Judge in ruling says Indigenous police chiefs have strong human rights case against Canada

 By Shari Narine  Local Journalism Initiative Reporter Three First Nations police services in Ontario have had their funding reinstated, albeit for just a year, after being abruptly cut off by the federal government. On June 30, a federal court granted an emergency motion to immediately reinstate funding to the Anishinabek Police Service, Treaty Three Police Service and the United Chiefs & Councils of Manitoulin (UCCM) Anishnaabe Police through the federal First Nation Inuit Policing Program. Money to the three police services stopped flowing March 31 when they failed to successfully conclude negotiations with Public Safety Canada to renew their funding agreements under the policing program. The police services refused to comply with two clauses they called discriminatory within Section 6 of the Terms and Conditions that comprise the program. The…

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