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B.C. reaches milestone with introduction of provincial cannabis legislation

April 26, 2018 VICTORIA – With public health and safety as the top priority, the Province has introduced legislation to provide for legal, controlled access to non-medical cannabis in British Columbia. “The legislation introduced today provides a sound foundation for the regulation and safe implementation of legalized cannabis in British Columbia,” said Mike Farnworth, Minister […]

by ahnationtalk on April 26, 20189 Views

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Statement by the Prime Minister on gender equality as top priority of Canada’s G7 Presidency

Ottawa, Ontario – April 26, 2018 The Prime Minister, Justin Trudeau, today issued the following statement on gender equality as a top priority of Canada’s G7 Presidency: “Women’s empowerment is a key driver of economic growth that works for everyone. All of us benefit when women can participate freely, fully, and equally in our economies […]

by aanationtalk on April 26, 201812 Views

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Manitoba News Release: Province Launches Intake for Community Development Funding Applications

April 26, 2018 The Manitoba government is seeking grant applications for community development projects and initiatives, Municipal Relations Minister Jeff Wharton and Sustainable Development Minister Rochelle Squires, minister responsible for the status of women, announced today. “Investments in these community organizations are critical in supporting the sustainability and economic development of neighbourhoods across our province,” […]

by ahnationtalk on April 26, 201811 Views

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Government of Canada announces Jury for Smart Cities Challenge

Thirteen jurors will help select the finalists and winners of the competition Ottawa, Ontario, April 26, 2018 — Being innovative and using data and connected technology will strengthen our communities, make them more liveable and inclusive, and create economic opportunities and jobs for middle class Canadians. Today, the Honourable Amarjeet Sohi, Minister of Infrastructure and Communities, announced […]

by pmnationtalk on April 26, 201820 Views

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Canada’s Seafood Farmers Comment on Environment Commissioner’s Report on Salmon Farming

April 25, 2018 OTTAWA, ON – Canada’s seafood farmers today commented on the recent salmon farming report of the federal Commissioner of Environment and Sustainable Development. Timothy Kennedy, Executive Director of the Canadian Aquaculture Industry Alliance, issued the following statement in response to the report: “Salmon farming in Canada today is sustainable, diverse and growing. […]

by pmnationtalk on April 26, 201813 Views

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Time for a church apology to be done properly – Hill Times

But gestures, even apologies from a pontiff who has repeatedly demonstrated his genuine compassion for the brutal treatment of Indigenous people in other countries, will always have a material side if they are real. That part has to do with making good on promises to assist Indigenous communities and to help rebuild crumbling or non-existent […]

by ahnationtalk on April 26, 20189 Views

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Timmins MP pressing for pope’s apology – Sudbury Star

April 26, 2018 OTTAWA – A motion put forth by MP Charlie Angus could see an unprecedented move by the federal government, calling on Pope Francis to apologize to residential school survivors. As the motion is scheduled to be debated on the floor of the House of Commons in Ottawa today, a large contingent of […]

by ahnationtalk on April 26, 20187 Views

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First Nations Leadership Council (FNLC) statement on BILL 26 (2018) – Child, Family and Community Service Amendment Act

April 25, 2018 First Nations Leadership Council (FNLC) statement on BILL 26 (2018) – Child, Family and Community Service Amendment Act Coast Salish Traditional Territory/Vancouver: Yesterday the Government of BC introduced amendments to the CFCSA in Bill C-26. These amendments have some promising components. We welcome amendments to the Child, Family and Community Service Amendment […]

by pmnationtalk on April 26, 201815 Views

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CSFS head left with concerns over Indigenous child legislation – Prince George Citizen

April 25, 2018 The provincial government missed a step when drafting new legislation aimed at keeping more Indigenous children in their communities and out of state care, according to Carrier-Sekani Family Services executive director Mary Teegee. If passed, the legislation, introduced this week, will mean the Ministry of Children and Family Development will no longer […]

by ahnationtalk on April 26, 20189 Views

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Liberal MP troubled by claims Kinder Morgan approval was ‘rigged’ – IPolitics

Apr 26, 2018 In the wake of allegations from government insiders that the Trans Mountain pipeline approval process was “rigged” while Indigenous communities were still being consulted on the project, one Liberal MP said he hopes the news isn’t true. “I hope that’s not how we consult,” Liberal MP Robert-Falcon Ouellette said. “I hope that […]

by ahnationtalk on April 26, 20189 Views

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At committee today: Indigenous languages in the House, Facebook leak and copyright regime – IPolitics

Apr 26, 2018 In what appears to be a serendipitous twist of parliamentary timing, on the very same day that the House of Commons is set to debate two separate issues of keen interest to Canada’s indigenous communities — the push for a papal apology for the role of the Catholic church in the “abuses” […]

by ahnationtalk on April 26, 201814 Views

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Safety board to release report on plane crash that killed Jim Prentice – CP

Source: The Canadian Press Apr 26, 2018  CALGARY _ The Transportation Safety Board is to release a report today on the plane crash that killed former Alberta premier Jim Prentice and three other men. The Cessna Citation jet went down shortly after takeoff from Kelowna, B.C., on its way to the Springbank airport west of Calgary in […]

by ahnationtalk on April 26, 201813 Views

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Video from Bono’s anti poverty group needles Trudeau for lacking gender plan – CP

Source: The Canadian Press Apr 26, 2018  By Mike Blanchfield THE CANADIAN PRESS OTTAWA _ Justin Trudeau is being lampooned in a new video by the anti-poverty organization led by his friend and U2 frontman Bono for not having a concrete plan to advance his feminist agenda at the G7. The one-minute video by the One Campaign, […]

by ahnationtalk on April 26, 201813 Views

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N.L. politician asked to step aside as review looks into allegations of harassment – CP

Source: The Canadian Press Apr 26, 2018  ST. JOHN’S, N.L. _ A cabinet minister in Newfoundland and Labrador has been asked to step aside while an independent review looks into allegations of harassment against him, Premier Dwight Ball said in a statement Thursday. Ball said in the brief announcement Wednesday that he asked Eddie Joyce to relinquish […]

by ahnationtalk on April 26, 201812 Views

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Trans Mountain opponent got federal money through Canada Summer Jobs: Tories – CP

Source: The Canadian Press Apr 26, 2018 OTTAWA _ The federal Liberal government found itself taking fire over the stalled Trans Mountain pipeline expansion from opposite flanks Wednesday: accused of helping to finance pipeline protesters on the one hand, and rigging the review system in favour of the project on the other. Conservative Leader Andrew Scheer led […]

by ahnationtalk on April 26, 201812 Views

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US House moves to reverse order to aid salmon – CP

Source: The Associated Press Apr 25, 2018  By Matthew Daly And Nicholas K. Geranios THE ASSOCIATED PRESS WASHINGTON _ The U.S. House approved a bill Wednesday that would reverse a federal judge’s order to spill more water from four Pacific Northwest dams to help migrating salmon reach the Pacific Ocean. The bill, approved 225-189, would prevent any […]

by ahnationtalk on April 26, 201812 Views

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Housing providers anxious to hear more from Ottawa on helping Indigenous people – CP

Source: The Canadian Press Apr 25, 2018 15:16 OTTAWA _ Affordable housing providers say they are growing worried that millions of dollars in long-promised federal funding won’t be available in time to help groups that support off-reserve Indigenous people. The Liberals earmarked $225 million over 11 years in their second budget to address the social housing needs of urban […]

by aanationtalk on April 25, 201820 Views

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Valley Line West LRT stops and stations names released – City of Edmonton

April 25, 2018 The City of Edmonton’s Naming Committee has announced the approved names for the 14 street-level stops and two elevated stations along the future Valley Line West LRT extension: View Image The stop names were primarily chosen based on location to support passenger wayfinding. The Alex Decoteau Stop pays tribute to Alex Decoteau, […]

by ahnationtalk on April 25, 201818 Views

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Lieutenant-Governor of Manitoba Launches ‘Conversations And Celebrations’, A Series of Public Events Celebrating 135 Years of Government House

April 25, 2018 Lt.-Gov. Janice C. Filmon is inviting Manitobans to join her in engaging in Conversations and Celebrations – a gathering of fascinating and entertaining people from across this great province. Beginning on Tuesday, May 8, Lt.-Gov. Filmon will host the first in a series of monthly public events to honour the 135th birthday […]

by ahnationtalk on April 25, 201822 Views

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Spring sitting wraps up, fall 2018 sitting to begin first week of October

The spring sitting of the Yukon Legislative Assembly concluded today. The 30-day session began with the delivery of the 2018–19 Budget, which features a five-year capital plan, profiling the Government of Yukon’s priority infrastructure projects. Highlights of the budget include $42 million in municipal and First Nation infrastructure; over $43 million to complete construction and […]

by ahnationtalk on April 25, 201813 Views

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NT Government: Strike Vote Results

YELLOWKNIFE (April 25, 2018) – The Government of the Northwest Territories (GNWT) understands from media reports that the Union of Northern Workers (UNW) has announced that “almost 70% of voting members have voted in favour of strike action.” The GNWT remains committed to reaching a collective agreement that meets the interests of all parties, and […]

by ahnationtalk on April 25, 201816 Views

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MNBC: By-Election Notice for Region 7 Northeast Women’s Representative

April 24th, 2018 As Chief Electoral Officer, appointed by the Métis Nation Governing Assembly for the MNBC 2018 By-Election to fill one (1) Regional Women’s Representative vacancy in Region 7, I have been charged with conducting the electoral process for all Métis Nation British Columbia Provincially Registered Citizens of that region ordinarily resident in British […]

by aanationtalk on April 25, 201815 Views

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Government Statement on Finances “Not Reasonable”: Auditor General

(TORONTO) The Ontario government’s presentation of the province’s finances in its Pre-Election Report last month is “not reasonable” because it understates Ontario’s deficit and expense estimates by billions of dollars over the next three years, Auditor General Bonnie Lysyk said in a report today. The Fiscal Transparency and Accountability Act, 2004, in conjunction with Ontario […]

by pmnationtalk on April 25, 201826 Views

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NDP want action on child welfare and Indigenous education following report – MBC Network Radio Online

Apr 25, 2018 The Opposition New Democrats say the Advocate for Children and Youth Annual Report tabled Tuesday underscores the unacceptable gap in graduation rates between Indigenous and non-Indigenous people. Corey O’Soup says graduation rates for Indigenous children last year was 42.3 per cent, up just over one per cent from 2016. Non-Indigenous graduation rates […]

by ahnationtalk on April 25, 201818 Views

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National Council for Reconciliation

April 24, 2018 In December 2017, the Prime Minister announced the creation of an Interim Board of Directors to make recommendations on the creation of a National Council for Reconciliation. Interim Board of Directors The members are: Grand Chief Wilton Littlechild, Chair Max FineDay Mike DeGagné Clint Davis Edith Cloutier Jean Teillet The mandate of […]

by aanationtalk on April 25, 201824 Views

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Reader Letter: Point Pelee centennial chance to set the record straight – The Windsor Star

Centuries ago, Indigenous Peoples, like Caldwell First Nation, understood the importance of the Point as a gift from the Creator. April 25, 2018 Re: 100-year-old Point Pelee National Park finds a balance between playground and preservation, by Sharon Hill, March 19. While this article contains some interesting historical information in advance of the upcoming centennial […]

by ahnationtalk on April 25, 201813 Views

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Province says new legislation will keep Indigenous communities involved in children’s welfare – CBC

Apr 25, 2018 ‘I am hopeful it is the beginning of something more significant,’ former children’s rep says The B.C. government announced new legislation Tuesday to help keep Indigenous youth out of government care. Under the legislation, the Ministry of Children and Family Development will share more information with Indigenous communities as soon as a […]

by ahnationtalk on April 25, 201810 Views

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Ian Mulgrew: First Nations’ fishing fight shows courts can’t do politicians’ job – Ottawa Citizen

April 24, 2018 A B.C. Supreme Court decision on First Nations’ claims to commercial fishing entitlements pulls back the curtain on the chaos (and incredible cost!) of the legal system’s attempts to define “aboriginal rights.” After 15 years of litigation, the ruling is only one of many in a case that has been to the […]

by ahnationtalk on April 25, 201813 Views

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Minister’s Statement on Release of the Review of Assessment and Reporting

April 24, 2018 3:00 P.M. Ministry of Education Indira Naidoo-Harris, Minister of Education, released the following statement today on the Independent Review of Student Assessment and Reporting: Ontario’s publicly funded education system is among the best in the world. Our students are graduating at the highest rates in our history and are outperforming other jurisdictions […]

by pmnationtalk on April 25, 201816 Views

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CCPPP: Federal Government Infrastructure Plan Update

April 24, 2018 Canada’s Minister of Infrastructure and Communities, the Honourable Amarjeet Sohi has presented an update on the federal government’s infrastructure plans. The government has committed a total of $186.7 billion over a 12-year period. To date, the programs are overseen by 14 federal departments and agencies. Federal officials report 82 per cent of […]

by pmnationtalk on April 25, 201817 Views

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Burgeo Mi’kmaq split off to form Newfoundland’s newest Aboriginal band – CBC

Burgeo Band of Indians says its members felt excluded by larger Qalipu band Apr 25, 2018 Disenchanted by the Qalipu First Nation Band’s enrolment process, a group of Indigenous people in Burgeo have decided to form their own Mi’kmaq band as a way of bringing a stronger, more unified voice to the region. Greg Janes […]

by ahnationtalk on April 25, 201811 Views

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Greenland’s centre left win elections, coalition talks ahead – CP

Source: The Associated Press Apr 25, 2018  COPENHAGEN _ Greenland’s ruling centre-left Siumut party has topped the polls in the election for the sparsely populated Arctic island’s parliament, but both it and its main rival saw their votes reduced. With all votes counted, Siumut had 27.2 per cent of the vote, and outgoing Premier Kim Kielsen said […]

by ahnationtalk on April 25, 201818 Views

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Janet Austin installed as B.C.’s newest lieutenant governor – CP

Source: The Canadian Press Apr 25, 2018  VICTORIA _ The former head of multiple community organizations has been sworn in as British Columbia’s newest lieutenant governor. Janet Austin officially took on the role of the Queen’s representative in B.C. on Tuesday with a ceremony in Victoria. Following the event, the new lieutenant governor inspected a 100-person guard […]

by ahnationtalk on April 25, 201819 Views

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Province Announces Appointments to the Manitoba Labour Board

April 24, 2018 The Manitoba government has appointed four new members to the Manitoba Labour Board to replace members whose terms have expired, Growth, Enterprise and Trade Minister Blaine Pedersen announced today. “The Manitoba Labour Board plays an important role in assisting employers and employees in the resolution of labour matters,” said Pedersen. “We are […]

by pmnationtalk on April 25, 201817 Views

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Opposition motion calls for action to stop the flow of illegal border crossings – CP

Source: The Canadian Press Apr 24, 2018  By Teresa Wright THE CANADIAN PRESS OTTAWA _ As an influx of illegal border crossings by asylum seekers continues to cause pressures in Quebec, the issue is creating mounting tensions between the Liberals and Conservatives in the House of Commons. The Trudeau Liberals and the Opposition Conservatives blamed each other […]

by ahnationtalk on April 25, 201817 Views

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W7 summit urges leaders to go beyond ‘platitudes’ of calling themselves feminist – CP

Source: The Canadian Press Apr 24, 2018 By Joanna Smith THE CANADIAN PRESS OTTAWA _ Prime Minister Justin Trudeau promised to bring his lauded feminist credentials to hosting the G7 summit _ and dozens of gender equality activists are gathering in Ottawa this week to make sure he does. “We want to go beyond the platitudes of […]

by ahnationtalk on April 25, 201816 Views

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NAFTA: Political heavyweights hit Washington in hunt for deal – CP

Source: The Canadian Press Apr 24, 2018  By Alexander Panetta THE CANADIAN PRESS WASHINGTON _ Negotiations have entered an around-the-clock phase in an effort to get a new NAFTA agreement within days, with top political staff converging in Washington for meetings stretching into the night Tuesday and beyond. Top officials in the office of Prime Minister Justin […]

by ahnationtalk on April 25, 201811 Views

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BC Government: Province proposes changes to improve Indigenous child welfare

April 24, 2018 VICTORIA – Indigenous communities will have greater involvement in child-welfare decisions to help keep their children out of care, safe in their home communities, and connected to their cultures under proposed legislation changes that were announced by the Ministry of Children and Family Development (MCFD). “Keeping Indigenous children connected to their family […]

by pmnationtalk on April 24, 201837 Views

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Bill to Guarantee Indigenous Rights in Canadian Laws Will Benefit Thousands of Union Members: Steelworkers

OTTAWA, April 24, 2018 – The United Steelworkers (USW), which represents thousands of workers of Indigenous ancestry, including First Nations, Inuit and Métis across Canada, is appearing before the Parliamentary Committee on Northern and Indigenous Affairs to support Bill C-262 – an Act to ensure that the laws of Canada are in harmony with the United Nations Declaration on […]

by pmnationtalk on April 24, 201842 Views

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IRC Announces Dates For 2018 Distribution Payments

April 23, 2018 Inuvialuit Regional Corporation (IRC) announced a distribution payment of $536.60 to all enrolled Inuvialuit beneficiaries over the age of 18. In accordance with the IRC Distribution Policy, each enrolled beneficiary will receive this amount. A total of $2,462,994 will be paid to 4,590 beneficiaries over the age of 18 enrolled in the Inuvialuit Trust. Depending on your current […]

by pmnationtalk on April 24, 201816 Views

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Media advisory: Minister Philpott to address Canada 2020 Indigenous Economic Development Symposium

Ottawa – Please be advised that the Honourable Jane Philpott, Minister of Indigenous Services, will address Canada 2020’s Indigenous Economic Development Symposium focusing on economic growth and development of Indigenous communities. Date: April 25, 2018 Time: 8:15 a.m. – 8:30 a.m. (EDT) Speech 8:30 a.m. – 8:40 a.m. (EDT) Fireside chat with Clint Davis, Partner and Managing […]

by pmnationtalk on April 24, 201819 Views

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Sask. Party needs to do more for Northern Sask. — NDP – The Prince Albert Daily Herald

April 23, 2018 The provincial government isn’t doing enough to support northern Saskatchewan or the Indigenous population, the NDP says. The provincial budget, tabled on April 10, included a 1.5 per cent decrease for targeted First Nations and Métis funding. According to a backgrounder document attached to the press release, $400,000 of that reduction came […]

by pmnationtalk on April 24, 201814 Views

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Ottawa now a ‘full participant’ in Innu foster care inquiry – CBC

‘The families need to be heard,’ says Grand Chief Gregory Rich Apr 24, 2018 After a series of delays caused by intergovernmental disputes, the Grand Chief of the Innu Nation in Labrador says a foster care inquiry is back on track now that the federal government has agreed to act as a “full participant” in […]

by ahnationtalk on April 24, 201817 Views

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Saskatchewan introduces law to allow control of oil, gas exports – CP

Source: The Canadian Press Apr 23, 2018  By Ryan McKenna THE CANADIAN PRESS REGINA _ The Saskatchewan government has introduced legislation that would allow the province to control its oil and gas exports, similar to a bill recently tabled in Alberta. Once passed, the law would establish a permitting process for people or corporations looking to export […]

by ahnationtalk on April 24, 201814 Views

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Lieutenant governor says B.C. election decision not among her top three moments – CP

Source: The Canadian Press Apr 23, 2018  By Dirk Meissner THE CANADIAN PRESS VICTORIA _ The NDP’s rise to power after the B.C. Liberals lost a confidence vote last summer may have meant political upheaval, but it doesn’t rate near the top of the most memorable moments for the province’s outgoing lieutenant-governor. In fact, Judith Guichon said […]

by ahnationtalk on April 24, 201816 Views

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Winnipeg Pride Route – CP

Source: The Canadian Press – Broadcast wire Apr 23, 2018 WINNIPEG – Organizers of Winnipeg’s Pride Parade say the cost of marching down Portage Avenue again this year is too high, and the parade will take a different route instead. Floats weaved through downtown including Portage Avenue last year, which was the festival’s 30th anniversary. Pride Winnipeg […]

by ahnationtalk on April 24, 201818 Views

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Van attack looks unrelated to national security, threat level unchanged: Goodale – CP

Source: The Canadian Press Apr 23, 2018  By Teresa Wright THE CANADIAN PRESS OTTAWA _ There remains no information to warrant a change in Canada’s risk level, Public Safety Minister Ralph Goodale reiterated Monday following what he described as a “horrendous” midday van attack in Toronto that killed 10 pedestrians and injured 15 others. Goodale was on […]

by ahnationtalk on April 24, 201817 Views

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Manitoba Government to Review The Municipal Act to Strengthen Protections for Municipal Officials

April 23, 2018 The Manitoba government will be reviewing The Municipal Act to identify opportunities to strengthen protections for municipal officials, Municipal Relations Minister Jeff Wharton announced today at the Manitoba Municipal Administrators Association Conference and Annual General Meeting. “All elected officials are expected to govern in the best interests of their communities and our […]

by ahnationtalk on April 23, 201818 Views

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Expect civil disobedience as the next step in Trans Mountain dispute: Crowley in Sun Papers – MLI

Here is the bad news for those who think the current spat between BC and Alberta over the Trans Mountain pipeline is the final hurdle before the project is completed: You ain’t seen nothin’ yet. When all is said and done, BC will eventually have to recognize that it must act within the law – […]

by ahnationtalk on April 23, 201815 Views

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Restructuring government a hot topic heading into First Nations elections – Nugget.ca

April 21, 2018 A series of elections for Indigenous political organizations will keep chiefs and councils busy beginning in early June and ending late July, said Nipissing First Nation Chief Scott McLeod. Front and centre through it all will be the talk of restructuring the duties and goals of each other from the community level […]

by ahnationtalk on April 23, 201816 Views

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