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Nova Scotia set to open first Gladue court

Tuesday, May 09, 2017 @ 2:07 PM | By Donalee Moulton

Nestled alongside Cape Breton’s breathtaking Bras d’Or Lakes sits the tiny Mi’kmaw First Nation community of Wagmatcook. It is home to roughly 700 people and it will soon be home to Nova Scotia’s first Gladue court.

Chief Paul ProsperEstablishing a Gladue court, designed to better serve Aboriginal people, breaks important new legal ground, said Chief Paul Prosper, justice lead for the Assembly of Nova Scotia Mi’kmaq Chiefs. “This is a milestone, not only for the Aboriginal and Mi’kmaw community in Nova Scotia but for the justice...