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OIPRD Releases Interim Report on Police Interactions with People in Crisis

TORONTO – The Office of the Independent Police Review Director (OIPRD) today released its interim systemic review report on police interactions with people in crisis and use of force. “The interim report documents the recommendations that have been made by Ontario coroner’s inquests into the deaths of people in crisis during interactions with police, and […]

by pmnationtalk on April 3, 201732 Views

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Transgender rights in federal correctional facilities

Marcch 31, 2017 On March 17, 2017 the Canadian Bar Association’s Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity Community Forum wrote a letter to the Minister of Public Safety and Emergency Preparedness raising its concerns regarding Gender Identity and Expression Rights in Corrections. The submission points to a CBA resolution outlining concerns about institutional placement, use of […]

by pmnationtalk on April 3, 201724 Views

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Details on Legal Aid Ontario’s financial eligibility guidelines

Friday, March 31, 2017 On April 1, 2017, Legal Aid Ontario is raising the eligibility threshold for all legal aid services another six per cent. LAO implemented the first of multiple six per cent increases on Nov. 1, 2014. Certificate program The certificate program provides eligible, low income Ontarians publicly funded legal representation. A certificate is […]

by pmnationtalk on April 3, 201733 Views

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Ongoing Safety Concerns In Kawehno:ke Corridor

March 28, 2017 The Mohawk Council of Akwesasne has learned that on more than one occasion individuals have driven their vehicles through the wrong lane at the Seaway International Bridge Toll Plaza and against traffic, posing a potential risk to oncoming traffic, the general travelling public, and innocent bystanders and workers. The corridor and border […]

by ahnationtalk on March 31, 201757 Views

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Ste Rose RCMP Search for Missing Teenager – 880 CKLQ

Ste Rose RCMP are asking for help in finding a missing 17 year old girl. Alexis Shuttleworth was reported missing on March 21st. She was last seen on the 14th in the Ebb and Flow First Nation. Police believe she could be in Winnipeg. Shuttleworth is described as indigenous standing 5’3″ and weighing 125 pounds, […]

by ahnationtalk on March 31, 201748 Views

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Two girls, young man killed in southern Ontario crash, six injured – CP

Source: The Canadian Press Mar 30, 2017  By Michelle McQuigge THE CANADIAN PRESS A night of fun for a group of indigenous youth ended in tragedy when two young girls were among three people killed in a head-on collision in southern Ontario, the chief of the devastated community said Thursday. Stacey Laforme of the Mississaugas of the […]

by ahnationtalk on March 30, 201742 Views

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Ontario’s Provincial Advocate for Children and Youth urges legislative committee to seize historic opportunity to create fundamental change

TORONTO, March 30, 2017 – The Office of the Provincial Advocate for Children and Youth and young people called on an all-party legislative committee to accept their amendments to strengthen a bill that would affect every child and youth who receives or is seeking government services and programs. This includes young people connected to child […]

by ahnationtalk on March 30, 201751 Views

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Body identified as missing Wabigoon First Nation woman – Tbnewswatch.com

The Ontario Provincial Police has identified a body found in Wainwright Township near Dryden as that of missing Wabigoon Lake First Nation woman Emily “Chico” Brown. View Photo DRYDEN — The Ontario Provincial Police has identified a body found in Wainwright Township near Dryden as that of missing Wabigoon Lake First Nation woman Emily “Chico” Brown. […]

by pmnationtalk on March 30, 201734 Views

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First Nations demand inquest into fire-related deaths in northern Ontario – TheStar.com

At least 21 people living in Nishnawbe Aski territory have died in fires over the last seven years. March 29, 2017 One year after six adults and three children died in a house fire in the Pikangikum First Nation, indigenous leaders are demanding the province conduct an inquest into fire-related deaths on reserves in northern […]

by ahnationtalk on March 30, 201733 Views

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Young girls among 3 killed in collision near Caledonia, Ont. – CTV News

March 30, 2017 A First Nation youth group outing ended in tragedy when two vehicles collided on a rural Ontario road, killing two young girls and one driver. The crash occurred around 9 p.m. Wednesday on Highway 6 near Caledonia, Ont., located about 94 kilometres southwest of Toronto. A car driven by a 21-year-old man […]

by ahnationtalk on March 30, 201734 Views

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Ontario Introduces Anti-Racism Legislation

Advancing the Province’s 3-Year Anti-Racism Strategic Plan March 29, 2017 Today, Michael Coteau, Minister Responsible for Anti-Racism, introduced new legislation that would, if passed, embed Ontario’s Anti-Racism Directorate in law, creating a framework for continued work to promote equity for racialized groups across the province. During public consultations held last year, the province’s Anti-Racism Directorate […]

by ahnationtalk on March 29, 201750 Views

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Missing SK Woman Found Dead – iNews 880

March 28, 2017 SK/MB – A missing 47 year old indigenous woman from Stanley Mission, Saskatchewan has been found dead. There had been some thought that Melinda Gladys Charles may have been in Manitoba when she was reported missing last week, possibly in the Flin Flon area. She has last been seen in Deschambault Lake, […]

by ahnationtalk on March 28, 201741 Views

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Wresting Authority From the Regulators: The Proper Role of the National Energy Board in Environmental Assessments – Slaw.ca

March 27 th 2017 It is not every day that we have an opportunity to effect transformative legal change. It is natural, then, that when last summer a number of cabinet ministers announced the review of four key federal environmental laws, West Coast Environmental Law – along with other lawyers, academics, environmental groups, Indigenous peoples […]

by ahnationtalk on March 27, 201733 Views

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Law conferences: The many benefits of participation – Canadian Lawyer

March 27, 2017 Attending a law conference last week, I had the chance to participate in the Canadian Law Student Conference, hosted by the Windsor Review of Legal and Social Issues. Now in its tenth year, this annual conference held in Windsor, Ont., invites students from across the country to present their own research papers […]

by ahnationtalk on March 27, 201742 Views

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Veteran Toronto judge asks Federal Court to suspend discipline proceedings – Thestar.com

Justice Frank Newbould is seeking a judicial review of a decision made at the Canadian Judicial Council to hold an inquiry over advice he provided to a town council in on defending against a First Nations land claim. March 24, 2017 A Toronto judge who just wants to retire in peace is coming out swinging […]

by ahnationtalk on March 24, 201728 Views

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CACP: 2017 Federal Budget Hi-lights Impacting Law Enforcement

03/23/18 English Budget:  http://www.budget.gc.ca/2017/home-accueil-en.html 2017 Federal Budget Hi-lights Impacting Law Enforcement Budget 2017 – Overview: • Skills, Innovation And Middle Class Jobs • Communities Built For Change • A Strong Canada At Home And In The World • Tax Fairness For The Middle Class • Equal Opportunity: Budget 2017’s Gender Statement 2017 Federal Budget Highlights: […]

by aanationtalk on March 24, 201724 Views

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Thursday Thinkpiece: McMahon on the Excruciatingly Gradual Civilization of Canada’s Legal System – Slaw.ca

Each Thursday we present a significant excerpt, usually from a recently published book or journal article. In every case the proper permissions have been obtained. If you are a publisher who would like to participate in this feature, please let us know via the site’s contact form. Why Did It Take So Long for Indian […]

by ahnationtalk on March 23, 201749 Views

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21-Year-Old Ryan Paul BEAULIEU Reported Missing in High Level

High Level, Alberta: High Level RCMP are seeking the public’s assistance in locating 21 year old Ryan Paul BEAULIEU. His family reported him missing on March 22, 2017 with indication that he had not been seen since just after midnight, March 18, 2017 in High Level, Alberta at the Stardust Bar. View Photo Attempts this […]

by pmnationtalk on March 23, 201741 Views

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Legal News Roundup for March 23 – CBA

March 23, 2017 Budget 2017: What’s in it for justice National Magazine Federal budget will affect howlawyers recognize income Canadian Lawyer Magazine 2017 budget a relief for small firms but worries, tax hikes on horizon Canadian Insider Government offers incentives for innovation CBC.ca Read More: http://www.cba.org/News-Media/In-the-Media/2017/March/Week-4/Legal-News-Roundup-for-March-23

by ahnationtalk on March 23, 201755 Views

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Budget 2017: No game-changers in holding-pattern budget – Gowling

March 23, 2017 Despite rising deficits, Budget 2017 does not propose any general tax increases or other game-changing measures that were the subject of much speculation in recent weeks. This is arguably a “holding-pattern” budget, giving the Government of Canada time to gauge external developments prior to deciding whether to implement more significant tax changes […]

by pmnationtalk on March 23, 201733 Views

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Cardus: 2017 Budget and “Child Care” Funding

$7 billion allotted to daycare spaces is not about the care of Canada’s children or helping parents. March 22, 2017 OTTAWA – Today’s federal budget earmarks $7 billion for daycare spaces in the government’s 10-year social infrastructure fund. Of that total, “a portion” is expressly for Indigenous daycare. The government is allocating $7 billion to […]

by pmnationtalk on March 23, 201726 Views

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B.C.’s top judge says system needs ‘shock therapy’ to improve access to justice – CP

Source: The Canadian Press Mar 22, 2017 VICTORIA _ Museum officials in British Columbia and the Czech Republic have signed an agreement to better track First Nations artifacts held beyond provincial borders. The deal was signed between the Royal BC Museum in Victoria and the Narodni museum in Prague. A release from the Royal BC Museum says […]

by ahnationtalk on March 22, 201739 Views

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Police Seek Identity of Male Seen With Missing 25-Year-Old Bobbie Rae Steinhauer

March 21, 2017 View Photo Cold Lake, Alberta – Cold Lake RCMP is asking for the public’s assistance in locating a missing 25-year-old female. Bobbie Rae Steinhauer was last seen leaving the Women’s Shelter in Cold Lake with an unidentified male on March 18, 2017 at 1:00 p.m. Bobbie Steinhauer is described as: Aboriginal 5’6″ […]

by pmnationtalk on March 22, 201730 Views

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Law Society and Law Foundation to provide funding for Access to Justice BC

Vancouver, March 21, 2017 – The Law Society of BC and the Law Foundation of BC have agreed to co-fund a grant to Access to Justice BC, a collaboration of key stakeholders in the justice system. The agreement will see each organization provide $150,000 over three years. Access to Justice BC is chaired by Chief […]

by pmnationtalk on March 22, 201740 Views

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Treaty Three Police Seeking Missing Woman – Netnewsledger

21 March 2017 KENORA – Treaty Three Police are seeking assistance from the public to locate Emily Brown. Brown was reported missing from the Wabigoon Lake First Nation Territory on Saturday the 18th of March 2017 by family members concerned for her well-being. Brown is a forty-three-year-old Aboriginal woman. Members of the Treaty Three Police […]

by ahnationtalk on March 22, 201735 Views

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Canadians Have High Expectations for Assessment Law Reform, Environmental Experts Say

March 21, 2017 Canadians show support for a new law and stronger environmental safeguards OTTAWA – The report that the Expert Panel reviewing Canada’s environmental assessment law will release next week is critical to restoring public trust in how natural resources are developed, say environmental law experts. The report is the result of the Expert […]

by pmnationtalk on March 22, 201748 Views

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RCMP investigating three suspicious fires on Piikani First Nation – Calgary Herald

March 21, 2017 The Piikani RCMP are asking for tips from the public in an investigation into three suspicious fires. RCMP say the evening of March 7, a home on 15 Ave. in the Piikani town site was destroyed by fire. The structure fire follows a blaze at an abandoned gas station on Feb. 12 […]

by ahnationtalk on March 22, 201725 Views

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Negotiations between City of Winnipeg and police union at an impasse – CP

Source: The Canadian Press Mar 21, 2017  WINNIPEG _ It appears that negotiations are not going well between the City of Winnipeg and the local police union on a new collective bargaining deal. Mayor Brian Bowman had told radio station CJOB that the police union has walked away from contract talks, saying it is needed back at […]

by ahnationtalk on March 22, 201736 Views

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Asylum Statistics – CP

Source: The Canadian Press – Broadcast wire Mar 21, 2017  By Stephanie Levitz OTTAWA – Data released today shows that the RCMP have arrested nearly half as many illegal border crossers this year as they did in all of 2016. Figures provided by the federal government show that in the first two months of this year, the […]

by ahnationtalk on March 21, 201738 Views

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Legal News Roundup for March 21 – CBA

March 21, 2017 CBA in the News Focus: Number of fraudulent immigration consultants growing Law Times Find out who gave $478K to candidates in Halifax’s last election CBC.ca MPs push for direct access to representatives Law Times Speaker’s Corner: Missed opportunity for family law Law Times Read More: http://www.cba.org/News-Media/In-the-Media/2017/March/Week-4/Legal-News-Roundup-for-March-21

by ahnationtalk on March 21, 201740 Views

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Request Assistance: Missing 12 Year-Old Female – Roseabella (Bella) HOOSTIE

View Photo The Regina Police Service is asking the public for their help in locating a 12 year-old-female. Twelve year-old Roseabella (Bella) HOOSTIE (DOB: 2004/07/11), of Pilot Butte, SK, was last seen on the 1100 block of Arnason Street in Regina, at around 8:05 p.m., on March 19, 2017. HOOSTIE is described as being an […]

by ahnationtalk on March 21, 201746 Views

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Legal News Roundup for March 18-20 – CBA

March 20, 2017 CBA in the News Why your inbox is filling up with messages from businesses, again CTV News Editorial: More urgency needed on court delays Ottawa Citizen Manitoba plan to scrap preliminary hearings a bad idea, Canadian Bar Association tells Ottawa Winnipeg Free Press Read More: http://www.cba.org/News-Media/In-the-Media/2017/March/Week-4/Legal-News-Roundup-for-March-18-20

by ahnationtalk on March 20, 201739 Views

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Saskatoon police searching for missing 14-year-old boy – Starphoenix

March 20, 2017 Saskatoon police are searching for a missing 14-year-old boy who was last seen on March 9. Police say James Bird was last seen in the 300 block of Avenue N. South. Bird is described as indigenous. 5-foot-6 with a slim build, short dark-brown hair and a dark complexion. His clothing description is […]

by ahnationtalk on March 20, 201753 Views

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Missing Person – Request For Public Assistance – James Bird, 14

Saskatoon Police are requesting public assistance in locating a 14 year-old boy.James Bird, was last seen March 9, 2017, in the 300 block of Avenue N South. James is described as Indigenous, 5’6″ in height with a slim build, short dark brown hair, and a dark complexion. His clothing description is unknown. A 2 year […]

by pmnationtalk on March 20, 201757 Views

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Vancouver law firm seeks legal grounding of unwritten Indigenous laws – CBC

Ancestral laws are foundational to the Canadian Constitution, says RELAW project leader Mar 19, 2017 A Vancouver law firm is trying to give unwritten Indigenous laws more legal sway. The project, spearheaded by West Coast Environmental Law, rewrites traditional and often forgotten ancestral laws into modern legal terms. Maxine Matilpi, the project’s lead, says the […]

by ahnationtalk on March 20, 201732 Views

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Interview with Naiomi W. Metallic – CBA National Magazine

Naiomi Metallic was the first Mi’kmaq law clerk at the Supreme Court of Canada. The Halifax lawyer holds the Chancellor’s Chair in aboriginal law and policy at Dalhousie University Schulich School of Law . CBA National: Who has had the biggest influence on you and why? Naiomi Metallic: My dad. My mom. My high school […]

by ahnationtalk on March 17, 201767 Views

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Slideshow: Ceremony held for new Wet’suwet’en judge – BCLocalNews.com

Mar 16, 2017 It was standing room only in the court room Monday, March 13, as colleagues, family and friends officially welcomed Williams Lake Provincial Court Judge Karen L. Whonnock. As a member of the Wet’suwet’en First Nation, Judge Whonnock grew up on a farm in Evelyn near Smithers. With a disproportionate number of Aboriginal […]

by ahnationtalk on March 16, 201751 Views

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CBA: Eliminating preliminary inquiries will not fix judicial delays

March 15, 2017 In a letter dated March 14, 2017 to Justice Minister Jody Wilson-Raybould, the CBA’s National Criminal Justice Section urges the government to complete a careful and comprehensive review of the many challenges facing Canada’s criminal justice system, taking advantage of current research and hearing from all justice system participants. In the submission, […]

by pmnationtalk on March 16, 201736 Views

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Rural crime resolution pits property rights against human life: lawyer – CP

Source: The Canadian Press Mar 16, 2017 11:29 By Jennifer Graham THE CANADIAN PRESS REGINA _ The lawyer for a family of an aboriginal man fatally shot on a farm says he’s disgusted by a resolution on rural crime passed at the Saskatchewan Association of Rural Municipalities convention. The resolution, which passed by 93 per cent Tuesday, calls […]

by pmnationtalk on March 16, 201742 Views

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OPP Assist Nishnawbe-Aski Police Service with Sudden Death Investigation

(SLATE FALLS FIRST NATION, ON) – On Monday, March 13, 2017 at approximately 9:30am, a male identified as 38-year-old Christopher CARPENTER of Slate Falls First Nation Territory was located deceased outside his residence. Officers with the Nishnawbe-Aski Police Service and the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) North West Region Crime Unit and Forensic Identification Unit under […]

by ahnationtalk on March 15, 201731 Views

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Thunder Bay lawyer’s focus on social justice earns Law Society’s highest honour – CBC

Small gains have big impact in poverty law, says Kinna-aweya Legal Clinic’s Sally Colquhoun Mar 15, 2017 Thirty years of quiet, determined advocacy for people living in poverty in northwestern Ontario has earned a Thunder Bay lawyer top honours from the Law Society of Upper Canada. Sally (Sarah) Colquhoun will receive the Law Society Medal […]

by ahnationtalk on March 15, 201734 Views

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VPD: Police Searching for Missing Woman

March 14, 2017 Police are searching for a missing woman with Dementia who has not been seen since yesterday afternoon. Fifty-nine-year-old Elaine Desjarlais was last seen outside of the Downtown Eastside Seniors’ Centre located at 509 East Hastings Street around noon on Monday, March 13th. Ms. Desjarlais suffers from Dementia, and may appear confused. Elaine […]

by pmnationtalk on March 14, 201762 Views

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Lawyer praises Facebook attempt to fill gap in local court coverage – CBC

Page of Thunder Bay, Ont., proceedings has reach of small paper, but not accountability, journalism prof says Mar 14, 2017 A Facebook page chronicling court proceedings in Thunder Bay, Ont., is drawing both applause and concern for its approach at citizen journalism. The Thunder Bay Courthouse – Inside Edition Facebook page regularly posts photos of […]

by ahnationtalk on March 14, 201750 Views

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Law Society announces 2017 award recipients

Outstanding legal professionals to be honoured at annual awards ceremony Toronto, ON — Members of Ontario’s legal professions will be recognized for their exceptional career achievements and contributions to their communities at the annual Law Society Awards ceremony on May 24, 2017, at Osgoode Hall. “The Law Society is extremely pleased and proud to celebrate the […]

by pmnationtalk on March 13, 201770 Views

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Maskwacis RCMP seek public assistance in locating missing woman – Cherise Lee Rain

March 10, 2017 View Photo Maskwacis, Alberta – The RCMP are looking for assistance to locate missing 27-year-old Cherise Lee Rain. Cherise was last seen by friends and family on March 2 at a wake. Cherise is described as: Aboriginal Black hair / brown eyes 5’10” tall / 200 lbs It is possible that Cherise […]

by pmnationtalk on March 13, 201746 Views

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Eskasoni RCMP seizes prescription pills during traffic stop

March 10, 2017 Eskasoni First Nation, Nova Scotia Members of Eskasoni RCMP conducted a traffic stop on March 9, following an investigation. A Quebec woman and an Eskasoni man were arrested as a result. 175 Percocet pills were seized. Karen Ann Barnaby, 48, of Listuguj, Quebec and Winter Gideon, 28, of Eskasoni have both been charged with Possession for the Purpose of […]

by pmnationtalk on March 13, 201735 Views

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Complaints process against judge questioned Featured – Law Times

The chief justice of the Ontario Superior Court questioned whether the Canadian Judicial Council was acting within its powers when it decided to reconsider complaints filed against Superior Court Justice Frank Newbould that it had previously dismissed. Chief Justice Heather Smith raised “serious concerns” about the complaint process in a September 2016 letter to the […]

by ahnationtalk on March 13, 201764 Views

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A time of transition – Part 2 – Canadian Lawyer

March 13, 2017 This article is a continuation of ‘A Time of Transition’ from the March issue of Canadian Lawyer magazine. Click here to read Part 1. 1) McDougall Gauley LLP (Saskatoon, Regina, Moose Jaw, Estevan) mcdougallgauley.com Total lawyers: 80 Offices (with # of lawyers): Regina (41); Saskatoon (39) Core practice areas: litigation, including complex […]

by ahnationtalk on March 13, 201732 Views

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Help us locate missing Padluq ASHOONA(f)

March 10, 2017 (Ottawa)— The Ottawa Police Service is asking for public assistance to locate missing female Padluq ASHOONA, 51 years old, from Ottawa. She was last seen on the morning of March 3, 2017 in the area of Meadowlands Drive. She is described as an Aboriginal female, 5’4” ft, (163cm), small build, 119 lbs […]

by ahnationtalk on March 10, 201777 Views

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Women’s groups applaud Alberta legislation to drop 2 year limit for victims of violence to sue – APTN

March 8, 2017 Women’s groups in Alberta are applauding the province’s move to eliminate the time limit of when a sexual assault victim can sue a perpetrator. The legislation, introduced in Alberta’s legislation on Tuesday, will end the two year time limit of when a victim can seek a civil case against an accused. “I […]

by ahnationtalk on March 10, 201752 Views

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