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National Inquiry: Application – Families and relatives of Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls in Quebec

Families and relatives of missing and murdered indigenous women and girls in Quebec, The National Inquiry is looking for you to get involved. QNW encourages you to be in contact with the Inquiry to make your voices heard throughout this process. What you need to know: This inquiry is looking into the systemic causes of […]

by ahnationtalk on March 24, 201786 Views

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Human Rights Watch Film Festival opens with radical political love story – Thestar.com

The program also includes films highlighting Canada’s own historical horrors. March 24, 2017 Human Rights Watch: Cinema remains a powerful tool for raising awareness of issues of human rights and social justice wherever those struggles take place in the world. But while stories from Syria, China, Egypt and Pakistan certainly figure strongly in the latest […]

by ahnationtalk on March 24, 201776 Views

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Margolese Prize Winner Wants Homelessness No More – The Tyee

Idle No More co-founder Sylvia McAdam talks housing, treaty, and LGBTQ2S+ rights in lead-up to Vancouver event. Sylvia McAdam is not one to back down from a human rights fight. A co-founder of the Idle No More grassroots Indigenous advocacy movement that spread across Canada in 2012, McAdam, a member of the nêhiyaw or Cree […]

by ahnationtalk on March 24, 201771 Views

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Federal budget has no new spending for on-reserve fire safety – Thestar.com

March 23, 2017 The words “fire protection,” “fire prevention,” and “fire services” do not appear once in the 2017 federal budget, which does include $3.4 billion in new spending for indigenous people. Despite “unprecedented” spending for indigenous issues, the new federal budget doesn’t promise a penny more for fire prevention in First Nations communities. The […]

by ahnationtalk on March 24, 201783 Views

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New Judge Appointed to the Ontario Court of Justice

Ontario has appointed a new judge to the Ontario Court of Justice, effective April 5, 2017. Justice George Louis Orsini was called to the bar in 1992. For the past three years, he has served as Crown attorney in the County of Brant, where he developed significant expertise in the areas of Indigenous law and restorative […]

by pmnationtalk on March 24, 201768 Views

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Car crashes, drowning, abuse and neglect: How 53 vulnerable N.B. children died – CBC

Anne Bertrand says government is using privacy law to maintain ‘secrecy’ around child deaths Mar 24, 2017 New Brunswick’s access to information and privacy commissioner is calling on the government to release more public information about child deaths. Anne Bertrand says the government is incorrectly using privacy law to maintain a level of “secrecy” around […]

by ahnationtalk on March 24, 201775 Views

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Leaders Break Ground for New Women’s Correctional Facility

Yellowknife (March 23, 2017) – Minister of Justice Louis Sebert,  Fort Smith area leaders and members of the public came together today for an official groundbreaking ceremony at the site of the new Correctional Complex Women’s Unit in Fort Smith. This new modern correctional facility will emphasize open cultural and educational areas to help support […]

by ahnationtalk on March 24, 201757 Views

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Ian Mulgrew: Half a century on, Tom Berger still battling for First Nations – Vancouver Sun

Nearly half a century after he stood in the Supreme Court of Canada and made history for aboriginal people, Tom Berger rose again in the august chamber. On the eve of his 84th birthday, his hair a snowy thatch, the man once known across the north as “Ni-wha Judge” (Our Judge) asked the high bench […]

by ahnationtalk on March 24, 201777 Views

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Advocates once again push federal government to comply with First Nations child welfare ruling – CBC

Canadian Human Rights Tribunal has issued 3 compliance orders to feds since landmark 2016 ruling Mar 23, 2017 First Nations child advocates are before the Canadian Human Rights Tribunal in Ottawa again this week, trying to force the federal government to abide by an order to provide equitable funding for child and family services on […]

by ahnationtalk on March 24, 201763 Views

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Saskatchewan Justice reviewing whether charges warranted in Husky oil spill – CP

Source: The Canadian Press Mar 23, 2017 By Jennifer Graham THE CANADIAN PRESS REGINA _ Saskatchewan’s Justice Ministry is reviewing Husky Energy’s response to alarms before a major oil spill last summer to determine whether charges are warranted. The department is also looking into a delay in shutting down the ruptured pipeline. “I am deeply concerned about […]

by ahnationtalk on March 24, 201766 Views

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Child intervention panel seeks real change in backlogged system – Cochrane Eagle

Mar 23, 2017 Cochrane’s MLA is part of a comprehensive review of the province’s child protection services to help streamline a system weighed down by bureaucracy. Banff-Cochrane NDP MLA Cameron Westhead is one of 11 all-party members who sits on the review panel. Dr. Peter Choate, Bruce MacLaurin and Dr. Patti LaBoucane-Benson, experts in the […]

by ahnationtalk on March 23, 201780 Views

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Reconciliation needs ongoing effort – The Chronicle Journal

The Valhalla Inn Ballroom was filled to capacity Wednesday morning as guests settled in to hear about eliminating racial discrimination during Diversity Thunder Bay’s 11th anniversary Celebration Breakfast. The breakfast took place in conjunction with the City of Thunder Bay and the Anti-Racism and Respect Advisory Committee on the United Nations International Day for the […]

by ahnationtalk on March 23, 201764 Views

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OIPRD 2015-2016​ Annual Report

DIRECTOR’S NOTE I have had the distinct pleasure of serving as the Independent Police Review Director in Ontario for the past six years. This past fiscal year has been an especially interesting year for policing and police oversight in Ontario with the government’s review of the three civilian oversight agencies; impending changes to the Police […]

by aanationtalk on March 23, 2017795 Views

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MMIWG: Does Standing Apply to You?

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by aanationtalk on March 23, 201760 Views

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Ground breaking for new Fort Smith women’s correctional unit – CBC

Safety at the current facility was criticised by auditor general Mar 23, 2017 Crews building a new $35 million women’s unit at the Fort Smith Correctional Complex will break ground today. The current women’s facility is about 50 years old and houses 20 inmates. Two years ago, an auditor general’s report gave the facility a […]

by ahnationtalk on March 23, 201776 Views

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Canada: Concern that Federal Budget does not mention Human Rights Ombudsperson

March 22, 2017 The Canadian Network on Corporate Accountability (CNCA), of which Amnesty International Canada is a member, is concerned and disappointed that the 2017 federal budget failed to announce the creation of a human rights ombudsperson for the extractive sector. Communities, workers, and indigenous peoples outside of Canada whose human rights are impacted by […]

by pmnationtalk on March 23, 201741 Views

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Reach out to entire community to end racism – Tbnewswatch.com

Former Truth and Reconciliation Commission member says engaging with the community and working with Indigenous people will lead to success down the road. THUNDER BAY – Marie Wilson is challenging Canadians to take a long, hard look at the 94 calls to action put forth two years ago by the Truth and Reconciliation Commission. Wilson, […]

by ahnationtalk on March 23, 201769 Views

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Where are you?’: Christine Wood’s parents still searching after 7 months – CBC

Family prepares to renew search for Christine Wood, last seen in Winnipeg last August Mar 23, 2017 For 216 days straight, Melinda Wood has sent her daughter Christine a text message. Each time, she’s reminded of the harsh reality: there’s a good chance she will never get a reply. “I’m always asking, ‘Where are you?’” […]

by ahnationtalk on March 23, 201765 Views

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Coroner’s jury wants better mental health support for Vancouver transit police – CP

Source: The Canadian Press Mar 22, 2017 BURNABY, B.C. _ A coroner’s jury is recommending that transit police in the Vancouver area work more closely with mental health providers following the death of a man who repeatedly stabbed himself and was shot by an officer at a grocery store more than two years ago. Naverone Woods, 23, […]

by ahnationtalk on March 23, 201767 Views

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Low number of register cases prompts ONWA to offer help linking families with the Inquiry

March 22, 2017 The Ontario Native Women’s Association (ONWA) has restated a commitment to serve as a point of contact for families who wish to speak to the National Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls Inquiry following a revelation that less than 10% of the names of missing and murdered Indigenous women and girls […]

by ahnationtalk on March 22, 201757 Views

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Finding Solutions: Improving the Reporting, Charging and Prosecution of Sexual Assaults against Adults (Speech)

From Department of Justice Canada Notes for an address by The Honourable Jody Wilson-Raybould, PC, QC, MP Minister of Justice and Attorney General of Canada To the Justice Canada Knowledge Exchange 2017: The criminal justice system’s responses to sexual assault against adults Hilton Lac-Leamy, Gatineau, QC: March 8, 2017 As Delivered Good morning, everyone. Gilakas’la, […]

by ahnationtalk on March 22, 201776 Views

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Indigenous voice’ added to Thunder Bay police board – CBC

Serenity Perry has special interest in addressing issues affecting Indigenous women, children Mar 22, 2017 A member of Fort William First Nation, was introduced Tuesday as the new Indigenous Resource Person on the Thunder Bay Police Services Board. “I think it’s really important to have an Indigenous voice on this board and I really want […]

by ahnationtalk on March 22, 201777 Views

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Inquiry into missing and murdered Indigenous women has just 122 names registered – CBC

Putting onus on families to register is ‘problematic,’ says advocate Mar 21, 2017 Families of missing and murdered Indigenous women and girls are concerned about how the commission overseeing a long-awaited national inquiry is collecting names for its database. To date, there are just 122 family members’ names in the commission’s database, despite other databases […]

by ahnationtalk on March 22, 2017102 Views

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Domestic violence supports boosted in rural and remote communities

March 21, 2017 VICTORIA – As part of the Provincial Domestic Violence Plan, the Province is investing more than $1.5 million to continue to expand and strengthen supports for those affected by domestic violence in B.C. BC Housing will receive $250,000 to help with transportation costs for women and children fleeing violence to gain access […]

by pmnationtalk on March 21, 201786 Views

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First Nations demand change to Alberta’s child intervention system – CBC

‘Obviously the number of aboriginal children coming into care has not gone down’ Mar 21, 2017 First Nations leaders are calling on the Alberta government to take a new approach when it comes to dealing with Indigenous children in care. “It’s time to look at something different because obviously the number of aboriginal children coming […]

by ahnationtalk on March 21, 201776 Views

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Man who beat, raped, and lit woman on fire has no pattern of brutality: doctor – CP

Source: The Canadian Press Mar 20, 2017  PRINCE ALBERT, Sask. _ A psychologist says a man who beat, raped and then set a woman on fire is not necessarily at high risk to reoffend. Dr. Terry Nicholaichuk testified Monday at a hearing to determine whether Leslie Ivan Roderick Black should be declared a dangerous offender. Black pleaded […]

by ahnationtalk on March 21, 201762 Views

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OPSEU: Anti-racism day focuses on racial profiling, hate incidents

March 21, 2017 The International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination commemorates the Sharpeville massacre that took place on March 21, 1960 in South Africa. On that day, police shot and killed 69 peaceful demonstrators who had been protesting that country’s system of racial segregation, known as apartheid. The United Nations’ theme for the […]

by ahnationtalk on March 21, 201746 Views

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Call your first hearing,’ former TRC chair advises missing and murdered Indigenous women inquiry – CBC

Impatience grows among families as inquiry makes slow progress Mar 21, 2017 The former chair of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission says the national inquiry into missing and murdered Indigenous women and girls needs to start taking testimony from victims’ families. “Call your first hearing,” Senator Murray Sinclair said when asked Monday evening how he […]

by ahnationtalk on March 21, 201767 Views

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Girl’s family will be 1st to know if inquest held – The Chronicle Journal

March 21, 2017 As the first anniversary of her untimely death approaches, advocates for a Grassy Narrows First Nation 14-year-old girl are renewing a demand for a coroner’s inquest into her case. The parents of Azraya Ackabee-Kokopenace “and her community have received no information from any government agency about when, or if there will be […]

by ahnationtalk on March 21, 201779 Views

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What Canada could learn from the search for a missing Indigenous girl in Kenora, Ont. – CBC

Delaine Copenace, 16, was found dead a year ago in Lake of the Woods Mar 21, 2017 The search for a missing 16-year-old First Nations girl in Kenora, Ont., last year ended in tragedy. But the relationships built during the weeks of pursuing a common goal are giving many in the small city hope for […]

by ahnationtalk on March 21, 201759 Views

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Ontario Making Criminal Justice System Faster and Fairer in St. Catharines and the Niagara Region

Province Appointing a New Judge, Improving Bail Services and Providing More Support for Jurors March 20, 2017 3:00 P.M. Ministry of the Attorney General Ontario is moving forward with its plan to make the criminal justice system faster and fairer by implementing programs to help reduce time-to-trial and improve the bail system in St. Catharines […]

by pmnationtalk on March 20, 201764 Views

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Speech: Confederation, Patriation, Reconciliation

From Department of Justice Canada by The Honourable Jody Wilson-Raybould, PC, QC, MP Minister of Justice and Attorney General of Canada To the Constitution 150 Conference Shaw Centre, Ottawa, Ontario: March 10, 2017 Check Against Delivery Thank you so much for that incredibly kind introduction. Gilakas’la, good afternoon, bonjour, tout le monde. I am incredibly […]

by ahnationtalk on March 20, 201771 Views

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Vigil Planned for Azraya Ackabee-Kokopenace – Netnewsledger

20 March 2017 A year later no lessons have been learned by the federal government,’ says Charlie Angus ahead of this week’s Human Rights Tribunal hearing into discrimination in Canada’s Child Welfare system. KENORA — TREATY 3 – An April 17 vigil has been announced for Azraya Ackabee-Kokopenace, a 14 year old girl from Grassy […]

by ahnationtalk on March 20, 201770 Views

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Indigenous man wins human rights settlement after jail denied request to practise spirituality – CBC

Anthony Peter-Paul filed complaint after he was prohibited from smudging while in jail Mar 20, 2017 The Department of Justice and Public Safety and its jail in Shediac have apologized to a former Indigenous inmate who was denied access to traditional native spiritual services, such as smudging. Anthony Peter-Paul was incarcerated for 16 months, first […]

by ahnationtalk on March 20, 201782 Views

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Ottawa hasn’t earned trust on indigenous child welfare: Editorial – Thestar.com

The government’s energy would be better spent protecting the health and safety of indigenous children than pushing back at the tribunal. March 20, 2017 When the Trudeau government goes before the Canadian Human Rights Tribunal yet again this week, it will make two arguments that appear to be in conflict with its stated commitment to […]

by ahnationtalk on March 20, 201781 Views

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St. Anne’s Survivors: IAP Process & Metatawabin Court Proceedings

The Government of Canada is challenging the “standing” of St. Anne’s Indian Residential School Survivor Edmund Metatawabin and Claimant K-10106 to bring these issues to the Court. The federal government is also challenging whether the Court has the power to force the federal government to do anything for breach of the settlement agreement. If dismissed, this […]

by pmnationtalk on March 20, 201763 Views

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We want the violence to stop’: Dozens gather at vigil for Jeanenne Fontaine Saturday night – CBC

Fontaine, 29, and Shania Chartrand, 21, were both shot, killed in Winnipeg this week March 18, 2017 When Kimberley Kostiuk thinks about the two young Indigenous women who were shot in Winnipeg within 48 hours of each other, she is afraid for her own daughters. “I have two young daughters that are that age. I […]

by pmnationtalk on March 20, 201760 Views

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Canada and First Nations Leadership Council working together on advancing First Nation child and family services in British Columbia

March 17, 2017 – Vancouver, BC  – Indigenous and Northern Affairs Canada The health and well-being of Indigenous children is a top priority for First Nation communities and the Government of Canada. We are committed to supporting First Nations across the country on how we can change together outcomes for children and families. Today, March 17, […]

by pmnationtalk on March 20, 201756 Views

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Missing and murdered Indigenous women inquiry has just 90 victims’ names in its database – The Globe and Mail

Mar. 20, 2017 The inquiry that is looking into Canada’s missing and murdered Indigenous women says privacy and process issues have left it with the names of fewer than 100 victims’ families in its database just two months before commissioners will start hearing from those who have lost loved ones. A 2014 report by the […]

by ahnationtalk on March 20, 201772 Views

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Colten Boushie’s mother fears property-defence resolution will stoke racial tensions – The Globe and Mail

The mother of a young man killed on a Saskatchewan farm said she fears recent political developments threaten to escalate racial tension in the province. Debbie Baptiste’s son Colten Boushie was shot dead after he and his friends drove their vehicle on to a farm property near North Battleford in August. The farm owner, Gerald […]

by ahnationtalk on March 20, 201782 Views

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Pressure builds as missing, murdered Indigenous women inquiry prepares public hearings – CBC

Mar 17, 2017 Families begin testimony at the national inquiry starting in May More details were released this week about how the national inquiry into Canada’s missing and murdered Indigenous women and girls will proceed, but some family members say they still have many questions. A second weekly newsletter was published on the inquiry’s website […]

by ahnationtalk on March 17, 201785 Views

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SARM wants meeting with FSIN over rural crime resolution – Global

March 17, 2017 The president of the Saskatchewan of Association of Rural Municipalities (SARM) wants to meet with the chief of the Federation of Sovereign Indigenous Nations (FSIN) about a contentious resolution the association passed this week at its annual convention. The FSIN is upset with the resolution calling on the association to lobby the […]

by pmnationtalk on March 17, 201777 Views

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Rural group’s resolution to expand rights to defend about crime, says president – CP

Source: The Canadian Press Mar 16, 2017  SASKATOON _ The president of the Saskatchewan of Association of Rural Municipalities wants to meet with the chief of an indigenous group about a contentious resolution the association passed this week at its annual convention. The Federation of Sovereign Indigenous Nations is upset with the resolution calling on the association […]

by ahnationtalk on March 17, 201773 Views

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Family of Sherman Quisses and Neskantaga First Nation Seeking Justice in Application for Stay of First Degree Murder Charge

Family of Sherman Quisses and Neskantaga First Nation Seeking Justice in Application for Stay of First Degree Murder Charge THUNDER BAY, ON: The family of Sherman Quisses, the 34-year-old victim of Adam Capay and Neskantaga First Nation announced today that they are seeking legal representation and will be responding to Capay’s February 21, 2017 application […]

by pmnationtalk on March 17, 201779 Views

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Official launch of the “Commission d’enquête : Écoute, Réconciliation et Progrès”

Kahnawake, March 16, 2017 – Quebec Native Women (QNW) wishes to express its point of view regarding the “Commission d’enquête : Écoute, Réconciliation et Progrès”, which will investigate the relationship between Indigenous people and certain public institutions in the province of Québec. This inquiry, announced in December 2016, in reaction to the revelations of serious […]

by ahnationtalk on March 17, 201760 Views

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2017 CACP Research Foundation Conference

Today’s public safety environment is increasingly complex. There are more and more marginalized and vulnerable people who may become victims of crime, or offenders.  Poverty, homelessness, mental illness and addiction are some of the factors that contribute to individual vulnerability, isolation and disconnection from communities and society.  Policing systems, designed to address actions and behaviours […]

by ahnationtalk on March 16, 201761 Views

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MMIWG: Newsletter Online & Newsletter Practical Information for Families

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by aanationtalk on March 16, 201774 Views

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Winnipeg Police Service: Update – Residential Fire – C17-52261

March 16, 2017 Winnipeg Police Service Media Release For Immediate Release Update – Residential Fire – C17-52261 Homicide Investigation: As previously released – On March 14, 2017, at approximately 9:45 a.m., emergency services responded to a working house fire in the 400 block of Aberdeen Avenue. First responders located a 29 year old female identified […]

by aanationtalk on March 16, 201748 Views

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Quebec’s Indigenous inquiry to explore ‘climate of tension and mistrust’ – CBC

Mar 16, 2017 2-year investigation will look at how Indigenous people are treated by police, social services The retired judge presiding over a probe into the treatment of Indigenous people in Quebec says he wants find out what led to a “climate of tension and mistrust” in Val-d’Or and across the province. Former Superior Court […]

by ahnationtalk on March 16, 201774 Views

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(hashtag)StopGunsGangsBC: March update

March 15, 2017 VICTORIA – The Province, anti-gang units and local police continue to make progress with work underway on B.C.’s nearly $30-million Guns and Gangs Strategy, launched in April 2016. Key measures of the strategy now completed: Development of an integrated community-safety initiative and Cariboo-Chilcotin Regional Community Safety Model to strengthen collaboration between police, […]

by pmnationtalk on March 16, 201767 Views

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