Ottawa's solitary bill is a start. Now the provinces must do better: Opinion

What many Canadians may not realize is that the federal bill won't apply to any of the more than 25,000 people who are held in jails operated by the provinces and territories.

Posted:
June 21, 2017
Article source:
The Globe and Mail

Report submitted to federal government highlights police abuse against Indigenous women

The Human Rights Watch submission to the federal government focuses on police treatment of Indigenous women in Saskatchewan.

Posted:
June 19, 2017
Article source:
The Globe and Mail

ISAC's Media & Policy News: Friday 16 June 2017

The Income Security Advocacy Centre's bulletin includes news, updates, reports, and events from Ontario, across Canada, and around the world.

Posted:
June 16, 2017
Article source:
Income Security Advocacy Centre (ISAC)

Time for an Indigenous judge on the Supreme Court: Editorial

It's time for the federal government to appoint an Indigenous judge to the Supreme Court of Canada – or explain why not, says this Toronto Star editorial.

Posted:
June 15, 2017
Article source:
Toronto Star

Senators hope 'landmark' study will help transform Canada's prison system

A Senate committee is touring prisons across the country and in other parts of the world as part of a two-year probe into the human rights of inmates.

Posted:
June 12, 2017
Article source:
Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (CBC)

'I'm the victim and I'm in shackles': Edmonton woman jailed while testifying against her attacker

Forced to spend a total of five nights in the Edmonton Remand Centre during her testimony, the victim's treatment was called "appalling" by the Alberta justice minister.

Posted:
June 05, 2017
Article source:
Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (CBC)

Haudenosaunee men ordered to pay Enbridge's legal fees

Indigenous protesters Todd Williams and Wayne Hill must pay $18,387.81 and $7,000, respectively, to cover Enbridge's legal fees, a judge has ruled.

Posted:
June 05, 2017
Article source:
Toronto Star

Human Rights Tribunal charges Ottawa still failing Indigenous children

The Canadian Human Rights Tribunal has had to issue a third compliance order after finding Canada is still failing to provide adequate services to Indigenous children as outlined by "Jordan’s Principle."

Posted:
May 30, 2017
Article source:
The Lawyer's Daily

MMIW inquiry failing families, says Native Women's Association

Since the national inquiry on missing and murdered Indigenous women officially launched last September, criticisms have been mounting, and many families have lost faith in the inquiry.

Posted:
May 17, 2017
Article source:
CBC Radio - The Current

Chiefs Call for Inquest as NAN Mourns Loss of Another Youth in Care

Nishnawbe Aski Nation (NAN) is calling for accountability by the Government of Ontario following the loss of four NAN youth in care in the past six months.

Posted:
May 11, 2017
Article source:
Nishnawbe Aski Nation (NAN)