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Assembly of First Nations Congratulates Abegweit First Nation Chief Brian Francis on Appointment to Senate of Canada

Assembly of First Nations Congratulates Abegweit First Nation Chief Brian Francis on Appointment to Senate of Canada Assembly of First Nations (AFN) National Chief Perry Bellegarde, AFN New Brunswick-Prince Edward Island Regional Chief Roger Augustine and AFN Nova Scotia-Newfoundland Regional Chief Morley Googoo today welcomed the appointment of Brian Francis, Chief of Abegweit First Nation […]

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Alberta Community Leaders Receive National Honour

October 15, 2018 Today 31 Alberta community leaders received the Sovereign’s Medal for Volunteers in recognition of their exceptional volunteer contributions in a wide range of fields. The award pays tribute to the passion, dedication and commitment of volunteers and recognizes their achievements in the community. The medals were presented at an Edmonton ceremony cohosted […]

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No matter what Elizabeth Warren’s DNA test shows, there’s no genetic test to prove you’re Native American – The Verge

Oct 15, 2018 Over the weekend, US Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) released the results of a genetic test suggesting she does have some Native American ancestry. Warren, who is likely to run for president in 2020, probably hopes that the results will stop President Trump and his supporters from mocking her by calling her “Pocahontas.” […]

by ahnationtalk on October 15, 201823 Views

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City of Yellowknife Election Day 2018

October 12, 2018 Media at Voting Stations Election staff, candidates or their agents, and voters are the only persons permitted in the Voting Stations. As such, media are not permitted within the Voting Stations. Voting Hours Polls for the 2018 Municipal Election will be open between the hours of 10:00 a.m. and 8:00 p.m. on […]

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Kanien’kehá:ka chiefs fear cannabis will lead to tobacco’s lingering problems – CBC

‘We have tobacco shacks, and we don’t want cannabis shacks’ Oct 15, 2018 Kwetiio Goodleaf has worked in Kahnawake’s tobacco industry for the past three decades. She’s seen the economic impacts that selling cigarettes has had on Kanien’kehá:ka communities across Quebec and Ontario, and is hoping the assertion of Indigenous rights in marijuana will have […]

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MB Government: Pre-budget Consultations Soon Underway

October 15, 2018 Manitobans Encouraged to Share Ideas: Fielding Budget 2019’s pre-budget consultations will soon be underway and Manitobans are encouraged to take the opportunity to share their ideas and views for the upcoming provincial budget, Finance Minister Scott Fielding announced today. “From health care to public safety and infrastructure investments, we understand that fiscal […]

by pmnationtalk on October 15, 201828 Views

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Anishinabek Nation leadership concerned by regressive Supreme Court decision

ANISHINABEK NATION HEAD OFFICE (October 12, 2018)— Anishinabek Nation Grand Council Chief Glen Hare is concerned with yesterday’s Supreme Court decision that federal lawmakers do not have a duty to consult with Indigenous people before introducing legislation that might affect constitutionally protected Aboriginal and treaty rights. “Yesterday’s ruling from Canada’s highest court was very disappointing for […]

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Warren DNA analysis points to Native American heritage – CP

Source: The Associated Press Oct 15, 2018  By Bob Salsberg THE ASSOCIATED PRESS BOSTON _ U.S. Sen. Elizabeth Warren on Monday released the results of a DNA analysis that strongly supports she has some Native American ancestry, a rebuttal to President Donald Trump and other critics who have long derided her claim. The Massachusetts Democrat and potential […]

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IRC: Corporate Tour Coming To Ulukhaktok (Oct. 15), Sachs harbour (Oct. 16)

October 12, 2018 The Inuvialuit Regional Corporation Corporate Tour will be visiting Ulukhaktok and Sachs Harbour next week. A presentation of IRC’s Annual Report by the Chair and CEO – and other corporate staff – will take place, as well as an Inuvialuit Development Corporation update. Ulukhaktok Monday October 15, 2018 Beginning at 5:00 p.m. Kataoyak […]

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AFN Manitoba Regional Chief Hart Says Supreme Court Decision Will Not Stop First Nations from Defending and Asserting Their Rights

AFN Manitoba Regional Chief Hart Says Supreme Court Decision Will Not Stop First Nations from Defending and Asserting Their Rights WINNIPEG, MB, Oct. 14, 2018 – Assembly of First Nations (AFN) Manitoba Regional Chief Kevin Hart said today that the Supreme Court of Canada decision in the Mikisew Cree First Nation case does not mean Canada can ignore or deny First Nations rights […]

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Indigenous and Refugee populations in the urban setting: the role of municipalities – Public Sector Digest

At a professional development seminar at the University of Calgary, an Indigenous Professor pointed out to a group of refugee resettlement workers that the issues facing urban Indigenous populations were not all that different than those faced by new refugees. Refugee and Indigenous histories, while different, often share stories of social and individual trauma, transitions […]

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Tanya Talaga discusses suicide crisis on Canada’s First Nation reserves | Sunday Scrum – CBC

Oct 14, 2018 Read More: https://www.cbc.ca/news/politics/tanya-talaga-discusses-suicide-crisis-on-canada-s-first-nation-reserves-sunday-scrum-1.4862498

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First Nations, federal and B.C. provincial governments sign new treaty agreement – CP

Oct 13, 2018  VANCOUVER _ The British Columbia government says a new agreement between a group of Indigenous people and the provincial and federal governments is consistent with the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples. The treaty negotiations memorandum of understanding was signed Saturday at a ceremony in the Leq’a:mel community by the chiefs […]

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Stó:lō Xwexwilmexw, B.C., Canada move forward on major treaty innovations

October 13, 2018 CHILLIWACK – Stó:lō Xwexwilmexw Treaty Association, the Government of Canada and the Province of British Columbia have signed an agreement that supports new and innovative approaches to modern treaty negotiations in B.C. and advances them to the final phase of treaty negotiations. A treaty negotiations memorandum of understanding (MOU) was signed at […]

by pmnationtalk on October 15, 201817 Views

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NAN: Voices That Matter Left Out of Justice Smith Controversy

October 12, 2018 THUNDER BAY: Nishnawbe Aski Nation (NAN) Grand Chief Alvin Fiddler says voices that matter have been left out of the controversy surrounding Superior Court Justice Patrick Smith, who was facing a judicial council review for accepting the position of interim dean at Thunder Bay’s law school. “The appointment of Justice Smith as […]

by ahnationtalk on October 12, 201844 Views

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PEI’s new Senator – Chief Brian Francis

The Government of Prince Edward Island would like to congratulate Chief Brian Francis on his appointment to the Senate. Chief Francis has been a great leader for the Abegweit First Nation for over a decade. His commitment to reconciliation for the well-being and prosperity of the Indigenous community of PEI has made a lasting impact […]

by ahnationtalk on October 12, 201821 Views

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Manitoba Metis Federation Reacts to Supreme Court of Canada Decision on Duty to Consult

October 11, 2018 Winnipeg, MB – In response to today’s Supreme Court of Canada decision in Chief Courtereille and Mikisew Cree First Nation v. Governor General in Council et al., Manitoba Metis Federation (MMF) President David Chartrand expressed disappointment while also noting that a majority of the court affirmed legal remedies are available to Indigenous […]

by pmnationtalk on October 12, 201829 Views

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The Indigenous right to say no: Pamela Palmater – The Lawyer’s Daily

October 12, 2018 The federal government recently announced that it will not appeal the court decision which quashed Canada’s approval of the Trans Mountain pipeline expansion. Instead, Canada will engage with the 117 impacted First Nations in a consultation process led by former Supreme Court of Canada Justice Frank Iacobucci. If ever there was a […]

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Pauktuutit responds to comments of sexual harassment regarding Inuit leaders in Nunavut

October 11, 2018 OTTAWA – Pauktuutit recognizes that Inuit women face complex issues, including barriers to their full participation in a healthy and harassment-free workplace. We have tirelessly advocated for Inuit-specific prevention, healing, and treatment services for victim/survivors of abuse, as well as offenders, in addition to urging governments and policymakers to do more to […]

by pmnationtalk on October 12, 201822 Views

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BC treaty negotiations transforming Indigenous rights recognition

October 10, 2018 VANCOUVER – Treaty negotiations are leading the way in reconciliation and providing answers to important questions about Indigenous rights recognition, land ownership, and resource development in Canada. Today the BC Treaty Commission released its 2018 annual report highlighting innovations in treaty negotiations that are transforming the government-to-government relationship with Indigenous Peoples. We […]

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Opponent of Site C dam sharing concerns with northerners – CBC

Proponents of B.C. hydroelectric project say it will be cost-effective source of clean electricity Oct 12, 2018 One of the leading opponents of the Site C dam in northeastern B.C. is sharing her concerns with northerners this week. Proponents of the Site C dam say it will be a cost-effective source of clean electricity that […]

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Nunavut government announces new appointments to territory’s language authority – Nunatsiaq News

Louise Tapardjuk and Rosemarie Meyok join the Inuit Uqausinginnik Taiguusiliuqtiit October 12, 2018 The Inuit Uqausinginnik Taiguusiliuqtiit, Nunavut’s arm’s-length language authority, has two new members: Louis Tapardjuk of Igloolik, a former MLA and government minister, and Inuinnaqtun translator Rosemarie Meyok of Kugluktuk. Their appointments became effective Sept. 4. Tapardjuk, as Nunavut’s minister of languages, oversaw […]

by ahnationtalk on October 12, 201855 Views

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Canada, British Columbia and Wet’suwet’en make progress on child and family services

October 11, 2018 – Wet’suwet’en Territory, Witset, BC – Crown-Indigenous Relations and Northern Affairs Canada The Government of Canada, British Columbia and the Wet’suwet’en are committed to working together to develop and implement a framework for exercising Wet’suwet’en jurisdiction over child and family services. It is a key step towards achieving the common goal of improving […]

by pmnationtalk on October 12, 201821 Views

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Chiefs of Ontario Special Chiefs Assembly

Chiefs of Ontario Special Chiefs Assembly will take place on November 20-22, 2018 at the Delta Toronto Airport & Conference Centre (655 Dixon Rd.) Should you have any questions, please contact Lori Keeshig-Martin, Executive Assistant at Lori.Keeshig-Martin@coo.org or Dianne Simon at Dianne@coo.org. PH: 416-597-1266/ Toll-Free 1-877-517-6527 NT5

by ahnationtalk on October 11, 201827 Views

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FNTC: Changes to Section 83 Financial Administration By-law Approval

Indigenous Services Canada (ISC) recently announced 10-year grant funding that would be made available to First Nations as early as April 1, 2019 if the First Nation provides a written request and meets eligibility requirements, which were co-developed with the Assembly of First Nations (AFN) and the First Nations Financial Management Board (FMB). To be […]

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Trudeau names Ontario lawyer, PEI Mi’kmaq chief to Senate – CP

Source: The Canadian Press Oct 11, 2018  OTTAWA _ Prime Minister Justin Trudeau is appointing Ontario lawyer Josee Forest-Niesing and Mi’kmaq leader Brian Francis from Prince Edward Island to the Senate. Forest-Niesing lives in Sudbury where she has specialized in family law, civil litigation and employment cases while serving as an active member of the local francophone […]

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CRD Board Approves Recommendations in the First Nations Task Force Final Report

Oct 10, 2018 Victoria, BC– The Capital Regional District (CRD) Board took an important step forward this week in reaffirming its commitment to building trust and greater collaboration with First Nations governments by approving a set of recommendations from the Final Report of the Special Task Force on First Nations Relations (Task Force). “The creation […]

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Prime Minister announces the appointment of two senators

October 11, 2018 The Prime Minister, Justin Trudeau, today announced that the Governor General appointed the following independent senators to fill vacancies in the Senate: Josée Forest-Niesing (Ontario) Brian Francis (Prince Edward Island) Ms. Forest-Niesing is a proud Franco-Ontarian, dedicated lawyer, and devoted community member who, throughout her career, has passionately defended and promoted access […]

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Statement: Shoal Lake No. 40 celebrates major milestone as Freedom Road reaches the Trans-Canada Highway

From: Indigenous Services Canada Statement OTTAWA, ONTARIO (October 11, 2018) – The Minister of Indigenous Services, Jane Philpott, issued the following statement today: “Today, Shoal Lake No. 40 First Nation is celebrating a significant milestone as the construction of Freedom Road has reached the Trans-Canada Highway. This long-awaited project to establish year-round unrestricted road access […]

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Parliamentary Secretary Alghabra wraps up successful Indigenous trade mission to New Zealand

From: Global Affairs Canada October 11, 2018 – Ottawa, Ontario – Global Affairs Canada The government is determined to make sure the economic benefits of trade and investment are shared by all segments of society. When Indigenous peoples from all over the world are able to build their networks, the opportunities and job creation that […]

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Kinder Morgan pipeline opponents are treasonous – Cochrane Eagle

Oct 11, 2018 Well, it’s done. Three non-elected economically deficient decision makers, minorities of taxpayer supported indigenous people, supported by politicians Elizabeth May and John Horgan (who should be charged with treason), have virtually stopped Canada’s last hope of getting our oil to international markets. This small minority ignored the loss of thousands of jobs […]

by ahnationtalk on October 11, 201818 Views

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Statement from Regional Chief Marlene Poitras on the Mikisew Cree First Nation V. Canada Supreme Court Decision

STATEMENT FROM REGIONAL CHIEF MARLENE POITRAS ON THE MIKISEW CREE FIRST NATION V. CANADA SUPREME COURT DECISION The Supreme Court of Canada ruled on the application of the Duty to Consult doctrine and if it can be applied to the federal legislation-making process. The case originates from Mikisew Cree First Nation’s challenge of the 2012 […]

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B.C., Washington state recommit to strengthening regional partnership, building sustainable future

Oct. 10, 2018 VANCOUVER – B.C. Premier John Horgan and Washington state Gov. Jay Inslee met today for a bilateral meeting and signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) to act jointly to grow the region’s innovation economy, protect the environment and combat climate change, promote trade and improve transportation connectivity. “Gov. Inslee and I are […]

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Why No Indigenous Presence on Violence Against Women Committee, asks Advocate – VOCM

A member of an Inuit women’s association in Labrador says she’s disappointed and insulted that there is no Indigenous voice or representation on the Minister’s Committee on Violence Against Women and Girls. Kim Campbell-MacLean is the Executive Director of the Regional Inuit Women’s Association, based in North West River, Labrador. She told VOCM Open Line […]

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Legislative Assembly of Nunavut: Invitation for Submissions – Independent Commission to Review Members’ Indemnities, Allowances, Expenses and Benefits

The Legislative Assembly of Nunavut has established an Independent Commission to Review Members’ Indemnities, Allowances, Expenses and Benefits. The Commission’s mandate is provided for in section 37 of the Legislative Assembly and Executive Council Act. One of the Commission’s mandates is to support a family-friendly institution by providing recommendations concerning practical and cost-effective ways to […]

by pmnationtalk on October 11, 201842 Views

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Parti Quebecois add 10th seat at legislature after judicial recount in Gaspe – CP

Source: The Canadian Press Oct 11, 2018 QUEBEC _ The Parti Quebecois has added a tenth seat at the provincial legislature after winning a recount in an eastern Quebec riding. The sovereigntist party had contested the results in Gaspe and sought a judicial recount after the Oct. 1 vote. Late Wednesday, the PQ’s Meganne Perry-Melancon was officially […]

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Michaelle Jean makes final pitch to keep top post as Francophonie summit opens – CP

Source: The Canadian Press Oct 11, 2018 By Melanie Marquis THE CANADIAN PRESS YEREVAN, Armenia _ Michaelle Jean is making a final public plea to hold on to her post as secretary general of the International Organization of la Francophonie. In a speech today at the Francophonie summit, Jean urged representatives of member nations not to allow […]

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PQ Recount – CP

Source: The Canadian Press – Broadcast wire Oct 11, 2018  QUEBEC – The Parti Quebecois has added a tenth seat at the provincial legislature after winning a recount in an eastern Quebec riding. The sovereigntist party had contested the results in Gaspe and sought a judicial recount after the Oct. 1 vote. Late Wednesday, the PQ’s Meganne […]

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Toronto election enters home stretch as contenders offer two starkly different visions – CP

Source: The Canadian Press Oct 10, 2018  By Michelle McQuigge THE CANADIAN PRESS TORONTO _ A municipal election nearly derailed by a city-province power struggle entered the home stretch on Wednesday as advance polls opened in Toronto, signalling the beginning of the end of a fraught campaign that’s seen everything from last-minute contenders to pitched court battles. […]

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Liberals eyed rules for cannabis use by workers, drug testing, documents show – CP

Source: The Canadian Press Oct 10, 2018  By Jordan Press THE CANADIAN PRESS OTTAWA _ Federal officials have quietly probed possible new workplace rules for employees who show up to work high after cannabis is legalized next week, newly released documents show. The documents obtained by The Canadian Press under the access-to-information law show Labour Minister Patty […]

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Negotiation and implementation of modern-day treaty agreements leading the way in reconciliation and Indigenous rights recognition

October 10, 2018 Coast Salish Territory/Vancouver – First Nations Summit (FNS) leaders were in Vancouver today for the release of the 2018 BC Treaty Commission (BCTC) Annual Report. “While no new treaties were concluded in 2018, we are encouraged by innovations in negotiations which are in the process of being implemented by Canada and BC, […]

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Minister Tassi wraps up successful visits in Hamilton to highlight commitment to seniors

From: Employment and Social Development Canada October 10, 2018 Hamilton, Ontario Employment and Social Development Canada Seniors have a wealth of knowledge, skills and experiences that make a difference in the lives of others. The Government of Canada encourages seniors to participate in and contribute to the prosperity of the country. Today, the Honourable Filomena […]

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NunatuKavut Community Council Seeking Individuals to Fill Two Governing Council Positions

NunatuKavut Community Council (NCC) is seeking applications from NunatuKavut members to fill two vacant Governing Council seats, one in the area of Sandwich Bay/Island of Ponds (Area 4) and one in Central/Northern Labrador (Area 5). The applicants must be a Full Member- Resident in good-standing and a resident of the area they wish to represent. […]

by ahnationtalk on October 10, 201828 Views

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Minister Hajdu highlights the importance of the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA) and benefits to Canadian workers

From: Employment and Social Development Canada October 10, 2018 Vancouver, British Colombia Employment and Social Development Canada Today, the Honourable Patty Hajdu, Canada’s Minister of Employment, Workforce Development and Labour, met with union representatives to discuss the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA) and the ways in which the modernized trade deal is good for Canadians and […]

by ahnationtalk on October 10, 201855 Views

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The National Energy Board (NEB) 2017-18 Annual Report to Parliament was tabled

Message from the Chair and CEO Peter Watson, Chief Executive Officer and CEO The National Energy Board (NEB) is Canada’s federal energy regulator. Preventing harm is at the heart of what a regulator does. People count on us to keep them safe, to protect the environment, to prevent market inefficiencies and to listen to what […]

by aanationtalk on October 10, 201829 Views

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GOP official: Davids to be sent packing to ‘reservation’ – CP

Source: The Associated Press Oct 10, 2018  SHAWNEE, Kan. _ Fellow Republicans are condemning a local GOP official’s social media attack that says a Native American congressional candidate in Kansas would be “sent back packing to the reservation.” The Kansas City Star reports that in the same Facebook message, Republican precinct committee member Michael Kalny of suburban […]

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Media advisory: Dan Vandal, Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Indigenous Services, to attend celebration of Shoal Lake No. 40 Freedom Road reaching the Trans-Canada Highway

From: Indigenous Services Canada Shoal Lake No. 40 First Nation – Please be advised that Dan Vandal, Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Indigenous Services, will join Chief Redsky, project partners and community members at an event on Thursday to celebrate a major milestone for Shoal Lake No. 40 Freedom Road. He will attend on […]

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N.B. Greens say no deal with Liberals, Tories as legislature resumes Oct. 23 – CP

Source: The Canadian Press Oct 10, 2018  FREDERICTON _ Premier Brian Gallant will convene a new session of the New Brunswick legislature on Oct. 23, but he has been unable to come to a formal agreement with the Greens in his bid to stay in power. Gallant’s Liberals won 21 seats in last month’s provincial election _ […]

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Minister Tassi wraps up successful visits in London to highlight commitment to seniors

October 9, 2018         London, Ontario        Employment and Social Development Canada Seniors have a wealth of knowledge, skills and experiences that make a difference in the lives of others. The Government of Canada encourages seniors to participate in and contribute to the prosperity of the country. Today, the Honourable Filomena Tassi, Minister of Seniors, met with […]

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Iqaluit mayor faces backlash after calling out some male Inuit leaders as sexual predators – CBC

Madeleine Redfern spoke at federal committee on the Status of Women meeting in September Oct 10, 2018 Sexual harassment in the workplace remains a challenge for women in Nunavut, according to Iqaluit Mayor Madeleine Redfern. She was asked to present to the House of Commons’ Status of Women committee about barriers for women in politics […]

by ahnationtalk on October 10, 201827 Views

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