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BR RCMP Missing Women – CP

Source: The Canadian Press – Broadcast wire Feb 15, 2017 OTTAWA – An independent watchdog says shoddy reporting by R-C-M-P officers in northern British Columbia makes it impossible to tell whether many missing-persons cases were properly investigated. The Civilian Review and Complaints Commission for the R-C-M-P also found serious record-keeping gaps, policy weaknesses or compliance issues related […]

by ahnationtalk on February 16, 2017295 Views

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B.C. children’s ministry in line for budget boost, says finance minister – CP

Source: The Canadian Press Feb 15, 2017  By Dirk Meissner THE CANADIAN PRESS VICTORIA _ British Columbia’s finance minister says the Children and Family Development Ministry will get a financial boost in next week’s budget, but the Opposition New Democrats accused the Liberal government of playing catch up Wednesday after cutting funding since the party came to […]

by ahnationtalk on February 16, 2017292 Views

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Family violence in Canada: A statistical profile, 2015

February 16, 2017 According to self-reported data from the 2014 General Social Survey on Victimization (GSS), one-third (33%) of Canadians aged 15 and older experienced some form of maltreatment during childhood. Child maltreatment includes physical and/or sexual abuse before the age of 15 by someone aged 18 or older, as well as witnessing violence by a parent or guardian against another adult. Police-reported […]

by pmnationtalk on February 16, 2017424 Views

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Guatemala’s indigenous seek recognition for justice system – CP

Source: The Associated Press Feb 15, 2017  By Sonia Perez D. THE ASSOCIATED PRESS SOLOLA, Guatemala _ The law works as it has for centuries in the Guatemalan indigenous community of Solola: Townsfolk bring grievances and local authorities make rulings, usually with a speed unheard of in a country where justice is often delayed, if it comes […]

by ahnationtalk on February 16, 2017244 Views

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Victims remembered – The Chronicle Journal

February 15, 2017 Sharon Johnson knows the grief of losing a family member and not having the closure of finding out what happened. Her sister, Sandra Johnson, was found murdered 25 years ago near the Neebing-McIntyre Floodway on Feb. 13, 1992. Sharon Johnson has been the organizer and founder of the Valentine’s Day Memorial Walk, […]

by ahnationtalk on February 15, 2017287 Views

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Edmonton-based march highlighting missing and murdered indigenous women now in its 12th year – Edmonton Sun

February 14, 2017 Hundreds of people squeezed into the basement of Sacred Heart Church on Tuesday evening before embarking on an annual march for missing and murdered women. Danielle Boudreau started the Memorial March of Edmonton for Missing and Murdered Women in 2006 after both her friend and sister-in-law were murdered. “We wanted to them […]

by ahnationtalk on February 15, 2017246 Views

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Sixties Scoop survivors in Ottawa ‘ecstatic’ with lawsuit ruling – CBC

$1.3B class-action lawsuit involves 16,000 Indigenous people in Ontario Feb 15, 2017 Survivors of the Sixties Scoop living in Ottawa are “ecstatic” that an Ontario judge has ruled in favour of other survivors in a bitterly fought class-action lawsuit against the federal government, but warn there’s still “healing left to do.” The landmark decision came […]

by ahnationtalk on February 15, 2017276 Views

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I’m still trying to find out who I am,’ B.C. survivor says of Sixties Scoop legacy – CBC

Tuesday’s ruling in favour of Ontario survivors encouraging for similar claim in B.C., lead plaintiff says Feb 14, 2017 An Ontario judge ruled Tuesday in favour of Sixties Scoop survivors from that province, finding Canada failed to prevent thousands of on-reserve children who were placed with non-Indigenous families from losing their heritage. But it’s just […]

by ahnationtalk on February 15, 2017210 Views

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ONWA: 9th Annual Valentine’s Memorial Walk

February 15, 2017 Keeping the memory of a loved one alive is just one of the reasons so many people take part in the Annual Memorial Walk organized by Sharon Johnson and friends. This year marks the 25th anniversary of the unsolved death of her younger sister Sandra Kaye Johnson. The walk Tuesday started off […]

by pmnationtalk on February 15, 2017207 Views

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New Alberta consortium to ensure First Nations children’s health needs are met – Global News

February 14, 2017 A new health partnership was launched in Alberta on Tuesday with the goal of improving the coordination of health care service delivery to First Nations children in the province. The First Nations Health Consortium is a partnership between the Bigstone Health Commission, the Kee Tas Kee Now Tribal Council, Maskwacis Health Services […]

by ahnationtalk on February 15, 2017456 Views

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Judge Newbould could be removed from office after complaint from Indigenous Bar Association – SooToday.com

The Canadian Judicial Council has announced a public inquiry into the conduct of the Ontario judge overseeing Essar Steel Algoma’s restructuring. The inquiry will focus on an unrelated matter involving a land claim at Sauble Beach The Ontario Superior Court justice overseeing Essar Steel Algoma’s insolvency proceedings faces possible removal from the bench for remarks […]

by ahnationtalk on February 15, 2017277 Views

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Candlelight vigil hears heartbreaking MMIW stories – StarPhoenix

It was a tear-filled Valentine’s Day for people who gathered in downtown Saskatoon to honour missing and murdered indigenous women. The event opened with a smudging ceremony and prayer, but emotions were at their highest when family members began to share the stories of the women they lost. Carol Wolfe, whose daughter Karina Wolfe was […]

by ahnationtalk on February 15, 2017255 Views

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Enhancing Police Response to Sexual Violence

Province Funding Projects Focused on Innovation and Supporting Survivors February 15, 2017 8:00 A.M. Ministry of Community Safety and Correctional Services Ontario is supporting people who have experienced sexual assault through a program that builds partnerships between community and justice partners, front-line victim service providers and police services across the province. Fifteen two-year pilot projects […]

by pmnationtalk on February 15, 2017321 Views

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AFN National Chief Perry Bellegarde Welcomes Sixties Scoop Court Decision: “Children of the Sixties Scoop Deserve Justice”

AFN National Chief Perry Bellegarde Welcomes Sixties Scoop Court Decision: “Children of the Sixties Scoop Deserve Justice” OTTAWA, Feb. 14, 2017  – Assembly of First Nations (AFN) National Chief Perry Bellegarde welcomed today’s decision by the Ontario Superior Court in the Sixties Scoop class-action lawsuit. “Children of the Sixties Scoop deserve justice, healing and reconciliation,” […]

by ahnationtalk on February 14, 2017535 Views

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Ruling in favour of Sixties Scoop survivors should be just the beginning, Ontario survivor says – CBC

Apology, recommendations, should follow Ontario judge’s ruling on Sixties Scoop, survivors says Feb 14, 2017 An Ontario judge has ruled in favour of survivors of the Sixties Scoop, but a First Nations man in Thunder Bay, Ont., says that should be just the beginning. On Tuesday, a judge ruled that Canada failed to take reasonable […]

by ahnationtalk on February 14, 2017241 Views

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It’s a vindication’: Sask. survivor welcomes Sixties Scoop ruling – CBC

Premier Brad Wall hasn’t yet followed through on apology Feb 14, 2017 A Saskatchewan woman is ecstatic about Tuesday’s landmark court ruling on the Sixties scoop, calling it a powerful indictment of the federal government and all those who participated in Canada’s “colonial” system. Raven Sinclair is one of roughly 20,000 Indigenous children who were […]

by ahnationtalk on February 14, 2017348 Views

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Judge sides with ’60s Scoop survivors; damages now to be decided – CP

Source: The Canadian Press Feb 14, 2017 By Colin Perkel THE CANADIAN PRESS TORONTO _ Canada failed to take reasonable steps to prevent thousands of on-reserve children who were placed with non-native families from losing their indigenous heritage during the ’60s Scoop, an Ontario judge ruled in a landmark case Tuesday. The decision in the long-running and […]

by ahnationtalk on February 14, 2017258 Views

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List of recent Ontario fires with multiple deaths – CP

Source: The Canadian Press Feb 14, 2017 A deadly fire that killed three people in Brampton, Ont. is the latest in a series of blazes to claim multiple lives in Ontario in the past year. Here are some examples: – Flames broke out at an isolated home near Chatham, Ont. in late January. Two victims were reported […]

by ahnationtalk on February 14, 2017286 Views

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CLC: Remembering missing and murdered Indigenous women at February 14 Memorial Marches

Tuesday, February 14, 2017 Every year on February 14, marches are held across Canada to remember missing and murdered Indigenous women and girls. The first happened in 1991 following the murder of a Coast Salish woman on Powell Street in Vancouver. Indigenous women have worked tirelessly with allies for years to draw attention to and […]

by pmnationtalk on February 14, 2017224 Views

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OIPRD Extends Deadline for Submissions to the Review of Thunder Bay Police Service Practices for Policing Indigenous Peoples

TORONTO – The Office of the Independent Police Review Director (OIPRD) has extended the deadline for submissions to its systemic review of the Thunder Bay Police Service’s practices for policing Indigenous Peoples, and specifically, their policies, practices and attitudes regarding missing person and death investigations involving Indigenous Peoples. The OIPRD invites written submissions from individuals […]

by ahnationtalk on February 14, 2017268 Views

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Canadian Judicial Council constitutes a public inquiry into the conduct of the Honourable F.J.C. Newbould

Ottawa, 13 February 2017 – The Canadian Judicial Council announced today that an Inquiry Committee will be held under the Judges Act about the Honourable Frank J.C. Newbould of the Ontario Superior Court of Justice. The decision was made by a Judicial Conduct Review Panel of 5 members which, in accordance with Council’s 2015 procedures […]

by ahnationtalk on February 14, 2017254 Views

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Annual Walk for Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women – 730 CKDM

Missing and murdered indigenous women and girls will be remembered at a walk in Dauphin’s Vermillion Park today. Beginning at noon, the walk will include prayers, songs, and a sharing circle. The walk takes place in communities across the country every Valentine’s Day. Read More: http://www.730ckdm.com/index.php/news/item/14769-annual-walk-for-missing-and-murdered-indigenous-women

by ahnationtalk on February 14, 2017255 Views

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Relatives of woman whose death sparked MMIW’s memorial march want changes in the justice system – CBC

Feb 13, 2017 Brutal death of Cheryl Ann Joe sparked MMIW Valentine’s Day March that now draws large crowds to Vancouver Cheryl Ann Joe was a young mother of three small boys from the Sechelt community on the Sunshine Coast of B.C. The 26-year-old Coast Salish woman — with an infectious laugh and a big […]

by ahnationtalk on February 14, 2017271 Views

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25th Anniversary Of The Death Of Sandra Johnson

Incident Date: Monday, February 13, 2017 – 11:00 Location: Neebing-McIntyre Floodway Date Published: 2017-02-13 Twenty-five years ago, on the morning of February 13, 1992, the body of Sandra Johnson was located on the frozen surface of the Neebing-Mclntyre Floodway in the East End of the City of Thunder Bay. 18 year old Sandra Johnson was […]

by aanationtalk on February 13, 2017290 Views

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Community Honours Cooper Nemeth One Year After His Disappearance – 680 CJOB

February 13, 2017 WINNIPEG – It’s been one year since Winnipeg teenager, Cooper Nemeth went missing after going to a house party in North Kildonan. On Monday evening his family and community are holding a memorial to honour his memory. The ceremony will take place at 6:30 p.m. at the Niji Mahkwa School at 450 […]

by ahnationtalk on February 13, 2017329 Views

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Urgent Need for Action to Address Social and Cultural Risks to Indigenous Women from Industrial Camps

Indigenous women and children in remote communities face negative consequences from construction camps, including increased rates of sexual assault and violence, addictions, sexually transmitted infections, and family violence. Many of these camps already exist across northern British Columbia. This study, initiated by community leaders in the Lake Babine First Nation with the Nak’azdli Whut’en First […]

by pmnationtalk on February 13, 2017208 Views

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Resolute Bay Justice Committee seeking members

10 February 2017 Public Service Announcement Resolute Bay Justice Committee seeking members Start Date: February 10, 2017 End Date: February 28, 2017 Resolute Bay, NU 45 sec The Resolute Bay 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 […]

by pmnationtalk on February 13, 2017205 Views

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No more Stolen Sisters – FNBC

Today (February 12, 2017) was a good day. Why was it so good? Because today I marched in the Stolen Sister Memorial March in Victoria BC with approximately 1000 like minded people. Today we gave voice to our sisters that were taken through some form of violence, were murdered and are still missing.These sisters were […]

by ahnationtalk on February 13, 2017144 Views

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Arctic Bay Justice Committee seeking members

Start Date: February 10, 2017 End Date: February 28, 2017 Arctic Bay, NU 45 sec The Arctic Bay Tininniq Justice Committee is looking for two members – one individual on a one-year term, and another on a three-year term. Justice committees in Nunavut use a community-based justice approach to assist victims of crime and work […]

by ahnationtalk on February 13, 2017257 Views

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Pond Inlet Justice Committee seeking members

10 February 2017 Public Service Announcement Pond Inlet Justice Committee seeking members Start Date: February 10, 2017 End Date: February 28, 2017 Pond Inlet, NU 45 sec The Pond Inlet Ikurrait 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 […]

by pmnationtalk on February 13, 2017198 Views

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Igloolik Justice Committee seeking members

10 February 2017  Public Service Announcement Igloolik Justice Committee seeking members Start Date: February 10, 2017 End Date: February 28, 2017 Igloolik, NU 45 sec The Igloolik Avaalaqiat 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 […]

by pmnationtalk on February 13, 2017242 Views

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MNBC Responds to RCY Report “Broken Promises: Alex Gervais Story”

February 9, 2017 Background: On Monday, February 6, 2017 the Acting Representative for Children and Youth, Bernard Richard, released a report entitled “Broken Promises, Alex Gervais”. Alex was a Métis youth who spent 11 of his 18 years in the care of the Province of British Columbia. On September 18, 2015, Alex took his own […]

by pmnationtalk on February 10, 2017401 Views

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Walk for missing, murdered – Chronicle Journal

Feb 9, 2017 The 9th annual Valentine’s Day Memorial Walk for Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women will begin at Thunder Bay city hall. Tuesday’s events begin in the lobby at 1 p.m., with Coun. Larry Hebert representing the city, Coun. Michele Solomon representing Fort William First Nation, Deputy Grand Chief Anna Betty Achneepineskum from Nishnawbe […]

by ahnationtalk on February 10, 2017251 Views

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Re: February 7, 2017 Press Conference from the commissioners of the Inquiry into Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls in Canada – ONWA

The Ontario Native Women’s Association (ONWA) is encouraged by the commissioners’ continued focus on the lived experiences of Indigenous women and girls, as well as the efforts expressed to follow a trauma-informed and culturally relevant engagement process with women, families and both federal and provincial organizations. We additionally appreciate the clarifications made regarding the inclusion […]

by ahnationtalk on February 9, 2017263 Views

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Bear Clan Patrol Brandon chapter starts to take shape – Brandon Sun

Feb. 9, 2017 Dozens of people have stepped forward to join a fledgling citizen-run patrol group in Brandon. More than 40 people attended a public meeting last month to gauge interest in a Wheat City version of the Bear Clan Patrol. Read More: http://www.brandonsun.com/local/bear-clan-patrol-brandon-chapter-starts-to-take-shape-413239883.html

by ahnationtalk on February 9, 2017313 Views

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Government of Canada introduces legislation to strengthen human trafficking laws

Strengthening Canada’s criminal law response to human trafficking February 9, 2017 – Ottawa, ON – Department of Justice Canada The Government is committed to strengthening its efforts to combat human trafficking and better protect its victims, who are often among society’s most vulnerable. Human trafficking is a very serious criminal offence under the Criminal Code […]

by ahnationtalk on February 9, 2017292 Views

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Inquiry into murdered and missing indigenous women must start hearings: Editorial – Thestar.com

Inquiry commissioners have had since Sept. 1 to get organized. It’s time they hit the road to hear from victims’ families if they are to deliver an interim report by November. Wed., Feb. 8, 2017 There’s no question the five members of the $53.8-million national inquiry into murdered and missing indigenous women have a daunting […]

by pmnationtalk on February 9, 2017219 Views

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The National Inquiry into Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls still has not submitted a timetable

Kahnawake, Fabruary 7, 2017 –Quebec Native Women (QNW) has conflicted feelings following the press conference of the National Inquiry on Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls (MMIWG). The announcement of a culturally appropriate and respectful approach in their practices and protocols, as well as the establishment of a trauma informed environment and team, assuages […]

by ahnationtalk on February 8, 2017296 Views

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MMIWG inquiry asks for patience as commission prepares for spring launch – NunatsiaqOnline

February 08, 2017 “This national inquiry is committed to do no further harm” Commissioners with the National Inquiry into Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls have asked survivors’ and victims’ families for more patience as they prepare to gather testimony from across the country this year. Commissioners held a news conference in Ottawa Feb. […]

by ahnationtalk on February 8, 2017237 Views

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Justice minister appoints two city women to Judicial Advisory Committee – TBT News

Feb 7, 2017 Two Thunder Bay residents have been named to a committee that screens candidates for federal judgeships. Two women from Thunder Bay will serve on the federal government’s Judicial Advisory Committee for northern and eastern Ontario. Justice Minister Jody Wilson-Raybould recently announced the appointments of the Regional Senior Judge of the Superior Court […]

by ahnationtalk on February 8, 2017235 Views

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I do regret saying it all’: Pair apologize after offensive posts spark memories of Colten Boushie case – Parkland Online

A series of Facebook posts this week by Battlefords-area residents has generated comparisons to the racist vitriol which followed the death of Colten Boushie. Two of those whose Facebook posts caused the furor are now apologizing. “Like if I could go back and take it out, of course I would. But there’s nothing you can […]

by ahnationtalk on February 8, 2017239 Views

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We’re very much aware of the impatience’: MMIW commissioners reassure families at 1st press conference – CBC

Not a trial: ‘Expect to see and hear Indigenous people telling their own stories in their own ways’ Feb 07, 2017 The commissioners charged with overseeing the National Inquiry into Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls (MMIW) urged families and survivors of violence to be patient Tuesday, while acknowledging frustration because of the inquiry’s […]

by ahnationtalk on February 8, 2017182 Views

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Rights commissioner to tour Kenora jail – The Chronicle Journal

February 8, 2017 The woman who highlighted the plight of an indigenous inmate who spent more than four years in segregation at Thunder Bay’s district jail is set to tour Kenora’s jail. Ontario Human Rights Commissioner Renu Mandhane is to tour the jail for two days next week, meet with indigenous and municipal leaders and […]

by ahnationtalk on February 8, 2017225 Views

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#MMIWG commissioners’ debut in Ottawa goes sideways, offers little new information – APTN

Feb 7, 2017 Commissioners leading Canada’s national inquiry into missing and murdered Indigenous women walked into their first news conference wanting to reassure families but left with social media buzzing over a poorly produced event. People on Facebook and Twitter complained about having a hard time hearing and seeing the press conference in Ottawa. The […]

by ahnationtalk on February 8, 2017241 Views

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Missing, murdered indigenous women inquiry won’t expand mandate to men – Globe and Mail

Feb 7, 2017 The national inquiry established to examine Canada’s disproportional number of missing and murdered indigenous women will not expand its mandate to include the murders and disappearances of indigenous men, but it will explore ways that the violence against male victims underpins the female tragedy. Critics have pointed out the homicide rate for […]

by ahnationtalk on February 8, 2017228 Views

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Government Operations Centre monitored missing and murdered Indigenous women rallies – CBC

Feb 7, 2017 Charged with alerting government to public safety problems, the GOC also monitored environmental protests An operations centre charged with alerting the federal government to potential threats to public safety monitored demonstrations calling for an inquiry into murdered and missing Indigenous women. It is not known how long the Government Operations Centre (GOC) […]

by ahnationtalk on February 8, 2017211 Views

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Online ‘shaming’ sparks memories of Colten Boushie case racism – CBC

Facebook posts show reconciliation is still long way off, says professor Feb 08, 2017 A series of Facebook posts this week by Battlefords-area residents has generated comparisons to the racist vitriol which followed the death of Colten Boushie. Two of those whose Facebook posts caused the furor are now apologizing. “Like if I could go […]

by pmnationtalk on February 8, 2017229 Views

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Inquiry into murdered, missing indigenous women to break legal ground – CP

Source: The Canadian Press Feb 7, 2017 By Kristy Kirkup THE CANADIAN PRESS OTTAWA _ Canadians should not expect to see hearings like those that unfold in courtrooms during the course of the inquiry into missing and murdered indigenous women, lead commissioner Marion Buller said Tuesday. The inquiry will instead provide a way for indigenous people to […]

by ahnationtalk on February 7, 2017274 Views

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Justice Summit commits to action plan for mental-health crisis response

Feb. 7, 2017 VANCOUVER – Leaders of British Columbia’s justice, public safety, mental health, substance use and social services sectors have committed to create an action plan on crisis response and continuity of care. The action plan is scheduled to be complete by November 2017. Objectives of the action plan include co-ordinated responses from mental […]

by ahnationtalk on February 7, 2017269 Views

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Ontario Making Criminal Justice System Faster and Fairer in Kingston and Surrounding Area

Province Appointing a New Judge, Expanding Bail Programs and Providing More Support for Jurors February 7, 2017 Ontario is moving forward with its plans to make the criminal justice system faster and fairer by implementing key programs to help reduce time-to-trial and improve the bail system in Kingston and the surrounding area. The plan will enhance public […]

by ahnationtalk on February 7, 2017284 Views

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