Three Indigenous Police Services in Federal Court Tomorrow Looking for Funding Lifeline as they Refuse to Sign Discriminatory Funding Agreements

Tomorrow, Wednesday June 14, 2023, the Anishinabek Police Service (“APS”), Treaty Three Police Service (“T3PS”) and UCCM Anishinaabe Police Service (“UCCM”) will be in Federal Court through their representative organization: the Indigenous Police Chiefs of Ontario (“IPCO”) beginning at 9:30am. On Wednesday, the Federal Court will be determining IPCO’s motion for injunctive relief, in which IPCO is seeking for the Court to intervene to stop Canada’s discriminatory tactics employed to get Indigenous police services to sign funding agreements.

The virtual hearing is accessible to the public and can be accessed by clicking here.

Material for Wednesday’s Hearing: 

Media Coverage:

Kate Rutherford, Johnathan Migneault, CBC News (June 12, 2023) – “Public safety minister proposes temporary funding for 3 First Nations police services operating on ‘fumes'”

Kate Rutherford CBC News (June 9, 2023) – “3 Indigenous police services in northern Ontario could cease operating due to lack of funding”

Anishinabek News (June 8, 2023) – “Declaration of State of Emergency: Inequitable policing resources in Anishinabek Nation Territory” 

Elliot Lake Today News (June 7, 2023) – “New Democrats press minister on cuts to First Nations policing”

Colin Freeze, The Globe and Mail (June 4, 2023) – “First Nations chiefs say funds to provide policing in communities rapidly dwindling” 

Colin Freeze, The Globe and Mail (May 18, 2023) – “Ottawa argues in legal document it is not responsible for paying for First Nations policing” 

Colin Freeze, The Globe and Mail (June 12, 2023) – “Talks between Ottawa and AFN break down over Indigenous policing – The Globe and Mail

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