Federal Politics

Photos published in Correctional Investigator Ivan Zinger's 2016-17 Annual Report detail conditions in segregation units at Canadian federal prisons.
Photos published in Correctional Investigator Ivan Zinger's 2016-17 Annual Report detail conditions in segregation units at Canadian federal prisons. Office of the Correctional Investigator

B.C. solitary confinement ruling has implications in Sask

By Taylor MacPherson
January 18, 2018 - 5:00pm

A recent decision by British Columbia’s highest court ruled indefinite solitary confinement unconstitutional could have a major effect on corrections in Saskatchewan, according to a leading advocate for inmates’ rights.

FSIN Chief Bobby Cameron said a new funding agreement between the federal government and Indigenous communities should be dictated by chief and councils.
FSIN Chief Bobby Cameron said a new funding agreement between the federal government and Indigenous communities should be dictated by chief and councils. Bryan Eneas/paNOW Staff

New funding agreement should be dictated by chiefs: FSIN Chief

By Bryan Eneas
January 11, 2018 - 2:00pm

A recently announced funding agreement between the federal government and Indigenous communities should be constructed with the guidance of local chiefs according to the Federation of Sovereign Indigenous Nations (FSIN).

Steve Dribnenki, the legal consult for SUMA, discussed the legal history of marijuana in Canada and Bill 45, which addresses recreational cannabis, during the 2017 New North Mayor and Council Fall Gathering on Nov. 23, 2017.
Steve Dribnenki, the legal consult for SUMA, discussed the legal history of marijuana in Canada and Bill 45, which addresses recreational cannabis, during the 2017 New North Mayor and Council Fall Gathering on Nov. 23, 2017. Bryan Eneas/paNOW Staff

New North Mayors gathering sparks discussion about cannabis

By Bryan Eneas
November 23, 2017 - 5:38pm

Mayors from the northern regions of Saskatchewan are gathered in Prince Albert for their fall meeting, and one panel about cannabis sparked discussions.

The topic was broached during a discussion panel about next year's planned legalization of recreational pot.

Lac La Ronge Indian Band Chief Tammy Cook-Searson (left) was selected as one of nine people who will be looking for the next RCMP commissioner.
Lac La Ronge Indian Band Chief Tammy Cook-Searson (left) was selected as one of nine people who will be looking for the next RCMP commissioner. Bryan Eneas/paNOW Staff

Sask. Chief selected to committee choosing RCMP Commissioner

By Bryan Eneas
November 23, 2017 - 2:00pm

Northern Saskatchewan will be represented on the committee selecting candidates for the RCMP’s top job.

Chief Tammy Cook-Searson from the Lac La Ronge Indian Band was announced by Public Safety Minister Ralph Goodale as one of nine people selecting a new commissioner.

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