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Edmundston officer who laughed talking about Chantel Moore’s death must take Indigenous course – CBC

Nov 26, 2020 The lawyer representing Chantel Moore’s estate says the disciplinary actions ordered by the Edmundston police chief against Insp. Steve Robinson are “a good start” but the lawyer will also ask to have the New Brunswick officer suspended for a period without pay. T.J. Burke said Police Chief Alain Lang essentially validated the […]

by pmnationtalk on November 26, 20206 Views

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Pandemic shouldn’t lead to shorter sentences, Nunavut judge rules – Nunatsiaq News

20 November 2020 Warning: descriptions of sexual assault in this story may upset some readers. A Kimmirut man who sexually assaulted a sleeping woman last year shouldn’t get a shorter prison sentence because of COVID-19, Justice Paul Bychok said in a written judgment released yesterday. “There is no lawful authority which permits sentencing judges to […]

by ahnationtalk on November 20, 202016 Views

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Mischief, disturbing-the-peace drive high crime rates in remote communities – CBC

Nov 20, 2020 Statistics Canada looked at police-reported crime in Canada’s remote, Indigenous-majority communities A new Statistics Canada report found that crimes of mischief and disturbing the peace make up a large part of the high crime rates that plague Canada’s small, remote, majority-Indigenous communities. “Although statistics consistently show that police services serving Indigenous communities […]

by ahnationtalk on November 20, 202013 Views

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Nunavut judge slams Crown for devaluing Inuit victims of crime – Nunatsiaq News

“This prosecution failed to demonstrate an understanding of the social harm inflicted on communities and victims by intimate partner violence” Warning: Descriptions of violence in this story may upset some readers. Nunavut judge Paul Bychok has accused Crown prosecutors—and the Nunavut justice system—of devaluing the lives of Inuit women who suffer intimate partner violence. He […]

by ahnationtalk on November 17, 20207 Views

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RCMP say fighting violence toward children is part of daily policing in Nunavut – CBC

MLA calls abuse in Nunavut a ‘silent epidemic,’ where the youngest are victims Nunavut RCMP Const. Erin Power says she doesn’t know how the territory’s police force went so long without a dedicated unit focusing on the abuse and exploitation of children and youth. Power has been in the territory now for a year, and she works as […]

by ahnationtalk on November 5, 202030 Views

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Nunavut’s new police oversight legislation will still rely on southern investigators – Nunatsiaq News

“We haven’t closed the door on a made-in-Nunavut solution” Nunavut justice officials say they’ve tweaked new policing legislation with the goal of creating culturally relevant and accessible police oversight in the territory. But it’s going to take time to get there, officials say. Bill 53, an Act to Amend the Royal Canadian Mounted Police Agreement […]

by ahnationtalk on November 2, 202025 Views

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RCMP officers to begin piloting body-worn cameras in Iqaluit, Nunavut later this year

October 21, 2020 The RCMP is committed to strengthening trust, transparency and accountability, and providing the best service possible to communities across Canada. After consulting with community members, stakeholders, and federal and territorial government officials, Nunavut RCMP officers in Iqaluit will soon be equipped with body-worn cameras. The goal of this pilot project is to […]

by ahnationtalk on October 21, 202029 Views

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CRCC Review of the RCMP’s Policies and Procedures Regarding Strip Searches

October 2, 2020 Yesterday the Civilian Review and Complaints Commission (CRCC) publically released a report regarding their national review of the RCMP’s Policies and Procedures on Strip Searches. The RCMP welcome the report and the information, which supports our need to improve the handling of persons detained and engaging in what, is defined as a strip search. […]

by ahnationtalk on October 2, 202042 Views

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Prime Minister announces appointment of new Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of Yukon

October 1, 2020 The Prime Minister, Justin Trudeau, today announced the appointment of the Honourable Suzanne Duncan, a Judge of the Supreme Court of Yukon, as the new Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of Yukon. Chief Justice Duncan replaces the Honourable Ronald S. Veale, who retired on July 25, 2020, after 20 years of […]

by ahnationtalk on October 1, 202049 Views

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AFN National Chief Bellegarde welcomes Canada’s consent to certification of national class action involving First Nations child and family services, and agreement to proceed to mediation

AFN National Chief Bellegarde welcomes Canada’s consent to certification of national class action involving First Nations child and family services, and agreement to proceed to mediation September 3, 2020 (Ottawa, ON) – National Chief Perry Bellegarde of the Assembly of First Nations (AFN) welcomes Canada’s agreement to the certification of a national class action involving […]

by ahnationtalk on September 3, 202098 Views

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