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Police Are Trying to Locate a Missing 85-year-old Woman

July 26, 2017 View Photo Police are searching for 85-year-old Christina Myrtle Wallace. Mrs. Wallace was last seen on July 25th at 7:40 p.m. in the area of East Cordova Street and Gore Avenue in Vancouver. She is described as an aboriginal woman, 5’3” tall, weighs 130 lbs, with grey hair (often in pony tail), […]

by pmnationtalk on July 26, 201790 Views

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Missing Person – Public Assistance Requested: Assist to Ontario Provincial Police

July 25, 2017 (KENORA, ON) – The Kenora Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) is asking for the public’s assistance in locating a 39-year-old male from Kenora. He was reported missing to police on Friday, July 21, 2017. James BEGG was last seen in the downtown area of Kenora on July 16, 2017. He is described […]

by pmnationtalk on July 26, 201779 Views

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Insufficient time for missing and murdered Indigenous women and girls inquiry to complete work: law professor – The Lawyer’s Daily

July 25, 2017 The national inquiry into missing and murdered Indigenous women and girls (MMIWG) — which has struggled with resignations, delays and accusations of poor communication — could learn some lessons from the Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada, says an Osgoode Hall law school professor. “I don’t think I quite knew when a […]

by ahnationtalk on July 25, 2017308 Views

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Missing 43-year-old woman – Newcastle Creek

July 25, 2017 Newcastle Creek, New Brunswick The West District RCMP is asking for the public’s help in locating a 43-year-old woman missing from Newcastle Creek, just west of Minto, N.B. Susan Lee was last seen on July 17, 2017, around 11 p.m., driving in the area of Booth Road in Newcastle Creek. She has not been seen nor heard […]

by pmnationtalk on July 25, 201765 Views

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Artwork stolen from Carcross Commons

July 24, 2017 Carcross, Yukon On July 23rd, 2017, a piece of art was stolen from the Carcross Art House located in Carcross Commons. The piece is a bone carving of a head by Yukon artist Dennis Shorty and is valued at $650.00. Anyone with any information on this incident is asked to contact Carcross RCMP Detachment at (867) 821-2677. […]

by pmnationtalk on July 25, 201782 Views

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Aboriginal Law Report – First People’s Law

July 23, 2017 I was at family camp last weekend (highly recommended) and so wasn’t able to do my report. Here’s a double issue covering the last two weeks. In the News The federal government released 10 principles on its relationship with Indigenous Peoples. Principles respecting the Government of Canada’s relationship with Indigenous peoples Beyond […]

by ahnationtalk on July 24, 201759 Views

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Statistics Canada says number of police reported pot offences down again in 2016 – CP

Source: The Canadian Press Jul 24, 2017  OTTAWA _ The number of cannabis-related offences reported to police was down again last year, for the fifth time in a row. Statistics Canada says there were about 55,000 offences related to marijuana reported to police in 2016, which is about 6,000 fewer than reported the year before, despite the […]

by ahnationtalk on July 24, 201779 Views

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Annual Report of Directeur Mario Harel, O.O.M, President of the Canadian Association of Chiefs of Police

submitted to the membership at the CACP Annual General Meeting Montréal, QC Monday 17 July 2017 Members of the Canadian Association of Chiefs of Police: This marks the 112th conference of the CACP, and as President I am pleased to be able to report on a very successful past year on all fronts—our Association’s financial […]

by pmnationtalk on July 21, 201791 Views

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Sexual assault rates remain steady, while other crimes see decline, survey says – The Lawyer’s Daily

July 20, 2017 A Statistics Canada study shows self-reported sexual assault rates have remained the same, despite a decrease in other types of violent and non-violent crime. The data comes from the General Social Survey (GSS) on Victimization done in 2014 and shows that 22 instances of sexual assault were reported for every 1,000 Canadians […]

by ahnationtalk on July 20, 201750 Views

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LAO releases racialized communities strategy paper ahead of consultations

Monday, July 17, 2017 Legal Aid Ontario (LAO) will be holding a series of in-person and online sessions this fall to meet with clients, lawyers, community legal clinics and other community agencies to talk about some of the issues faced by racialized communities when it comes to getting the legal services they need. Ahead of […]

by pmnationtalk on July 18, 201767 Views

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Waddell launches new firm, Waddell Phillips Professional Corp. – Advocate Daily

Toronto class-action lawyer Margaret Waddell has opted to hang out her own shingle with the new firm, Waddell Phillips Professional Corporation, which will focus on cases with a strong human rights element, in addition to consumer protection, product liability and securities class actions. “One of the types of litigation cases we are excited to take […]

by ahnationtalk on July 18, 201737 Views

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NAFTA, trade, cannabis on agenda as premiers meet in Edmonton this week – Advocate Daily

EDMONTON – Cross-border trade and the looming renegotiation of NAFTA top the agenda of the upcoming summer gathering of Canada’s premiers, says host Rachel Notley. Notley says the premiers will hear from Canada’s ambassador to the United States at the meeting of what is known as the Council of the Federation. “We will be focusing […]

by ahnationtalk on July 17, 201737 Views

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Marking the Law Society’s 220th Anniversary – The Gazette

It has been just over a year since I was elected as the 66th Treasurer. Together, we are pursuing a robust and challenging agenda, striving to be proactive and modern in our approach to professional regulation in the 21st century. When I ran for Treasurer, I ran with the intent of making the Law Society’s […]

by ahnationtalk on July 17, 201730 Views

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Media Advisory – CACP Schedule of Media Conferences and Releases 112th Annual Conference – Montreal, Quebec

July 13, 2017 Montreal, Quebec – The Canadian Association of Chiefs of Police (CACP) will be holding it’s 112th National Conference in Montreal, Quebec, July 16-19 2017.  The conference is co-hosted with the Service de police de la Ville de Montréal (SPVM). Note:  The CACP will provide access to remote media to ask questions via teleconferencing […]

by pmnationtalk on July 14, 201734 Views

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How provinces have tried to speed up the justice system since the Jordan ruling – CP

VANCOUVER – Provinces have brought in new procedures to speed up the justice system following last year’s Supreme Court of Canada ruling in the Jordan case, which set tight time limits for trials. Here’s a look at some of the initiatives provinces have undertaken: Quebec Quebec is investing $175-million over four years to recruit new […]

by ahnationtalk on July 13, 201744 Views

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B.C. wildfires close courthouses in interior of province – Canadianlawyermag.com

The Provincial Court of British Columbia has announced that court locations in 100 Mile House and Williams Lake are closed due to the wildfire activity in the area. According to a provincial website dedicated to updating the public on the latest wildfire news, there are a few wildfires in the Cariboo Regional District, where the […]

by ahnationtalk on July 13, 201720 Views

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Judiciary launches mentorship program for African Nova Scotian and Indigenous lawyers – The Lawyer’s Daily

July 12, 2017 The current issue of the Nova Scotia Barristers’ Society e-newsletter includes a small announcement about a new mentorship initiative. However, there is nothing small about the intent of the program or its potential impact on the legal community in Nova Scotia. The Nova Scotia Judicial Mentorship Initiative for African Nova Scotian and […]

by ahnationtalk on July 12, 201722 Views

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Go beyond the caution tape with the Nova Scotia RCMP 2016 Annual Report

July 10, 2017 Dartmouth, Nova Scotia Go beyond the caution tape for a behind-the-scenes view of police work in the Nova Scotia RCMP 2016 Year in Review. The information-filled 35-page document details the Nova Scotia RCMP’s progress toward the provincial priorities of Crime Reduction, Road Safety and Cybercrime. The report also digs into high-profile investigations, highlights crime reduction […]

by pmnationtalk on July 10, 201744 Views

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Feds should move faster on surcharge changes – Law Times

The Ontario Court of Appeal has made it clear that there is no discretion for lower court judges to avoid imposing mandatory victim surcharges on offenders regardless of their ability to pay the fines. The surcharges enacted as part of the Increasing Offenders’ Accountability for Victims Act may be disproportionate against some accused, but they […]

by ahnationtalk on July 10, 201741 Views

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Ucluelet First Nation announces more consistent policing presence – Westerly News

Jul 6th, 2017 The Ucluelet First Nation announced on Thursday that Const. Marcel Midlane of the Ucluelet RCMP is moving into a new office in Hitacu. The Yuułuʔiłʔatḥ Government has set up an office within its government building for Midlane and is excited about having a more consistent policing presence in their community, according to […]

by ahnationtalk on July 7, 201763 Views

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Local Mounties and youth to participate in Aboriginal Canoe Journey

July 04, 2017 Surrey RCMP is proud to be participating in this year’s Pulling Together Canoe Journey, hosted by Squamish First Nation, West Vancouver Police Department, and the Royal Canadian Navy from July 5-15. The journey will take paddlers from the Sunshine Coast to the City of Vancouver. This annual ten day journey brings together local […]

by pmnationtalk on July 7, 201752 Views

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RCMP asks for public assistance to finding missing Eskasoni woman

June 28, 2017 Eskasoni, Nova Scotia Eskasoni RCMP is seeking the public’s assistance in locating 20-year-old Shanara Eden Denny. On Sunday evening at 9:30 p.m., Denny called her family indicating that she was in Toronto planning to hitchhike back to Eskasoni. She has not been heard from since. Denny is described as an Indigenous female, 5-foot-9, approximately 140 pounds, with shoulder […]

by pmnationtalk on June 29, 201739 Views

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An emphasis on indigenous law could help shape a future that’s brighter than our past – The Hill Times

June 28, 2017 For indigenous peoples, the 150th anniversary of Canada carries little cause for celebration. For us, the history of Canada is one of dispossession, disruption, and coercion. First Peoples have suffered greatly since Confederation, and it is worth asking whether the same will be true of the next 150 years. The Truth and […]

by pmnationtalk on June 28, 201738 Views

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Aboriginal Law Report for the week ending June 25th – First Peoples Law

In the News National Aboriginal Day clashed with Canada 150. National Indigenous Peoples Day in New Brunswick sheds light on traditions Yukon to celebrate National Aboriginal Day as stat holiday for first time Trudeau drops Langevin name from PMO building on renamed National Indigenous Peoples Day Mi’kmaq chief brings call for better understanding on National […]

by ahnationtalk on June 26, 201743 Views

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Osgoode Hall establishes fund to benefit indigenous initiatives – Canadian Lawyer

Osgoode Hall Law School has announced the establishment of a reconciliation fund to benefit indigenous initiatives at the school. The fund has been created to expand on opportunities offered at the school for educating students on indigenous law and to create spaces for indigenous community life. The creation of the fund stems from the urgency […]

by ahnationtalk on June 23, 201761 Views

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Osgoode Hall Law School establishes Reconciliation Fund for Indigenous initiatives

TORONTO, Wednesday, June 21, 2017 – Osgoode Hall Law School of York University today announced specific actions that it will take to meet the urgent need of Reconciliation with Indigenous peoples envisioned by the report of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada. Osgoode’s enhanced commitment to Reconciliation, which has been identified as a top […]

by pmnationtalk on June 22, 2017102 Views

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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, 201743 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, 201776 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, 201784 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, 201718 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, 201743 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, 201758 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, 201770 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, 201755 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, 201752 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, 201745 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, 201730 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, 201742 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, 201763 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, 201744 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, 201753 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, 201768 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, 201739 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, 201749 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, 201797 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, 201780 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, 201777 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, 201756 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, 201754 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, 201750 Views

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