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Canada’s newest senators: first woman to lead RCMP and Cree Metis businessman – CP

Source: The Canadian Press Sep 24, 2018 OTTAWA _ The first woman to hold the reins of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police and a Cree Metis businessman are the two newest members of the Senate. Prime Minister Justin Trudeau is making the appointments to fill seats in British Columbia and Saskatchewan. Beverley Busson will take the seat […]

by ahnationtalk on September 24, 201810 Views

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U of A project aims to take a new look at Indigenous women’s stories – Gateway

Through surveys, the project hopes to gather stories of resilience in Indigenous communities A new University of Alberta project is searching to find the true meaning of resilience for Indigenous women and youth. The Indigenous Women and Youth Resilience Project aims to find exactly what resilience looks like to Indigenous and underrepresented communities, including women, […]

by ahnationtalk on September 24, 20189 Views

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Singh meets with NAN leaders – TB Newswatch

NDP leader, Jagmeet Singh, met with NAN Grand Chief Alvin Fiddler to discuss issues of youth suicide, education, health care, and housing in First Nation communities. THUNDER BAY – Federal NDP leader, Jagmeet Singh, believes that in order to properly address issues affecting First Nations communities, there needs to be a massive restructuring of the […]

by ahnationtalk on September 24, 201811 Views

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Mother using her grief to organize a 44-hour walk for missing and murdered Indigenous women and girls – Thestar.com

Sept. 22, 2018 CALGARY—For over 10 years, Stephanie English and her daughters, Joey English and Alison Moses, talked about organizing a walk to spread awareness about missing and murdered Indigenous women and girls. Then, Stephanie English lost both daughters and found herself organizing the walk alone. “Me and my girls were wanting to do this […]

by ahnationtalk on September 24, 201813 Views

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Indigenous autonomy a good start to improved life outcomes – Peterborough Examiner

The gap between indigenous peoples and the rest of Canada doesn’t stop at wealth; it is also evident in health measures, writes David Clement. Back in 2015’s federal election, then-candidate Justin Trudeau made hefty promises on issues important to Canadians. One that hasn’t been at the top of headlines has been the government’s treatment of […]

by ahnationtalk on September 24, 201810 Views

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Legal and systemic issues left unexamined in Stanley trial – Policy Options

The trial about Colten Boushie’s death exposed flaws in the criminal trial process and the justice system, including a reluctance to consider racism. In many ways, I am inherently made and professionally paid to witness what the Stanley trial verdict in February 2018 revealed about the justice system, criminal trials and the place of Indigenous […]

by ahnationtalk on September 24, 201810 Views

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Nishnawbe Aske Development Fund awards coming to Timmins in October – Timmins Press

September 23, 2018 In less than four weeks from now, the Indigenous community across Northern Ontario will come together in Timmins to celebrate the annual NADF (Nishnawbe Aske Development Fund) awards. The event is held each year to acknowledge and pay tribute to the outstanding Aboriginal entrepreneurs and business people who succeed in their endeavours […]

by ahnationtalk on September 24, 201812 Views

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It’s not just an Indigenous issue’: Teens bring Orange Shirt Day to Port Moody school – Vancouver Sun

Chloe Goodison has been working hard with friend Nathan Piasecki and a leadership teacher to bring Orange Shirt Day — a day to remember the survivors of residential schools, their families and their loved ones who didn’t survive — to Heritage Woods Secondary School Chloe Goodison wants to tell you all about her new orange […]

by ahnationtalk on September 24, 201812 Views

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Opinion: Government’s actions on education in Ontario are dangerous and negligent – Bay Today

Why is it okay to ignore the vast majority of students, teachers, and parents who supported the updated curriculum? Editor’s note: Hannah McCallum is the President of Student Council at Widdifield. A protest was held Friday on their football field and she spoke to the assembled students. I am speaking to you today against the […]

by ahnationtalk on September 24, 201810 Views

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Cities make power play for new fiscal order with eye to 2019 federal election – CP

Source: The Canadian Press Sep 24, 2018  By Jordan Press THE CANADIAN PRESS OTTAWA _ Canada’s cities believe they will finally land easier and direct access to federal dollars in next year’s budget, or at least wrest a platform pledge from parties in the 2019 election. A pre-budget submission from the Federation of Canadian Municipalities asks the […]

by ahnationtalk on September 24, 201813 Views

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CN cuts cheque to help cover cost of fighting Winnipeg brush fires – CP

Source: The Canadian Press Sep 24, 2018 9:26 WINNIPEG _ Canadian National Railway says it’s sending a cheque to the City of Winnipeg to cover firefighting costs after a series of brush fires suspected of being caused by a CN train. The city confirms it sent an invoice to the rail company on Aug.7, and CN confirms it’s […]

by ahnationtalk on September 24, 201811 Views

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Trudeau arrives at United Nations, hoping to re establish Canada on world stage – CP

Source: The Canadian Press Sep 24, 2018  UNITED NATIONS, N.Y. _ Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has arrived at the United Nations General Assembly on a mission to remind the world that there’s more to Canadian foreign policy than just Donald Trump and North American free trade. Trudeau is beginning his day at the opening of the Nelson […]

by ahnationtalk on September 24, 201813 Views

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Nunavut hunter calls for changes to polar bear rules after fatal summer attacks – CBC

‘We’re fighting against the bears and we have been defeated by the bears and the law,’ says Brian Aglukark Sep 24, 2018 A hunter from Arviat, Nunavut, says more and more polar bears are taking over traditional Inuit hunting grounds, leaving hunters feeling scared and helpless to defend themselves — especially with current polar bear […]

by ahnationtalk on September 24, 201811 Views

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Tight race between Liberals and Tories as New Brunswick goes to the polls – CP

Source: The Canadian Press Sep 24, 2018  FREDERICTON _ New Brunswick voters go to the polls today in a provincial election that appears to be a tight race between the incumbent Liberals and the Progressive Conservatives. Liberal Leader Brian Gallant is looking to become the first New Brunswick premier to win a second term since 2003. Just […]

by ahnationtalk on September 24, 201812 Views

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Feeling left out by Canada’s census, local Indigenous groups did their own – CBC

Our Health Counts aims to capture hard-to-reach segments of Indigenous populations living in urban centres Sep 24, 2018 Feeling that the national census carried out by Statistics Canada has failed to fully capture key information about their community, a group of Indigenous researchers have set upon finding what they say is a better way to […]

by ahnationtalk on September 24, 201812 Views

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Great Lakes conference explores adapting to warmer climate – CP

Source: The Associated Press Sep 24, 2018 ANN ARBOR, Mich. _ A conference at the University of Michigan is bringing together experts to share ideas on dealing with a warming climate in the Great Lakes region. The biennial Great Lakes Adaptation Forum runs from Monday through Wednesday at the campus in Ann Arbor. Discussions will focus on […]

by ahnationtalk on September 24, 201811 Views

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Sask Escaped Prisoner – CP

Source: The Canadian Press – Broadcast wire Sep 24, 2018  KAMSACK, Sask. – The RCMP in Saskatchewan is looking for a man who escaped from custody following his arrest in an assault case. Police at Kamsack took the 26-year-old accused into custody Saturday afternoon on Cote First Nation. After he was remanded on Sunday, the man complained […]

by ahnationtalk on September 24, 201816 Views

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It’s time,’ says 1st Indigenous woman in Canada to own airline – CBC

Teara Fraser, who is Métis from a remote community, says airline will travel to hard-to-reach areas Sep 23, 2018 It’s not every day you become the first Indigenous woman to own an airline in Canada. “Even today it’s hard to imagine that I am launching an airline,” said Teara Fraser, who grew up in a […]

by ahnationtalk on September 24, 201814 Views

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Quebec party leaders back on campaign trail after visiting tornado victims – CP

Source: The Canadian Press Sep 23, 2018 MONTREAL _ The thorny issue of sovereignty re-emerged on the Quebec campaign trail on Sunday, as Liberal Leader Philippe Couillard suggested his Coalition Avenir Quebec rival hadn’t totally given up on the idea of an independent Quebec. With just over a week remaining in the campaign, Couillard questioned Francois Legault’s […]

by ahnationtalk on September 24, 201814 Views

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Manitoba Metis Federation gets $154 million as it moves toward self government – CP

Source: The Canadian Press Sep 22, 2018  WINNIPEG _ The federal government says it will provide more than $154 million to the Manitoba Metis Federation as the group works towards self-government. The government said in a statement on Saturday that the federation will use some of the money to improve the social and economic well-being of the […]

by ahnationtalk on September 24, 201816 Views

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Northern Ontario First Nations, federal NDP leader, renew calls for national suicide prevention strategy – CBC

Treaty organization representing 49 First Nations met with NDP leader Jagmeet Singh in Thunder Bay Sep 24, 2018 Canada needs a national initiative aimed at preventing suicides, say Indigenous leaders representing dozens of First Nations across northern Ontario. The renewed call comes in the wake of New Democrat MPP Sol Mamakwa rising in the Ontario […]

by ahnationtalk on September 24, 201816 Views

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Indigenous eateries take centre stage in Canada thanks to increasing awareness – CP

Source: The Canadian Press Sep 23, 2018 By Aleksandra Sagan THE CANADIAN PRESS VANCOUVER _ Since Paul Natrall started serving Indigenous cuisine from his Mr. Bannock food truck in Vancouver nearly a year ago, the chef has hired several employees for his in-demand fusion food business. In recent years, Indigenous-owned eateries like his have emerged in many […]

by ahnationtalk on September 24, 201815 Views

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Jury finds man guilty of first degree murder in Calgary woman’s death – CP

Source: The Canadian Press Sep 21, 2018 By Lauren Krugel THE CANADIAN PRESS CALGARY _ Loved ones of a Calgary woman brutally killed in Feburary 2015 sobbed and held each other after a jury found Curtis Healy guilty of first-degree murder in the death of Dawns Baptiste. “I’m still shaking,” cousin Verlyn Baptiste said outside court Friday. […]

by ahnationtalk on September 24, 201820 Views

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B.C. premier apologizes for removal of 1950s totem pole at Canada U.S. border – CP

Source: The Canadian Press Sep 21, 2018  SURREY, B.C. _ Three First Nations in British Columbia gathered Friday to raise a restored replica totem pole at a Canada-U.S. border crossing _ a decade after it was removed by the province without notice. The Semiahmoo, Kwakwaka’wakw and Haida nations say the pole symbolizing the grizzly bear was raised […]

by ahnationtalk on September 24, 201819 Views

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Creating Indigenous community on campus – Ryerson U

September 18, 2018 Like most research, it began with a question. “Can you show me what language looks like?” Dr. Joanne DiNova asked her fellow Indigenous colleague Dr. Lila Pine, both based in the Faculty of Communication & Design (FCAD). Thus began their research on language visualization using CymaScopes, scientific instruments that produce images based […]

by ahnationtalk on September 21, 201829 Views

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Manitoulin High brawl: OPP explains why only M’Chigeeng residents have been charged so far – Sudbury.com

‘They are from the First Nation which doesn’t necessarily mean that they are First Nations’ The Manitoulin-Espanola OPP continues to investigate a brawl that broke out on Friday, Sept. 14 at Manitoulin Secondary School. As of Sept. 20, six people have been charged — one adult and five youths — all of whom are from […]

by ahnationtalk on September 21, 201836 Views

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Indigenous Research Showcase Week brings the TRC Calls to Action to life – URegina

September 21, 2018 The University of Regina’s annual Indigenous Research Showcase Week is a celebration of diversity, innovation, and connections to community. The week-long event is also another way in which the University is acting on the Calls to Action laid out in the Truth and Reconciliation Commission’s (TRC) Final Report¾helping to make concrete changes […]

by ahnationtalk on September 21, 201830 Views

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Trans-Mountain – Audio Clip NAT057 – CP

Source: The Canadian Press – Audio Sep 21, 2018  057 – (Trans-Mountain) MP3 Audio: http://audio.cp.org/productionaudio/audio/2018/09/21/cp201809210070-1.mp3 HALIFAX. x–20s. The Trudeau government is moving to get the Trans Mountain pipeline expansion process back on track. Natural Resources Minister Amarjeet Sohi (soh-HEE’) says cabinet made an order earlier this week telling the National Energy Board it has 22 weeks to […]

by ahnationtalk on September 21, 201832 Views

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Recruiting Officers learn about the Métis – MNO

Canadian Forces Recruiting Officers from across Canada learned about Métis culture and traditions during a presentation by the Métis Nation of Ontario (MNO). The information was presented on June 18 by MNO Veterans’ Council Secretary/Treasurer Greg Garratt and MNO Education Officer Michael Smith. The goal was to provide knowledge about Indigenous culture so Recruiting Officers […]

by ahnationtalk on September 21, 201821 Views

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Trans-Mountain – Audio Clip NAT068 – CP

Source: The Canadian Press – Audio Sep 21, 2018  068 – (Trans-Mountain) MP3 Audio: http://audio.cp.org/productionaudio/audio/2018/09/21/cp201809210083-1.mp3 HALIFAX. x–20s. The Tories aren’t impressed with the Trudeau government’s plans to get the Trans Mountain pipeline expansion project back on track. Natural Resources Critic Shannon Stubbs says there’s still no date to get shovels in the ground. (“..would be built.”) (SOURCE:The […]

by ahnationtalk on September 21, 201826 Views

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Meet Indigenous authors and poets at Toronto’s 2018 Word on the Street – CBC

Sep 21, 2018 Indigenous Voices stage will host readings and Indigenous language classes A designated stage for Indigenous voices will host a full day of programming at Canada’s largest free outdoor book and magazine festival in Toronto on Sunday. Toronto’s Word on the Street Festival will host 10 Indigenous authors among 200 other writers from […]

by ahnationtalk on September 21, 201816 Views

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Anishnawbek Grand Chief critical of Rainbow Board in wake of brawl – My Espanola Now

September 21, 2018 Anishnawbek Grand Chief Glen Hare sees a recent brawl at Manitoulin Secondary School as a sign of problems within the Rainbow District School Board. Hare attended a rally in M’Chigeeng First Nation Thursday morning to talk to people about improving racial relations at the school. He says the communities have to come […]

by ahnationtalk on September 21, 201825 Views

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Trans-Mountain – Audio Clip NAT065 – CP

Source: The Canadian Press – Audio Sep 21, 2018  065 – (Trans-Mountain) MP3 Audio: http://audio.cp.org/productionaudio/audio/2018/09/21/cp201809210079-1.mp3 HALIFAX. x–20s. The Trudeau government is moving to get the Trans Mountain pipeline expansion process back on track. Natural Resources Minister Amarjeet Sohi (soh-HEE’) says cabinet made an order earlier this week telling the National Energy Board it has 22 weeks to […]

by ahnationtalk on September 21, 201816 Views

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Conversations That Matter: Can First Nations save Canada’s resource industries? – The Province

Joe Dion, CEO of the Frog Lake First Nation Energy Resource Corp., is touting a plan to end the resource development logjam in Canada. The Kinder Morgan pipeline, like 263 court decisions before it, went in favour of the First Nations that opposed the project. One court decision after another is shaping the way Canada […]

by ahnationtalk on September 21, 201819 Views

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Ontario students to walk out of class to protest sex ed curriculum changes – CP

Source: The Canadian Press Sep 21, 2018 TORONTO _ Students at more than a hundred schools across Ontario have pledged to walk out of class this afternoon to protest changes to the province’s curriculum. Indygo Arscott, 16, who is two-spirit and uses gender-neutral pronouns, is an organizer of the province-wide walkout called “We the students do not […]

by ahnationtalk on September 21, 201818 Views

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Akwesasne Mohawk council puts settlement of 130-year-old land grievance to a vote – CBC

Canada has offered $240M to settle Dundee Township land claim Sep 20, 2018 The Kanien’kehá:ka community of Akwesasne will decide whether or not to accept a $240 million settlement offer from Canada by a referendum, with voting beginning next month. The vote was recently announced by the Mohawk Council of Akwesasne (MCA) to settle a […]

by ahnationtalk on September 21, 201816 Views

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Archer Library Pilots Personal Librarian Project – URegina

September 19, 2018 The Dr. John Archer Library at the University’s main campus is piloting a project to connect with first year students who have self-identified as Indigenous. “This pilot is trying to address what’s known as library anxiety,” says Brad Doerksen, Student Success Librarian. “Many students are not familiar with the library and all […]

by ahnationtalk on September 21, 201822 Views

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Robinson Huron Treaty Gathering. ‘Renewing our Relations’ – SaultOnline.com

September 20, 2018 (Shawanaga First Nation): ‘Renewing our Relations’ is this year’s theme for the annual Robinson Huron Treaty gathering. The gathering is being held close to the southern border of the Robinson Huron Treaty territory in Shawanaga First Nation from September 21 – 23rd, 2018. It’s being hosted by Shawanaga and Wasauksing First Nations. […]

by ahnationtalk on September 21, 201821 Views

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Sask. Polytech Indigenous relay goes ahead in Prince Albert despite rain – MBC Network Radio Online

Sep 20, 2018 Ninety participants from the Prince Albert Saskatchewan Polytechnic campus took part in the Indigenous relay challenge Thursday despite the rain. The relay consists of nine legs and is part of Indigenous Students Welcome Week and the fall equinox celebration.“It’s a historical and traditional race to bring students together,” Indigenous student advisor and […]

by ahnationtalk on September 21, 201819 Views

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Bearskin Lake Suicide Reaches Queen’s Park – 89.5 The Lake FM

September 21, 2018 The suicide of a 13 year old girl on the Bearskin Lake First Nation is touching the hearts of MPP’s at Queen’s Park. Kiiwetinoong MPP Sol Mamakwa asked for a moment of silence in the memory of the young girl. That was after he asked the premier what he was doing to […]

by ahnationtalk on September 21, 201819 Views

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First Nations groups not swayed by potential appointment of Supreme Court judge – Thestar.com

Sept. 20, 2018 CALGARY—The possibility of a former Supreme Court judge overseeing a renewed round of consultations for the Trans Mountain pipeline expansion doesn’t appear to have renewed confidence in the process from Indigenous groups. According to The Canadian Press, the federal government may appoint a former senior judge, possibly a retired Supreme Court justice, […]

by ahnationtalk on September 21, 201819 Views

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Ontario high school students plan walkout over curriculum – CTV News

September 21, 2018 Students across Ontario are being urged to walk out of school Friday in protest of changes to sex education and indigenous curriculum. The effort is being called the March for Our Education. Students, teachers and staff at more than 100 Ontario high schools – projected to number about 40,000 – are expected […]

by ahnationtalk on September 21, 201822 Views

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Proposed Goldboro LNG plant could be in jeopardy over Mi’kmaq consultations – CBC

Sipekne’katik First Nation says it was not consulted as required under federal law Sep 21, 2018 A proposed liquefied natural gas plant in Guysborough County, N.S., has hit a snag and may be in jeopardy. Earlier this year, Pieridae Energy Ltd. said it was nearly ready to make a final investment decision on the multibillion-dollar […]

by ahnationtalk on September 21, 201821 Views

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Inflation eases to 2.8% as gas price growth slows; core numbers creeps up – CP

Source: The Canadian Press Sep 21, 2018 By Andy Blatchford THE CANADIAN PRESS OTTAWA _ The country’s annual inflation rate eased to 2.8 per cent in August as still-rising gasoline prices advanced at a more-moderate pace, Statistics Canada said Friday. The agency’s latest number came in just below the previous month’s three per cent reading, which had […]

by ahnationtalk on September 21, 201819 Views

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Green Party leadership hopefuls in Alberta grapple with thorny issue of oilsands – CP

Source: The Canadian Press Sep 21, 2018  By Rob Drinkwater THE CANADIAN PRESS EDMONTON _ Kermit the Frog sang “It’s Not Easy Bein’ Green,” and candidates running to be leader of the Green Party of Alberta might relate. At a time when the province’s oil industry still struggles to recover from a slump and many blame environmentalists […]

by ahnationtalk on September 21, 201819 Views

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Feds to comb social media for Canadians’ pot related attitudes, behaviour – CP

Source: The Canadian Press Sep 21, 2018 By Andy Blatchford THE CANADIAN PRESS OTTAWA _ The federal government is looking to scour social-media platforms to find out what Canadians really think about pot as the country enters its new era of legalized weed. With only a few weeks to go before the end of recreational marijuana prohibition, […]

by ahnationtalk on September 21, 201820 Views

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Family of man who died during 34 hour ER wait say racism still an issue – CP

Source: The Canadian Press Sep 21, 2018  By Kelly Geraldine Malone THE CANADIAN PRESS WINNIPEG _ Robert Sinclair feels the weight of his family’s history when he has no choice but to go to an emergency room in Winnipeg. He feels anxious, uncertain and sometimes angry. A few years ago, he had a serious accident with a […]

by ahnationtalk on September 21, 201825 Views

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NewsAlert: Finance minister challenges past government’s budget numbers – CP

Source: The Canadian Press Sep 21, 2018  TORONTO _ Ontario’s finance minister says an independant commission that probed the province’s books has found the government ran a multi-billion-dollar deficit in the last fiscal year. In a speech to the Economic Club in Toronto _ his first major address since becoming finance minister this summer _ Vic Fedeli […]

by ahnationtalk on September 21, 201814 Views

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No excuse:’ Online course asks about positive effect of residential schools – CP

Source: The Canadian Press Sep 21, 2018 ST. PAUL, Alta. _ Alberta’s education minister apologized Thursday after learning an online social studies course asked students about the positive effects of residential schools. Students were asked: “A positive effect of residential schools was?” The four multiple choice options listed were: that children were away from home, they learned […]

by ahnationtalk on September 21, 201846 Views

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Feds launching review of oil tanker traffic in bid to renew pipeline approval – CP

Source: The Canadian Press Sep 21, 2018 OTTAWA _ The National Energy Board has less than six months to redo its environmental review of the Trans Mountain pipeline expansion, this time taking into account the impact of additional oil tanker traffic off the coast of British Columbia. Natural Resources Minister Amarjeet Sohi is making the announcement this […]

by ahnationtalk on September 21, 201821 Views

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