Nishnawbe Aski Nation became concerned about the way in which the jury roll had been constituted as a result of information disclosed in the fall of 2008 at an inquest in Kenora. The information obtained in the inquest indicated that Indian and Northern Affairs Canada had ceased providing band electoral lists to the provincial jury centre in 2000 and, as a result, First Nations people were significantly underrepresented in the Kenora jury roll. During the Inquest into the death of Reggie Bushie, Nishnawbe Aski Nation sought a summons to obtain evidence from the Thunder Bay sheriff to determine whether First Nations people were adequately represented on the Thunder Bay jury roll. The Coroner, Eden, dismissed the request for a summons. Nishnawbe Aski Nation sought to judicially review the Coroner’s decision.  Lawyers Julian Falconer and Julian Roy of Falconers LLP acted on behalf of Nishnawbe Aski Nation.


Related Documents


NAN Press Release October 3, 2014


NAN Press Release. (Response to Court of Appeal’s June 14, 2013 Judgment). June 14, 2013


News Release: Inquest Hearing Into The Death of Reggie Bushie Announced. July 5, 2011
Mandate of Jury Roll Inquiry. August 11, 2011
NAN Press Release. August 11, 2011
Backgrounder on Jury Roll. August 11, 2011
Ontario Press Release. August 11, 2011
Hansard Transcript. May, 17, 2011
R. v. Wareham Transcript. March 11, 2011


Letter- Julian Falconer to Attorney General Chris Bentley. September 10, 2008
Response from Attorney General Chris Bentley to Julian Falconer. October 15, 2008


See Also:

Iacobucci Jury Roll Review and Volunteer Jury Initiative

R v. Kokopenace




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