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Building future wealth for First Nations – Canadian Lawyer

April 24, 2017 Howard Morry has been associated with First Nations work since the 1980s in the early days of his career. Often, he was focused on economic development projects and occasionally observing the obstacles First Nations faced in trying to grow their economic base. Over time, as a tax lawyer working with First Nations […]

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Quebec announces mixed police force to fight sexual exploitation – CP

Source: The Canadian Press Apr 21, 2017 MONTREAL _ Quebec is budgeting $6.4 million over five years to create a special police unit dedicated to fighting sexual exploitation by targeting pimps and johns, the province’s public security minister said Friday. The squad will be composed of 25 investigators from police forces in Quebec cities including Montreal and […]

by ahnationtalk on April 21, 201737 Views

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BR CRIME Party Beating – CP

Source: The Canadian Press – Broadcast wire Apr 21, 2017 CALGARY – A man has pleaded guilty to manslaughter in the death of a Calgary mother who was beaten so badly that her father could not recognize her when he found her body. Isaiah Riel Rider had been charged with second-degree murder in the October 2015 death […]

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Whitehorse RCMP investigate two deaths

April 20, 2017 Whitehorse, Yukon Whitehorse RCMP Detachment along with the Major Crimes Unit and Forensic Identification Section are investigating the deaths of two females. Whitehorse RCMP were dispatched to a residence in the McIntyre Subdivision on April 19th after receiving a call to a reported death. Police attended a residence where they discovered two deceased females inside. […]

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Ontario Provincial Advocate Publications

Legislative Amendments and Recommendations regarding the Child, Youth and Family Services Act, 2017 A summary of key concerns and recommendations on Bill 89, the Child, Youth and Family Services Act, 2017 NT4

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Kamsack Resident fined $1,200 for Illegal Hunting Activities

April 19, 2017 A Kamsack man was recently found guilty of two charges under the Saskatchewan Wildlife Act and Regulations and fined $1,200 in provincial court. In October 2015, Ministry of Environment conservation officers received information from a call to the Turn In Poachers line about ongoing night hunting in an area southwest of the […]

by pmnationtalk on April 19, 201728 Views

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Pill seized on Esgenoôpetitj First Nation confirmed to contain fentanyl

April 19, 2017 Esgenoôpetitj First Nation, New Brunswick Correction: One pill was seized for analysis, not several as previously stated. An analysis conducted by Health Canada has confirmed a pill seized by the RCMP on the Esgenoôpetitj First Nation contained fentanyl. Since April 10, 2017, five people from the community have been hospitalized from suspected overdoses on this drug. […]

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How extending personhood to Canada’s rivers could help reconciliation – CBA National Magazine

April 18, 2017 In March, governments in India and New Zealand independently extended personhood rights to rivers, making them the first jurisdictions in the world to do so. Is it possible that Canada could follow suit? Likely not in the foreseeable future. Not that it’s impossible. The Canada Business Corporations Act grants corporations the rights […]

by ahnationtalk on April 18, 201724 Views

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Seeking Public Assistance – BENN

View Photo The Calgary Police Service is seeking public assistance in locating a man wanted on outstanding warrants. Gerald David Junior BENN, 19, who also goes by Jay BENN or Junior BENN, is wanted on 14 warrants including possession of stolen property under $5,000, possession of stolen property over $5,000, and dangerous operation of a […]

by pmnationtalk on April 18, 201714 Views

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Lucien Ukaliannuk Awards – Law Society of Nunavut

LUCIEN UKALIANNUK AWARD for law or law-related studies Lucien Ukaliannuk was a respected Inuit Elder in the Inuit community. He died on September 29, 2007. At the time of his death, Lucien was the Inuit Quajimajatuqangit advisor in the Government of Nunavut Department of Justice at Iqaluit. The Foundation wishes to honour Lucien’s memory with […]

by pmnationtalk on April 13, 201775 Views

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Honouring Excellence in Legal Writing

April 12, 2017 11:00 A.M. Ministry of the Attorney General Ontario has awarded the 2016 David Walter Mundell Medal for excellence in legal writing to Sébastien Grammond. Sébastien Grammond is a professor and former Dean of the Faculty of Civil Law at the University of Ottawa. Professor Grammond is an accomplished researcher and writer, and […]

by pmnationtalk on April 12, 201769 Views

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2016 Report on Performance and financial statements now available – BC Law Society

April 04, 2017 The Law Society’s 2016 Report on Performance and audited financial statements are now available online. Our annual report provides a progress update on strategic initiatives in the second year of our 2015-2017 Strategic Plan. For the tenth year, we also review key performance measures for our core regulatory functions to evaluate the […]

by pmnationtalk on April 6, 201719 Views

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Lawyers in travel ban case seek emails, subpoenas – CP

Source: The Associated Press Apr 5, 2017  By Martha Bellisle THE ASSOCIATED PRESS SEATTLE _ Lawyers for six states seeking to quash President Donald Trump’s travel ban want to the government to co-operate if they decide to serve subpoenas on Trump and others who work in the White House, according to a report filed Wednesday in federal […]

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20th Annual Constitutional Cases Conference on April 7 at Osgoode Hall Law School

TORONTO, April 5, 2017 – Osgoode Hall Law School of York University’s highly regarded annual analysis of the constitutional decisions of the Supreme Court of Canada will take place on Friday, April 7, from 8:30am to 5pm in the Moot Court Room (Room 1005) of the Law School at York University’s Keele campus. Members of […]

by pmnationtalk on April 5, 201751 Views

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Aboriginal Law Report – First People’s Law

In the News A proposed LNG project on British Columbia’s north coast continues to spawn agreements and lawsuits. Here’s what Pacific NorthWest LNG said about legal challenges The serious effect of placer gold mining in British Columbia was highlighted. First Nations group calls for moratorium on new placer mining claims in Nova Scotia, opponents to […]

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BC Supreme Court Annual Report 2016

March 31, 2017 The Annual Report of the Supreme Court of British Columbia covering the activities of the Court for 2016 is now available. NT5

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T. Bay’s Racism Addressed – Magic 99.9

April 5, 2017 Thunder Bay’s 1st Roundtable Against Racism brought about 40 community groups together to find ways to fight the problem. Keynote speaker Dr. Cynthia Wesley-Esquimaux says the main message Monday was highlighting how much unconscious bias and belief we all have, including Indigenous people toward themselves. Wesley-Esquimaux says talking about racism is making […]

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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: 1. Lanigan v. PEITF, 2017 PECA 3 [17] The Teachers’ Federation asserts that the judgment is the product […]

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Williams Lake Indian Band v. Her Majesty the Queen in Right of Canada as represented by the Minister of Aboriginal Affairs and Northern Development Canada

The Supreme Court has granted the Indigenous Bar Association (IBA) leave to intervene in the Williams Lake Indian Band v. Her Majesty the Queen in Right of Canada as represented by the Minister of Aboriginal Affairs and Northern Development Canada; Supreme Court File # 36983. This is the second time the Indigenous Bar Association has […]

by ahnationtalk on April 4, 201747 Views

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Statement Issued by the Survivors Circle and Governing Circle of the National Centre for Truth and Reconciliation on Senator Beyak

April 4, 2017 Statement Issued by the Survivors Circle and Governing Circle of the National Centre for Truth and Reconciliation on Senator Beyak Recent and ongoing comments made by Senator Beyak are deeply hurtful and irresponsible. We, Survivors and Intergenerational Survivors of the Residential Schools, must speak out against these attitudes of denial. The Residential […]

by pmnationtalk on April 4, 201785 Views

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Unlawful Property Forfeiture Act

Unlawful Property Forfeiture Act IQALUIT, Nunavut (April 3, 2017) – Bill 19, the Unlawful Property Forfeiture Act, was approved unanimously by the Legislative Assembly on March 13, 2017. This new law will help deter illegal acts done for profit, such as bootlegging and drug dealing, by taking the financial incentive out of these harmful activities. […]

by pmnationtalk on April 4, 201718 Views

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OIPRD Releases Interim Report on Police Interactions with People in Crisis

TORONTO – The Office of the Independent Police Review Director (OIPRD) today released its interim systemic review report on police interactions with people in crisis and use of force. “The interim report documents the recommendations that have been made by Ontario coroner’s inquests into the deaths of people in crisis during interactions with police, and […]

by pmnationtalk on April 3, 201721 Views

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Transgender rights in federal correctional facilities

Marcch 31, 2017 On March 17, 2017 the Canadian Bar Association’s Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity Community Forum wrote a letter to the Minister of Public Safety and Emergency Preparedness raising its concerns regarding Gender Identity and Expression Rights in Corrections. The submission points to a CBA resolution outlining concerns about institutional placement, use of […]

by pmnationtalk on April 3, 201720 Views

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Details on Legal Aid Ontario’s financial eligibility guidelines

Friday, March 31, 2017 On April 1, 2017, Legal Aid Ontario is raising the eligibility threshold for all legal aid services another six per cent. LAO implemented the first of multiple six per cent increases on Nov. 1, 2014. Certificate program The certificate program provides eligible, low income Ontarians publicly funded legal representation. A certificate is […]

by pmnationtalk on April 3, 201724 Views

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Ongoing Safety Concerns In Kawehno:ke Corridor

March 28, 2017 The Mohawk Council of Akwesasne has learned that on more than one occasion individuals have driven their vehicles through the wrong lane at the Seaway International Bridge Toll Plaza and against traffic, posing a potential risk to oncoming traffic, the general travelling public, and innocent bystanders and workers. The corridor and border […]

by ahnationtalk on March 31, 201747 Views

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Ste Rose RCMP Search for Missing Teenager – 880 CKLQ

Ste Rose RCMP are asking for help in finding a missing 17 year old girl. Alexis Shuttleworth was reported missing on March 21st. She was last seen on the 14th in the Ebb and Flow First Nation. Police believe she could be in Winnipeg. Shuttleworth is described as indigenous standing 5’3″ and weighing 125 pounds, […]

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Two girls, young man killed in southern Ontario crash, six injured – CP

Source: The Canadian Press Mar 30, 2017  By Michelle McQuigge THE CANADIAN PRESS A night of fun for a group of indigenous youth ended in tragedy when two young girls were among three people killed in a head-on collision in southern Ontario, the chief of the devastated community said Thursday. Stacey Laforme of the Mississaugas of the […]

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Ontario’s Provincial Advocate for Children and Youth urges legislative committee to seize historic opportunity to create fundamental change

TORONTO, March 30, 2017 – The Office of the Provincial Advocate for Children and Youth and young people called on an all-party legislative committee to accept their amendments to strengthen a bill that would affect every child and youth who receives or is seeking government services and programs. This includes young people connected to child […]

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Body identified as missing Wabigoon First Nation woman – Tbnewswatch.com

The Ontario Provincial Police has identified a body found in Wainwright Township near Dryden as that of missing Wabigoon Lake First Nation woman Emily “Chico” Brown. View Photo DRYDEN — The Ontario Provincial Police has identified a body found in Wainwright Township near Dryden as that of missing Wabigoon Lake First Nation woman Emily “Chico” Brown. […]

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First Nations demand inquest into fire-related deaths in northern Ontario – TheStar.com

At least 21 people living in Nishnawbe Aski territory have died in fires over the last seven years. March 29, 2017 One year after six adults and three children died in a house fire in the Pikangikum First Nation, indigenous leaders are demanding the province conduct an inquest into fire-related deaths on reserves in northern […]

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Young girls among 3 killed in collision near Caledonia, Ont. – CTV News

March 30, 2017 A First Nation youth group outing ended in tragedy when two vehicles collided on a rural Ontario road, killing two young girls and one driver. The crash occurred around 9 p.m. Wednesday on Highway 6 near Caledonia, Ont., located about 94 kilometres southwest of Toronto. A car driven by a 21-year-old man […]

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Ontario Introduces Anti-Racism Legislation

Advancing the Province’s 3-Year Anti-Racism Strategic Plan March 29, 2017 Today, Michael Coteau, Minister Responsible for Anti-Racism, introduced new legislation that would, if passed, embed Ontario’s Anti-Racism Directorate in law, creating a framework for continued work to promote equity for racialized groups across the province. During public consultations held last year, the province’s Anti-Racism Directorate […]

by ahnationtalk on March 29, 201748 Views

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Missing SK Woman Found Dead – iNews 880

March 28, 2017 SK/MB – A missing 47 year old indigenous woman from Stanley Mission, Saskatchewan has been found dead. There had been some thought that Melinda Gladys Charles may have been in Manitoba when she was reported missing last week, possibly in the Flin Flon area. She has last been seen in Deschambault Lake, […]

by ahnationtalk on March 28, 201734 Views

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Wresting Authority From the Regulators: The Proper Role of the National Energy Board in Environmental Assessments – Slaw.ca

March 27 th 2017 It is not every day that we have an opportunity to effect transformative legal change. It is natural, then, that when last summer a number of cabinet ministers announced the review of four key federal environmental laws, West Coast Environmental Law – along with other lawyers, academics, environmental groups, Indigenous peoples […]

by ahnationtalk on March 27, 201736 Views

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Law conferences: The many benefits of participation – Canadian Lawyer

March 27, 2017 Attending a law conference last week, I had the chance to participate in the Canadian Law Student Conference, hosted by the Windsor Review of Legal and Social Issues. Now in its tenth year, this annual conference held in Windsor, Ont., invites students from across the country to present their own research papers […]

by ahnationtalk on March 27, 201730 Views

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Veteran Toronto judge asks Federal Court to suspend discipline proceedings – Thestar.com

Justice Frank Newbould is seeking a judicial review of a decision made at the Canadian Judicial Council to hold an inquiry over advice he provided to a town council in on defending against a First Nations land claim. March 24, 2017 A Toronto judge who just wants to retire in peace is coming out swinging […]

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CACP: 2017 Federal Budget Hi-lights Impacting Law Enforcement

03/23/18 English Budget:  http://www.budget.gc.ca/2017/home-accueil-en.html 2017 Federal Budget Hi-lights Impacting Law Enforcement Budget 2017 – Overview: • Skills, Innovation And Middle Class Jobs • Communities Built For Change • A Strong Canada At Home And In The World • Tax Fairness For The Middle Class • Equal Opportunity: Budget 2017’s Gender Statement 2017 Federal Budget Highlights: […]

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Thursday Thinkpiece: McMahon on the Excruciatingly Gradual Civilization of Canada’s Legal System – Slaw.ca

Each Thursday we present a significant excerpt, usually from a recently published book or journal article. In every case the proper permissions have been obtained. If you are a publisher who would like to participate in this feature, please let us know via the site’s contact form. Why Did It Take So Long for Indian […]

by ahnationtalk on March 23, 201760 Views

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21-Year-Old Ryan Paul BEAULIEU Reported Missing in High Level

High Level, Alberta: High Level RCMP are seeking the public’s assistance in locating 21 year old Ryan Paul BEAULIEU. His family reported him missing on March 22, 2017 with indication that he had not been seen since just after midnight, March 18, 2017 in High Level, Alberta at the Stardust Bar. View Photo Attempts this […]

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Legal News Roundup for March 23 – CBA

March 23, 2017 Budget 2017: What’s in it for justice National Magazine Federal budget will affect howlawyers recognize income Canadian Lawyer Magazine 2017 budget a relief for small firms but worries, tax hikes on horizon Canadian Insider Government offers incentives for innovation CBC.ca Read More: http://www.cba.org/News-Media/In-the-Media/2017/March/Week-4/Legal-News-Roundup-for-March-23

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Budget 2017: No game-changers in holding-pattern budget – Gowling

March 23, 2017 Despite rising deficits, Budget 2017 does not propose any general tax increases or other game-changing measures that were the subject of much speculation in recent weeks. This is arguably a “holding-pattern” budget, giving the Government of Canada time to gauge external developments prior to deciding whether to implement more significant tax changes […]

by pmnationtalk on March 23, 201728 Views

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Cardus: 2017 Budget and “Child Care” Funding

$7 billion allotted to daycare spaces is not about the care of Canada’s children or helping parents. March 22, 2017 OTTAWA – Today’s federal budget earmarks $7 billion for daycare spaces in the government’s 10-year social infrastructure fund. Of that total, “a portion” is expressly for Indigenous daycare. The government is allocating $7 billion to […]

by pmnationtalk on March 23, 201719 Views

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B.C.’s top judge says system needs ‘shock therapy’ to improve access to justice – CP

Source: The Canadian Press Mar 22, 2017 VICTORIA _ Museum officials in British Columbia and the Czech Republic have signed an agreement to better track First Nations artifacts held beyond provincial borders. The deal was signed between the Royal BC Museum in Victoria and the Narodni museum in Prague. A release from the Royal BC Museum says […]

by ahnationtalk on March 22, 201751 Views

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Police Seek Identity of Male Seen With Missing 25-Year-Old Bobbie Rae Steinhauer

March 21, 2017 View Photo Cold Lake, Alberta – Cold Lake RCMP is asking for the public’s assistance in locating a missing 25-year-old female. Bobbie Rae Steinhauer was last seen leaving the Women’s Shelter in Cold Lake with an unidentified male on March 18, 2017 at 1:00 p.m. Bobbie Steinhauer is described as: Aboriginal 5’6″ […]

by pmnationtalk on March 22, 201734 Views

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Law Society and Law Foundation to provide funding for Access to Justice BC

Vancouver, March 21, 2017 – The Law Society of BC and the Law Foundation of BC have agreed to co-fund a grant to Access to Justice BC, a collaboration of key stakeholders in the justice system. The agreement will see each organization provide $150,000 over three years. Access to Justice BC is chaired by Chief […]

by pmnationtalk on March 22, 201741 Views

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Treaty Three Police Seeking Missing Woman – Netnewsledger

21 March 2017 KENORA – Treaty Three Police are seeking assistance from the public to locate Emily Brown. Brown was reported missing from the Wabigoon Lake First Nation Territory on Saturday the 18th of March 2017 by family members concerned for her well-being. Brown is a forty-three-year-old Aboriginal woman. Members of the Treaty Three Police […]

by ahnationtalk on March 22, 201733 Views

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Canadians Have High Expectations for Assessment Law Reform, Environmental Experts Say

March 21, 2017 Canadians show support for a new law and stronger environmental safeguards OTTAWA – The report that the Expert Panel reviewing Canada’s environmental assessment law will release next week is critical to restoring public trust in how natural resources are developed, say environmental law experts. The report is the result of the Expert […]

by pmnationtalk on March 22, 201748 Views

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RCMP investigating three suspicious fires on Piikani First Nation – Calgary Herald

March 21, 2017 The Piikani RCMP are asking for tips from the public in an investigation into three suspicious fires. RCMP say the evening of March 7, a home on 15 Ave. in the Piikani town site was destroyed by fire. The structure fire follows a blaze at an abandoned gas station on Feb. 12 […]

by ahnationtalk on March 22, 201728 Views

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Negotiations between City of Winnipeg and police union at an impasse – CP

Source: The Canadian Press Mar 21, 2017  WINNIPEG _ It appears that negotiations are not going well between the City of Winnipeg and the local police union on a new collective bargaining deal. Mayor Brian Bowman had told radio station CJOB that the police union has walked away from contract talks, saying it is needed back at […]

by ahnationtalk on March 22, 201725 Views

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Asylum Statistics – CP

Source: The Canadian Press – Broadcast wire Mar 21, 2017  By Stephanie Levitz OTTAWA – Data released today shows that the RCMP have arrested nearly half as many illegal border crossers this year as they did in all of 2016. Figures provided by the federal government show that in the first two months of this year, the […]

by ahnationtalk on March 21, 201736 Views

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