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Falconair Visits Taykwa Tagamou Nation (TTN)

Taykwa Tagamou Nation (TTN): On June 17, 2017, lawyer Julian Falconer and articling student Maheegan Armstrong of Falconers LLP, were welcomed by Chief and Council of Taykwa Tagamou Nation. The Taykwa Tagamou Nation is a First Nation whose traditional la...

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Chief Coroner Confirms York Regional and NAPS Investigating Indigenous River Deaths

Ontario’s Chief Coroner, Dr. Dirk Huyer, has now confirmed that York Regional Police and Nishnawbe Aski Police Services will now be involved in the investigations into the deaths of 17-year-old Tammy Keeash and 14-year-old Josiah Begg, the two Indig...

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Falconers LLP Commemorates National Aboriginal Day 2017

On June 21, 2017, we mark National Aboriginal Day. National Aboriginal Day is a day for all individuals to recognize and celebrate the unique heritage, diverse cultures, and outstanding achievements and contributions of First Nations, Inuit and Métis Peo...

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APTN Tells Compelling Story about River Deaths

APTN National News published an article called ‘Death and Questions along Thunder Bay’s ‘river of tears’, which tells a powerful story revolving around numerous Indigenous deaths. Falconers LLP lawyer, Julian Falconer, who represen...

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The Law Society of Upper Canada Considers Name Change

Falconers LLP lawyer, Bencher, and Chairman of the Law Society’s Strategic Communications Steering Group, Julian Falconer, was quoted in The Law Times article ‘Law Society of Upper Canada mulls name change.’  Falconer stated, “Our...

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Thunder Bay Policing Crisis “Diminishes the Strength of the Country” Proclaims Federal Minister of Policing, Goodale

Concerns about the River Deaths continue to be raised across Canada as efforts by the Thunder Bay Police Service to carry on with “business as usual” in the face of a local policing crisis are failing. Canada’s Minister of Public Safety, Ralph G...

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NEW VICTIMS EMERGE AS RIVER DEATHS RAISE MORE QUESTIONS

June 9, 2017: New information has emerged that conflicts with the Thunder Bay Police’s go-to working theories that there is no evidence of foul play in the death of 17-year-old Tammy Keeash earlier this month. Redwood Park Church Pastor, Jesse Hochs...

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Carding Review Must Consider Eliminating the Practice, says Falconers LLP

Today, Falconers LLP lawyer, Anthony Morgan, who has openly advocated for the elimination of the carding practice was quoted in the Toronto Star’s article ‘Ontario asks judge to review rules around carding’. In an interview Wednesday, M...

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Rainy River Takes Commissioner to Task Over OPP Misinformation

Yesterday, Chief Jim Leonard of Rainy River First Nations called for a retraction and apology from the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) Commissioner, Vince Hawkes. In a public statement issued, June 5, 2017, the Commissioner attempted to refute statements ...

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River Deaths Attracting National Attention

“Teen deaths, police probes, racism accusations: What’s going on in Thunder Bay?” –  CTV News. On Wednesday May 31st,  Rainy River First Nations Chief Jim Leonard, along with Nishnawbe Aski Nation Grand Chief Alvin Fiddler and Gr...

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Policing Crisis in Thunder Bay: Police Board Under Investigation – Call for RCMP to Investigate River Deaths

In response to a May 29, 2017 letter from Nishnawbe Aski Nation, Grand Council Treaty #3, and Rainy River First Nations, the Executive Chair of the Ontario Civilian Police Commission has advised Grand Chief Fiddler, Ogichidaa Kavanaugh and Chief Leonard ...

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Falconers LLP Lawyers Nominated As Top 25 Most Influential Lawyers 2017

Today, Falconers LLP lawyers, Julian Falconer and Anthony Morgan were listed among the nominees for  the Canadian Lawyer Magazine’s Top 25 Most Influential Lawyers 2017.  This year, the top 5 lawyers and judges will be picked throughout 5 categories...

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