JUSTICE BRIEFS: Human rights case against GNWT dismissed

A Yellowknife woman’s appeal in a human rights case against GNWT and NWT Legal Aid Commission has been dismissed after years of legal wrangling. Elizabeth Portman filed a complaint with the NWT Human Rights Commission in 2012 alleging discrimination on the part of the territorial government’s department of justice after she was denied legal aid...
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Brendan Burke
As the Yellowknifer’s crime reporter, it’s my job to keep readers up to speed on all-things “cops and courts” related. From house fires and homicides to courtroom clashes, it’s my responsibility to be there - day or night, rain or shine. When I’m not at court gathering stories, I’m in the office, making calls to lawyers, emailing RCMP and tracking down sources. After hours, I rely on the public to let me know what’s happening and where. Entering my second winter in Yellowknife since leaving my hometown of Peterborough, Ont., in October 2017, everyday on this beat continues to be challenging, rewarding and fulfilling. Got a story? Call me at (867) 766-8288 or shoot me an email at editorial@nnsl.com.