigenous women and girls by Wet’suwet’en hereditary chief Namoks (John Ridsdale) on the third and final day of community hearings […]

by ahnationtalk on September 29, 201753 Views

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GNU: Damage to the Baffin Correctional Centre

September 28, 2017 William MacKay, Deputy Minister of Justice today released the following statement: “Significant damage was done inside the Baffin Correctional Centre (BCC) by four inmates overnight on September 25, 2017, resulting in destruction of 85 per cent of the building’s medium security bed space and 33 per cent of the maximum security bed […]

by pmnationtalk on September 29, 201734 Views

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Inmates destroy large sections of Nunavut prison – Nunatsiaq Online

Justice officials say no threat to the public while they arrange inmate transfers September 29, 2017 The Baffin Correctional Centre faces “significant damage” following a major incident early Sept. 25 at the Iqaluit prison, Government of Nunavut justice department officials said Sept. 28. That’s when four inmates damaged and destroyed 85 per cent of the […]

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First Nations youth perform Highway of Tears song at MMIWG national inquiry – CBC

‘We all know someone who is affected by this highway,’ said Grade 12 student Melynee McDames Sep 28, 2017 Youth from the ‘Na Aksa Gyilak’yoo School in Kitsumkalum, B.C., were given a standing ovation after performing their song about the Highway of Tears before the national inquiry into missing and murdered Indigenous women and girls […]

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Coroner says start of inquest into death of Rocky Bay First Nation teen ‘a relief’ – CBC

Cody Thompson-Hardy died in hospital in Thunder Bay, Ont., in 2011 after being transferred from district jail Sep 28, 2017 The regional supervising coroner in Thunder Bay, Ont., says it’s “a relief” to finally have a scheduled date to begin an inquest into the death of an 18-year-old man, more than six years after he […]

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MMIW Inquiry hears that RCMP kept information from family for decades – APTN

September 28, 2017 Roddy Sampare stood before the commissioners at the national inquiry hearings in Smithers, B.C. and told the story of his family’s tragedy like he had told it a thousand times before. “The pain doesn’t go away,” he said. “You know, I was sitting in the other room listening to the people who […]

by ahnationtalk on September 28, 201766 Views

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Annie Aculiak sets pace in historic walk – Coast Reporter

September 28, 2017 When tens of thousands of people marched for reconciliation in Vancouver last Sunday, a tiny woman in full Inuit ceremonial dress took up the lead with two First Nation women and two Native children. Annie Aculiak of Davis Bay was placed in the honoured position, according to husband Pierre Jacques, by Assembly […]

by ahnationtalk on September 28, 201776 Views

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What the jury didn’t hear: Aboriginal jury representation disputed in Anthony George case – CBC

Lack of potential aboriginal jurors in pool became an issue just as the trial was set to begin Sep 28, 2017 The jury in the second-degree murder trial of London inmate Anthony George never heard that his lawyer objected to the way the jury was selected in the case because potential jurors from London’s three […]

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Ontario Supporting Specialized Services for Human Trafficking Survivors

Frontline Partners to Offer New Survivor-Centred Support Programs and Prevention Initiatives September 28, 2017 1:00 P.M. Ministry of Community and Social Services Ontario is helping survivors of human trafficking to heal and re-build their lives through new programs and services designed to meet their unique and often complex needs, as well as initiatives that aim […]

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As the correctional ombudsman, the Ombudsperson is critical of correctional facility flaws

2016-2017 Annual Report– Release no. 4 QUÉBEC CITY, Sept. 28, 2017 – In her 2016-2017 Annual Report, tabled today in the National Assembly, the Ombudsperson describes the flaws found in correctional facilities: “The investigations we conducted showed that in certain cases, there were restrictions on visiting hours, medical staff shortages, closure of certain services and cancellation of rehabilitation programs. This runs counter […]

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Winnipeg foster father charged after baby suffers fatal head injury – CP

Source: The Canadian Press Sep 28, 2017 WINNIPEG _ A Winnipeg man has been charged with criminal negligence causing the death of his 10-month-old foster child. Police say the infant was brought to hospital Tuesday in critical condition with a head injury. The baby died later in the day. A 22-year-old man remains in custody. Const. Rob […]

by ahnationtalk on September 28, 201731 Views

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Sister of Alberta Williams, murdered in 1989, hopes for justice from inquiry – CP

Source: The Canadian Press Sep 27, 2017  By Laura Kane THE CANADIAN PRESS SMITHERS, B.C. _ The older sister of Alberta Williams, whose body was found in 1989 east of Prince Rupert, B.C., hopes a national inquiry into missing and murdered Indigenous women will help find the killer. Claudia Williams and Garry Kerr, a retired RCMP officer […]

by ahnationtalk on September 28, 201741 Views

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BR Cindy Gladue Homicide – CP

Source: The Canadian Press – Broadcast wire Sep 28, 2017  EDMONTON – Defence lawyers are asking the country’s top court to weigh in on the case of an Ontario trucker accused of murdering an Indigenous woman. Lawyers for Bradley Barton have filed an application for leave to appeal to the Supreme Court of Canada. Barton was originally […]

by ahnationtalk on September 28, 201746 Views

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Sask Racial Profiling – CP

Source: The Canadian Press – Broadcast wire Sep 28, 2017  By CKOM SASKATOON – The chief of the Federation of Sovereign Indigenous Nations is accusing an RCMP officer of racial profiling. Chief Bobby Cameron says a Mountie recently pulled him over on the highway between Prince Albert and Montreal Lake. Cameron says he asked the officer why […]

by ahnationtalk on September 28, 201742 Views

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Ministers to Make an Announcement

Minister of Community and Social Services Dr. Helena Jaczek and Minister of the Status of Women Indira Naidoo-Harris will make an announcement. Date:               Thursday, September 28, 2017 Time:               1:00 p.m. Location:         YWCA Toronto  87 Elm St. Toronto Livestream:  http://ontario.ca/dc4m Map ————– Les ministres vont faire une annonce La ministre des Services sociaux et communautaires, la […]

by ahnationtalk on September 28, 201732 Views

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Smithers Community Hearing Agenda – September 26th to 28th

Tuesday, September 26, 2017 to Thursday, September 28, 2017 Dze L K’ant Friendship Centre Hall, 3955 3rd Avenue, Smithers BC FINAL AGENDA Monday, September 25th 2:00 pm (Approximately) Chief Commissioner and Commissioners Participate in Open to public “Tears 4 Justice” Walk into Smithers Welcome of Walkers by Hereditary Chiefs 2:00 pm Lighting of the Sacred […]

by pmnationtalk on September 27, 201750 Views

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Inauguration of a women’s shelter for victims of family violence in Waswanipi

WASWANIPI, QC, Sept. 27, 2017 – A women’s shelter for victims of family violence was inaugurated Monday in Waswanipi. The development of this historic $3.7 million-dollar project in a Cree community is the result of commitments made in the spirit of the principles enshrined in the James Bay and Northern Quebec Agreement, and implemented via the Agreement Concerning the Administration of Justice […]

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Two N.S. men facing charges of making online threats to Indigenous fishermen – CP

Source: The Canadian Press Sep 27, 2017  YARMOUTH, N.S. _ Two Nova Scotia men are facing charges of threatening Indigenous fishermen off the southwestern tip of the province, a lucrative lobster fishing zone where tensions have been mounting over the First Nations ceremonial fishery. RCMP Cpl. Jennifer Clarke said Wednesday that police became aware of the alleged […]

by ahnationtalk on September 27, 201757 Views

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Northern Ontario First Nation seeks answers to teen’s death from probe of Thunder Bay police – CBC

Mike Morris of Kasabonika Lake hoping process sheds light on death of Jethro Anderson Sep 27, 2017 A councillor from a fly-in First Nation in northwestern Ontario says he’s looking to the ongoing review of Thunder Bay police to hopefully shed some light on a tragedy from 17 years ago. Mike Morris, from Kasabonika Lake […]

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Missing, murdered women inquiry hears stories of loss at first B.C. hearing – APTN

September 27, 2017 Mary Jane Hill wasn’t there to witness the birth of her grandchildren or to see them graduate from high school. She won’t be there when her daughter needs her most, when she’s in pain, or on her wedding day. These are the losses Vicki Hill says she’s suffered because of the death […]

by ahnationtalk on September 27, 2017104 Views

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MMIWG: Chief Commissioner’s Opening Remarks during Smithers Community Hearings

September 26, 2017 Bonjour, bon matin, je me présente Marion Buller, et je suis la commissaire en chef. Je vous présente avec grand plaisir mon amie la commissaire Michèle Audette. Hello, I am Marion Buller and I am the Chief Commissioner of the National Inquiry into Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls. It is […]

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Edmonton police carding debate lands in Alberta court – CBC

Indigenous man appeals drug convictions on grounds he was victim of racial profiling Sep 27, 2017 An Alberta judge is being asked to rule on the controversial practice of police carding in a case involving an Edmonton police officer and an Indigenous man who claims he was a victim of racial profiling. A defence lawyer […]

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Labrador Justice Summit planned for next month – The Gander Beacon

ST. JOHN’S, NL – Justice and Public Safety Minister Andrew Parsons announced on Wednesday a Labrador Justice Summit will be held in Happy Valley-Goose Bay on Oct. 23. The summit will bring together key players in the criminal justice system, aiming to make improvements by identifying issues and determining possible solutions and action plans. It […]

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Minister Parsons Announces Justice Summit to be Held in Labrador

September 27, 2017 Today, the Honourable Andrew Parsons, Minister of Justice and Public Safety and Attorney General announced that a Labrador Justice Summit will be held on October 23, 2017 in Happy Valley Goose Bay. The second event of its kind in Newfoundland and Labrador, the purpose of the summit is to bring together key […]

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MMIWG – Media Advisory: National Inquiry to host artistic expression panel during Smithers Community Hearings

September 26, 2017 Smithers, British Columbia- The National Inquiry into Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls will hold an artistic expression panel on Wednesday, September 27, 2017 during the Community Hearings. The day will begin with the Commissioners hearing from 8 high school students– Melynee McDames, Madison Seymour, Chris Spencer, Alyson Guno, Annalee Parker, […]

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Protection orders had been sought against firefighter now facing sex charges – CP

Source: The Canadian Press Sep 27, 2017 WINNIPEG _ Court documents indicate that over the last 16 years, three women tried and failed to get protection orders against a member of the Winnipeg Fire Paramedic Service who is now facing sex charges. In all three cases, a judge dismissed the application, though no reason was given. Manuel […]

by ahnationtalk on September 27, 201744 Views

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Woman tells missing, murdered inquiry about pain of growing up without mom – CP

Source: The Canadian Press Sep 26, 2017  SMITHERS, B.C. _ A British Columbia woman told the national inquiry into missing and murdered Indigenous women of the pain of growing up without a mother and trying to numb that hurt with alcohol. Vicki Hill says her mother’s naked body was found in 1978 along the so-called Highway of […]

by ahnationtalk on September 26, 201739 Views

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Arrest made in homicide case of Brayden Moonias

Incident Date: Tuesday, September 19, 2017 – 15:15 Incident Number: P17054101 & P17054111 Location: Thunder Bay The Thunder Bay Police Service Criminal Investigation Branch has made an arrest in connection with the August 6, 2017 murder of 18 year old Brayden MOONIAS and an assault of a 52 year old man. Brayden MOONIAS’ body was […]

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We are all one’: Thousands take part in Walk for Reconciliation – Ubyssey Online

Sept. 26, 2017 On Sunday, thousands crossed the Cambie Street bridge in the Walk for Reconciliation to acknowledge the legacy of Canada’s residential school system. They later convened at Strathcona Park to listen to speakers and watched performances that called for solidarity around efforts to create constructive steps forward. From 1871 to 1996, “at least […]

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Nak’azdli joins Walk for Reconciliation – Caledonia Courier

2nd walk through the city streets is an act of support for the spirit of ‘Namwayut’ – We are all one. On Sunday Sept 24, 2017 Fort St. James First Nation Nak’azdli Whut’en Chief and Council attended the 2017 walk for reconciliation with Canada’s Indigenous peoples. It’s the second time the event has taken place […]

by ahnationtalk on September 26, 201753 Views

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Necessaries case adjourned for a month – Lethbridge Herald

Sentencing has been delayed for another month in a child-neglect case dating back to 2013. But in that time, between Monday’s appearance and the new October date, updated reports will be required for a husband and wife whose young daughter nearly died after they failed to provide her with adequate care. The couple, who can’t […]

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BR MMIW Inquiry Smithers – CP

Source: The Canadian Press – Broadcast wire Sep 26, 2017 SMITHERS, B.C. – A commissioner at the national inquiry into missing and murdered Indigenous women says she expects powerful testimony at the latest hearings, which begin today in central B-C. Michele Audette says she’s already felt a lot of emotion, anxiety and stress from families and loved […]

by ahnationtalk on September 26, 201736 Views

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Thunder Bay reels as body of Indigenous man pulled from river – Toronto Star

The discovery of Dylan Moonias’ body came just days before the Office of the Independent Police Review Director held a public meeting in Thunder Bay Monday night to discuss allegations of systemic racism by the Thunder Bay Police Service. Sept. 25, 2017 THUNDER BAY—Sometimes the sorrow seems endless, but the city of Thunder Bay came […]

by ahnationtalk on September 26, 201734 Views

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Police seek missing 12-year-old girl in Saskatoon – CKOM

September 23, 2017 Saskatoon police are asking for help to locate a missing 12-year-old girl from the Confederation Park area. Kalyce Wattendorf was reported missing Friday night after she didn’t return to her home in the 300 block of St. Laurent Crescent. Wattendorf is described as five-feet-five-inches tall, approximately 140 pounds with long brown hair […]

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Public Meeting: The Office of the Independent Police Review Director (OIPRD) to Review Thunder Bay Police Service Practices for Policing Indigenous Peoples

WHEN:    Monday, September 25, 2017, from 7:00 – 9:00 p.m. WHERE:  Da Vinci Centre, Marco Polo Room 340 Waterloo Street South Thunder Bay The OIPRD is inviting feedback and recommendations from the public to understand community relations and policing in Thunder Bay. In particular, the OIPRD is conducting a systemic review of the Thunder Bay […]

by pmnationtalk on September 25, 201768 Views

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Ontario police watchdog to host public meeting in Thunder Bay, Ont., Monday – CBC

OIPRD investigating allegations of systemic racism in Thunder Bay police Sep 25, 2017 The head of Ontario’s civilian police oversight body is scheduled to be in Thunder Bay, Ont., for a public meeting tonight, as part of the ongoing probe into allegations of systemic racism in the Thunder Bay Police Service. Gerry McNeilly, the Ontario […]

by ahnationtalk on September 25, 201733 Views

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Smithers Community Hearing Agenda – September 26th to 28th

http://www.mmiwg-ffada.ca/files/smithers-external-agenda-2.pdf NT4

by pmnationtalk on September 25, 2017105 Views

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Highway of Tears walk to wrap in Smithers, B.C., ahead of MMIW inquiry hearing – The Province

SMITHERS, B.C. — A group of family members and advocates of missing and murdered Indigenous women and girls will walk along the so-called Highway of Tears today into a small British Columbia community where a national inquiry is set to hold hearings. Gladys Radek organized the walk along the notorious stretch of Highway 16 where […]

by ahnationtalk on September 25, 201725 Views

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Drug Use Targeted by Crime Prevention Council – Magic 99.9

September 25, 2017 Thunder Bay’s Crime Prevention Council is targeting drug use and working to make the river beds in our City safer. It’s part of the recommendations from a recent inquest into the deaths of seven First Nation students. Crime Prevention Council Coordinator Leanne Chevrette says bringing more people down to the areas of […]

by ahnationtalk on September 25, 201736 Views

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Media Advisory: Commissioners will join families for annual Tears 4 Justice Walk into Smithers, BC

VANCOUVER, BC- Chief Commissioner Marion Buller & Commissioners Qajaq Robinson and Michèle Audette will be joining families on the final stretch of the 7th annual Tears 4 Justice Walk. The Commissioners are honoured to be asked by Gladys Radek to be involved with the Walk. On the final day of the walk, which is September […]

by pmnationtalk on September 25, 201722 Views

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Highway of Tears walk to wrap in Smithers, B.C., ahead of MMIW inquiry hearing – CP

Source: The Canadian Press Sep 25, 2017 SMITHERS, B.C. _ A group of family members and advocates of missing and murdered Indigenous women and girls will walk along the so-called Highway of Tears today into a small British Columbia community where a national inquiry is set to hold hearings. Gladys Radek organized the walk along the notorious […]

by ahnationtalk on September 25, 201747 Views

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Body found in Neebing-McIntyre Floodway in Thunder Bay, Ont. – CBC

Sep 25, 2017 Police continue to hold scene Thunder Bay police and the regional coroner’s office are investigating after the body was found in the Neebing-McIntyre floodyway on the weekend. The body was discovered Saturday afternoon. Police responded shortly before 2 pm, and were assisted by Thunder Bay firefighters in a search of the shoreline. […]

by ahnationtalk on September 25, 201732 Views

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Public engagement process launched for B.C. human rights commission – The Lawyer’s Daily

September 22, 2017 British Columbians have been invited to engage with Parliamentary Secretary for Sport and Multiculturalism Ravi Kahlon, as he leads the re-establishment of the province’s human rights commission. Currently, B.C. is the only province in Canada without a human rights commission. The province’s previous commission was dropped in 2002 by former Attorney General […]

by ahnationtalk on September 22, 2017213 Views

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