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Justice Minister’s statement on violence against women

Minister of Justice Suzanne Anton marked the National Day of Remembrance and Action on Violence Against Women with the following statement: “Today, we remember Dec. 6, 1989, the day 14 young women were murdered at l’École Polytechnique de Montreal. “We commemorate those whose lives ended in a tragic act of violence against women: Geneviève Bergeron, […]

by ahnationtalk on December 8, 2015170 Views

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Government of Canada Launches Inquiry into Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls

December 8, 2015 – Ottawa, ON – Indigenous and Northern Affairs Canada The Government of Canada today announced the launch of a national inquiry to address the high number of missing and murdered Indigenous women and girls. The Government will immediately begin engaging with survivors, family members and loved ones of victims, as well as […]

by ahnationtalk on December 8, 2015146 Views

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Open letter on Free, prior and informed consent

November 24, 2015 Dear Prime Minister, Our organizations welcome your public commitment to a renewed relationship between the federal government and Indigenous Peoples in Canada based on the rights guaranteed in Canada’s Constitution and enshrined in the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples. We hope that this vision of cooperation and partnership […]

by ahnationtalk on November 25, 2015266 Views

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Homicide in Canada, 2014

Released: 2015-11-25 Canadian police services reported 516 homicides in 2014, 4 more than in the previous year. The homicide rate, however, was stable in 2014 (1.45 per 100,000 population), making 2013 and 2014 the years with the lowest homicide rates since 1966. Almost a quarter (23%) of those 516 homicide victims were reported by police as Aboriginal, a group that accounted for just 5% of the Canadian population. In 2014, five provinces reported fewer homicides […]

by ahnationtalk on November 25, 2015159 Views

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Statement by the Prime Minister on the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women

November 25, 2015 The Prime Minister, Justin Trudeau, today issued the following statement recognizing the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women: “Today, I join Canadians – and people around the world – in recognizing the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women. “Violence against women is a violation of the […]

by ahnationtalk on November 25, 2015138 Views

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Statement: Recognizing National Child Day

Canada’s National Child Day – marked on Nov. 20 each year – commemorates the United Nations Convention on the Rights of Child (UNCRC) and gives us the opportunity to step back and take a look at the state of children and youth in our country and to ask whether our laws and policies reflect the […]

by pmnationtalk on November 23, 2015234 Views

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Statement – National Child Day

OTTAWA, ONTARIO (November 20, 2015) – The Honourable Carolyn Bennett, Minister of Indigenous and Northern Affairs, today released the following statement on the occasion of National Child Day: “Today, on National Child Day, I would like to acknowledge and celebrate Indigenous children and youth across Canada. Representing the youngest and fastest growing segment of our […]

by pmnationtalk on November 23, 2015215 Views

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Media Statement about National Child Day

On National Child Day (November 20, 2015), the members of the Canadian Council of Child and Youth Advocates (CCCYA) repeat their call to the federal government and provincial and territorial governments to come together and address the dire situation of Indigenous child welfare in Canada. As independent Child Advocates from nine provinces and two territories […]

by ahnationtalk on November 20, 2015298 Views

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Police honoured for valour, meritorious service

VICTORIA – Once a year, British Columbia is able to herald and thank those police officers whose remarkable work and brave actions enhance the safety of their communities. At B.C.’s 35th annual Police Honours Night, Lieutenant Governor Judith Guichon and Minister of Justice Suzanne Anton presented awards to 66 outstanding officers. Dressed in their best, […]

by ahnationtalk on November 20, 2015290 Views

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Syilx Okanagan Nation calls on government to RECONCILE outstanding Child Welfare Issues

EVENT: Syilx Day of Action for “National Day of the Child” DATE: Friday, November 20, 2015 TIME: 1 to 3 p.m. LOCATION: Commerce Place, 260 Harvey Avenue, Kelowna, BC (Outside Ministry for Children and Family Development Offices) On November 20, 2015, the National Day of the Child the Okanagan Nation Alliance (ONA) stands with the […]

by ahnationtalk on November 19, 2015259 Views

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