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OIPRD Releases Interim Report on Police Interactions with People in Crisis

TORONTO – The Office of the Independent Police Review Director (OIPRD) today released its interim systemic review report on police interactions with people in crisis and use of force. “The interim report documents the recommendations that have been made by Ontario coroner’s inquests into the deaths of people in crisis during interactions with police, and […]

by pmnationtalk on April 3, 20177 Views

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Details on Legal Aid Ontario’s financial eligibility guidelines

Friday, March 31, 2017 On April 1, 2017, Legal Aid Ontario is raising the eligibility threshold for all legal aid services another six per cent. LAO implemented the first of multiple six per cent increases on Nov. 1, 2014. Certificate program The certificate program provides eligible, low income Ontarians publicly funded legal representation. A certificate is […]

by pmnationtalk on April 3, 20173 Views

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Ongoing Safety Concerns In Kawehno:ke Corridor

March 28, 2017 The Mohawk Council of Akwesasne has learned that on more than one occasion individuals have driven their vehicles through the wrong lane at the Seaway International Bridge Toll Plaza and against traffic, posing a potential risk to oncoming traffic, the general travelling public, and innocent bystanders and workers. The corridor and border […]

by ahnationtalk on March 31, 201710 Views

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Two girls, young man killed in southern Ontario crash, six injured – CP

Source: The Canadian Press Mar 30, 2017  By Michelle McQuigge THE CANADIAN PRESS A night of fun for a group of indigenous youth ended in tragedy when two young girls were among three people killed in a head-on collision in southern Ontario, the chief of the devastated community said Thursday. Stacey Laforme of the Mississaugas of the […]

by ahnationtalk on March 30, 20178 Views

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Ontario’s Provincial Advocate for Children and Youth urges legislative committee to seize historic opportunity to create fundamental change

TORONTO, March 30, 2017 – The Office of the Provincial Advocate for Children and Youth and young people called on an all-party legislative committee to accept their amendments to strengthen a bill that would affect every child and youth who receives or is seeking government services and programs. This includes young people connected to child […]

by ahnationtalk on March 30, 20179 Views

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Body identified as missing Wabigoon First Nation woman – Tbnewswatch.com

The Ontario Provincial Police has identified a body found in Wainwright Township near Dryden as that of missing Wabigoon Lake First Nation woman Emily “Chico” Brown. View Photo DRYDEN — The Ontario Provincial Police has identified a body found in Wainwright Township near Dryden as that of missing Wabigoon Lake First Nation woman Emily “Chico” Brown. […]

by pmnationtalk on March 30, 20174 Views

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First Nations demand inquest into fire-related deaths in northern Ontario – TheStar.com

At least 21 people living in Nishnawbe Aski territory have died in fires over the last seven years. March 29, 2017 One year after six adults and three children died in a house fire in the Pikangikum First Nation, indigenous leaders are demanding the province conduct an inquest into fire-related deaths on reserves in northern […]

by ahnationtalk on March 30, 20175 Views

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Young girls among 3 killed in collision near Caledonia, Ont. – CTV News

March 30, 2017 A First Nation youth group outing ended in tragedy when two vehicles collided on a rural Ontario road, killing two young girls and one driver. The crash occurred around 9 p.m. Wednesday on Highway 6 near Caledonia, Ont., located about 94 kilometres southwest of Toronto. A car driven by a 21-year-old man […]

by ahnationtalk on March 30, 20175 Views

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Ontario Introduces Anti-Racism Legislation

Advancing the Province’s 3-Year Anti-Racism Strategic Plan March 29, 2017 Today, Michael Coteau, Minister Responsible for Anti-Racism, introduced new legislation that would, if passed, embed Ontario’s Anti-Racism Directorate in law, creating a framework for continued work to promote equity for racialized groups across the province. During public consultations held last year, the province’s Anti-Racism Directorate […]

by ahnationtalk on March 29, 20177 Views

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Wresting Authority From the Regulators: The Proper Role of the National Energy Board in Environmental Assessments – Slaw.ca

March 27 th 2017 It is not every day that we have an opportunity to effect transformative legal change. It is natural, then, that when last summer a number of cabinet ministers announced the review of four key federal environmental laws, West Coast Environmental Law – along with other lawyers, academics, environmental groups, Indigenous peoples […]

by ahnationtalk on March 27, 20179 Views

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