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Senator Murray Sinclair to Join Emerging Indigenous Law Firm, Cochrane Saxberg

OTTAWA, Aug. 4, 2020  – In addition to his appointment as Senator, Murray Sinclair will be joining Cochrane Saxberg Barristers and Solicitors, one of the leading Indigenous law firms in Manitoba. This new position will allow Senator Sinclair to continue his long career of serving the justice system in Manitoba, and advocating for Indigenous peoples […]

by ahnationtalk on August 4, 202057 Views

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Sen. Murray Sinclair joins legal firm to mentor lawyers in Indigenous law – CBC

Sinclair wants to help foster better understanding of traditional laws, how they intersect with development Aug 03, 2020 Sen. Murray Sinclair is returning to his legal roots, while also keeping his seat in the upper chamber — at least for now. The former chief commissioner of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission, who was also the […]

by ahnationtalk on August 4, 202034 Views

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Aboriginal Law Report August 2, 2020 – First Peoples Law

Indigenous rights and environmental assessments were front and centre in Ontario. Fort Albany First Nation calls on Ontario to repeal bill that makes changes to environmental act | CBC News Indigenous consultation and Bill 197: Understanding the exemptions for Indigenous communities in Ontario’s EA reforms | Lexology Jurisdiction over child welfare was a hot topic […]

by ahnationtalk on August 3, 202060 Views

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Injunctions as a Tool of Colonialism – First Peoples Law

July 30, 2020 Since the entrenchment of protections for Aboriginal and Treaty rights in the Constitution Act, 1982, Indigenous people in Canada have used injunctions to protect their ancestral lands from exploitation. In recent years, however, court decisions have followed a trajectory which directly undermines the protection of Indigenous rights. On the one hand, courts […]

by ahnationtalk on July 30, 2020114 Views

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R. v. Sharma: law prohibiting conditional sentence for Indigenous woman a Charter breach – Law Times

28 Jul 2020 In a case involving an Indigenous woman convicted of drug trafficking, the Ontario Court of Appeal has struck down two criminal code provisions which denied her a conditional sentence. In R. v. Sharma, Cheyenne Sharma was convicted after pleading guilty to importing a large quantity of cocaine from South America. On appeal, […]

by ahnationtalk on July 28, 2020117 Views

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Organizations to help police report statistics on Indigenous groups in official crime statistics – Law Times

27 Jul 2020 Statistics Canada and the Canadian Association of Chiefs of Police have committed to work together to advance the improvement of the collection and reporting of statistics on Indigenous and ethno-cultural groups in police-reported crime data on victims and accused individuals. They will also work alongside key stakeholders and organizations to identify ways […]

by ahnationtalk on July 27, 2020132 Views

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Losing faith in consultations – CBA

The Supreme Court cleared the way for the Trans Mountain expansion project. But at what cost? It’s been over three weeks since the Supreme Court of Canada gave its last word on the Trans Mountain pipeline expansion project — time enough for people in the Indigenous law field to arrive at some conclusions about what […]

by ahnationtalk on July 27, 202060 Views

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Aboriginal Law Report July 26, 2020 – First Peoples Law

July 26, 2020 In the News Policing, pipelines and energy sovereignty were all hot topics in BC. Feds will make First Nations policing an essential service – National Observer First Nations Leadership Council requests that BC withdraw Bill 17 – Clean Energy Amendment Act | BCAFN Tsilhqot’in Nation sounds alarm on proposed amendments to Clean Energy […]

by ahnationtalk on July 27, 202060 Views

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Law barring conditional sentences in some cases unconstitutional, court rules – Thompson Citizen

July 24, 2020 TORONTO — A law that bars a judge from imposing a conditional sentence for certain offences was struck down as unconstitutional on Friday in a decision likely to find its way to the country’s top court. In a 2-1 ruling, the Ontario Court of Appeal found the provisions of the Criminal Code […]

by ahnationtalk on July 24, 2020102 Views

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BCUC’s Indigenous Utilities Inquiry Final Report Misses The Mark On UNDRIP And Transformative Regulatory Change – MT & Co.

Many Indigenous Nations view the development of Indigenous-led utilities and Independent Power Producer (“IPP”) projects as a viable means of promoting self-determinism and economic stability and manifesting their Aboriginal rights and title within the utilities sector. Over the past year, several of our clients participated as interveners in the BC Utilities Commission’s (“BCUC”) Indigenous Utilities […]

by ahnationtalk on July 24, 2020169 Views

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