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Can Canada Fix Its Broken Relationship With Indigenous People ?.?

Credits: MEED RACK Published on Oct 17, 2017 Canada has agreed to pay 800 million Canadian dollars (C$) to survivors of a policy known as the “Sixties Scoop”. From the 1960s to the 1990s, the government took more than 16,000 Aboriginal children from their parents and resettled them in white foster homes in what a […]

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Ontario Moving Ahead on High Speed Rail with Planning Advisory Board

Historic Project Would Cut Travel Times by Half in Toronto-Windsor Corridor October 23, 2017 1:15 P.M. Office of the Premier Ontario is pushing forward with plans to bring high speed rail (HSR) to the Toronto-Windsor corridor by establishing an HSR Planning Advisory Board to provide strategic support on the landmark project. Canada’s first high speed […]

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Jordan Brown sworn in as minister of Education, Early Learning and Culture

October 23, 2017 Jordan Brown, MLA for Charlottetown-Brighton, was sworn in as minister of Education, Early Learning and Culture during a ceremony at Fanningbank this afternoon. Minister Brown takes leadership of the portfolio at a time when significant improvements and investments have been made in education, and when Island students are performing at or above […]

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Final Notice for 2nd BCAFN Women’s Dialogue Session

October 20, 2017 The BC Assembly of First Nation (BCAFN) will be hosting our 2nd Women’s Dialogue Session on November 1-2, 2017 at Harrison Hot Springs Resort, located in Sts’ailes territory. The session is intended bring together female Chiefs, councilors, elected tribal leadership, and those in leadership positions within our communities to dialogue around priorities […]

by pmnationtalk on October 23, 201713 Views

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Civil liberties group accuses Dalhousie of censoring political expression – CP

Source: The Canadian Press Oct 23, 2017  By Brett Bundale THE CANADIAN PRESS HALIFAX _ A Canadian civil liberties group is accusing Dalhousie University of censoring the political expression of a student leader under investigation for her social media comments. In a letter to Dalhousie president Richard Florizone, the Ontario Civil Liberties Association says the university is […]

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BC Assembly of First Nations Regional Chief Reflects on Passing of Yukon Regional Chief Mike Smith

(Secwepemc Territory/Kamloops, BC) – October 20th, 2017 Regional Chief Terry Teegee and the BC Assembly of First Nations are saddened to hear about the passing of Yukon Regional Chief Mike Smith, Shakuni. During this time of mourning, BCAFN extends thoughts and prayers to the Smith family, and to extended family and communities. Regional Chief Smith’s exceptional […]

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Abele and Satsan: Eliminating the Indian Act needs grassroots action – Ottawa Citizen

October 23, 2017 Ottawa citizens understand that the job of governing is hard. Getting agreement, growing an economy, serving citizens’ needs, and dealing with the inevitable crises that arise, require an endless well of dedication to the common good. It’s a hard job when you have power, institutions and resources. Imagine trying to govern when […]

by ahnationtalk on October 23, 201712 Views

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Globe editorial: Are reconciliation and development compatible? – The Globe and Mail

One of the great projects of modern-day Canada is reconciliation between the federal government and Indigenous peoples. It’s important and necessary work. But as a recent breakdown in negotiations between First Nations leaders and Ottawa shows, it is hampered by the lack of a definition of what reconciliation is, and what it will look like […]

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Three old rivals and a newcomer spar for Pangnirtung seat – Nunatsiaq Online

October 23, 2017 Incumbent Johnny Mike says a new airport remains his top priority In the upcoming Oct. 30 territorial election, Pangnirtung will see a rematch between three candidates who fought against each other in the last election, with one new contender also joining the fray. Johnny Mike, 62, is seeking a second term as […]

by ahnationtalk on October 23, 201711 Views

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Premier celebrates new Rio Tinto smelter, benefits to people and the environment

October 21, 2017 KITIMAT – Premier John Horgan celebrated the one-year anniversary of the new Rio Tinto smelter going into operation in Kitimat today. “The new Rio Tinto smelter is a great example of how companies can improve conditions for workers and reduce pollution all while improving their bottom line,” said Premier Horgan. “Rio Tinto […]

by pmnationtalk on October 23, 201713 Views

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Statement from Premier Silver on the passing of Regional Chief Mike Smith

October 20, 2017 Premier Sandy Silver released the following statement today: “It is with a heavy heart that we acknowledge the passing of Regional Chief Mike Smith. On behalf of the Government of Yukon, I send heartfelt condolences to his friends, family and community. Regional Chief Smith leaves behind a remarkable legacy, having contributed nearly […]

by pmnationtalk on October 23, 201712 Views

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Horgan marks strategy for growth with acknowledgment of BC’s unceded territory – The Globe and Mail

It is now commonplace for social activists to acknowledge they are living upon unceded Indigenous territory in British Columbia. It is a milestone, however, for the premier of the province to adopt that language. Premier John Horgan is reaching out to business leaders and investors to encourage economic development, but he says reconciliation with Indigenous […]

by ahnationtalk on October 23, 201716 Views

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At mid mandate and with extra cash, Liberals to chart fiscal course toward 2019 – CP

Source: The Canadian Press Oct 22, 2017  By Andy Blatchford THE CANADIAN PRESS OTTAWA _ The Trudeau government, right at the midpoint of its mandate, will map out its financial path this week and announce new measures as it enters the two-year stretch toward the next election. The fall update will also reveal Tuesday what the Liberals […]

by ahnationtalk on October 23, 201718 Views

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Even as long form census data returns, Statcan readies for day without it – CP

Source: The Canadian Press Oct 23, 2017  By Jordan Press THE CANADIAN PRESS OTTAWA _ As a political brawl played out on Parliament Hill seven years ago over the cancellation of the long-form census, Statistics Canada quietly kept the mandatory survey on life support, waiting for the day it might again come in handy. The fruits of […]

by ahnationtalk on October 23, 201713 Views

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Liberals accused of diabetes tax grab with apparent benefit clawback – CP

Source: The Canadian Press Oct 23, 2017  By Mike Blanchfield THE CANADIAN PRESS OTTAWA _ Health groups joined forces on Sunday with the Conservative opposition to accuse the Liberal government of trying to raise tax revenue on the backs of vulnerable diabetics. The accusation opened a new front in the ongoing opposition waged war on government taxation […]

by ahnationtalk on October 23, 201716 Views

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NB Elxn Speculation – CP

Source: The Canadian Press – Broadcast wire Oct 23, 2017 FREDERICTON – New Brunswick Premier Brian Gallant meets with the province’s lieutenant-government today to discuss tomorrow’s scheduled throne speech, opening a new session of the legislature. A notice of the meeting and a subsequent email from the premier’s office on Friday saying the Liberal government had “accomplished” […]

by ahnationtalk on October 23, 201713 Views

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U.S. not ‘dictatorship,’ time for Congress to commit on NAFTA: Liberal MP – CP

Source: The Canadian Press Oct 23, 2017  By Mike Blanchfield THE CANADIAN PRESS OTTAWA _ Donald Trump needs to butt out as a hovering presence over the North American Free Trade Agreement talks and U.S. lawmakers must come clean about what they really think of the deal, says a veteran Liberal MP. Bob Nault, who heads the […]

by ahnationtalk on October 23, 201718 Views

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Mba Liberal Leader – CP

Source: The Canadian Press – Broadcast wire Oct 22, 2017  WINNIPEG – The new leader of the Manitoba Liberals says he’s looking forward to changing politics in the province. Dougald Lamont became leader this weekend, beating out Liberal MLAs Jon Gerrard and Cindy Lamoureux. Lamont says in a post on his website that he and the other […]

by ahnationtalk on October 23, 201715 Views

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Canada Stepped into the Light

Credits: Ontario60sScoop On October 6, 2017 Chief Marcia Brown Martel stood beside Carolyn Bennett, the Minister of Crown-Indigenous Relations and Northern Affairs, as she announced a historic “agreement in principle” for all Canadian children who were taken from their homes and had their identities taken from them in the Sixties Scoop. The agreement is unique […]

by pmnationtalk on October 22, 201731 Views

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GNU: National Foster Family Week

October 20, 2017 National Foster Family Week started October 16. The Department of Family Services wants to thank Nunavut’s foster families for their dedication year-round, and encourages other Nunavummiut to consider fostering a child today. To celebrate National Foster Family Week in Nunavut, the department is hosting appreciation events in communities across the territory. To […]

by pmnationtalk on October 20, 201728 Views

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Bob McLeod: Working Together for the Northwest Territories

October 20, 2017 Mr. Speaker, before Members finish this Sitting and go their separate ways ‘til the House sits again, I wanted to take a few moments to reflect on our experiences together over the past few weeks and the past two years. When the 19 of us met in November 2015 as newly-elected Members, […]

by pmnationtalk on October 20, 201724 Views

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Manitoba News Release: Work of Seniors Across Province Acknowledged with Manitoba Council on Aging Recognition Awards for 2017

October 20, 2017 The Manitoba Council on Aging is acknowledging the hard work of seniors across the province with recognition awards, Health, Seniors and Active Living Minister Kelvin Goertzen said today. “Seniors and others from across the province are working to strengthen their communities and make life better for all residents,” said Goertzen.  “These awards […]

by pmnationtalk on October 20, 201741 Views

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2017 Edmonton Election results now official

October 20, 2017 Edmonton Elections Returning Officer Linda Sahli submitted official election results to Alberta Municipal Affairs today, as required by the Local Authorities Election Act. The official results are posted on the Edmonton Elections website and Open Data . City-wide, ward summary and detailed station-by-station results are available for election races. The public can […]

by pmnationtalk on October 20, 201731 Views

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STC Treaty Assembly 2017 Information

October 19, 2017 Delegates of the Saskatoon Tribal Council member First Nations have elected Mark Arcand as the STC Tribal Chief at the assembly held today at the Dakota Dunes Casino on the Whitecap Dakota First Nation. Tribal Chief Mark Arcand is a member of the Muskeg Lake Cree Nation and has served the tribal […]

by pmnationtalk on October 20, 201724 Views

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Targeted Tax Fairness Measures Will Protect Canada’s Next Generation of Innovators and Entrepreneurs

October 20, 2017 – Waterloo, Ontario – Department of Finance Canada When you have an economy that works for the middle class, you have a country that works for everyone. As the Government of Canada lowers the federal small business tax rate to nine per cent, it is committed to ensuring that Canada’s competitive corporate […]

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Nation to Nation: Specific claims process to be overhauled again – APTN

October 19, 2017 The Nation to Nation political panel had a rare moment on the show this week – all three MPs agreed that the specific claims process needs another update. Specific claims deal with past failures by the federal government to manage First Nation lands and assets. There are currently 528 outstanding claims where […]

by ahnationtalk on October 20, 201715 Views

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Premier Pallister Meets with North Dakota Governor Burgum to Discuss Shared Priorities: Trade, Water, Public Safety

October 19, 2017 FARGO, N.D.— Premier Brian Pallister and North Dakota Governor Doug Burgum and met today in Fargo to discuss the critical partnership between the United States and Canada as well as several shared interests and key issues facing both jurisdictions including trade, water and public safety. “North Dakota and Manitoba are more than […]

by pmnationtalk on October 20, 201727 Views

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Alfred Moses: Supporting Families and Seniors Across the North

October 19, 2017 Mr. Speaker, over the past year, the Department of Education, Culture and Employment has continued to make and implement significant changes in its programs for families, seniors and students across the Northwest Territories. Last year, the federal government announced the new Canada Child Benefit. We revised our Income Assistance Program so that […]

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Finance Minister Announces Fall Economic Statement for October 24

October 19, 2017 – Ottawa, Ontario – Department of Finance Canada When you have an economy that works for the middle class, you have a country that works for everyone. The Government of Canada’s plan to invest in people, in communities and in the economy is working. As it takes the next steps in its […]

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Racist Halloween costumes still abound in Toronto stores – The Star

If awareness about the issue is growing, why are racks of “Dream Catcher Cutie” and “Rising Sun Princess” outfits still on offer? Oct. 20, 2017 Joy Henderson was shopping for Wolverine claws for her son’s Halloween costume last month when she saw a row of costumes at an east end store depicting her and her […]

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FSC Canada strongly supports proposal to include chapter on rights of Indigenous Peoples in NAFTA now under renegotiation

Montreal, Quebec – October 19, 2017 – The Forest Stewardship Council® (FSC®) Canada, the leading independent certifier of forest management practices in Canada and around the world, strongly endorses the call for a chapter to be added to the proposed renegotiated North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) that recognizes and calls for the rights of the […]

by pmnationtalk on October 20, 201731 Views

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Minister Chagger celebrates another successful summer tourism season in Canada

Statements From Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada Ottawa, October 19, 2017—With the release today of the latest tourism statistics by Statistics Canada, the Honourable Bardish Chagger, Minister of Small Business and Tourism and Leader of the Government in the House of Commons, made the following statement: “As Canadians, we are known the world over […]

by aanationtalk on October 20, 201733 Views

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Assembly of First Nations National Chief Perry Bellegarde Offers Condolences on the Passing of Yukon Regional Chief Mike Smith

Assembly of First Nations National Chief Perry Bellegarde Offers Condolences on the Passing of Yukon Regional Chief Mike Smith October 19, 2017 (Ottawa, ON) – Assembly of First Nations (AFN) National Chief Perry Bellegarde today offered his condolences to the family, community and Yukon First Nations on the passing of AFN Yukon Regional Chief Mike […]

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Conference of Provincial-Territorial Ministers of Health

Edmonton, October 19, 2017 Provincial and territorial (P/T) health ministers met today in Edmonton, Alberta to discuss ongoing collaboration in key areas, including mental health and substance use, the opioid crisis, pharmaceutical drug coverage, innovation and health care funding challenges. “This meeting provides an excellent opportunity to share information and knowledge, work together on common […]

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Indigenous leaders urge Canadians to unite, honour Downie’s legacy – TimminsToday

OTTAWA — Canadians can unite on reconciliation efforts to honour Gord Downie’s legacy, Indigenous leaders said Wednesday. In the final months of his life, the Tragically Hip frontman became an outspoken advocate on Indigenous issues, notably as part of his “Secret Path” project. It honoured 12-year-old Chanie Wenjack who died in 1966 after running away […]

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First Nations rights catalyst is mourned as ‘a great leader’ – Whitehorse Star

Mike Smith, a former lawyer, Council for Yukon Indians chair, and Kwanlin Dün First Nation chief, died Wednesday in Whitehorse. October 19, 2017 Mike Smith, a former lawyer, Council for Yukon Indians chair, and Kwanlin Dün First Nation chief, died Wednesday in Whitehorse. Both Smith’s condition and his last days remain confidential at his own […]

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NAN Grand Chief wants electoral map changes revisited – Tbnewswatch.com

Alvin Fiddler says Mushkegowuk riding will be only 28% Indigenous THUNDER BAY — A committee of the Ontario legislature wants to change the name of one of the proposed two new ridings in the province’s Far North. But regional Indigenous leaders are seeking a much more significant change. In August, an independent panel comprised of […]

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Mike Smith, early champion of Yukon land claims, has died – CBC

Smith was a leader and mentor to many who fought for Indigenous rights, his family says Oct 19, 2017 Former Kwanlin Dün First Nation chief Mike Smith, who was part of the early push for land claim agreements for Yukon First Nations and later fought for their implementation, has died. A statement from his family […]

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Sask. Indigenous leaders celebrate Treaty Land Entitlement agreement – Globalnews.ca

October 19, 2017 Indigenous leaders and multiple levels of government came together to celebrate a landmark agreement in Saskatoon Thursday. In September 1992, 25 First Nations signed the Saskatchewan Treaty Land Entitlement (TLE) Framework Agreement with the provincial and federal governments. “The SIGA casinos are all on First Nation land – opportunity for development, to […]

by ahnationtalk on October 20, 201724 Views

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Media Advisory: Minister Lebouthillier announces improvements to better serve northern residents

On Friday, October 20, 2017, the Honourable Diane Lebouthillier, P.C. M.P., Minister of National Revenue, and Member of Parliament Michael V. McLeod (Northwest Territories), will release a report on “Serving You Better” consultations in the North. Date Friday, October 20, 2017. Place The Tree of Peace Friendship Centre 5011 – 51st Street Yellowknife, NT Time 11:00 […]

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BR First Nations Fight – CP

Source: The Canadian Press – Broadcast wire Oct 20, 2017  OTTAWA – Jane Philpott says the Liberal government expects to reach a settlement in the “near future” with a First Nations family that’s been battling Ottawa to pay for school bus service for their handicapped child. The Indigenous services minister calls it “unconscionable” that the family been […]

by ahnationtalk on October 20, 201734 Views

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Celebrated Yukon First Nations leader Mike Smith has died – CP

Source: The Canadian Press Oct 19, 2017  By Taylor Blewett THE CANADIAN PRESS WHITEHORSE _ First Nations leader, Yukon lawyer and residential school survivor Mike Smith died Wednesday in Whitehorse. His family released a statement Thursday saying that Smith wanted his condition and last days to remain confidential. His age and cause of death were not released. […]

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Trudeau says it’s not up to federal government to challenge Quebec veil ban law – CP

Source: The Canadian Press Oct 19, 2017 By Joan Bryden THE CANADIAN PRESS OTTAWA _ Justin Trudeau offered relatively mild criticism on Thursday of a new Quebec law that bans people from providing or receiving public services with their faces covered and asserted that it’s not up to the federal government to challenge its constitutionality. The prime […]

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The 25th Annual CCPPP National Conference on Public-Private Partnerships

The Honourable Jane Philpott Canada’s Minister of Indigenous Services Delivers the Opening Keynote Address at P3 2017 The Canadian Council for Public-Private Partnerships is pleased to announce the Honourable Jane Philpott, Canada’s Minister of Indigenous Services, will present the Opening Keynote address at CCPPP’s 25th Annual Conference on Monday, November 6th, 2017 in Toronto. The […]

by pmnationtalk on October 19, 201742 Views

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IAP statistics update – From September 19, 2017 to September 30, 2017

SEPTEMBER 19, 2007 TO SEPTEMBER 30, 2017 This table shows progress in resolving IAP claims To date, 98% of all IAP claims have been resolved Close to 90% of all IAP claimants have received compensation under the IAP Province All claims received Claims Resolved Claims in Progress British Columbia 6,680 6,593 87 Alberta 8,257 8,027 […]

by pmnationtalk on October 19, 201727 Views

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Province Announces Changes to The Forks North Portage Partnership Board – Government of MB

October 19, 2017 Manitoba Municipal Relations has appointed two new members to The Forks North Portage Partnership board of directors. Bonnie Emerson (Winnipeg) is a community-oriented leader, a member of the Métis nation and in her 26th year with the Winnipeg Police Service.  She is currently a staff sergeant assigned to the community support division, […]

by pmnationtalk on October 19, 201726 Views

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Treasury Board President willing to amend access to information bill in response to First Nation concerns – CBC

New rules could make getting information more onerous for First Nations, says researchers Oct 19, 2017 Canada’s treasury board president says he is open to amending a proposed bill to modernize federal access to information laws over First Nations’ concerns it could be used to block the settling of historic claims. Dozens of First Nations […]

by ahnationtalk on October 19, 201742 Views

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Electors Can Register at the Polls

GATINEAU, Thursday, October 19, 2017 Electors in Lac-Saint-Jean (Quebec) and Sturgeon River–Parkland (Alberta) who are not registered can still vote in the Monday, October 23, by-elections. They can register at their polling place on election day. To find their polling place, all electors need to do is enter their postal code online or call 1-800-463-6868. Unregistered electors can enter their information online, print a registration certificate and […]

by pmnationtalk on October 19, 201723 Views

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Statement by Chief Adjudicator Dan Shapiro, on the decision by Supreme Court of Canada on the disposition of Independent Assessment Process (IAP) Records

We are very satisfied with the result of today’s decision. We have argued all along that IAP records are sensitive, confidential, and must be protected. Survivors were promised that the details of their most intimate and painful memories would not be shared outside the IAP hearing room without their consent. Many claimants told me they […]

by pmnationtalk on October 19, 201737 Views

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B.C. fish farm injunctions against protestors lifted – APTN

October 19, 2017 Injunctions against three First Nations activists protesting a fish farm off the northern coast of Vancouver Island was temporarily suspended Wednesday by the company. Marine Harvest Canada, the owner of Port Elizabeth Fish Farm, was officially occupied by activists Sunday night. Notices were served to two protesters occupying Port Elizabeth, and one […]

by ahnationtalk on October 19, 201734 Views

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