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A new community justice centre to open in Nunavik

QUÉBEC CITY, Dec. 19, 2016 – The Minister of Justice, Attorney General of Québec and Minister responsible for the Outaouais region, Stéphanie Vallée, today announced the opening of a new community justice centre in Nunavik in 2017. “As I learned during a recent tour of the region, Nunavik has specific needs in terms of legal […]

by ahnationtalk on December 19, 2016457 Views

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Manitoba spending $30K to buy naloxone kits for police for opioid overdoses – CP

Source: The Canadian Press Dec 19, 2016 WINNIPEG _ The Manitoba government is spending nearly $30,000 to purchase naloxone kits for police officers in Winnipeg and other municipal and First Nation police services across the province,. Naloxone is a medication used to reverse the effects of opioids and prevent fatal overdoses. The Winnipeg Police Service will receive […]

by ahnationtalk on December 19, 2016370 Views

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New Community Safety Officer Recruits Graduate

December 16, 2016 Saskatchewan communities and families will be safer with the graduation of twelve new Community Safety Officers (CSOs). “These new Community Safety Officers will help ensure Saskatchewan families and communities are safe,” Justice Minister and Attorney General Gordon Wyant said.  “The Community Safety Officer program allows communities to address low-risk to harm, high-priority […]

by pmnationtalk on December 16, 2016548 Views

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Police officer under investigation over Facebook comments back at work in Thunder Bay, Ont. – CBC

Police chief responsible for decision about officer’s return to work, Ontario’s police watchdog says Dec 16, 2016 The suspension is over, but the investigation continues into the conduct of a Thunder Bay police officer who posted offensive comments on Facebook in September. Thunder Bay police confirmed on Thursday that Const. Rob Steudle returned to work […]

by pmnationtalk on December 16, 2016247 Views

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Interview: What next for Val D’Or after police sexual assault allegations? – Ricochet

Since the broadcast of a report by Radio-Canada investigative program Enquête in which a dozen Indigenous women accused police officers of sexual abuse of themselves or their friends, the eyes of Quebec have turned to the mining town of Val-d’Or, in Abitibi. In November, Quebec’s director of criminal and penal prosecutions created turmoil by saying […]

by pmnationtalk on December 16, 2016222 Views

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Family of Jason Bird grieving following his death at Sask. prison – CBC

Inmate died on Wednesday during a riot at Saskatchewan Penitentiary Dec 16, 2016 Holly Lynn Lafond says underneath his tough exterior, her older brother Jason Leonard Bird was a man who had a heart of gold. Bird was stabbed to death in a prison riot on Wednesday at the Saskatchewan Penitentiary. It is estimated up […]

by pmnationtalk on December 16, 2016485 Views

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Federal money to help indigenous women off reserve who are victims of violence – CP

Source: The Canadian Press Dec 15, 2016 22:38 REGINA _ The federal government has teamed up with a Saskatchewan group to provide arts-based intervention for victims of domestic violence. The Public Health Agency of Canada announced Thursday that it will invest close to $600,000 into the program over the next four years to provide support for indigenous women […]

by pmnationtalk on December 16, 2016403 Views

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Indigenous leaders critical of government housing support after deadly fire – CBC

‘It’s not just a northern issue, we have overcrowding here, we have a lack of housing here’ Dec 16, 2016 Indigenous leaders in Ontario are slamming the government for not supporting adequate housing on reserves in the wake of a fire that killed five family members from the Oneida Nation of the Thames. Kurt Antone and his four sons died […]

by pmnationtalk on December 16, 2016259 Views

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Sentencing resumes for Justin Hudson in brutal Winnipeg sex attacks – CP

Source: The Canadian Press Dec 16, 2016 12:03 WINNIPEG _ A sentencing hearing has resumed for a Winnipeg man involved in the brutal beating and sexual assault of a teenaged girl and a woman. The Crown is asking for a life sentence with no parole eligibility for seven years for Justin Hudson, who pleaded guilty to aggravated sexual […]

by pmnationtalk on December 16, 2016254 Views

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Edmonton police make arrest in 2014 killing of woman found in shed – CP

Source: The Canadian Press Dec 16, 2016 15:08 Edmonton police have charged a man with killing a woman whose body was found in a storage shed two years ago. Freda Goodrunning, a 35-year-old mother of six from the Sunchild First Nation in west central Alberta, was discovered dead in Edmonton’s west end on June 4, 2014. Police say […]

by pmnationtalk on December 16, 2016318 Views

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Ontario Hiring More Staff and Enhancing Supports to Reform Correctional Services

Province Investing in a Safer System and Improved Inmate Outcomes December 15, 2016 Ontario is taking action to reform the provincial correctional system by increasing access to health care services, improving conditions of confinement and supporting rehabilitation and reintegration programming for adult inmates. The government’s plan to address immediate priorities in the system will support […]

by ahnationtalk on December 15, 2016452 Views

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Petition: Establishment of an Independent Provincial Judicial Inquiry – QNW

Establishment of an Independent Provincial Judicial Inquiry to Investigate the Relationship Between Indigenous Women and Police Institutions in Quebec To sign this petition, you must complete 3 steps: Step 1: Complete the form below the text of the petition on the National Assembly website and send it (you must accept the conditions to be able […]

by ahnationtalk on December 15, 2016347 Views

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Ontario hiring more jail staff, including officers, nurses, psychologists – CP

Source: The Canadian Press Dec 15, 2016 12:55 TORONTO _ Ontario is hiring more corrections staff, including officers, nurses, psychologists and segregation managers in an attempt to address issues with solitary confinement and inmates with mental-health challenges. The dedicated segregation managers will work at institutions with higher segregation rates to try to reduce the use of isolation and […]

by pmnationtalk on December 15, 2016341 Views

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Update on riot and lockdown at Saskatchewan Penitentiary

December 15, 2016 – Prince Albert, Saskatchewan – Correctional Service Canada Staff at Saskatchewan Penitentiary gained control of the institution’s medium-security unit following a riot last night. As staff were securing the ranges in the unit, three inmates were discovered with injuries that appeared to result from assaults by other inmates. They were sent to […]

by pmnationtalk on December 15, 2016423 Views

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Death of an inmate at Saskatchewan Penitentiary

December 15, 2016 – Prince Albert, Saskatchewan – Correctional Service Canada On December 14, 2016, Jason Leonard Bird, an inmate from Saskatchewan Penitentiary died while in our custody. Emergency services were called. The offender was taken to the hospital where he was pronounced dead. At the time of his death, Mr. Bird, aged 43 years […]

by ahnationtalk on December 15, 2016363 Views

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Honouring the life and continuing the work of Donald Marshall Jr. – Dal News

December 15, 2016 Last month, the Schulich School of Law paid tribute to Donald Marshall Jr., whose contributions to Canadian law changed society for the better. In 1971, 17-year-old Marshall Jr., son of a grand chief of the Mi’kmaq Nation, was wrongfully convicted of murder and spent 11 years in prison. Years later, a Royal […]

by pmnationtalk on December 15, 2016290 Views

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Kamloops woman teaches modelling to help keep Indigenous women safe – CBC

Dec 14, 2016 Kim Coltman is teaching Indigenous women how to walk tall in the hope it will protect them When Tanya Pellett walks down the street, she makes sure to walk tall and make eye contact with the people she passes. But theTk’emlups te Secwepemc band member didn’t always do that. “I would always […]

by ahnationtalk on December 15, 2016393 Views

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A tragic situation’: Father, four children feared dead in house fire on Ontario First Nation – National Post

December 14, 2016 ONEIDA, Ont. — Shock and sadness gripped this close-knit First Nation settlement southwest of London Wednesday night, as community members feared the worst after learning that residents of a home destroyed by fire earlier in the day remained “unaccounted for,” according to investigators. Although police and fire officials who remained at the […]

by ahnationtalk on December 15, 2016297 Views

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Residents unaccounted for after fire at First Nation near London, Ont. – CP

Source: The Canadian Press Dec 14, 2016  LONDON, Ont. _ Ontario Provincial Police say the residents of a home engulfed in flames on a southern Ontario First Nation remain unaccounted for. Emergency crews were called to the home on the Oneida Nation of the Thames, southwest of London, at about 11 a.m. Wednesday. Police, however, have not […]

by ahnationtalk on December 15, 2016351 Views

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Pilot project to test use of roadside screening devices for drug-impaired driving

December 14, 2016  Ottawa, Ontario  Public Safety Canada Increasing road safety by reducing drug-impaired driving is important to the Government of Canada. Roadside drug testing is one of the tools that can help law enforcement officers assess impaired drivers and get them off the road. Today, the Honourable Ralph Goodale, Minister of Public Safety and […]

by pmnationtalk on December 14, 2016541 Views

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Thunder Bay Bear Clan Patrol to be set up – CBC

Tuesday training session in Thunder Bay was to help recruit potential volunteers Dec 14, 2016 Organizers in Thunder Bay, Ont. hope to have a local chapter of the Bear Clan Patrol operating in the northwestern Ontario city this winter. The grassroots, Indigenous-led initiative started in Winnipeg in 1992, and patrols the streets, looking for people […]

by ahnationtalk on December 14, 2016275 Views

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Indian residential school hearing resuming with fight over costs immunity – CP

Source: The Canadian Press Dec 13, 2016  By Colin Perkel THE CANADIAN PRESS TORONTO _ Two survivors of a notorious Indian residential school want the courts to ensure they aren’t forced to foot the government’s legal bills if they lose a complex case involving hidden police documents and a dispute over compensation for the abuse they say […]

by ahnationtalk on December 14, 2016468 Views

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BR Alta Child Care Death – CP

Source: The Canadian Press – Broadcast wire Dec 14, 2016 2:30 EDMONTON – An Alberta legislature panel looking at ways to keep children safe in government care has morphed into a standoff between parties on both sides of the aisle. Leaders of the four opposition parties say they will boycott the panel unless Premier Rachel Notley’s government gives […]

by pmnationtalk on December 14, 2016412 Views

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CBC Investigates ‘I don’t want to get in trouble’: Check out Episode 7 of Who Killed Alberta Williams – CBC

In 1989, 24-year-old Alberta Williams was found dead along the Highway of Tears near Prince Rupert, B.C. Police never caught her killer. Twenty-seven years later, her unsolved murder continues to haunt her family — and the retired cop who says he knows who did it. CBC News has produced an eight-part podcast and slideshow. Each […]

by ahnationtalk on December 13, 2016333 Views

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A tale of two jails: Rankin Inlet and Iqaluit – NunatsiaqOnline

December 13, 2016 “In here, you’re dealing with a lot of trauma. These men are angry—that’s why they’re here” RANKIN INLET—You might be hard-pressed to find anything in common between the three-year-old Rankin Inlet Healing Facility and the decades-old Baffin Correctional Centre in Iqaluit. The healing centre houses medium- and low-security inmates while in the […]

by pmnationtalk on December 13, 2016322 Views

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BR Alta Child Care Death – CP

Source: The Canadian Press – Broadcast wire Dec 13, 2016 EDMONTON – Alberta Premier Rachel Notley has rebuffed calls to fire her human services minister, and instead is accusing the opposition of crass grandstanding in the death of a four-year-old girl. Notley says the most productive thing for her opponents to do would be to join Irfan […]

by ahnationtalk on December 13, 2016431 Views

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Justice tracking more than 100 constitutional challenges to mandatory penalties – CP

Source: The Canadian Press Dec 13, 2016 By Jim Bronskill THE CANADIAN PRESS OTTAWA _ Justice reforms brought in by the previous Conservative government in the name of getting tough on criminals “compounded pressures” on the system _ a litigation-fuelled backlash that will figure in a comprehensive Liberal review of penalties and sentencing, say internal federal notes. […]

by ahnationtalk on December 13, 2016424 Views

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Exclusive: Indigenous military members endure ‘systemic’ racism, report claims – CBC

Draft report obtained by CBC News calls for investigation into allegations by Indigenous members Dec 13, 2016 Indigenous members of the Canadian military face “systemic racism,” according to a draft report obtained by CBC News that calls for an external review. “We strongly believe there is a systemic issue within the Department of National Defence […]

by ahnationtalk on December 13, 2016422 Views

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Advocate for Children and Youth Marks Milestone with a Call to Action

SASKATOON — As Canada marks a milestone on December 13 on the 25th anniversary of the ratification of the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child, Corey O’Soup, Saskatchewan’s Advocate for Children and Youth, notes that “much more work needs to be done, especially in the area of child poverty.” In 1991, Canada […]

by ahnationtalk on December 12, 2016321 Views

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Human rights activism needs to shift to reflect reality! – Dawn Canada

Canada’s record on human rights, particularly reports and findings that have been released this past year all have one common thread: each of them points to the fact that women and girls with disabilities, including Indigenous women and girls have been completely forgotten by the State.  This includes the Recommendations of the United Nations Committee […]

by pmnationtalk on December 12, 2016357 Views

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Media Advisory: Amnesty International issues 2016 Human Rights “Report Card” for Trudeau government

December 09, 2016 Press Conference: Amnesty International issues 2016 Human Rights “Report Card” for Trudeau government On December 13, Amnesty International Canada will issue a human rights “report card” for the Trudeau government’s first full calendar year in power at a press conference in Ottawa. The end-of-year assessment measures Canada’s progress against the organization’s Human Rights Agenda […]

by pmnationtalk on December 12, 2016395 Views

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Federal study touts indigenous sentencing regime to address prison numbers – StarPhoenix

December 12, 2016 OTTAWA — A separate system for sentencing aboriginal offenders might be the key to dealing with the disproportionate number of indigenous people behind bars, suggests a federally commissioned study. A stand-alone code for meting out penalties to indigenous offenders could flow from a newly created national sentencing commission with a mandate to […]

by ahnationtalk on December 12, 2016306 Views

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NWAC Presents on MMIWG Inquiry at IACHR Ahead of International Human Rights Day

December 9, 2016 (Washington, DC) – The Native Women’s Association of Canada (NWAC) appeared alongside the Canadian Feminist Alliance for International Action (FAFIA) today before the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights (IACHR).  NWAC Interim President Francyne D. Joe relayed the shared concerns of NWAC and FAFIA regarding the Terms of Reference of the Inquiry into […]

by pmnationtalk on December 12, 2016213 Views

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BR Indigenous Sentencing – CP

Source: The Canadian Press – Broadcast wire Dec 12, 2016 OTTAWA – A study done for the federal government suggests that a separate system for sentencing aboriginal offenders might reduce the disproportionate number of indigenous people behind bars. The study by an Oxford University criminology professor says a more radical approach is needed since past attempts have […]

by ahnationtalk on December 12, 2016408 Views

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Shelved review of child welfare system may have answers, says Treaty Six Grand Chief – CBC

Treaty Six Grand Chief Wilton Littlechild was part of committee appointed by previous government Dec 10, 2016 Having yet another government task force investigate the shortcomings of Alberta’s child welfare system has Treaty Six Grand Chief Wilton Littlechild, who participated in past reviews, questioning the worth. “I think we have to say, ‘That’s enough,’” Littlechild […]

by ahnationtalk on December 12, 2016307 Views

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Federal study touts indigenous sentencing regime to address prison numbers (Indigenous-Sentencing) – CP

Source: The Canadian Press Dec 11, 2016 By Jim Bronskill THE CANADIAN PRESS OTTAWA _ A separate system for sentencing aboriginal offenders might be the key to dealing with the disproportionate number of indigenous people behind bars, suggests a federally commissioned study. A stand-alone code for meting out penalties to indigenous offenders could flow from a newly […]

by ahnationtalk on December 12, 2016437 Views

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Ministerial Restorative Justice Award 2016 Presented to Hay River Principal

HAY RIVER (December 9, 2016) – The Minister of Justice announced today,  Lynne Beck, Principal of Diamond Jenness High School in Hay River has won  the 2016 Restorative Justice Award for her significant contributions to establishing restorative justice practices in her school as an alternative form of discipline. The award is presented each year through […]

by pmnationtalk on December 9, 2016477 Views

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Statement – Stand up for someone’s rights today

December 9, 2016 – Ottawa, Ontario – Canadian Human Rights Commission For International Human Rights Day on December 10th, Marie-Claude Landry, Chief Commissioner of the Canadian Human Rights Commission issues the following statement: “On International Human Rights Day let’s be honest with ourselves — let’s tell it like it is. People in Canada continue to be […]

by pmnationtalk on December 9, 2016533 Views

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December 10: Stand up for human rights! – OPSEU

December 9, 2016 A message from the OPSEU Provincial Human Rights Committee. The United Nations has declared December 10 as Human Rights Day. It is observed every year around the world and marks the date on which the United Nations General Assembly adopted the Universal Declaration on Human Rights in 1948. In 2016, we saw […]

by ahnationtalk on December 9, 2016430 Views

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Cultural adaptations in juvenile justice may not be working – News.ok.ubc.ca

December 8, 2016 Significant financial and time investments in culturally adapting services for youths in the justice system may not be effective for the people they are trying to help, UBC research shows. Researchers at UBC’s Okanagan campus recently conducted an extensive review of studies on cultural programming in youth justice services in North America. […]

by pmnationtalk on December 9, 2016377 Views

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Lighting the Way for Human Rights

(New York, December 9, 2016) – Tomorrow the world celebrates Human Rights Day, marking the adoption in 1948 of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. On Saturday night, New York City’s iconic Empire State Building and Toronto’s majestic CN Tower will shine bright blue to honor Human Rights Day and the Human Rights Watch mission […]

by ahnationtalk on December 9, 2016327 Views

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$60,000 Awarded for Adoption Projects in BC

December 8, 2016 VICTORIA, BC – BC’s Lex Reynolds Adoption and Permanency Trust Fund has awarded a total of $60,000 for three unique projects in support of adoption and permanency in BC. Carrier Sekani Family Services of Prince George will receive $20,000 to host a 3-day cultural event for Aboriginal foster children and parents.  This […]

by pmnationtalk on December 9, 2016382 Views

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Cenovus in top tier of climate change performance ranking

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

by pmnationtalk on December 9, 2016302 Views

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Auditor raps B.C. for stopping progress reports on missing women programs – CP

Source: The Canadian Press Dec 8, 2016  By Dirk Meissner THE CANADIAN PRESS VICTORIA _ British Columbia’s auditor general rapped the province Thursday for dropping its public progress reports on a commission of inquiry that reviewed the disappearances of 67 women _ some of them victims of serial killer Robert Pickton _ from Vancouver’s Downtown Eastside. Carol […]

by ahnationtalk on December 9, 2016343 Views

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Ontario’s Provincial Advocate for Children and Youth welcomes ministry’s plans to create a child-centered child welfare system

TORONTO, Dec. 8, 2016 – Today, the Minister of Children and Youth Services Michael Coteau tabled proposed legislation to modernize the Child and Family Services Act (CFSA) which, among other things, places young people at the centre of all decision-making that affects them. The bill also introduces greater oversight over the province’s children’s aid societies; […]

by ahnationtalk on December 8, 2016456 Views

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Amnesty International global campaign takes aim at British Columbia’s Site C dam

For the first time, Amnesty International’s flagship global human rights campaign is taking aim at a human rights case in Canada. On December 10th, activists around the world will call for a stop to the Site C hydroelectric dam in northeastern British Columbia – one in ten cases around the world featured for concerted action […]

by ahnationtalk on December 8, 2016413 Views

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Woman drugged, sexually assaulted after taking Winnipeg taxi, says Indigenous group – CBC

Dec 08, 2016 A woman says she took a taxi in Winnipeg last month and after being given something to smoke, she woke up the next day in bed with a man she didn’t know. The 19-year-old university student, who was sexually assaulted, escaped the home and ran to a nearby Tim Hortons to call […]

by ahnationtalk on December 8, 2016426 Views

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Auditor General reports on progress since Missing Women Commission

December 8, 2016 VICTORIA – The Office of the Auditor General of B.C. released a report following up on the recommendations made by the Missing Women Commission of Inquiry (MWCI) in 2012. The report focuses on the provincial government’s progress in response to 21 of the MWCI’s original 63 recommendations, plus the two urgent measures. […]

by pmnationtalk on December 8, 2016544 Views

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UFCW honours International Human Rights Day – December 10

Toronto – December 8, 2016 – Each year, International Human Rights Day is celebrated on December 10. It commemorates the day on which, in 1948, the United Nations General Assembly adopted the Universal Declaration of Human Rights – the first legal document protecting universal human rights. As the country’s leading and most progressive union, UFCW […]

by pmnationtalk on December 8, 2016352 Views

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Statement: Recent death of aged-out young woman in Surrey a signal that immediate policy changes required

December 7, 2016 Coast Salish Territory, Vancouver, British Columbia – Leaders of the First Nations Summit (FNS) are once again calling on the Provincial government to bring in legislative changes that would see supports extended to children in care in BC being raised from 19 years old to 25 years old following the heartbreaking death […]

by pmnationtalk on December 8, 2016477 Views

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