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Hunting, fishing and Logging Rights – Hunting, fishing or trapping – Purpose – For sale… – The Lawyer’s Daily

HUNTING, FISHING AND LOGGING RIGHTS – Hunting, fishing or trapping – Purpose – For sale – Offences and penalties – Constitutional issues – Recognition of existing aboriginal and treaty rights Appeal by the Crown from a decision staying charges against Reynolds under the Fish and Wildlife Act. Reynolds was an Aboriginal person entitled to hunt […]

by ahnationtalk on September 21, 201736 Views

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Aboriginal Law Report for the week ending September 17th – Bruce McIvor

September 17, 2017 UNDRIP turned 10 years old. UNDRIP at 10: Are we making progress in the global fight for Indigenous rights? Genuine partnerships still needed on 10th anniversary of UN Indigenous declaration: B.C. First Nations Now is the time for Ottawa to create a path to progress with Indigenous people Nothing for Indigenous people […]

by ahnationtalk on September 18, 201775 Views

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Adoption – Considerations – Best interests of child – Child’s cultural heritage – Contest between relatives and strangers – The Lawyer’s Daily

September 15, 2017 Appeal by the child’s biological mother from an adoption order granted in the respondents’ favour. The child, a 10-year-old Aboriginal boy, was taken into care by the Ministry of Children and Family Development (Ministry) at birth, when cocaine was detected in his blood stream. He remained in the Ministry’s care for five […]

by ahnationtalk on September 15, 2017213 Views

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Police report repeated damage to Enbridge pipeline project in Hamilton – CP

Source: The Canadian Press Sep 14, 2017 By Michelle McQuigge THE CANADIAN PRESS Hamilton police are investigating multiple instances of tampering at an oil pipeline project in the city. Investigators provided few details about the incidents involving the Line 10 pipeline, which runs through Hamilton and is owned by Enbridge Inc. (TSX:ENB). The damage consisted of holes […]

by ahnationtalk on September 14, 201788 Views

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Canada’s first transgender judge being his ‘authentic self’ – The Lawyer’s Daily

September 13, 2017 When Kael McKenzie was named to the Manitoba provincial court in 2015 his appointment was reported by CBC News, The Globe and Mail, the Toronto Star and numerous other media outlets. What made the seemingly routine announcement so newsworthy: McKenzie was Canada’s first self-identified transgender member of the judiciary. While his appointment […]

by ahnationtalk on September 13, 201752 Views

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A pathway for climate change litigation in Canada – CBA National Magazine

September 11, 2017 Earlier this summer the Supreme Court of Canada handed down two rulings clarifying how regulatory bodies, such as the National Energy Board, can fulfill the Crown’s duty to consult. The Clyde River and Chippewas of the Thames First Nation rulings are noteworthy in that the top court has recognized that evaluating cumulative […]

by ahnationtalk on September 11, 201784 Views

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Man dies during altercation with police on reserve northeast of Edmonton – CP

Source: The Canadian Press Sep 7, 2017 11:00 ST. PAUL, Alta. _ The agency that investigates serious incidents involving police in Alberta has been called after a man died on a reserve northeast of Edmonton. RCMP say they were called to a home on the Whitefish Lake First Nation on Wednesday night because a man was causing a disturbance […]

by pmnationtalk on September 7, 2017109 Views

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Yellowknife RCMP request assistance to locate missing female youth – Alexis Christian

Yellowknife RCMP are seeking the public’s assistance in locating 16-year-old Alexis Christian. Early Friday around 3:00 am, RCMP received a call stating that Christian had left home on foot Wednesday night around 9:30 and had not returned. Christian is described as an Aboriginal female with brown hair, brown eyes and possibly wearing a blue & […]

by ahnationtalk on September 5, 2017153 Views

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Eskasoni RCMP investigating home invasion

On September 2 at 11:45 p.m., Eskasoni RCMP responded to a call indicating two men forced their way into a home on Cremo’s Lane. They rushed at a man who was inside the home, and then assaulted the man and a woman who was also in the home. At one point the woman fell, nearly […]

by ahnationtalk on September 5, 201781 Views

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Limited sentencing: How judges can affect crime rates – Anthony Doob and Rosemary Gartner – The Lawyer’s Daily

September 05, 2017 In previous columns, we have presented evidence that imprisonment does not deter crime any more effectively than less harsh sentences. And we discussed the fact that people who are sent to prison are not less likely to reoffend than similar people who manage to get a sentence not involving prison. Notwithstanding these […]

by ahnationtalk on September 5, 2017139 Views

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No Inuit on Nunavut law program selection committee – CBC

Unsuccessful candidates say Inuit need to be on committee and in the classroom Sep 05, 2017 Concerns are being raised about the admissions process for the new law degree program at Nunavut Arctic College, which is set to start classes next week. CBC News has learned there were no Inuit on the student selection committee, […]

by ahnationtalk on September 5, 201776 Views

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Faculty of Law hopes to revive summer program that inspired Indigenous teens to pursue law – U of T

August 24, 2017 ‘I learned so much about my culture, Aboriginal law, and myself,’ one participant says One participant says he loved learning about Aboriginal law. Another hopes to gain the legal training needed to defend Indigenous land rights. A third is interested in becoming a criminal lawyer. These are just some of the Indigenous teens […]

by ahnationtalk on August 30, 201776 Views

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VPD: High-Risk Sex Offender to Reside in Vancouver

UPDATE AUGUST 29, 2017: The VPD would like to clarify that Brendan Billy, subject of yesterday’s public warning, was not paroled from prison. He was released after serving his entire sentence and is now under the supervision of a provincial probation officer. Original Release August 29, 2017: The Vancouver Police Department is warning the public about […]

by pmnationtalk on August 30, 2017116 Views

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Saskatoon Police are requesting public assistance in locating Trucel Luther Tony

Saskatoon Police are requesting public assistance in locating Trucel Luther Tony. Trucel Tony, 12 years old, was last seen at approximately 1:00 p.m., Aug 27th, 2017 in the 500 block of Highlands Ter. He is described as Indigenous, 5’3″ in height, 130 lbs, short black hair and brown eyes. He was last seen wearing a […]

by pmnationtalk on August 29, 2017157 Views

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Aboriginal Law Report for the week ending August 27th. – First People’s Law

August 27, 2017 There was confusion in Ontario over what a recent road announcement was all about. RING OF FIRE: Province to fund road proposals led by First Nations – Canadian Mining Journal Ontario pledges ‘support’ for year-round road access to 3 remote First Nations, Ring of Fire Ontario to build roads into Ring of […]

by ahnationtalk on August 28, 201773 Views

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NWAC Releases A Full Report on Indigenous Women in Solitary Confinement

Indigenous Women in Solitary Confinement: Policy Backgrounder August 2017 The Native Women’s Association of Canada 1 Nicholas Street, Ottawa ON K1N 7B7 www.nwac.ca Contact Info: Courtney Skye, Director of Strategic Policy, cskye@nwac.ca Kim Wakeford, Policy Analyst, kwakeford@nwac.ca About NWAC The Native Women’s Association of Canada (NWAC) is a national non-profit Indigenous organization representing the political […]

by aanationtalk on August 28, 2017182 Views

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Conflicted Regulation in the Public Interest – Slaw.ca

Fiduciary law deals strictly with conflicts of interest. A fiduciary is not permitted to have an interest that conflicts with the duties owed to their beneficiary unless the conflict and all material facts have been disclosed and consent is obtained Sharbern Holding Inc. v. Vancouver Airport Centre Ltd., 2011 SCC 23. Where a fiduciary benefits […]

by ahnationtalk on August 28, 201770 Views

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Michael McDonald moves to Clark Wilson as partner and co-chair of Aboriginal business practice – Lexpert

Michael McDonald moved to Clark Wilson where he is now a partner and co-chair of its new Aboriginal business practice (alongside Brock Johnston). He was previously with Dentons Canada LLP. McDonald advises on Aboriginal development projects with a focus on creating wealth for Aboriginal peoples. Clients have included the Attawapiskat First Nation on all aspects […]

by ahnationtalk on August 28, 2017104 Views

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Legal news roundup – Aug. 25, 2017 – Canadian Lawyer

Canada Senate turns to Federal Court in racial discrimination dispute, Canadian Press Missing, murdered Indigenous women hearings moving ahead despite call for reboot, Canadian Press Father of baby boy who died in suspicious Edmonton house fire offers reward, Canadian Press United States U.S. state election officials still in the dark on Russian hacking, Reuters California […]

by ahnationtalk on August 25, 201770 Views

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Ottawa given until Christmas to address discriminatory provisions in Indian Act – The Lawyer’s Daily

August 24, 2017 The federal government dodged a potential crisis that would have halted Indian status registrations after the Quebec Court of Appeal begrudgingly gave Ottawa until Christmas to address sex-based discriminatory provisions in the Indian Act and complete a bill that has been held up by the Senate. In a ruling that marks the […]

by ahnationtalk on August 24, 2017162 Views

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Ontario’s moves to diversify judiciary praised, but more needs to be done: observers – The Lawyer’s Daily

August 23, 2017 Observers are applauding Ontario’s moves to create more diversity on the bench, but warn there is still a long way to go until the judiciary better reflects the population as a whole. These moves, which are being made in conjunction with the Judicial Appointments Advisory Committee (JAAC) and the Ontario Court of […]

by ahnationtalk on August 23, 2017118 Views

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Manitoba won’t follow Ontario’s lead on judges’ sex assault law training: report – CP

Source: The Canadian Press Aug 22, 2017 WINNIPEG _ A Winnipeg newspaper says the Manitoba government has no plans to try to legislate upgraded training in sexual-assault law for its provincial court judges. The Free Press says the province is not following Ontario, where introduced legislation requires new judges to follow an updated education plan that includes […]

by ahnationtalk on August 22, 201743 Views

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Monday August 21, 2017 – Law Times

STEPS TAKEN TO INCREASE DIVERSITY Ontario recently announced the Judicial Appointments Advisory Committee will be taking steps to increase diversity in the judiciary, including recruiting more judges from indigenous communities. “Trust in the justice system requires a judiciary that reflects the community,” says Renu Mandhane, chief commissioner of the Ontario Human Rights Commission. The JAAC […]

by pmnationtalk on August 21, 201764 Views

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Understanding motivation key to resolving legal disputes: Rosenbaum – Advocate Daily

As a teenager, Toronto labour and employment lawyer Stefan Rosenbaum’s part-time job as a grocery store cashier in Winnipeg gave him an early taste of workplace issues that now inform his main practice area. “At a really young age, I realized the benefits a union — and an understanding of your rights as an employee […]

by ahnationtalk on August 18, 201785 Views

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Aboriginal Law Report – First People’s Law

August 13, 2017 In the News A major LNG project on the British Columbia north coast was cancelled. ‘I’m scared for my community’: northerners react to cancellation of Pacific NorthWest LNG megaproject Petronas cancels $11.4-billion LNG project near Prince Rupert Malaysia’s Petronas scraps $11.4-billion LNG project in B.C. Malaysia’s Petronas scraps $11.4-billion Pacific NorthWest LNG […]

by ahnationtalk on August 14, 2017108 Views

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Missing Persons – Request For Public Assistance – Destanie Desjarlais(16 years old), and Wanda Wolfe-Longman(17 years old)

Saskatoon Police are asking for assistance in locating 2 missing females. Just before 5 p.m. today Destanie Desjarlais(16 years old), and Wanda Wolfe-Longman(17 years old) went missing together from the 1600 block of Ave D north. Destanie is described as indigenous, 5’6″, 110 lbs, wearing a black tank top, black shorts, and orange/red hair tied […]

by pmnationtalk on August 9, 2017214 Views

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Canada Labour Code vs. the courts: the devil is in the details – Advocate Daily

In Canada, most non-unionized employees have one primary means of recourse (absent a human rights claim) for challenging a dismissal: litigation through our civil court system. For non-unionized employees working in a federally governed industry such as air transportation or banking or for a First Nation, however, there are two primary options: They can file […]

by ahnationtalk on August 9, 201781 Views

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Making a constitutional case out of constructing pipelines – Dentons.com

August 8, 2017 In recent years, one of the most significant challenges faced by major pipeline projects has been the constitutional question of whether governments have satisfied their duty to consult Aboriginal groups as required by section 35 of the Constitution Act, 1982. A judicial determination of inadequate consultation can result in courts overturning government […]

by ahnationtalk on August 9, 201773 Views

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Missing Person – Amy TROUT – Thunder Bay Police Service

Incident Date: Monday, August 7, 2017 – 22:45 Incident Number: P17054286 Location: Thunder Bay Date Published: 2017-08-07 The Thunder Bay Police Service is seeking the public’s assistance in locating a missing person last seen in Thunder Bay visiting from Thompson, Manitoba. Missing person is Amy TROUT, 37 years old. She is described as: Indigenous, 157 […]

by aanationtalk on August 8, 2017135 Views

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Improve aboriginal jury representation: lawyers Featured – Law Times

Lawyers say the issue of ensuring adequate indigenous representation on juries remains important, while the public waits on results from a provincial committee charged with looking for solutions to the issue. The Debwewin Committee was formed in 2013, but it has yet to report back on its findings on how to improve the participation of […]

by pmnationtalk on August 8, 201763 Views

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The Top 25 Most Influential 2017 – Canadian Lawyer

August 8, 2017 Canadian Lawyer’s top 25 Most Influential in the justice system and legal profession in Canada is now in its eighth year. The Top 25 is always the magazine’s most-read and most-commented-on feature. Its popularity — both in terms of the number of nominations we receive as well as the number of votes […]

by ahnationtalk on August 8, 2017134 Views

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Missing Person Request For Public Assistance – Desmond Bird

Saskatoon Police are requesting the public’s assistance in locating Desmond Bird DOB: 90-Jan-04, last seen at Royal University Hospital on June 19, 2017. He is Described as: Indigenous, 6’1”, 200lbs, brown eyes and shaggy black hair with the sides shaved. Information was that he was in Montreal Lake until early July and it is believed […]

by pmnationtalk on August 2, 2017104 Views

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Supreme Court of Canada releases landmark decisions on role of regulatory bodies in fulfilling the Crown’s duty to consult with Indigenous peoples – Gowling

On July 26, 2017, the Supreme Court of Canada released two landmark decisions in the companion cases of Chippewas of the Thames First Nation v. Enbridge Pipelines Inc., et al. andHamlet of Clyde River, et al. v. Petroleum Geo-Services Inc. (PGS), et al. These cases were heard by the Supreme Court on November 30, 2016. Together, they […]

by pmnationtalk on August 1, 2017183 Views

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Government failed in its duty to consult – Law Times

A recent Ontario Divisional Court decision has determined that the provincial government failed in its obligation to consult indigenous communities before it approved a limestone quarry on their traditional lands. In Saugeen First Nation v. Ontario, the Divisional Court set aside a licence granted to T&P Hayes Ltd. to develop the quarry, until the Ministry of […]

by pmnationtalk on August 1, 201786 Views

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Federal agreement with Quebec First Nation called a ‘huge thing’ – The Lawyer’s Daily

July 28, 2017 The federal government has signed a new financial and governance agreement with the Cree Nation of northern Quebec, and observers are calling the new powers over taxation and governance being granted “huge.” The agreement, signed July 18, removes governance over the territory governed by the Grand Council of the Crees from Cree-Naskapi […]

by ahnationtalk on July 28, 2017159 Views

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Gift creates award for Indigenous law students – Queen’s Gazette

July 26, 2017 David Sharpe (Law’95) has been helping Queen’s Law reach out to Indigenous Juris Doctor (JD) prospects for the past four years as a volunteer ambassador. Now he has bolstered that support with a $50,000 gift, creating the David Sharpe Indigenous Law Student Award for upper-year studies. “It is a pleasure and an […]

by ahnationtalk on July 27, 2017136 Views

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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, 2017124 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, 2017113 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, 2017360 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, 201799 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, 2017109 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, 201786 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, 2017100 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, 2017125 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, 201766 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, 201792 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, 201758 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, 201756 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, 201754 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, 201761 Views

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