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Canadian teachers lack confidence to discuss Indigenous cultures in class, study says

A study suggests that while teachers may want to instruct about residential schools and include Indigenous culture in their classrooms, they are nervous about saying the wrong thing.

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August 21, 2017

Government vows to change fund for parents of murdered, missing children

The federal government will make changes to a largely untapped fund designed to help parents of murdered or missing children after a blistering critique exposed deep flaws in the program.

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August 17, 2017

Ontario judge frees refugee claimant, calls detention Kafkaesque

The judge's ruling raises questions of whether Canada regularly detains refugee claimants and other non-citizens arbitrarily, in violation of the Charter of Rights and Freedoms.

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August 15, 2017

'Believe the victim' has no place in courts, judge says in sexual assault ruling

"Based on the complainant's evidence, I cannot be sure what happened in that hotel room," Justice Molloy wrote. "It is not safe to convict."

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August 10, 2017

Editorial: Hand the MMIWG inquiry over to Indigenous Canadians

Ottawa would provide a set amount of funding but leave everything to Indigenous Canadians to decide: The inquiry's composition, mission, terms of reference, timelines, methods, objectives.

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August 09, 2017

Ontario's top court finds police violated rights of Hells Angels member

Even biker gangs have privacy rights that need to be respected, Ontario's highest court has ruled, in a case involving guns, drugs, cash, and ammunition in a barn leased to a Hells Angels member.

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August 02, 2017

Bias against black people linked to police use of lethal force, study suggests

New research suggests the way our brains make associations between black people and the physical threat we think they pose is the greatest predictor of police using lethal force against a black person.

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July 27, 2017

Senator Murray Sinclair to investigate Thunder Bay Police Services Board

Sinclair will examine how the board has handled complaints about police investigations into Indigenous deaths.

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July 25, 2017

Indigenous women receive 'harsher punishments' in prison, ex-inmate tells solitary confinement trial

A woman who spent more than 1,100 days in solitary confinement, including one stretch lasting more than two years – says Indigenous prisoners were treated worse than non-Indigenous inmates.

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July 21, 2017

Inmate died in solitary confinement after confrontation with prison officers: coroner's report

A 30-year-old Ontario man suffered at least 50 injuries before dying in a provincial solitary confinement cell last December, the culmination of an hours-long confrontation with prison officers.

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July 21, 2017

What you should know about online used-car sales scams

In most scams involving a mysterious overseas buyer and their shipping agent, you'll likely be left waiting for the shipper to come in – after you hand over your own cash, says this columnist.

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July 20, 2017

Organization aims to make Toronto neighbourhood Canada's most accessible

The CNIB says it's hoping to transform a stretch of one of Toronto's busiest streets into an area that blind or low-vision people can not only navigate easily, but fully engage with independently.

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July 18, 2017

$100,000 fine for TCHC after Scarborough seniors' home fire 'nothing,' victim's daughter says

TCHC admitted on Thursday that it failed to implement an approved fire-safety plan at the home but its lawyer, Graeme Hamilton, said the agency was not at fault for causing the fire.

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July 17, 2017

Families want more resignations from missing, murdered women inquiry

"The national inquiry, in its current form, is not hearing the voices, is not inviting the consultation ... of the families and those that work on a daily basis with families."

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July 13, 2017

Federal Court voids Canadian citizenship revocation for 312 people

An earlier judgment struck down key provisions of the Citizenship Act introduced by the former Conservative government under Stephen Harper.

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July 13, 2017

Four more Indigenous youth take own lives in Northern Ontario, sparking calls for actions

Suicide and self-inflicted injuries are the leading cause of death of First Nations people under the age of 45 and the suicide rate for First Nations male youth is five times the national average.

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July 07, 2017

New tool to report sexual assaults coming to TTC riders

The tool will include real-time two-way communication with an operator, an anonymous reporting option, and a "store and forward" feature if cellular or WiFi signals are weak.

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July 06, 2017

Workplace abuse comes at steep cost for nurses, taxpayers

Despite having one of the most demanding jobs in the country, nurses remain without many of the protections and safety standards enjoyed by other public service workers, and it's costing Canadian taxpayers billions.

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June 29, 2017

Trump's travel ban comes back: What you need to know and what's happened so far

After months of court challenges, Trump's ban on travel from six Muslim-majority countries is going ahead – but only in part, and with lots of questions looming over it.

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June 27, 2017

Legislation to end stays is not the answer to court delays

The Senate committee's recent report on trial delays uses a simplistic and unconstitutional bullet when it comes to stays, says this opinion piece in the Globe and Mail.

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June 22, 2017