Supreme Court of Canada decision on Peremptory Challenges

July 13, 2021 — Aboriginal Legal Services appeared at the Supreme Court to support the elimination of peremptory challenges which have been used to keep Indigenous people off juries. Read the court decision here.Read the Aboriginal Legal Services factum here. If you would like to watch the hearing you can do so at the following link. Aboriginal Legal Services submissions start at 1.16.55. Video:

Residential School Weekly Memorials

July 13, 2021 — Aboriginal Legal Services is holding memorials to honour residential school children every Wednesday evening in July. Please see the poster below for more details.

ALS Speaks at Press Conference on the Thunder Bay Broken Trust Reinvestigations

June 9, 2021 —   Read our Press Conference Statement Read our Letter to the Executive Governance Committee of Project Broken Trust Read the CBC Report on the Press Conference.  

Statement from the Brian Sinclair Working Group

June 7, 2021 — ALS is a member of the Brian Sinclair Working Group that focuses on bringing to light ongoing structural and systemic anti-Indigenous racism in Canadian healthcare  and legal contexts. Read the Sinclair Working Group Press Release here.

ALS's Senior Staff Lawyer receives a Precedent Setter Award for 2021

May 25, 2021 — Caitlyn Kasper Senior staff lawyer, Aboriginal Legal ServicesYear of Call: 2012Law School: Osgoode Hall Caitlyn Kasper grew up in Sutton West, Ont., a small community near Lake Simcoe. Her mother taught history and English at the local Sutton District High School. “She was the first Indigenous woman to graduate from that high school,” says Kasper. “When she was 21, she...

ALS appears at the Supreme Court in the case of R v Parranto

May 18, 2021 — The case is about the use of starting points by courts in certain sentencing cases.  Watch the Hearing Here  If you don’t want to watch the entire case, ALS’s submissions start at  1.20.15.  Read our Factum in the case here.

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