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Falconers LLP Welcomes New Additions

Falconers LLP is proud to welcome our newest additions, Anthony Morgan and Krystyn Ordyniec. Anthony Morgan   Anthony Morgan is a graduate of McGill University, Faculty of Law’s bilingual program in which he earned degrees in both civil law and...

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Inquest Concludes, Closing Submissions May 24

The Inquest into the Deaths of Seven First Nations Youth is adjourned until May 24, 2016, at which time closing submissions will be made and instructions given to the jury.  The evidence portion of the Inquest is now complete.  Lawyers Julian Falconer a...

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Debwewin First Nation Jury Review Committee Meeting April 19-20

The Debwewin First Nation Jury Review Committee meets in Aamjiwnaang, Ontario  April 19-20, 2016. The First Nation Jury Review Committee was one of the key recommendations from Justice Iacobucci’s report, First Nations Representation on Ontario Juries....

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Thunder Bay Inquest: Update

The Inquest into the Deaths of Seven First Nations Youth continues this week in Thunder Bay.  Lawyers Julian Falconer and Meaghan Daniel, of Falconers LLP, are in attendance on behalf of Nishnawbe Aski Nation. In the News Deep water   Jody Porter, CBC, ...

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Grand Chief Fiddler Testifies at Inquest

Grand Chief Alvin Fiddler of Nishnawbe Aski Nation testified at the Inquest into the Deaths of Seven First Nation Youth today in Thunder Bay. “The system has failed these families in so many ways, and on so many levels,” the Grand Chief said. ...

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United Church of Canada Rejects Vosper Appeal, Gives No Reasons

After deliberating for more than three months, having received ten volumes of materials consisting of approximately 1700 pages of written submissions, this week the United Church of Canada appeal court (the Judicial Committee Executive) issued a one-page ...

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Thunder Bay Inquest Resumes: Cindy Blackstock, Grand Chief Alvin Fiddler to Testify

The Inquest into the Deaths of Seven First Nations youth resumes this week and will include testimony from Cindy Blackstock, President of the First Nations Family and Caring Society, and Grand Chief Alvin Fiddler, of Nishnawbe Aski Nation.  The Inquest r...

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Call for Full-Scale Investigation of Racism in Thunder Bay Police Service

Stacy DeBungee Death Triggers Systemic Review Complaint with Ontario Police Complaints Unit (OIPRD)   Thunder Bay police ‘racism’ must be rooted out, lawyer says   See some of the Documents Filed with the Office of the Independent ...

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Racism, Botched Investigations, and Failure to Protect First Nations Youth: Thunder Bay Inquest

CBC news spoke to Maryanne Panacheese about her son, Paul, who was one of seven First Nations youth to die while at school in Thunder Bay.  Paul’s death is currently being examined along with the death of six other First Nations youth at an inquest in...

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Public being “cut out” of Inquest: Falconer

The evidence of NAN Grand Chief Alvin Fiddler was delayed at the Inquest into the Deaths of Seven First Nations Youth, as issues regarding secrecy and cutting out the public from the inquest process were raised before the Coroner. Grand Chief Alvin Fiddle...

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Police shooting of Sammy Yatim: Julian Falconer speaks out on police use of force, accountability

Julian Falconer, of Falconers LLP,  spoke to The Current’s Anna Maria Tremonti about his long fight for police accountability on CBC.  Julian has spent more than twenty years seeking accountability for police use of lethal force, beginning with hi...

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Falconer: A “shameful day” for police

After the jury found Cst. James Forcillo guilty of attempted murder in the shooting of Sammy Yatim on January 25, 2016, Sammy’s mother, Sahar Bahadi, read a statement to media.  This was followed by a short question and answer with Julian Falconer,...

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