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SCC’s Gladue guidance used in Nunavut judge’s quashing of mandatory minimum – The Lawyer’s Daily

October 30, 2018 Unjust punishment and Indigenous principles of rehabilitation and reconciliation led a Nunavut judge to strike down a mandatory minimum sentence that would have meant faraway jail time for a Kimmirut man guilty of firearms offences, lawyers say. Justice Paul Bychok, of the Nunavut Court of Justice, detailed in R. v. Itturiligaq 2018 […]

by ahnationtalk on October 30, 201822 Views

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Canada’s Laws Must Respect First Nations Rights: AFN National Chief Perry Bellegarde on Supreme Court of Canada Decision on Mikisew

Canada’s Laws Must Respect First Nations Rights: AFN National Chief Perry Bellegarde on Supreme Court of Canada Decision on Mikisew October 19, 2018 (Ottawa, ON) – Following today’s decision by the Supreme Court of Canada regarding Mikisew Cree First Nation stating that the federal government does not need to consult with First Nations prior to […]

by ahnationtalk on October 19, 201854 Views

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This week at the SCC – Canadian Lawyer

October 9, 2018 The Supreme Court of Canada will hear three appeals this week, its first of the fall session. The first two appeals involve charges of sexual assault against Indigenous persons, while the third concerns an alleged Charter breach in a search-and-seizure case. Civil procedure, class actions: While a student at an Indian residential […]

by ahnationtalk on October 9, 201820 Views

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Legal news Roundup – July 12, 2018 – Canadian Lawyer

Canada Toronto police plan to deploy 200 more officers to priority areas in evening hours to combat gun violence, Toronto Star Hydro One board, CEO Mayo Schmidt step aside, bow to pressure from Ontario Premier Doug Ford, Globe and Mail Indigenous leaders turn down invitation to meeting of premiers, CBC news United States Trump claims […]

by ahnationtalk on July 12, 201832 Views

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Legal news Roundup – May 11, 2018 – Canadian Lawyer

Canadian Tire goes international with $985-million purchase of Helly Hansen, Financial Post Yukon bureaucrat said he was fired for blowing the whistle on racism within government, Toronto Star Labrador woman stuck after Air Canada rejects Indigenous ID for return flight, CBC News Read More: http://www.canadianlawyermag.com/legalfeeds/author/patricia-cancilla/legal-news-roundup-may-11-2018-15721/

by ahnationtalk on May 11, 201844 Views

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Legal news Roundup – May 10, 2018 – Canadian Lawyer

Canada Man accused in Toronto van attack to appear in court this morning, Canadian Press Investigation clears Green Party leader Elizabeth May of workplace harassment, Toronto Star Missing, murdered Indigenous women inquiry lags in repaying counselling costs, Globe and Mail Read More: http://www.canadianlawyermag.com/legalfeeds/author/patricia-cancilla/legal-news-roundup-may-10-2018-15714/

by ahnationtalk on May 10, 201844 Views

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Statement from National Chief Perry Bellegarde on Second Reading of Bill 262, An Act to Harmonize Canada’s laws with the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples

Statement from National Chief Perry Bellegarde on Second Reading of Bill 262, An Act to Harmonize Canada’s laws with the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples February 8, 2018 (Ottawa, ON) – Assembly of First Nations (AFN) National Chief Perry Bellegarde released the following statement following the second reading of Bill 262 – […]

by pmnationtalk on February 8, 2018167 Views

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Interim board of directors for National Council for Reconciliation named – The Lawyer’s Daily

December 18, 2017 In an effort to advance Canada’s commitment to implementing the Truth and Reconciliation Commission’s Calls to Action (CTA), the federal government appointed six members to the interim board of directors for the National Council for Reconciliation. Of the six, four hold law degrees. Grand Chief Wilton Littlechild, a former commissioner on the Truth and Reconciliation […]

by pmnationtalk on December 19, 201789 Views

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Council of Yukon First Nations hosts training for Gladue report writing – Yukon News

CYFN hopes the training will be ongoing help build a reserve of Gladue writers in the Yukon Organizers of a workshop in Whitehorse that trained participants on writing Gladue reports, which help shape sentencing decisions for Indigenous offenders, are hoping it’s the first step in building a much-needed reserve of Gladue writers in the Yukon. […]

by ahnationtalk on December 8, 2017133 Views

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Commentary: SCC decision on Peel watershed in Yukon another win for First Nations – The Northern Miner

First Nations have just won an important lawsuit at the Supreme Court of Canada on account that the Yukon government had tried to do an end-run on their land claim settlements. Readers who have followed my tracking of the native legal winning streak in Canada will be familiar with my preferred wording of “Land Rights” […]

by ahnationtalk on December 7, 2017106 Views

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