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Alberta’s Crown prosecutors to determine charges under federal Firearms Act: Shandro
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Alberta’s Crown prosecutors to determine charges under federal Firearms Act: Shandro

Alberta’s Crown prosecutors will determine whether or not to pursue charges under the federal Firearms Act starting Jan. 1, 2023. Justice Minister Tyler Shandro announced the changes during a news conference Thursday morning, saying the province has the constitutional authority to handle federal criminal law charges.Anyone who obtained their firearm prior to May 2020 will not be prosecuted in Alberta, Shandro said. Anyone who had their firearm reclassified as prohibited on May 1, 2020 will also not be prosecuted, according to a news release on Thursday. Read more: Alberta passes sovereignty act, but first strips out sweeping powers to cabinet Read More Alberta passes sovereignty act, but fir...
Trudeau ‘extremely concerned’ about sovereignty bills’ impact on Indigenous treaty rights
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Trudeau ‘extremely concerned’ about sovereignty bills’ impact on Indigenous treaty rights

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau says his government will continue to stand for Indigenous treaty rights but will not pick a fight with provinces like Alberta and Saskatchewan that are advancing controversial sovereignty laws. The prime minister heard from chiefs and delegates at the Assembly of First Nations (AFN) annual conference in Ottawa Thursday, where he was immediately pressed on how to square his promises of reconciliation with his hands-off approach to Alberta’s Bill 1 and Saskatchewan’s Bill 88, which the AFN and Treaty Chiefs say infringe on their rights and must be revoked.“We are extremely concerned about what the sovereignty act in Alberta and Bill 88 in Saskatchewan represent in terms of challenges to treaty rights that are fundamental in Canada and need to be respect...