Saturday, December 15, 2012

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Longtime fraudster to get sentencing circle
"A convicted fraudster with an incredibly hefty criminal history will get a chance to take part in a sentencing circle.

Irene Marlene Peepeetch, 55, has more than 300 convictions to her name spanning nearly four decades and recently pleaded guilty to 30 more fraud-related charges that span five years and four provinces.

Regina Provincial Court Judge Linton Smith has been looking for alternative ways to deal with the career criminal since years spent behind bars seem to have done nothing to curb the woman's activities.

Earlier this week, Smith asked the Crown prosecutor and defence lawyer involved in the case to look into the possibility of a sentencing circle. Crown prosecutor Lo-reley Berra returned to court Thursday to inform Smith that Sakimay First Nation is "very excited and very willing" to host the sentencing circle. Peepeetch's family is reportedly eager to participate.

"It seems to me that somebody who's struggled, not learning from European-based justice, should try something else," Smith responded on Thursday."
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"The woman's record begins in 1973 and consists al-most entirely of fraud, theft, impersonation and other property-related offences. While Peepeetch has received jail sentences on most of her offences, the longest sentence she's received to date was three years.

The most recent offences - of which the court has yet to hear details - date from between 2002 and 2007 and occurred in Saskatchewan, Alberta, Manitoba and Ontario. Peepeetch is to be sentenced on 12 counts of fraud, 13 counts of using or possessing a forged document, one count of possessing or using a stolen or forged credit card and two counts each of forgery and identity fraud."
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Hundreds march in Regina against Bill C-45
"“I’m standing in solidarity with my people because I’m tired of the government’s imposition and governmental discrimination policies; I’m tired of it all. They try to determine what is best for us, we know what we want, we have our own policies, we know how to govern ourselves,” said Courtney McKay, 22."
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"Of utmost concern for the protesters is changes to the Navigable Waters Act, the Fisheries Act and a separate private members bill that could repeal or significantly change the Indian Act.

“Bill C-45 is going to affect our water ways, and its going to destroy our land and our resources,” said McKay.

After walking 3 1/2 kilometres from 5th Avenue to the Legislative Building, First Nations leaders took to the steps to a roaring crowd of 400 chanting “idle no more.”

Glenn Pelletier, a Cowessess First Nation counsellor, denounced the Harper government for not consulting First Nations on any of the changes.

While drums were beating and the smell of burning sage surrounded the crowd, Michelle Rae McKay pointed out that 89 per cent of Canadian land is owned by the crown and First Nations have a right to that land. She said the country’s aboriginals are made up of sovereign nations and Canada has “no right” to tell them what to do.

Edmund Bellegarde, tribal chairperson for File Hill Qu’Appelle tribal council, echoed that sentiment in a scrum with reporters.

“Our inherent rights to self government has to be the end result,” he said.
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2 Comments:

Blogger Dave in Pa. said...

"It seems to me that somebody who's struggled, not learning from European-based justice, should try something else," Smith responded on Thursday."

Ahem, somebody needs to tell Judge Smith that he's supposed to be a Canadian Judge, sworn to enforce Canadian Law, which to my mind would include not disparaging Canadian Law as "European-based justice". Another liberal idiot on the bench...

"Michelle Rae McKay pointed out that 89 per cent of Canadian land is owned by the crown and First Nations have a right to that land. She said the country’s aboriginals are made up of sovereign nations and Canada has “no right” to tell them what to do...“Our inherent rights to self government has to be the end result,” he said."

So, since you're "sovereign nations", that means you have no right to expect vast amounts of annual welfare money from the foreign Government of Canada, right? In fact, as a matter of sovereign principle, you should refuse it, right?

Nothing like a welfare bum with an attitude!

December 17, 2012 1:02 am  
Blogger Louise said...

"Yawn. Yawn. Yawn." would have been an equally apt title for this entry. There is currently no politician and no political party in Canada with the balls to face that one.

However, I do have a hunch (there goes that untrustworthy feeling again) that the Indian Industry is just about dried up. So, hopefully, Cons of one flavour or another will eventually have the courage to do what needs to be done.

Since The Industry got underway and continues to flourish here in Saskatchewan, perhaps it will take a Saskatchewan MP to do the deed.

December 17, 2012 9:58 am  

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