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NS Government: Lawyers Appointed to the Queen’s Counsel

February 16, 2022 Nine of the province’s lawyers are being awarded the prestigious Queen’s counsel (QC) designation. The QC designation is awarded annually to members of the legal profession to recognize exceptional merit and outstanding contributions to the legal community. “Each one of these individuals is deserving of the honour of the Queen’s counsel title, […]

by ahnationtalk on February 16, 202241 Views

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It touches my heart’: Mi’kmaw lawyer called to the bar in historic ceremony, believed to be 1st for P.E.I. – CBC

Aug 25, 2021 ‘I felt accepted, I felt happy, I felt delighted to put on the ribbon shirt’ Michael Sima is officially a practising lawyer on Prince Edward Island and he’s believed to be the first Indigenous person openly identified to be called to the bar on the Island. Sima, who is Mi’kmaw, has been working as an […]

by ahnationtalk on August 25, 2021116 Views

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Mi’kmaq articled clerk being called to the bar, believed to be a P.E.I. first – CBC

Aug 20, 2021 The bar call itself will be unique and focused on reconciliation A Mi’kmaq articled clerk is being called to the bar on P.E.I. next week, and he’s believed to be the first Mi’kmaq and Indigenous person openly identified to be called to the bar on the Island. Michael Sima has been working with […]

by ahnationtalk on August 20, 2021178 Views

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New Brunswick First Nations eye court action after tax-sharing cancelled – The Lawyer’s Daily

April 20, 2021 First Nations communities in New Brunswick are eyeing legal action after the province announced it is pulling out of tax-sharing agreements historically aimed at putting money back into reservations. This follows an April 13 announcement by New Brunswick Premier Blaine Higgs that his Conservative government would not be renewing long-standing revenue sharing […]

by ahnationtalk on April 21, 2021138 Views

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COVID-19 impacting Gladue reports in Nova Scotia – The Lawyer’s Daily

With courts in Nova Scotia having had to cease or scale back operations in response to COVID-19, there has been a resulting downturn in the filing of Gladue reports, says a support worker serving Indigenous residents caught in the province’s justice system. Mona O’Brien, an Indigenous court worker with the Mi’kmaw Legal Support Network (MLSN), […]

by ahnationtalk on January 21, 2021154 Views

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MB Government: COVID-19 Enforcement Update

November 24, 2020 The Manitoba government is providing an update on ongoing enforcement efforts to protect Manitobans from the spread of COVID-19. In total, 79 warnings and 95 tickets were issued last week between Nov. 16 to 22, a significant increase from the week prior, when 54 warnings and 30 tickets were issued. This includes […]

by ahnationtalk on November 24, 2020260 Views

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New Brunswick RCMP offers Eagle Feather as an option to swear legal oaths

October 22, 2020 Citizens who engage with the New Brunswick RCMP will now have the added option of holding an Eagle Feather when providing statements or being interviewed by a member of the RCMP. Similar to swearing on a bible or making a legal affirmation, all clients will have the option to swear legal oaths […]

by ahnationtalk on October 22, 2020213 Views

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Innu Solidarity with Joyce Echaquan – OKT Law

The Innu Round Table met on October 8, 2020 in St. John’s, Newfoundland & Labrador. The Innu Round Table is a regular trilateral meeting between Labrador Innu representatives and federal and provincial officials, in which the Innu seek to address ongoing difficult issues dealing with programs and services. Systemic racism is a reality that the […]

by ahnationtalk on October 13, 2020176 Views

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Pink Larkin welcomes three new lawyers to its Halifax office – Lexpert

Pink Larkin announced that three new lawyers have joined the firm’s office in Halifax. Laura Rhodes’s practice areas include civil litigation, mediation and arbitration. She has experience in connection with commercial and construction disputes and in municipal, public law, privacy and regulatory matters. Victoria L. Rees, Q.C., has more than three decades of experience in […]

by ahnationtalk on September 4, 2020191 Views

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James A. Michael: Supreme Court’s recognition of treaty gives Mi’kmaw fishing rights force of law – TheChronicleHerald.ca

Aug 25, 2020 Re: “DFO, First Nations Rights Reconciliation fisheries negotiation tables ‘are not open to members of industry,’” your Aug. 17 story about a survey commissioned by fishing industry associations as part of their lobbying effort to be included in Department of Fisheries and Oceans consultations with First Nations. To understand this issue, it […]

by ahnationtalk on August 25, 2020224 Views

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