The Harper government withheld tens of thousands of documents that it was obligated to disclose as part of a human-rights case in which it is accused of discriminating against indigenous children. Now, it is using its failure to hand over the files to try to get the proceedings put on hold.
The First Nations Child and Family Caring Society filed a complaint with the Canadian Human Rights Tribunal in 2007 saying it is wrong for the federal government to pay 22 per cent less for child welfare on reserves than the provinces pay for non-aboriginal welfare services.
Despite many attempts by the government to have the case dismissed, the hearings before the tribunal finally began in February of this year.
But, next Tuesday, Justice Department lawyers will ask for an adjournment of many months while they gather more than 50,000 documents that were required to have already been handed over to the Caring Society’s lawyers under the human-rights commission rules.
Hey so when the federal government got caught illegally hiding 50,000 documents which it was required to turn over for what could potentially be a very large and expensive human rights case, they responded by insisting that they needed the whole proceeding adjourned for months while they collected all those documents.
That’s it. That’s exactly what happened. That’s just how things are now.
Minnesota: a handy map.
I am very sorry for your loss this evening. Good luck dealing with Jean Stothert for the next four years.
Amid a cascade of cheers and applause, Gov. Mark Dayton legalized same-sex marriage in Minnesota on Tuesday surrounded by thousands of gay and lesbian supporters and advocates.
“By your political courage, you join that pantheon of exceptional leaders who did something extraordinary,” Dayton said. “You changed the course of history for our state and our nation.”
Dayton signed the marriage measure at a historic outdoor ceremony, a day after the Senate and House passed the proposal.
Minnesota will become the first Midwestern state to legalize same-sex marriage by legislative vote and the 12th state in the nation to recognize such unions. Dayton’s action technically repeals a state statute that had prohibited same-sex marriage.
Gearing up for the signing ceremony for the gay marriage bill. #mnmarriage
i-thaphithin answered your question: A random man on castro street just propositioned…i’ll make sure no one takes advantage of me I think the guy was a representative from kink.com and I think the casting call is being held somewhere in mission like 14th and mission. Congrats by the way I see minnesota passed marriage equality unlike California!!!!!!!!!
Get the money up front.
DFLer for life. Or at least the social democratic wing.
I would like to share with you all a very frustrating email my boss (who is also my cousin Andy Galvan) received from a very disgruntled teacher who seemed upset that I am telling “too much” of the Ohlone story. Interesting, that 20 Missions focus almost solely on the Spanish…
At noon, the Minnesota Senate will take up the measure to legalize marriage between gay couples, following the House’s 75-59 vote on Thursday