From protest to prison
Professor’s experience sheds light on the current state of political repression
By Robert Lovelace, Professor
The evening before I was sentenced to six months in prison for contempt of court I e-mailed David McDonald, the head of the department of global development studies, to let him know I expected that I would be unable to finish my winter courses.
QUEBEC CITY, QUEBEC — 09/05/08 — Federal, provincial and territorial ministers responsible for Justice and Public Safety concluded their meeting yesterday, after in-depth discussions on key justice and public safety issues currently facing Canadians.
Vancouver, British Columbia: Robert Pease, President and CEO of Terrane Metals Corp. (“Terrane” or the “Company”) (TRX: TSX-V), is pleased to announce the Environmental Assessment Application (“Application”) for the commercial development of the Mt. Milligan Copper-Gold Project (“Project”) has been accepted for review by the British Columbia Environmental Assessment Office (“BC EAO”). The 9,000-page Application is based on two years of comprehensive environmental, engineering and socio-economic studies in consultation with First Nations, stakeholders, BC EAO, Canadian Environmental Assessment Agency and other government agencies. It is now being distributed for public review.
We are already halfway through the year and enjoying the warm weather both at home and at work.
The warm weather has significantly improved operating conditions, so much so, that our production teams set a new record in May this year, processing over 260,000 tonnes of ore in one month and the underground crews achieved their best ever development meterage – most importantly they did it safely.
Stornoway Diamond Corporation (TSX-SWY) is pleased to announce the discovery of a new kimberlite body on the 1.04 million acre Qilalugaq Project, situated north of Repulse Bay in Nunavut. The property now hosts 18 kimberlites, including the 14 ha coalescing Q1-4 bodies, currently the largest known kimberlite in the eastern Arctic. Under the terms of an option agreement signed between BHP Billiton Diamonds Inc. (“BHP Billiton”) and Stornoway on July 10, 2006, and revised June 5, 2008, Stornoway can earn a 50% interest in the project from BHP Billiton by spending $9 million before December 31, 2012.
Whitehorse, Yukon –(Sept. 5, 2008) – The Honourable Chuck Strahl, Minister of Indian Affairs and Northern Development and Federal Interlocutor for Metis and Non-Status Indians, today announced $1.4 million for new and ongoing geoscience projects in Yukon.
Ottawa, Ontario –(Sept. 5, 2008) – The Honourable Chuck Strahl, Minister of Indian Affairs and Northern Development and Federal Interlocutor for Metis and Non-Status Indians, the Honourable Paul Okalik, Premier of Nunavut, and Paul Kaludjak, President of Nunavut Tunngavik Incorporated, today signed a Protocol that moves Nunavut one step closer to assuming province-like resource management responsibilities.
Calgary, Alberta –(Sept. 5, 2008) – Former Alberta premier Ralph Klein kicks off the first event of the three-evening 2008 fall cocktail series, Behind the Spin: Fraser @ Centini on Tuesday, September 9. Klein will candidly discuss the economic and political issues shaping Alberta’s future.
The Government of Canada, through Western Economic Diversification Canada, is investing in three projects in British Columbia’s interior communities that have been impacted by the Mountain Pine Beetle infestation.
For Immediate Release: September 5, 2008 WINNIPEG – The Conservative government must take immediate steps to prioritize funding for youth suicide prevention programs and address First Nations most in need, said Liberal Member of Parliament for Churchill Tina Keeper today.“There are communities in northern Manitoba in crisis,” said Ms. Keeper from the Liberal Party’s National […]
Ottawa (September 4, 2008) – The Honourable Chuck Strahl, Minister of Indian Affairs and Northern Development and Federal Interlocutor for Métis and Non-Status Indians, with the Honourable Levinia Brown, Minister of Community and Government Services, Government of Nunavut, today announced $24.4 million in joint funding to support economic and community projects in Nunavut communities.
OTTAWA, September 4, 2008 – The Canadian Environmental Assessment Agency (the Agency) has awarded a total of $125,000 to three applicants in support of their participation in the environmental assessment process of the proposed Lower Churchill project, near Happy Valley-Goose Bay in Newfoundland and Labrador.
For Immediate Release
Sept. 4, 2008
Ministry of Aboriginal Relations and Reconciliation
Human Resources and Social Development Canada
VICTORIA – New funding will triple the number of Aboriginal communities benefiting from business training to help Aboriginal people become self-employed or start their own business, Aboriginal Relations and Reconciliation Minister Michael de Jong announced today.
IQALUIT, Nunavut, September 5, 2008 – Young Inuit people will have the opportunity to learn about their language and culture and gain traditional knowledge, thanks to an investment by the Government of Canada.
For Immediate Release
Sept. 4, 2008
Ministry of Forests and Range
Chief Forester’s Office
VICTORIA – Effective immediately, tree farm licence 54 in Vancouver Island’s Clayoquot Sound region will have an area-based allowable annual cut of 320 hectares for the next five years, deputy chief forester Craig Sutherland announced today.
MONTREAL, Sept. 4 – David J. Paterson, President and Chief Executive Officer, expressed his disappointment at today’s decision by Greenpeace Canada to pull out of formal discussions towards building a collaborative process with AbitibiBowater on forest management practices in the boreal.
Reduced to a symbol
With all the native images used to promote the Vancouver Games, you’d think organizers would spare a thought for the iniquities facing aboriginal athletes
Laura Robinson, Citizen Special
Published: Thursday, September 04, 2008
Modern pentathlete, Monica Pinette, who is Métis, was the lone aboriginal person on a team of 331 athletes in Beijing. The 2006 Canadian census tells us 1,172,790 people identify as aboriginal in a population of 32,852,849, which means there should have been at least 11 aboriginal athletes on the team.
OTTAWA, September 5, 2008 — The Honourable Stockwell Day, Minister of Public Safety, today announced two part-time and three full-time appointments to the National Parole Board.
Edwin J. Muise of Dieppe, New Brunswick, is appointed as a full-time member. Mr. Muise joined the Correctional Service of Canada in 1986 and has wide-ranging knowledge and experience working in the federal correctional system. Mr. Muise held the position of Warden at Springhill Institution, a medium security penitentiary in Springhill, Nova Scotia. He also previously held the position of Deputy Warden, Dorchester penitentiary.
Jon Baird, Financial Post
Published: Wednesday, September 03, 2008
Two of the great features of the Canadian north are found in the Yukon — Mount Logan, Canada’s highest mountain, and Dawson City, the great centre of the Klondike gold rush in the 1890s. Both were named after directors of the Geological Survey of Canada–Sir William Logan, the first director who served in the post from 1842-1869, and George Dawson who filled the role from 1895-1901.
Ottawa, Ontario –(Sept. 4, 2008) – Please be advised that the Honourable Chuck Strahl, Minister of Indian Affairs and Northern Development and Federal Interlocutor for Metis and Non-Status Indians will be available to the media with the Honourable Paul Okalik, Premier of Nunavut and Paul Kaludjak, President of Nunavut Tunngavik Incorporated (NTI) following a signing event.
Canadian Bankers Association Partners with FCAC to Launch Modernized “YourMoney” Seminar
Toronto, Ontario –(Sept. 4, 2008) – Just in time for the back-to-school term, the Canadian Bankers Association (CBA) today launched a modernized version of its free, non-commercial financial literacy seminar for high school students and community groups called “YourMoney”. In partnership with the Financial Consumer Agency of Canada (FCAC), the new seminar will feature fresh content on budgeting, saving and how to use credit through a 40-minute in-class seminar delivered by volunteer bankers from communities across Canada.
For Immediate Release
Sept. 4, 2008
Ministry of Tourism, Culture and the Arts
DUNCAN – The Cowichan Historical Society will receive a $10,000 BC150 Celebration Grant for a community celebration and new First Nations exhibit at the Cowichan Valley Museum, Tourism, Culture and the Arts Minister Bill Bennett announced today.
McGuinty Government Invests In Algoma University, More Opportunity For North
Sault Ste. Marie has a new university.
Algoma University, formerly known as Algoma College, celebrates a new academic year as an independent, degree-granting institution. The government is investing $2.5 million to help the university make the switch.
Ottawa (September 4, 2008) – The Honourable Chuck Strahl, Minister of Indian Affairs and Northern Development and Federal Interlocutor for Métis and Non-Status Indians, today announced the appointment of Brian Schmidt to the Indian Oil and Gas Co-Management Board.
Rod Bruinooge, Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Indian Affairs and Northern Development and Federal Interlocutor for Métis and Non-Status Indians, on behalf of the Honourable Rona Ambrose, President of the Queen’s Privy Council for Canada, Minister of Intergovernmental Affairs and Minister of Western Economic Diversification, today announced the renewal of federal funding of $168,300 to Community Futures Manitoba Inc. (CFM) aimed at strengthening the capacity of Aboriginal entrepreneurs and businesses to thrive.
For Immediate Release
Sept. 4, 2008
Ministry of Advanced Education and Labour Market Development
VICTORIA – Government is investing over $2.9 million in 37 post-secondary projects to help Aboriginal students access and complete their studies, announced Murray Coell, Minister of Advanced Education and Labour Market Development.
The First Peoples’ Council has partnered with TELUS to add powerful multimedia elements to the FirstVoices website.
First launched in 2003, FirstVoices is an online archive that brings First Nations’ youth and Elders together to keep their languages and cultures vibrant and accessible for future generations. The site’s administrator, the First Peoples’ Council, is working with TELUS to create more than 225 short video clips illustrating phrases and words of everyday activities. Once integrated into FirstVoices this fall, the video clips will provide valuable visual cues to assist language learners with the meanings of verbs and phrases. TELUS is funding the entire $25,000 budget of this project for FirstVoices.
ANNOUNCEMENT TO CITIZENS OF THE MÉTIS NATION OF ONTARIO
Consistent with the Metis Nation of Ontario Community Charter agreement, By-laws and Community Council electoral code, a ballot box election has been called to fill vacancies and renew mandates of the Niagara Region Métis Council. All registered Métis Citizens in the Council area are encouraged to participate fully in this election process either as candidates or through exercising their right to vote.
Edmonton–Métis students at the University of Alberta are now eligible for awards of up to $20,000 thanks to a $2 million contribution from the Métis Nation of Alberta through its Métis Education Foundation. This contribution will be matched by the university over time, eventually growing to a $4 million Métis Endowment Fund at the U of A.
Vancouver, British Columbia –(Sept. 4, 2008) – Robert Pease, President and CEO of Terrane Metals Corp. (“Terrane” or the “Company”) (TSX VENTURE:TRX), is pleased to announce the Environmental Assessment Application (“Application”) for the commercial development of the Mt. Milligan Copper-Gold Project (“Project”) has been accepted for review by the British Columbia Environmental Assessment Office (“BC EAO”). The 9,000-page Application is based on two years of comprehensive environmental, engineering and socio-economic studies in consultation with First Nations, stakeholders, BC EAO, Canadian Environmental Assessment Agency and other government agencies. It is now being distributed for public review.
Whistler, British Columbia –(Sept. 3, 2008) – A correction from source is being issued with respect to the media advisory sent out today at 5:56 PM EDT.
On behalf of the Honourable Josee Verner, Minister of Canadian Heritage and Status of Women and Minister for La Francophonie, Nina Grewal, Member of Parliament (Fleetwood-Port Kells), will make an announcement about the Four Host First Nations Society on Thursday in Whistler.
VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA–(Sept. 3, 2008) – Finavera Renewables Inc. (“Finavera Renewables” or the “Company”) (TSX VENTURE:FVR) is pleased to announce the completion of its 2008 Annual General Meeting (“AGM”). Shareholders unanimously re-appointed Damien Reynolds (Chairman), Jason Bak (CEO), John Icke, David Lamont, and Hein Poulus to the Board of Directors. All of the proposed resolutions were passed at the AGM including the approval of the Company’s rolling stock option plan.
A final $1.68 million investment towards four projects brings an end to the $20 million Canada-Saskatchewan Northern Development Agreement (NDA). These last projects will build additional student residences in La Ronge, train northerners in careers such as economic development and local government administration and renew a successful employment-bridging initiative.
The Honourable Trevor Taylor, Minister Responsible for the Rural Secretariat, today announced 31 additions to the Rural Secretariat Regional Councils. Effective immediately, the new members will build upon the established groundwork of the councils to date.