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Government of Canada introduces legislative changes addressing issues in the federal corrections system

An Act to amend the Corrections and Conditional Release Act (CCRA) and the Abolition of Early Parole Act (AEPA) was tabled today June 19, 2017 Ottawa, Ontario Public Safety Canada Today, the Government of Canada introduced legislation to restrict the use of administrative segregation and strengthen Canada’s federal correctional system. The new legislation and regulations […]

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Mba Missing Teen Search – CP

Source: The Canadian Press – Broadcast wire Jun 19, 2017  PORTAGE LA PRAIRIE, Canada – The parents of a missing teenager from Portage La Prairie, Man., say new information has prompted them to resume the search for the remains of their daughter nine years after she disappeared. On Monday, Jennifer Catcheway’s parents Bernice and Wilfred, along with […]

by ahnationtalk on June 20, 2017370 Views

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Indigenous women in Saskatchewan subject to police mistreatment: report – CP

Source: The Canadian Press Jun 19, 2017 SASKATOON _ Indigenous women in Saskatchewan have been subjected to violence, invasive strip searches and other mistreatment by police, says a report from a human rights watchdog that was quickly criticized by some police agencies. The report from New-York-based Human Rights Watch said the group documented 64 cases of alleged […]

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Regina Police Service Response to Release of Human Rights Watch Report

Today, Monday, June 19, 2017, New York based Human Rights Watch released a report which was advertised as an examination of the treatment of Indigenous women in Saskatchewan by police services within this province.  The Regina Police Service was one of three municipal police services contacted by Human Rights Watch in August of 2016, along […]

by pmnationtalk on June 19, 2017416 Views

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National Inquiry into MMIWG Met with National Indigenous Organizations This Week

June 16, 2017 (Ottawa, ON) – The national Indigenous organizations (NIOs) assembled in Ottawa yesterday to receive updates on progress and strategies from representatives of the National Inquiry into Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls (National Inquiry) including Chief Commissioner Marion Buller and Commissioners Brian Eyolfson, Marilyn Poitras, and Qajaq Robinson. Also in attendance […]

by pmnationtalk on June 19, 2017422 Views

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Manslaughter charges laid in connection to Spence Street homicide – CBC

Jun 19, 2017 A 28-year-old woman is charged in connection to the death of Marilyn Oshawee in Winnipeg. Fenisha Peebles is charged with manslaughter. Oshawee, 37, was found dead Saturday at a home on the 500 block of Spence Street in the city’s West End. A police patrol unit was passing by the home around […]

by ahnationtalk on June 19, 2017336 Views

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RCMP statement on Human Rights Watch report

June 19, 2017 Ottawa, Ontario The RCMP has received the Human Rights Watch Report on Police Treatment of Indigenous Women in Saskatchewan and will take time to thoroughly review it. Several of the report’s recommendations to the RCMP have been addressed in response to other reports by, among others, the Civilian Review and Complaints Commission (CRCC) and […]

by pmnationtalk on June 19, 2017417 Views

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Indigenous women in Saskatchewan subject to police mistreatment: report – Advocate Daily

SASKATOON — A human rights group says indigenous women in Saskatchewan have been subjected to violence, invasive strip searches and other mistreatment by police. A report from New-York-based Human Rights Watch documents 64 cases of violent abuse the group heard of last year in talks with indigenous women and social workers. The report cites multiple […]

by ahnationtalk on June 19, 2017358 Views

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Youth Prevention Program – $ 375,000 to help youth vulnerable to radicalization in Montreal

MONTREAL, June 19, 2017 – The PACT agency is awarded a maximum of $ 375,000 in funding for a project that will enable eight boroughs of the City of Montréal to benefit from services offered By the Network for Exchange and Support for Local Actions (RÉSAL), with a view to preventing the radicalization of young […]

by aanationtalk on June 19, 2017436 Views

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Cree Nation Welcomes Customary Adoption Into Quebec Legislation

NEMASKA, QC, June 16, 2017  – The Grand Council of the Crees (Eeyou Istchee) and the Cree Nation Government (GCC(EI)/CNG) are pleased with the initiative of the Québec government to have legal effects of customary adoptions clearly reflected in the Civil Code of Quebec through Bill 113 (“An Act to amend the Civil Code and other legislative […]

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A first: The National Assembly recognizes the effects of First Nations customary law

WENDAKE, QC, June 16, 2017  – After more than ten years of intensive work between First Nations, Inuit and the Government of Quebec, the National Assembly adopted Bill 113. The Assembly of First Nations Quebec-Labrador (AFNQL) welcomes the adoption of “An Act to amend the Civil Code and other legislative provisions as regards adoption and […]

by pmnationtalk on June 19, 2017386 Views

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A landmark moment for the future of First Nations children, youth and families: the recognition of the effects of customary adoption

WENDAKE, QC, June 16, 2017  – The First Nations of Quebec and Labrador Health and Social Services Commission (FNQLHSSC) joins the Assembly of First Nations Quebec-Labrador in welcoming the adoption of Bill 113, “An Act to amend the Civil Code and other legislative provisions as regards adoption and the disclosure of information.” Even though First […]

by pmnationtalk on June 19, 2017392 Views

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Canada: Police Fail Indigenous Women in Saskatchewan – HRW

June 19, 2017 Abuse, Neglect Raise Safety Concerns; Fuel Mistrust of Law Enforcement (Saskatoon) – Indigenous women’s accounts of police abuse in Saskatchewan raise serious concerns about their safety in the province, Human Rights Watch said today in a submission to the Government of Canada. The National Inquiry into Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women, which […]

by pmnationtalk on June 19, 2017439 Views

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Death and questions along Thunder Bay’s ‘river of tears’ – APTN

June 19, 2017 She stood at the spot where her daughter was found dying on a gravel bed by an old railway trestle bridge spanning a waterway in Thunder Bay some now call the “river of tears.” Victoria Gliddy was lost in memory, the breeze, her hands buried deep in her jacket pockets. All stilled. […]

by ahnationtalk on June 19, 2017325 Views

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Highway of Tears’ bus service starts this week – Times Colonist

June 19, 2017 New B.C. Transit services connecting Prince George to Burns Lake and Smithers on Highway 16 will hit the road this week. The services are the latest edition to what proponents hope is a service stretching the entire length of Highway 16 West, from Prince George to Prince Rupert. Eighteen women have been […]

by ahnationtalk on June 19, 2017368 Views

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It’s Time: Canada’s Strategy to Prevent and Address Gender-Based Violence

From Status of Women Canada Gender-based violence remains a significant yet preventable barrier to equality June 19, 2017 – TORONTO, ON Many Canadians still face violence every day simply because of their gender expression, gender identity or perceived gender. It’s time for that to change. The Government of Canada is taking action to prevent and […]

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Inuit Name Submissions to MMIWG to Register

(June 8, 2017 – Ottawa, ON) The National Inquiry (NI) into Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls (MMIWG) held it’s first Community Hearing in Whitehorse, Yukon at the end of May to the first of June 2017. The NI into MMIWG is mandated to examine and report on the systemic causes of all forms […]

by pmnationtalk on June 19, 2017384 Views

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Blackfoot-based teachings help Alberta women fleeing violence – CBC

Awo Taan Healing Lodge is one of only a handful of Indigenous-based women’s shelters in Canada Jun 19, 2017 A women’s shelter in Calgary that incorporates Blackfoot-based teachings has been working to fight violence against Indigenous women for the last 25 years. The shelter is the only one of its kind in Alberta and one […]

by ahnationtalk on June 19, 2017245 Views

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APTN Investigates Indian Residential Schools Settlement Agreement – APTN

June 19, 2017 For the past several years the APTN Investigates staff has pondered these questions and sought answers. This week in this space, you’ll see what we found. Come back for new material every day. Check us out here, on APTN National News and on this Friday’s one-hour edition of APTN Investigates. Looking for […]

by ahnationtalk on June 19, 2017408 Views

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Drag the Red searchers get grim lesson on finding, identifying bones -CBC

Group of volunteers searches the Red River in Winnipeg for missing, murdered Indigenous women Jun 17, 2017 The rakes and markers are out and the search has begun. Today’s goal: find bones. Drag the Red’s hope is such a find could give closure to a family member with a missing or murdered loved one. It’s […]

by ahnationtalk on June 19, 2017298 Views

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Thunder Bay’s Indigenous guardians volunteer to protect their community – The Globe and Mail

Jun. 16, 2017 A man lies sprawled on his back near the riverbank, his eyes closed, his arms extended at his sides. He appears to be unconscious, just a few metres from the McIntyre River in Thunder Bay. A short distance away, four men in bright orange vests scour the riverbank on foot. They move […]

by ahnationtalk on June 19, 2017231 Views

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Ontario won’t say where high needs youth were moved after Thunder Bay, Ont. group homes shut down – CBC

‘These children required specialized care and options were very limited,” First Nations leader says Jun 16, 2017 After conducting unannounced inspections, Ontario has closed three privately-run group homes in Thunder Bay, but it’s not clear where the high risk youth who were staying there have been moved. The homes, run by Johnson Children’s Services, Inc., […]

by ahnationtalk on June 16, 2017404 Views

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Testimony drawing to close at school shooter’s sentencing hearing – CP

Source: The Canadian Press Jun 16, 2017  MEADOW LAKE, Sask. _ After two weeks of testimony, a sentencing hearing is drawing to a close for a teenager who killed four people and injured seven others in the northern Saskatchewan community of La Loche. The defence is expected to call its last witness to testify today at the […]

by ahnationtalk on June 16, 2017459 Views

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Pauktuutit Inuit Women of Canada Memorandum of Understanding with Indigenous and Northern Affairs Canada

June 15, 2017 On behalf of the Board of Directors, I would like to express my sincere appreciation to Minister Bennett and Minister Monsef for coming to our office today for these important announcements. We value our working relationship with the Ministers and their departments, and our ongoing partnerships are part of our shared commitment […]

by pmnationtalk on June 15, 2017299 Views

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Canada and Pauktuutit Inuit Women of Canada Sign New Partnership Agreement

June 15, 2017  Ottawa, Ontario  Indigenous and Northern Affairs Canada Today, Carolyn Bennett, Minister of Indigenous and Northern Affairs, on behalf of the Government of Canada, and Rebecca Kudloo, President of Pauktuutit Inuit Women of Canada (PIWC), signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) to establish a whole-of-government relationship to address issues of common concern that directly […]

by pmnationtalk on June 15, 2017412 Views

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MMIWG – Fact Sheet: Update by teams (06/15/2017)

National Inquiry MMIWG started up in September 2016. The following highlights are some of the work completed from then until May, 2017. Health Established Employee Assistance Program with support line and face to face counselling services. Hired two Counsellors for Inquiry personnel to provide clinical debriefing as well as wellness training. Developed and implement a […]

by pmnationtalk on June 15, 2017421 Views

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Inuit organization to run project to engage men, boys on violence – CP

Source: The Canadian Press Jun 15, 2017 OTTAWA _ An Inuit women’s organization is getting nearly $900,000 in federal funding for a three-year project designed to engage men and boys to help reduce violence against women and girls. The project will be directed at the four regions of Inuit homeland, including the Northwest Territories, Labrador, Quebec and […]

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UFCW participates in Our Dreams Matter Too walk and letter-writing campaign

Toronto – June 15, 2017 – UFCW Canada representatives recently came together to walk and petition in support of fair and equitable services for First Nations children in Canada. The event marked the ninth anniversary of Prime Minister Stephen Harper’s public apology for the horrendous treatment of Indigenous children in Canada’s residential school system, which […]

by pmnationtalk on June 15, 2017359 Views

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Calls are up: Nunavut’s capital to get three more police officers – NunatsiaqOnline

Iqaluit city councillors asking for beach area foot patrol this summer June 15, 2017 The city wants to see more of the RCMP, literally—with walking patrols around the beach in summer and more regular attendance at Iqaluit city council meetings. With three new staff members coming soon, increased police presence should be easier, St.-Sgt. Matco […]

by ahnationtalk on June 15, 2017321 Views

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Government of Canada project will engage Inuit men and boys in preventing and addressing violence against women and girls

June 15, 2017 – Ottawa, Ontario – Status of Women Canada Everyone has a role to play in ending gender-based violence. That’s why today, the Honourable Maryam Monsef, Minister of Status of Women and the Honourable Carolyn Bennett, Minister of Indigenous and Northern Affairs, announced a project to engage Inuit men and boys in preventing […]

by pmnationtalk on June 15, 2017368 Views

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Quebec’s tight-knit North pulls together to support Inuit village in wake of slayings – CBC

Nunavik community of Akulivik slowly returns to daily life after 4 violent deaths Jun 15, 2017 There are no roads connecting neighbouring villages across Quebec’s vast northern region, but after word spread of the tragic events that left four dead over the weekend in Akulivik, friends and relatives flew in from all over. Mususie Ainalik, father to one of the […]

by pmnationtalk on June 15, 2017271 Views

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Our correctional system : CHRC states that we must do better

Speaking Notes Marie-Claude Landry Chief Commissioner Canadian Human Rights Commission Presentation to the Senate Standing Committee on Human Rights On the Human Rights of Prisoners in Canada Wednesday, June 14, 2017 Ottawa, Ontario Good afternoon, Thank you for inviting the Canadian Human Rights Commission to take part in your study into the human rights of […]

by pmnationtalk on June 15, 2017402 Views

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OPP investigating after two-year-old girl from North Spirit Nation found dead – Sudbury.com

Toddler pronounced dead at nursing station (NORTH SPIRIT LAKE FIRST NATION, ON) – The sudden death of a two-year-old female has sparked an OPP investigation. On Tuesday, Nishnawbe-Aski Police Service were contacted regarding a two-year-old female who had been brought into the nursing station and was subsequently pronounced dead. The female has been identified as […]

by ahnationtalk on June 15, 2017287 Views

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Defence to make case for youth sentence at school shooter’s court hearing – CP

Source: The Canadian Press Jun 15, 2017  MEADOW LAKE, Sask. _ The lawyer for a teenager who killed four people and injured seven others in the northern Saskatchewan community of La Loche has asked the court for what is called a Gladue report. The report on an aboriginal offender’s background is for the judge to use in […]

by ahnationtalk on June 15, 2017302 Views

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Mounties should investigate deaths of indigenous teenagers in Thunder Bay: MP – CP

Source: The Canadian Press Jun 14, 2017 By Kristy Kirkup THE CANADIAN PRESS OTTAWA _ Ontario MP Charlie Angus is urging the public safety minister to launch an RCMP investigation into the deaths of two indigenous teenagers in Thunder Bay, Ont. In a letter to Ralph Goodale released Wednesday, Angus said 70 First Nations leaders have also […]

by ahnationtalk on June 15, 2017283 Views

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New UNICEF report: Poor health, violence at alarming rates among Canada’s kids

TORONTO, June 15, 2017 – A new UNICEF report released today highlights the challenges that high-income countries like Canada face in meeting global commitments for children. Canada does comparatively well in some aspects of child and youth well-being, but lags farthest behind other countries in concerning indicators of child health and violence. In Oh Canada! […]

by pmnationtalk on June 15, 2017532 Views

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La Loche shooter told case worker he wished he had killed himself – CP

Source: The Canadian Press Jun 14, 2017 By Jennifer Graham THE CANADIAN PRESS MEADOW LAKE, Sask. _ A teenager who killed four people and injured seven in the northern Saskatchewan community of La Loche told a case worker that he wished he had killed himself. Christopher Hales works at the youth detention centre where the teen has […]

by ahnationtalk on June 15, 2017436 Views

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Thunder Bay Police – Death Investigations

Location: Thunder Bay Date Published: 2017-06-12 In any major investigation, the police will gather evidence and other information that may be available from a variety of sources such as witness statements and video images. Documentation and continuity of evidence is critical should a case be determined criminal and proceed to prosecution. The Regional Coroner’s office […]

by aanationtalk on June 14, 2017335 Views

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Residential schools settlement: Retired judge James Igloliorte to lead healing portion – CBC

Igloliorte to talk to former students and families, report insights back to federal government Jun 14, 2017 Just over a year after Ottawa agreed to pay $50 million to people who suffered abuse at residential schools in Newfoundland and Labrador, work on the healing portion of the agreement has begun. Last week, the Department of […]

by ahnationtalk on June 14, 2017476 Views

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Bill clears US hurdle to expand Amber Alerts in tribal lands – CP

Source: The Associated Press Jun 14, 2017  By Susan Montoya Bryan THE ASSOCIATED PRESS ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. _ Federal legislation to expand the Amber Alert child abduction emergency notification system in Native American communities across the country has cleared its last hurdle before heading to the full U.S. Senate for consideration. The legislation is in response to the […]

by ahnationtalk on June 14, 2017395 Views

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Grand Chief Dr. Matthew Coon Come Appears For The GCC(EI)/CNG Before Public Inquiry Commission On Relations Between Indigenous Peoples And Certain Public Services In Quebec: Listening, Reconciliation And Progress

June 14, 2017 Attachments Grand Chief Dr. Matthew Coon Come Appears For The GCC(EI)/CNG Before Public Inquiry Commission On Relations Between Indigenous Peoples And Certain Public Services In Quebec: Listening, Reconciliation And Progress Initial Brief Of The Grand Council Of The Crees (Eeyou Istchee) / Cree Nation Government To The Public Inquiry Commission On Relations […]

by pmnationtalk on June 14, 2017442 Views

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Rising hate crime numbers crunched – The Chronicle Journal

Jun 14, 2017 OTTAWA – Canadians are in denial about hate crimes, advocates said Tuesday, as Statistics Canada released new figures documenting a spike in police-reported incidents in 2015. The agency reported crimes motivated by hate against the Muslim population rose by 61 per cent that year, with 159 incidents compared with 99 in 2014. […]

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Tanya Kappo resigns from MMIW national inquiry staff – CBC

Community relations has been key area for inquiry amid complaints of failure to communicate Jun 14, 2017 The national inquiry into missing and murdered Indigenous women and girls has lost a high-profile staff member. Tanya Kappo, one of the early organizers of the Idle No More movement has resigned, effective June 15, according to a […]

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Racial profiling occurs at Ontario airports, malls, and schools, report says – Caledon Enterprise

May 03, 2017 Ontario Human Rights Commission report finds racial profiling not restricted to policing Racial profiling is alive and well in Ontario, according to a new survey by the province’s human rights commission — with more than 1,500 Ontarians reporting experiences of being racially profiled not just by police, but also at their workplaces, […]

by ahnationtalk on June 14, 2017335 Views

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Ottawa needs to fund independent investigation into Thunder Bay deaths: Angus – APTN

June 14, 2017 The federal government needs to launch a fully-funded independent investigation into the water deaths of First Nations in Thunder Bay says NDP MP Charlie Angus. Angus believes it is the federal government’s responsibility to act on the “disturbing pattern of deaths of First Nations youth” in Thunder Bay despite Public Safety Minister […]

by pmnationtalk on June 14, 2017247 Views

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Stabbing deaths in Nunavik at the heart of Quebec Inquiry Tuesday -APTN

June 14, 2017 The leader of Inuit in Quebec took the stand Tuesday at the province’s inquiry into the relationship between Indigenous peoples and some of the province’s public services. The testimony comes as a community in Nunavik is still dealing with the aftermath of a stabbing spree that left four people dead including the […]

by pmnationtalk on June 14, 2017298 Views

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Inuk Grandmother defiant after being locked in men’s prison, strip searched – APTN

June 13, 2017 Beatrice Hunter, the Inuk grandmother and Labrador land protector who was jailed for defying a judge says she is traumatized, and angry about her experience of being shipped 1,600 km south to a St. John’s jail where she was strip searched. “The guard, she didn’t touch me, but it was so degrading. […]

by ahnationtalk on June 14, 2017332 Views

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Missing Girl in Regina, Saskatchewan – Danaysha Dale ISAAC-ROSS, 13

Jun 8, 2017 The Regina Police Service is asking for the public’s help in locating a female youth who has been missing since May 21, 2017. Thirteen year-old Danaysha Dale ISAAC-ROSS, DOB: 2003-09-14, is described as an Aboriginal female, about 5’5” tall, approximately 99lbs, thin build, light/fair complexion, birthmark on her right cheek, with black […]

by pmnationtalk on June 13, 2017442 Views

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Missing Woman in Ottawa, Ontario – Mary Papatsie, 39

Monday, June 12, 2017      1 h 45 (Ottawa) — The Ottawa Police Service is requesting the assistance of the public to locate Mary Papatsie, a 39 year-old Ottawa woman. PAPATSIE was last seen in Ottawa late April 2017. She is described as: Inuit woman Measuring 5’2″ (157 cm) to 5’3″(160 cm) 140 (64 kg) to […]

by pmnationtalk on June 13, 2017513 Views

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Thunder Bay leads the country in reported hate crimes: Statistics Canada – APTN

June 13, 2017 Thunder Bay is the leading city for hate crimes reported to police in 2015 based on population according to a new report by Statistics Canada Tuesday. “The rate of police-reported hate crime in Thunder Bay was mostly the result of 10 incidents against Aboriginal populations, which accounted for 29 per cent of […]

by pmnationtalk on June 13, 2017399 Views

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