Category Archives: Politics

Haida people shouldn't need permission to cross Canada-U.S. border within Haida territory, lawyer argues

A lawyer is arguing members of the Haida Nation should not need permission to cross international lines within their own territory after a pair of Haida basketball players from Alaska were detained in Canada earlier this month. Vinny Edenshaw and Gary Frisby are based out of Hydaburg, Alaska, just north of Haida Gwaii in B.C. The…

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'Hard for us to sit': Olympic hockey player's parents say their gold-medal game seats won't get much use

Some nervous Manitoba parents will be in the stands in Pyeongchang Wednesday night, watching their daughter play in the game of a lifetime. Team Canada’s women’s hockey team will go for gold against team U.S.A. (live on CBC at 10:10 p.m. CST) and Brigette Lacquette will be patrolling the blue-line on defence. In the stands will be…

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Yukon looks to improve system for sentencing Indigenous offenders

Yukon is funding a pilot project to formalize and standardize the process of writing Gladue reports for judges sentencing Indigenous offenders. A Gladue report provides a judge with in-depth information on an offender’s personal background — for example, a history of substance abuse, poverty, victimization, or experience in residential schools or the child welfare system. They arose out of…

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