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Falconers LLP opens Island Office

Ramage Law and Falconers LLP join forces to offer a full range of legal services on Manitoulin Island.

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Report Confirms Senior Civil Servants Engineered a Sham Process – “Hardly a Vindication”

Today, legal counsel for Brad Blair pointed to key findings in the Integrity Commissioner’s report on the provincial government’s hiring of Ron Taverner that confirmed the following: “In fact, the process was not independent” (para 239, p. 62); ...

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First Nations Public Complainants Appeal the Decision of the Divisional Court

On Tuesday, January 22, 2019, the First Nations Public Complainants (Rainy River First Nations and the family of the late Stacy DeBungee) filed notice for leave to appeal the January 7, 2019 decision of a panel comprised of Justices Warkentin R.S.J, Aitke...

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Toronto Sun Column: Taverner Not a Hill Worth Dying For

Lorrie Goldstein, writing for The Toronto Sun, pointed to one “inescapable reason” why Premier Doug Ford should not follow through on his appointment of Ron Taverner as OPP Commissioner. “It’s that putting the longtime Ford family friend in charge...

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Falconers LLP Argues for Meekis Family to Have Their Day In Court in Action Against Coroners

At the Superior Court of Justice today in Thunder Bay, Julian Falconer and Molly Churchill argued as counsel on behalf of the family of the late Brody Meekis in response to the crown’s motion to strike the claim that they l...

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In Wake of Scathing Reports TBPSB Apologizes for “Failing Indigenous People”

On Sunday, a reconciliation ceremony was held and the Thunder Bay Police Services Board (TBPSB), apologized for failing to provide appropriate oversight of the city’s police service in how it treats Indigenous people. The TBPSB is pledging to work toget...

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THUNDER BAY POLICE SERVICES BOARD HAS FAILED THE COMMUNITY

SENATOR SINCLAIR CONCLUDES THUNDER BAY POLICE SERVICES BOARD FAILED TO ADDRESS INDISPUTABLE RACISM In response to a letter to the Ontario Civilian Police Commission from First Nations Leaders dated May 29, 2017, stating that the Thunder Bay Police Board h...

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COMMISSIONER OF OPP SEEKS COURT INTERVENTION TO ORDER OMBUDSMAN TO CONDUCT REVIEW

December 14, 2018- OPP Commissioner Brad Blair filed an application before Ontario’s Divisional Court, to determine and enforce the jurisdiction of the Ombudsman to review the OPP Commissioner hiring process. On two separate occasions (December 12, 2018...

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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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