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MB Government: Province Seizes Over 310,000 Contraband Cigarettes

October 18, 2019 Manitoba Finance’s Taxation Special Investigations Unit, along with members of the RCMP, the Ontario Ministry of Finance’s Compliance Branch and the Treaty Three Police Service, recently completed joint contraband tobacco enforcements at the Manitoba/Ontario provincial boundary. As a result, 52 individuals face a variety of charges under The Manitoba Tobacco Tax Act, […]

by ahnationtalk on October 20, 2019199 Views

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Permits needed to transport alcohol, cannabis in Nisichawayasihk Cree Nation under new community law – CBC

New regulations follow temporary ban earlier this year following beating death of NCN man Oct 01, 2019 Anyone caught moving alcohol and cannabis without a permit within Nisichawayasihk Cree Nation could face penalities including fines or banishment, under a new community law that came into effect this week. As of Oct. 1, all community members […]

by ahnationtalk on October 2, 2019176 Views

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We’ve been stranded on this man-made island for the past 100 years’ – Macleans.ca

A thoughtless decision that cut off Shoal Lake 40 First Nation from the outside world a century ago is finally set right with the opening of Freedom Road Aug 7, 2019 Amik means beaver in Anishinaabemowin, the language of the Anishinaabe and of the 289 residents living on the Shoal Lake 40 First Nation—a number […]

by ahnationtalk on August 7, 2019181 Views

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Fifteen Manitoba Lawyers Appointed as Queen’s Counsel

June 4, 2019 The province has appointed 15 Manitoba lawyers as Queen’s counsel in recognition of their outstanding contributions to the practice of law, Justice Minister Cliff Cullen announced today. “The Queen’s counsel designation is reserved for long-serving members of the legal profession who have demonstrated outstanding practice, fostered excellence in the profession, and who […]

by ahnationtalk on June 4, 2019365 Views

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Report shows Manitoba a leader in jail lockups; government promising change – Ottawa Citizen

May 10, 2019 WINNIPEG — New data from Statistics Canada show Manitoba’s criminal justice system is locking up youth and adults at rates that far outstrip other provinces. The figures for 2017-2018 also show Manitoba is imprisoning Indigenous men and women in increasing numbers at the same time national incarceration rates are falling. The agency’s […]

by ahnationtalk on May 10, 2019287 Views

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Counsel praises Crown for ‘holistic’ approach using Indigenous mediation circle in Manitoba – The Lawyer’s Daily

January 28, 2019 Legal minds are hoping for more restorative justice similar to that of an Indigenous mediation circle taking place for two Manitoba women suspected of spewing online hatred toward local Aboriginals. Deemed by many as historic, the circle, which sat Jan. 16 for the first of several sessions, involves two non-Indigenous women who, […]

by ahnationtalk on January 28, 2019276 Views

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Time to get out of the way of Indigenous justice systems – Canadian Lawyer Magazine

January 28, 2019 Over the years, I have not really thought carefully or with an open mind about the history of the Indigenous communities in this country. I have not always appreciated that, at one time, their lives and customs were suddenly smothered, often extinguished and replaced by European settlers — oppressors, really. I have […]

by ahnationtalk on January 28, 2019237 Views

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Canada’s Laws Must Respect First Nations Rights: AFN National Chief Perry Bellegarde on Supreme Court of Canada Decision on Mikisew

Canada’s Laws Must Respect First Nations Rights: AFN National Chief Perry Bellegarde on Supreme Court of Canada Decision on Mikisew October 19, 2018 (Ottawa, ON) – Following today’s decision by the Supreme Court of Canada regarding Mikisew Cree First Nation stating that the federal government does not need to consult with First Nations prior to […]

by ahnationtalk on October 19, 2018387 Views

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This week at the SCC – Canadian Lawyer

October 9, 2018 The Supreme Court of Canada will hear three appeals this week, its first of the fall session. The first two appeals involve charges of sexual assault against Indigenous persons, while the third concerns an alleged Charter breach in a search-and-seizure case. Civil procedure, class actions: While a student at an Indian residential […]

by ahnationtalk on October 9, 2018247 Views

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Reconciliation with the Métis: The time is here – Canadian Lawyer

Five years ago, I wrote an article for Canadian Lawyer, Reconciliation with the Métis: The Time Has Come. On Sept. 22, the joint announcement made by Canada and the Manitoba Metis Federation, may finally signal that the time is now. This announcement included a commitment from Canada to transfer $154.3 million to the MMF to […]

by ahnationtalk on October 1, 2018258 Views

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