Alternative justice system now covers Mi’kmaq fisheries offences on P.E.I. – CBC

by ahnationtalk on April 13, 2018181 Views

Indigenous people will have opportunity to use restorative justice if charged under federal Fisheries Act

Apr 13, 2018

In a first for Atlantic Canada, the Mi’kmaq Confederacy of P.E.I.’s restorative justice system is being expanded to cover offences under the federal Fisheries Act.

The Confederacy, Lennox Island First Nation, Abegweit First Nation, Department of Fisheries and Oceans (DFO) and the Public Prosecution Service of Canada (PPSC) held a formal ceremony to sign the agreement on Tuesday. It builds on the MCPEI Indigenous justice program already in place.

There is a similar agreement on the West Coast, but this is the first agreement of its kind in Atlantic Canada.

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