National Newswatch

Indigenous teen’s treatment while disclosing abuse indicative of ‘pattern’

May 16 2019 — Kristy Kirkup, The Canadian Press — OTTAWA — B.C.'s former child representative Mary Ellen Turpel-Lafond says the "heinous" treatment of an Indigenous teenager during a 2012 interrogation by an RCMP officer reflects a pattern she has seen over and over. In recent days, politicians have expressed outrage after APTN published a video of a male officer asking pointed questions of a young woman describing a sexual assault she […]

Indigenous teen’s treatment while disclosing abuse indicative of ‘pattern’

May 16 2019 — Kristy Kirkup, The Canadian Press — OTTAWA — B.C.'s former child representative Mary Ellen Turpel-Lafond says the "heinous" treatment of an Indigenous teenager during a 2012 interrogation by an RCMP officer reflects a pattern she has seen over and over. In recent days, politicians have expressed outrage after APTN published a video of a male officer asking pointed questions of a young woman describing a sexual assault she […]

Indigenous teen’s treatment while disclosing abuse indicative of ‘pattern’

May 16 2019 — Kristy Kirkup, The Canadian Press — OTTAWA — B.C.'s former child representative Mary Ellen Turpel-Lafond says the "heinous" treatment of an Indigenous teenager during a 2012 interrogation by an RCMP officer reflects a pattern she has seen over and over. In recent days, politicians have expressed outrage after APTN published a video of a male officer asking pointed questions of a young woman describing a sexual assault she […]

Kashechewan First Nation gets agreement from feds, Ontario to move

May 9 2019 — Kristy Kirkup, The Canadian Press — OTTAWA — A northern Ontario First Nation signed an agreement on Thursday with the federal and provincial government that lays out a plan to move a reserve threatened every year by flood waters. Members of the Kashechewan First Nation, north of Fort Albany, Ont., have had to flee repeatedly because of flooding and infrastructure problems. Last month when a state of […]

Kashechewan First Nation gets agreement from feds, Ontario to move

May 9 2019 — Kristy Kirkup, The Canadian Press — OTTAWA — A northern Ontario First Nation signed an agreement on Thursday with the federal and provincial government that lays out a plan to move a reserve threatened every year by flood waters. Members of the Kashechewan First Nation, north of Fort Albany, Ont., have had to flee repeatedly because of flooding and infrastructure problems. Last month when a state of […]

Kashechewan First Nation gets agreement from feds, Ontario to move

May 9 2019 — Kristy Kirkup, The Canadian Press — OTTAWA — A northern Ontario First Nation signed an agreement on Thursday with the federal and provincial government that lays out a plan to move a reserve threatened every year by flood waters. Members of the Kashechewan First Nation, north of Fort Albany, Ont., have had to flee repeatedly because of flooding and infrastructure problems. Last month when a state of […]

Crisis line urgently needed for victims of coerced sterilization: senator

May 6 2019 — Kristy Kirkup, The Canadian Press — OTTAWA — The federal government should immediately fund a crisis line for victims of coerced and forced sterilizations to ensure traumatized women can get assistance, says Ontario Sen. Yvonne Boyer, adding an outside organization must run it. Boyer said her Senate office has received numerous calls and e-mails from victims who have suffered unwanted tubal ligations and are […]