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Government of Canada announces judicial appointment in the province of Saskatchewan

August 17, 2017 – Ottawa, Ontario – Department of Justice Canada The Honourable Jody Wilson-Raybould, Minister of Justice and Attorney General of Canada, today announced the following appointment under the new judicial application process announced on October 20, 2016. The new process emphasizes transparency, merit, and diversity, and will continue to ensure the appointment of jurists […]

by pmnationtalk on August 17, 201713 Views

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Federal Ombudsman finds federal grant program for victims not meeting its objectives

Ombudsman calls for a more victim-centred approach August 16, 2017 – Ottawa – Office of the Federal Ombudsman for Victims of Crime The Federal Ombudsman for Victims of Crime, Sue O’Sullivan, today released her systemic review of the Federal Income Support for Parents of Murdered or Missing Children (PMMC) grant program established in 2013 by Employment and […]

by pmnationtalk on August 16, 201717 Views

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MMIW inquiry may be ignoring definitive numbers – StarPhoenix

Some families of missing and murdered Indigenous women are wondering how the work of the National Inquiry can be measured without consistent statistics about the numbers of victims. Others say how these figures are used — and by whom — is equally important. Repeated requests to the National Inquiry for comment on the subject went […]

by ahnationtalk on August 14, 201720 Views

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Today we remember prisoners who died in custody – Regina Leader-Post

August 10, 2017 Forty-one years ago today, Aug. 10, 1974, a man by the name of Edward Nalon died in a segregation cell at the Millhaven maximum-security penitentiary in Bath, Ont. Since his death, this day, Aug. 10, has become known as Prisoners’ Justice Day, when prisoners across the country and around the world take […]

by ahnationtalk on August 10, 201726 Views

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Saskatchewan appeal court rules on legal fees dispute over residential schools – CP

Source: The Canadian Press Aug 9, 2017  REGINA _ The Saskatchewan Court of Appeal is allowing an appeal of a lower-court ruling in a dispute between the Canadian government and the Merchant Law Group. The government has argued that the firm, which represented thousands of residential school survivors, should have to pay back legal fees because of […]

by ahnationtalk on August 10, 201714 Views

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MMIWG Inquiry Comes to Saskatoon Today – Sasknow.ca

09 August 2017 The National Inquiry into Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls will be making a stop in Saskatoon today (Wed.) to visit with families who have lost a loved one or know someone still missing. This visit coincides with a community hearing slated for the week of November 20th. The commissioners will […]

by ahnationtalk on August 9, 201714 Views

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Colten Boushie Memorial Today – Sasknow.ca

09 August 2017 Members of the Saskatchewan RCMP are expected to attend a memorial which will take place today (WEDS) in North Battleford. It’s a gathering for the family who are paying tribute to 22-year old Colten Boushie, who was shot to death on a farm near Biggar on Aug. 9, 2016Alvin Baptiste, is Boushie’s […]

by ahnationtalk on August 9, 201717 Views

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Let’s let Colten, the Boushie family, be the bloodshed that moves our social and economic justice to make a better world to live in’ – StarPhoenix

When 22-year-old Colten Boushie was fatally shot on a Saskatchewan farm last August, tensions between rural residents and Indigenous people were laid bare on social media. Some people suggested Boushie, a resident of the Red Pheasant First Nation, deserved to be killed. Others pledged vigilante justice against Gerald Stanley, the farmer charged with murder in […]

by ahnationtalk on August 9, 201717 Views

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Boushie’s death a call to change – StarPhoenix

August 9, 2017 Today marks one year since the death of Colten Boushie. As the wheels of justice slowly turned during this time, the province of Saskatchewan has grappled with the undeniable truth that it has a long way to go in finding a place of peace on issues of race. Boushie, a resident of […]

by ahnationtalk on August 9, 201715 Views

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Colten Boushie shooting: A timeline – StarPhoenix

Aug. 9, 2016 After a day of drinking and swimming, 22-year-old Colten Boushie and four of his friends are driving home to Red Pheasant First Nation when they stop at Gerald Stanley’s farm in the Rural Municipality of Glenside. Boushie is fatally shot. Aug. 11, 2016 Stanley, 54, is charged with second-degree murder. Someone starts […]

by pmnationtalk on August 8, 201716 Views

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