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PC Michael Theriault to appeal conviction for his brutal attack on Dafonte Miller

May 7, 2021 On May 12th and 13th, 2021, the Ontario Court of Appeal (ONCA) will begin hearing the appeal of PC Michael Theriault of the Toronto Police Service, who is appealing his conviction for his brutal attack on Dafonte Miller. PC Theriault was found...

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Court of Appeal Reserves on Discrimination Case Against Coroner’s Office

May 7, 2021 On Thursday May 6, 2021, Julian Falconer and Molly Churchill from Falconers LLP appeared before the Ontario Court of Appeal on behalf of the Keno-Meekis family, as they continue to pursue accountability for failures in the Ontario coronial sys...

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NOVEL LEVEL OF ACCESS ORDERED BY COURT – SANDY LAKE FIRST NATION TO LIVE-STREAM BRODY MEEKIS HEARING LOCALLY

May 5, 2021 In recognition of broadband and other challenges relating to community access to the upcoming May 6th Court of Appeal hearing in a case brought by the family of the late Brody Meekis of Sandy Lake First Nation, the Court has granted Sandy Lake...

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Death of Four-Year-Old Brody Meekis Ignored – Family Asks Court of Appeal to Let Them Pursue Accountability

May 3, 2021 On Thursday, May 6, 2021, the family of the late Brody Meekis of Sandy Lake First Nation will be asking the Court of Appeal for Ontario to give them their day in court to pursue accountability for the profound failures of Ontario’s coronial ...

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Justice – Justice at last! – Guilty Verdict Reached in Chauvin Trial (April 20, 2021)

Former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin has been found guilty of murdering George Floyd, an African-American man, on May 25, 2020. Chauvin has been found guilty of all three charges brought by Minnesota prosecutors: unintentional second-degree mur...

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Representing Your Client “Fearlessly”: Julian Falconer Appearance at Advocates’ Society Panel (April 16, 2021)

What does a lawyer need to consider in acting for an unpopular client? How about a popular one? On April 16, 2021, Julian Falconer of Falconers LLP participated in the Advocates’ Society program The Fearless Advocate: Litigating Polarizing Legal Issues....

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Stacy DeBungee Death Investigation: Disciplinary Proceedings Commence Against Thunder Bay Officers

April 13, 2021 At 8am EDT on Wednesday, April 14, 2021, Thunder Bay Police Service officers Shawn Harrison, Shawn Whipple, and Susan Kaucharik will make their first appearance in disciplinary proceedings under the Police Services Act relating to their con...

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Recent Media Coverage of Iskatewizaagegan No. 39’s Fight for Water Justice: “Full Compensation Promised in 1913”

April 7, 2021 The CBC recently published an article by journalist Colin Perkel of the Canadian Press on Iskatewizaagegan No. 39 Independent First Nation’s fight for justice over the taking of water from Shoal Lake. The lake is of vital importance to the...

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Ontario Not Appealing Decision Dismissing Its Bid to Duck Shoal Lake Court Case

March 15, 2021 Iskatewizaagegan No. 39 Independent First Nation will have its day in Court against Ontario to pursue its claim of breach of fiduciary duties by the provincial Crown. The First Nation’s claim has to do with Ontario’s failure to protect ...

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ADJUDICATOR RULES THAT THUNDER BAY OFFICERS TO FACE DISCIPLINE IN DEBUNGEE HEARING

Decision of Lee Ferrier, February 17, 2021 Press Release February 19, 2021 On February 17, 2021, adjudicator Lee Ferrier issued his decision that three officers involved in the deficient investigation into the 2015 death of Stacy DeBungee, a member of Rai...

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Court Rejects Ontario Bid to Duck Shoal Lake Court Case

Important ruling on Ontario’s fiduciary duties to the First Nation February 17, 2021 Judgment “Both before and after the arrival of European settlers, the Aboriginal peoples in North America had well-developed civilizations that had legal systems ...

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ADJUDICATOR RESERVES DECISION ON WHETHER THUNDER BAY POLICE OFFICERS WILL “GET A PASS” AND AVOID DISCIPLINARY PROCEEDINGS

PowerPoint used at February 10th Hearing Recording of February 10th Hearing Falconers LLP lawyers Julian Falconer and Molly Churchill argued yesterday that three Thunder Bay Police Service officers involved in a shockingly deficient investigation into the...

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