March 22-23: First Nations Justice Forum

When: March 22, 8 a.m. - March 23, 5 p.m.

Where: Prince Arthur Hotel, 17 Cumberland St. N., Thunder Bay, Ontario P7A4K8

The Chiefs of Ontario Justice Sector invites you to attend an upcoming Justice Forum, titled "Justice as Healing" on March 22-23 in Thunder Bay.

Posted:
February 21, 2018
Article source:
Chiefs of Ontario

Judge strikes down mandatory minimum law in Toronto drug mule case

The ruling underscores the need for Ottawa to act on its promise to repeal mandatory minimum sentences, said Jonathan Rudin, a lawyer for Aboriginal Legal Services, an intervener in the case.

Posted:
February 21, 2018
Article source:
Toronto Star

Family of Joey Knapaysweet, man shot and killed after fleeing Timmins police, issues statement

The SIU in Northern Ontario is investigating the deaths of Joey Knapaysweet, who was shot by police, and Agnes Sutherland, who was in custody at the time of her death.

Posted:
February 15, 2018
Article source:
Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (CBC)

21 February: Reflections on rights: James Anaya speaks on Indigenous Peoples and human rights

When: Wednesday, 21 February 2018, 7 p.m. - 9 p.m.

Where: Jackman Law Building, U of T Faculty of Law, 78 Queens Park, Moot Court Room, J250, Toronto, ON M5S 2C5

James Anaya is Dean of the University of Colorado Law School, former U.N. Special Rapporteur for the Rights of Indigenous Peoples, and an international human rights lawyer.

Posted:
February 13, 2018
Article source:
Ontario Human Rights Commission (OHRC)

The Spectator's view: Canada needs Indigenous jurors

If there had been Indigenous members on that jury in Battleford, Canadians would have had more confidence that they had just witnessed justice being done: Hamilton Spectator opinion piece.

Posted:
February 13, 2018
Article source:
Hamilton Spectator

Provincial government invests funds in eastern Ontario justice system

The provincial government is spending over $7 million in an attempt to improve access to justice in eastern Ontario and the capital region.

Posted:
February 08, 2018
Article source:
The Lawyer's Daily

Youth will have say in coroner's review of group and foster home safety

Up to 10 youth with experience in Ontario's child welfare system will be invited to inform a panel of experts probing the deaths of 11 young people in residential care over the past three years.

Posted:
February 07, 2018
Article source:
Toronto Star

Government of Ontario Expands Helpline for Indigenous Women Facing Violence

The provincial government is supporting Beendigen Inc., an Indigenous family shelter in Thunder Bay, to expand culturally appropriate helpline services for Indigenous women across Ontario.

Posted:
February 07, 2018
Article source:
Government of Ontario - ServiceOntario

$1.1B class-action lawsuit filed on behalf of former 'Indian hospital' patients

The lawsuit focuses on alleged "horrific treatment" at 29 segregated hospitals in six provinces, NWT, and Yukon. Five of the hospitals are in Ontario.

Posted:
January 31, 2018
Article source:
Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (CBC)

Colten Boushie's family should be upset: Our jury selection procedure is not fair

Jury selection took only a day in this controversial case. The Canadian way of selecting jurors may be efficient, but it is not fair, says law professor Kent Roach.

Posted:
January 31, 2018
Article source:
The Globe and Mail