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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, 201823 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, 201821 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, 201829 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, 201817 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, 201823 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, 201824 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, 201865 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, 201827 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, 201836 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, 201824 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, 2018136 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, 201830 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, 2018122 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, 201848 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, 201833 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, 201825 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, 201829 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, 201851 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, 201832 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, 201823 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, 2018102 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, 201865 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, 201841 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, 201840 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, 201850 Views

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Legal news Roundup – May 10, 2018 – Canadian Lawyer

Canada Man accused in Toronto van attack to appear in court this morning, Canadian Press Investigation clears Green Party leader Elizabeth May of workplace harassment, Toronto Star Missing, murdered Indigenous women inquiry lags in repaying counselling costs, Globe and Mail Read More: http://www.canadianlawyermag.com/legalfeeds/author/patricia-cancilla/legal-news-roundup-may-10-2018-15714/

by ahnationtalk on May 10, 201854 Views

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The IBA Congratulates Mary Ellen Turpel-Lafond on her new role as the Inaugural Director of the Indian Residential School History and Dialogue Centre and Law Professor at UBC

OTTAWA, ON – The Indigenous Bar Association congratulates Mary Ellen Turpel-Lafond on her new position at the University of British Columbia (UBC). Turpel-Lafond will be the inaugural director of the university’s new Indian Residential School History and Dialogue Centre (IRSHDC). The Centre officially opened April 9, 2018. In 2017, the Supreme Court ruled in Canada […]

by ahnationtalk on May 9, 201849 Views

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Demystifying Gladue: Part 2 – Lethbridge News Now

ALBERTA – After hearing from Ashley Prairie Chicken about the work that goes into preparing a Gladue report and how they help an Indigenous offender – sometimes even prior to sentencing – we’re shifting gears to look at the importance of the reports for the justice system. As noted in our previous story, Lethbridge News […]

by ahnationtalk on May 8, 201864 Views

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UN principles key in laws affecting Indigenous people: AFN chief

Credits: The Canadian Press Assembly of First Nations Chief Perry Bellegarde is urging Ottawa to incorporate “free, prior and informed” principles in legislation impacting Indigenous Peoples. Bellegarde spoke at the AFN’s special assembly on Tuesday. (May 1, 2018) The Canadian Press is Canada’s most trusted news leader in providing real-time, bilingual multimedia content for online, […]

by ahnationtalk on May 6, 2018171 Views

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University of Winnipeg: International conference examines access to justice

May 03, 2018 Featured speakers open and free to all – May 9 to 11, 2018 Participants from across Canada, the United States, the Caribbean and Africa will be gathering at The University of Winnipeg next week to explore barriers many people face in accessing justice. Recent trials stemming from the deaths of Tina Fontaine […]

by pmnationtalk on May 4, 201880 Views

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Breaking Barriers – Thunder Bay Police Service

Date Published: 2018-05-02 The Thunder Bay Police Service has launched a new page on our website which is designed to inform the public on the progress to reduce systemic barriers. We recognize that systemic barriers exist between Indigenous people and the justice system which includes police. The work that goes into eliminating these barriers is […]

by aanationtalk on May 3, 201883 Views

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Aboriginal Law Report April 29, 2018 – First Peoples Law

April 29, 2018 The Kinder Morgan pipeline debate rages on. Vaughn Palmer: Horgan hanging pipeline hat on principle of unanimity The Real Reason Canada is in Crisis Over the Kinder Morgan Pipeline BC Needs To Use Full Toolbox to Stop Kinder Morgan Opinion | Justin Trudeau’s Texas-size pipeline crisis Kinder Morgan’s $7.4-billion Trans Mountain oil […]

by ahnationtalk on May 1, 201890 Views

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Breaking News | ‘Legal discrimination is alive and well’: Canada’s indigenous women fight for equal

Credits: Breaking News 24/7 Breaking News | ‘Legal discrimination is alive and well’: Canada’s indigenous women fight for equality Breaking News | ‘Legal discrimination is alive and well’: Canada’s indigenous women fight for equality As a child, Sharon McIvor spent her days roaming her grandmother’s First Nations community deep in British Columbia, learning to fish, […]

by ahnationtalk on April 30, 2018200 Views

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21 Things You May Not Know About the Indian Act: Helping Canadians Make Reconciliation with Indigenous Peoples a Reality, Author Bob Joseph

Based on a viral article, 21 Things You May Not Know About the Indian Act is the essential guide to understanding the legal document and its repercussion on generations of Indigenous Peoples, written by a leading cultural sensitivity trainer. Since its creation in 1876, the Indian Act has shaped, controlled, and constrained the lives and opportunities of […]

by pmnationtalk on April 30, 2018593 Views

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Child Protection – Practice and procedure – Parties – The Lawyer’s Daily

Appeal by the grandmother from an order of a Chambers judge designating the foster parents as being persons of sufficient interest in a three-year-old child. The order was made in the context of an impending hearing to have the child declared to be in need of protection. The child was of Indigenous ancestry, but the […]

by ahnationtalk on April 26, 2018100 Views

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Rights Before We Talk Reconciliation: Reporting on Indigenous Issues in Canada

Credits: Western University Published on Mar 23, 2018 Uploaded by: FIMS – The 2018 Clissold Lecture, presented by Tanya Talaga, award-winning Toronto Star journalist, and author of Seven Fallen Feathers: Racism, Death, and Hard Truths in a Northern City.

by pmnationtalk on April 19, 2018232 Views

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Indigenization at the Faculty of Law – Thompson Rivers University

Credits: Thompson Rivers University Published on Apr 16, 2018 The Coyote Project is about implementing the Truth and Reconciliation Commission’s calls to action—particularly the elimination of educational and employment gaps between Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal Canadians and new Aboriginal education legislation with the full consent and participation of Aboriginal peoples. https://www.tru.ca/coyote

by pmnationtalk on April 17, 2018226 Views

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The two parts of R. v. Gladue – Advocate Daily

We all know that Aboriginal offenders are grossly over-represented in the Canadian criminal justice system. R. v. Gladue was released by the Supreme Court of Canada almost 20 years ago. Every defence lawyer has, at one time or another, made Gladue submissions on a sentencing hearing. We have specialized courts. We have knowledgeable crowns and […]

by ahnationtalk on April 16, 2018141 Views

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MMIWG inquiry process needs to improve – Law Times

April 16, 2018 Last month, the National Inquiry into Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls requested a two-year extension and up to $50 million in order to complete its mandate. The federal government established the MMIWG inquiry in September 2016 after decades of activism by Indigenous women’s organizations to raise the alarm about the […]

by ahnationtalk on April 16, 2018116 Views

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Guide to legalization predicts home grown pot will be biggest municipal headache – CP

Source: The Canadian Press Apr 16, 2018 By Joan Bryden THE CANADIAN PRESS OTTAWA _ Municipalities will have to grapple with a host of thorny issues once recreational cannabis is legalized in Canada _ but it’s the matter of home-grown marijuana plants that’s expected to cause them the biggest headaches. The Federation of Canadian Municipalities has developed […]

by ahnationtalk on April 16, 2018131 Views

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Recapture of inmate from Buffalo Sage Wellness House

From: Correctional Service Canada April 12, 2018 – Edmonton, Alberta – Correctional Service Canada At approximately 2:40 p.m. on April 9, 2018, inmate Meagan Young was apprehended by the Edmonton Police Service. This inmate had been unlawfully at large from the Buffalo Sage Wellness House, a facility managed by Native Counselling Services of Alberta (NCSA), […]

by ahnationtalk on April 12, 2018116 Views

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Aboriginal Law Report – First Peoples Law

April 8, 2018 Once again, the Kinder Morgan pipeline met civil disobedience. Hundreds rally outside Trudeau fundraiser in downtown Vancouver Festering pipeline battle appears likely to explode in coming days Grand Chief Stewart Phillip, Naomi Klein join Kinder Morgan protests This is a good piece from Pam Palmater on the criminalization of the Aboriginal right […]

by ahnationtalk on April 9, 2018143 Views

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Canada could be held responsible for band’s pre-Confederation claim – Law Times

In early days of colony, of British Columbia, settlers displaced WL Indian Band (“band”) from site of its village and surrounding lands (“village lands”). When British Columbia joined Confederation in 1871, under Terms of Union, Canada assumed responsibility for creation of Indian reserves according. In 1881, alternate lands were allotted to band. Parliament established Specific […]

by ahnationtalk on April 9, 2018141 Views

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More transparency needed on good character – Law Times

April 9, 2018 Lawyers are calling on the Law Society of Ontario to confirm whether it considers systemic factors when determining whether Indigenous candidates meet the “good character” requirement to become a lawyer. A group of lawyers and legal scholars has submitted a motion to the LSO’s annual general meeting, asking the regulator to review […]

by ahnationtalk on April 9, 2018113 Views

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Indigenous Bar Association Congratulates Two New Indigenous Judge Appointments in Saskatchewan

OTTAWA, ON – The Indigenous Bar Association (IBA) celebrates two outstanding female Métis lawyers who were appointed as judges in the Province of Saskatchewan on March 23rd. Mary McAuley to the Provincial Court in La Ronge and Natasha Crooks to the Provincial Court in Saskatoon. Judge McAuley is Métis from Cumberland House in Northern Saskatchewan […]

by pmnationtalk on March 28, 2018171 Views

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First-ever Indigenous-led Summit to Focus on Moving Past The Indian Act

THUNDER BAY, ON (March 26, 2018): Nishnawbe Aski Nation (NAN) Grand Chief Alvin Fiddler and Osgoode Hall Law School Dean Lorne Sossin announced today that they will bring together leaders to create a plan for moving beyond the Indian Act. “Creating a new relationship with our federal Treaty partner is complex and is missing a […]

by ahnationtalk on March 26, 2018182 Views

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New Indigenous court receives high praise from BC Attorney General – My Prince George Now

The new Indigenous court in Prince George is here following Friday’s opening ceremony. The court will focus on rehabilitation and giving fairer representation for Indigenous persons, with Lheidli T’enneh elders being involved in the final decisions. “To have elders involved in the process, to have recognition of some of the legacy of colonization, and how […]

by ahnationtalk on March 26, 2018140 Views

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A modest proposal concerning bias in the jury system – The Lawyer’s Daily

March 23, 2018 Gerald Stanley was acquitted in the killing of Colten Boushie by a North Battleford, Sask., jury. Boushie’s family and others believe this to be an unjust result. Along with being disappointed by the verdict, they have raised concerns about the jury selection process and, in particular, they believe that potential Indigenous jurors […]

by ahnationtalk on March 23, 2018153 Views

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Aboriginal Lands – Lease – The Lawyer’s Daily

Appeal by the lessor from an award of damages for eviction of the lessee. In 1995, the respondent leased from the appellant 2,000 acres of hunting grounds for the purpose of operating a hunt club business. The respondent stopped paying rent in 2005 on the basis that he was drawing down the capital improvement credit […]

by ahnationtalk on March 22, 2018129 Views

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The (Québec) Ombudsperson speaks out against the detention conditions of people serving an intermittent sentence

QUÉBEC CITY, March 21, 2018 – Today the Québec Ombudsman released an investigation report on the consequences of the rise in intermittent sentences in Québec’s correctional facilities. This increase exacerbates the problem of overcrowding in many facilities, especially on Saturdays and Sundays. The situation not only adversely affects the safety and detention conditions of those […]

by aanationtalk on March 21, 2018166 Views

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