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Bus schedule for Premier Taptuna’s Community Feast in celebration of Their Royal Highnesses Start Date: June 27, 2017

June 27, 2017 Join Premier Peter Taptuna and celebrate the 2017 Royal Tour To Canada of Their Royal Highnesses The Prince of Wales and The Duchess of Cornwall in Iqaluit on June 29! The public is invited to Premier Taptuna’s Community Feast at Sylvia Grinnell Territorial Park. No vehicles can enter the Park area for […]

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Justin Trudeau eyes progress over the long term on economy, trade, Indigenous issues – Thestar.com

The prime minister defended his government’s record as it nears the middle of its mandate, saying many goals would take time or more willingness or “capacity” in others to realize. June 27, 2017 OTTAWA—As he heads into a summer of glad-handing and hosting Canada 150 celebrations, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau set his eyes squarely on […]

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Media Advisory: Infrastructure announcement in Whitehorse

Whitehorse, Yukon June 27, 2017 – Members of the media are invited to attend an important infrastructure announcement with the Honourable Larry Bagnell, Member of Parliament for Yukon, on behalf of the Honourable Amarjeet Sohi, Minister of Infrastructure and Communities, and the Honourable Richard Mostyn, Minister of Highways and Public Works. Date:         Wednesday, June 28, […]

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UN: General Assembly: Updated 2nd Revised Draft Text on Participation of Indigenous Peoples at UN

On 16 June 2017, the President of the General Assembly (PGA) transmitted a letter from his Advisers, on the consultation process concerning the ways to enable the participation of indigenous peoples’ representatives and institutions in meetings of relevant United Nations bodies on issues affecting them, containing the updated second revised draft text for the negotiations scheduled […]

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Ramona Big Head ‘proud’ of AHS for taking action after racial slur sent in text – Global News

June 27, 2017 WARNING: This story includes a term many people find offensive. Discretion is advised. A Kainai Board of Education (KBE) principal who became the subject of a racial slur in a text message sent by an Alberta Health Services employee is commending AHS for acting quickly and decisively to fire those responsible. “They […]

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Government meeting fiscal goals, inherited $18B budget deficit floor: Trudeau – CP

Source: The Canadian Press Jun 27, 2017 By Andy Blatchford THE CANADIAN PRESS OTTAWA _ Prime Minister Justin Trudeau argued Tuesday that his Liberal government has been keeping its promise to be fiscally responsible and pointed to the previous Conservative administration as at least partly to blame for higher-than-expected deficits. Trudeau maintained the Liberals were consistent with […]

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Inuit Customary Adoption Incorporated into Quebec’s Civil Code – “Historic” say Makivik and Nunavik Regional Board of Health and Social Services.

Kuujjuaq, Quebec – On Friday June 16, 2017 at the Quebec National Assembly, Bill 113 called “An Act to amend the Civil Code and other legislative provisions as regards adoption and the disclosure of information” was adopted with the unanimous consent of all parliamentarians. The Bill notably includes important new provisions related to Inuit customary […]

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Media Advisory: Province to Honour New Appointees to the Order of Ontario

The Honourable Elizabeth Dowdeswell, Lieutenant Governor of Ontario and Chancellor of the Order of Ontario, today announced 26 new appointments to the Order of Ontario, which is the province’s highest honour. The 26 new members of the Order of Ontario include: Internationally renowned surgical robotics pioneer Dr. Mehran Anvari, who founded the Centre for Surgical […]

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Beyond appropriation of our culture, the most important fight is for our land – The Globe and Mail

Simogyet Malii is chief negotiator for the Gitanyow Hereditary Chiefs There has been a lot of talk in Canada lately about cultural appropriation of Indigenous stories and imagery. This is a conversation that actually goes back to the origins of first contact between settlers and this land’s first peoples, and it is a conversation without […]

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NFU endorses Idle No More’s “UNsettling Canada 150” Call to Action

June 26, 2017 – Saskatoon, SK: The National Farmers Union (NFU) is proud to endorse Idle No More’s “UNsettling Canada 150” Call to Action. As people across Canada are celebrating the 150th anniversary of confederation, the NFU is convinced that this is a crucial time to be addressing both the historical and ongoing dispossession of […]

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UN: General Assembly: Updated 2nd Revised Draft Text on Participation of Indigenous Peoples at UN

In 2017, HLPF will take place from 10-19 July at the UNHQ in New York under the theme “Eradicating poverty and promoting prosperity in a changing world”. The goals under review in 2017 are: Goal 1 (End poverty), Goal 2 (Zero-hunger), Goal three (Good Health and well-being), Goal 5 (Gender Equality), Goal 9 (Industry, innovation […]

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Initial Partners Come Together to Sign Winnipeg’s First Indigenous Accord

WINNIPEG – Over 80 local organizations, businesses, groups, and individuals joined the City of Winnipeg and Mayor Brian Bowman today in their commitment to the ongoing Journey of Reconciliation in Winnipeg by formally becoming partners of Winnipeg’s Indigenous Accord at a signing ceremony. “Winnipeg’s first Indigenous Accord will help keep Winnipeg moving forward in strengthening […]

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Media Advisory: Parks Canada, in partnership with Kluane First Nation and Government of Yukon, celebrates the 75th anniversary of the completion of the Alaska Highway

From Parks Canada June 27, 2017                           Haines Junction, Yukon                         Parks Canada The Honourable Larry Bagnell, Member of Parliament for Yukon, in partnership with Kluane First Nation and Government of Yukon, will take part in the festivities for the celebration of Alaska Highway’s 75th anniversary. M. Bagnell will make the announcement on behalf of […]

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Frankly, we don’t have any reason to celebrate:’ Indigenous centre opting out of Canada Day celebrations – CBC

N’Swakamok Friendship Centre says Canada 150 does not recognize enough of the Indigenous experience June 27, 2017 As the rest of the country is preparing to mark Canada 150, others plan to sit out on the celebrations. Many Indigenous communities will not be taking part in Canada Day festivities, saying the nation has a deeper […]

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Media Advisory: Co-chairs Minister LeBlanc and Minister Frost to hold news conference at end of Canadian Council of Fisheries and Aquaculture Ministers’ meeting

WHITEHORSE, Yukon – The Honourable Dominic LeBlanc, Minister of Fisheries, Oceans and the Canadian Coast Guard and the Honourable Pauline Frost, Yukon Minister of Environment are the co-chairs of the 2017 Canadian Council of Fisheries and Aquaculture Ministers’ meeting taking place on June 26–27 in Whitehorse, Yukon. The co-chairs will hold a joint news conference […]

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Minister Garneau announces appointments and reappointments in the transportation sector

June 27, 2017 – Ottawa, Ontario – Transport Canada The Honourable Marc Garneau, Minister of Transport, today announced the following appointments to the boards of directors of VIA Rail Inc. and of various port authorities in Canada. The appointees come from diverse backgrounds, with experience in a number of fields, and are active members of […]

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Commentary: Canada at 150 – what we are, what we can become? – Global News

June 27, 2017 Happy 150th, Canada. Time to wave flags, pop champagne (or crack open a beer, chacun son goût) and find a good spot to take in the fireworks on July 1. Ottawa is dropping half a billion dollars on our sesquicentennial, so you might as well get your money’s worth while you can. […]

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Government officials meet to begin discussions on mining work plan – Government of Yukon

Minister of Energy, Mines and Resources Ranj Pillai and Council of Yukon First Nations Grand Chief Peter Johnston attended today’s inaugural meeting of government officials representing the parties who signed the Mining Memorandum of Understanding earlier this year. The Mining Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) established a government-to-government relationship that enables the Government of Yukon and […]

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Province Announces New Appointments to RBC Convention Centre Board of Directors

June 27, 2017 The Manitoba government has appointed two new members to the RBC Convention Centre board of directors, Indigenous and Municipal Relations Minister Eileen Clarke announced today. Leslie Dornan and Doug Lochhead have been appointed to the board as members. “The RBC Convention Centre is a premier regional event centre and the board plays […]

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Fete nationale parade organizers apologize for float pushed by black teenagers – CP

Source: The Canadian Press Jun 27, 2017 11:10 MONTREAL _ Organizers of the Fete nationale parade are apologizing to people who were upset by the sight of black teenagers pushing a float carrying a white singer. Footage of the float from Saturday’s parade was posted on social media and prompted some people to link the images to slavery […]

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Party chooses to operate without an interim leader until convention – CP

Source: The Canadian Press Jun 27, 2017 10:53 WINNIPEG _ Manitoba Liberals will be leaderless until October. The party’s board of directors has decided not to appoint an interim leader while awaiting the outcome of the Oct. 21 leadership convention in Winnipeg. Judy Klassen, one of three Liberal legislature members, was serving as interim leader but stepped down […]

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RMWB: Municipality seeks guidance on TRC Calls to Action report at June 28 event

(Fort McMurray, AB – June 20, 2017) – The Regional Municipality of Wood Buffalo is inviting residents to attend the Truth and Reconciliation Commission Calls to Action Symposium on Wednesday, June 28. Participants will take part in facilitated discussions on the Calls to Action report, which was published by the Truth and Reconciliation Commission of […]

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Minister Hehr announces appointments to the Veterans Review and Appeal Board

June 26, 2017 – Ottawa – Veterans Affairs Canada Veterans and their families have earned the respect and gratitude of all Canadians. The Government of Canada is committed to supporting our Veterans so that they have access to the critical services they need. The Honourable Kent Hehr, Minister of Veterans Affairs and Associate Minister of […]

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For many, Canada 150 celebrations pale in comparison to nostalgia of Expo 67 – CP

Source: The Canadian Press Jun 27, 2017  By Cassandra Szklarski THE CANADIAN PRESS TORONTO _ Dominic Ardonato doesn’t see much reason to celebrate Canada’s 150th birthday. The retired high school teacher complains about a disappointing economy, racial divides, and political squabbles that dominate his life in Montreal. He’d much rather reminisce about the magic of Montreal’s Expo […]

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Global Voices: What’s your gift to Canada? – Canada.com

Commemorate our 150th birthday with a commitment of service June 27, 2017 As Canada Day approaches, there is a lingering question for many. What does 150 years of Canada mean and how do we properly mark it? This anniversary is about more than giant rubber ducks, a travelling red couch, and red-and-white tulips (that for […]

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Alberta Health Services fires two employees over indigenous racial slur – CP

Source: The Canadian Press Jun 27, 2017  STAND OFF, Alta. _ The organization that delivers health programs for the Alberta government has fired two employees over a racial slur made against an indigenous educator. Last week Alberta Health Services apologized for a text message that was sent between two workers that referred to a member of the […]

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Media Advisory: Canada Day at Queen’s Park

June 26, 2017 The province’s official celebration of Canada Day and Ontario 150 will be held on Saturday, July 1 on the front lawn of the Ontario Legislature in Toronto. The following roads will be closed from 6 a.m. on July 1 to 1 a.m. on July 2: Queen’s Park Crescent East from College Street […]

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New Tourism HR Canada Board of Directors

OTTAWA – Tourism HR Canada held its Annual General Meeting at the Ted Rogers School of Hospitality and Tourism Management at Ryerson University in Toronto on June 19, 2017, where its new Board of Directors was elected and confirmed. Tourism HR Canada would like to formally welcome the new Board of Directors, and looks forward […]

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United Nations Deputy High Commissioner for Human Rights visits Tewegan Housing for Aboriginal Youth

OTTAWA, June 22, 2017 – Monday morning, residents of Tewegan Housing for Aboriginal Youth hosted a bannock and tea conversation with the United Nations Deputy High Commissioner for Human Rights Ms. Kate Gilmore.  Sharing the unique life experiences faced daily by young Aboriginal women living in Ottawa, residents discussed the difficult issues of racism, discrimination, and […]

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Government of Canada Invests Over $222,000 in Improvements to New Westminster’s Community Infrastructure

The Canada 150 Community Infrastructure Program (CIP 150) funding helps communities improve their local infrastructure, thus improving collective well-being in the society. June 26, 2017 – New Westminster, British Columbia – Western Economic Diversification Canada A popular community park in New Westminster has received a much-needed upgrade just in time for the summer season thanks […]

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Speech: Canada150&Me’s National Youth Forum

June 26, 2017 I would like to begin by acknowledging that we are gathering today on the traditional territory of the Algonquin people. How wonderful to see you all! I’m delighted to be here at your national forum, which kicks off an exciting week here in Ottawa at a very special time in our history: […]

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Media Advisory: Minister Bennett to Make Important Announcement on Canada’s Fiscal Relationships with Self-Governing Indigenous Communities

Carcross – Please be advised that the Honourable Carolyn Bennett, Minister of Indigenous and Northern Affairs, along with Grand Chief Peter Johnston, Council of Yukon First Nations, will make an important announcement regarding Canada’s fiscal relationships with self-governing Indigenous communities. A brief media availability will take place following the event. Date: Tuesday, June 27, 2017 […]

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Guest Editorial: BCs aboriginal minister on creating a future of equality – Kelowna Capital News

In order to address what we want the next 150 years to look like, we must learn from the past By John Rustad, B.C.’s Minister of Aboriginal Relations and Reconciliation As Canada celebrates 150 years, there are celebrations and ceremonies around British Columbia. But with National Aboriginal Day held June 21, it is also right […]

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Income Assistance Reforms – Government of Nunavut

June 23, 2017 The Department of Family Services is pleased to announce improvements to the Income Assistance Program. The first phase of reforms to the Income Assistance Program will come into effect on July 1, 2017. The benefits affected by these improvements include: Liquid Asset Exemption: allows clients to save some money, such as money […]

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Citizenship Reaffirmation Ceremonies at all four Canada Days locations on July 1 to mark Canada’s 150th birthday – City of Toronto

26-Jun-2017 On Canada Day, Citizenship Reaffirmation Ceremonies presented by CIBC in partnership with the Government of Canada and the City of Toronto, will take place at all Canada Days event locations, Nathan Phillips Square, Mel Lastman Square, Scarborough Civic Centre and Humber Bay Park West. The ceremonies, which invite Canadians to take the Oath of […]

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Media Advisory: Minister LeBlanc to attend the Canadian Council of Fisheries and Aquaculture Ministers’ meeting in Whitehorse, Yukon

Whitehorse, Yukon – The Honourable Dominic LeBlanc, Minister of Fisheries, Oceans and the Canadian Coast Guard, will be co-chairing the Canadian Council of Fisheries and Aquaculture Ministers’ meeting with the Honourable Pauline Frost, Yukon Minister of Environment. Minister LeBlanc is looking forward to productive discussions with his provincial and territorial counterparts on a broad range […]

by pmnationtalk on June 26, 201721 Views

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Métis Nation: PM Announces New Space for Métis Nation, First Nations and Inuit in Ottawa

June 22, 2017 Leaders of Métis Nation, First Nations and Inuit joined Prime Minister Trudeau today in a ceremony marking further steps on road to reconciliation including the transformation of the former U.S. Embassy building facing Parliament into a new space for Indigenous Peoples. In a ceremony in front of the building on 100 Wellington […]

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June 26: NDP leadership race boring? Plus other letters to the editor – The Globe and Mail

Jun. 26, 2017 Boring? It depends Re Have You Heard? The NDP Is Picking A New Leader (June 23): In the NDP race, we have five decent people, none of whom has made hateful utterances, talking about how to make this country more inclusive and more equal. This apparently is “boring,” unlike the soul-destroying Conservative […]

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Deadline for MNO AGA Special Resolutions

M E M O R A N D U M To: MNO citizens, Community Councils, PCMNO From: France Picotte, MNO Chair Date: June 22, 2017 Subject: 2017 Annual General Assembly—Deadline for Special Business Resolutions The 2010 MNO Annual General Assembly (“AGA”) passed a unanimous resolution that all future resolutions brought to MNO AGAs, which propose […]

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Assembly of First Nations National Chief Perry Bellegarde becomes First National AFN leader to march in Toronto’s 37th Annual Pride Parade

Assembly of First Nations National Chief Perry Bellegarde becomes First National AFN leader to march in Toronto’s 37th Annual Pride Parade June 23, 2017 (Ottawa, ON) – AFN National Chief Perry Bellegarde said today he was honoured to accept an invitation to march in Toronto’s 37th annual Pride Parade on June 25th and he looks […]

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Media Statement: Ontario Child Advocate: We must all be allies and advocates for those who identify as LGBTQ2S

Toronto, Ontario (June 25, 2017) – As Canada celebrates its second annual Pride Month, the Ontario Child Advocate is encouraging Ontarians to stand with those who identify as LGBTQ2S and to be natural advocates for equal rights, opportunities and participation. “Those who identify as LGBTQ2S, including young people living in Ontario’s systems of care, still […]

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First Nations Gazette: Two decades of supporting the legal voice of First Nations – FNTC

On June 21, 2017, the First Nations Gazette (www.fng.ca) celebrates its 20th anniversary. For the past two decades, The First Nations Gazette (FNG) has been supporting the legal voice of First Nations and continues in its role supporting the emerging voice of First Nation self-determination. Laws and regulations that govern the daily lives of Canadians are published […]

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Media Advisory: Minister Bennett to Announce Launch of the Manitoba Métis Federation Mobile Outreach Office

Winnipeg – Please be advised that the Honourable Carolyn Bennett, Minister of Indigenous and Northern Affairs, along with David Chartrand, President of the Manitoba Métis Federation, will hold an event to announce funding for a new Mobile Outreach Office. The mobile office will travel to communities and assist members with services such as finalizing citizenship […]

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Politics Briefing newsletter: Who Canadians and Americans think is fit to be a prime minister and a president – The Globe and Mail

Jun. 26, 2017 Who is the prime minister? Who is the president? Through history the answer in Canada and the U.S., with one exception in each country, has been a white man. The Angus Reid Institute conducted a study into Canadians’ and Americans’ opinions on the prospects of people from other backgrounds rising to become […]

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Grit MP Fry suggests misinformation led to PM’s quick rule-out of broadband tax – The Hill Times

‘Obviously he hasn’t read it,’ Grit MP Hedy Fry says of PM Justin Trudeau dismissing part of a committee report that suggested new taxes on internet service providers. Liberal MP and Canadian Heritage Committee Chair Hedy Fry has suggested that Prime Minister Justin Trudeau didn’t fully understand what the committee was recommending when he shot […]

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Analysis – Anything for a party, but the idea Canada was born 150 years ago is absurd: Don Pittis – CBC

Indigenous people were active economically centuries before Confederation Jun 26, 2017 Poor Bobby Gimby. The man with the Pied Piper horn chased by children singing his 1967 Centennial anthem CANADA worked like a trooper to squeeze “Confederation” into the song in both English and French. Now the word has been almost forgotten. Instead, headlines repeatedly […]

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“Happy Pride!”: Trudeau attends Toronto parade absent of police floats – CP

Source: The Canadian Press Jun 25, 2017 By Maija Kappler THE CANADIAN PRESS TORONTO _ Thousands cheered on Toronto’s annual Pride parade Sunday and waved rainbow flags, though continued debate over the exclusion of the city’s police force swirled amid the colourful procession that weaved its way through the downtown core. Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, his wife […]

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The Prime Minister announces changes in the senior ranks of the Public Service

Ottawa, Ontario June 23, 2017 The Prime Minister, Justin Trudeau, today announced the following changes in the senior ranks of the Public Service: Nathalie G. Drouin, currently Senior Associate Deputy Minister of Justice, becomes Deputy Minister of Justice and Deputy Attorney General of Canada, effective June 26, 2017. Peter Boehm, currently Deputy Minister of International […]

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UNsettling Canada 150: National day of action

Credits: CBC News Published on Jun 21, 2017 Russell Diabo, organizer of the UNsettling Canada 150 campaign, discusses why some Indigenous people won’t be joining the celebrations.For more than 75 years, CBC News has been the source Canadians turn to, to keep them informed about their communities, their country and their world. Through regional and […]

by pnationtalk on June 23, 201789 Views

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Lt.-Gov. Filmon Gifts Manitoba-Designed Maple Tree to Rideau Hall to Commemorate Canada 150

At the recent Annual Conference of the Governor General, Lieutenant Governors and Territorial Commissioners in Ottawa, Her Honour the Honourable Janice C. Filmon, lieutenant-governor of Manitoba, participated in the ceremonial planting of a Regal Celebration Maple tree on the grounds of Rideau Hall. The tree was gifted to the people of Canada by Lt.-Gov. Filmon […]

by ahnationtalk on June 23, 201768 Views

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