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Recognizing Customary Care Agreements as a Part of Indigenous Self-Governance

“Decision recognizes customary care agreements are ‘part of Indigenous self-governance’: counsel” – The Lawyer’s Daily – April 7, 2022 The recently released decision of M.L v B.T. from the Ontario Court of Appeal made the important finding t...

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FAILURES OF THE THUNDER BAY POLICE SERVICE ON DISPLAY IN RADIO CANADA ARTICLE

Link to Full Article: https://ici.radio-canada.ca/recit-numerique/4034/thunder-bay-autochtones-racisme-police-confiance-morts (French/en francais) Human rights lawyer Julian Falconer, quoted in a recent Radio-Canada article from May 5, 2022, on the Thunde...

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Black To The Future Summit – Reflections: Youth Justice in Black & White

On March 21st, 2022, Julian Falconer of Falconers LLP was the featured facilitator and presenter for Working Group #4: Reflections: Youth Justice in Black & White, as part of the Black To The Future Summit hosted by The CEE (Careers Education Empowerm...

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Inquest Coroner Dismisses Thunder Bay Police Efforts to Exclude Controversial Video

Mamakwa-McKay Inquest Coroner Rules Video Depicting Blatantly Racist Conduct and Inhumane Treatment of Indigenous Prisoners to Be Shown to Inquest Jury Today, presiding coroner Dr. David Cameron confirmed that the upcoming Inquest into the deaths of Don M...

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New Leaked Report is just the Tip of the Iceberg: Reflecting on the Systemic Failures of the Thunder Bay Police Service

In addition to a Report-back that was made available in the last week, a second report was leaked to CBC news this week, identifying a plethora of systemic failures in the way the Thunder Bay Police Service (“TBPS”) conducts sudden death investigation...

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An All-Pervading Rot: Thunder Bay Police Service Again Under Scrutiny For Systemic Racism Found In Reinvestigation Process.

Six years after the Seven Youth Inquest and four years after the publication of the OIPRD’s Broken Trust report and the Sinclair Report calling for the dissolution of the Thunder Bay Police Service (“TBPS”) Board, the TBPS once again finds itself in...

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Community Crisis Teams – Déjà vu All Over Again

On Tuesday February 22nd, 2022, Julian Falconer of Falconers LLP was a featured panelist for the opening day of the Community Crisis Support Services pilot training, the first of a 5-week training session titled, Making a Difference, and facilitated by Th...

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How Far Has the Charter Come – 31st Annual BLSA Conference

On February 18th, 2022, Asha James, partner at Falconers LLP, spoke at the 31st Annual Black Law Students’ Association (“BLSA”) of Canada Conference held in Vancouver, BC. Ms. James presented on the keynote panel “40th Anniversary of the Charter: ...

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A Take on the “Freedom Convoy”

**Please be warned that profane language is used in the below video**

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HISTORIC CHILD WELFARE SETTLEMENT ANNOUNCED

NISHNAWBE ASKI NATION SIGNATORY TO LONG-TERM REFORM IN CHILD WELFARE Julian Falconer and Christopher Rapson of Falconers LLP are honoured to be part of the negotiations team for Nishnawbe Aski Nation (“NAN”) in their efforts to achieve real systemic c...

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SUPREME COURT OF CANADA DENIES THERIAULT’S REQUEST FOR LEAVE TO APPEAL

Press Advisory on Decision of SCC On December 16, 2021, the Supreme Court of Canada released its decision to dismiss Michael Theriault’s application for leave to appeal the judgement from the Ontario Court of Appeal, which upheld Theriault’s convictio...

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NESKANTAGA FIRST NATION GOES TO COURT OVER ONTARIO’S FLAWED CONSULTATIONS ON RING OF FIRE ROAD

With the support of its partner RAVEN (see raventrust.com/campaigns/neskantaga/), Neskantaga First Nation has filed an application in the Superior Court of Ontario with respect to the consultations framework of the provincial Environmental Assessment Act ...

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