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Stop the tragic suicides on reserves: Editorial – Toronto Star

Jan 16, 2017 Two 12-year-old girls killed themselves on the northern First Nations reserve of Wapekeka last week. Ottawa must address the immediate problem, then root out the causes. The news that two 12-year-old girls took their own lives on the northern Ontario First Nations reserve of Wapekeka last week is heartbreaking. But tragically, the […]

by ahnationtalk on January 18, 2017288 Views

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The past cannot be dismissed – The Barrhead Leader

Jan 17, 2017 There is an old idiom that says you shouldn’t ‘cry over spilt milk,’ meaning you can’t change what already has happened. And while that is true it doesn’t mean we should just dismiss what has happened, especially if it is distasteful. Take in part the ongoing issues in Canada’s First Nations communities. […]

by ahnationtalk on January 17, 2017290 Views

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Power to the People: Photography and Video of Repression and Black Protest

TORONTO, December 14, 2016 — In Winter 2017, the Ryerson Image Centre (RIC) and Black Artist’s Network Dialogue (BAND) team up to present a season of shows titled Power to the People: Photography and Video of Repression and Black Protest. These exhibitions explore the historical and ongoing struggle for justice between people of colour and […]

by ahnationtalk on January 17, 2017355 Views

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Mi’kmaq resource centre helps women escape Sydney street life – CBC

Jan 17, 2017 ‘I’ve learned these women are decent human beings … that could be your daughter or your granddaughter.’ Jeanette, an Indigenous woman from the Eskasoni First Nation, is leaving a life scarred by drug use and prostitution on the streets of Sydney, N.S. She credits the Jane Paul Mi’kmaq Resource Centre with putting […]

by ahnationtalk on January 17, 2017259 Views

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Aboriginal public inquiry names chief prosecutor – Montreal Gazette

January 13, 2017 VAL-D’OR – Christian Leblanc, a lawyer who has previously worked with Cree and Inuit communities, has been named chief prosecutor of the Quebec Commission of Inquiry on Aboriginal Relations. Jacques Viens, the retired judge who will chair the commission, made the announcement on Friday. After being called to the Bar in 1993, […]

by ahnationtalk on January 16, 2017385 Views

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Walking With Our Sisters – K’jipuktuk / Halifax opens to the public

January 14, 2017 Memorial in Halifax January 14 to February 1, 2017 The Walking With Our Sisters Planning Committee today marked the opening of the K’jipuktuk (Halifax) memorial installation at the Art Gallery at Mount Saint Vincent University. The memorial will be open to the public during regular gallery hours from January 14 to February […]

by pmnationtalk on January 16, 2017204 Views

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National #MMIW inquiry opens the door to hearing testimony from Indigenous men and boys – APTN

Jan 12, 2017 The national inquiry that is preparing to delve into the tragedy of the disproportionate number of missing and murdered Indigenous women (MMIW) is opening the door to including testimony on violence against Indigenous men and boys during the hearings. A spokesperson for the inquiry said abuse and violence faced by Indigenous men […]

by ahnationtalk on January 16, 2017247 Views

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Memorial honouring missing and murdered Indigenous women opens – CBC

The Walking with Our Sisters art installation is on display at the Mount St. Vincent art gallery until Feb. 1 Jan 14, 2017 A travelling memorial to honour and remember more than 1,800 missing and murdered Indigenous women has opened in Halifax. Hundreds of beaded and embroidered handmade moccasin tops, known as vamps, are nestled […]

by ahnationtalk on January 16, 2017155 Views

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Remote control: Sister mourns loss of brother whose death she links to northern gang activity – The Star Phoenix

January 13, 2017 Every time she steps onto her deck to have a smoke, Jocelyn Sandfly relives the moment. It was the early hours of Dec. 20. She had just called the police to report that her younger brother was stealing gas from her vehicle for gang members on the Big Island Lake Cree Nation, […]

by pmnationtalk on January 13, 2017392 Views

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Friends question circumstances around New Year’s death – paNOW

January 13, 2017 Questions are still swirling around the death of a 22-year-old Indigenous woman that was deemed unsuspicious by Saskatoon police. Friends say Rudy Lynn Kishayinew was seeking shelter from the cold at St. Paul’s hospital in the early hours of New Year’s Day with a friend. They claim the two were “kicked out” […]

by ahnationtalk on January 13, 2017243 Views

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Regina hotel denies responsibility in death of woman two years ago – CP

Source: The Canadian Press Jan 12, 2017  REGINA _ A Regina hotel is denying responsibility for the death of a 29-year-old woman who her family says fell 10 floors down a hotel laundry chute. Nadine Machiskinic died in hospital shortly after she was found at the Delta Hotel in Regina two years ago. Her family has filed […]

by ahnationtalk on January 13, 2017404 Views

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The long walk to Halifax – The Coast

Art project memorializing missing and murdered Indigenous women is coming east. More than 1,000 unfinished moccasins are making the long walk to Halifax to commemorate missing and murdered Indigenous women in Canada. The commemorative art project Walking With Our Sisters will make one stop in Halifax (Kji’puktuk in the Mi’kmaq language), the only place it […]

by ahnationtalk on January 13, 2017325 Views

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Missing persons by the numbers – St. Catharines Standard

January 12, 2017 There is a story to be told in the data. It will just take some time to find the narrative. Police recorded more than 71,000 reports of missing persons in Canada in 2015. Some 45,000 of them were children and another 26,000 were adults. Who are they? Why did they go missing? […]

by ahnationtalk on January 12, 2017416 Views

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Missing Since April: Part 1 – St. Catharines Standard

January 12, 2017 There is an endless fog that envelops Pink Mountain in northern British Columbia. At night it blankets the Alaska Highway in a dense pea-soup haze even the sharpest eye can’t see through. You get used to it, say the truckers who ply the highway regardless of the weather. You just learn to […]

by pmnationtalk on January 12, 2017336 Views

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two girls take their lives in northern ontario community, four others flown out – Toronto Star

Jan 11, 2017 Wapekeka, 450 kilometres northeast of Sioux Lookout, has struggled with sexual abuse issues for decades, says Nishnawbe Aski-Nation Grand Chief Alvin Fiddler. The grand chief of 49 northern First Nations is calling for a national suicide strategy after the loss of two 12-year-old girls since Sunday. The small indigenous community of Wapekeka […]

by ahnationtalk on January 12, 2017342 Views

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Humble advocate’s idea spreading across Ontario – The Sarnia Journal

January 11, 2017 A Sarnia man has been recognized for developing a unique outreach program designed to help First Nation’s people navigate the justice system. For his quiet efforts, Jeff Plain was named to the 2016 Mayor’s Honour List. It’s a privilege, he said. “And it’s cool that Mayor Mike Bradley sees value in what […]

by ahnationtalk on January 11, 2017341 Views

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Death of Nadine Machiskinic leaves more questions than answers – CBC

Vigil was a chance to gather and remember Machiskinic but also get updates on upcoming inquest Jan 11, 2017 An associate professor at the University of Regina says there are more questions than there are answers in the death of Nadine Machiskinic. ​”I think these are really hard events,” Michelle Stewart said. “That’s why I […]

by ahnationtalk on January 11, 2017293 Views

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It’s been very frustrating’: Family still seeking answers 2 years after Regina woman fell down laundry chute – CBC

Jan 10, 2017 29-year-old mother fell to her death on Jan. 10, 2015 On the two-year anniversary of the day Nadine Machiskinic fell to her death down a hotel laundry chute, her aunt plans to focus on the memory of the young woman’s life. But questions around the circumstances of her death, and the investigation […]

by ahnationtalk on January 11, 2017349 Views

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Trudeau cabinet shuffle: Freeland promoted; Dion out – CBC

Jan 10, 2017 Prime Minister Justin Trudeau remade his cabinet Tuesday, ushering out the Liberal old guard, demoting underperformers and recasting the Liberal government to position itself to deal with the America-first trade policy of incoming president Donald Trump. Mr. Trudeau promoted Chrystia Freeland to the position of foreign affairs minister after an impressive performance […]

by ahnationtalk on January 10, 2017188 Views

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Editorial: Judge should be removed – Calgary Herald

January 10, 2017 Federal Court Justice Robin Camp, who inquired why a sexual assault complainant didn’t keep her “knees together,” should lose his job, as a five-member Canadian Judicial Council panel recommended. Camp has admitted to possessing a poor grasp of Canadian criminal law in 2014, when he heard the case in Calgary involving a […]

by ahnationtalk on January 10, 2017254 Views

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Hold offenders accountable for discrimination: human rights lawyer – CBC

Proof of discrimination can be a challenge, says human rights lawyer Jan 09, 2017 A CBC story about a controversial Kijiji ad has prompted a lawyer to encourage Indigenous people who have been discriminated against to file human rights applications. An ad by a North Bay fishing hut rental company in early January said status […]

by ahnationtalk on January 10, 2017182 Views

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Giwa: New year, a new opportunity for improving police-community relations – Ottawa Citizen

January 9, 2017 The new year is a time to reflect on the past and plan to do things differently. Police relations with racialized communities in Ottawa remain tense and, as we learned in 2016, could easily disintegrate. Effective application of evidence-based knowledge is key to preventing against differential police practice, and to improving police-community […]

by ahnationtalk on January 9, 2017379 Views

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Taloyoak Justice Committee seeking members

09 January 2017 Start Date: January 9, 2017 End Date: January 30, 2017 Taloyoak 45 sec The Taloyoak 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 […]

by ahnationtalk on January 9, 2017298 Views

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Kugaaruk Justice Committee seeking members

09 January 2017  Start Date: January 9, 2017 End Date: January 30, 2017 Kugaaruk 45 sec The Kugaaruk 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 […]

by ahnationtalk on January 9, 2017374 Views

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Canada will party while indigenous kids are denied services – Metro News

From underfunding students to bickering over health costs the rights of indigenous communities continue to be abridged. For the vast portion of Canadian history, indigenous communities have been stripped of their rights. Underfunding students, bickering over health costs, and allowing children to slip into child welfare cracks is how those rights continue to be abridged. […]

by ahnationtalk on January 9, 2017398 Views

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Gjoa Haven Tahiurtiit Justice Committee seeking members

Start Date: January 9, 2017 End Date: January 30, 2017 Gjoa Haven 45 s The Gjoa Haven Tahiurtiit 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 […]

by ahnationtalk on January 9, 2017278 Views

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Gjoa Haven Tahiurtiit Justice Committee seeking members

Start Date: January 9, 2017 End Date: January 30, 2017 Gjoa Haven 45 s The Gjoa Haven Tahiurtiit 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 […]

by ahnationtalk on January 9, 2017250 Views

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Family pleads for information on Inuvik man, 3 months missing – CBC

Jan 06, 2017 ‘We have no idea where he is,’ says James David Kunuk’s mother Yukon RCMP are stepping up efforts to find David James Kunuk, 34, by putting up posters around Whitehorse. Kunuk was last seen in the city, three months ago. Kunuk’s family is also speaking out, and pleading for any information that […]

by ahnationtalk on January 9, 2017319 Views

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NUPGE welcomes US prosecutor’s call for clemency for Leonard Peltier

Former U.S. prosecutor of Leonard Peltier has written President Obama requesting clemency for the aging Native American activist. Ottawa (06 Jan. 2017) — The National Union of Public and General Employees (NUPGE) is welcoming a senior U.S. attorney’s request to President Obama for clemency in the case of Leonard Peltier. What makes the request remarkable […]

by pmnationtalk on January 6, 2017364 Views

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Authorities take another look at how well indigenous women knew their killers – Thestar.com

Special analysis of nearly 6,000 homicide reports done to explore “casual relationship” ties between victims, murderers. New categories that more precisely define the relationships between murdered indigenous women and their killers will provide a better picture of the circumstances in which the killings took place. Previously, the RCMP had been unable to elaborate on “casual […]

by ahnationtalk on January 6, 2017408 Views

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Brandon, Selkirk eye Bear Clan Patrol groups as movement spreads nationwide – CBC

Meeting to organize Brandon group will take place Jan. 19 at the Friendship Centre Jan 06, 2017 Groups in two Manitoba cities are looking into starting their own Bear Clan Patrol groups as the movement spreads beyond Winnipeg’s Perimeter Highway. James Favel, executive director of Winnipeg’s Bear Clan, said he’s been working fairly closely with […]

by ahnationtalk on January 6, 2017387 Views

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A decade of inaction on indigenous child welfare: Editorial – The Star

Jan. 5, 2017 A year after the Human Rights Tribunal ruled that Ottawa was systematically discriminating against indigenous children, the government has done little about it. Had Jordan Rivers Anderson not been a member of the Norway House First Nation, he would likely have spent a few of his five years living at home with […]

by ahnationtalk on January 6, 2017349 Views

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MMIW inquiry gets low grades in 1st report card – CBC

Jan 05, 2017 Native Women’s Association of Canada says communication with victims’ families is lacking The commission heading up a long-awaited inquiry into missing and murdered Indigenous women and girls (MMIWG) gets low marks when it comes to keeping victims’ families in the loop, according to the first report card issued by the Native Women’s […]

by ahnationtalk on January 6, 2017342 Views

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NWAC Releases Report Card on the National Inquiry into MMIWG

January 5, 2016 (Ottawa, ON) – The Native Women’s Association of Canada (NWAC) has released their official Report Card on the activities of the National Inquiry into Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls (Inquiry).  Drafted to reflect the success of the Inquiry in meeting its directives and mandates as it progresses, NWAC is employing […]

by pmnationtalk on January 5, 2017740 Views

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A Public Inquiry in Quebec – QNW

Kahnawake, December 21, 2016 – Quebec Native Women (QNW) welcomes the decision of the Government of Quebec announcing the formal establishment of a Provincial Public Inquiry. After a year of difficult denunciations and relentless demands, QNW welcomes the magnitude of the mandate with hope. First, it is important to highlight the courage of those women […]

by ahnationtalk on January 3, 2017392 Views

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We’re looking for answers, still’: Family of man shot by police call for new fatality inquiry – CBC

Kinling Robin Fire, 39, died from gunshot wounds after a confrontation with police behind his apartment Jan 03, 2017 The family of a man fatally shot by Edmonton police are calling for the inquiry that found the officer’s actions were justified to be overturned and a new one ordered. Wanda Bearboy and her siblings want […]

by ahnationtalk on January 3, 2017226 Views

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Winnipeg ‘champions’ conducted never-ending search for the missing in 2016 – CBC

‘Too many people, some of them in so much anguish, just gone, missing,’ Mitch Bourbonniere says Jan 03, 2017 Mitch Bourbonniere began 2016 helping hundreds of Winnipeggers look for Cooper Nemeth, a search that ended when the slain 17-year-old’s body was found. Bourbonniere wrapped up the year helping Winnipeggers conduct a search for another missing […]

by ahnationtalk on January 3, 2017199 Views

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Progress Made on Priorities for Justice and Public Safety

December 23, 2016 A Safer Province through a Strong Justice System The Provincial Government saw significant progress in 2016 related to addressing priorities for justice in the province and the advancement of initiatives focused on public safety. “Initiatives in 2016 that led to a stronger justice system and a safer province were achieved through working […]

by ahnationtalk on January 3, 2017210 Views

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Forces Systemic Racism – CP

Source: The Canadian Press – Broadcast wire Dec 23, 2016  HALIFAX – Three former members of the Canadian Forces have filed a proposed class action lawsuit against the military, alleging they suffered systemic racism and harassment that were tolerated by their superior officers. The case was filed in Federal Court in Halifax by Marc Frenette, Wallace Fowler […]

by ahnationtalk on December 23, 2016496 Views

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Ministry boosts safety with new webcams and bus shelters on Highway 16

December 22, 2016 BURNS LAKE – The Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure has just activated four new webcams and installed six new bus shelters along Highway 16 to further boost public safety. Installing new transit shelters and activating new webcams is a key commitment in the B.C. government’s $5-million Highway 16  Transportation Action Plan. “Together […]

by pmnationtalk on December 23, 2016463 Views

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Statement: Appointment of Ivan Zinger as acting Correctional Investigator of Canada

Ottawa, December 22, 2016 – The Honourable Ralph Goodale, Minister of Public Safety and Emergency Preparedness, issued the following statement: “I am pleased that Mr. Ivan Zinger has been appointed to the position of Correctional Investigator. As the current Executive Director and General Counsel for the Office of the Correctional Investigator, Mr. Zinger brings years […]

by ahnationtalk on December 23, 2016494 Views

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Three former military members launch suit alleging systemic racism in Forces – CP

Source: The Canadian Press Dec 23, 2016 7:21 HALIFAX _ Three former members of the Canadian Forces have filed a proposed class action lawsuit against the military, alleging they suffered systemic racism and harassment that were tolerated by their superior officers. The case was filed in Federal Court in Halifax by Marc Frenette, Wallace Fowler and Jean-Pierre Robillard […]

by ahnationtalk on December 23, 2016387 Views

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Police identify man, 4 children killed in fire on Ontario First Nation – CP

Source: The Canadian Press Dec 22, 2016 18:53 ONEIDA NATION OF THE THAMES, Ont. _ Ontario Provincial Police have identified five people who died in a fire that destroyed their home and ripped apart a First Nation community south of London, Ont. Police say the house was fully engulfed, and five residents were unaccounted for when emergency workers […]

by pmnationtalk on December 23, 2016352 Views

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Much more needs to be done to confront abuse in indigenous communities: Trudeau – CP

Source: The Canadian Press Dec 23, 2016 By Kristy Kirkup THE CANADIAN PRESS OTTAWA _ Much more needs to be done to confront the crime of sexual abuse of children in indigenous communities, says Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, who anticipates the national inquiry into missing and murdered indigenous women and girls will reveal “huge issues” that must […]

by ahnationtalk on December 23, 2016383 Views

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Winnipeg’s Bear Clan will soon be carrying a defibrillator – CBC

The Paramedics Association of Manitoba are equipping the Bear Clan with a defibrillator Dec 22, 2016 The Bear Clan will soon be patrolling Winnipeg streets with a new life saving device. The Paramedics Association of Manitoba will be presenting the Bear Clan with an automated external defibrillator (AED) Friday. “We’re very excited,” Bear Clan founder […]

by ahnationtalk on December 23, 2016425 Views

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Statement by Minister Wilson-Raybould on the accomplishments of 2016

December 22, 2016 – Ottawa, ON – Department of Justice Canada The Honourable Jody Wilson-Raybould, Minister of Justice and Attorney General of Canada, today issued the following statement: When I was appointed Minister of Justice and Attorney General of Canada, I was given a mandate by the Prime Minister that was, and continues to be, […]

by ahnationtalk on December 22, 2016457 Views

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The AFNQL Welcomes the Action Taken by the Government of Quebec’s to Implement an Independent Commission of Inquiry

WENDAKE, QC, Dec. 21, 2016 – As the Couillard government announced that it will implement an independent commission of inquiry, which has been demanded for more than a year, on the relations between police services and First Nations, the AFNQL would like to emphasize that society at large is now moving towards reconciliation. We would […]

by ahnationtalk on December 22, 2016276 Views

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The Cree Nation welcomes establishment of an independent commission of inquiry on relations between indigenous people and certain public services

NEMASKA, QC, Dec. 21, 2016  – The Grand Council of the Crees (Eeyou Istchee)/Cree Nation Government welcomes the announcement today by Premier Philippe Couillard of the establishment of an independent provincial commission of inquiry on relations between indigenous people and certain public services in Québec. More than one year ago, Indigenous women in Val d’Or came […]

by ahnationtalk on December 22, 2016409 Views

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Canadian Forces face racial discrimination and harassment class action

HALIFAX, Dec. 21, 2016  – Systemic racial discrimination and harassment are the basis of a class action filed in the Federal Court by Stewart McKelvey on behalf of three former members of the Canadian Forces. The Plaintiffs, who propose to represent all persons in Canada who have been enrolled as members in the Canadian Forces […]

by pmnationtalk on December 22, 2016583 Views

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No jail time for Mountie in violent arrest, assault of youth in Terrace, B.C. – CP

Source: The Canadian Press Dec 21, 2016  TERRACE, B.C. _ A RCMP officer will not spend time in jail for assaulting a teenager in Terrace, B.C., during a violent arrest more than two years ago. However the suspended sentence handed to Const. Bruce Lofroth by a provincial court judge on Wednesday will mean he’ll have a conviction […]

by ahnationtalk on December 22, 2016430 Views

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