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AFN National Chief Hopeful Arrest and Charges in Tina Fontaine Case the Start of Healing and Justice

AFN National Chief Hopeful Arrest and Charges in Tina Fontaine Case the Start of Healing and Justice December 15, 2015 (Ottawa, ON) – Assembly of First Nations (AFN) National Chief Perry Bellegarde commented today on the arrest and charges in the Tina Fontaine case, saying he hopes this is the beginning of healing and justice […]

by ahnationtalk on December 15, 2015864 Views

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Quebec Native Women launches its report on Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women in Quebec

Quebec Native Women launches its report on Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women in Quebec Kahnawake, December 14th 2015 – After a two-year effort, Quebec Native Women (QNW) is proud to finally present today its official report on Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women in Quebec. Nānīawig Māmawe Nīnawind – Stand With Us, is the result of […]

by ahnationtalk on December 14, 2015740 Views

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The RINJ Foundation Will Seek Intervenor Status on Tina Fontaine Case

The RINJ Foundation is alleging criminal incompetence, negligence and racial discrimination in the conduct of police such that the RCMP mandate of crime prevention was ignored in the matter of Tina Fontaine on many occasions in 2013 and 2014. Justice will not be served until this precious child’s murderer is sentenced to life in prison […]

by aanationtalk on December 14, 2015646 Views

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What exactly is a National Inquiry? #MMIW #OurInquiry

Read the FAQ on Public Inquiries Today the government of Canada launched the design process for the National Inquiry into Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girlsin Canada. Amnesty International welcomes this announcement, which has been long called for by Indigenous women and girls, the families of women who have gone missing and been murdered, National […]

by aanationtalk on December 14, 2015614 Views

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APTN and CBC to Profile Unearthed MMIWG Cases

APTN AND CBC TO PROFILE UNEARTHED MMIWG CASES – Taken, a hard-hitting true crime documentary series – December 11, 2015, Winnipeg, MB – Aboriginal Peoples Television Network (APTN) has announced today its plans with CBC to co-broadcast, Taken, a documentary series to help solve the mysteries behind Canada’s missing and murdered Indigenous women and girls […]

by ahnationtalk on December 14, 20151099 Views

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Shattering the myth: “US women lag behind” – UN experts on discrimination against women

WASHINGTON DC (11 December 2015) – A United Nations expert group on discrimination against women today praised the current administration for its commitment to women’s equality, but warned that the extreme polarisation of politics in the United States “is profoundly affecting the ability of Government to guarantee women’s human rights, and even to ratify the […]

by ahnationtalk on December 14, 2015645 Views

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Statement by Ministers Bennett, Wilson-Raybould and Hajdu following the first meeting on missing and murdered Indigenous women and girls

OTTAWA, ONTARIO (December 11, 2015) – The Honourable Carolyn Bennett, Minister of Indigenous and Northern Affairs, the Honourable Jody Wilson-Raybould, Minister of Justice and Attorney General of Canada, and the Honourable Patty Hajdu, Minister of Status of Women issued the following statement today: “Today we were humbled and grateful to meet personally with survivors, families […]

by aanationtalk on December 13, 2015759 Views

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Invitation to the press – Launch of Quebec Native Women’s Nānīawig Māmawe Nīnawind – Stand with us report

KAHNAWAKE, QC, Dec. 11, 2015 – Media representatives are invited to attend the launch of Nānīawig Māmawe Nīnawind official report on Missing and Murdered Indigenous women and girls in Quebec. This event will give you the opportunity to meet the victims’ families and various actors from within Aboriginal communities in Quebec. A question period will […]

by ahnationtalk on December 11, 2015828 Views

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Assembly of First Nations Recognizes International Human Rights Day

December 10, 2015 Assembly of First Nations Recognizes International Human Rights Day (Gatineau, QC): Assembly of First Nations (AFN) National Chief Perry Bellegarde issued the following statement today in recognition of International Human Rights Day. “Today on International Human Rights Day, we welcome Canada’s commitment to renew the nation-to-nation relationship and to give life to […]

by ahnationtalk on December 11, 2015914 Views

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OFIFC: In Support of a National Inquiry on MMIW, Support for Work Underway in Communities is the First Real Step

December 10, 2015, Toronto, ON – Since 1978, and the early 1970’s through the Friendship Centre Movement in Ontario, the Ontario Federation of Indigenous Friendship Centres (OFIFC) has been at the forefront of ending violence against Aboriginal women and girls in Ontario. Endlessly, the OFIFC, its 28 member Friendship Centres, and thousands of staff members […]

by ahnationtalk on December 11, 2015663 Views

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Ending violence against women a priority on International Human Rights Day…and every day

The 16 Days of Activism Against Gender Violence come to a close while work to end violence continues December 10, 2015 – OTTAWA, ONTARIO – Status of Women Canada Today is International Human Rights Day, which marks the end of the 16 Days of Activism against Gender Violence. Over the past 16 days, men, women, […]

by aanationtalk on December 10, 2015710 Views

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Defending Rights for All: Amnesty International’s Human Rights Agenda for a new Canadian Government

December 10, 2015 The change in government following the October 2015 federal election must now become the catalyst for a new approach and strengthened commitment to improving Canada’s domestic and international human rights record, Amnesty International said with the release of its 2016 Human Rights Agenda for Canada: Defending Rights for All today, International Human […]

by ahnationtalk on December 10, 2015685 Views

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International Human Rights Day, December 10

FREDERICTON (GNB) – The following statement was issued by Nathalie Chiasson, chair of the New Brunswick Human Rights Commission, concerning International Human Rights Day: On December 10, New Brunswickers and people the world over are invited to celebrate International Human Rights Day. It is the anniversary of the adoption of the Universal Declaration of Human […]

by ahnationtalk on December 10, 2015697 Views

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Run Against Line 9

Muncey, Ontario—Dec 4th, 2015 Rachel Thevenard’s, of Kitchener/Waterloo area, “Run Against Line 9” is in support of Chippewas of the Thames First Nation’s Supreme Court case. Rachel feels very strongly about the lack of consultation and consent in the National Energy Board’s approval of Line 9, she decided she would show her support by running […]

by pmnationtalk on December 10, 20151202 Views

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Coalition Honours Families and Advocates as Canada Launches National Inquiry into Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls

December 10, 2015 (Coast Salish Territory/Vancouver, B.C.- December 10, 2015) Earlier this week, the Canadian Government announced the launch of the national inquiry into missing and murdered Indigenous women and girls, beginning with pre-inquiry consultation. The Coalition on Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls honours families and advocates who fought tirelessly for the national […]

by ahnationtalk on December 10, 2015733 Views

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President Lipinski and Chair Picotte attend meeting of Joint Working Group on Violence Against Aboriginal Women

Announcement of Federal Inquiry into Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls welcomed On December 9, 2015, Métis Nation of Ontario (MNO) President Gary Lipinski and MNO Chair France Picotte represented the MNO at a Aboriginal Leaders/Ministers meeting of the members of the Joint Working Group (JWG) on Violence Against Aboriginal Women (VAAW) held at […]

by ahnationtalk on December 10, 2015768 Views

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Dr. Dawn Lavell-Harvard to address Assembly of First Nations 2015 Special Chiefs Meeting on national inquiry into missing and murdered Indigenous women and girls today

(December 10, 2015) (Ottawa, ON) ― President of The Native Women’s Association of Canada, Dr. Dawn Lavell-Harvard has been invited to address the Assembly of First Nations Special Chiefs Meeting today at the Hotel Lac Lemy in Gatineau, Quebec. Lavell-Harvard will be speaking to the Canadian epidemic that is missing and murdered Indigenous women, and […]

by ahnationtalk on December 10, 2015753 Views

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NUPGE welcomes national inquiry on murdered and missing Indigenous women and girls

“Justice for our stolen sisters is long overdue. We will remain central to this process every step of the way.” — Dr. Lavell-Harvard, NWAC Ottawa (09 Dec. 2015) — The National Union of Public and General Employees (NUPGE) is encouraged by the federal government’s announcement that it is proceeding with a national inquiry into the […]

by ahnationtalk on December 10, 2015613 Views

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Prime Minister Trudeau’s Address at the AFN to Indigenous Peoples of Canada and the National Enquiry into Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women

December 09, 2015 Prime Minister Trudeau’s Address at the AFN to Indigenous Peoples of Canada and the National Enquiry into Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women ONWA welcomes and is pleased with the Prime Minister’s commitments made in his address at the Assembly of First Nations held in Ottawa December 8th, 2015. During the Address Prime […]

by ahnationtalk on December 10, 2015633 Views

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OSSTF/FEESO welcomes inquiry into missing and murdered Indigenous women and girls

December 9, 2015 — The Ontario Secondary School Teachers’ Federation (OSSTF/FEESO) is pleased to see that the Trudeau Government is moving quickly to hold a public inquiry into missing and murdered Indigenous women and girls in Canada. Over the past few years, OSSTF/FEESO has joined a large number of labour and activist organizations to lobby […]

by ahnationtalk on December 10, 2015618 Views

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KAIROS applauds the Canadian government’s collaboration with Indigenous peoples on MMIW inquiry

December 08, 2015 KAIROS welcomes the federal government’s decision to collaborate with Indigenous peoples on an inquiry into missing and murdered Indigenous women and girls in Canada. It is fitting that in the midst of 16 Days of Activism to end Gender Based Violence (November 25-December 10), and immediately following the 26th anniversary of the […]

by ahnationtalk on December 10, 2015643 Views

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Letter to Prime Minister Trudeau re: inquiry into missing and murdered Indigenous women and girls

Read this open letter from Deputy Premier of Yukon and Minister responsible for the Women’s Directorate Elaine Taylor, Kwanlin Dün First Nation Chief Doris Bill and Yukon Aboriginal Women’s Council president Doris Anderson. NT5

by ahnationtalk on December 10, 2015362 Views

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Canadians Must Respond to Humanitarian Crises at Home and Abroad

December 09, 2015 OFL Statement for December 10, 2015, International Human Rights Day December 10 is celebrated around the world as International Human Rights Day to mark the anniversary of the United Nations’ adoption and proclamation of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights in 1948. This historic document is heralded for setting out fundamental human […]

by ahnationtalk on December 10, 2015651 Views

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NWAC welcomes long-awaited inquiry into #MMIWG

As first Canadian national organization to bring issue to light, NWAC welcomes long-awaited inquiry into missing and murdered Indigenous women and girls (December 8, 2015) (Ottawa, ON) ― The Native Women’s Association of Canada joins the chorus of voices from coast to coast to coast in celebrating today’s long-awaited announcement from the Government of Canada confirming that a […]

by pmnationtalk on December 9, 2015696 Views

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CUPE in solidarity with Indigenous women and girls

Dec 8, 2015 Ottawa, ON – Canada’s largest union is welcoming today’s announcement of a long over-due national public inquiry into murdered and missing Indigenous women and girls. The Canadian Union of Public Employees is calling the inquiry a vital step on the path to reconciliation, and hopes it lead to real action on stopping […]

by pmnationtalk on December 9, 2015625 Views

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PSAC welcomes inquiry into Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls

The Public Service Alliance of Canada is pleased to see that the federal government is taking the issue of violence against Aboriginal women seriously by launching an inquiry into Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls. “Our union is committed to supporting the government inquiry and to standing up for the rights of all Indigenous […]

by pmnationtalk on December 9, 2015616 Views

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Trudeau Government Acts on National Inquiry into Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women

December 8, 2015 The announcement of the national inquiry was announced in Ottawa today by the three Ministers who will immediately begin engaging with survivors, family members and loved ones of victims, as well as National Aboriginal, provincial, and territorial representatives to seek their views on the design and scope of the inquiry. The Ministers […]

by pmnationtalk on December 9, 2015735 Views

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Manitoba Reinforces Support for Federal Action on Missing, Murdered Indigenous Women National Inquiry

December 8, 2015 The provincial government strongly supports the government of Canada’s move to hold a public inquiry into this country’s missing and murdered indigenous women, Aboriginal and Northern Affairs Minister Eric Robinson said today. “I am encouraged the federal government is moving quickly toward the national inquiry that Manitoba has been requesting for many […]

by ahnationtalk on December 9, 2015575 Views

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Alberta welcomes federal action on missing and murdered Indigenous women

Premier Rachel Notley issued the following statement regarding Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s remarks to the Assembly of First Nations: “The Government of Alberta welcomes Prime Minister Trudeau’s commitment to a renewed relationship between Canada and Indigenous peoples, including launching a national inquiry into missing and murdered Indigenous women. “We are pleased that the federal government […]

by ahnationtalk on December 9, 2015588 Views

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NAN Welcomes First Phase of National Inquiry

THUNDER BAY, ON: Nishnawbe Aski Nation (NAN) Deputy Grand Chief Anna Betty Achneepineskum welcomes today’s announcement by Minister of Indigenous and Northern Affairs Minister Dr. Carolyn Bennett for a consultation process with families as the first phase of a national inquiry into Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls: “We are pleased that the Government […]

by ahnationtalk on December 8, 2015669 Views

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For Canada, the Day of December 8th Should Mark the End of Shame and the Beginning of a New Era of Hope

WENDAKE, QC, Dec. 8, 2015 – According to the AFNQL, today’s announcement by the federal Ministers of Justice, Indigenous Affairs and Status of Women, of a public inquiry on the fate of the Missing and Murdered Aboriginal Women should mark, for Canada as a whole the end of a shameful part of its history and […]

by ahnationtalk on December 8, 2015613 Views

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ITK President, Natan Obed responds to the Government’s Announcement on Phase One of the Inquiry on Murdered and Missing Indigenous Women

December 8, 2015, Paris, France — In response to the Government’s announcement of a process leading to an Inquiry into Murdered and Missing Indigenous Women, Inuit Tapiriit Kanatami President, Natan Obed made the following statement from the COP21 Summit in Paris, France: “In keeping with the commitment to implement all of the Truth and Reconciliation […]

by ahnationtalk on December 8, 2015682 Views

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Manitoba Reinforces Support for Federal Action on Missing, Murdered Indigenous Women National Inquiry

December 8, 2015 The provincial government strongly supports the government of Canada’s move to hold a public inquiry into this country’s missing and murdered indigenous women, Aboriginal and Northern Affairs Minister Eric Robinson said today. “I am encouraged the federal government is moving quickly toward the national inquiry that Manitoba has been requesting for many […]

by ahnationtalk on December 8, 2015584 Views

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B.C. supports national inquiry into missing and murdered Aboriginal women

Minister of Aboriginal Relations and Reconciliation John Rustad and Minister of Justice Suzanne Anton have issued the following statement: “Our government has been clear that we support a national inquiry. We will be happy to share the learnings and progress coming out of our own Missing Women’s Commission of Inquiry here in B.C. as well […]

by ahnationtalk on December 8, 2015681 Views

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Steelworkers Union Welcomes National Inquiry

TORONTO – The United Steelworkers (USW) welcomes the launch of a national public inquiry into Canada’s missing and murdered Indigenous women. “This is long overdue,” said USW National Director Ken Neumann. “Like any important work, it must be done well and result in real action. “In the meantime, there are things the federal government can […]

by ahnationtalk on December 8, 2015631 Views

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Justice Minister’s statement on violence against women

Minister of Justice Suzanne Anton marked the National Day of Remembrance and Action on Violence Against Women with the following statement: “Today, we remember Dec. 6, 1989, the day 14 young women were murdered at l’École Polytechnique de Montreal. “We commemorate those whose lives ended in a tragic act of violence against women: Geneviève Bergeron, […]

by ahnationtalk on December 8, 2015592 Views

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Government of Canada Launches Inquiry into Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls

December 8, 2015 – Ottawa, ON – Indigenous and Northern Affairs Canada The Government of Canada today announced the launch of a national inquiry to address the high number of missing and murdered Indigenous women and girls. The Government will immediately begin engaging with survivors, family members and loved ones of victims, as well as […]

by ahnationtalk on December 8, 2015680 Views

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NWAC mourns the loss of Karina Wolfe; Renews call for national inquiry into missing and murdered Indigenous women

(December 4, 2015) (Ottawa, ON) ― The Native Women’s Association of Canada is heartbroken over the death of 20 year-old Karina Wolfe of Saskatoon, Saskatchewan. Karina was a strong and beautiful young Cree woman from Muskeg Nation. On November 28th, NWAC’s Executive Elder Judy Hughes visited Saskatoon to pay her respects. Hughes spoke at the […]

by ahnationtalk on December 8, 2015633 Views

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Elders’ appreciation event at Makigiarvik

December 04, 2015 News Release Elders’ appreciation event at Makigiarvik IQALUIT, Nunavut (December 4, 2015) – The Department of Justice held an event today in Iqaluit to acknowledge the contribution of Elders in the naming of Makigiarvik, Nunavut’s new minimum security facility. “I am thankful for the support of our Elders in this process, and […]

by pmnationtalk on December 8, 2015672 Views

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National Day of Remembrance and Action on Violence Against Women

OTTAWA, ONTARIO (December 6, 2015) –The Honourable Carolyn Bennett, Minister of Indigenous and Northern Affairs, today released the following statement to mark the National Day of Remembrance and Action on Violence Against Women: “Today, we remember the 14 young women who were killed at l’École Polytechnique on December 6, 1989. National Day of Remembrance and […]

by ahnationtalk on December 7, 2015655 Views

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CUPE Nova Scotia to mark December 6 Day of Remembrance

BRIDGEWATER, NS – CUPE leaders will join other community and labour activists this Sunday, December 6 for the Second Story Women’s Centre’s Day of Remembrance and Action on Violence Against Women. On December 6, we mark the anniversary of the 1989 École Polytechnique massacre, where 14 women were singled out because of their gender and […]

by ahnationtalk on December 4, 2015695 Views

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Province Recognizes National Day of Remembrance and Action on Violence Against Women

December 3, 2015 Event Will Honour Women Who Have Died in Acts of Violence: Minister Irvin-Ross A public event to honour women who have died in acts of violence and actions taken to prevent gender-based violence will take place tomorrow, Family Services Minister Kerri Irvin-Ross, minister responsible for the status of women, said today. “Preventing […]

by pmnationtalk on December 4, 2015619 Views

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Taking Action for Women and Girls: December 6 Statement by Ken Neumann

Dec 01, 2015 Two hundred Women of Steel from local unions across the country gathered recently for a successful USW National Women’s Conference. A key theme of the event was Action to End Violence Against Women. As we mark the National Day of Remembrance and Action on Violence Against Women, I want to encourage all […]

by pmnationtalk on December 3, 2015615 Views

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Province Acts on Recommendations of Truth and Reconciliation Commission

December 2, 2015 The Manitoba government is introducing new proposed legislation that would mandate the First Nation, Métis and Inuit Education Policy Framework to ensure all Manitoba students and teachers would learn about the histories and cultures of Indigenous peoples, the legacy of residential schools and the significance of treaties in the present day, Education […]

by ahnationtalk on December 2, 2015765 Views

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Province to Introduce Proposed Amendments that would Support Traditional Method of Care for Indigenous Children

December 2, 2015 Government Takes Steps to Support Indigenous Family, Community Values: Minister Irvin-Ross Proposed legislation under the Child and Family Services Act would benefit Indigenous children in need of protection while maintaining cultural ties with their home community, Family Services Minister Kerri Irvin-Ross announced today. “Recognizing customary care as a new option for Indigenous […]

by ahnationtalk on December 2, 2015691 Views

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Alberta supports restorative justice programs with grant call

Dec 02, 2015 The province is supporting programs that try to address the harm done by offenders to victims of crime. Non-profit organizations, First Nations and community groups are invited to apply for an Alberta Community Restorative Justice Grant. The grant program provides $233,000 in annual funding to non-profit organizations that practice, promote or develop […]

by pmnationtalk on December 2, 2015707 Views

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New Report confirms the Need for A National Inquiry

STATISTICS CANADA REPORT CONFIRMS NEED FOR NATIONAL INQUIRY Indigenous peoples make up five per cent of the Canadian population — but nearly a quarter of its murder victims November 27, 2015 – On Wednesday, November 25, Statistics Canada released its homicide report for 2014. It was the first time the government agency included police-reported data […]

by ahnationtalk on November 30, 2015682 Views

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Project Devote Launches Appeal for Leads in Historical Homicides, Disappearances

Winnipeg, November 27, 2015 – Project Devote investigators are launching an appeal to the public for investigative leads that could assist in bringing justice to the families of many missing and murdered exploited persons in Manitoba. Starting November 30th, posters featuring missing and murdered exploited persons will be displayed on the exterior sides of Winnipeg […]

by ahnationtalk on November 30, 2015718 Views

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Manitoba to Introduce Proposed Legislation that would Make its Domestic Violence Response Strongest in Canada

November 30, 2015 The Manitoba government is introducing proposed legislation that would make mandatory firearms bans part of all protection orders and would make it easier for victims of domestic violence to obtain stronger orders, Attorney General Gord Mackintosh said today. “The protection and safety of victims of domestic violence is paramount,” said Minister Mackintosh. […]

by ahnationtalk on November 30, 2015666 Views

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Plan Canada expert available to speak about National Day of Remembrance and Action on Violence Against Women

Plan Canada calls on Canadians to help stop violence against women and girls in Canada and around the world TORONTO, ON, November 30, 2015 – To mark the National Day of Remembrance and Action on Violence Against Women, a day that commemorates the anniversary of the murders of 14 young women at l’École Polytechnique de […]

by ahnationtalk on November 30, 2015742 Views

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