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MMIWG: Official Statement by Commissioner Michèle Audette

June 20, 2018 On June 5th, I announced I would take time to reflect, analyze and consider my future participation in the National Inquiry in light of the Government of Canada’s deeply regrettable decision to deny the full extension requested by the Commissioners. Fully committed to my role as a Commissioner, I have always felt […]

by aanationtalk on June 20, 201817 Views

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QIA Congratulates Premier-designate

Iqaluit, Nunavut – June 15, 2018 – Qikiqtani Inuit Association congratulates the Honorable Joe Savikataaq on his appointment as Premier-designate. “We have a strong working relationship with the Government of Nunavut on important initiatives and programs that impact Qikiqtani Inuit,” says QIA president P.J. Akeeagok, “I look forward to collaborating with Premier Savikataaq.” The previous Premier, […]

by pmnationtalk on June 15, 201820 Views

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Bully bylaw in Whitehorse raises concerns about free expression, profiling – CP

Source: The Canadian Press Jun 10, 2018  By Amy Smart THE CANADIAN PRESS Critics are warning that a proposed bylaw targeting bullies in Whitehorse could lead to racial profiling and infringe on free expression rights. It’s a quandary that has plagued several jurisdictions that try to proactively stem bullying through legislation before the problem crosses a criminal […]

by ahnationtalk on June 11, 201818 Views

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Backgrounder: Government of Canada – National Inquiry into Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls

From: Indigenous and Northern Affairs Canada Backgrounder Ending violence against Indigenous women and girls is a top priority for the Government of Canada. On June 5, 2018, Minister Carolyn Bennett and senior officials from Crown-Indigenous Relations and Northern Affairs Canada, Public Safety, Indigenous Services Canada, Status of Women Canada and Justice Canada held a media […]

by ahnationtalk on June 5, 201817 Views

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YT Government: Panel appointed to review Child and Family Services Act

The Government of Yukon today appointed six members to the Advisory Committee on the Child and Family Services Act. The committee will be chaired by Mo Caley-Verdonk from Dawson City. Also sitting on the panel are Doris Anderson, Lori Duncan, Debbie Hoffman, Rosemary Rowlands and Ray Sydney. Together, these individuals will undertake a broad review […]

by ahnationtalk on May 30, 201818 Views

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Woman from Katlodeeche First Nation wants support for victims of family violence – CBC

RCMP said there has been a slight increase in calls related to violence against women since 2017 May 29, 2018 A woman from Katlodeeche First Nation said she’s noticed the number of women facing domestic abuse is rising. The N.W.T. RCMP said there was a “slight increase” in 911 calls between Jan. 1 and May […]

by ahnationtalk on May 29, 201814 Views

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NU Government: National Victims and Survivors of Crime Week

May 27 to June 2, 2018 is National Victims and Survivors of Crime Week, formerly known as National Victims Awareness Week. This year we remember missing and murdered Indigenous women and girls and other victims and survivors of crime. The Department of Justice would like to remind Nunavummiut that victim services are available throughout the […]

by pmnationtalk on May 29, 201813 Views

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Man charged with murder in deaths of two women in Whitehorse: RCMP – CP

Source: The Canadian Press May 28, 2018  WHITEHORSE _ Police have charged a man with murder in the deaths of two women whose bodies were found at a home in Whitehorse more than a year ago. RCMP say 44-year-old Everett Chief, who is originally from Watson Lake, has been charged with two counts of second-degree murder. The […]

by ahnationtalk on May 29, 201816 Views

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Government of the Northwest Territories and Northwest Territories RCMP team up for National Road Safety Week

YELLOWKNIFE (May 25, 2018) – The Government of the Northwest Territories (GNWT) partnered with the Northwest Territories Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) from May 15 to May 21, 2018 to support National Road Safety Week. National Road Safety Week is an annual awareness campaign organized by the Canada Safety Council that focuses on behaviours that […]

by ahnationtalk on May 27, 201818 Views

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Yukoners and community groups receive Community Safety Awards

May 22, 2018 Six Yukoners and three groups were recognized for their efforts to prevent crime and foster community safety at the sixth annual Minister of Justice Community Safety Awards on Thursday, May 17. The 2018 Community Safety Award recipients are: Lorraine Graham – Lifetime Contribution to Community Safety; Trevor Ellis – Volunteer Award; Kwanlin […]

by pmnationtalk on May 23, 201813 Views

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