PM Trudeau appoints new chief justice for Newfoundland and Labrador

first_imgOTTAWA – Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has appointed Deborah E. Fry to be the new chief justice of Newfoundland and Labrador.She replaces J. Derek Green, who elected to become a supernumerary judge last December.Fry worked as a nurse and taught nursing before attending law school.After becoming a lawyer, she worked in the Newfoundland and Labrador public service and held several senior positions, including clerk of the cabinet.She was appointed to the trial division of province’s supreme court in 2007 and most recently was senior administrative judge of the family division.Over her career, she gained extensive experience in mediation, and will be a great asset to the court, Trudeau said in a statement.last_img

Treaty hunter on the Prairies Here are the dos and donts before

first_imgAPTN National NewsThis week, APTN National News is running a three part series on hunting and treaty rights in Manitoba and Saskatchewan.Running into authorities can be stressful, even when you haven’t done anything wrong.Knowing your rights may help keep your blood pressure in check.Here are 10 do’s and don’ts if stopped by a conservation officer that may keep money, and the keys to your vehicle, in your wallet.The Do’s …Keep calm. Be polite.Ask why you are being stopped.Ask if there is a specific section of the Wild Life Act you are in contravention of.Ask for the Conservation Officer’s business car, name, badge number.Know where Crown land is.The Don’ts … Do not shine a light while on the road or highway.Never shoot from your vehicle.Don’t shoot on private property.Don’t escalate a situation.If arrested and charged, never make a statement.Follow Trina Roache’s stories on hunting and treaties.Special Report: Treaties, Moose and a Line in the Sandlast_img