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Body of missing Oromocto First Nation man found

May 22, 2017 Oromocto First Nation, New Brunswick The body of a 59-year-old man from Oromocto First Nation who was reported missing to RCMP on May 17, 2017 has been found. The body of the man was discovered by volunteer searchers at approximately 5:00 p.m. on May 21 in Oromocto First Nation along the bank of the St. John River. At this time, […]

by pmnationtalk on May 23, 20176 Views

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The Seven Year Itch: The SCC Returns to Address an Unresolved Question regarding the Crown’s Duty to Consult Aboriginal People and the Legislative Process – Projectlawblog.com

On May 18, 2017, the Supreme Court of Canada agreed to hear an appeal in an important case that could further define the nature and extent of the Crown’s duty to consult Aboriginal people, including the previously unresolved question as to whether the Crown’s duty to consult Aboriginal people can be triggered by legislative action. […]

by ahnationtalk on May 23, 20176 Views

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RCMP charge man in 8 hour standoff at home on Saskatchewan First Nation – CP

Source: The Canadian Press May 18, 2017 LOON LAKE, Sask. _ A man has been charged in a lengthy standoff with police on a Saskatchewan First Nation. On May 12, a man went in to a residence on Makwa Sahgaiehcan First Nation with a firearm. Mounties surrounded the home and as a precaution, two schools on the […]

by ahnationtalk on May 19, 201723 Views

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Common Goals – Thunder Bay Police Service

Incident Date: Thursday, May 18, 2017 – 12:00 Location: Thunder Bay Date Published: 2017-05-18 Two families are dealing with unthinkable sadness and pain. The tragic death of Tammy Keeash and the disappearance of Josiah Begg have deeply impacted all of us. Today, the ongoing efforts of police, volunteers and members of the community are focused […]

by aanationtalk on May 18, 201747 Views

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Alumnus Prof. Kent Roach receives a 2017 Molson Prize for outstanding scholarship and contributions – Law U of T

May 17, 2017 The Faculty of Law’s Professor Kent Roach, LLB 1987, Prichard-Wilson Chair of Law and Public Policy, is one of two recipients of the notable 2017 Molson Prize. The prize is given annually to one prominent Canadian in the arts, and one in the social sciences and humanities. The awards of $50,000 each […]

by ahnationtalk on May 18, 201717 Views

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Kivalliq Regional Hearing on the Draft Nunavut Land Use Plan postponed

Iqaluit, May 17, 2017. The Kivalliq regional hearing on the Draft Nunavut Land Use Plan is being postponed while the Nunavut Planning Commission works with the approval parties to resolve some outstanding issues. Once these issues are resolved, a specific date for the Hearing will be identified. NPC Chair Andrew Nakashuk says the move will […]

by ahnationtalk on May 17, 201729 Views

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New Detachment Commander for Old Crow

May 16, 2017 Old Crow, Yukon The Royal Canadian Mounted Police in Yukon is pleased to announce the selection of a new Detachment Commander for Old Crow Detachment. Following a search and selection process that included input from Vuntut Gwitchin First Nation, Corporal Yvon Largess has been chosen as the Detachment Commander for Old Crow […]

by pmnationtalk on May 17, 201721 Views

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TRU: Law student wins national essay contest

May 12, 2017 Domenic Cundari didn’t set out to win the 2017 Canadian Bar Association’s Real Property Essay Competition—but that’s exactly what the second-year TRU Law student did after he submitted a paper he wrote last fall for his Indigenous Peoples and Canadian Law course. His essay, The Conflict Between Aboriginal Title and Private Property […]

by ahnationtalk on May 15, 201729 Views

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Aboriginal Law Report for the week ending May 14th – First People’s Law

The Ontario government raised the spectre of a government strategy Indigenous people across the country have witnessed all too often: divide and conquer. Do not ‘squander’ $1B promise for Ring of Fire, Kathleen Wynne tells First Nations Here are some differing viewpoints, including mine, on the potential impact of the Daniels decision. Focus: Rulings impact […]

by ahnationtalk on May 15, 201732 Views

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53 year old Aboriginal man missing from downtown Victoria – CFAX 1070

VicPD say there is concern for a 53-year old man whose vehicle was found parked in the 700-block of Broughton Street yesterday (Wed) morning. Parking tickets on Bernard Edward’s windshield indicate the car had been there for 2 days. Bernard is described as a 53 year-old Aboriginal man standing 5 feet, 1 inch tall with […]

by ahnationtalk on May 11, 201728 Views

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Proposed class action launched against former Anglican minister Ralph Rowe – CP

Source: The Canadian Press May 11, 2017 13:00 TORONTO _ A former Anglican minister and scout leader who has been convicted on dozens of sex abuse charges against young indigenous boys is now the subject of a proposed class action lawsuit. The suit alleges Ralph Rowe abused hundreds of youth as he worked in isolated Ontario First Nations […]

by pmnationtalk on May 11, 201741 Views

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Man with knife arrested on roof of school on Saskatchewan First Nation – CP

Source: The Canadian Press May 10, 2017 21:10 KAMSACK, Sask. _ Mounties have arrested a knife-wielding man on the roof of a school in southeastern Saskatchewan. The incident on Wednesday morning forced the lockdown of the Chief Gabriel School on the Cote First Nation. CTV Regina reports the man initially entered the school and pulled a knife on […]

by pmnationtalk on May 11, 201720 Views

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Law Library acquires Aboriginal texts – Queen’s Gazette

May 5, 2017 Located on traditional Anishnaabe and Haudenosaunee Territory, the Faculty of Law has been part of a campus-wide effort at Queen’s University to provide an opportunity for members of Indigenous communities to see representations of their cultures on campus, and also provide non-Indigenous people an opportunity to learn about Indigenous cultures and languages. […]

by ahnationtalk on May 10, 201736 Views

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Aboriginal Law Reportfor the week ending May 7th. – First People’s Law

May 7, 2017 Next week’s British Columbia provincial election is being seen as a bellwether for Indigenous rights in the province. After next week’s election, B.C.’s approach to development will be felt across the country Lawsuits and land rights: Next B.C. government has its hands full with First Nations BC Liberals have not committed to […]

by ahnationtalk on May 9, 201737 Views

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Former provincial lawyer sets out to sue over controversial brief – News957

HALIFAX – A former provincial lawyer who presented a controversial legal brief in court that characterized the Mi’kmaq as a conquered people is planning to sue the premier, the former justice minister and the attorney general’s office. Alex Cameron filing a notice of application for a publication ban in the Supreme Court of Nova Scotia […]

by ahnationtalk on May 9, 201734 Views

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Police respond to incident at Indian and Metis Friendship Centre – Winnipeg Free Press

Winnipeg police are at the Indian and Metis Friendship Centre where an employee is said to have locked himself in an office. Interim president Bill Greenwalt said an employee of the centre changed the locks on the building on the weekend. When the employee arrived at work Monday, executive director Garrett Courchene said he tried […]

by ahnationtalk on May 8, 201736 Views

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Success of housing plan hinges on section 95 program changes – Advocate Daily

A new plan to tackle northern and remote Manitoba’s housing issues through the construction of square timber homes is cost-effective and innovative, but for it to work, it must overcome the challenges presented by the Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation’s (CMHC) section 95 housing program, Winnipeg corporate lawyer Rana Bokhari writes in The Lawyer’s Daily. […]

by ahnationtalk on May 8, 201722 Views

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Ontario’s corrections adviser urges an end to indefinite segregation – Advocate Daily

TORONTO – Ontario’s adviser on corrections reform called Thursday for an end to indefinite segregation of inmates in the province’s jails, but stopped short of urging an outright ban on the practice. Howard Sapers, a former federal correctional investigator tasked with conducting an independent review of the segregation system, released a report with 63 recommendations […]

by ahnationtalk on May 5, 201739 Views

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CACP Discussion Paper – Government Introduces Legislation to Legalize Cannabis

The Government of Canada has now introduced legislation to ‘legalize, strictly regulate and restrict access to cannabis in Canada’ – a position taken by the Liberal Party during their 2015 election campaign. Leading up to this introduction, the government held a series of consultations and mandated a Federal Task Force to provide a report helping […]

by ahnationtalk on May 2, 201726 Views

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Mandate Letter Provided to Winnipeg’s First Citizen Chair of the Winnipeg Police Board

A mandate letter has been provided to Mr. David Asper, the first citizen appointed Chair of the Winnipeg Police Board, and is now publicly available Mayor Brian Bowman announced today. “I am very pleased Mr. Asper accepted the challenging and demanding leadership role of chairing the Winnipeg Police Board,” said Mayor Bowman. “And I want […]

by ahnationtalk on May 1, 201724 Views

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Focus: Aboriginal approach to child welfare brings results – Law Times

When the Toronto-based Aboriginal Legal Services decided to offer an aboriginal approach to child welfare, it turned to an elder for a name, offering tobacco. A ceremony was held and the elder announced the program would be called Giiwedin Anang, meaning north star. Like the north star, the Giiwedin Anang program is meant to provide […]

by ahnationtalk on May 1, 201761 Views

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Aboriginal Law Report for the week ending April 30th – First People’s Law

April 30, 2017 In the News A respected Indigenous leader called for a moratorium on placer mining in British Columbia. Forget reality TV, placer mining a disaster The Aboriginal right to regulate gaming is back in the news in Manitoba. Chiefs mull legal action in push to locate casino at Downs The Ahousaht announced a […]

by ahnationtalk on May 1, 201726 Views

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Law society discovers ‘systemic weaknesses’ in protecting Indigenous people from unscrupulous lawyers – CBC

Hearings for lawyer accused of mishandling residential school claims reveal regulatory flaws Apr 26, 2017 The Law Society of Upper Canada is reviewing its approach to handling complaints from Indigenous people who say they have been misrepresented by lawyers. A recent case involving a lawyer from Kenora, Ont., “exposed serious systemic issues” in the law […]

by ahnationtalk on April 26, 201768 Views

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Law Society concludes case regarding Kenora lawyer who represented Residential School Survivors

Toronto ON: The Law Society of Upper Canada today concluded the ongoing conduct case involving Kenora-area lawyer Douglas Keshen. The resolution was arrived at by mutual agreement between the Law Society and Mr. Keshen, after the Law Society reassessed its case. The Law Society Tribunal agreed and accepted the parties’ proposal. The conduct matter arose from […]

by pmnationtalk on April 26, 201762 Views

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Aboriginal Law Report – First People’s Law

April 23, 2017 In the News This is an interesting piece on the challenges facing a modern treaty First Nation surrounded by urban development. ‘Our DNA comes from this region’: Reclaimed land opens up Fraser River to Tsawwassen First Nation The Secwepemc environmental assessment for the proposed Ajax Mine continued to draw attention. Indigenous law […]

by ahnationtalk on April 25, 201753 Views

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Generation Lex: Law schools seek balance between theory and practice – Financial Post

April 25, 2017 Traditional bastions of legal learning are moving with the times by incorporating a more practical approach to legal education, yet critics say that they have not moved far enough or quickly enough to keep up with the changes enveloping the profession. The debate puts academic study in one corner of the ring […]

by ahnationtalk on April 25, 201738 Views

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CBA: Budget 2017 and Impact on CBA Members

I am writing to update you on the CBA’s efforts to oppose the proposed elimination of “billed-basis accounting” (BBA) for lawyers and to thank you for providing us with “real life” examples of how the proposal would affect different practice and client groups. Since I last wrote, we have had meetings with Finance Canada officials […]

by ahnationtalk on April 25, 201746 Views

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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 […]

by ahnationtalk on April 24, 201753 Views

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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, 201773 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 […]

by ahnationtalk on April 21, 201765 Views

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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. […]

by pmnationtalk on April 21, 201739 Views

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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

by aanationtalk on April 20, 201775 Views

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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, 201754 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. […]

by pmnationtalk on April 19, 201726 Views

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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, 201747 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, 201734 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, 201799 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, 201792 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, 201737 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 […]

by ahnationtalk on April 6, 201733 Views

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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, 201779 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 […]

by ahnationtalk on April 5, 201757 Views

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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

by pmnationtalk on April 5, 201743 Views

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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 […]

by ahnationtalk on April 5, 201741 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: 1. Lanigan v. PEITF, 2017 PECA 3 [17] The Teachers’ Federation asserts that the judgment is the product […]

by ahnationtalk on April 5, 201738 Views

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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, 201783 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, 2017126 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, 201740 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, 201735 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, 201745 Views

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