Current Problems: Justice (25-42)

Exploring Theme: "Legislative and Institutional Barriers"

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September 28, 2023

First Nations lawyer says new bail legislation unfairly targets Indigenous women

APTN News: First Nations lawyer Christa Big Canoe says Canada’s new bail reform legislation will result in more Indigenous women behind bars. “That there is potential harm, particularly to Indigenous women as it relates to prior charges of intimate partner violence,” Big Canoe of the Indigenous Bar Association told a Senate committee on Thursday. “Knowing...

July 5, 2023

Manitoba grand chief shocked after province says it won’t help pay to search landfill for remains

AMC’s Cathy Merrick says province’s concerns about searchers’ safety are addressed in feasibility report CBC News: The leader of the group pushing to search a Winnipeg-area landfill for the remains of two First Nations women says she doesn’t buy the Manitoba government’s explanation that it won’t provide funding for the initiative because of safety concerns for those...

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