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Search underway for missing First Nation man in Carmacks

June 20, 2017 Carmacks, Yukon On Monday, June 19th, around 2:30 p.m., Carmacks RCMP received a report of a missing 57-year-old First Nation man. RCMP investigators are exploring multiple avenues to locate the missing man. Ground, air and water searches are currently underway. RCMP Major Crime Unit and Police Dog Service are on scene and leading the search. Volunteers […]

by pmnationtalk on June 22, 20177 Views

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Media Advisory – Former Law Society Treasurer Thomas G. Conway to be honoured for exceptional advocacy and leadership

OTTAWA, June 19, 2017 The Law Society of Upper Canada will present a degree of Doctor of Laws, honoris causa (LLD), to Thomas G. Conway at its Call to the Bar ceremony in Ottawa on June 23. As part of its Call ceremonies each year, the Law Society awards honorary doctorates to distinguished people in […]

by ahnationtalk on June 20, 201731 Views

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Solitary confinement: How four people’s stories have changed Canada’s hearts, minds and laws​ – The Globe and Mail

On Monday, Ottawa took a step toward a 15-day limit on solitary confinement in federal prisons, curbing a practice that critics call torture that endangers the lives of mentally ill inmates. It took a series of high-profile human tragedies to bring Canadian governments to this point. Here are a few, and how The Globe covered […]

by ahnationtalk on June 20, 201736 Views

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Minister Jody Wilson-Raybould Gives Up On Eliminating The Discrimination Against First Nations Women That Chief Jody Wilson-Raybould Denounced

Odanak, 19 June 2016 – Federal Justice Minister Jody Wilson-Raybould no longer wants to fix all sex discrimination in the Indian Act registration rules, even though in 2010, Chief Jody Wilson-Raybould told Parliament “to eradicate discrimination wherever and whenever possible.”1 The Government of Canada is facing a July 3rd deadline to eliminate certain forms of […]

by pmnationtalk on June 20, 20173 Views

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RCMP: In partnership to protect our borders

June 20, 2017 Cornwall, Ontario On June 21st and 22nd 2017, members from the Cornwall Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) Detachment along with its local law enforcement partners in Canada and in the United States (US) will be conducting high visibility patrols to promote the security along our shared borders. Additionally, on the Canadian side, uniformed officers will […]

by pmnationtalk on June 20, 201721 Views

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Search warrants in Eskasoni lead to drug charges

June 20, 2017 Eskasoni, Nova Scotia On June 15, members with RCMP Eskasoni and the Sydney Drug Section conducted search warrants at two residences in Eskasoni that led to two individuals being charged. Marihuana, prescription opioid pills and over $1,200 in cash was seized. RCMP has charged 28-year-old Curtis Poulette of Eskasoni with Possession for the Purpose of Trafficking […]

by pmnationtalk on June 20, 201717 Views

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Missing 14 Year-Old Male: Tyrone Tyson AGECOUTAY

The Regina Police Service is asking the public for their help in locating a 14 year-old male who was last seen on June 18, 2017. View photo Fourteen year-old , Tyrone Tyson AGECOUTAY  DOB: 2003/01/11, of Regina was last seen in Regina in the 2400 block of Legislative Drive at approximately 04:00 pm on June […]

by pmnationtalk on June 19, 201730 Views

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Illegal Outfitting Investigation Nets More Than $71,000 in Fines

June 19, 2017 Ministry of Environment conservation officers recently completed a two-and-half year investigation into illegal outfitting activities near the community of Hazlet, located 64 kilometres northwest of Swift Current near the Great Sand Hills. The multi-agency initiative led to more than $71,000 in fines for four North Battleford-area men.  During a patrol in October […]

by pmnationtalk on June 19, 201722 Views

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Monday’s Mix – Slaw.ca

June 19, 2017 Each Monday we present brief excerpts of recent posts from five of Canada’s award­-winning legal blogs chosen at random* from more than 80 recent Clawbie winners. In this way we hope to promote their work, with their permission, to as wide an audience as possible. This week the randomly selected blogs are […]

by pmnationtalk on June 19, 201718 Views

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Law Society of Upper Canada mulls name change – Law Times

19 June 2017 The Law Society of Upper Canada is considering changing its name to move away from what critics say is an archaic tradition. The provincial regulator’s Strategic Communications Steering Group is looking into the issue and could make a recommendation on it to the law society’s governing body, Convocation, as early as this […]

by ahnationtalk on June 19, 201717 Views

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NAPS: Stabbing Investigation in Sandy Lake First Nation

(Sandy Lake, ON) On June 14, 2017, in the early morning hours, the Nishnawbe Aski Police Service (NAPS) Sandy Lake Detachment received a report of a stabbing. The NAPS North West Region Crime Unit is investigating this incident. As a result, a 33 year-old male was found to have sustained an injury to his chest. […]

by pmnationtalk on June 19, 20179 Views

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Aboriginal Law Report for the week ending June 18th – First People’s Law

June 18, 2017 Here’s our update for the week ending June 18th. In the NewsThe Kinder Morgan pipeline expansion is far from a sure thing. Comment: First Nations team up to fight Trans Mountain Trans Mountain pipeline’s necessity questioned as tanker traffic slumps The United Nations is under pressure to take action on cultural appropriation. […]

by ahnationtalk on June 19, 201716 Views

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Missing person – Jordan CURTIS

June 14, 2017 The Calgary Police Service is currently seeking public assistance to locate a missing man. View Photo Jordan Nicholas CURTIS, 33, of Edmonton, recently travelled to Calgary to visit a friend and was last seen in the 0-100 block of Dermot Baldwin Way S.E., the evening of Saturday, May 20, 2017. Friends and […]

by pmnationtalk on June 15, 201731 Views

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Senate committee recommendations to address court delays – CBA National Magazine

Bob Runciman, Chair of The Standing Senate Committee on Legal and Constitutional Affairs, says no other major country forces judges to throw out cases for delay. The committee wants new remedies to replace stays granted under section 11(b) of the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms. The Supreme Court of Canada, in the 2016 R […]

by ahnationtalk on June 15, 201719 Views

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Filling McLachlin’s seat: What does tradition tell us? – CBA National Magazine

June 13, 2017 With Chief Justice Beverley McLachlin retiring, the Trudeau government will have to search for a replacement in that role for the first time in 17 years. The Prime Minister will also have the opportunity to fill her seat. The big question that will be debated in legal circles in the coming weeks […]

by pmnationtalk on June 14, 201728 Views

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Police Chief promotes community engagement – 880 CKLQ

Brandon, MB (CKLQ) – Police Chief Ian Grant says he’s been happy with the work his officers have been doing within the community – while addressing the recently released annual report highlighting some of the joint investigations into drugs and firearms. He also points out that he was incredibly proud of the relationships his department […]

by ahnationtalk on June 13, 201733 Views

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Inuvik RCMP requesting the public’s assistance with an arson investigation

On June 4th, 2017, at approximately 8: 40 PM., Inuvik RCMP responded to structure fire of an out building on Raven Street Inuvik, NT. Police are considering the fire suspicious in nature and are seeking the public’s assistance in identifying possible suspects or persons of interest. Inuvik RCMP observed smoke in the general area of Raven Street. Police attended the […]

by pmnationtalk on June 13, 201717 Views

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Aboriginal Law Report for the week ending June 11th – First People’s Law

June 11, 2017 The federal government continues to draw criticism for its refusal to completely remove sex-discrimination from the Indian Act registration provisions. Bennett urges MPs to kill Senate amendment that aims to take sexism out of the Indian Act Quebec chief urges MPs to pass amendment to eliminate sexism in Indian Act The people […]

by ahnationtalk on June 12, 201724 Views

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The Campaign to end all Gender Discrimination in the Indian Act

OTTAWA – Following their presentation to the House of Commons Committee on Indigenous and Northern Affairs, Thursday, June 8 Sharon McIvor, Dr. Pamela Palmater, and Dr. Lynn Gehl, will be available to the media for questions and interviews, along with other presenters and experts. What: The House of Commons Committee on Indigenous and Northern Affairs […]

by ahnationtalk on June 8, 201750 Views

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TIP Call Results in $14,700 in Fines for Kamsack Poaching Case

June 7, 2017 Three Saskatchewan men were recently found guilty for poaching violations under The Wildlife Act and Regulations and were fined $14,700 in provincial court. In November 2015, Ministry of Environment conservation officers received a Turn In Poachers (TIP) call regarding an elk shot out of the hunting season on private land approximately eight […]

by ahnationtalk on June 7, 201726 Views

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Killing elk, deer out of season earns Saskatchewan men hefty fines – CP

Source: The Canadian Press Jun 7, 2017 Fines totalling $14,700 have been brought down in provincial court after three Saskatchewan men were found guilty of poaching violations involving an elk and white-tailed deer. The Ministry of Environment says an investigation began after an elk was shot out of season on private land near Kamsack in 2015 and […]

by ahnationtalk on June 7, 201745 Views

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Tips Tuesday – Slaw.ca

Here are excerpts from the most recent tips on SlawTips, the site that each week offers up useful advice, short and to the point, on research, writing, and practice. Research Native Law Centre Case Watch Law Society of Saskatchewan Library Each month, the University of Saskatchewan’s Native Law Centre blog features a Case Watch. The […]

by ahnationtalk on June 6, 201728 Views

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Aboriginal Law Report for the week ending June 4th – First People’s Law

June 4, 2017 In the News All sides are digging in for a long fight over the future of the Kinder Morgan pipeline. A pipeline rattles the political landscape Notley says B.C. First Nations won’t stop pipeline B.C. pipeline showdown: Will Kinder Morgan expansion get built? Trans Mountain pipeline project ‘will never see the light […]

by ahnationtalk on June 6, 201728 Views

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Newbould Inquiry Concludes in light of Judge’s Retirement

Ottawa, 5 June 2017 – The Canadian Judicial Council announced today that the Inquiry Committee constituted in the conduct of the Honourable F. Newbould has stayed its proceedings permanently given the judge’s retirement effective 1 June 2017. The Committee’s Report provides reasons why it believes that the Council has no jurisdiction to review the conduct […]

by pmnationtalk on June 6, 201724 Views

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New consensus on enacting the Truth and Reconciliation Commission’s Call to Action on Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder

New consensus on enacting the Truth and Reconciliation Commission’s Call to Action on Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder Vancouver, June 1, 2017— Leading experts in FASD and Indigenous health and wellness from across Canada have built consensus on promising approaches to address and prevent Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder for Indigenous Peoples. In its report two years […]

by pmnationtalk on June 5, 2017194 Views

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Public Interest Disclosure – For Immediate Release – Antoine Smallgeese

June 2, 2017 Public information and warning: In the interest of public safety, the Northwest Territories RCMP is issuing the following warning: Antoine Smallgeese, 27, is being released from North Slave Correctional Complex, June 9, 2017. Smallgeese has Criminal Code convictions for Sexual Assault, Assault, Break and Enter, Unlawfully in a Dwelling and Failing to […]

by ahnationtalk on June 5, 201718 Views

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13 year old girl has been reported missing from Grande Prairie – Mary Estelle

Jun 01, 2017 View Photo A 13 year old girl has been reported missing from Grande Prairie. Mary Estelle’s disappearance was reported to RCMP on May 31st and there’s concern for her well being. Mary is described as Aboriginal, 5’1″ and 130 pounds with brown eyes and brown hair. She was last seen wearing a […]

by pmnationtalk on June 1, 201745 Views

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Settlement privilege at heart of recent Indian residential school survivors appeal – Canadian Lawyer

Settlement privilege is the main issue in the latest move in a protracted legal battle between St. Anne’s Indian residential school survivors and the Crown. Ontario Provincial Police investigation records from a civil case in the 1990s left out of school information files ahead of compensation hearings under the Indian Residential School Settlement Agreement are […]

by ahnationtalk on June 1, 201756 Views

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Ochapowace Nation: Laws Updated

MAY 31, 2017 Ochapowace has updated Laws  Click HERE to review NT5

by pmnationtalk on June 1, 201748 Views

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CCLA Welcomes Clarity on Bail Decisions

June 01, 2017 The Canadian Civil Liberties Association is pleased that today the Supreme Court of Canada has reinforced an accused’s constitutional right to not only reasonable bail, but to the least restrictive form. “The CCLA is delighted with this decision. There are many problems in the bail system in Canada. Cash bails would not […]

by pmnationtalk on June 1, 201729 Views

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WCEL: Kinder Morgan Canada Limited: Brief on Legal Risks for Trans Mountain

Subject(s): Kinder Morgan, Trans Mountain pipeline and tankers project Author(s): West Coast Environmental Law Association, Tsleil-Waututh Sacred Trust Initiative Summary This briefing note summarizes some of the legal risks facing Kinder Morgan’s Trans Mountain Expansion Project. It includes a summary of ongoing litigation and a discussion about additional legal risks, including developments in Canadian, International […]

by pmnationtalk on June 1, 201730 Views

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Miller Thomson Makes Strategic Investment in Legal Knowledge Centre for Vancouver

New facility includes expanded litigation and business law expertise VANCOUVER, May 30, 2017 – Canadian business law firm Miller Thomson has completed the build out of a new, multimillion dollar legal knowledge centre in downtown Vancouver. The 48,000 square foot facility is designed to serve as a platform for the firm’s business, startup and public […]

by pmnationtalk on May 30, 201730 Views

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Vancouver firm working to give Indigenous law traction – Salish Sea Sentinel

The Kinder Morgan pipeline expansion is illegal under Tsleil-Waututh—and other nations’—unextinguished traditional laws. But the project has gone forward regardless because First Nations’ pre-colonial laws often don’t get recognized by governments and courts in broader society. Now, one Vancouver law firm is helping B.C. First Nations to stand up their laws in a colonial context […]

by ahnationtalk on May 30, 201743 Views

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Legal news roundup – May 30, 2017 – Canadian Lawyer

Canada Families of missing, murdered indigenous women begin speaking at Whitehorse hearing, Canadian Press Trans Mountain pipeline will proceed despite B.C. shakeup, Trudeau says, Globe and Mail Weed Kings? Tragically Hip partners with medical marijuana company, Globe and Mail Read More: http://canadianlawyermag.com/legalfeeds/3846/legal-news-roundup-may-30-2017.html?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+LegalFeedsBlog+%28Legal+Feeds+Blog%29

by ahnationtalk on May 30, 201729 Views

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Two Charged after Oxycodone seized in Eabametoong First Nation

May 29, 2017 (Fort Hope, ON) On May 28, 2017, the Nishnawbe Aski Police Service Drug Enforcement Unit executed two search warrants in Eabametoong First Nation (Fort Hope) with the assistance of the NAPS Emergency Response Team. As a result of the search warrants police seized Oxycodone along with Marihuana, both seizures have a northern […]

by pmnationtalk on May 29, 201756 Views

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Missing girl last seen at QE II Hospital – My Grande Prairie Now

May. 29th, 2017 RCMP are looking for help in finding a 19 year old woman. Donna Bauer was last seen at the QEII Hospital on Sunday, May 28th, 2017 around 9 p.m. Police believe she could be travelling to Valleyview. Bauer was last seen wearing jean shorts, a black tank top and a black bandana. […]

by ahnationtalk on May 29, 201753 Views

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Speaker’s Corner: Time for LSUC to change name – Law Times

29 May 2017 For decades, those of us who have come from away to live in Ontario have puzzled over a strange conundrum. Why isn’t the Law Society serving the residents of Ontario called the Law Society of Ontario? Why does Ontario’s Law Society cling to an arcane tradition of insisting its name must remain […]

by ahnationtalk on May 29, 201745 Views

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Aboriginal Law Report for the week ending May 28th – First People’s Law

May 28, 2017 In the News With a court imposed deadline fast approaching, the federal government’s proposed amendments to the Indian Act registration provisions have run into a snag in the Senate. Senators amend legislation aimed at removing sexism from Indian Act Changes to Canada’s Indian Act could give up to 2 million people Indian […]

by ahnationtalk on May 29, 201741 Views

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Four Gowling WLG lawyers distinguished in Lexpert/ROB Canada’s Leading Corporate Lawyers guide

May 26, 2017 Lexpert has recognized four Gowling WLG partners as leading business law practitioners in its annual guide, “Canada’s Leading Corporate Lawyers” — published as a special edition in the June 2017 issue of Report on Business. Based on the results of extensive peer surveys, Lexpert’s corporate rankings distinguish lawyers across select practice areas, including corporate […]

by pmnationtalk on May 26, 201772 Views

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Canada 150: Alfred Scow listened to indigenous elders when passing sentence as a judge – Vancouver Sun

May 26, 2017 To mark Canada’s 150th birthday, we are counting down to Canada Day with profiles of 150 noteworthy British Columbians. Alfred Scow had a lifetime of firsts. He was the first indigenous person to graduate from law school in B.C., the first called to the bar in B.C., and the first to be […]

by ahnationtalk on May 26, 201744 Views

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Canada’s judges urged to speak out and change outdated perceptions – The Globe and Mail

May 26, 2017 A newly retired chief judge says Canada’s judicial leadership needs to “get into the 21st century” and speak publicly about the issues facing the justice system, rather than hiding behind the outdated notion that judges speak only through their rulings. Neil Wittmann of Alberta was one of just five sitting judges who […]

by pmnationtalk on May 26, 201746 Views

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Law Society presents 2017 awards

Outstanding legal professionals honoured at annual 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 24, 2017, at Osgoode Hall in Toronto. “Tonight’s awards are among the highest professional honours granted by […]

by ahnationtalk on May 25, 201750 Views

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Vancouver Police Share 2016 Annual Report

May 24, 2017 The Vancouver Police Department is releasing its 2016 Annual Report, highlighting some of our initiatives and engagement with the diverse community that we serve. “In this report, we are taking time to highlight just some of the community-focused initiatives that helped us serve our diverse communities in 2016,” says Chief Constable Adam […]

by pmnationtalk on May 24, 201760 Views

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Aboriginal Law Report for the week ending May 21st – First People’s Law

May 21, 2017 Is it the beginning of the end for the National Energy Board? Scrap NEB and replace it with 2 separate agencies, expert panel recommends Thumbs up to report recommending dismantling of National Energy Board ‘A spill is a spill is a spill’: NEB modernization report benefited from Sask. pipeline concerns Yedlin: Transformational […]

by ahnationtalk on May 24, 201746 Views

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OACP Statement: Member of the OACP Board of Directors

The Ontario Association of Chiefs of Police has been made aware of the charges that have been laid concerning an OACP Board member. Chief J.P. Levesque informed the President that he will step aside from his duties as a member of the OACP Board of Directors to allow him to deal with the matter at […]

by ahnationtalk on May 24, 201726 Views

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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, 201758 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, 201760 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, 201751 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, 201791 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, 201739 Views

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