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Speaking Notes for the Honourable Carolyn Bennett, Minister of Indigenous and Northern Affairs at the United Nations Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues 16th Session: Opening Ceremony

From Indigenous and Northern Affairs Canada United Nations Headquarters, General Assembly Hall New York, New York April 24, 2017 Check Against Delivery Distinguished guests and colleagues, ladies and gentlemen, and particularly the leaders of Indigenous governments, it’s an honour to join you today on the traditional territory of the Lenape people and to honour all […]

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Government of Canada releases first Interim Report on Medical Assistance in Dying

Report provides update on first six months of implementing medically assisted dying in Canada April 26, 2017 Ottawa, ON Health Canada The federal government recognizes that, for all Canadians, medical assistance in dying is a difficult and deeply personal issue. It is important to defend people’s choices and freedoms in a way that protects the […]

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The new Shreela & Kash documentary release, SPIRITS, brings Aboriginal and Hindu people together for a historical first gathering around a sacred fire on May 7, 2017 @ 1pm at the Hindu Cultural Centre in Edmonton

EDMONTON, April 26, 2017 – The SPIRITS screening forms a backdrop to an inter-generational experience open to the public to witness the common spiritual practices of Hindu and Aboriginal people in Edmonton facilitated by the Vedanta Society of Edmonton, Hindu Society of Alberta and the Kohkoms Kisewatisiwin Society, where children will perform a fire ritual […]

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Drugs and gangs ‘killing our youth’: principal says after violent death – CP

Source: The Canadian Press Apr 26, 2017  SAGKEENG FIRST NATION, Man. _ A First Nations community northeast of Winnipeg is reeling following the killing of a high-school student and the arrest of two younger teens. RCMP have not identified the 19-year-old found dead near a home on the Sagkeeng First Nation Sunday night, and say two girls […]

by ahnationtalk on April 26, 201731 Views

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Second 2016 Census of Population release: Age, sex, and type of dwelling

OTTAWA, April 26, 2017 – Next week, Statistics Canada will turn its focus toward who Canadians are, and the places they call home. As Canada continues to mark its 150th anniversary, the agency will release the second installment of its year-long census story of our country and its people. Data on age, sex and types of […]

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Law society discovers ‘systemic weaknesses’ in protecting Indigenous people from unscrupulous lawyers – CBC

Hearings for lawyer accused of mishandling residential school claims reveal regulatory flaws Apr 26, 2017 The Law Society of Upper Canada is reviewing its approach to handling complaints from Indigenous people who say they have been misrepresented by lawyers. A recent case involving a lawyer from Kenora, Ont., “exposed serious systemic issues” in the law […]

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Rampant, environmentally unmonitored placer mining threatens Fraser River and salmon stocks

April 25, 2017 Williams Lake, BC Placer mining is a hidden danger that is polluting the Fraser River, and could be playing a part in diminishing salmon runs, new research shows. Most industries that impact salmon are closely regulated, but placer mining is the exception. The Fair Mining Collaborative (FMC) conducted a deep dive of government […]

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Alberta Mounties asking for info on drive by shooting that hit sleeping woman – CP

Source: The Canadian Press Apr 26, 2017 MASKWACIS, Alta. _ Police are investigating after a woman sleeping in her bed was shot in a drive-by shooting. Mounties say several gunshots were fired at a home on the Samson Cree First Nation south of Edmonton around 5:17 a.m. on Monday. RCMP say there were several bullet holes in […]

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Experts to advise Kamloops, B.C. on proposed mine’s potential health effects – CP

Source: The Canadian Press Apr 26, 2017  By Andrea Klassen, Kamloops This Week THE CANADIAN PRESS KAMLOOPS, B.C. _ Councillors in Kamloops, B.C., have called on experts to advise them on any health effects of a controversial gold and copper mine proposed for the outskirts of the city. Council voted unanimously to invite regional medical health officer […]

by ahnationtalk on April 26, 201732 Views

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Investing in New Equipment for Opera Company in St. John’s

April 26, 2017 – St. John’s – Canadian Heritage Nick Whalen, Member of Parliament (St. John’s East), today announced funding of $239,000 for Opera on the Avalon through the Canada Cultural Spaces Fund. Mr. Whalen made this announcement on behalf of the Honourable Mélanie Joly, Minister of Canadian Heritage. The funding will enable Opera on […]

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Moose Cree FN: Craft Purchase Days & Seeking Goose Donations for Food Study

April 25, 2017 The Lands and Resources department is conducting a traditional food study and requires one plucked goose from each hunting camp in the homelands. Read More. NT5

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National Inuit youth organization looks for its next president – NunatsiaqOnline

Candidates have until May 17 to apply April 26, 2017 The National Inuit Youth Council president, Maatalii Okalik, says she won’t seek another term as president, a position that’s up for election again later this year. This week, the NIYC opened a call for nominations of candidates for the unpaid volunteer position, with a deadline […]

by ahnationtalk on April 26, 201729 Views

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Okanagan Nation Alliance: National Inquiry into Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women & Girls Extends Deadline for Funding Applications

April 24th, 2017 The National Inquiry has extended the deadline for receiving Standing Applications and applications for funding related to standing to Monday May 1, 2017, at 5:00 pm Pacific Daylight Time. The National Inquiry into Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls is now accepting applications for standing from interested parties. There is also […]

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Three helicopters, 70 people search for four missing hunters in northern Alberta – CP

Source: The Canadian Press Apr 26, 2017  FORT CHIPEWYAN, Alta. _ A search for four hunters missing in the remote northeastern Alberta wilderness is ramping up with three helicopters and more than 70 people. RCMP say the hunters left Fort Chipewyan on Sunday night in a boat on the Rocher River. The boat was found in the […]

by ahnationtalk on April 26, 201726 Views

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NAC Announces 2 Gifts Totalling $3.5 million from John and Jennifer Ruddy, and the Late Jenepher Hooper

April 25, 2017 The National Arts Centre Foundation today announced two gifts totalling $3.5 million in support of creation and education from donors with a deep relationship with the National Arts Centre: John and Jennifer Ruddy, and the late Jenepher Hooper. JOHN AND JENNIFER RUDDY GIFT The first gift is from John and Jennifer Ruddy […]

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Friends and family of teen who died in Orléans fire shocked by her death – CBC

16-year-old Courtney Scott was found dead inside her foster home Friday Apr 26, 2017 Friends and family of the teen who died in a house fire in Orléans say they are shocked and saddened by her death. Courtney Scott’s body was discovered in her foster home Friday afternoon after Ottawa fire crews were called to […]

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Kayak Challenge Finalist for Top Festivals – City of Timmins

April 24, 2017 – The City of Timmins is relying on its residents’ support to help The Great Canadian Kayak Challenge & Festival gain bragging rights as the Top Festival and Event in Attractions Ontario’s 2017 Ontario’s Choice Awards. The Great Canadian Kayak Challenge & Festival is amongst seven Top Festivals and Events selected in […]

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At UN, Inuit leader praises Canada for support of Indigenous declaration – NunatsiaqOnline

April 26, 2017 “An important step towards real change” Speaking at the United Nations headquarters in New York City, Okalik Eegeesiak, the president of the Inuit Circumpolar Council, heaped big praise on Canada April 25 for its “unequivocal” support of the UN Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples. Eegeesiak followed Bolivia’s president, Evo Morales, […]

by ahnationtalk on April 26, 201723 Views

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204 Unlocked – Manitoba Music

April 25, 2017 Aspiring Music Industry Professionals Curate Showcase May 10 at The Park Theatre & Streaming Playlist Featuring Up-and-Coming Manitoba Talent Mentorship and real-world experience is a critical stage for anyone exploring a career in the music business, whether you’re a musician, an aspiring producer, or have dreams of running your own indie label or […]

by pmnationtalk on April 26, 201715 Views

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Children’s Rights and Child Welfare in Ontario – Rightsofchildren.ca

April 24, 2017 Bill 89 in Ontario, if adopted, will give the rights of children priority in child welfare and children’s services in the province. It will provide a good example of taking children’s rights seriously in legislation that affects them. It refers to the Convention on the Rights of the Child in the preamble, […]

by ahnationtalk on April 26, 201726 Views

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The Stanley Cup(R) and Hockey Stars to Arrive in Eight Communities in Nunavut

Scotiabank, Canadian Tire Jumpstart Charities, the NHL®, Project North and First Air are delivering 150 bags of new hockey equipment. Juno Award winning singer – songwriter Susan Aglukark to perform in Taloyoak. Scotiabank and Rumie to donate 150 educational tablets to young people. IQALUIT, April 24, 2017 – Scotiabank, Canadian Tire Jumpstart Charities, the NHL®, Project […]

by pmnationtalk on April 26, 201725 Views

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Video linked to Serena McKay homicide needs to be pulled off Facebook, chief says – CBC

2 teenage girls from Sagkeeng First Nation charged with 2nd-degree murder in McKay’s death Apr 26, 2017 The chief of Manitoba’s Sagkeeng First Nation wants the video of a vicious attack on a young woman — some say the same woman later found dead in the community — pulled off Facebook. The body of the […]

by ahnationtalk on April 26, 201729 Views

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National award celebrates accomplishments in patient-oriented research – The Ring

April 24, 2017 Being praised by community research partners as a “game changer” might be all the confirmation a researcher needs to know her work is having a vital impact on the community. But a national award from the Canadian Institutes for Health Research (CIHR) makes for pretty great affirmation, too, as does the $100,000 […]

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Arts and culture key to building belonging, but more resources needed to improve quality of arts facilities and programs, highlights new national Vital Signs report

April 25, 2017 (OTTAWA, ON) – A new national report, released today by Community Foundations of Canada in partnership with the Canadian Arts Presenting Association, is shining a spotlight on the power of the arts to build a greater sense of belonging to our communities, to our country and to each other. Vital Signs: Arts […]

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Côté Gold project back on track – Northern Ontario Business

In 2013, IAMGOLD held out a lot of promise for its Côté Gold project near Gogama, acquired a year earlier from Trelawney Mining. But then the price of gold dropped, and the project was put on the backburner. “As with most mining companies, we just tried to survive,” said Steve Woolfenden, IAMGOLD’s director of environment, […]

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Surrey’s UrbanScreen Wins National New Media Award

April 10, 2017 On April 7, 2017, Surrey Art Gallery received an Award of Outstanding Achievement in the New Media category for its UrbanScreen programming at the Canadian Museums Association (CMA) 2017 National Conference in Ottawa. The CMA annually honours museums in Canada that demonstrate excellence in the areas of new media, conservation, education, exhibitions, […]

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Family of Whitehorse homicide victim ‘overwhelmed’ by community support – CBC

Relatives remember Sarah Mcintosh as kind and lovable, with ‘never anything bad to say about anyone’ Apr 26, 2017 Relatives of one of the women killed last week in Whitehorse say they’re “overwhelmed” by the support they’ve received from the community. “There’s been such an outpour of donations and love, and we thank everybody for […]

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Tribal Council Continues Support of Ohero:kon Rites of Passage

April 25, 2017 AKWESASNE – On Onerahtókha/April 5, 2017, the Saint Regis Mohawk Tribal Council provided its third annual donation of $20,000 from the Community Partnership Fund to support this year’s Ohero:kon Rites of Passage. The contribution represents the Tribe’s ongoing efforts to help strengthen Mohawk culture and identity, which is a universal principle identified […]

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CBE Traditional Pow Wow: Celebrating success for all students in the spirit of reconciliation

​Everyone is welcome to attend our Traditional Pow Wow. Friday, May 5, 2017 at 6 p.m. Grand Entry Crescent Heights High School, 1019 -1 St. N.W. Dance registration from 3:30 – 6 p.m. Registered dancers will receive honorariums. Please come early – limited space in each category First five registered drum groups will receive honorariums […]

by pmnationtalk on April 26, 201722 Views

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Nunavut airfield nominated for engineering history honour – NunatsiaqOnline

April 26, 2017 “Instrumental in shaping Canada’s North and the present day Nunavut territory” A group of engineers want to recognize Iqaluit’s airfield for the trailblazing ingenuity required to build it and its lasting impact on history and on northern infrastructure, in a government-backed pitch to label the airport as a historic site. The Cold […]

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Statement – Extreme measure to move caribou herd to the zoo shows scale of crisis in Quebec’s forests

Environmental groups respond to the Québec government’s decision to move the Val-d’Or caribou to the Saint-Félicien zoo 24 April 2017 (MONTRÉAL) — Greenpeace, l’Action boréale and the David Suzuki Foundation are dumbfounded by the Québec government’s decision to relocate the last few woodland caribou from Québec’s Val-d’Or region to a zoo 400 kilometres away. This […]

by pmnationtalk on April 26, 201719 Views

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The tenth anniversary of the adoption of the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples. Statement by Victoria Tauli-Corpuz

Statement by Victoria Tauli Corpuz, Special Rapporteur on the rights of indigenous peoples 25 April 2017, New York Honorable President of the General Assembly, Mr. Secretary General of the United Nations, President Morales, Honorable Mr. Gilmour, Madame Chairperson of the Permanent Forum, Chairperson of the Expert Mechanism on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples, Excellencies, indigenous […]

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A snapshot from the Cultural Knowledge Through Generations workshops – MNO

On February 17, 24, 28 and March 1, 7, 2017, the Métis Nation of Ontario (MNO) Community Support Services Program along with the MNO Family Wellbeing Program in Windsor organized a series of workshops based on the theme of cultural knowledge through generations. These series of five events engaged all ages in sharing their unique […]

by ahnationtalk on April 26, 201723 Views

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Crown land deal on hold pending First Nations consultations – CBC

10-year lease to manage western Crown lands unlikely to be signed until after election Apr 26, 2017 A pending long-term lease for management of some Nova Scotia Crown lands by a consortium of mills is delayed as the provincial government continues consultations with First Nations leaders. WestFor, an organization comprised of 13 mills, has been […]

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Doctors ignoring McMaster guidelines on opioid abuse – TheRecord.com

TORONTO — Canada is in the midst of an epidemic of opioid use and abuse — involving both prescription and illicit forms of the potent narcotics — that shows no signs of abating and has led to an explosion of fatal overdoses. So pervasive is the problem that it has become part of the Canadian […]

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International Indigenous HIV & AIDS Community Organization Launched at United Nations Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues 2017

VANCOUVER, April 25, 2017 – The Canadian Aboriginal AIDS Network (CAAN), International Indigenous Working Group on HIV and AIDS (IIWGHA), and The Māori, Indigenous & South Pacific HIV & AIDS Foundation (INA) are proud to announce the formation of a new HIV & AIDS Non-Governmental Organization, the International Indigenous HIV & AIDS Community (IIHAC). The […]

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Burns Lake women empowered by writing – Burns Lake District News

Burns Lake posted Apr 26, 2017 at 6:00 AM Two Burns Lake women who work at the Lakes District campus of the College of New Caledonia (CNC) have been using their writing skills to keep memories alive and educate people. Lynn Synotte, responsible for marketing, recruitment and program linkages at CNC, will have a short story […]

by pmnationtalk on April 26, 201719 Views

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Opinion: Fracking is bad health policy – Montreal Gazette

April 26, 2017 Concerns about the health effects of ‘fracking’ — formally called hydraulic fracturing — are high, and Maryland has just become the third U.S. state to ban the practice. Yet here in B.C., LNG produced by liquefying fracked gas continues to be a priority for Liberal Leader Christy Clark, even though we know very little about […]

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Seneca to receive more than $3.4 million for 50th anniversary legacy projects

Legacy projects to include new First Peoples@Seneca space TORONTO, April 25, 2017 – Seneca will use $3,443,600 in funding from the Government of Ontario to create a new Indigenous student space; revitalize the School of Aviation’s fleet of aircraft; reimagine the journalism program’s TV studio; and expand a laptop and tablet loaning program for students. […]

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Advocate for Children and Youth Tables 2016 Annual Report

SASKATOON – Corey O’Soup, Advocate for Children and Youth, tabled his first Annual Report in the Legislative Assembly today. The report reflects the work of his predecessor, Bob Pringle, to October 31, 2016 and highlights Mr. O’Soup’s vision and priorities for his upcoming term that commenced on November 1, 2016. “As a First Nations person […]

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New grants aimed at boosting female entrepreneurs in Alberta – Edmonton Journal

April 26, 2017 The province unveiled new grants Tuesday to help Alberta women overcome some of the unique hurdles they experience with community projects and entrepreneurship. The $1.5 million in grants will be handed out to 34 projects that boost “women’s safety, economic security and leadership.” The grants run from as little as $3,000 up to […]

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ITK Releases Discussion Paper On Implementing The UN Declaration On The Rights Of Indigenous Peoples Through Legislation

Inuit Tapiriit Kanatami released a discussion paper today on why the Canadian government should implement the UN Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples (UNDRIP) through comprehensive national legislation. The discussion paper builds on recommendations made by ITK in our January 2017 position paper on implementing the UN Declaration in Canada. It outlines the importance […]

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RCMP statement on homicides in Whitehorse in April 2017

April 25, 2017 Whitehorse, Yukon Statement delivered by Inspector Archie Thompson, Whitehorse RCMP Detachment Commander. I’d like to begin today by expressing my deepest condolences to the families and friends of Ms. Wendy Carlick and Ms. Sarah MacIntosh, as well as Mr. Greg Dawson. Thank you for your understanding and cooperation during this difficult time, […]

by pmnationtalk on April 26, 201726 Views

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Call for applications for QIA’s John Amagoalik Scholarship 2017-2018

Iqaluit, Nunavut – April 26, 2017 – The Qikiqtani Inuit Association (QIA) is accepting applications for the 2017-2018 John Amagoalik Scholarship which honours the efforts of John Amagoalik towards the betterment of Inuit in Nunavut. “The scholarship was a big help to me,” says Neoma Cox, last year’s scholarship recipient. Cox is now a second […]

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Law Society concludes case regarding Kenora lawyer who represented Residential School Survivors

Toronto ON: The Law Society of Upper Canada today concluded the ongoing conduct case involving Kenora-area lawyer Douglas Keshen. The resolution was arrived at by mutual agreement between the Law Society and Mr. Keshen, after the Law Society reassessed its case. The Law Society Tribunal agreed and accepted the parties’ proposal. The conduct matter arose from […]

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Reminder – Geoscience BC scholarship – 1 week to go!

here is just one week until the Geoscience BC Scholarship application deadline! Geoscience BC provides up to ten $5,000 awards for MSc or PhD students working on a BC-based mineral or energy exploration/development thesis. Please share this information with your students and colleagues. A poster that you can print is available here. You can also […]

by ahnationtalk on April 26, 201717 Views

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The Road Forward: an innovative documentary explores Indigenous activism through songs – CBC Radio

April 26, 2017 The Road Forward is part documentary and part musical. That means you learn about pivotal moments in Indigenous history through gorgeous ballads and song stories. Marie Clements wrote and directed this new musical documentary, which premieres at the Hot Docs Canadian International Documentary Festival in Toronto this Sunday. Clements says the idea […]

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Teck Doubles Dividend and Announces Dividend Policy

Vancouver, BC – Teck Resources Limited (“Teck”, TSX: TECK.A and TECK.B, NYSE: TECK) announced today that Teck’s Board of Directors has established a new dividend policy, and in accordance with that policy Teck will pay on June 30, 2017 an initial eligible dividend of $0.10 per share on its outstanding Class A common shares and […]

by ahnationtalk on April 26, 201716 Views

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Red Pine Exploration Inc. Announces Shares for Debt Transaction

Toronto, Ontario – April 26, 2017 – Red Pine Exploration Inc. (TSX-V: RPX) (“Red Pine” or “the Company”) has agreed to settle certain obligations (the “Debt”) its wholly-owned subsidiary, Augustine Ventures Inc. (“Augustine”), has incurred to the directors of Augustine, with the issuance of common shares of the Company (the “Common Shares”). Effective April 25, […]

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Open Media: Ahead of unveiling of FCC plans to scrap Net Neutrality, Congress urged to hold oversight hearings into FCC Chair Ajit Pai’s proposals

House and Senate leaders warned about the loss of Net Neutrality as Pai is widely expected to announce plans to dismantle common carriage safeguards this week April 26, 2017 – Leaders in Congress are being urged to hold oversight hearings into attempts by Federal Communications Commission (FCC) chairman Ajit Pai to undo Net Neutrality safeguards […]

by pmnationtalk on April 26, 201712 Views

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