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Call for nominations: Nunavut Joint Planning and Management Committee for Territorial Parks

17 September 2019 The Government of Nunavut (GN) is now accepting nominations for an appointment to the Nunavut Joint Planning and Management Committee for Territorial Parks (NJPMC). The NJPMC provides advice and recommendations to the GN on the planning, establishment, operation and management of territorial parks in Nunavut. Interested individuals should have demonstrated knowledge, interest […]

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AMC holds town hall forum with federal party representatives

Treaty One Territory, MB. _ The Assembly of Manitoba Chiefs (AMC) hosted a town hall event on Monday with federal political candidates providing a platform to discuss how First Nation issues will be addressed in the October 21 election. First Nations citizens had the opportunity to submit questions online and ask questions to candidates face-to-face […]

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Canada Election: Maxime Bernier launches federal election campaign

Credits: Global News People’s Party of Canada Leader Maxime Bernier said his party is “putting Canadian’s first” at his party’s campaign launch event on Wednesday as the 2019 Federal Election gets underway.  

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Government Releases Annual Financial Report

September 17, 2019 – Ottawa, Ontario – Department of Finance Canada The Department of Finance Canada today released the Annual Financial Report of the Government of Canada for 2018–19. The report provides an overview of the Government’s financial results for the fiscal year ended March 31, 2019. The report also includes the condensed consolidated financial statements of […]

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New contractor working to complete Neskantaga water treatment plant – CBC

Chief Chris Moonias says Razar Contracting Services Ltd., now finishing the plant Sep 17, 2019 The chief of Neskantaga First Nation says a new contractor has been secured and is completing work on a long-anticipated water treatment plant for the northwestern Ontario community that is designed to end the country’s longest continuous boil water advisory. […]

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Ailing Nunavut senator remains “alert and in good spirits” – Nunatsiaq News

17 September, 2019 “His wife, Evelyn, is by his side and they continue to remain positive” Nunavut Senator Dennis Patterson, 70, who has been hospitalized in Ottawa since last Thursday, remains “alert and in good spirits,” Patterson’s director of parliamentary affairs, Claudine Santos, told Nunatsiaq News on Sept. 16. “His wife, Evelyn, is by his […]

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Federal Electoral Ridings in Ontario, British Columbia Hardest Hit by Canada’s Rental Housing Affordability Crisis

Data Paints Troubling Picture Across Key Electoral Districts and Demographic Groups Ahead of October Election Demonstrating Need for Immediate Action TORONTO, ONTARIO (September 17, 2019) – As voters prepare to go to the polls, data from the Canadian Rental Housing Index finds Canada’s worsening rental housing affordability crisis is impacting Ontario and British Columbia electoral districts […]

by pnationtalk on September 17, 201983 Views

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City of Saskatoon: City seeks new members from across diverse communities: 2020 Boards, Committees and Commissions

Volunteer and share your talents and passion to help make a difference in Saskatoon! The City of Saskatoon is now promoting its Call for Applications campaign for 2020. We are seeking new members from across our diverse communities to join one of the City’s Boards, Committees or Commissions. In addition to general citizen representation, we are looking for applicants interested in […]

by pnationtalk on September 17, 201972 Views

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Grand Chief of Treaty #3 says Canada must compensate First Nations families impacted by ‘broken’ child welfare system

September 17, 2019 KENORA, ON — Ogichidaa Francis Kavanaugh, Grand Chief of Treaty #3 says it’s about time that Canada owned up to its responsibilities and compensate First Nations children and their families impacted by the on-reserve child welfare system. “For the longest time the federal government fought us on this knowing full well that […]

by pnationtalk on September 17, 201963 Views

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Indigenous voters can hear what Yk-area MLA candidiates have to say about issues affecting them at Dene Nahjo election forum – CKLB

Indigenous voters in Yellowknife will have a chance to hear what candidates for MLA in the city have to say about issues affecting them at the upcoming Dene Nahjo Election Forum. According to organizer Dëneze Nakehk’o this important forum will be will be an Indigenous led political discussion highlighting land, language and culture. The Yellowknife […]

by ahnationtalk on September 17, 201989 Views

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David Qamaniq wins Tununiq byelection – CBC

Qamaniq was one of 2 running in the byelection, after the death of Joe Enook in March Sep 16, 2019 Voters in Pond Inlet, Nunavut, elected David Qamaniq as their new MLA in a byelection Monday. Qamaniq defeated Charlie Inuaraq by 11 votes, according to Elections Nunavut. Both are former mayors of the community. Qamaniq […]

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FNTC: Proposed Amendments to the First Nations Taxation Enforcement Regulations – Net Newsledger

September 17, 2019 OTTAWA – Manny Jules, Chief Commissioner, FNTC says, “In Canada, over 30% of First Nations have property tax powers and are responding to community needs and providing local services to thousands of property taxpayers. The First Nations Tax Commission (FNTC) is a shared-governance First Nation public institution that supports First Nation taxation […]

by ahnationtalk on September 17, 201946 Views

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Indigenous issues in the federal election – CityNews Winnipeg

Clean drinking water, bringing back the transparency act, and livable land are all topics on the mind of indigenous voters in Winnipeg. Mike Albanese has more. Read More: https://winnipeg.citynews.ca/video/2019/09/16/indigenous-issues-in-the-federal-election/

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AMC condemns Andrew Scheer’s racist and insensitive comments in recent debate

Treaty One Territory, MB. _ Grand Chief Arlen Dumas and the Assembly of Manitoba Chiefs (AMC) are outraged at Progressive Conservative Andrew Scheer’s disrespectful use of the words “hold hostage” when discussing Indigenous peoples and the implementation of United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples (UNDRIP) in a recent debate of federal party […]

by ahnationtalk on September 17, 201952 Views

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Inuit leaders discuss national priorities at ITK’s annual general meeting – Nunatsiaq News

16 September, 2019 Leaders from all four regions discuss future of Inuit Nunangat RANKIN INLET—Inuit leaders from all four regions met in Rankin Inlet last week to discuss national Inuit priorities as part of Inuit Tapiriit Kanatami’s annual general meeting. The delegation packed a room in Mary Our Mother church from Sept. 11 to 12. […]

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Media Advisory: Press conference with Chief Electoral Officer Stéphane Perrault on the 2019 federal election

Gatineau, Monday, September 16, 2019 — The 43rd federal general election is currently underway. Chief Electoral Officer Stéphane Perrault will be holding a press conference to talk about Elections Canada’s services to electors for this election. He will give opening remarks, then the floor will be open for questions from the media. Schedule Date: Tuesday, September 17, […]

by ahnationtalk on September 16, 201935 Views

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NU Government: Declaration of Candidacy for Municipal Elections ends on September 27, 2019

Elections for mayors and municipal councillors in all of Nunavut’s 25 communities will take place on October 28, 2019. Under the new Nunavut Elections Act, all candidates must declare themselves to stand in the elections. Nominations of candidates by others will not be accepted. Candidates can run for the role of either mayor or councillor, […]

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Reminders on Registering for the Federal Election

Electors can register, check, or update their voter information online News Release Gatineau, Monday, September 16, 2019 To vote in the federal election, eligible electors must be registered at their current address. Elections Canada will mail a voter information card to all registered electors. The vast majority of electors is already correctly registered and will receive a […]

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The man from Irving – National Observer

First in a three-part series about Premier Blaine Higgs, the Irvings and the politics of New Brunswick. The IJack Technologies Inc. plant — which makes equipment for the oil and gas industry — stands on a lonely highway in the big-sky prairies of southeastern Saskatchewan, just up the road from Moosomin, population 2,500. This remote […]

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Premier meeting with Innu leadership over MHA’s racist remarks – APTN News

September 16, 2019 Newfoundland and Labrador Premier Dwight Ball is meeting with Innu leadership in Labrador today in the wake of a political scandal in that province involving a cabinet minister caught making racist comments about the Innu. APTN News has learned that Ball, who is also the province’s self-appointed Minister of Intergovernmental and Indigenous […]

by ahnationtalk on September 16, 201936 Views

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Federal Northern plan drops – Northern News Services

Incumbent Liberal NWT MP Michael McLeod says the Liberal government’s new Northern policy plan is a living document, made collaboratively, that provides the tools for quick action if his party is re-elected to lead. His NDP and Green competitors in the riding say it’s too little, too late. News/North did not hear back from Conservative […]

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Meet the 3 Indigenous candidates in Atlantic Canada running in the Oct. 21 federal election – Kukukwes.com

Three Indigenous people in Atlantic Canada are running in the Oct. 21 federal election. One candidate is seeking re-election while the other two are running for the first time. In Newfoundland and Labrador, Liberal candidate Yvonne Jones, who is of Inuit descent, is seeking re-election in the riding of Labrador. Noel Joe, who is Mi’kmaq, […]

by ahnationtalk on September 16, 201968 Views

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Grand Council Treaty #3 Launches Federal Election Vote Campaign

September 13, 2019 Kenora, ON — Grand Council #3 is excited to announce the launch of the Federal Election Vote Campaign that will increase Indigenous voter turnout, which could affect the overall outcome in the regional ridings in the October 21st Federal Election. “Now more than ever, it is vital that First Nation peoples use […]

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Media Advisory: Minister of Municipal Affairs and Housing to Make an Announcement

September 13, 2019 Steve Clark, Minister of Municipal Affairs and Housing, and Vic Fedeli, Minister of Economic Development, Job Creation and Trade and MPP for Nipissing, will make an announcement. Date: Monday, September 16, 2019 Time: 9:30 a.m. Media asked to arrive by 9:15 a.m. Location: North Bay Indigenous Friendship Centre 80 Cassells Street North […]

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Elections Nunavut: Alcohol Education Committee Elections October 28, 2019

The following communities will be holding Alcohol Education Committee elections on October 28, 2019: Arctic Bay, Cape Dorset, Chesterfield Inlet, Clyde River, Hall Beach, Igloolik, Kimmirut, Naujaat, Pond Inlet, Qikiqtarjuaq, Resolute Bay and Whale Cove. Prospective Candidates can declare their candidacy at their local Returning Officer’s Office from September 23 to September 27 at 2:00pm. […]

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Canada Employment Insurance Commission announces 2020 Employment Insurance Premium Rate and Maximum Insurable Earnings

From: Employment and Social Development Canada September 13, 2019 Gatineau, Quebec Employment and Social Development Canada The Canada Employment Insurance Commission (CEIC) today announced that the 2020 Employment Insurance (EI) premium rate will be $1.58 per $100 of insurable earnings – a decrease of 4 cents for employees compared to the 2019 rate, and a […]

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The Next Session of Parliament Must Prioritize Protection and Fulfillment of the Human Rights of Indigenous Peoples

September 13, 2019 The Truth and Reconciliation Commission, the National Inquiry into Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls, and numerous reports by international human rights bodies have all documented the profound and tragic harms that have resulted from Canada’s colonial laws and policies. Ongoing adverse impacts include denial of Indigenous systems of governance, jurisdiction […]

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Ontario Releases 2018-19 Public Accounts

Ontario Government delivers on its commitment to transparency and accountability September 13, 2019 Today, Ontario’s government released the 2018-19 Public Accounts, reinforcing the government’s ongoing work to restore sustainability to the province’s finances. Tabled annually, the Public Accounts provide a retrospective look at the government’s fiscal performance over the previous year. For the second year […]

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Federal leaders’ debate Indigenous rights, divided on UNDRIP – APTN News

September 13, 2019 Indigenous issues featured prominently in Thursday evening’s leaders’ debate hosted by Maclean’s Magazine. Three of the four major party leaders discussed child welfare, the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples, the drinking water crisis, the duty to consult and the principle of free, prior and informed consent. Justin Trudeau, […]

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AB Government: Government reconvened early

Government seeks to reconvene the legislature on Tuesday, Oct. 8, 2019 to continue fulfilling promises to Albertans. Government House Leader Jason Nixon announced that he has sent a request to Speaker Nathan Cooper to call members back for the fall sitting of the legislature earlier than anticipated in order to fulfil government’s ambitious legislative agenda. […]

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Scheer doesn’t retract Indigenous ‘hostage’ comments, stays firm on position following debate – CTV News

September 13, 2019 OTTAWA – Conservative Leader Andrew Scheer didn’t walk back comments he made Thursday evening at the first leaders’ debate of this federal election campaign, when he said Indigenous groups shouldn’t be permitted to hold natural resources projects “hostage.” Speaking in Mississauga, Ont. on Friday morning, Scheer doubled down on his argument that […]

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Minister resigns from cabinet after ‘hurt’ caused by comments that shocked Innu Nation – CBC

Sep 13, 2019 Grand Chief Gregory Rich says voice mail makes him wonder what else is said Newfoundland and Labrador’s environment minister has stepped down from cabinet after remarks he left on a voice mail were described as “very racist” by a staffer and shocked the Innu Nation. Premier Dwight Ball is holding a news […]

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BC Government: Premier’s statement on the anniversary of the UN Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples

Sept. 13, 2019 VICTORIA – Premier John Horgan has issued the following statement in honour of the 12th anniversary of the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples: “Twelve years ago, the Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples was adopted by the United Nations General Assembly. Its adoption was the accumulation of […]

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OFL Convention 2019 Awards – Call for Nominations

The Ontario Federation of Labour (OFL) is seeking nominations from affiliates, local unions and labour councils for the upcoming OFL 15thBiennial Convention Awards:  Bob Borch Human Rights Award, Cliff Pilkey Labour Activist Award, Olivia Chow Child Care Champion Award, OFL Cultural Award, Linda Jolley Lifetime Achievement Award for Health and Safety, OFL Young Workers Award, OFL […]

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Why are federal political leaders so quiet on Indigenous concerns? – Toronto Star

Sept. 12, 2019 It has been less than a week since the Human Rights Tribunal ruled that Ottawa owes $2 billion to compensate Indigenous children for its longstanding failure to provide adequate child welfare services in Indigenous communities. Yet two days into the federal election campaign, we still don’t know what Justin Trudeau thinks about […]

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N.W.T. candidates listen up: Yellowknife teens have something to say – CBC

They’re not yet old enough to vote, but high school students in Yellowknife want their issues known September 13, 2019 Ahead of the Oct. 1 Northwest Territories election, CBC News spoke to high school students in Yellowknife about the issues that matter to them, and what adults don’t understand about their cohort. Clear themes emerged. […]

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Jason Kenney fires back at Amnesty International criticism of ‘war room’: read the full text – JWN

September 13, 2019 Alberta Premier Jason Kenney published an open letter to Amnesty International Canada secretary general Alex Neve on Thursday, responding to the group’s assertion that Alberta’s fight against foes of the oil and gas industry puts human rights at risk. In his own open letter on Tuesday, Neve said that Amnesty International is […]

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Andrew Scheer Grilled For ‘Hold Hostage’ Comment About Indigenous Rights – HuffPost Canada

September 13, 2019 The top Conservative said he doesn’t want resource projects to be held “hostage,” at the Maclean’s/Citytv national leaders debate. TORONTO — Conservative Leader Andrew Scheer said Thursday that his party can’t support a United Nations declaration on Indigenous rights because it could let “one group of individuals” hold resource projects “hostage.” During […]

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NEC Open House – Hopedale

Beneficiaries of the Labrador Inuit Lands Claims Agreement are welcome to attend an Open House to meet with the President and Ministers of the Nunatsiavut Executive Council. The Open House will take place in Hopedale, Nunatsiavut on Tuesday, September 17, 2019 at 7:00 p.m. at the Nunatsiavut Assembly’s Court Room. For more information, please contact: […]

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ITK Board Of Directors And Annual General Meetings Conclude In Rankin Inlet, NU

September 12, 2019, Rankin Inlet, Nunavut – The Inuit Tapiriit Kanatami Board of Directors advanced national Inuit priorities through a series of decisions and roundtable discussions during meetings in Rankin Inlet, Nunavut, this week. During the Board of Directors meeting from Sept 10-11, Directors determined regional allocations for federal Inuit-specific investments on early learning and […]

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Amnesty International: Statement from Premier Kenney

September 12, 2019 “Dear Mr. Neve, “Before responding to your open letter, titled “Human rights concerns regarding the Government of Alberta’s “Fight Back Strategy,” I would like to offer a note of sympathy. Honestly, it can’t be easy being the long-time head of Amnesty International Canada (AI), stuck in annoyingly free and peaceful Canada, having […]

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Chris Selley: Trudeau’s debate no-show speaks volumes more than if he had shown up – National Post

His three opponents did pretty well. In the very unlikely event this Liberal campaign goes off the rails, Thursday night might be seen as the first wobble “Now with 25 per cent fewer leaders.” That was Maclean’s writer Paul Wells’ very apropos quip to introduce the first leaders’ debate of the 2019 federal election campaign. […]

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N.L. cabinet minister apologizes after describing Innu as playing ‘race card’ in leaked voicemail recording – CBC

September 12, 2019 A Newfoundland and Labrador cabinet minister apologized Thursday evening after accidentally leaving comments on a voicemail, which the Innu Nation staffer who received them called “very racist.” The call was placed on Wednesday evening to Dominic Rich, executive assistant to the Indigenous organization, in relation to questions surrounding a translator for motor vehicle registration. After Trimper […]

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Russ Mirasty Installed As The 23rd Lieutenant Governor Of Saskatchewan

September 12, 2019 Russ Mirasty was installed as the 23rd Lieutenant Governor of Saskatchewan during a ceremony at the Legislative Building today. “Mr. Mirasty has dedicated his life to serving Saskatchewan and Canada,” Premier Scott Moe said. “His background as an exceptional leader with deep roots throughout Saskatchewan will be an asset to our province, […]

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Russell Mirasty to be installed today as Sask.’s 23rd lieutenant-governor – CBC

Mirasty was sworn in earlier this year in order for executive orders to be approved Sep 12, 2019 Saskatchewan’s first Indigenous lieutenant-governor will be installed in a ceremony at the Legislative Building in Regina today. Russell Mirasty was previously sworn in as lieutenant-governor in July. He replaced W. Thomas Molloy, who died from pancreatic cancer […]

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Grassy Narrows – “This isn’t how Reconciliation works” – NDP Rudy Turtle – Net Newsledger

KENORA – NDP candidate Rudy Turtle (Kenora) condemned Trudeau’s Liberals failure to reach an agreement over an on-reserve care facility for people in Grassy Narrows First Nation suffering from the effects of mercury poisoning before the dissolution of Parliament. Trudeau’s Liberals had years to come to an agreement and solve the problem, but they didn’t. […]

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Atlantic Policy Congress of First Nations Chiefs Secretariat – Election Updates

Together, First Nations in Atlantic Canada have been working to close the socio-economic gaps that exist within our communities in Atlantic Canada. While there has been some notable progress made on the challenges facing our communities, there is still so much more work to do. As the 2019 election campaign progresses, we’ll be advocating on […]

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President’s Report: Inuit Tapiriit Kanatami Annual General Meeting

September 9, 2019 Check against delivery The 2018-2019 fiscal year marked the beginning of my second term as President of Inuit Tapiriit Kanatami. I am humbled to be a part of this era of renewed Inuit self-determination, and I am deeply proud of ITK’s accomplishments over the past four years. I would like to thank […]

by ahnationtalk on September 12, 201932 Views

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Municipalities launch election platform: BuildingBetterLives.ca

September 12, 2019 TORONTO – The Federation of Canadian Municipalities (FCM) released its Election 2019 recommendations to federal parties today at a media event in Toronto. The platform—titled Building Better Lives—is a call to improve Canadians’ quality of life by empowering the local governments closest to their daily challenges. “Municipal leaders are on the ground […]

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AMC congratulates Brian Pallister on his re-election and applauds First Nations participation in the Provincial Election

Treaty One Territory – Winnipeg, Manitoba _ The Assembly of Manitoba Chiefs (AMC) congratulates Brian Pallister and the Progressive Conservative Party of Manitoba on their re-election in the 2019 Manitoba provincial election. “I congratulate Mr. Pallister on his re-election, and I look forward to the continuation of our working relationship with him as Premier to […]

by ahnationtalk on September 12, 201933 Views

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