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Sask Rural Shooting – CP

Source: The Canadian Press – Broadcast wire Aug 14, 2016 REGINA – Saskatchewan Premier Brad Wall is condemning what he calls “racist and hate-filled” comments on social media and other online forums that stem from a fatal shooting last week of an aboriginal man on a farm. Wall says in a Facebook post on Sunday afternoon that […]

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RCMP Media Release Brings to Light Saskatchewan’s Racial Issues

(Treaty 6 Territory, Saskatoon, SK) – The Federation of Sovereign Indigenous Nations (FSIN) Executive extends their deepest condolences to the family of Colten Boushie and the community of the Red Pheasant First Nation. “We are saddened by the tragic death of Colten Boushie and offer our deepest condolences to his family and friends. This young […]

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UBCM: MMIWG Inquiry Terms and Commissioners Announced

Aug. 10, 2016 On August 3, the Government of Canada officially launched the inquiry into missing and murdered Indigenous women and girls, naming a five-member commission led by the Honourable Marion Buller, BC’s first female First Nations judge. Other commissioners include: Michèle Audette, Former President of Femmes autochtones du Québec (Québec Native Women’s Association) Qajaq […]

by pmnationtalk on August 11, 2016516 Views

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Former commissioner Oppal gives some insight on what to expect at #MMIW national inquiry – APTN

APTN National News The five commissioners leading the national inquiry into missing and murdered Indigenous women are scheduled to begin their work Sept. 1. So what should people expect? APTN sat down with Wally Oppal, commissioner of the inquiry looking into how police handled the Pickton case in British Columbia to see what lies ahead. […]

by ahnationtalk on August 11, 2016344 Views

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Georgina First Nations advocate cautiously applauds murdered and missing women inquiry – YorkRegion.com

August 10, 2016 When Suzanne Smoke’s 14-year-old First Nations cousin, Patricia Carpenter, was found dead in Toronto 24 years ago, her family feared she had been murdered, believing police were too quick to rule the case death by misadventure instead. As Smoke thinks of her daughter, Cedar, she worries the 17-year-old has a nine-times greater […]

by pmnationtalk on August 10, 2016501 Views

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KAIROS at the opening march for the World Social Forum 2016 – Kairos

Aug. 10, 2016 Late in the afternoon on August 9, tens of thousands of activists from Canada and  abroad met at the edge of Parc La Fontaine, waving banners of all colours, excited to begin the opening march for the World Social Forum 2016. The march began with singing. A sea of demonstrators, representing countless […]

by pmnationtalk on August 10, 2016410 Views

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Conditions of Confinement: Incarceration of Women in Canada – TrentU Daily News

This story is featured in the Spring 2016 issue of Showcase: The Champions of Change Issue. »View the complete publication When it comes to the devastating circumstances faced by many incarcerated women in this country, Dr. Gillian Balfour has seen it all. Her research experience bears witness to racism, violence, and unspeakable loss. As a […]

by pmnationtalk on August 10, 2016456 Views

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Native Council of PEI applauds formal MMIWG inquiry launch

August 10, 2016 Read Native Council of PEI applauds formal MMIWG inquiry launch NT3

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Prisoners’ Justice Day: Significant barriers to progress remain 42 years later

August 10, 2016 On August 10, 1974, Edward Nolan died by suicide in a segregation cell at Millhaven Institution in Bath, Ontario. Each year on August 10, we commemorate Prisoners’ Justice Day to remember Nolan and all of the prisoners who have died in custody, and to renew calls to respect the basic human rights […]

by pmnationtalk on August 10, 2016462 Views

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Op-ed: Dr. Carol Lynne D’Arcangelis – MUN Gazette

Aug. 10, 2016 Thanks to decades of organizing by Indigenous women and their allies, the Trudeau government has launched the national inquiry into the disproportionate numbers of missing and murdered Indigenous women and girls across in Canada. As activists have pointed out, the issue of violence against Indigenous women, indeed Indigenous peoples, is fundamentally about […]

by pmnationtalk on August 10, 2016452 Views

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Indigenous Peoples’ Assembly Of Canada Encouraged By The Formal Announcement Of The Independent National Inquiry On Missing And Murdered Indigenous Women And Girls

August 10, 2016 Dwight Dorey, National Chief of the Indigenous Peoples’ Assembly of Canada (IPAC), welcomed today’s formal launch, by the Government of Canada, of the independent national Inquiry into Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls. “Today’s announcement comes at a heavy price and we must all revere this day as a testament of […]

by pmnationtalk on August 10, 2016509 Views

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Transition facility to help break the cycle of addiction, jail – Sioux Bulletin

A project to establish a transition house in Sioux Lookout has expanded in scope and garnered the attention and support of community and area leaders. Kelly Anderson announced her intent to bring the supportive housing service to the community at the launch of the Healthy Community Task Force drug and alcohol strategy in June. At […]

by pmnationtalk on August 9, 2016461 Views

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Pokemon Go players show ‘no respect’ at MMIW monument, says missing woman’s brother – CBC

Kyle Kematch says players at downtown Winnipeg site weren’t aware of what the monument represents Aug 09, 2016 A monument honouring Manitoba’s missing and murdered Indigenous women at The Forks is attracting Pokemon Go players for the wrong reasons, says the brother of a woman who has been missing for almost six years. Kyle Kematch visits the […]

by pmnationtalk on August 9, 2016389 Views

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New Analysis Busts Myths Surrounding Canada’s Murdered Indigenous Women – Telesur

August 9, 2016 With Canada’s launch of a long-awaited inquiry into nearly 1,200 missing or murdered Indigenous women, a new analysis by the Toronto Star rebuts a common perception that the vast majority of the slain women were in relationships with their killers. The finding is based on the Star’s review of publicly available information […]

by ahnationtalk on August 9, 2016273 Views

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Father seeks justice for his dead daughter via new channels of federal inquiry – Mykawartha.com

PETERBOROUGH – For John Fox, the new federal inquiry looking into missing and murdered women gives him a second chance at finding justice for his daughter. He is already suing — for $14 million — Toronto police and a man he believes threw Cheyenne off a balcony after hiring her as a sex worker in […]

by ahnationtalk on August 8, 2016432 Views

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Improving Access to Services for Victims of Crime in Prince Edward Island

August 8, 2016 – Charlottetown, PEI – Department of Justice Canada Crime can have devastating impact on victims. As a just society, it is important that the necessary supports and services are available to respond to the immediate and ongoing needs of victims, survivors, their families and their communities. Today, Sean Casey, Member of Parliament […]

by pmnationtalk on August 8, 2016462 Views

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A national inquiry into a national disgrace – RCI

7 August, 2016 The inquiry into Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls in Canada, will get underway on September 1st, 2016. The announcement on Wednesday, August 3rd, and the introduction of the five native and metis commissioners chairing the inquiry, was heralded as an “historic occasion” by many participants. In an interview the following […]

by ahnationtalk on August 8, 2016376 Views

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FAFIA: Statement on the Launch of the National Inquiry on Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls

History was made in Canada this week with the launch of the National Inquiry into Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls. We honour the many Indigenous women, family members and advocates who worked to ensure that this Inquiry would take place. We also thank the Trudeau Government for its willingness to open the country […]

by pmnationtalk on August 8, 2016437 Views

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Some families may be overlooked in missing and murdered indigenous women and girls inquiry – Regina Leader-Post

August 8, 2016 Although most indigenous leaders and families applaud the federal government on the national inquiry into missing and murdered indigenous women and girls, some believe there is still more work that needs to be done. Dawn Lavell-Harvard, president of the Native Women’s Association of Canada, said it was a historical day Wednesday when […]

by ahnationtalk on August 8, 2016261 Views

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Law Society applauds announcement on the National Inquiry into Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls

Vancouver, August 5, 2016 – The Law Society of British Columbia applauds the recent announcement of the appointment of five commissioners to head the National Inquiry into Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls. This is a significant milestone in confronting a legacy of systemic injustices and moving forward toward reconciliation with Canada’s Indigenous peoples. […]

by pmnationtalk on August 8, 2016248 Views

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KAIROS statement into the inquiry on missing and murdered Indigenous women

August 4, 2016 The Government of Canada officially launched the long-awaited National Inquiry into Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls on August 3, 2016 “to identify and examine the systemic causes of violence against Indigenous women and girls.” KAIROS Executive Director Jennifer Henry’s statement praises the courage of the families and stresses that the inquiry’s success […]

by pmnationtalk on August 8, 2016257 Views

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MMIW inquiry: what are your hopes and fears? – CBC

August 07, 2016 It was a day many thought would never arrive. This week the government revealed the mandate for the inquiry into murdered and missing Indigenous women and girls. What are your hopes and fears for this long-awaited investigation? “Imagine if it was your daughter. Imagine if it was your sister. Imagine if it was your […]

by pmnationtalk on August 8, 2016473 Views

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Inquest into death of Craig McDougall, man shot by Winnipeg police, begins today – CBC

26-year-old was shot by police in August 2008 Aug 08, 2016 An inquest begins today into the death of Craig McDougall, a First Nation man who was shot by Winnipeg police in 2008, with questions about what role systemic racism played in the fatal shooting up for discussion. McDougall, 26, was shot in the early morning hours of Aug. […]

by pmnationtalk on August 8, 2016387 Views

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Women walk from Winnipeg to Regina to spread awareness about MMIW – CBC

3 women have been walking 550 kilometres Aug 04, 2016 Three women who are walking from Winnipeg to Regina to raise awareness about missing and murdered indigenous people. Through their walk called the “Women Warrior Walk,” they also hope to let Indigenous people know that help is available to them if they need it. “The […]

by ahnationtalk on August 5, 2016393 Views

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Watch Algonquin Elder Claudette Commanda lead the #MMIW announcement Wednesday – APTN

August 4, 2016 APTN National News Algonquin Elder Claudette Commanda at the #MMIW announcement Wednesday in Gatineau, Que,. Read More: http://aptn.ca/news/2016/08/04/watch-algonquin-elder-claudette-commanda-lead-the-mmiw-announcement-wednesday/

by ahnationtalk on August 5, 2016351 Views

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Coalition Calls Federal Plan for National Inquiry Too Vague

(Coast Salish Territory/Vancouver, B.C. – August 3, 2016) Today a Coalition on Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls responded to the Federal Government’s announcement of the national Inquiry. The Federal Government has released the names of the Commissioners and the Terms of Reference (TOR) for the Inquiry. The Coalition continues to demand justice for […]

by pmnationtalk on August 5, 2016376 Views

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Federal Inquiry into Missing, Murdered Indigenous Women Lacks Provincial Commitment

August 3, 2016 VANCOUVER – Today, West Coast LEAF calls on all levels of government to commit to addressing violence against Indigenous women and girls through a robust, effective national inquiry. Following decades of advocacy by Indigenous and women’s activists, the federal government finally committed to an Inquiry into Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and […]

by pmnationtalk on August 5, 2016369 Views

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“Positive leads” in investigation into double homicide – Windspeaker

August 4, 2016 “A lot of positive leads” from the public is helping as the RCMP investigate the double homicide of teens Dylan Laboucan and Cory Grey. “According to the primary investigator … it is moving forward and … the media coverage is prompting a lot of positive leads that they’re following up on,” said […]

by ahnationtalk on August 5, 2016373 Views

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Canada Launches Historic Inquiry into Violence Against Indigenous Women

Yesterday the Canadian government unveiled highly anticipated plans for a national public inquiry into the murders and disappearances of indigenous women and girls across Canada. Over two years and with a budget of $53.86-million (US $41.13-million), five commissioners will lead an inquiry into the complex roots of the problem. Indigenous women and girls in Canada […]

by pmnationtalk on August 5, 2016390 Views

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Inquiry into missing and murdered indigenous women has global rights groups watching – Toronto Star

Aug. 4, 2016 The launch of the long-awaited national inquiry into missing and murdered indigenous women has groups around the world watching to see how things unfold. OTTAWA—The number of missing or murdered indigenous women in Canada has not escaped the attention of members of the international human rights community, who will keep a close […]

by ahnationtalk on August 5, 2016314 Views

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Statement by FCM President Clark Somerville on today’s National Inquiry into Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls announcement

On behalf of the almost 2,000 members of the Federation of Canadian Municipalities (FCM), I welcome today’s significant announcement on the National Inquiry into Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls.  This is an important step toward addressing a painful and difficult challenge facing our country. FCM and our member municipalities remain committed to supporting […]

by ahnationtalk on August 5, 2016353 Views

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BR MMIW Inquiry International – CP

Source: The Canadian Press – Broadcast wire Aug 5, 2016 OTTAWA – Members of the international human rights community say they’ll be keeping tabs on Canada’s inquiry into missing or murdered indigenous women. Meghan Rhoad with Human Rights Watch in Washington says she thinks the international community in general is looking to see Canada live up to […]

by ahnationtalk on August 5, 2016418 Views

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BR Women Prison Deaths – CP

Source: The Canadian Press – Broadcast wire Aug 5, 2016 TRURO, N.S. – Two Newfoundland families have launched negligence lawsuits against Corrections Canada over the separate deaths of two women in a Nova Scotia penitentiary. They’re alleging the prison failed to provide proper physical and mental health care in both cases. Veronica Park and Camille Strickland-Murphy died […]

by ahnationtalk on August 5, 2016451 Views

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Federal Inquiry into Missing, Murdered Indigenous Women Lacks Provincial Commitment

August 3, 2016 VANCOUVER – Today, West Coast LEAF calls on all levels of government to commit to addressing violence against Indigenous women and girls through a robust, effective national inquiry. Following decades of advocacy by Indigenous and women’s activists, the federal government finally committed to an Inquiry into Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and […]

by ahnationtalk on August 4, 2016366 Views

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Amnesty International responds to launch of National Inquiry into Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls

August 3, 2016 Alex Neve Secretary General, Amnesty International Canada (English Branch) It is almost twelve years since Amnesty International launched our Stolen Sisters report, documenting the role of long entrenched discrimination in putting shocking numbers of Indigenous women and girls in harm’s way. In raising our voice, we joined the Native Women’s Association of […]

by pmnationtalk on August 4, 2016397 Views

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UFCW Local 1400 heart garden warms spirits of community

Saskatoon, Sask. – August 3, 2016 – UFCW Canada Local 1400’s community garden has recently received praise from community members and beyond. The garden was planted as part of the Honouring Memories, Planting Dreams initiative, which acknowledges and honours residential school survivors and their families. Each heart represents the memory of an Aboriginal child lost […]

by pmnationtalk on August 4, 2016993 Views

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Statement by Premier Wade MacLauchlan on the National Inquiry into Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls

August 4, 2016 Premier’s Office The Province of Prince Edward Island welcomes the establishment of an independent national inquiry into missing and murdered Indigenous women and girls.The Province has joined other provinces and territories in calling for this Inquiry and will be seeking an Order-in-Council to support the inquiry’s work on Prince Edward Island,” said […]

by pmnationtalk on August 4, 2016995 Views

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MNO offers full support and commitment to the National Inquiry into Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls

(August 3, 2016) — Today, on behalf of Métis Nation of Ontario (MNO) citizens and Métis communities from across Ontario, MNO President Margaret Froh commends the Government of Canada for launching an independent national inquiry into missing and murdered Indigenous women and girls. The inquiry is set to begin September 1, 2016 and will run […]

by pmnationtalk on August 4, 2016375 Views

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Yukon dedicated to full participation in National Inquiry

August 3, 2016 WHITEHORSE—The co-chairs of Yukon’s advisory committee on Missing and Murdered Aboriginal Women and Girls welcome today’s announcement on the National Inquiry into Missing and Murdered Aboriginal Women and Girls and remain committed to working in partnership with governments and organizations across Canada to ensure that the inquiry is truly national in scope […]

by ahnationtalk on August 4, 2016798 Views

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Pauktuutit: National Inquiry Into Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls Lacks Inuk Commissioner

Wednesday August 3, 2016 – Ottawa, Ontario – Pauktuutit Inuit Women of Canada expressed continued disappointment today at the lack of an Inuk Commissioner on the National Inquiry Into Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls. The Inquiry was launched this morning in Ottawa. “This is 2016. Inuit did not have a commissioner on the […]

by aanationtalk on August 3, 2016809 Views

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FSIN Optimistic about National Inquiry but Concerns Remain with Terms of Reference

August 3, 2016 (Treaty 6 Territory, Saskatoon, SK) – The Federation of Sovereign Indigenous Nations (FSIN) Executive welcomes the news of the National Inquiry into Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls in Canada but reservations remain with the recently released terms of reference. “We were promised protection by the Crown when we entered into […]

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Statement from NDP Critic Nahanni Fontaine on the National Inquiry on Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls

Today reflects the thirty-plus years of courageous and resilient work that families of missing and murdered indigenous women and girls across the country have pursued in honour of their loved ones. Today marks the culmination of a long and difficult journey in gaining recognition and justice for MMIWG families’ daughters, mothers, sisters, grandmothers, cousins, lovers […]

by ahnationtalk on August 3, 2016391 Views

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Grand Council of the Crees (Eeyou Istchee)/Cree Nation Government reacts to official launch of the independent national inquiry on Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women

CHISASIBI, QC, Aug. 3, 2016 – Following an announcement officially launching the long-awaited independent national public inquiry into the Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls in Canada, the Grand Council of the Crees (Eeyou Istchee)/Cree Nation Government acknowledges Canada’s effort to address this national disgrace. Although the released terms of reference of the independent […]

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Ontario Native Women’s Association is pleased that after decades of working with women a National Inquiry into Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls has been launched today.

August 3, 2016 Ontario Native Women’s Association is pleased that after decades of working with women a National Inquiry into Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls has been launched today. ONWA acknowledges the voices of the families of MMIWG and the leadership of our government, national PTOs and Canadian partners like Kairos and amnesty […]

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NAN Acknowledges Next Stage of National Inquiry

THUNDER BAY, ON: Nishnawbe Aski Nation (NAN) Deputy Grand Chief Anna Betty Achneepineskum acknowledged today’s announcement of the next stage of the National Inquiry into Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls: “The loss of so many Indigenous women and girls is a national tragedy and the appointment of this independent commission is an important […]

by ahnationtalk on August 3, 2016466 Views

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Nunavut ministers react to MMIWG Inquiry announcement

August 03, 2016 Statement Nunavut ministers react to MMIWG Inquiry announcement Minister responsible for the Status of Women Monica Ell-Kanayuk and Minister of Justice Keith Peterson jointly released the following statement: “We are pleased that the National Inquiry on Murdered and Missing Women and Girls has been formally announced, and look forward to working with […]

by ahnationtalk on August 3, 2016199 Views

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Sexual Violence Strategy Progress Report

August 3, 2016 Government released a progress report on the work of the province’s first sexual violence strategy today, Aug. 3. The report, which covers activities from the launch of the strategy in June 2015 to spring 2016 shows that people and community groups from one end of the province to the other have participated […]

by ahnationtalk on August 3, 2016451 Views

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Government of Canada Officially Launches National Inquiry Into Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls (MMIWG)

August 3, 2016 (Ottawa, ON) –The Native Women’s Association of Canada’s (NWAC)’s 11-year campaign for a National Inquiry is a steadfast reality as a result of the Government of Canada’s announcement today on the launching of the National Inquiry into Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls. “We welcome the leadership shown by the Federal […]

by ahnationtalk on August 3, 2016399 Views

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CBA Welcomes the Federal Government’s Announcement of a New Process to Appoint Supreme Court of Canada Justices

August 02, 2016 OTTAWA – The CBA believes that Canadians deserve to have confidence that candidates considered for appointment to the Supreme Court of Canada have the highest qualifications and are representative of society as a whole, taking into account language, gender and knowledge of Indigenous legal systems. The new process includes an open application process, […]

by pmnationtalk on August 3, 2016374 Views

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Joint Statement on the National Inquiry into Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls

August 3, 2016 Today, the following statement was issued by David Zimmer, Minister of Indigenous Relations and Reconciliation, Tracy MacCharles, Minister Responsible for Women’s Issues, and Yasir Naqvi, Attorney General, on the National Inquiry into Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls: “On behalf of the Ontario government, we welcome the federal government’s announcement today […]

by ahnationtalk on August 3, 2016470 Views

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