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BC Government: Minister’s statement on Access to Justice Week

Jan. 25, 2021 VICTORIA – David Eby, Attorney General, has released the following statement to recognize Access to Justice Week, Jan. 24 to Jan. 30, 2021: “As we mark Access to Justice Week, we have a chance to reflect on how far we’ve come over a very challenging 12 months. “When COVID-19 hit the province […]

by ahnationtalk on January 25, 20211 Views

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BC Government: Recognizing leaders in community safety, crime prevention

VICTORIA – Five community leaders and one community organization have received awards for their ongoing support for victims of crime, including those impacted by gender-based violence. The 23rd annual Community Safety and Crime Prevention Awards were held by a virtual ceremony. “These award recipients and nominees demonstrate that we can make a real difference in […]

by ahnationtalk on January 22, 20219 Views

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Search for missing BC Indigenous woman continues – Globalnews.ca

A father has traveled to British Columbia to find his daughter, 25-year-old Chelsea Poorman has went missing in September last year. Paul Johnson has the story. Read More: https://globalnews.ca/video/7592648/search-for-missing-b-c-indigenous-woman-continues

by ahnationtalk on January 22, 202110 Views

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New policies seek to reduce overrepresentation of Indigenous offenders in BC criminal justice system – iNFOnews

New policy changes introduced by the B.C. Prosecution Service aims to increase fairness and reduce overrepresentation of Indigenous people facing the province’s criminal justice system. The B.C. Prosecution Service announced the changes in a press release issued Friday, Jan. 15, which are part of the Indigenous Justice Framework policy introduced in April, 2019. A key […]

by ahnationtalk on January 19, 20219 Views

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Surrey Police Service Executive Management Almost Complete: Second Deputy Chief Hired

The latest Deputy Chief Constable to be hired by the Surrey Police Service is Mike LeSage who brings exemplary service, expertise, and leadership in operational and cultural diversity policing. Surrey, BC – Surrey Police Service announces the appointment of the second of three Deputy Chief Constables. The latest Deputy Chief Constable to be hired by the […]

by ahnationtalk on January 19, 20216 Views

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B.C. ministry warned birth alerts ‘illegal and unconstitutional’ months before banning them – Toronto Star

Jan. 12, 2021 Months before British Columbia officially ended the controversial practice of birth alerts, government lawyers advised the Ministry of Children and Family Development (MCFD) that the practice was “illegal and unconstitutional” and posed a “litigation risk,” according to records obtained by IndigiNews. When a social worker feels an expectant parent may put their […]

by ahnationtalk on January 12, 202118 Views

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Remaining traces of a tragic past; residential school office to be demolished – RCI

January 5, 2021 The so-called residential schools have become a dark stain on Canadian history. For well over 100 years, young indigenous children were taken from their families to be taught in centralized boarding schools often far away. They were to be taught the ways of mainstream society and to forget their Indigenous language and […]

by ahnationtalk on January 5, 202120 Views

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Civil Liberties Group and Advocates Condemn RCMP Spying; Cite Unconstitutional Chilling Effect across Canada

December 15, 2020 – Ottawa, ON (Algonquin Anishnaabeg Territory) – The BC Civil Liberties Association (BCCLA) condemns the actions of the RCMP spying on Indigenous and climate advocates, as confirmed by the final report of the Civilian Review and Complaints Commission (CRCC) released today into a complaint we filed six years ago. In February 2014, […]

by ahnationtalk on December 15, 2020106 Views

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Minister of Justice and Attorney General of Canada announces a judicial appointment in the province of British Columbia

From: Department of Justice Canada December 14, 2020 – Ottawa, Ontario – Department of Justice Canada The Honourable David Lametti, Minister of Justice and Attorney General of Canada, today announced the following appointments under the judicial application process established in 2016. This process emphasizes transparency, merit, and the diversity of the Canadian population, and will […]

by ahnationtalk on December 14, 202024 Views

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Attorney general’s statement on Williams Lake Indigenous Court opening

WILLIAMS LAKE – David Eby, Attorney General, has issued the following statement on the opening of the new Indigenous Court in Williams Lake: “The opening of the Williams Lake Indigenous Court is another step towards reconciliation, as we work alongside Indigenous communities and the BC First Nations Justice Council to build a justice system that […]

by ahnationtalk on December 14, 202022 Views

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