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Constitutional challenge to inadequate legal aid services launching tomorrow

April 27, 2017 VANCOUVER – Tomorrow, West Coast LEAF and the BC Public Interest Advocacy Centre (BCPIAC) are announcing a constitutional challenge against the Province of BC and the Legal Services Society for their failure to provide adequate family law legal aid for women fleeing violent relationships. The case is brought on behalf of Single […]

by ahnationtalk on April 28, 201710 Views

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Okanagan Nation Alliance: National Inquiry into Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women & Girls Extends Deadline for Funding Applications

April 24th, 2017 The National Inquiry has extended the deadline for receiving Standing Applications and applications for funding related to standing to Monday May 1, 2017, at 5:00 pm Pacific Daylight Time. The National Inquiry into Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls is now accepting applications for standing from interested parties. There is also […]

by pmnationtalk on April 26, 201710 Views

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New light shed on stories of stolen Sto:lo children – The Globe and Mail

The Fraser River winds through the valley. The lush, forest-covered mountains tower in the background. This is what some Sto:lo boys saw the last time they were at home with their families. In 1858, the Fraser Canyon Gold Rush brought the first influx of non-Indigenous people, or Xwelitem, to the area around Fort Hope, now […]

by ahnationtalk on April 24, 201716 Views

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Law Society addresses colonial symbolism as part of commitment to Truth and Reconciliation

Vancouver, April 12, 2017 – The Law Society of British Columbia is committed to addressing the challenges arising from the Truth and Reconciliation Commission’s findings and recommendations. As part of this commitment, a Truth and Reconciliation Advisory Committee was established to address justice and legal issues affecting Indigenous people in the province, including those highlighted […]

by pmnationtalk on April 19, 201717 Views

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Atlantic Update – CP

Source: The Canadian Press – Broadcast wire Apr 19, 2017 ATTENTION STATIONS: This is the Atlantic Update that should have moved this morning at 3:30 a.m. AT. — (Dalhousie-Homicide) Jury selection is expected to continue today in Halifax for the high-profile murder trial of a Dalhousie University medical student. William Sandeson has been charged with first-degree murder […]

by ahnationtalk on April 19, 201716 Views

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Statement about regional advisory meetings postponed – MMIWG

April 13, 2017 The National Inquiry into Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls is postponing upcoming regional advisory meetings. Regional Advisories are an important time for us to hear about things that the National Inquiry should address and to help prepare for the process of truth finding gatherings (hearings) that will come next. The […]

by pmnationtalk on April 18, 201723 Views

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Minister Wilson-Raybould Issues Statement on 35th Anniversary of Charter of Rights and Freedoms

April 17, 2017 – Ottawa, Ontario – Department of Justice The Honourable Jody Wilson-Raybould, Minister of Justice and Attorney General of Canada, today issued the following statement: Today, I join Canadians in celebrating the 35th anniversary of the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms. April 17, 1982 marked a defining moment in our country’s history, […]

by pmnationtalk on April 18, 201714 Views

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Missing children in Canada – MSN

Although May 25 is significant day in the campaign to highlight cases of missing children around the world, every day they are missing is critical. May 25, National Missing Children’s day began in the U.S. on that day as it coincided with the day in 1979 that six-year-old Etan Patz disappeared on his way to […]

by ahnationtalk on April 18, 20178 Views

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MMIWG: Legal Notices and Documents

For family members and survivors of violence:  If you want to share your experiences with, or testify before, the National Inquiry, you do NOT require standing.  You will be a “witness”.  Therefore you do not need to fill out the Application for Standing which follows.  Furthermore, you will not be required to apply for funding […]

by pmnationtalk on April 13, 201787 Views

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Minister of Justice announces Judicial Advisory Committee appointments

From Department of Justice Canada April 13, 2017 – Ottawa, Ontario – Department of Justice Canada The Honourable Jody Wilson-Raybould, Minister of Justice and Attorney General of Canada, remains committed to appointing judges of the highest calibre who are representative of the diversity of our great country. That commitment is demonstrated by the Minister’s new […]

by ahnationtalk on April 13, 201750 Views

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