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Alberta Anti-Racism Advisory Council recommendations

The Alberta Anti-Racism Advisory Council has released its recommendations on how to address racism in the province. The recommendations submitted to the Government of Alberta were based on research from subcommittees on four priority areas: a government that reflects Alberta; preventing and responding to hate crimes and hate incidents; teaching respect for each other; and […]

by ahnationtalk on June 14, 20214 Views

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Protecting vulnerable Albertans from hate crimes

Jun 11, 2021 The new Alberta Security Infrastructure Program will help protect targets of hate-motivated crime with funding for security upgrades. Starting this fall, religious and ethnic organizations and Indigenous groups that are at risk of being targeted by hate-inspired violence or vandalism will be able to apply for grants for security and technology improvements. […]

by ahnationtalk on June 11, 202123 Views

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Leading expert recognized for work to close ‘justice gap’ in sexual assault laws – Folio

Professor Lise Gotell receives U of A Community Scholar Award for decades of research, advocacy and service to help shape policy and create awareness. Lise Gotell was living in Toronto in 1986 when a serial rapist, later dubbed the “Balcony Rapist” because he broke into homes by climbing onto balconies, started attacking women. Gotell, a […]

by ahnationtalk on June 8, 20219 Views

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Alberta men begin walk to Ottawa to honour missing, murdered Indigenous women and girls – Global News

June 8, 2021 For two men walking from northern Alberta to Ottawa to raise awareness about missing and murdered Indigenous women and girls, the news that the remains of 215 children had been discovered at the site of a former residential school in B.C., has only served to strengthen their resolve. “We are fighting for […]

by ahnationtalk on June 8, 202115 Views

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Alberta RCMP remains committed to improving relationships with Indigenous communities

June marks two years since the National Inquiry into Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls (MMIWG) formally released its final report on June 3, 2019 including 231 calls for justice and its conclusion in Canada’s treatment of cases. MMIWG and Reconciliation with Indigenous peoples continues to be a priority for the Alberta RCMP and our commitment to improving […]

by ahnationtalk on June 4, 202124 Views

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Fort McKay First Nation responds to Alberta’s intention to fund research into the undocumented deaths and burials of Indigenous children at residential schools.

Since the news of an unmarked mass grave holding 215 Indigenous children at the site of a former residential school in Kamloops, Fort McKay First Nation Chief and Council have remembered, reflected, and renewed their hope for truth, healing, and reconciliation. The Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada travelled this country to document the atrocities […]

by ahnationtalk on June 3, 202131 Views

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Mistrial application filed for convicted killer Bradley Barton – CBC

Jun 01, 2021 Lawyer for Barton says sentencing likely to be postponed An application for a mistrial has been filed by the lawyer for convicted killer Bradley Barton, an Ontario trucker found guilty of killing a woman in his west Edmonton hotel room, CBC has learned. Barton is scheduled to appear in court this morning […]

by ahnationtalk on June 1, 202119 Views

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Part of the legacy’: Indigenous leaders in Edmonton push for action and remembrance – CTV News

May 30, 2021 EDMONTON — Indigenous leaders in Edmonton are mourning the discovery of the remains of 215 children at a Kamloops residential school but are resounding in their cry for more to be done. Edmonton-based archaeologist Kisha Supernant has used the same technology that found the mass grave site in Kamloops to locate other […]

by ahnationtalk on May 31, 202114 Views

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CPS officers’ use of force reasonably necessary to save a life

This incident references conduct of a 17-year-old young person as defined by the Youth Criminal Justice Act (YCJA). Pursuant to the provisions of the Youth Criminal Justice Act, it is an offence to publish the name of a young person charged with or convicted of an offence and/or any information that would tend to identify […]

by ahnationtalk on May 27, 202122 Views

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Minister of Justice and Attorney General of Canada announces a judicial appointment in the province of Alberta

From: Department of Justice Canada May 26, 2021 – Ottawa, Ontario – Department of Justice Canada The Honourable David Lametti, Minister of Justice and Attorney General of Canada, today announced the following appointments under the judicial application process established in 2016. This process emphasizes transparency, merit, and the diversity of the Canadian population, and will […]

by ahnationtalk on May 26, 2021114 Views

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