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Falconers LLP represents the family of Stacy DeBungee, as well as the community of Rainy River First Nations, in relation to the loss of Stacy in October 2015. His body was recovered from the McIntryre River at 9:30 am on October 19, 2015. Thunder Bay Police Service declared his death to be not ‘suspicious’ within 3 hours, and deemed it non-criminal by the next day. On March 18, 2016, Stacey’s family and the leadership of Rainy River First Nations filed an OIPRD complaint regarding a lack ...

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This joint inquest will examine the circumstances surrounding the deaths of seven First Nations youth who died under similar circumstances while attending school in Thunder Bay: Reggie Bushie, Jethro Anderson, Jordan Wabasse, Kyle Morriseau, Curran Strang, Paul Panacheese, and Robyn Harper. The Inquest into the Death of Seven First Nations Youth was originally an inquest into the loss of only one of these students, Reggie Bushie. However, his inquest was stalled in 2008, due to concerns regardin...

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For more than a century, Canada sought to eliminate Aboriginal culture and language through the establishment and use of the Indian Residential School system.  These shameful practices have been termed “cultural genocide” by the Truth and Reconciliation Commission, the body whose purpose since its inception has been to gather the truth about residential schools. Part of the truth gathering process lies in the collection and examination of documents regarding the residential school ...

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Falconers LLP represents the mother and sister of Sammy Yatim, an 18 year-old man who was shot to death on a TTC streetcar on July 27, 2013. The shooting was investigated by the Special Investigations Unit, and following their investigation, Constable James Forcillo was charged with second degree murder. On January 25, 2016, Constable Forcillo was found guilty of attempted murder and not guilty of second degree murder or manslaughter. On August 30, 2013, Toronto Police Chief Bill Blair appointed...

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Shawn and Tricia Drennan are landowners facing a pending windfarm project known as Kingsbridge II. Kingsbridge II will consist of upwards of 150 turbines one of which will be as close as approximately 650 meters from their home. Twelve more turbines will be located within the surrounding two kilometers. After learning that eleven families living amongst two different wind projects (one located in their neighbouring township) had their homes purchased by wind companies, the Drennans sought to gat...

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On June 26, 2010, Adam Nobody was one of many citizens who attended at Queen’s Park, the designated free speech zone, to peacefully assemble and protest during the G20 conference. At the Queen’s Park rally, police surrounded protestors and began to advance upon them in an attempt to have the protestors disperse. During the police advance, several members of the Toronto Police Service tackled Mr. Nobody to the ground and delivered several blows to Mr. Nobody. Once detained and handcuffed, Mr....

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Junior Alexander Manon, an otherwise healthy 18 year old black teenager, died on May 5, 2010 while being forcibly restrained by Toronto Police officers Mike Adams and Stuart Blower. The cause of death, according to the Chief Forensic Pathologist, arises directly from how Junior was restrained by the officers– ie. positional asphyxia. Excited delirium has been ruled out by Dr. Pollanen. Initially Junior Manon ran from police who were trying to arrest him for a driving offence. According to some...

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