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OIPRD Releases Its Report on Systemic Racism in the Thunder Bay Police Service

Today, the Office of the Independent Police Review Director (“OIPRD”) released the findings of its Systemic Review of the Thunder Bay Police Service (“TBPS”). The Systemic Review was announced in November 2016 following a formal complaint by Brad ...

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OPP COMMISSIONER BLAIR SEEKS REVIEW OF POTENTIAL POLITICAL INTERFERENCE IN OPP COMMISSIONER APPOINTMENT

Yesterday, OPP Commissioner Brad Blair, formally requested that the Ontario Ombudsman review the circumstances surrounding the appointment of the new command of the OPP. The request for the review from Commissioner Blair cited the objective of protecting ...

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The Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls Inquiry Holds Final Hearings in Ottawa this Week

Today, on behalf of Treaty Alliance Northern Ontario – Nishnawbe Aski Nation/Grand Council Treaty 3, Falconers LLP lawyer, Krystyn Ordyniec, will be presenting the oral closing submission at the National Inquiry into the Missing and Murdered Indigenous ...

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Happy Holidays From Falconers LLP

  The lawyers and staff at Falconers LLP wish you a happy holiday!

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December 6, 2018- CBC’s Judicial Review Application on Secret DeBungee Police Service Act Hearing, Heard by the Court in Thunder Bay

Falconers LLP lawyers, Julian Falconer and Krystyn Ordyniec were before the three Justices of the Divisional Court who heard the Judicial Review of Mr.Ferrier’s decision to make the extension motion secret. The issue was whether or not Mr. Ferrier’s d...

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Supreme Court Refuses to Hear the Case of the Former Cop Who Shot Sammy Yatim

On December 6th, 2018, the Supreme Court of Canada determined that an appeal from Mr. Forcillio would not be heard for his conviction and sentence for the attempted murder of Sammy Yatim. Falconers LLP represents Sammy Yatim’s mother, Dr. Sahar Bahadi w...

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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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