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Advocates once again push federal government to comply with First Nations child welfare ruling – CBC

Canadian Human Rights Tribunal has issued 3 compliance orders to feds since landmark 2016 ruling Mar 23, 2017 First Nations child advocates are before the Canadian Human Rights Tribunal in Ottawa again this week, trying to force the federal government to abide by an order to provide equitable funding for child and family services on […]

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Dominion Diamond’s Fiscal 2017 Fourth Quarter and Year-End Results to be released Wednesday, April 12, 2017

YELLOWKNIFE, Northwest Territories–Mar. 23, 2017– Dominion Diamond Corporation (TSX: DDC, NYSE: DDC) (the “Company” or “Dominion”) will release its fiscal 2017 fourth quarter and year-end results for the period ended January 31, 2017, after market hours on Wednesday, April 12, 2017. Beginning at 11:00AM (ET) on Thursday, April 13, 2017, the Company will host a […]

by pmnationtalk on March 24, 20175 Views

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Budget 2017 invests in Canada’s transition to a clean economy

Wind-powered electricity central to Canada’s energy transition Ottawa, Ontario, March 22, 2017 – Jean-François Nolet, vice-president of policy and communications at the Canadian Wind Energy Association (CanWEA) released this statement following the release of the 2017 Federal Budget. “The Canadian Wind Energy Association (CanWEA) applauds the Federal Government’s commitment to continue its transition to a […]

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B.C. reports 64 pipeline benefit deals with 29 northern First Nations – CP

Source: The Canadian Press Mar 23, 2017  VICTORIA _ The British Columbia government says it has completed benefit agreements with 90 per cent of the eligible First Nations along four proposed natural gas pipeline routes across northern B.C. The Ministry of Aboriginal Relations says 64 natural gas pipeline benefits contracts have been signed with 29 First Nations […]

by ahnationtalk on March 24, 20178 Views

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PDAC welcomes support for mineral exploration and mining in Budget 2017

OTTAWA (Wednesday, March 22, 2017) – The Prospectors & Developers Association of Canada (PDAC) applauds the Government of Canada for taking steps to support a competitive and responsible mineral exploration and mining industry, as announced in today’s Federal Budget 2017. “A number of initiatives included in Budget 2017 are in line with PDAC’s recommendations to […]

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Liberals open to letting more private dollars pay for public services: Morneau – CP

Source: The Canadian Press Mar 23, 2017 By Jordan Press THE CANADIAN PRESS OTTAWA _ New federal government spending programs are being put to a new litmus test, Finance Minister Bill Morneau said Thursday _ whether or not they offer the potential for luring private-sector investment. Squeezed by deeper deficits, the Liberals only have so much fiscal […]

by ahnationtalk on March 24, 20177 Views

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Budget 2017: Electricity Key to Building Canada’s Low-Carbon Future – CEA

Ottawa (March 22, 2017) – In reaction to the federal budget tabled today, the Canadian Electricity Association (CEA) welcomes the government’s commitment to supporting tomorrow’s low-carbon economy and spurring innovation. “Canada’s future prosperity will be built on a foundation of clean, sustainable growth and Canada’s electricity sector operates at the nexus of economic growth and […]

by pmnationtalk on March 24, 20177 Views

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Saskatchewan Justice reviewing whether charges warranted in Husky oil spill – CP

Source: The Canadian Press Mar 23, 2017 By Jennifer Graham THE CANADIAN PRESS REGINA _ Saskatchewan’s Justice Ministry is reviewing Husky Energy’s response to alarms before a major oil spill last summer to determine whether charges are warranted. The department is also looking into a delay in shutting down the ruptured pipeline. “I am deeply concerned about […]

by ahnationtalk on March 24, 20176 Views

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Ontario and Cliffs Walk Away From One Of Richest Chromite Deposits In The World, The Ring of Fire – KWG

Mr. Michael Mantha: Or what didn’t happen. Mr. Gilles Bisson: — as my good colleague from Algoma–Manitoulin would know—we had an opportunity to develop the primary chromite deposit in the world, at a time when commodity prices were high and demand was high. It was just the perfect alignment to be able to raise the […]

by ahnationtalk on March 24, 20179 Views

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Credits: LAND SEA AIR CANADA Totem poles tell a story, the first peoples have carved them for thousands of years and continue to do so today…. 2017 footage  

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Federal budget’s new investment and cultural focus welcomed by Indigenous addictions and mental wellness advocate

Federal budget’s new investment and cultural focus welcomed by Indigenous addictions and mental wellness advocate Chatham-Kent, ON (March 24, 2017) The national voice advocating for First Nations culturally-based addictions and mental health services is welcoming the new federal budget as a positive sign of Canada’s commitment to improve Indigenous health outcomes. Carol Hopkins, executive director […]

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Media Advisory: Social Emergencies Summit Being Held in Thunder Bay

March 23, 2017 Ontario Minister of Indigenous Relations and Reconciliation David Zimmer and Indigenous leaders from Mushkegowuk Council, Grand Council Treaty # 3 and Nishnawbe Aski Nation will deliver closing remarks and be available to media at the conclusion of the Social Emergencies Summit. Date:                           Friday, March 24, 2017 Time:                           3 p.m. Location:                     Valhalla Inn […]

by pmnationtalk on March 23, 201716 Views

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First Nations need sufficient, predictable and sustained funding’: Madahbee

UOI OFFICES (Nipissing First Nation) March 23, 2017 – Anishinabek Nation Grand Council Chief Patrick Madahbee says that new fiscal relationships with First Nations are important for the federal government. “Sufficient, predictable and sustained funding is crucial for effective advocacy and participation in nation-to-nation relationships,” says Grand Chief Madahbee commenting on yesterday’s federal budget. “The […]

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NACCA Announces Gerry Huebner as Chief Strategy Officer

NACCA Announces Gerry Huebner as Chief Strategy Officer OTTAWA, March 23, 2017  – The National Aboriginal Capital Corporations Association (NACCA) is pleased to announce the appointment of Gerry Huebner as Chief Strategy Officer. Gerry graduated from Trent University in 1983 with a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration and went on to earn his Master’s Degree […]

by pmnationtalk on March 23, 201722 Views

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Natural gas pipeline agreements with First Nations – BC Gov’t

March 23, 2017 VICTORIA – The B.C. government has entered into 64 natural gas pipeline benefits agreements with 29 eligible First Nations (more than 90%) located along four proposed natural gas pipeline routes. These agreements are helping to establish long-term working relationships that include sharing benefits associated with the natural gas pipelines and providing support […]

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GN reacts to the 2017 federal budget

Iqaluit, Nunavut (March 22, 2017) – Federal Finance Minister Bill Morneau has tabled the Government of Canada’s 2017 budget plan “Building a Strong Middle Class.” “Nunavut faces unique challenges, especially related to housing and energy,” said Finance Minister Keith Peterson. “We have encouraged the federal government to invest in these areas for some time. This […]

by pmnationtalk on March 23, 201715 Views

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Social work students bring their research to the community – U Regina

March 23, 2017 There is a clear community connection with the research being done by the faculty of social work. Some graduate students will have their research showcased by community organizations in Regina and Saskatoon on Friday, March 24. In Regina, three graduate students will share their research at the United Way from 9:00 a.m. […]

by ahnationtalk on March 23, 201720 Views

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Indspire Applauds Government of Canada Commitment to Indigenous Education

OHSWEKEN, ON, March 23, 2017  – Roberta Jamieson, President and CEO of Indspire, applauds the Government of Canada’s announcement that it will invest $5 million per year for the next 5 years in Indspire’s Building Brighter Futures: Bursaries, Scholarships and Awards program. The funds will total $40 million, which includes $3 million annually for matching contributions from […]

by pmnationtalk on March 23, 201717 Views

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Half of disconnected electricity customers have been reconnected after ban: OEB – CP

Source: The Canadian Press Mar 23, 2017  TORONTO _ The Ontario Energy Board says that one month after a ban on winter electricity disconnections took effect, about half of the affected customers remain disconnected. The provincial government last month banned electricity distribution companies from disconnecting people’s electricity for non-payment during the winter. Service had to also be […]

by ahnationtalk on March 23, 201719 Views

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Federal Budget Focus on Infrastructure and Reconciliation

Released the same day as the provincial budget, today’s 2017-18 federal budget had a positive outlook with a focus on infrastructure and support to Indigenous communities. Last year, the Canadian government invested $1.9 million over five years to support key national cultural institutions.  This year, the government will increase its investment to $1.8 billion over […]

by pmnationtalk on March 23, 201712 Views

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Child intervention panel seeks real change in backlogged system – Cochrane Eagle

Mar 23, 2017 Cochrane’s MLA is part of a comprehensive review of the province’s child protection services to help streamline a system weighed down by bureaucracy. Banff-Cochrane NDP MLA Cameron Westhead is one of 11 all-party members who sits on the review panel. Dr. Peter Choate, Bruce MacLaurin and Dr. Patti LaBoucane-Benson, experts in the […]

by ahnationtalk on March 23, 201718 Views

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Indigenous Communities Get Clean Energy Boost in Budget, New Network

OTTAWA, March 23, 2017  – Indigenous communities in Canada are at the forefront of the transition to a clean energy economy, representing an investment of more than $30 billion in the past five years alone, and leaders in the Indigenous Clean Energy sector have two more reasons to celebrate this week: on Wednesday the federal […]

by pmnationtalk on March 23, 201714 Views

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Reconciliation needs ongoing effort – The Chronicle Journal

The Valhalla Inn Ballroom was filled to capacity Wednesday morning as guests settled in to hear about eliminating racial discrimination during Diversity Thunder Bay’s 11th anniversary Celebration Breakfast. The breakfast took place in conjunction with the City of Thunder Bay and the Anti-Racism and Respect Advisory Committee on the United Nations International Day for the […]

by ahnationtalk on March 23, 201715 Views

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Media Advisory – CRTC to hold a hearing in Gatineau, Quebec

WHEN: Monday, March 27, 2017 WHERE: Conference Centre, Phase IV, 140 Promenade du Portage, Outaouais room, Gatineau, Quebec TIME: 9:00 a.m. OTTAWA and GATINEAU, QC, March 23, 2017 – The Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission (CRTC) will hold a public hearing in Gatineau, Quebec from Monday, March 27, to Wednesday March 29, 2017. At this […]

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2017 Premier’s Council of Federation Literacy Award

23 March 2017 Public Service Announcement Premier Peter Taptuna is seeking nominations for the 2017 Council of Federation Literacy Award. The Council of Federation Literacy Award honours adults who support, encourage and share ways to strengthen literacy skills with others. Nominations are now open for the 2017 Nunavut award recipient. Nominate someone who has gone […]

by pmnationtalk on March 23, 201719 Views

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Air Inuit: New Collective Agreement After Two Years of Talks

Laval, March 22, 2017 – The roughly 160 pilots and flight attendants employed by Air Inuit ratified a new collective agreement that guarantees industrial peace with the air carrier until 2023. Non-monetary and monetary clauses will be enhanced in the new contract. Teamsters Local Union 1999 has represented Air Inuit workers since 1996. Negotiations, which […]

by aanationtalk on March 23, 201717 Views

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The Bank of Canada Releases Its Annual Report for 2016

23 March 2017 The Bank of Canada’s Annual Report for 2016 was tabled in the House of Commons today. The Report will be available at 12:00 (ET) on the Bank’s website. For more information, please contact Media Relations at 613-782-8782. Media Relations 613-782-8782 Ottawa, Ontario NT3

by pmnationtalk on March 23, 201716 Views

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Thursday Thinkpiece: McMahon on the Excruciatingly Gradual Civilization of Canada’s Legal System – Slaw.ca

Each Thursday we present a significant excerpt, usually from a recently published book or journal article. In every case the proper permissions have been obtained. If you are a publisher who would like to participate in this feature, please let us know via the site’s contact form. Why Did It Take So Long for Indian […]

by ahnationtalk on March 23, 201721 Views

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CSIF and imagineNATIVE 4th Annual Mentorship Program: Call For Applicants in Alberta

Make a short film for imagineNATIVE 2017! Application Deadline: Monday, April 3 by 5:00pm Are you an emerging Indigenous media artist living in Alberta? Do you have a great idea for a 5-minute short film? Explore filmmaking through the Calgary Society of Independent Filmmakers’ workshops, equipment and facilities. Shoot and edit your ideas to film, […]

by pmnationtalk on March 23, 201717 Views

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Deadline Extended For First Nations Art Submissions – Woodland Cultural Centre

The deadline has been extended for First Nations Art 2017 submissions to APRIL 14 BY 4:00PM! Be sure to get your submissions in to be a part of the longest running annual exhibition in Canada. For more details on how to submit your works, please visit: http://woodlandculturalcentre.ca/call-for-entry-be-a-part-of-first-nations-art-2017/. NT5

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On the road to a solid career: Aboriginal students learn road-building skills

March  25, 2017 CAMPBELL RIVER – The Province is providing $95,000 so 10 Aboriginal students in the Campbell River-area can learn the skills needed for employment in the British Columbia road building and forestry machinery sector. The program is being delivered through a partnership with Nanwakolas Council and Vancouver Island University (VIU). Participants will complete […]

by pmnationtalk on March 23, 201715 Views

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A Blueprint For Fixing Post-Secondary Education – The Tyee

Finland offers lessons on making education work for students, staff and country. Canadian post-secondary education can’t continue on the same path it has followed for the last 25 years or so. As a new report from the Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives points out, just in the past 15 years college tuition has doubled, university […]

by ahnationtalk on March 23, 201714 Views

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$7 billion for child care, and other takeaways from Trudeau’s ‘woman-friendly’ budget – Chatelaine

The 2017 budget includes more flexibility around parental leave and $100 million aimed at getting a national strategy that prevents gender-based violence off the ground. In the past few weeks, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s government emphasized that the 2017 budget would have a focus on women. From a huge investment in child care to funds […]

by ahnationtalk on March 23, 201713 Views

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Lucy Lafferty Receives Wise Woman Award

March 23, 2017 Since 1992 the Status of Women Council Northwest Territories (NWT) has presented the Wise Women Award to recipients, who are role models, who demonstrate wisdom, perseverance and dedication while standing up for women, children and families in our communities. They strive to make the North a better place to live, work and […]

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Federal budget: ‘How much is coming to Victoria?’ – Times Colonist

March 23, 2017 The federal government will create a $11.2-billion national housing strategy over the next decade, but critics say those who are struggling to find housing won’t see any of that money for years. In tabling his 2017 budget on Wednesday, Finance Minister Bill Morneau touted the housing spending as the “largest single commitment […]

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Refugees, reconciliation focus of spring break activities at Museum

Free admission all week for children 12 and under Winnipeg – March 23, 2017 – Young visitors will connect with Canada 150 themes of reconciliation, diversity and inclusion during spring break at the Canadian Museum for Human Rights (CMHR), through art projects, storytelling, music and crafts. Children aged 12 and under get free admission from […]

by pmnationtalk on March 23, 201711 Views

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Anishinabek Educational Institute open house this Friday – BayToday.ca

‘We have smaller classes at the Anishinabek Educational Institute’ Everyone is welcome to attend the Anishinabek Educational Institute open house this Friday to see what the higher learning institute has to offer. “We have smaller classes at the Anishinabek Educational Institute,” says Director Murray Waboose. “We have one on one tutoring, and offer blended delivery […]

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The Aboriginal Tourism Association of Canada applauds tourism announcements in Federal Budget 2017

March 22, 2017, Coast Salish Territories (Vancouver, BC) – The Aboriginal Tourism Association of Canada (ATAC) applauds the support and sustainable funding announcements for tourism in Federal Budget 2017. As a part of today’s budget announcements, the government will invest $8.6 million in funding over four years starting 2017-18 through the department of Indigenous and […]

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Policy, not words, needed to help First Nations – Medicine Hat News

March 23, 2017 Re: “Comments on residential schools were a slap in the face,” March 14 What a wonderful editorial comparing the Holocaust to Canada’s residential schools! I guess I already knew that exterminating over 6 million Jews was a major bad thing. What never crossed my mind until today was to compare that with […]

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CMA: Federal Budget Promises 1,600 New Jobs for Youth

OTTAWA, March 22, 2017 – In a cautious budget considered by some as a “no new-spending budget,” the heritage sector may be one of the few recipients of good news. The Canadian Museums Association (CMA) is pleased with the announcement of an increase over the next three years to the Young Canada Works (YCW) program, […]

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FSIN: Federal Budget could Have A Positive Impact if Funding Doesn’t Get Held Up in the Bureaucracy

(Treaty 6 Territory, Saskatoon, SK) — The Federation of Sovereign Indigenous Nations Executive are optimistic about the the 2017 federal budget’s investments in First Nations education, health, justice and infrastructure. These investments could help to narrow the gap between First Nations and the rest of Canada if the funding flows efficiently and effectively out to […]

by pmnationtalk on March 23, 201717 Views

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MP Charlie Angus fears new money for Indigenous communities will have trouble getting ‘out the door’ – CBC

Meanwhile, Sudbury Liberal MP calls new investment towards Indigenous communities a ‘priority’ Mar 23, 2017 The federal government vows to spend $3.4 billion over five years on the critical needs of Indigenous communities, but there are doubts over whether all that money will come through. “It’s a good promise,” Timmins-James Bay MP Charlie Angus said. […]

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More Tickets Available! JUNO Songwriters’ Circle, hosted by Bruce Cockburn, moves to larger Southam Hall, National Arts Centre

Friday, March 24, at 10am Toronto, ON – The Canadian Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences (CARAS) announced today that due to a booking conflict, JUNO Songwriters’ Circle co-presented by SOCAN & Yamaha Canada Music in association with the Canadian Music Publishers Association (CMPA), will now take place in Southam Hall at the National Arts […]

by pmnationtalk on March 23, 201716 Views

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WAG Announces Indigenous Advisory Circle

Winnipeg, Manitoba, March 23, 2017:  The Winnipeg Art Gallery is pleased to announce Dr. Julie Nagam and Dr. Heather Igloliorte as co-chairs of the newly formed Indigenous Advisory Circle. The Circle will give voice to Indigenous people (Inuit, First Nations and Métis), and provide leadership and counsel in the development and planning of related WAG […]

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Fraying at the edges – The Coast

Former member say that in its effort to plan for the future, the AIDS Coalition of Nova Scotia is forgetting about the HIV-positive people it’s supposed to serve. There were more people at the zombie walk last year than the AIDS walk. Dressed in tattered costumes and gruesome make-up, over 100 people shambled around the […]

by ahnationtalk on March 23, 201711 Views

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SSHRC-funded project to help ensure Indigenous communities are equal partners in research – McMaster Daily News

March 22, 2017 Two McMaster researchers have been awarded funding from the federal government’s Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC) for a project aimed at identifying the resources Indigenous peoples need to be equal partners and leaders in social science research within their own communities. Michelle Dion, Associate Professor, Political Science and Chelsea Gabel, […]

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Carleton Applauds Federal Government’s Innovation and Skills Investment

March 22, 2017 Carleton University praised the federal government’s commitment in today’s budget to innovation, skills development, research and support for students. “These commitments continue a welcome focus on the importance of evidence-based research that helps solve pressing challenges in Canada and around the world,” said Rafik Goubran, acting vice-president (Research and International). “The future […]

by ahnationtalk on March 23, 201712 Views

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APPA Notice of Meeting March 28 & March 29, 2017

March 28, 2017 9:00 AM Study on the new relationship between Canada and First Nations, Inuit and Métis peoples J.R. (Jim) Miller, Professor Emeritus of History, University of Saskatchewan (As an Individual) Room 160-S, Centre Block March 29, 2017 6:45 PM Study on the new relationship between Canada and First Nations, Inuit and Métis peoples John Morrisseau, Member of […]

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Provincial budget cut “will neither define us nor diminish us,” University of Saskatchewan president says

SASKATOON — University of Saskatchewan President Peter Stoicheff expressed deep concern over the 5.6 per cent budget cut to the university in the 2017-18 provincial budget announced today, but affirmed the U of S is committed to serving the people of the province in ways that continue to promote economic growth and a better quality […]

by ahnationtalk on March 23, 201715 Views

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Lakritz: NDP have a big budget, but they’re fixing what’s wrong with Alberta – Calgary Herald

March 23, 2017 “Orange is the New Broke.” That was the meme circulating on social media after the NDP brought down its budget last week. Go ahead. Condemn the NDP for cleaning up the mess created by the 44-year Tory dynasty. Condemn the Notley government for believing it’s far better to have a fiscal deficit […]

by ahnationtalk on March 23, 20179 Views

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