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The struggle against gender-based violence continues – CUPW

This year marks the 27th anniversary of the murders of 14 women at École Polytechnique in Montréal, Québec. The December 6th Montreal Massacre specifically targeted women and feminists and since then, December 6th has been commemorated as the National Day of Remembrance and Action on Violence against Women. While many things have changed over the […]

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NDP statement on the national day of remembrance and action on violence against women – NDP

New Democrat Status of Women critic Sheila Malcolmson (Nanaimo—Ladysmith) made the following statement on the National Day of Remembrance and Action on Violence against Women: “December 6th marks the 27th anniversary of the École Polytechnique massacre, when 14 women were murdered, and others were injured, simply because they were women. Today, we honour the memory […]

by ahnationtalk on December 6, 2016206 Views

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National Day of Remembrance and Action to End Violence Against Women – CUPE

On December 6, we mark the anniversary of the 1989 École Polytechnique massacre, where 14 women were singled out and murdered because of their gender. One of those women, Maryse Laganière, was a CUPE member who worked at the school. Sadly, in the 27 years since the massacre, gender-based discrimination and violence remain widespread in our […]

by ahnationtalk on December 6, 2016273 Views

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Nova Scotians Remember Women Who Lost Their Lives to Gender Violence

December 6, 2016 Nova Scotians gathered today to commemorate the National Day of Remembrance and Action on Violence Against Women. Today, Dec. 6, marks the anniversary of the murders of 14 young women at l’École Polytenchnique de Montréal in 1989. “This unthinkable tragedy is a defining moment in history that so many Canadians will never […]

by ahnationtalk on December 6, 2016403 Views

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National Day of Remembrance and Action on Violence against Women – CASW

(Ottawa, Ontario) December 6, 2016 – On this day, the Canadian Association of Social Workers (CASW) marks the National Day of Remembrance and Action on Violence against Women, and solemnly remembers the 14 women murdered on this day in 1989 at l’École Polytechnique de Montréal. While there has been progress made in the pursuit of […]

by ahnationtalk on December 6, 2016286 Views

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Two northern siblings who made hope go viral – Toronto Star

Dec 6, 2016 It took siblings Tunchai and Kelvin Redvers only eight months to create We Matter, a national non-profit aimed at preventing an “overwhelming” number of aboriginal suicides. Tunchai Redvers is on a layover in the Ottawa airport, talking about the broken lives she saw growing up in a northern aboriginal community. The high […]

by ahnationtalk on December 6, 2016287 Views

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Stand with Standing Rock demonstrators shut down major intersection in Thunder Bay, Ont. – CBC

Dec 5, 2016 Organizers inspired by plea from 12-year-old girl More than 100 demonstrators carrying signs bearing slogans such as ‘Water is Life’ took over the intersection of Memorial Avenue and the Harbour Expressway in Thunder Bay, Ont. during the noon hour on Monday. It was partly a celebration of Sunday’s announcement by the U.S. […]

by ahnationtalk on December 6, 2016278 Views

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National Day of Remembrance and Action on Violence Against Women

The National Day of Remembrance and Action on Violence Against Women in Canada commemorates one of the greatest tragedies in Canadian history. On December 6, 1989, 14 women at L’École Polytechnique de Montréal were murdered in cold blood for no reason other than that they were women. Since then, December 6 has become a day […]

by ahnationtalk on December 6, 2016374 Views

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Students Continue Fight to End Gender-Based Violence on Canadian Campuses

OTTAWA, Dec. 6, 2016 – Students remember and continue to challenge sexism and misogyny on campuses across Canada. “On December 6, we mark the day that fourteen women were murdered on their campus because of their gender,” said Bilan Arte, National Chairperson of the Canadian Federation of Students. “A full generation later, gender-based violence and […]

by ahnationtalk on December 6, 2016408 Views

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Statement by Minister Wilson-Raybould on National Day of Remembrance and Action on Violence against Women in Canada

December 06, 2016 (Ottawa, ON) – Department of Justice Canada The Honourable Jody Wilson-Raybould, Minister of Justice and Attorney General of Canada, has issued the following statement: On this day 27 years ago, 14 young female engineering students were murdered at l’École Polytechnique de Montréal. Many of us can remember exactly where we were when […]

by pmnationtalk on December 6, 2016287 Views

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Police chief apologizes for language used to describe victim in homicide arrest – CBC

Former police board member Leslie Spillett upset by portrayal of 2014 victim as sex-trade worker Dec 06, 2016 Winnipeg Police Chief Danny Smyth apologized Tuesday for the language used in recent police statements about the 2014 killing of Angela Marie Poorman. Poorman, a 29-year-old mother of three, was stabbed to death in the North End on […]

by pmnationtalk on December 6, 2016320 Views

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Red dresses blanket campus to raise awareness of missing and murdered Indigenous women – Daily News

December 6, 2016 McMaster will recognize the National Day of Remembrance and Action on Violence Against Women Tuesday with a series of events on campus. The University will also recognize missing and murdered Indigenous women with the commemoration of a new plaque and white pine trees near L.R. Wilson Hall. A poster display will be […]

by ahnationtalk on December 6, 2016285 Views

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Media Advisory: Inquest into the Death of Cody Thompson-Hardy Postponed

December 6, 2016 Ministry of Community Safety and Correctional Services Dr. David Eden, Regional Supervising Coroner for Inquests, today announced that the inquest into the death of Cody Thompson-Hardy scheduled to commence on Tuesday, December 6th , 2016 has been postponed. Details of a rescheduled date will be provided as soon as the information becomes […]

by pmnationtalk on December 6, 2016306 Views

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Halting DAPL Should Be Just the First Step in Full Consultation of Indigenous Voices

December 04, 2016 Following reports that the Army Corps of Engineers will halt construction of the Dakota Access Pipeline under the Missouri River near the Standing Rock Sioux Reservation, Amnesty International USA issued the following statement: “This is an important victory for Indigenous people who fought to protect the water and their rights,” said Eric […]

by pmnationtalk on December 6, 2016331 Views

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AFN chief facing resignation calls over ‘sick’ naked legs photo with emoji by crotch – APTN

Dec 6, 2016 The Assembly of First Nations regional chief responsible for the murdered and missing Indigenous women portfolio is facing controversy over a “sick” and “degrading” Instagram photo showing his bare legs along with a googly-eyed and red-lipped emoji tagging his crotch. Assembly of First Nations (AFN) British Columbia regional Chief Shane Gottfriedson apologized […]

by ahnationtalk on December 6, 2016206 Views

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Thunder Bay police search for missing teen – CBC

Dec 6, 2016 Police say 15-year-old Tyler Sakanee has been missing since last week The Thunder Bay Police Service is asking for the public’s help to locate 15-year-old Tyler Sakanee. He was reported to be missing since December 2, 2016. Police said Sakanee was last seen in the 400 Block of Hodder Ave. on December […]

by ahnationtalk on December 6, 2016294 Views

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Day of Remembrance on Violence Against Women hits close to home for Iqaluit event organizer – CBC

Dec 06, 2016 Dec. 6 an opportunity to remember victims but also to have discussion and dialogue, says Elisapee Sheutiapik The annual community walk and program for the National Day of Remembrance and Action on Violence Against Women and Girls in Iqaluit hits close to home for Elisapee Sheutiapik, president of Qulliit Nunavut Status of […]

by ahnationtalk on December 6, 2016267 Views

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BR IAP Rape Appeal – CP

Source: The Canadian Press – Broadcast wire Dec 6, 2016 TORONTO – A hearing continues today in the case of a man who was denied compensation despite having being raped by a priest at an Indian residential school when he was a boy. An adjudicator found the man who is now in his mid-60’s — and identified […]

by ahnationtalk on December 6, 2016280 Views

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Manitobans Invited to Remember Women Who Died as Result of Violence at Sunrise Memorial

December 5, 2016 A sunrise memorial at 8 a.m. tomorrow in the Rotunda of the Legislative Building will honour women who died in acts of violence, Sport, Culture and Heritage Minister Rochelle Squires, minister responsible for the status of women, announced today. “Tomorrow’s ceremony is an opportunity for Manitobans to reflect on violence against women […]

by pmnationtalk on December 6, 2016315 Views

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Inuvik Native Band catches up on day scholar class action lawsuit progress – CBC

Collects data for co-ordinators in B.C. a week before deadline Dec 05, 2016 The Inuvik Native Band has identified about 40 members who were day scholars at residential schools and may benefit from an ongoing class-action lawsuit against the federal government. Day scholars attended Indian Residential Schools during the day but went home at night. […]

by pmnationtalk on December 6, 2016241 Views

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BR AFN Abuse – CP

Source: The Canadian Press – Broadcast wire Dec 6, 2016 OTTAWA – The national chief of the Assembly of First Nations will meet three federal cabinet ministers soon to talk about the crisis of sexual abuse in indigenous communities after an investigation by The Canadian Press. Perry Bellegarde will meet with Indigenous Affairs Minister Carolyn Bennett, Health […]

by ahnationtalk on December 6, 2016358 Views

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Judge wrong to order award to residential school rape victim, government says (IAP-Rape-Appeal) – CP

Source: The Canadian Press Dec 5, 2016 16:54 By Colin Perkel THE CANADIAN PRESS TORONTO _ The courts had no right to order compensation for a former altar boy, who was denied payment despite being raped by a priest at an Indian residential school, the federal government argued Monday. The man’s claim was properly rejected under the independent […]

by pmnationtalk on December 5, 2016316 Views

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Water Protectors Deserve Credit for Halt of Work at Standing Rock

The Federation of Sovereign Indigenous Nations executive would like to congratulate to the Water Protectors at Standing Rock for their perseverance against the Dakota Access pipeline development on their lands. It was announced Sunday that the Army Corps. of Engineers had issued a stay on the easement issued to Dakota Access, putting a stop to […]

by ahnationtalk on December 5, 2016378 Views

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Improving Services for Victims of Crime in the Northwest Territories

December 5, 2016 – Yellowknife, NWT – Department of Justice Canada The Government of Canada supports programs and services that respond to the immediate and ongoing needs of victims and survivors of crime and help ensure a just, fair and compassionate Canadian justice system for all Canadians. Today, Sean Casey, Parliamentary Secretary to the Honourable […]

by pmnationtalk on December 5, 2016403 Views

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Ken Neumann Statement for December 6, the National Day of Remembrance and Action on Violence Against Women

As December 6 approaches, I feel hopeful about some important steps taken this year to end violence against women and girls. But that hope is mixed with sadness. First, the hope. 2016 saw, finally, the launch of a national inquiry into the crisis of missing and murdered Indigenous women. This inquiry needs to shine a […]

by ahnationtalk on December 5, 2016198 Views

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MMIW commission won’t hear testimony from families until spring 2017 – CBC

Dec 04, 2016 Families ‘in the dark’ 3 months after inquiry into missing and murdered women launched, advocate says Three months after the official launch of the long-awaited inquiry into missing and murdered Indigenous women, a spokesman says the commissioners won’t start hearing formal testimony from the families until the spring of 2017. “It is […]

by ahnationtalk on December 5, 2016305 Views

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Audit criticizes treatment of Indigenous offenders – News Talk 980

Indigenous offenders account for more than a quarter of all Canadians behind bars, and a recent audit shows their needs are often overlooked by Correctional Service Canada (CSC). A report released this week by Canada’s auditor general said Indigenous offenders in federal custody are less likely to be granted parole, less likely to complete programming, […]

by ahnationtalk on December 5, 2016307 Views

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The Elected Women of the AFNQL Support the First Nation Women who Reported Abuse of Police Power

WENDAKE, QC, Dec. 2, 2016  – The elected women of First Nations Quebec-Labrador support the Chiefs of the AFNQL in their call for an immediate provincial independent judicial inquiry into all the aspects of relations between the police Services and First Nations throughout Quebec. The Elected Women of the AFNQL are affected by the denunciations […]

by pmnationtalk on December 5, 2016299 Views

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Northern Communities Continue to Face Serious Human Rights Challenges

2016-12-02 Recently, Chief Commissioner Marie-Claude Landry, Ad.E. met with a wide range of stakeholders in Yellowknife, Northwest Territories. All of the stakeholders she met with said that there are serious systemic human rights violations occurring in this region of the country. Chief Commissioner Landry was told that people in southern Canada don’t really grasp the […]

by ahnationtalk on December 2, 2016465 Views

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Chesterfield Inlet Justice Committee seeking members

December 02, 2016 Public Service Announcement Chesterfield Inlet Justice Committee seeking members The Chesterfield Inlet 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 in restorative […]

by pmnationtalk on December 2, 2016324 Views

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Coral Harbour Ukpigait Justice Committee seeking members

December 02,2016 Public Service Announcement Coral Harbour Ukpigait Justice Committee seeking members The Coral Harbour Ukpigait 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 in […]

by pmnationtalk on December 2, 2016282 Views

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Resolute Bay Justice Committee seeking members

02 December 2016 Public Service Announcement Resolute Bay Justice Committee seeking members 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 have caused harm by committing an offence. Applicants should have knowledge and experience in restorative […]

by pmnationtalk on December 2, 2016249 Views

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NWAC Hosting Tracie Léoste & Amanda Rheaume at Free Live 16 Days Event

December 2, 2016 (Ottawa, ON) – For this year’s 16 Days of Activism to End Violence Against Women, The Native Women’s Association of Canada (NWAC) is proud to present “Voices in Honour: Ending Violence Against Indigenous Women & Girls.”  The event takes place Monday, December 5th at 5:30pm at the Jock-Turcot University Centre on the University […]

by pmnationtalk on December 2, 2016368 Views

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YWCA hosting REDress and Red Rose exhibits in Thompson – Thompson Citizen

December 2, 2016 YWCA Thompson will be hosting a community exhibit in honour of the National Day of Remembrance and Action on Violence Against Women at the Vale Regional Community Centre Dec. 6, in partnership with the University of Manitoba northern social work program and the Thompson Crisis Centre, from noon to 7 p.m. YWCA […]

by ahnationtalk on December 2, 2016357 Views

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Remembering and taking action: December 6 – NUPGE

“We have a role to play in holding our institutions — the militaryy, the police, the judiciary — to account when they allow violence to be perpetrated. As unionists, we have the responsibility to support the vulnerable in our midst.” — Elisabeth Ballermann, NUPGE Secretary-Treasurer Ottawa (02 Dec. 2016) — On December 6, 1989, 14 young women […]

by pmnationtalk on December 2, 2016321 Views

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Justice Robin Camp should be removed from bench, inquiry committee says – Canadian Lawyer

November 30, 2016 In a unanimous decision, the inquiry committee tasked with reviewing the conduct of Justice Robin Camp has recommended to the Canadian Judicial Council he be removed from the bench. “They basically said, look there’s something larger at play that cannot be excused by gaps in knowledge or lack of education,” says Alison […]

by pmnationtalk on December 2, 2016212 Views

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A program that pairs indigenous adults with mentors from their community at area elementary schools is making a difference, a new study find… – The London Free Press

December 2, 2016 A program that pairs indigenous pupils with mentors from their community is paying off in the classroom and the community, a new study has found. “We found that kids who did two years of the mentoring program had better positive mental health, they had better cultural connectedness and positive cultural identity, and […]

by ahnationtalk on December 2, 2016418 Views

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Foster parent, grandfather of Matthew Rich saddened but not surprised by report – CBC

Sebastian Benuen says no improvements have been made for child protection Dec 02, 2016 The child advocate’s report into the death of Matthew Rich didn’t tell Sebastian Benuen anything he didn’t already know. Numerous Newfoundland and Labrador government departments failed the four-month-old. So did the RCMP, and the justice system, Carol Chafe’s report found. “It […]

by ahnationtalk on December 2, 2016305 Views

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Alberta all party legislature panel to examine death of child in kinship care – CP

Source: The Canadian Press Dec 1, 2016  By Dean Bennett THE CANADIAN PRESS EDMONTON _ The Alberta government is setting up an all-party committee to explore the circumstances surrounding the death of four-year-old girl who was in government care. Human Services Minister Irfan Sabir says the panel will look for ways to prevent a recurrence of the […]

by ahnationtalk on December 2, 2016387 Views

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Attorney General to hire more judges, lawyers to shorten trial wait times – CP

Source: The Canadian Press Dec 1, 2016  By Allison Jones THE CANADIAN PRESS TORONTO _ Ontario will hire more judges, Crown attorneys, duty counsel and court staff to try to shorten the time it takes for criminal cases to get to trial and make sure people aren’t awaiting those trials in jail if they don’t need to […]

by ahnationtalk on December 2, 2016294 Views

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Documents show two internal reviews completed in Winnipeg remand deaths – CP

Source: The Canadian Press Dec 1, 2016 By Steve Lambert THE CANADIAN PRESS WINNIPEG _ Five deaths this year at the Winnipeg Remand Centre are a sharp increase from previous years and internal reviews on two deaths have already been completed, documents obtained by The Canadian Press show. But the reviews are being kept secret _ part […]

by ahnationtalk on December 2, 2016256 Views

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Provincial Government Issues Order in Council for Commission of Inquiry into Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls

December 1, 2016 The Government of Newfoundland and Labrador, has issued an Order in Council, which establishes the Commission of Inquiry into Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls in this province under the Public Inquiries Act, 2006. The Terms of Reference and commissioners for the inquiry were announced by the Federal Government on August […]

by pmnationtalk on December 1, 2016244 Views

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A Nunavut tragedy-Part Three: The Broken Men – NunatsiaqOnline

December 01, 2016 “My father, my dad, where is he? Where is my father?” The third in a three-part series on the 2010 murder of Mappaluk Adla, 22, in Cape Dorset. Today, we explore why so many Inuit men commit violent acts and pass through the Nunavut justice system while beaten, bruised and scared women […]

by ahnationtalk on December 1, 2016388 Views

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Ontario to appoint 13 more judges – AM900 CHML

December 01, 2016 Ontario’s attorney general announced Thursday a series of measures he says will make the province’s justice system fairer and faster. In hopes of speeding up the court process, the province will be appointing 13 new judges, 32 assistant Crown attorneys, 16 duty counsel and 26 court staff. Criminal cases must be heard […]

by ahnationtalk on December 1, 2016315 Views

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Ontario Making Criminal Justice System Faster and Fairer

Reducing Time-to-Trial, Improving Bail System December 1, 2016 9:45 A.M. Ministry of the Attorney General Ontario is taking steps to improve the province’s criminal justice system to make it faster and fairer. The government’s plan to reduce time-to-trial and improve the bail system will enhance public safety by speeding up the resolution of criminal cases […]

by pmnationtalk on December 1, 2016233 Views

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Action plan for mental-health crisis response, continuity of care drives seventh B.C. Justice Summit

November 30, 2016 VANCOUVER – Leaders of B.C.’s justice and public safety sector came together for a discussion of services and supports to benefit people with mental-health or substance-use disorders who are in contact with the criminal justice system. Also at the table were leaders from the health sector, Indigenous justice organizations and clinical experts. […]

by pmnationtalk on December 1, 2016436 Views

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Families, law enforcement meet at public forum on MMIW – CBC

Dec 01, 2016 CBC’s The Current hosts public forum on MMIW at University of Winnipeg Families of missing and murdered Indigenous women had a chance to address the leaders of Manitoba RCMP directly at a town-hall style public forum held by CBC’s The Current. Bernice Catcheway, whose daughter Jennifer disappeared in 2008, called for more […]

by ahnationtalk on December 1, 2016394 Views

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Bellegarde: no movement on TRC calls to action, one year later – Hill Times

Nov 30, 2016 Nearing the anniversary of Trudeau’s meeting with national chiefs, Perry Bellegarde wants the feds to return to the table. The head of the Assembly of First Nations says he has seen zero movement on the government’s promise to implement 94 calls to action from the Truth and Reconciliation Commission, more than a […]

by ahnationtalk on December 1, 2016273 Views

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BC Coroners Service releases report on domestic violence deaths

N0vember 30, 2016 VICTORIA – The BC Coroners Service has released the report and recommendations of a Death Review Panel into the deaths caused by intimate partner violence (IPV). The panel, composed of experts from across the spectrum of law enforcement, family-serving agencies, victim services, Aboriginal health and crime prevention, made recommendations in three areas, […]

by pmnationtalk on November 30, 2016386 Views

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No liability for harm caused by ’60s Scoop, federal government set to argue – CP

Source: The Canadian Press Nov 30, 2016  By Colin Perkel THE CANADIAN PRESS TORONTO _ At-risk aboriginal children placed in non-aboriginal homes during the so-called ’60s Scoop may well have suffered harm by losing their cultural identities but the federal government cannot now be held liable, Ottawa argues in new court filings. As a result, the government […]

by ahnationtalk on November 30, 2016417 Views

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