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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, 202130 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, 2020129 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, 202067 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, 202063 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, 202084 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, 2020115 Views

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Canada: Duty To Consult Requires A Potentially Material Adverse Effect – Mondaq News Alerts

On April 23, 2020, the Supreme Court of Canada dismissed, with costs, an application for leave to appeal the PEI Court of Appeal’s decision in Mi’kmaq of P.E.I. v. Province of P.E.I. et. al. (Mill River)1. Mill River, released in November 2019, offered a fresh and helpful perspective on the Crown’s duty to consult. The […]

by ahnationtalk on May 19, 2020198 Views

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Indigenous Bar Association Challenges Premier’s Understanding Of Law

INDIGENOUS BAR ASSOCIATION CHALLENGES PREMIER’S UNDERSTANDING OF LAW April 10, 2020 By Alexandria Winterburn, Member-at-large and Brooks Arcand-Paul, Vice President Premier Brian Pallister’s response to the proposed federal legislation on the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples (“UN Declaration”) implies Premier Pallister has a callow and concerning understanding of Aboriginal and Treaty […]

by pmnationtalk on April 14, 2020176 Views

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Reaching out – CBA National

A look at initiatives – old and new – to increase diversity in Canadian law schools. Law school is a major life decision for most young people. Role models in one’s community can help to inform the process. Formally launched in January, Black Future Lawyers is a shared initiative of the University of Toronto Faculty […]

by ahnationtalk on March 26, 2020156 Views

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Halifax hosts annual Canadian Association of Black Lawyers conference – HalifaxToday.ca

A roster of speakers from this province and elsewhere has been put together for the conference This year in Ottawa, the Canadian Bar Association addressed diversity and inclusion in its own organization and in the legal profession. A motion was passed without debate defining diversity, as the bar association sees it, at the group’s annual […]

by ahnationtalk on October 16, 2019172 Views

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