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NAFTA decision time: Freeland to US as countries face big choice on form of deal – CP

Source: The Canadian Press Apr 18, 2018 By Alexander Panetta THE CANADIAN PRESS WASHINGTON _ Canada’s foreign affairs minister is heading to Washington at a critical juncture in the NAFTA talks as the countries consider what a deal might include if there is to be one this spring. Several sources close to the talks say major decisions […]

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BR NL Inuit Children – CP

Source: The Canadian Press – Broadcast wire Apr 19, 2018 ST. JOHN’S, N.L. – Newfoundland and Labrador’s child and youth advocate will lead an independent review into the treatment of Inuit children and youth in the province’s child welfare system. The Nunatsiavut (new-NAT’-see-ah-voot) government says Jackie Lake Kavanagh will report findings by March 31st, 2019. The study […]

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Trudeau attends Commonwealth meeting looking for less plastic, more LGBTQ rights – CP

Source: The Canadian Press Apr 19, 2018 LONDON _ Prime Minister Justin Trudeau will add his voice today to those calling for less plastic and more LGBTQ rights as he ends a three-country foreign tour at a gathering of Commonwealth leaders in Britain’s capital. Yet he is expected to face resistance on the latter, particularly from some […]

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Baloney Meter: do Canadian youth smoke more pot than anyone else? – CP

Source: The Canadian Press Apr 19, 2018  THE CANADIAN PRESS OTTAWA _ “The reasons we set the minimum age of 18 are because we recognize that Canadian youth between the ages of 15 and 24 are among the highest users of cannabis in all developed countries. So we recognized that if we went with a higher age […]

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BR NS Legis Wraps – CP

Source: The Canadian Press – Broadcast wire Apr 19, 2018 HALIFAX – The Nova Scotia legislature has wrapped up its spring session, passing 20 bills during a 27-day sitting. Government house leader Geoff MacLellan says the sitting saw the passage of a balanced budget and legislation that included 18 government bills and two from the opposition parties. […]

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BR Pharmacare Report – CP

Source: The Canadian Press – Broadcast wire Apr 19, 2018  OTTAWA – A Commons committee has released a report that favours a publicly-funded prescription drug program. It says a universal pharmacare program would provide better health care to Canadians at a lower cost than the status quo. Chairman Bill Casey — a Liberal — says Canadians can […]

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Kinder Morgan CEO says recent events confirm Trans Mountain may be ‘untenable’ – CP

Source: The Canadian Press Apr 18, 2018  By Ian Bickis THE CANADIAN PRESS CALGARY _ The CEO of Kinder Morgan says events in recent days have reinforced his concerns about the viability of the Trans Mountain oil pipeline expansion project. “It’s become clear this particular investment may be untenable for a private party to undertake. The events […]

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BR Ont Liberals Trump – CP

Source: The Canadian Press – Broadcast wire Apr 19, 2018  TORONTO – Tensions between Ontario Premier Kathleen Wynn and Progressive Conservative challenger Doug Ford appear to be heating up as the June 7th provincial election approaches. The Liberal leader compared Ford to U-S President Donald Trump yesterday, in what experts predict is a glimpse of a hostile […]

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Supreme Court decision on cross border booze could rewrite trade rules – CP

Source: The Canadian Press Apr 19, 2018 OTTAWA _ A Supreme Court of Canada decision coming today about a New Brunswick man’s cross-border booze run could profoundly shake up the rules on interprovincial trade. In October 2012, Gerard Comeau of Tracadie, N.B., drove across the border to Quebec to buy several cases of beer and three bottles […]

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Liberals use convention to energize troops, grow volunteer base for next election – CP

Source: The Canadian Press Apr 19, 2018 By Joan Bryden THE CANADIAN PRESS OTTAWA _ Thousands of federal Liberals are descending on Halifax for what’s being billed as the unofficial launch of the ruling party’s re-election campaign. The party expects about 3,000 supporters will have registered by the time its national convention kicks off tonight, making it […]

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B.C. heads to court over pipeline jurisdiction as builder says doubt warranted – CP

Source: The Canadian Press Apr 18, 2018  By Dirk Meissner THE CANADIAN PRESS VICTORIA _ British Columbia has announced it will head to court by month end to clarify the province’s jurisdiction over the Trans Mountain pipeline expansion project. Also Wednesday, the CEO of the pipeline’s builder, Kinder Morgan said the events of recent days have reinforced […]

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Health committee cheers idea of national pharmacare program, but cost an issue – CP

Source: The Canadian Press Apr 18, 2018  By Teresa Wright THE CANADIAN PRESS OTTAWA _ Publicly funded prescription drugs under a universal pharmacare program would provide better health care to Canadians at a lower cost than the status quo, the House of Commons health committee declared Wednesday after two years of work and some 99 witnesses. “Canadians […]

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Trans Mountain controversy follows Trudeau to London – CP

Source: The Canadian Press Apr 18, 2018 By Lee Berthiaume THE CANADIAN PRESS LONDON _ One of Justin Trudeau’s largest domestic political problems followed him to London on Wednesday, as environmental activists greeted the prime minister with calls to kill the controversial Trans Mountain pipeline expansion. The demands came during an elaborate protest outside the Canadian High […]

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CBC says it will carry on with destruction of broadcast archives once digitized – CP

Source: The Canadian Press Apr 18, 2018  By Terry Pedwell THE CANADIAN PRESS OTTAWA _ A charitable group dedicated to preserving the country’s broadcasting heritage is calling on the CBC to stop destroying original television and radio broadcast materials as it moves to digitize the content. The Canadian Broadcast Museum Foundation says the public broadcaster’s English service […]

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Review to assess treatment of Inuit children in N.L. child protection services – CP

Source: The Canadian Press Apr 18, 2018 By Holly McKenzie-Sutter THE CANADIAN PRESS ST. JOHN’S, N.L. _ An independent review into the treatment of Inuit children and youth in Newfoundland and Labrador’s child welfare system will be led by the province’s child and youth advocate. The Nunatsiavut Government announced Wednesday in a news release that Jackie Lake […]

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Commentary: There are parts of Canada’s national interest that Trudeau didn’t talk about – Folio

Kinder Morgan pipeline expansion debate reveals a crisis of leadership in two levels of government, argues political scientist. The Kinder Morgan pipeline expansion conflict reveals a much larger crisis than the “constitutional” or “investor confidence” crises constructed by the project’s proponents. The conflict reveals a profound failure of leadership from both levels of government, but […]

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Clark says Saskatoon needs to solve jailed youth problem – StarPhoenix

Saskatoon is failing when it comes to keeping Indigenous youth out of jail, costing millions, Saskatoon Mayor Charlie Clark says. April 17, 2018 Saskatoon is failing when it comes to keeping Indigenous youth out of jail, costing government millions and preventing billions in economic activity, Saskatoon Mayor Charlie Clark says. Clark identified the youth incarceration […]

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Trudeau government proposes CanNor funding reduction – Cabin Radio

The Government of Canada’s latest spending proposals include a significant reduction in annual funding for the Northern Economic Development Agency, better known as CanNor. Brought into being by the Harper government in 2009, CanNor began life with an allocation of roughly $60 million to spend in its first full financial year of operation. Since then, […]

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SD 58 to support Indigenous language learning through provincial grant – Merritt Herald

April 18, 2018 School District 58 received a grant of $6,571 to support Indigenous language learning in the Nicola Valley. As part of the B.C. Ministry of Education’s mandate to reflect Indigenous wordviews and perspectives in the the kindergarten to Grade 12 curriculum, the grant is designed to support Indigenous language curriculum, programs and policy. […]

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Karen Kejick seeks Liberal nod in Kenora – Tbnewswatch.com

Women’s advocate has represented families at the first and second roundtable on murdered and missing Indigenous women. KENORA, Ont. – Karen Kejick is hoping to carry the Liberal banner into the June 7 election in Kenora-Rainy River. Kejick, born and raised in Shal Lake 39 First Nation, announced on Tuesday she’ll seek the party’s nomination. […]

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Innovative Housing For Indigenous Youth, Elders Clears Hurdles in Kamloops – TheTyee.ca

A year behind schedule, first child welfare agency-run housing project gets green light. The housing crisis hit Kamloops hard in its efforts to end homelessness for youth leaving government care when they turn 19. But an innovative project to provide shared housing for elders and young people who have been in the child welfare system […]

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Flooded Alberta First Nation working on making roads passable – CP

Source: The Canadian Press Apr 18, 2018  SIKSIKA, Alta. _ A First Nation east of Calgary is working on making roads passable as many rural areas of southern Alberta contend with overland flooding. The Siksika Nation declared a week-long state of local emergency on Monday that could be extended if the flooding persists. It has said more […]

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Ken Coates appears before House Standing Committee to discuss UNDRIP – MLI

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Buffy Sainte-Marie receives honorary doctorate from Dalhousie University – CTV News

April 18, 2018 HALIFAX — The road to reconciliation must include empathy and patience from both Indigenous and non-Indigenous people, famed Aboriginal singer-activist Buffy Sainte-Marie said Tuesday as she touched on a legacy of racism she has been fighting much of her life. The award-winning songwriter told a Halifax audience that decolonization is a shared […]

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House committee to deliver recommendations on national pharmacare plan – CP

Source: The Canadian Press Apr 18, 2018 OTTAWA _ A House of Commons committee is to deliver its recommendations today on how it believes the government should move forward on a national pharmacare plan. The health committee will table a report entitled, “Pharmacare Now: Prescription medicine coverage for all Canadians.” The details of the report have not […]

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Justices skeptical of Washington state over salmon habitat – CP

Source: The Associated Press Apr 18, 2018  WASHINGTON _ The Supreme Court seems unlikely to allow Washington state to get out from under a court order to restore salmon habitat by removing barriers that block fish migration. The justices heard arguments Wednesday in a long-running dispute that pits the state against Indian tribes and the federal government. […]

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Tribes’ request for more say in Dakota Access study denied – CP

Source: The Associated Press Apr 18, 2018  By Blake Nicholson THE ASSOCIATED PRESS BISMARCK, N.D. _ A judge has rejected the request by two American Indian tribes to be more involved in a court-ordered environmental review of the Dakota Access oil pipeline. U.S. District Judge James Boasberg last June ordered the Army Corps of Engineers to further […]

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Chilcotin War part of murderous tradition – Prince George Citizen

April 17, 2018 I write in response to Svend Serup’s letter (Reconciliation needs truth, April 11, Citizen). Serup is correct that aboriginal people sometimes massacred entire enemy groups, including women and children. The incident that he mentions was probably the Bloody Falls Massacre, which took place in 1771. A group of Chippewyan men accompanying Samuel […]

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Child and Youth Advocate launches review of Inuit children in child protection system – NTV

The Office of the Child and Youth Advocate is launching a comprehensive, independent Review of the treatment, experiences and outcomes of Inuit children and youth in the Newfoundland and Labrador child protection system. The Review will identify deficiencies, explore promising and best practices, and make recommendations for improved outcomes within an appropriate cultural context. The […]

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Dumont: To Face, or not to Face – StarPhoenix

From an Indigenous perspective, Facebook has been an incredible tool for restoring community connections across vast geography and for organizing Indigenous peoples around common causes. April 18, 2018 If you don’t have an account on Facebook, then it may be difficult to understand how millions of people continue to stay on a social media platform […]

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Baffinland attends 2018 Nunavut Mining Symposium – Baffinland

From April 9-12, Baffinland attended, presented, and exhibited at the Nunavut Mining Symposium.  Programming As part of the symposium, Baffinland had five presentations. Alice Ehaloak, one of our mine haul truck drivers, presented and participated in a Gender Diversity in Mining discussion panel. The session concluded with a conversation around some of the challenges and barriers […]

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Bob Joseph’s new book a perfect primer for today’s Indigenous discussions – The Province

Bob Joseph has spent decades working as an Indigenous-relations trainer. He helps everyone from non-profits to government to Fortune 500 companies with Indigenous awareness. In 2015, the Gwawaenuk Nation member and former Royal Roads University professor turned a critical eye to the Indian Act in a post on his Working Effectively with Indigenous Peoples® blog. […]

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Senate committee studies cannabis legislation and implications for First Nation, Metis and Inuit communities – APTN News

April 17, 2018 A law that will soon legalize cannabis is winding its way through the Senate. On Tuesday, the Senate Committee on Aboriginal Peoples continued its study of Bill C-45 and how it relates to Indigenous communities. Read More: http://aptnnews.ca/2018/04/17/senate-committee-studies-pot-legislation-and-implications-for-first-nation-metis-and-inuit-communities/

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PEI First Nations sign historic agreement with federal fisheries – Peicanada.com

The lobster fishery is the biggest employer in Abegweit First Nation communal fishery in Scotchford and, as such, a recent agreement on restorative justice signed with the federal government means good things moving forward. All indigenous communities on PEI, along with the Department of Fisheries and Oceans and Public Prosecution Services, signed on to the […]

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Jo-Anne Thibodeau-Audette volunteers her time because she’s making a difference – The Manitoulin Expositor

April 18, 2018 AUNDECK OMNI KANING––Outrage quickly spread across Canada following the February 22, 2018 not-guilty verdict in the second-degree murder trial of Raymond Cormier for the murder of 15-year-old Tina Fontaine from Sagkeeng First Nation in Manitoba. Anishinabek Nation Grand Council Chief Patrick Madahbee urged all Anishinabek citizens to participate in rallies and vigils […]

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Procurement bidding fees eliminated by province – Journal Of Commerce

April 18, 2018 TORONTO — Queen’s Park has announced it is eliminating the fees businesses have to pay to access procurement contracts. Jeff Leal, the minister responsible for small business, made the announcement at the Canadian Aboriginal and Minority Supplier Council’s Diversity Procurement Fair in Toronto, a recent statement said. Businesses can now submit bids […]

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Big River First Nation faces $100,000 fine after appeal – paNOW

A legal argument over the term “individual” could have a big financial impact on one Saskatchewan First Nation. An appeal decision handed down by the Court of Queen’s Bench April 5 increased a fine the Big River First Nation faces under the Canada Environmental Protection Act (CEPA) tenfold, from $10,000 to $100,000. A gas station […]

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B.C. First Nation builds tiny homes amid housing crisis – Peace Arch News

Open to Indigenous and non-Indigenous tenants, project aims for affordability and zero hydro usage Apr. 17, 2018 Tiny homes are coming to the town of Hope, B.C., and they’re coming in the form of a Yale First Nation economic development project. What may be a win-win situation for both the Nation and people in need […]

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Blood Tribe referendum to allow outside businesses passes by 1 vote – CBC

Less than 10% of eligible voters cast ballots The Blood Tribe in southern Alberta will open up dozens of acres of land for development to businesses — including outsiders — after a referendum passed by a margin of one ballot. The close vote, which attracted less than 10 per cent of eligible voters, allows the […]

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NFN Chief Scott McLeod expecting big turnout for Chiefs of Ontario conference – My West Nipissing Now

The Chiefs of Ontario Conference being hosted this June by the Nipissing First Nation could see a very high turnout. Chief Scott McLeod says it’s because this is an election year for the Ontario Regional Chief. “All 132 Chiefs from Ontario are eligible to attend,” McLeod said. He adds that also includes band members and […]

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Serious Systemic Change to Child and Youth Family Services – NetNewsLedger

18 April 2018 Thunder Bay, ON – On April 12, 2018, A shared priority for Canada, Ontario, and Chiefs of Ontario is to improve outcomes and opportunities for all First Nations children, youth, and families in Ontario, and to reduce the number of children and youth in care. Jane Philpott, Federal Minister of Indigenous Services, […]

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Buffy Sainte Marie urges patience, empathy on road to reconciliation – CP

Source: The Canadian Press Apr 18, 2018 By Fadila Chater THE CANADIAN PRESS HALIFAX _ The road to reconciliation must include empathy and patience from both Indigenous and non-Indigenous people, famed Aboriginal singer-activist Buffy Sainte-Marie said Tuesday as she touched on a legacy of racism she has been fighting much of her life. The award-winning songwriter told […]

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Kwanlin Dün’s baseball diamond to get makeover after Blue Jays charity donates thousands – CBC

‘We really want to see our kids playing baseball in our community,’ says the First Nation’s executive director Apr 18, 2018 Yukon’s Kwanlin Dün First Nation is getting ready to build its “field of dreams” after winning a substantial grant of money from the Toronto Blue Jays’ charity. “What it means is, we’re going to […]

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Canadian emissions creep lower in 2016 but Paris targets still dubious – CP

Source: The Canadian Press Apr 18, 2018  By Mia Rabson THE CANADIAN PRESS OTTAWA _ Canada’s latest greenhouse gas inventory report to the United Nations shows emissions are starting to trend downward, but not nearly at the rate needed to meet the country’s international commitments under the Paris climate change accord. The report was made public Tuesday, […]

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We are entitled to justice:’ Family of slain Indigenous man speaks at UN forum – CP

Source: The Canadian Press Apr 17, 2018 By Kelly Geraldine Malone THE CANADIAN PRESS Family and supporters of a young Indigenous man shot and killed on a Saskatchewan farm used the international stage of the United Nations Tuesday to advocate for change in the Canadian criminal justice system. A side event at the United Nations Permanent Forum […]

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Annual 4 20 pot protest still has point to make ahead of legalization: spokesman – CP

Source: The Canadian Press Apr 18, 2018  By Spencer Harwood THE CANADIAN PRESS VANCOUVER _ Thousands are expected to attend the 4-20 marijuana smoke-in at Vancouver’s Sunset Beach Friday, and while the legalization goal of the annual Weed Day will soon be met, an event organizer says there is much more to protest. This year’s event also […]

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Bishops try to clarify Pope’s refusal to apologize for residential schools – CP

Source: The Canadian Press Apr 17, 2018  OTTAWA _ The Canadian Conference of Catholic Bishops says it’s incorrect to suggest that Pope Francis is refusing to apologize to survivors of Canada’s notoriously abusive residential schools. The conference has sent a background paper to MPs and senators in a bid to clarify what it characterizes as “misunderstandings and […]

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Trudeau Trip, Update – CP

Source: The Canadian Press – Broadcast wire Apr 18, 2018  By Lee Berthiaume LONDON – An audience with the Queen will highlight Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s first full day in the United Kingdom on Wednesday, as he nears the end of a three-country tour that has already taken him to Peru and France. The real work will […]

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B.C.’s attorney general calls Alberta fuel restriction bill a ‘bluff’ – CP

Source: The Canadian Press Apr 17, 2018 By Dirk Meissner THE CANADIAN PRESS VICTORIA _ British Columbia’s attorney general says Alberta’s proposed fuel restriction law is a politically motivated “bluff” that will result in an immediate lawsuit from his province and likely lawsuits from oil companies. David Eby said government legal experts looked at the legislation Alberta […]

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Pipeline protest greets Trudeau in London ahead of meetings with Queen, May – CP

Source: The Canadian Press Apr 18, 2018 By Lee Berthiaume THE CANADIAN PRESS LONDON _ The explosive debate around the Trans Mountain pipeline followed Justin Trudeau to Britain’s capital on Wednesday, as environmental activists confronted the prime minister with calls to cancel the contentious project. The activists from Greenpeace UK sought to make their point with an […]

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