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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, 2015229 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, 2015158 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, 2015289 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, 2015322 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, 2015440 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, 2015267 Views

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Improving outcomes for Aboriginal children in care

ST. JOHN’S, July 17, 2015 – The high number of Aboriginal children in care remains a concern for Premiers. They released a report on the issue, prepared at their request, which identifies promising practices to reduce the number of children in care and improve outcomes for children receiving care. Premiers agreed that the report sets […]

by ahnationtalk on July 17, 2015358 Views

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Report on the youth criminal justice system launched

July 8, 2015 MONCTON (GNB) – Child and Youth Advocate Norman Bossé today released a report entitled More Care Less Court: Keeping Youth out of the Criminal Justice System. Bossé is calling on policy developers, police, corrections workers, lawyers, prosecutors, school officials, social workers and health professionals to work collaboratively with communities to fulfill New […]

by ahnationtalk on July 8, 2015383 Views

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Media Advisory – Report unveiling

July 08, 2015 EDITOR’S NOTE: The report entitled More Care Less Court: Keeping Youth out of the Criminal Justice System will be unveiled during a news conference that will take place at 3:15 p.m. on Wednesday, July 8, in room 142 of the Pavillon Adrien-J.-Cormier, 409 Université Ave., Moncton. Child and Youth Advocate Norman Bossé […]

by ahnationtalk on July 7, 2015300 Views

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Residential Schools Class Action Going to Mediation

ST. John’s, NL (January 26, 2014) – Parties involved in the Newfoundland and Labrador Residential Schools Class Action are scheduled to participate in mediation on June 9th and 10th, 2015. Mediation is a confidential process through which parties hope to reach settlement, a binding agreement satisfactory to all parties. The decision to engage in settlement […]

by pmnationtalk on January 26, 2015395 Views

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