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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/

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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/

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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, 201815 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, 201856 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, 201831 Views

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No Crown appeal in farm shooting not surprising: Smith – Advocate Daily

While the acquittal of a Saskatchewan farmer in the shooting death of an aboriginal man is part of an emotionally charged case that has raised issues that society should face, the Crown’s decision not to appeal the verdict isn’t entirely surprising, Toronto criminal lawyer David Smith tells AdvocateDaily.com. “The threshold for a Crown appeal is […]

by ahnationtalk on March 15, 201831 Views

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Cuthand: With the not-guilty verdict in the Stanley trial, we continue to live in a deeply flawed society – Ottawa Citizen

Gerald Stanley has been found not guilty in the killing of Colten Boushie but the there are no heroes or a no white knight — only people caught up in a tragic series of events, writes Doug Cuthand. February 10, 2018 Gerald Stanley has been found not guilty in the killing of Colten Boushie but […]

by pmnationtalk on February 12, 201846 Views

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Statement from National Chief Perry Bellegarde on Second Reading of Bill 262, An Act to Harmonize Canada’s laws with the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples

Statement from National Chief Perry Bellegarde on Second Reading of Bill 262, An Act to Harmonize Canada’s laws with the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples February 8, 2018 (Ottawa, ON) – Assembly of First Nations (AFN) National Chief Perry Bellegarde released the following statement following the second reading of Bill 262 – […]

by pmnationtalk on February 8, 201875 Views

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Interim board of directors for National Council for Reconciliation named – The Lawyer’s Daily

December 18, 2017 In an effort to advance Canada’s commitment to implementing the Truth and Reconciliation Commission’s Calls to Action (CTA), the federal government appointed six members to the interim board of directors for the National Council for Reconciliation. Of the six, four hold law degrees. Grand Chief Wilton Littlechild, a former commissioner on the Truth and Reconciliation […]

by pmnationtalk on December 19, 2017103 Views

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Escalating Indigenous Gang Violence Poses a Challenge to the New Federal Anti-Gang Initiative

SASKATOON, SK – November 20, 2017 – The Congress of Aboriginal Peoples welcomes the announcement by Ralph Goodale, Minister of Public Safety and Emergency Preparedness, that the federal government will spend $327.6 million over five years on anti-gang initiatives, as well as a gun crime crackdown. “We have a long way to go to slow […]

by pmnationtalk on November 23, 201780 Views

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