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Chief Commissioner David Arnot Honoured as CTV's 2016 Saskatoon Citizen of the Year

On December 31, 2016, CTV Saskatoon announced that Chief Commissioner David Arnot had been named the 2016 Saskatoon Citizen of the Year. Mr. David Fisher, Vice-President and General Manager of CTV Saskatchewan, said that Chief Commissioner Arnot, “has been a true champion of respect and…

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SHRC Offers Human Rights Perspective to the Federal Task Force on Cannabis Legalization

On December 13, 2016, the Federal Task Force on Cannabis Legalization and Regulation presented its final report to the federal ministers for Public Safety and Emergency Preparedness, Justice and Attorney General of Canada, and Health (click here to view the final report). The Task Force was mandated…

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"Text With 911" Service Launched for Deaf, Hard of Hearing, and Speech Impaired Residents

On November 24, the provincial government announced a 911 emergency reporting service for people who are deaf, hard of hearing, or speech impaired that uses text messaging. The “Text with 911” service is designed to work with the built-in texting apps on compatible cellular telephones.…

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First Ever Courageous Conversations Forum

Above: e-Journalism students from Aden Bowman Collegiate created an extensive online blog with excerpts, audio clips, video interviews, and their own reflections. Click on the image above to see their student perspectives video. On Tuesday, November 15, the Saskatchewan Human Rights Commission, the…

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Offensive Costumes a Catalyst for Conversations about Reconciliation

Thanks to the work of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada, governments, community organizations, and our education systems are promoting the need for reconciliation, harmony and inclusion. This promotion is also generating interest in the traditional and online media.  An…

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