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Thunder Bay Police Release Video Related to River Death Investigation

APTN News reported that the Thunder Bay Police Service (“TBPS”) has released video surveillance from the area where a 21-year-old Indigenous man, Dylan Moonias ,was last seen alive on the night of Sept. 21. His body was found on Sept.23 in th...

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Colonization and Systemic Racism: Pathways to Change

On Thursday, December 7, 2017, Falconers LLP lawyer, Anthony Morgan, was a featured panelist for the Human Rights Forum on Colonization and Systemic Racism: Pathways to Change, hosted by Urban Alliance on Race Relations. Additional speakers included Chie...

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Challenges Report Remains Intact

On December 1, 2017, at Convocation, The Law Society rejected the motion to create exemptions from the Statement of Principles requirement. On November 6, 2017, The Law Society of Ontario released an updated Statement of Principles, which, according to th...

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Toronto Police Constable Forcillo Bail Revoked and Remains Incarcerated

Toronto Constable James Forcillo’s bail has been revoked, and he will remain in custody at a Toronto-area jail while his bail-breach charge of failing to comply with recognizance is before the courts, the Globe and Mail reports. On November, 30, 201...

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Law Society Putting Equity, Diversity and Inclusion on The Agenda

On November 28, 2017, Julian Falconer was a featured panelist on TVO’s The Agenda, with Steve Paikin. In an episode entitled, “Lawyers and Compelling Diversity”, Falconer discussed with other panelists the Law Society of Ontario’s adoptio...

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Courageous Conversations on Race, Mental Health and Policing

Today, Falconers LLP lawyer, Anthony Morgan, participated in the Provincial Human Services & Justice Coordinating Committee (“HSJCC”) panel discussing the Intersections of Policing, Race, and Mental Health.  The panel examined current pol...

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“Profound Change” Ahead with NAN Health Transformation Underway

On November 17, 2017, Nishnawbe Aski Nation (“NAN”) concludes a two-day Health Summit in Timmins, Ontario, which brought together representatives, from Indigenous, Federal and Provincial governments, regarding a multi-year Community Health Tra...

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Ontario Ministry of the Attorney General Seeks to Revoke Toronto Constable Forcillo’s Bail

The Ontario Ministry of the Attorney General applied to revoke the bail of Constable James Forcillo, on November 16, 2017, reported from the Star. Constable Forcillo was convicted of attempted murder in 2016, for shooting Sammy Yatim 8 times, killing the ...

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“Range of Possibilities” for Court Cases following Toronto Constable Michael Thompson’s Overdose

City News reported on November 16, 2017, that several drug cases due in court may be in question after a Toronto drug squad officer died of a fentanyl overdose. Julian Falconer told City News, ‘the range of possibilities is open now,” when asked a...

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Ovide Mercredi Leads Nishnawbe Aski Nation (“NAN”) Community Health Transformation

Nishnawbe Aski Nation (“NAN”) is currently hosting a two-day Health Summit in Timmins, Ontario, bringing together representatives from Indigenous, Federal and Provincial governments. Click here to watch the live-stream. NAN is embarking on a m...

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Toronto Police Constable James Forcillo Arrested for Breaching Bail Conditions

The Special Investigations Unit (“SIU”) reported on November 15, 2017, Constable James Forcillo was arrested by the Toronto Police Service for breaching the terms of his release on bail. Falconers LLP represents Sammy Yatim’s mother in h...

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Compelling Story Makes Case For Law Society Reform

On Saturday November 4, 2017, Haidya Roderique, a Black woman and former Bay Street lawyer-turned Ph.D. candidate, authored a powerful and poignant essay, entitled, “Black on Bay Street: Hadiya Roderique had it all. But still could not fit in“. The e...

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