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Jury Finds Four Deaths Still a Mystery- Proposes Major Reform in the Education and Care of First Nation Youth

Today, after hearing more than 7 months of testimony from approximately 150 witnesses, the jury delivered its verdict and 145 recommendations at the Inquest into the deaths of seven First Nations youth who died while attending school in Thunder Bay.  Th...

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The Pressure for Police Reform in Ontario

Following the release of the Ombudsman’s 2016 report, there has been an increased call for police reform in Ontario. A review is underway of police oversight, which will examine the Special Investigations Unit (SIU), the Office of the Independent Pol...

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Falconers LLP Lawyers Speak on Police Shootings in U.S. and Canada

In the aftermath of the recent police shootings of Alton Sterling and Philando Castile, lawyers from Falconers LLP spoke to media about police shootings in the United States and Canada.  Click the link below to hear what our lawyers have to say. Video As...

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Police Training is the Problem: Ombudsman

Ontario Ombudsman Paul Dubé states: “people in crisis like Sammy Yatim are dying not because cops don’t follow the rules, but because they do.” Representing Sahar Bahadi the mother of Sammy Yatim, lawyer Julian Falconer, also pointed to ...

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United Church of Canada Reviews Reverend Gretta Vosper’s Theological Beliefs

On June 29, 2016, Reverend Gretta Vosper’s theological beliefs were reviewed by the United Church of Canada (“UCC”). Reverend Vosper is the Minister of West Hill United Church (“West Hill”), located in Scarborough and within the Toronto Conferen...

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NAN Calls on Auditor Generals to Intervene

In the wake of the verdict and recommendations of the Jury in the First Nations Youth Inquest, Nishnawbe Aski Nation has issued a call to the governments of Canada and Ontario to request that the Auditor Generals of Canada and Ontario report on the feder...

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First Nations Youth Inquest Jury Verdict and Recommendations

June 28, 2016: Inquest jurors examining the deaths of seven First Nations youth in Thunder Bay will issue a verdict regarding the cause of death for each of the seven youth. Additionally, numerous recommendations will be made regarding education, safe...

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Paul B. Schabas Elected Treasurer of the Law Society

June 23, 2016: Falconers LLP congratulates Paul B. Schabas on being elected the Treasurer of the Law Society of Upper Canada. The Treasurer is the top-elected official of the Law Society, which regulates Ontario’s lawyers and paralegals in the publi...

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Falconair Visits Communities

Neskantaga First Nation: on June 13 and 14, 2016 lawyers Julian Falconer and Marc Gibson of Falconers LLP were welcomed by Chief and Council of Neskantaga First Nation for purposes of providing legal support on various issues in the community. Falconers ...

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NAPS Golf Tournament: June 17, 2016

Nishnawbe-Aski Police Service is a client of Falconers LLP. The firm is proud to be a corporate sponsor of their recent golf tournament. Seen above are Julian Falconer, Grand Chief Alvin Fiddler, and Fort William First Nation Chief Peter Collins.

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Stacy DeBungee

Falconers LLP represents the family of Stacy DeBungee, as well as the community of Rainy River First Nations, in relation to the loss of Stacy in October 2015. His body was recovered from the McIntryre River at 9:30 am on October 19, 2015. Click here to r...

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First Nations Youth Inquest

This joint inquest has examined the circumstances surrounding the deaths of seven First Nations youth who died under similar circumstances while attending school in Thunder Bay: Reggie Bushie, Jethro Anderson, Jordan Wabasse, Kyle Morriseau, Curran Stran...

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