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‘Heresy Trial’ Called Off

Rev. Vosper who has faced an unprecedented ecclesiastical court hearing over her professed atheism is no longer in danger of a defrocking after the two sides reached an agreement in the long-running case. Vosper’s lawyer, Julian Falconer, called it an i...

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Formal Hearing Settled – Rev Vosper Returns to Pulpit Sunday

The Toronto Conference, Rev. Vosper and West Hill United Church have settled all outstanding issues between them. Rev. Vosper will remain in ordained ministry at West Hill. This settlement means that there will be no Formal Hearing. Other specifics within...

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Julian Falconer Presents at SOAR’s 30th Annual Conference

Yesterday, Falconers LLP lawyer, Julian Falconer gave opening remarks at the Society of Ontario Adjudicators and Regulators (“SOAR”) 30th Annual Conference: Building Fair Responsive and Inclusive Approaches in Toronto. On the panel, Lighting the Fire:...

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Thunder Bay: Shameless

“The Human Rights Commission said that there is no leadership at the top on this Indigenous stuff that’s going on and I just went ballistic. I could write a book on what we’ve tried to accomplish and what we are accomplishing. So, for Human Rights t...

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Superior Court Justice Denies Waterloo Regional Police Service Officer Application to Testify Anonymously in Upcoming Beau Baker Inquest

On October 25th, 2018, Honourable Justice P.J. Flynn denied an application by a Waterloo Regional Police Service Officer (“Officer Doe”) to testify anonymously at an upcoming Coroner’s Inquest. On April 2, 2015, Officer Doe responded to a 911 call p...

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CANADALAND, An Audience Funded Podcast, Addresses Racism in Thunder Bay

“I need you to know there is an activity down by the river that involves throwing Indigenous people into the river when they are too drunk to defend themselves, you tell me, doesn’t that sound like a bloodshed?” Julian Falconer stated in...

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Thunder Bay Police Chief Complains Racism an Expensive Enterprise

It Takes a Village to Raise a Racist Police Service: Julian Falconer Presents at the Ontario Trial Lawyers Conference in Toronto The Indigenous population in Thunder Bay Ontario has long been over-criminalized and under-protected. Local media outlets have...

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Superior Court Judge Halts Secret Hearing

Today, Superior Court Justice Helen Pierce issued an order halting plans for an in camera hearing on whether the charges against Thunder Bay police officers arising of the death of Stacy DeBungee should go forward. In a 68 paragraph, 12 paged detailed r...

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Chief of Rainy River First Nations Speaks out Against Secret Hearing

Almost 4 years to the day since the death of Stacy DeBungee, the First Nation and the family were in the Superior Court of Justice in Thunder Bay on September 25th, 2018 to support a CBC application to challenge a recent order made by retired judge Lee Fe...

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Indigenous Justice Forum takes place in Vancouver, BC

Friday, September 28th, 2018: Today, the Indigenous Justice Forum is taking place in Vancouver, British Columbia. Falconers LLP lawyer, Julian Falconer is in attendance and will be presenting at 11:15 am PT (2:15 pm ET) on Indigenous Representation on Jur...

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Chief Terry Armstrong and Chair Mike Metatawabin Testified at Day 1 of MMIWG Hearing in Quebec City

Yesterday, Chief of Nishnawbe-Aski Police Services, Terry Armstrong and Chair of the Nishnawbe-Aski Police Services Board, Mike Metatawabin testified at the National Inquiry into Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls. Chair Metatawabin and Chief...

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National Inquiry into Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls

Five days of hearings will take place this week as the federal Inquiry into Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls continues in Quebec City. This hearing is focused on Criminal and Justice Oversight and Accountability and will be centred around t...

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