Toronto Police Admit Systemic Racism: Damning Statistics Show Police Targeting of Black Torontonians and Other Racialized Communities

(pictured: 2018 Human Rights Commission Report on Racial Discrimination at TPS — Dafonte Miller, victim of assault by TPS officer — 2020 Human Rights Commission Report on Use of Force by TPS) Toronto, ON – For the first time in its 188-year ...

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Falconers LLP slams failed health care system for Indigenous people

On Saturday June 11, 2022, Julian Falconer addressed the unhealthy state of healthcare for Indigenous communities in the North at the Canadian Ophthalmological Society’s annual conference in Halifax. Although the Canadian public and government are well ...

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First Ever National Assembly of Remote Communities: A Success

Last week, leadership from remote First Nations communities concluded the first ever National Assembly of Remote Communities (“NARC”) Symposium. Delegates from remote First Nations across Canada, including Knowledge keepers, Elders, youth, and represe...

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PRIVATE INVESTIGATOR ‘HORRIFIED’ BY MEETING WITH THUNDER BAY POLICE SERVICE – DEBUNGEE PSA HEARING

Proceedings continue to be live-streamed here: https://www.youtube.com/user/ThunderBayPolice/live June 6, 2022 The Police Services Act proceedings (“PSA Hearing”) against Staff Sergeant Harrison and Detective Whipple, who were involved in the shoddy i...

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PSA HEARING CONTINUES FOR OFFICERS INVOLVED IN DEBUNGEE DEATH INVESTIGATION

June 2, 2022 The Police Services Act proceedings (“PSA Hearing”) against Staff Sergeant Harrison and Detective Whipple, who were involved in the shoddy investigation into the death of Stacy DeBungee, began on May 30, 2022 in Thunder Bay, ON. Staff Ser...

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Remote First Nation Communities Convene First Assembly

The National Assembly of Remote Communities (“NARC”) has welcomed Knowledge-keepers, youth, and leadership from remote First Nation communities across Canada, as well as government officials to gather in Treaty 6 territory to host a symposium and form...

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POLICE SERVICES ACT HEARING SET TO BEGIN FOR THUNDER BAY OFFICERS FOR STACY DEBUNGEE’S DEATH INVESTIGATION

May 27, 2022 Police Services Act proceedings against Staff Sergeant Harrison and Detective Whipple, two Thunder Bay Police Service officers involved in the shoddy investigation into the death of Stacy DeBungee, is scheduled to begin on Monday, May 30th, 2...

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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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