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Supreme court nominee has wide ranging Q and A with MPs, senators – CP

Source: The Canadian Press Oct 25, 2016 OTTAWA _ Malcolm Rowe, who has been tapped by Prime Minister Justin Trudeau to join the Supreme Court of Canada, sat down for a wide-ranging, question-and-answer session with MPs and senators at the University of Ottawa on Tuesday. Here are some of the Newfoundland and Labrador judge’s thoughts and exchanges. […]

by ahnationtalk on October 26, 2016282 Views

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Supreme Court nominee Malcolm Rowe grilled on French, diversity and Aboriginal rights – CBC

Oct 25, 2016 1st judge from Newfoundland and Labrador nominated to serve on top court Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s pick for the Supreme Court, Newfoundlander Malcolm Rowe, stared down members of the House and Senate justice committees on Tuesday, as they peppered him with questions about his fluency in French, his background as an Atlantic […]

by ahnationtalk on October 26, 2016282 Views

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Missing woman Jennifer Catcheway’s remains may be in Duck Bay, family told – CBC

‘I’m looking for volunteers to come out to help us search,’ Bernice Catcheway says Oct 25, 2016 Jennifer Catcheway’s family says since they went public last week about new leads in the missing woman’s case, they’ve received four more tips that her remains may be in Duck Bay, Man. “I’m convinced,” Bernice Catcheway, Jennifer’s mother, told […]

by pmnationtalk on October 26, 2016362 Views

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Ontario’s sickening mistreatment of Adam Capay – The Globe and Mail

Oct. 24, 2016 Learn the name of Adam Capay. He is the living symbol of everything that is wrong with Canada’s prisons, its justice system and its treatment of indigenous people. Mr. Capay, 23, has been held in solitary confinement in an Ontario provincial prison for four years. He is housed alone in a basement, […]

by ahnationtalk on October 25, 2016410 Views

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Joint Statement: Canada held to Account for Its Disappointing Women’s Rights Record by The UN CEDAW

Today Canada’s record of women’s equality is under the spotlight at the United Nations in Geneva. The 65th Session of the Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination against Women happens at an opportune moment for Canadian women. Canada has a new federal government with a Prime Minister who says he is a feminist, calls for […]

by pmnationtalk on October 25, 2016427 Views

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CBC Investigates: ‘Oh my god, what have I done?’ CBC uncovers chilling new details in unsolved B.C. killing – CBC

In 1989, 24-year-old Alberta Williams was found dead along the Highway of Tears near Prince Rupert, B.C. Police never caught her killer. Twenty-seven years later, her unsolved murder continues to haunt her family — and the retired cop who says he knows who did it. CBC News has produced an eight-part podcast and slideshow. Each […]

by ahnationtalk on October 25, 2016452 Views

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Car evidence in fatal Saskatchewan farm shooting out of police custody: lawyer – CP

Source: The Canadian Press Oct 24, 2016  NORTH BATTLEFORD, Sask. _ A key piece of evidence in the fatal shooting of a First Nations man on a Saskatchewan farm has been compromised, according to a lawyer representing the dead man’s family. Chris Murphy represents the family of Colten Boushie, who was killed Aug. 9 after the SUV […]

by ahnationtalk on October 25, 2016338 Views

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Justice and RCMP sign shared directional statement

IQALUIT, Nunavut (October 24, 2016) – On October 20, 2016, Minister of Justice Keith Peterson and “V” Division Commanding Officer Michael Jeffrey signed the shared directional statement for 2016-2018, during a Nunavut-wide detachment commander training workshop in Iqaluit. The statement stresses the RCMP “V” Division’s commitment to providing Nunavummiut with efficient, effective and culturally-relevant policing […]

by pmnationtalk on October 24, 2016330 Views

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Let’s walk with Gord on the path to reconciliation – Thestar.com

Oct. 24, 2016 I am pleased to call Gord Downie a friend and am in awe of his Secret Path performance. He wants us to move from awareness to caring, because we have a rare opportunity to create something — something meaningful. For 50 years Pearl Achneepineskum has been searching for a way to tell […]

by ahnationtalk on October 24, 2016376 Views

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“Take Back the Night” Walk Starts at 6:00pm at EGFN Band Hall

“Take Back the Night” Walk Tuesday, October 25th, 2016 at 6:00pm Walk will start at the Band Administration Building. ( Band Hall) This is a walk to raise awareness about violence against women. There will be an opening prayer, speakers, a video presentation, refreshments and a march through the community (route to be determined). What […]

by pmnationtalk on October 24, 2016206 Views

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Family Violence Does Not Happen in a Vacuum – New Report Fails to Contextualise the Violence within our Society where Gender Inequality Remains Prevalent

Family Violence Does Not Happen in a Vacuum – New Report Fails to Contextualise the Violence within our Society where Gender Inequality Remains Prevalent Ottawa, October 21, 2016 The Canadian Network of Women’s Shelters and Transition Houses commends the Chief Public Health Officer’s Report issued today on family violence in Canada. It is a societal […]

by ahnationtalk on October 24, 2016518 Views

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First Call 2017 Provincial Budget Submission: Time to Meet Our Responsibilities to BC’s Children and Youth

October 21, 2016 Mid October 2016, First Call made a written submission to the Select Standing Committee on Finance and Government Services regarding the 2017 provincial budget. We outline how the government is not meeting our responsibilities to our children and youth, citing high child poverty rates, inadequate supports for youth in and from care […]

by pmnationtalk on October 24, 2016379 Views

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A safe home is a human right. Count women and girls in.

YWCA Canada calls for a gender lens on Canada’s National Housing Strategy October 24, 2016 Releasing their brief, Counting Women and Girls In to the National Housing Strategy, today, YWCA Canada’s Homes for Women Campaign called for the National Housing Strategy to increase access to safe, affordable housing for women and programs and services addressing homelessness of women and girls. Submitted to the federal government’s National Housing Strategy consultations, the brief continues the work of YWCA Canada’s Homes […]

by pmnationtalk on October 24, 2016369 Views

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Caribou Legs runs through Annapolis Valley for the sake of women – Nova News Now

October 23, 2016 WOLFVILLE, N.S. – Caribou Legs, whose real name is Brad Firth, is taking countless steps to draw attention to Canada’s missing and murdered indigenous women. The 46-year-old member of the Gwich’in First Nation is running across Canada to raise awareness of the issue. Firth’s own experience played a big part in his […]

by ahnationtalk on October 24, 2016298 Views

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Ottawa officer charged under police act after Pootoogook postings – CP

Source: The Canadian Press – Broadcast wire Oct 23, 2016 OTTAWA – An Ottawa police officer is facing charges under the police act in connection with online comments about the death of Inuk artist Annie Pootoogook, remarks the city police chief has said were inappropriate and had “racial undertones.” The Ottawa Police service said in an email […]

by ahnationtalk on October 24, 2016341 Views

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Whale Cove Ayautaq Justice Committee seeking members

October 21, 2016 Public Service Announcement Whale Cove Ayautaq Justice Committee seeking members The Whale Cove Ayautaq 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 […]

by pmnationtalk on October 24, 2016107 Views

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Winnipeg artists collaborate on graphic novel about missing, murdered Indigenous women – CBC

Project by David Robertson, GMB Chomichuk, musician isKwé follows life of Indigenous teen Oct 23, 2016 An upcoming multimedia project that includes a graphic novel aims to show how a young First Nations girl sees the issue of missing and murdered Indigenous women. Will I See? is a collaboration between author David Robertson, illustrator GMB […]

by ahnationtalk on October 24, 2016204 Views

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Rankin Inlet Saputiit Justice Committee seeking members

October 21, 2016 Public Service Announcement Rankin Inlet Saputiit Justice Committee seeking members The Rankin Inlet Saputiit 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 […]

by pmnationtalk on October 24, 2016241 Views

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Room left to grow’: Canada’s first aboriginal justice minister one year in – CP

Source: The Canadian Press Oct 23, 2016 By Joanna Smith THE CANADIAN PRESS OTTAWA _ There is a gripping photograph of Prime Minister Justin Trudeau taken when newly elected Liberal MP Jody Wilson-Raybould was sworn in as justice minister. The two politicians stare into each other’s eyes, smiling, both their faces lending themselves easily to projections about […]

by ahnationtalk on October 24, 2016309 Views

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One Year Later: The denunciations of Val-d’Or’s Indigenous Women

Kahnawake, October 20, 2016 – Nearly a year ago, Indigenous women from Val-d’Or publicly denounced violence and police abuses against them on the episode of Enquête. On this occasion, Quebec Native Women (QNW) salutes their courage and the one of all women who experienced abuses or violence from police forces and who found the strength […]

by pmnationtalk on October 21, 2016519 Views

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Celebrities help Canadian unions celebrate human rights victories

Thursday, October 20, 2016 On Thursday evening, Canada’s unions will launch Rise Up!, a national human rights conference, with an opening night celebration featuring a DJ set by A Tribe Called Red, celebrity guest speakers including Daily Show Senior Correspondent Hasan Minhaj, author and MLA for Fort Rouge Wab Kinew, and Dr. Dawn Lavell-Harvard, vice-president of […]

by pmnationtalk on October 21, 2016330 Views

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Quebec First Nations may try to block Algonquin land claim – CBC

Oct 19, 2016 Division in Algonquin nation over who should benefit from $300M treaty and who qualifies as Algonquin The Algonquins of Ontario are one step closer to assuming tens of thousands of acres of their ancestral territory in a historic treaty, but their counterparts in Quebec are vowing legal action to stymie the agreement […]

by ahnationtalk on October 21, 2016212 Views

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Hundreds of Winnipeggers march to end violence against women – CBC

Oct 20, 2016 “I want us to really recognize the different levels of violence,” organizer Bre Woligroski says. Women should not be afraid on Winnipeg streets: that was the message that brought hundreds of Winnipeggers together Thursday evening. Marchers made their way through the North End for the annual Take Back the Night rally calling […]

by ahnationtalk on October 21, 2016317 Views

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Diverse communities strive for shared safety in Edmonton – CBC

‘We can pool our resources together,’ says youth worker at safety summit for marginalized communities Oct 20, 2016 Differences that usually keep marginalized Edmontonians apart, brought dozens together for a safety summit on Thursday. Representatives from various social and cultural groups met to discuss their shared safety issues. “What we stand to gain by that […]

by ahnationtalk on October 21, 2016369 Views

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BR Alta Judges – CP

Source: The Canadian Press – Broadcast wire Oct 21, 2016 CALGARY – Alberta says new federal government judicial appointments are not enough to solve the shortage of judges that is delaying cases in the courts. Ottawa announced five new judges yesterday for the province. They were among 24 judges appointed or promoted yesterday by Justice Minister Jody […]

by ahnationtalk on October 21, 2016210 Views

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Government of Canada announces judicial appointments and reforms the appointments process to increase openness and transparency

October 20, 2016 – Ottawa, ON – Department of Justice Canada The Minister of Justice and Attorney General of Canada, the Honourable Jody Wilson-Raybould, today announced 24 judicial appointments – as well as new measures to strengthen the role of Judicial Advisory Committees in the judicial appointment process. These measures will increase the openness, transparency, […]

by pmnationtalk on October 20, 2016401 Views

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Province Celebrates Women’s History Month, Honours Women in Policing

October 20, 2016 The Manitoba government is celebrating Women’s History Month with a special reception and panel discussion at the Legislative Building today recognizing the 100th anniversary of the first female constable with the Winnipeg Police Service, Sport, Culture and Heritage Minister Rochelle Squires, minister responsible for the status of women, said today. “For many […]

by pmnationtalk on October 20, 2016370 Views

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Moose Cree FN: Sisters in Spirit and The Red Dress Project

October 19, 2016 November 6, 2016 is a day to provide support and raise awareness for Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls across Canada. Read more. NT5

by pmnationtalk on October 20, 2016174 Views

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Justice minister names 24 new judges, unveils new appointment process – CP

Source: The Canadian Press Oct 20, 2016  OTTAWA _ Justice Minister Jody Wilson-Raybould has named 24 new judges and unveiled changes to the way jurists in this country are appointed. The appointments announced today include seven new justices in Alberta, where Court of Queen’s Bench Chief Justice Neil Wittman recently expressed concerns that vacancies were causing trial […]

by ahnationtalk on October 20, 2016401 Views

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SIU Pikangikum, Update – CP

Source: The Canadian Press – Broadcast wire Oct 19, 2016 PIKANGIKUM, Ont. – The province’s police watchdog is investigating injuries suffered by an impaired driving suspect during his arrest on a remote northwestern Ontario First Nation. The Special Investigations Unit says provincial police received a report Tuesday afternoon about a suspected impaired driver on Pikangikum First Nation […]

by ahnationtalk on October 20, 2016331 Views

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Unity Walkers have faith in better future – The Chronicle Journal

Oct 19, 2016. Praying for peace for all people is a common practice for most religions and according to Darius Ferris, board president for Matawa First Nations Management, there is no better time than right now to do just that. “Because of the concern we have of systemic racism and also stereotype racism, we stepped […]

by ahnationtalk on October 19, 2016308 Views

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Inmate in solitary for four years alarms rights commission – Thestar.com

Oct. 19, 2016 Thunder Bay case comes to light as Ontario Human Rights Commission releases provincial jail data on “overuse” of segregation. On a recent visit to a provincial jail in Thunder Bay, Renu Mandhane, Ontario’s chief human rights commissioner, asked a correctional officer if there was anything she should see. The officer gave her […]

by ahnationtalk on October 19, 2016436 Views

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Explore B.C.’s notorious Highway of Tears in new virtual reality documentary – CBC

Oct 17, 2016 CBC Radio One’s The Current uses VR to tell the story of Ramona Wilson, Indigenous girl missing since 1994 When Matilda Wilson’s daughter Ramona went missing in 1994, Wilson never imagined that 22 years later, she would still be searching for answers about what happened. Ramona Wilson was 16 when she disappeared […]

by ahnationtalk on October 19, 2016245 Views

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Winnipeg Police Board issues call for nominations to its Indigenous Council on Policing and Crime Prevention

October 19, 2016 Winnipeg, MB – The council was established in September 2015. It has a mandate to provide the Board with information, advice and recommendations on how the Board can better engage with Indigenous people and address Indigenous people’s safety concerns in the priorities, objectives and policies the Board sets for the Winnipeg Police […]

by pmnationtalk on October 19, 2016368 Views

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Every victim deserves the best treatment from police and the public – Thompson Citizen

October 19, 2016 The attention generated by Manitoba RCMP using its Twitter and Facebook accounts to recreate the events of the last day of Kerrie Ann Brown’s life – Oct. 16, 1986, 30 years ago last Sunday – must have been heartening for her family and friends, demonstrating as it did that she has not […]

by ahnationtalk on October 19, 2016343 Views

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Indigenous Bar Association Expresses Its Disappointment with Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s Failure to Nominate an Indigenous Candidate to the Supreme Court of Canada

October 18, 2016 INDIGENOUS BAR ASSOCIATION EXPRESSES ITS DISAPPOINTMENT WITH PRIME MINISTER JUSTIN TRUDEAU’S FAILURE TO NOMINATE AN INDIGENOUS CANDIDATE TO THE SUPREME COURT OF CANADA Ottawa, Ontario – With a promise to work with Indigenous Peoples on a nation-to-nation basis, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau missed an important and meaningful milestone by failing to nominate […]

by ahnationtalk on October 18, 2016716 Views

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MMIW families still waiting for promised help, Bernadette Smith says – CBC

Manitoba government says it’s waiting to hear back on federal funding request Oct 18, 2016 The Manitoba government needs to step up with support programs and services that were promised to families of missing and murdered Indigenous women and girls, says Bernadette Smith, whose sister has been missing for eight years. In unveiling details of […]

by pmnationtalk on October 18, 2016402 Views

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‘Not just a statistic, they are people’: Families of MMIW search for justice – CBC

Oct 17, 2016 On June 11, 1194, Matilda Wilson said goodbye to her 16-year-old daughter Ramona as she left her home in Smithers, B.C., to meet her friends. It was the last time Matilda would see her youngest child. “It just felt like I couldn’t go on anymore because that was the baby of our […]

by ahnationtalk on October 18, 2016239 Views

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BC gets low marks on report card assessing women’s equality

October 18, 2016 VANCOUVER – Today, West Coast LEAF released its eighth annual report card on women’s rights in BC. While there have been minor improvements in some of the nine key areas this year, the overwhelmingly low grades reveal that BC has once again failed to deliver on its responsibilities towards women. In particular, […]

by pmnationtalk on October 18, 2016329 Views

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Eleventh annual missing and murdered Indigenous women march pressures government – Marchers call for justice and more than “lip service” – McGill Daily

October 16, 2016 On the evening of October 4, around 500 people gathered at Place Emilie Gamelin for the eleventh memorial march for missing and murdered Indigenous women. The march was organized by the Centre for Gender Advocacy, and aims to honour the missing and murdered women and raise awareness. It was also part of […]

by ahnationtalk on October 18, 2016254 Views

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Media Advisory – ‘Beyond Missing and Murdered Women: Covering Indigenous Communities’ – a Canadian Journalism Foundation panel discussion

TORONTO, Oct. 18, 2016 – In Canada’s new era of truth and reconciliation, what is the state of media coverage of Indigenous affairs? Has coverage shifted from niche media to the mainstream? Is it improving? The Canadian Journalism Foundation (CJF) explores these questions in its J-Talk panel, Beyond Missing and Murdered Women: Covering Indigenous Communities […]

by pmnationtalk on October 18, 2016422 Views

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New tips in Jennifer Catcheway disappearance has family searching Duck Bay – CBC

Oct 18, 2016 Jennifer Catcheway’s family says they are feeling closer to finding answers in her disappearance. After eight years of tips, rumours and conducting between 50 and 100 of his own interviews Wilfred Catcheway is zeroing in on the search for his missing daughter in Duck Bay, Man. “For the most part I believe […]

by ahnationtalk on October 18, 2016454 Views

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Ontario to Begin Overhaul of the Use of Segregation in the Province

Government to Appoint Independent Reviewer to Reform Current Policies and Practices October 17, 2016 Ministry of Community Safety and Correctional Services Ontario will appoint an independent external reviewer to further examine the use of segregation in the province’s adult correctional facilities. The reviewer will be asked to provide advice on an expedited basis, building on […]

by pmnationtalk on October 17, 2016407 Views

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Statement on British Columbia’s progress on justice and public safety

Attorney General and Minister of Justice Suzanne Anton and Minister of Public Safety and Solicitor General Mike Morris issued the following statement: “Canadian justice and public-safety ministers met in Halifax this week, where the safety of Indigenous women and girls was a top priority and the focus of discussions. The work done in Halifax at […]

by ahnationtalk on October 17, 2016319 Views

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Families remain in dark about liaison units – InsideToronto.com

October 17, 2016 OTTAWA — The families of missing and murdered indigenous women and girls say they are anxiously awaiting more details about the programs and services they were promised to help them navigate the justice system. When the Liberal government unveiled the details of the national inquiry into missing and murdered indigenous women, the […]

by pmnationtalk on October 17, 2016249 Views

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Majority of Ontario Residents Believe the Justice System Is Unfair: New Poll by The Access Group on Access to Justice (TAG)

40 per cent believe they do not have equal and fair access to the justice system 62 per cent have little or no confidence that they can afford a lawyer or paralegal AG’s Inaugural Access to Justice Week aims to make legal system more open and accessible Toronto, ON – October 17, 2016 –  The […]

by pmnationtalk on October 17, 2016302 Views

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RCMP Arrest Nine Protesters Who Blockaded Controversial $11 Billion Muskrat Falls Dam – Vice

October 17, 2016 The RCMP arrested nine people as they attempted to blockade the site of a giant $11 billion hydroelectric dam in Labrador Monday morning. Protests have escalated against the controversial Muskrat Falls project, which is slated to generate a wealth of renewable energy for the Atlantic provinces — but locals fear it will […]

by ahnationtalk on October 17, 2016273 Views

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Only Ontario gave firm timeline for when it will open family liaison unit – CP

Source: The Canadian Press Oct 17, 2016  By Joanna Smith THE CANADIAN PRESS OTTAWA _ When the Liberal government unveiled the details of the national inquiry into missing and murdered indigenous women and girls this summer, the federal Justice Department also said it would devote $11.7 million over three years for provinces and territories to set up […]

by ahnationtalk on October 17, 2016387 Views

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Highway of tears: the making of a virtual reality documentary – CBC Radio

Highway of Tears is a virtual reality documentary from CBC Radio One’s The Current about the story of one young woman, Ramona Wilson, who went missing along British Columbia’s Highway 16. She was 16-years-old when she left her home in Smithers, B.C. on June 11, 1994. Her body was discovered eight months later, but her […]

by ahnationtalk on October 17, 2016246 Views

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Families of missing, murdered indigenous women want answers on liaison units – CP

Source: The Canadian Press Oct 17, 2016 By Joanna Smith THE CANADIAN PRESS OTTAWA _ The families of missing and murdered indigenous women and girls say they are anxiously awaiting more details about the programs and services they were promised to help them navigate the justice system. When the Liberal government unveiled the details of the national […]

by ahnationtalk on October 17, 2016229 Views

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