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New report shows how Canadian law is failing Indigenous trapline holders

Wednesday, August 15, 2018 Trappers’ stories illustrate cumulative impact of industrial activity on lands, waters and wildlife VANCOUVER, BC, Coast Salish Territories – A new report from West Coast Environmental Law reveals an urgent need to better align Canadian and Indigenous law on traplines, in order to uphold Aboriginal and Treaty rights and protect the environment from […]

by pmnationtalk on August 17, 20189 Views

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The IBA Congratulates Outstanding Members Dr. John Borrows and Professor Naiomi Metallic on Being Named Two of The Top 25 Most Influential Lawyers By Canadian Lawyer Magazine

For Immediate Release Thursday, August 16, 2018 The IBA Congratulates Outstanding Members Dr. John Borrows and Professor Naiomi Metallic on Being Named Two of The Top 25 Most Influential Lawyers By Canadian Lawyer Magazine OTTAWA, ON – The Indigenous Bar Association (IBA) congratulates Dr. John Borrows and Professor Naiomi Metallic on being awarded the prestigious […]

by pmnationtalk on August 16, 201829 Views

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Conflicting court views on legal fees leave ’60s Scoop lawyers in limbo – 660News

Aug 15, 2018 TORONTO – Class-action lawyers who secured a landmark $750-million compensation deal for Indigenous victims of the ’60s Scoop have been left in fee limbo amid conflicting views as to how much they deserve. Under the settlement, which required separate approvals from both Federal Court and an Ontario court, Ottawa agreed to pay […]

by ahnationtalk on August 16, 201825 Views

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Media Alert – Thomas Isaac Honoured as One of the Nation’s “Top 25 Most Influential” Lawyers by Canadian Lawyer

Cassels Brock proudly congratulates partner Thomas Isaac, who has been honoured by Canadian Lawyer as one of the nation’s “Top 25 Most Influential” lawyers for 2018. Being named as one of the “Top 25 Most Influential” lawyers is a particularly noteworthy achievement and highlights the important and significant work honourees have done in the last […]

by ahnationtalk on August 7, 201874 Views

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WCEL: Innovative Indigenous environmental law project seeking new partners

July 30, 2018 RELAW project works with Indigenous nations to revitalize Indigenous environmental laws VANCOUVER, BC, Coast Salish Territories – West Coast Environmental Law is pleased to accept Expressions of Interest from Indigenous nations and individuals for the 2018-2019 cohort of the RELAW (Revitalizing Indigenous Law for Land, Air and Water) project. The RELAW project […]

by ahnationtalk on August 6, 201824 Views

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Civil Procedure – Class or representative actions – Settlements – Approval – The Lawyer’s Daily

August 02, 2018 Determination of whether to approve a settlement agreement. During the Sixties Scoop, an estimated 22,400 Indigenous children nation-wide were scooped from their homes and placed with non-Indigenous foster or adoptive parents over a 40-year time period. The Sixties Scoop generated some 23 actions in superior and federal courts across the country. The […]

by ahnationtalk on August 2, 201822 Views

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Kinna-Aweya Legal Clinic 40th Anniversary Celebration 1978 – 2018 – NetNewsLedger

1 August 2018 Thunder Bay, ON – Kinna-aweya Legal Clinic celebrated the 40th Anniversary Open House on 86 S. Cumberland Street with a traditional prayer, a smudge and a dedication Board room name in honour of Wanda White, a Board President from 1989 until her passing in August 2016 for Nipigon Area. In 1978, the […]

by ahnationtalk on August 1, 201819 Views

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Law Society commits to Truth and Reconciliation action plan

Vancouver, July 24, 2018 – As the Assembly of First Nations arrives in Vancouver for its Annual General Assembly, the Law Society of British Columbia welcomes delegates with the announcement that the Benchers have approved a Truth and Reconciliation Action Plan. Developed in consultation with Indigenous community leaders, the action plan marks an important step toward transforming […]

by pmnationtalk on August 1, 201822 Views

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Disappearances of Canada’s indigenous women remain unsolved, decades on

Credits: FRANCE 24 English Published on Jul 2, 2018 Over the past 30 years, over 1,000 indigenous women have been killed or reported missing in Canada, often last seen or found along a 720-kilometre section of road nicknamed the Highway of Tears. After decades of indifference from the authorities, their fate is finally becoming a […]

by pmnationtalk on July 30, 201891 Views

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Jaimie Lickers appointed Leader of Gowling WLG’s Indigenous Law Group

Gowling WLG is pleased to share that Jaimie Lickers has been appointed leader of the firm’s Indigenous Law Group. She takes over the role from Maxime Faille, who has played a pivotal role in developing the practice over the course of his tenure. A litigation partner based in Gowling WLG’s Hamilton office, Lickers works closely […]

by ahnationtalk on July 30, 201828 Views

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TRU: Student pens free guide for lawyers and Indigenous clients

July 26, 2018 For Indigenous people involved in criminal law cases, subtle differences in courtroom communication like an accent, amount of eye contact or tone could mean the difference between a guilty and not guilty verdict. Eliminating the overrepresentation of Indigenous people in the justice and correctional systems is part of the Truth and Reconciliation […]

by ahnationtalk on July 27, 201888 Views

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Wednesday: What’s Hot on CanLII – Slaw.ca

Each Wednesday we tell you which three English-language cases and which French-language case have been the most viewed* on CanLII and we give you a small sense of what the cases are about. For this last week: Eabametoong First Nation v. Minister of Northern Development and Mines, 2018 ONSC 4316 [1] On March 31, 2016, […]

by ahnationtalk on July 25, 201833 Views

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Inside the impossible work of Canada’s biggest Indigenous police force

Credits: Maclean’s For Nishnawbe-Aski police officers in northern Ontario, the work can be extreme, dangerous and devastating. But historic change is coming. Read Kyle Edwards’s feature here: https://www.macleans.ca/news/canada/i… Click here to subscribe to Maclean’s on YouTube: http://bit.ly/macleanssubscribe Check out our full video catalogue: http://bit.ly/macleansvideos Videos, stories, interactive, charts, and more: http://www.macleans.ca Sign up for our […]

by ahnationtalk on July 24, 2018155 Views

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CBC’s Angela Sterritt gets an exclusive look inside a BC prison

Credits: Angela Sterritt Prisons ‘pulverizing’ Indigenous people Correctional healing lodges aim to reduce rising rates of Indigenous inmates but numbers continue to climb

by ahnationtalk on July 18, 2018236 Views

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Legal news Roundup – July 12, 2018 – Canadian Lawyer

Canada Toronto police plan to deploy 200 more officers to priority areas in evening hours to combat gun violence, Toronto Star Hydro One board, CEO Mayo Schmidt step aside, bow to pressure from Ontario Premier Doug Ford, Globe and Mail Indigenous leaders turn down invitation to meeting of premiers, CBC news United States Trump claims […]

by ahnationtalk on July 12, 201841 Views

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NWAC Concerned for Indigenous Women’s Safety Following Greyhound Service Cancellation

NWAC Concerned for Indigenous Women’s Safety Following Greyhound Service Cancellation The Native Women’s Association of Canada (NWAC) is deeply concerned for the safety of Indigenous women, girls and gender-diverse people following the announcement that Greyhound is cancelling service to Western Canada. With the cancellation of the bus service, there are little to no alternatives for […]

by pmnationtalk on July 10, 201878 Views

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Empowering Our Nation – Biidaaban Healing Lodge 2018

Credits: NetNewsLedger THUNDER BAY – Empowering Our Nation, was the theme for this year’s Biidaaban Healing Lodge’s 2018 Annual Wellness Conference held at Victoria Inn, Thunder Bay, Ontario. The conference tackled the issues of Murdered and Missing Women, Violence against Indigenous Women, Domestic Violence, Intergenerational/Residential School, Water, Earth that Indigenous people and communities are facing. […]

by ahnationtalk on July 9, 2018137 Views

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Official Hunt Begins For Law School Dean – Magic 99.9

July 9, 2018 The search is on for a new Dean at Lakehead University’s Bora Laskin Law School. University officials say they’re working with Indigenous organizations as they look for a replacement for Angelique EagleWoman. When she announced her resigation in April, she claimed she’d encountered racism and discrimination from law school administration. LU is […]

by ahnationtalk on July 9, 201840 Views

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Grandfather/Chief Elijah Harper :Indigenous Rights & Meech Lake Accord

Credits: Jaguar Bird This is a series of photos, video clips and words about some of Nimosom Grandfather & Chief Elijah Harper’s .. life, with a mini-biography and some accounts of his work in the Manitoba governent.., focusing on the decision to block the “Meech Lake Accord”. Elder Elijah Harper, is an Oji-Cree politician, consultant, […]

by ahnationtalk on July 4, 2018280 Views

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LSO approves guidelines for working with Indigenous people, gets paralegal licensing update – The Lawyer’s Daily

July 03, 2018 The Law Society of Ontario’s (LSO) first Convocation under new treasurer Malcolm Mercer saw the approval of guidelines for lawyers working with Indigenous clients and an update on the state of paralegal licensing. The motion to approve the guidelines was brought forward by William McDowell, chair of the Professional Regulation Committee, who […]

by ahnationtalk on July 3, 201852 Views

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How the legal system failed residential school survivors, according to a major new report – TVO

A Law Society of Ontario review concludes that lawyers need to radically improve their understanding of Indigenous clients Jul 03, 2018 LAC SEUL FIRST NATION — The process that Canada followed to compensate Indian Residential School survivors was so flawed that it should be reopened, according to a Law Society of Ontario report, which also […]

by ahnationtalk on July 3, 201891 Views

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Aboriginal Law Report – First People’s Law

In this week’s update: pot, zombies, failed treaty negotiations, the perils of making ‘Indians’ and much more. In the News A British Columbia First Nation rejected a modern-day treaty for the second time. Lheidli T’enneh First Nation votes no to treaty Shuswap Tribal Nation Council wants treaty process overhaul Treaty rejection a blow for treaty […]

by ahnationtalk on July 3, 201842 Views

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The pan-Canadian framework on clean growth and climate change – The Lawyer’s Daily

June 28, 2018 The pan-Canadian framework (developed with the provinces and territories and in consultation with Indigenous peoples) will ultimately impact almost all sectors of the Canadian economy. This future impact illustrates areas in which in-house counsel should be strategically reactive, and more importantly, proactive. The Canadian government now enters the final stages of implementing […]

by ahnationtalk on June 28, 201843 Views

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Justice Mandamin receives honorary LLD from Law Society of Ontario

TORONTO, ON — The Law Society of Ontario presented a degree of Doctor of Laws degrees, honoris causa (LLD), to The Honourable Leonard S. Mandamin, at its afternoon Call to the Bar ceremony on June 26 at Roy Thomson Hall in Toronto. As part of its Call ceremonies each year, the Law Society awards honorary […]

by ahnationtalk on June 27, 201849 Views

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Committee recommends changes for Indigenous inmates – Law Times

June 25, 2018 The Commons’ public safety and national security committee has tabled a report that calls on the federal government to make a number of changes in how it deals with Indigenous people in federal prisons, particularly around funding, treatment and assessing issues such as fetal alcohol spectrum disorder in inmates. The 10-member public […]

by ahnationtalk on June 25, 201839 Views

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Indigenous students from Newfoundland guaranteed spaces in Saskatchewan law school – The Lawyer’s Daily

June 19, 2018 Two Indigenous students from Newfoundland and Labrador who haven’t even started law school yet won’t have to worry about obtaining future articling positions thanks to a new program being developed by the provincial government, Indigenous governments based in the province and the University of Saskatchewan. Under the trilateral partnership, the university’s college […]

by ahnationtalk on June 19, 201873 Views

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Law Society of Ontario review finds regulator needs to be more ‘culturally competent’ – CBC

Review panel struck in 2017 to examine how law society addresses complaints involving Indigenous people A report by a special review panel into the way the Law Society of Ontario deals with Indigenous people has found the provincial regulator needs to be “more culturally competent,” and the organization is pledging change. Top officials with the […]

by ahnationtalk on June 18, 201852 Views

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Aboriginal Status and Rights – Duties of the Crown – Fair dealing and reconciliation – The Lawyer’s Daily

June 18, 2018 Action by five plaintiff First Nations for declaratory and related relief in respect of an aboriginal right to fish. This was the second part of a bifurcated proceeding in which the plaintiffs sought declaratory relief related to, among other things, an aboriginal right to a commercial fishery. In 2009, the first portion […]

by ahnationtalk on June 18, 201852 Views

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Separate schooling and making sense of Canada’s identities – CBA National Magazine

Canada had at its outset two founding peoples, legally and constitutionally speaking, which makes it unique among the world’s nation-states. It’s a narrative, of course, that discounts the foundational role played by this country’s Indigenous Peoples. More on that later. To ensure British and French identities would both continue as part of the Canadian Compact, […]

by ahnationtalk on June 18, 201852 Views

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Law societies can deny accreditation to Christian university’s school: Court – CP

Source: The Canadian Press Jun 15, 2018 10:06 By Jim Bronskill THE CANADIAN PRESS OTTAWA _ Societies governing the legal profession have the right to deny accreditation to a proposed law school at a Christian university in British Columbia, the Supreme Court of Canada has ruled. In a pair of keenly anticipated decisions Friday, the high court said law […]

by pmnationtalk on June 15, 201847 Views

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U.S. Canada agreement on refugees is now unconstitutional – CP

Source: The Canadian Press Jun 14, 2018  By Sean Rehaag, Associate Professor, Osgoode Hall Law School, York University, Canada THE CANADIAN PRESS This article was originally published on The Conversation, an independent and nonprofit source of news, analysis and commentary from academic experts. Disclosure information is available on the original site. ___ Author: Sean Rehaag, Associate Professor, […]

by ahnationtalk on June 14, 201863 Views

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Nicaragua’s indigenous tribes fight for their land

Credits: FRANCE 24 English Subscribe to France 24 now: http://f24.my/youtubeEN FRANCE 24 live news stream: all the latest news 24/7 http://f24.my/YTliveEN In Nicaragua, at least 121 people have been killed since anti-government protests broke out seven weeks ago, according to the country’s main human rights group. The protesters are calling for the resignation of President […]

by ahnationtalk on June 11, 2018167 Views

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Family Law Modernization Report Recommends Innovative Pilot Project to Improve Outcomes for Children and Families

June 08, 2018 Manitoba Will Use Report to Establish Groundbreaking Family Law Reforms: Stefanson Following consultations with families, mediators, lawyers, service organizations and many other stakeholders, the Manitoba government has released a report focused on modernizing Manitoba’s family law system, Justice Minister Heather Stefanson announced today. “Our government is committed to being a Canadian leader […]

by pmnationtalk on June 11, 201865 Views

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Government Looking to Address Indigenous Underrepresentation in Legal Community – VOCM

Indigenous people in Newfoundland and Labrador who are interested in pursuing an education in Law, will have more opportunities available to them thanks to an announcement made by provincial Justice Minister Andrew Parsons this morning in Corner Brook. VOCM’s Gerri Lynn Mackey is on assignment on the west coast. Beginning in the fall of 2019, […]

by ahnationtalk on June 8, 201874 Views

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APPEALS – Grounds – Question of law – Substitution of verdict – The Lawyer’s Daily

June 04, 2018 Appeal by the Crown from the $10,000 fine imposed on the Big River First Nation following its guilty plea for failing to comply with an Environmental Protection Compliance Order. The respondent owned and operated a gas bar that was the subject of the order. The gas bar had revenue of $4,000,000. The […]

by ahnationtalk on June 4, 201865 Views

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NAN: Determination Interim Report Released

THUNDER BAY, ON (June 1, 2018): Nishnawbe Aski Nation (NAN) has released an interim report following an Indigenous-led summit held in Ottawa last week to explore moving beyond the Indian Act. “It is clear that the only way to redress the harms done through the imposition of colonial top-down structures through the Indian Act is […]

by ahnationtalk on June 1, 2018185 Views

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6.67% Indexation of the Legal Aid Eligibility Thresholds as of May 31, 2018

MONTREAL, May 31, 2018 – As of today, the legal aid eligibility thresholds increased by 6.67%, which is equal to the percentage by which the minimum wage increased on May 1, 2018. The Minister of Justice and Attorney General of Québec, Stéphanie Vallée, and the Chairman of the Commission des services juridiques, Me Yvan Niquette, made the announcement today. Me Niquette recalled […]

by pmnationtalk on May 31, 201868 Views

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JEDI has released its Report on Reconciliation which focuses on the question “How do we apply the TRC’s Calls to Action in New Brunswick’s public and private sectors?”

JEDI has released its Report on Reconciliation which focuses on the question “How do we apply the TRC’s Calls to Action in New Brunswick’s public and private sectors?” The Joint Economic Development Initiative (JEDI) has released its Report on Reconciliation, a compilation of the findings from JEDI’s December 2017 plenary entitled: “Moving Forward Together Through […]

by pmnationtalk on May 29, 2018157 Views

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Law Society approves recommendations to improve its regulatory and hearing processes affecting Indigenous Peoples

Toronto, ON — A series of strong recommendations designed to make the Law Society’s regulatory and hearing processes more culturally competent and culturally safe for Indigenous Peoples was approved on May 24, 2018, by Convocation. The recommendations were put forward in a report from the Review Panel, which was appointed last June by Law Society […]

by ahnationtalk on May 24, 201889 Views

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Ten outstanding legal professionals honoured at 2018 awards ceremony

Toronto, ON — Members of Ontario’s legal professions were recognized for their exceptional career achievements and contributions to their communities at the annual Law Society Awards ceremony held on May 23, 2018, at Osgoode Hall in Toronto. “The Law Society is very proud and pleased to celebrate the achievements of these 10 exceptional legal professionals,” […]

by ahnationtalk on May 24, 201870 Views

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Trial and error: criminal justice reform – CBA National Magazine

May 24, 2018 At the end of March, the Trudeau government introduced new legislation that it claims will modernize the criminal justice system, reduce court delays, reduce the overpopulation of Indigenous people in Canadian jails, clean up the Criminal Code, and ensure a broader representation of marginalized people in the court process. Bill C-75 would, […]

by ahnationtalk on May 24, 201869 Views

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Ontario lawyers receive guide to Indigenous legal rights, history and culture – CP

Source: The Canadian Press May 23, 2018  By Peter Goffin THE CANADIAN PRESS TORONTO _ The regulatory body for Ontario’s lawyers and paralegals has released a guide to help legal professionals better understand the legal rights, history and culture of Indigenous people. The Law Society of Ontario’s 115-page “Guide for Lawyers Working with Indigenous Peoples” includes sections […]

by ahnationtalk on May 23, 201874 Views

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Guide unveiled to help the legal profession work with Indigenous People

TORONTO, May 23, 2018  – A brand new guide for lawyers working with Indigenous People was unveiled at a special event at Osgoode Hall in Toronto on May 22, 2018. The Guide for Lawyers Working with Indigenous People was developed to provide a deeper understanding and a more meaningful inclusion of Indigenous Peoples in the legal process. The goal of the […]

by pmnationtalk on May 23, 201898 Views

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Liberal government introduces measures to update Canada’s family laws – CP

Source: The Canadian Press May 22, 2018  By Janice Dickson THE CANADIAN PRESS OTTAWA _ The federal government introduced new family-law legislation Tuesday aimed at helping families settle disputes outside court, encouraging better enforcement of child support and preserving the well-being of children who are caught in the middle. Many of the proposed changes, the first major […]

by ahnationtalk on May 23, 201869 Views

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Five things to know about the government’s proposed changes to family law – CP

Source: The Canadian Press May 22, 2018  OTTAWA _ Justice Minister Jody Wilson-Raybould tabled legislation Tuesday which, if passed, would introduce a number of changes to federal family laws _ billed by the Liberal government as the first substantive update for the laws in 20 years. Five things to know: Why now? Updating Canada’s Divorce Act and […]

by ahnationtalk on May 23, 201855 Views

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Sold Out determiNATION Summit Kicks Off Wednesday

OTTAWA, May 22, 2018 – On May 23 and 24th in Ottawa, Nishnawbe Aski Nation (NAN) and Osgoode Hall Law School will bring together almost 300 people to begin building solutions for moving past the Indian Act. determiNATION: Moving Beyond the Indian Act will include Indigenous youth, women, leaders, Elders, legal and scholarly experts, and […]

by ahnationtalk on May 22, 2018145 Views

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Ten outstanding legal professionals to be honoured at annual awards ceremony

TORONTO, May 16, 2018  – Members of Ontario’s legal professions will be recognized for their exceptional career achievements and contributions to their communities at the annual Law Society Awards ceremony on May 23, 2018, at Osgoode Hall. “The Law Society is very proud and pleased to celebrate the achievements of these 10 exceptional legal professionals,” says Law Society Treasurer Paul B. […]

by pmnationtalk on May 17, 2018112 Views

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Monday, May 14, 2018 – Law Times

BACKLASH OVER NEW INTERIM DEAN The deputy grand chief of Nishnawbe Aski Nation says that Lakehead University has not done enough consultation with Indigenous groups following the resignation of the dean of the school’s faculty of law. Deputy grand chief Derek Fox and other leaders of Nishnawbe Aski Nation and Kitchenuhmaykoosib Inninuwug have criticized the […]

by ahnationtalk on May 14, 201869 Views

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Aboriginal Law Report May 13, 2018 – First Peoples Law

The federal government’s proposed changes to impact assessments and fisheries legislation are making their way through parliament. Federal bill aims to improve environmental assessments Bill C-68 enshrines human dimensions in Canadian fisheries law A long running resource revenue sharing dispute was finally resolved in the Yukon. Whitehorse Daily Star: First Nations split $600,000 in resource […]

by ahnationtalk on May 14, 201875 Views

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Legal news Roundup – May 11, 2018 – Canadian Lawyer

Canadian Tire goes international with $985-million purchase of Helly Hansen, Financial Post Yukon bureaucrat said he was fired for blowing the whistle on racism within government, Toronto Star Labrador woman stuck after Air Canada rejects Indigenous ID for return flight, CBC News Read More: http://www.canadianlawyermag.com/legalfeeds/author/patricia-cancilla/legal-news-roundup-may-11-2018-15721/

by ahnationtalk on May 11, 2018105 Views

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