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Motion that Halted Sammy Yatim Inquest to be Heard Tomorrow

For a copy of the motion made by counsel for Mr. Forcillo, please click here. Tomorrow, November 23, 2022, parties will hear the motion that halted the Inquest into the Death of Sammy Yatim, whose death almost 10 years ago will be heard before the Presidi...

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Inquest into the Death of Sammy Yatim to begin Monday

On Monday, November 14, 2022, over nine years after the tragic death of Sammy Yatim, the inquest into his death is set to begin. The inquest is scheduled to take two weeks, from November 14 to 25th. Link to the live stream has been included here. Sammy Ya...

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Mamakwa McKay Inquest Results in Powerful Recommendations Aimed at Preventing Similar Deaths in Future

Today, November 4, 2022, the jury returned a verdict in the inquest into the deaths of Don Mamakwa and Roland McKay. The inquest sat from October 11 to November 3, 2022, and heard evidence from over 30 witnesses including: Former Grand Chief of Nishnawbe ...

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Injunction Halts Excavation by McGill and Royal Vic Hospital

In a precedent setting ruling, Justice Gregory Moore of the Quebec Superior Court issued an injunction at the request of the Mohawk Mothers halting excavation in areas the Plaintiffs fear may contain unmarked graves of unidentified Indigenous children. Fo...

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Expert Says Opportunities Missed Impacted Survival of Don Mamakwa

To watch the inquest live, click here. On October 18, the Inquest into the deaths of Don Mamakwa and Roland McKay heard expert testimony from Dr. Alim Pardhan and Dr. Tomislav Svoboda regarding missed opportunities for the survival of Mr. Mamakwa. Dr. Par...

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Mamakwa McKay Inquest Continues this Week

To watch the inquest live, click here. The inquest into the deaths of Don Mamakwa and Marlon (Roland) McKay continue this week in Thunder Bay. Mamakwa died August 3, 2014, whereas McKay died July 20, 2017. Both died while in the custody of the Thunder Bay...

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Mamakwa-McKay Inquest to Begin Today

To watch the inquest live, click here. Today, October 11, 2022, the inquests into the death of Don Mamakwa, who died August 3, 2014 and Marlon (Roland) McKay, who died July 20, 2017, are scheduled to begin in Thunder Bay. The inquest is expected to last a...

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Independent Special Interlocutor, Kimberly R. Murray, Seeks to Intervene to Protect Missing Children

The Independent Special Interlocutor for Missing Children and Unmarked Graves and Burial Sites associated with Indian Residential Schools, Kimberly R. Murray (“Special Interlocutor Murray”), has filed an application with the Quebec Superior Court seek...

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Falconers LLP Celebrates Firm Day!

On August 18th, 2022, Falconers LLP celebrated their Firm Day for the first time since before the pandemic hit, on Blade Island in Peterborough, ON. It was a spectacular time for our employees and their families to enjoy the outdoors. Looking forward to n...

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Guilty Verdict of Racist Police Investigation Against Thunder Bay Staff Sergeant – A First

For a copy of the decision, click here. Today, Staff Sergeant Harrison was found guilty of discreditable conduct and neglect of duty due to a racist-led police investigation that he conducted. This decision, stemming from a Police Services Act proceedings...

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Celebrating National Indigenous Peoples Day while Confronting Canada’s “Ugly Truth”

June 21, 2022 marks the 26th annual National Indigenous Peoples Day on Turtle Island (Canada). Indigenous peoples across the country continue to demonstrate their resilience and strength, as the ongoing discoveries of unmarked burials at Indian Residentia...

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Death of Stacy DeBungee: Livestream of Closing Submissions in Harrison/Whipple Police Disciplinary Proceeding

(pictured: Stacey DeBungee) Thunder Bay, ON – On June 16, 2022 at 1:00 p.m. EST [updated], Falconers LLP will appear on behalf of the family of Stacy DeBungee and community of Rainy River First Nations (RRFN), to make closing submissions in the Poli...

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