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SCO Acknowledges Federal Cabinet Appointments

November 20, 2019 ANISHINAABE AND DAKOTA TERRITORY, MB — Southern Chiefs’ Organization (SCO) Grand Chief Jerry Daniels would like to take this moment to congratulate the Ministers sworn in to the Federal Cabinet today by Prime Minister Justin Trudeau. Grand Chief Jerry Daniels extends his welcome, “I look forward to working with this slate of […]

by ahnationtalk on November 21, 20192 Views

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Indigenous leaders react to federal cabinet appointments – Sudbury.com

Nishnawbe Aski Nation says it has ‘high expectations’ that its priorities will be addressed OTTAWA — Now that the cabinet has been named, Ontario Regional Chief RoseAnne Archibald and Nishnawbe Aski Nation Grand Chief Alvin Fiddler are calling on federal ministers to collaborate with First Nations on issues that are important to them. “We expect […]

by ahnationtalk on November 21, 20194 Views

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Ontario Regional Chief RoseAnne Archibald Welcomes the New Ministers Responsible for Indigenous Services Canada, Crown Indigenous Relations and all Newly Appointed Cabinet Members

(Toronto, ON, November 20, 2019) – Earlier today, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau named his cabinet for the House of Commons for the upcoming session of the 43rd Canadian Parliament. The Ontario Regional Chief offered the following statement upon the announcement of the cabinet. “On behalf of the Chiefs of Ontario, I’d like to welcome and […]

by ahnationtalk on November 21, 20195 Views

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Province Signs Progressive Agreement with Manto Sipi Cree Nation to Advance Mineral Development in Manitoba

November 21, 2019 The Manitoba government signed a new consultation protocol with the Manto Sipi Cree Nation following the recent completion of negotiations, Agriculture and Resource Development Minister Blaine Pedersen and Chief Oliver Okemow of Manto Sipi Cree Nation announced today, adding it is the first to be developed through the Manitoba-First Nations Mineral Development […]

by ahnationtalk on November 21, 20196 Views

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NAN Looks to New Liberal Cabinet to Accelerate Progress on First Nations’ Priorities

OTTAWA, ON (November 20, 2019): Nishnawbe Aski Nation (NAN) Grand Chief Alvin Fiddler, on behalf of the Executive Council, has issued the following response to the new federal Cabinet announcement today by Prime Minister Justin Trudeau. “We acknowledge Seamus O’Regan for his commitment to advancing many of our priorities and look to newly appointed Indigenous […]

by ahnationtalk on November 21, 20193 Views

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Qikiqtani Inuit Association: Notice of By-Election

Notice is hereby given to the voting members of the Qikiqtani Inuit Association (QIA) that a by-election will be held in Pond Inlet and Sanikiluaq on January 20, 2020. This by-election was delayed by one week to allow all Inuit to fully participate, after the holiday season. Positions contested are: Community Director                                     Pond Inlet […]

by ahnationtalk on November 21, 20194 Views

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Bennett keeps Crown-Indigenous portfolio in Trudeau’s new cabinet – Nunatsiaq News

20 November, 2019 Dan Vandal becomes northern affairs minister and Marc Miller gets Indigenous services Toronto–St. Paul’s MP Carolyn Bennett, who’s worked for years with Inuit and northern leaders, will continue to serve as minister of Crown-Indigenous affairs, following her swearing-in ceremony at Rideau Hall in Ottawa this Nov. 20. Bennett, 68, is one of […]

by ahnationtalk on November 21, 20196 Views

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Trudeau taps Quebec MP Marc Miller for Indigenous Services – The Globe and Mail

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau turned to a Quebec MP and long-time personal friend on Wednesday to oversee the delivery of services to Indigenous communities. Mr. Trudeau named Marc Miller as Indigenous Services Minister on Wednesday while the former minister on the file, Seamus O’Regan, was moved to Natural Resources. Speaking outside of Rideau Hall, Mr. […]

by ahnationtalk on November 21, 20198 Views

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Vandal lone Indigenous voice around cabinet table as Trudeau introduces ministers – APTN News

November 20, 2019 Dan Vandal, the Metis MP from Winnipeg was named Minister of Northern Affairs Wednesday by Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and is the lone Indigenous voice around a larger cabinet table. Vandal is starting his second term as an MP for Saint Boniface-Saint Vital in Winnipeg and served as parliamentary secretary to the […]

by ahnationtalk on November 21, 20198 Views

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The AFNQL to the New Trudeau Government: “Now is the Time to Deliver”

WENDAKE, QC, Nov. 20, 2019 – The Assembly of First Nations Quebec-Labrador (AFNQL) acknowledges the new Trudeau government’s taking office and asks that it gets to work today with First Nations, who are tired of broken promises and commitments. “It is now time to deliver,” says Ghislain Picard, Chief of the AFNQL. “The situation of […]

by ahnationtalk on November 21, 20197 Views

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Update: Four Atlantic Canada MPs included in Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s new cabinet – The Guardian

Nova Scotia MP Bernadette Jordan will be Canada’s new fisheries minister, while Newfoundland and Labrador’s Seamus O’Regan will take over the high-profile natural resources post. Prime Minister Justin Trudeau unveiled his cabinet team Wednesday, naming key players who will navigate the most important portfolios and adding some fresh faces at the same time. P.E.I. MP […]

by ahnationtalk on November 21, 20198 Views

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AFN National Chief Perry Bellegarde Says New Federal Cabinet an Opportunity to Maintain Momentum on First Nations Priorities

AFN National Chief Perry Bellegarde Says New Federal Cabinet an Opportunity to Maintain Momentum on First Nations Priorities (Ottawa, ON): Assembly of First Nations (AFN) National Chief Perry Bellegarde says the swearing-in of today’s new federal Cabinet is an important opportunity to maintain progress and momentum on First Nations priorities, following his attendance at the […]

by ahnationtalk on November 21, 201913 Views

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Positive step for Indigenous – The Daily Courier

I support the province’s plan to recognize Indigenous rights. In an unprecedented move, Premier John Horgan has officially recognized Indigenous title and rights. This is a key step for Indigenous communities asserting their freedom and self-determination. The Province of British Columbia now plans to update its laws to align with the United Nations Declaration on […]

by ahnationtalk on November 21, 20197 Views

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Canadian Seafood Farmers Welcome The Hon. Bernadette Jordan as Minister of Fisheries and Oceans

OTTAWA, ON – The Canadian Aquaculture Industry Alliance (CAIA) would like to welcome the Honourable Bernadette Jordan as the new federal Minister of Fisheries, Oceans and Canadian Coast Guard and expressed its enthusiasm to work together to realizing the opportunities for Canada through sector development. “Canadian farm-raised seafood is a global leader in sustainable food […]

by ahnationtalk on November 21, 20198 Views

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Les Femmes Michif Otipemisiwak Looks Forward to Working Side-by-Side with New Cabinet

OTTAWA, Nov. 20, 2019 – Les Femmes Michif Otipemisiwak’s (LFMO) President Melanie Omeniho congratulates Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and the Liberal Party on their re-election last month and looks forward to working alongside the new Liberal cabinet. “We foresee continuing to build relationships with the Prime Minister and his cabinet that ensure the representation and […]

by ahnationtalk on November 21, 20196 Views

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Morning Brief: New faces, new places – iPolitics

Nov 21, 2019 Good morning, readers. It’s the day after Prime Minister Justin Trudeau unveiled his cabinet for the 43rd Parliament. Seven newcomers have joined the cabinet table. It includes Ottawa-Vanier MP Mona Fortier, who will become the Minister for Middle Class Prosperity and associate Finance minister. Fortier played a key role in crafting the […]

by ahnationtalk on November 21, 20197 Views

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Pauktuutit Congratulates New Cabinet

Nov 20, 2019 OTTAWA – On behalf of the Board of Directors, Rebecca Kudloo, President of Pauktuutit Inuit Women of Canada, extends warm congratulations to the returning and newly appointed Cabinet Ministers. In particular, Pauktuutit looks forward to continuing our partnerships with the Minister of Crown-Indigenous Relations, the Honourable Carolyn Bennett; Minister of Women and […]

by ahnationtalk on November 20, 201920 Views

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Prime Minister welcomes new Cabinet

November 20, 2019 On election day, Canadians chose to continue moving forward. From coast to coast to coast, people chose to invest in their families and communities, create good middle class jobs, and fight climate change while keeping our economy strong and growing. Canadians sent the message that they want us to work together to […]

by ahnationtalk on November 20, 201923 Views

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BC Representative’s Statement on World Children’s Day

Nov. 20, 2019 Thirty years ago today, the United Nations ratified the Convention on the Rights of the Child (UNCRC) and it has been 28 years since the treaty was ratified by Canada. The UNCRC includes 54 articles that spell out the rights to health, safety, well-being, culture and education to which every child in […]

by ahnationtalk on November 20, 201920 Views

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Media Advisory: Notice of Release of Report of the Auditor General (AB) – Thursday, November 21, 2019

Edmonton, Alberta — Alberta’s Auditor General Doug Wylie is releasing his Report of the Auditor General – November 2019 for tabling in the Legislative Assembly on Thursday, November 21, 2019. The report includes the results of the annual audit on the Consolidated Financial Statements of the Province of Alberta for the year ended March 31, […]

by ahnationtalk on November 20, 201923 Views

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N.B. report sheds light on children, youth struggling with poverty, social exclusion – Globalnews.ca

November 20, 2019 The Office of the Child, Youth and Seniors’ Advocate released its 11th State of the Child report on Wednesday, which contains an overview of some of the challenges facing New Brunswick children and youth. Nearly half of youth in poverty feel socially excluded, half of all youth say they have no one […]

by ahnationtalk on November 20, 201917 Views

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Interagency hears from Fort Macleod groups – Macleod Gazette Online

November 20 2019 ANGIE O’CONNOR – GAZETTE CONTRIBUTOR Fort Macleod and District Family and Community Support Services (FCSS) hosts interagency meetings on a monthly basis. This is one avenue where community agencies are updated on what different agencies are doing. Following are highlights of the Nov. 6 meeting: Heather Anctil reported Fort Macleod Extendicare is […]

by ahnationtalk on November 20, 201917 Views

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NB Government: Advocate releases State of the Child Report

20 November 2019 FREDERICTON (GNB) — The Office of the Child, Youth and Seniors’ Advocate released its 11th State of the Child Report today at an annual breakfast fundraiser hosted by NB Champions for Child Rights Inc. The report’s release was part of Child Rights Education Week and also in celebration of the 30th anniversary […]

by ahnationtalk on November 20, 201923 Views

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AMC Grand Chief Arlen Dumas responds to provincial Throne speech

Treaty 1 Territory, Manitoba – Grand Chief Arlen Dumas and the Assembly of Manitoba Chiefs are optimistic about the Progressive Conservative 2019 Speech from the Throne today, which included more protection for crime victims, some tax concessions, and measures to tackle addictions. Many of the undertakings stem from campaign promises made during the election. “Manitoba’s […]

by ahnationtalk on November 20, 201922 Views

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Letter: It’s past time Canada signed the UN Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples – SaltWire Network

In September of 2007, the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples (UNDRIP) was adopted by a clear majority of member states. Canada, interestingly, voted against the adoption, together with the U.S.A., Australia and New Zealand. Work on this declaration had been ongoing since 1982, with committees and study-groups researching the history of […]

by ahnationtalk on November 20, 201919 Views

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SCO responds to Throne Speech by Province of Manitoba

ANISHINAABE AND DAKOTA TERRITORY, MB November 19, 2019 — Southern Chiefs’ Organization Grand Chief Jerry Daniels attended the Throne Speech at the Manitoba Legislature on November 19, 2019. Upon reflection of the promises made, there are a few key areas that came to SCO’s attention. SCO listened to promises made by the Premier and are […]

by ahnationtalk on November 20, 201918 Views

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MMF: Founders of Manitoba Excluded Yet Again in Speech from the Throne Document

November 19, 2019 Winnipeg, MB – The Manitoba Metis Federation (MMF) is expressing disappointment in today’s provincial Speech From the Throne. Once again, the Pallister government makes no mention of the Metis in its vision for the year ahead. “How ironic that as we enter the 150th anniversary of Louis Riel and his Provisional Government’s […]

by ahnationtalk on November 20, 201919 Views

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Minus housing costs, Nunavut welfare incomes look like southern Canada’s – Nunatsiaq News

19 November, 2019 Typical unemployed couple with two children in Iqaluit got $29,561 in 2018 The payments that Nunavut welfare recipients receive each year are dramatically lower than what their counterparts in Yukon and the Northwest Territories receive, a new report shows. And if you subtract the value of social housing benefits, Nunavut’s annual welfare […]

by ahnationtalk on November 20, 201917 Views

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Statement by the Prime Minister on National Child Day

November 20, 2019 The Prime Minister, Justin Trudeau, today issued the following statement on National Child Day: “Today, on National Child Day, we are reminded of the limitless potential of young Canadians. The leaders of today and tomorrow, their ideas and passion make our country a better place for everyone. “Every child deserves a fair […]

by ahnationtalk on November 20, 201917 Views

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Internal probe hears former N.S. AFN chief may have used death threats to suppress sexual assault allegations – CBC

Nov 19, 2019 Morley Googoo was removed from role as AFN regional chief for N.S., N.L., after report completed An investigation launched by the Assembly of First Nations gathered evidence suggesting a former regional chief from Nova Scotia used his influence along with death threats and other forms of intimidation to keep women from contacting […]

by ahnationtalk on November 20, 201925 Views

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Morning Brief: Swearing-in day – iPolitics

Nov 20, 2019 Good morning, readers. It’s cabinet swearing-in day. Today’s festivities at Rideau Hall will get underway officially at 1:30 p.m., and as the Canadian Press reports, will not feature the showmanship of Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s cabinet reveal following the 2015 election. Rumours have been aswirl about which MPs could land which appointments, […]

by ahnationtalk on November 20, 201916 Views

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Province Presents Speech from the Throne to Move Manitoba Forward

November 19, 2019 Focus on Greater Security, Opportunity and Prosperity for All Manitobans: Pallister The Manitoba government set out its key priorities to move Manitoba forward with guaranteed tax relief, job growth, health-care investments, education reform, and climate action in the speech from the throne, Premier Brian Pallister announced today.  Delivered by the Chief Justice […]

by ahnationtalk on November 19, 201916 Views

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$320M in government subsidies given to Trans Mountain in first half of 2019: report – Globalnews.ca

The Trans Mountain pipeline received $320 million in subsidies from the Canadian and Alberta governments in the first half of 2019, says a new report by an economic institute that analyzes environmental issues. The money included $135.8 million in direct subsidies and $183.8 million in indirect subsidies that were not clearly disclosed to taxpayers, says […]

by ahnationtalk on November 19, 201913 Views

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NB Government: Throne speech focuses on priorities

19 November 2019 FREDERICTON (GNB) – Today’s speech from the throne focused on the government’s priorities and included initiatives planned in the six key priority areas to build upon progress made over the past year. Lt.-Gov. Brenda Murphy read the speech from the throne on behalf of government, opening the third session of the 59th […]

by ahnationtalk on November 19, 201918 Views

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NS Government: Nominations Now Open for the 46th Provincial Volunteer Awards

November 19, 2019 Nova Scotians who know an outstanding volunteer who deserves recognition, can now nominate them for a Provincial Volunteer Award. Every year, to mark National Volunteer Week, the Province of Nova Scotia celebrates volunteers nominated by organizations and communities at the Provincial Volunteer Awards. “The annual Provincial Volunteer Awards is our way of […]

by ahnationtalk on November 19, 201911 Views

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Former NSNWA President files human rights complaint against NS Aboriginal Affairs Minister – Kukukwes.com

The former president of the Nova Scotia Native Women’s Association has filed a complaint with the Nova Scotia Human Rights Commission against Nova Scotia Premier Stephen McNeil, who is also the Minister of Aboriginal Affairs. Cheryl Maloney says her complaint against Premier McNeil is related to other complaints she has already filed with the Canadian […]

by ahnationtalk on November 19, 201936 Views

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Statement by the Honourable Patty Hajdu, Minister of Employment, Workforce Development and Labour

From: Employment and Social Development Canada Statement November 19, 2019                  Gatineau, Quebec        Employment and Social Development Canada Today, the Honourable Patty Hajdu, Minister of Employment, Workforce Development and Labour, issued the following statement regarding the collective bargaining negotiations between Canada National Railway Co. (CN Rail) and the Teamsters Canada Rail Conference: “Following months of […]

by ahnationtalk on November 19, 201915 Views

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Media Advisory – Assembly of First Nations 3rd Annual National Water Symposium and Tradeshow November 20-22, 2019

Media Advisory – Assembly of First Nations 3rd Annual National Water Symposium and Tradeshow November 20-22, 2019 TORONTO, Nov. 19, 2019 – The Assembly of First Nations (AFN) is hosting its 3rd Annual National Water Symposium and Tradeshow from November 20-22, 2019, at the Fairmont Royal York in Toronto, ON. The theme this year is […]

by ahnationtalk on November 19, 201934 Views

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Positive sign for developers of proposed Saskatchewan diamond mine – Globalnews.ca

November 18, 2019 Mining giant Rio Tinto is planning to exercise all of its options in a diamond exploration site in Saskatchewan. Star Diamond Corporation announced on Nov. 15 that Rio Tinto Exploration Canada (RTEC), a wholly-owned subsidiary of Rio Tinto, has provided notice to exercise options that include exploration and testing under an earn-in […]

by ahnationtalk on November 19, 201920 Views

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New era of Indigenous rights recognition is demonstrated through innovations in treaty negotiations

VANCOUVER – This year marked significant progress in treaty negotiations and rights recognition. Longstanding issues that have burdened the treaty negotiations process are finally addressed through policy changes and assurances from the federal and provincial governments. Today the Treaty Commission releases its 2019 annual report celebrating the new era of Indigenous rights recognition in BC. […]

by ahnationtalk on November 19, 201916 Views

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Mississauga’s Budget Discussions are Underway

Nov 18, 2019 Today, City staff’s overview presentation of the proposed 2020 Business Plan and Budget to the Budget Committee began with an economic outlook by Andrew Grantham, Executive Director and Senior Economist, Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce (CIBC). Grantham stated, “Tentative signs of improvement in US-China trade relations and global growth has eased some […]

by ahnationtalk on November 19, 201921 Views

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Humber launches new 2019-2024 Sustainability Plan – Humber Today

Launch events held at Lakeshore and North Campus celebrated the spirit of collaboration November 18, 2019 During her opening remarks on Tuesday at the Lakeshore Campus 2019-2024 Sustainability Plan launch, Associate Director of Sustainability Lindsay Walker explained the new plan is the result of incredible collaboration within the Humber community. “We created it together, and […]

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Yukon hosts elected leaders for modern treaties forum – APTN News

November 18, 2019 Elected First Nations leaders from across Canada were in Whitehorse for a forum on modern treaties. The forum was hosted by the Assembly of First Nations and was the first time the Yukon territory had hosted the event. The goal of the forum was to allow First Nation leaders to discuss how […]

by ahnationtalk on November 19, 201913 Views

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Contract awarded for multiple projects in Old Crow

Stantec has been awarded the owner’s advisor contract for the planning and construction of a community Health and Wellness Centre and a mixed-use, 10-unit housing complex in Old Crow. The Health and Wellness Centre will replace the existing health centre and provide both health and social services with a collaborative care model. The 10-unit housing […]

by ahnationtalk on November 19, 201915 Views

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An open door to reconciliation: inside Ottawa’s new Indigenous Peoples building – CBC

Part of the building is almost ready for a grand opening ⁠— if all partners can agree on how to move forward Nov 18, 2019 Inside the ornate former U.S. embassy across from the Parliament Buildings in Ottawa, a set of plain tools sits in a glass display case — knives for cutting and scraping […]

by ahnationtalk on November 19, 201914 Views

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RCY-BC: Representative’s Statement Nov. 18, 2019

Nov. 18, 2019 For Immediate Release We are currently in the midst of Transgender Awareness Week (Nov. 12-19), a time dedicated annually to raising awareness and visibility of transgender, two-spirit and gender-diverse people and the issues they face around transition and identity. As an ally of all children and youth in British Columbia, my Office […]

by ahnationtalk on November 19, 201913 Views

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iPolitics AM: New Democrats gather on the Hill for group swearing-in ceremony – iPolitics

Nov 19, 2019 ALSO TODAY: Cabinet speculation revs up — Guilbeault expected to get Heritage portfolio With a little over 24 hours to go before Prime Minister Justin Trudeau unveils his newly reconfigured front bench lineup, the New Democrats are hoping to capitalize on that pre-reveal energy by holding a swearing-in ceremony of their own. […]

by ahnationtalk on November 19, 201918 Views

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New federal cabinet ministers must uphold and protect human rights: Amnesty International

November 18, 2019 OTTAWA – Today, two days before Prime Minister Justin Trudeau unveils his new cabinet, Amnesty International is publishing an open letter urging the Prime Minister to prioritize human rights in the mandates of all ministers. In the letter, Amnesty International Canada Secretary General Alex Neve and Amnistie internationale Canada francophone Executive Director […]

by ahnationtalk on November 18, 201918 Views

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Media Advisory – Governor General to Invest 39 Recipients into the Order of Canada During a Ceremony at Rideau Hall

November 18, 2019 OTTAWA—Her Excellency the Right Honourable Julie Payette, Governor General of Canada, will invest 3 Companions, 5 Officers and 31 Members into the Order of Canada during a ceremony at Rideau Hall, on Thursday, November 21, 2019, at 10:30 a.m. The ceremony will be streamed online at www.gg.ca/live. About the Order of Canada […]

by ahnationtalk on November 18, 201926 Views

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Ministerial Statement – Minister Highlights Adult Literacy Action Plan

November 18, 2019 The following statement was given today in the House of Assembly by the Honourable Christopher Mitchelmore, Minister of Advanced Education, Skills and Labour: Mr. Speaker, it is truly an honour to rise today in this Honourable House to highlight The Way Forward on Adult Literacy, the province’s partnership-driven adult literacy action plan. […]

by ahnationtalk on November 18, 201916 Views

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