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Trial of residential schools class action pauses for talks in surprise development

ST. JOHN’S, Feb. 1, 2016 – Today a joint application by lawyers for the Plaintiffs and for Canada for a thirty day adjournment was made before Justice Robert Stack of the Supreme Court of Newfoundland and Labrador.  The application for the adjournment was granted. The parties intend to enter into fact finding discussions during this time. […]

by ahnationtalk on February 1, 2016191 Views

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Advocate applauds tribunal’s decision to end inequalities experienced by First Nations children

January 27, 2016 FREDERICTON (GNB) – The Office of the Child and Youth Advocate applauds the decision of the Canadian Human Rights Tribunal ordering the federal government to offer First Nations children the same level of child and family services as that provided to other Canadian children. The complaint filed in 2007 by the Assembly […]

by ahnationtalk on January 28, 2016343 Views

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Province seeks input as part of Child Protection Act review

January 25, 2016 The newly-appointed Child Protection Act Review Advisory Committee will begin consultations later this month, says Minister of Family and Human Services Tina Mundy.“This review of the Child Protection Act provides an opportunity for public engagement and conversation on the important issue of child protection,” said Minister Mundy. “I am confident that the […]

by ahnationtalk on January 25, 2016275 Views

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Public Advisory: Child Death Review Committee Case Reviews

January 14, 2016 Under section 13.5 of the Fatalities Investigations Act, the Minister of Justice and Public Safety is required, within 60 days after receiving a report from the Child Death Review Committee (CDRC), to make public those recommendations relating to: Relevant protocols, policies and procedures; Standards and legislation; Linkages and coordination of services; and […]

by ahnationtalk on January 14, 2016236 Views

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Canada Commits an Abuse of Process in Newfoundland Indian Residential School Trial

ST. JOHN’S, Nov. 25, 2015 – On November, 25, 2015, Justice Robert Stack of the Supreme Court of Newfoundland and Labrador held that Canada has committed an abuse of process against the Plaintiffs and the Province in the ongoing Indian Residential School trial. In his reasons, Justice Stack found that Canada’s attempt to re-litigate a […]

by ahnationtalk on November 26, 2015246 Views

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Family Violence Prevention Month

FREDERICTON (GNB) – The following statement was issued today by Premier Brian Gallant, who is also the minister responsible for women’s equality, in recognition of November as Family Violence Prevention Month in New Brunswick: Family violence is a serious societal issue that does not discriminate; it affects our families and communities and is often experienced […]

by ahnationtalk on November 5, 2015178 Views

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Trial Continues in Newfoundland and Labrador Indian Residential Schools Class Action

ST. JOHN’S, Oct. 26, 2015- On Monday, September 28, 2015, the four-month trial began in Anderson v. Canada, the class action that concerns historical abuse at five Indian Residential Schools in Newfoundland and Labrador. The opening statements are now complete and all key documents have been admitted into evidence. These documents demonstrate that in the […]

by ahnationtalk on October 26, 2015304 Views

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Supreme Court of Canada Rejects Application to Hear Social Case

Today the Supreme Court of Canada announced that they will not hear the Maritime First Nations’ case involving the Social Assistance Program on First Nations reserve. The Assembly of Nova Scotia Mi’kmaq Chiefs, joined by Chiefs in New Brunswick and Prince Edward Island, filed an application in March 2015 to request leave to appeal the […]

by ahnationtalk on October 22, 2015337 Views

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Provincial Government and First Nations Sign Working Relationship Agreement

October 5, 2014 Supporting Service Delivery in Aboriginal Communities A new Working Relationship Agreement has been signed between the Provincial Government and the Sheshatshiu and Mushuau First Nations in an effort to improve service coordination and information sharing pertaining to child protection in Sheshatshiu and Natuashish. “It is extremely important that we keep the lines […]

by ahnationtalk on October 5, 2015464 Views

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Trial Underway in Newfoundland and Labrador Indian Residential Schools Class Action

ST. JOHN’S, Oct. 2, 2015 – On Monday, September 28, 2015, the four-month trial began in Anderson v. Canada, the class action that concerns historical abuse at five Indian Residential Schools in Newfoundland and Labrador. The opening statements are now complete and all key documents have been admitted into evidence. These documents demonstrate that in […]

by ahnationtalk on October 5, 2015284 Views

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