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The Prime Minister announces a change in the senior ranks of the Public Service

Ottawa, Ontario December 15, 2017 The Prime Minister, Justin Trudeau, today announced the following change in the senior ranks of the Public Service: Sony Perron, currently Senior Assistant Deputy Minister, First Nations and Inuit Health Branch, Indigenous Services, becomes Associate Deputy Minister of Indigenous Services, effective December 18, 2017. Biographical notes Sony Perron NT5

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The Government of Canada launches renewed program to support the social inclusion of Canadians with disabilities

December 15, 2017          Gatineau, Quebec                         Employment and Social Development Canada The Government of Canada is working to ensure greater accessibility and opportunities for Canadians with disabilities in their communities and workplaces. The Honourable Kent Hehr, Minister of Sport and Persons with Disabilities, today launched a call for expressions of interest under the renewed 2017 […]

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House looking into Indigenous interpretation in the Commons – CTV News

December 15, 2017 OTTAWA – In 2018 a committee of MPs will be studying the potential of introducing simultaneous Indigenous interpretation in the House of Commons. “We are going to do a study on the potential of having aboriginal languages in the House,” Procedure and House Affairs Committee chair Liberal MP Larry Bagnell told CTV […]

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An Historic Year for Makivik Corporation

Highlights from 2017 Kuujjuaq, Nunavik – Makivik Corporation continues to work on behalf of Inuit Beneficiaries of the James Bay and Northern Québec Agreement, who live in 14 communities in Nunavik, Chisasibi and Montréal. 2017 was an historic year for Makivik as we created Nuvviti Development Corporation to oversee our subsidiary companies, and Tarquti Energy […]

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Council approves funding to extend legacy and spirit of Canada 150+ program

“I’m also very proud that the flags of our three Host Nations will fly at City Hall to permanently acknowledge Vancouver’s location on Musqueam, Squamish and Tsleil-Waututh unceded homelands and to honour our Indigenous hosts.” City Council today approved $350,000 in funding from the City of Vancouver Innovation Fund to enable collaboration with First Nations […]

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Better airstrip needed after northern Saskatchewan plane crash: First Nations – CP

Source: The Canadian Press Dec 15, 2017  FOND DU LAC, Sask. _ First Nations chiefs say a plane crash in northern Saskatchewan demonstrates the need for upgraded runways and all-season roads in remote communities. A West Wind Aviation turboprop crashed Wednesday night with 22 passengers and three crew members aboard a flight from Fond du Lac to […]

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Flags of 3 First Nations permanently installed at Vancouver City Hall – CBC

The flags represent the Musqueam, Squamish and Tsleil-Waututh Nations Dec 14, 2017 Vancouver City Council has installed the flags of three First Nations in recognition of Vancouver’s traditional Indigenous territories. The flags will be permanent fixtures at City Hall’s council chambers. On Wednesday, the city raised the flags of the Musqueam, Squamish and Tsleil-Waututh nations. […]

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Prime Minister unveils themes for Canada’s 2018 G7 Presidency

Ottawa, Ontario December 14, 2017 The Prime Minister, Justin Trudeau, today announced during a Facebook Live event the themes that will guide Canada’s 2018 G7 Presidency. Canada’s 2018 G7 Presidency is an important opportunity for Canada to speak with a strong voice on the international stage, engage G7 counterparts on pressing global challenges, and make […]

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BR NS Income Assistance – CP

Source: The Canadian Press – Broadcast wire Dec 15, 2017  HALIFAX – Nova Scotia’s premier isn’t committing to raising the province’s basic income assistance rates following appeals from more than a dozen community groups. Stephen McNeil says the government is looking at ways to help those in the most need during its ongoing internal discussions on next […]

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BR Byelection Calgary Lougheed – CP

Source: The Canadian Press – Broadcast wire Dec 15, 2017 CALGARY – Former federal Conservative cabinet minister Jason Kenney will be taking a seat in the Alberta legislature following a runaway victory last night in a provincial byelection. The leader of the United Conservative Party took 71 per cent of the vote in Calgary-Lougheed to easily trounce […]

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BR PMO Staffer Investigation – CP

Source: The Canadian Press – Broadcast wire Dec 15, 2017  OTTAWA – An independent investigator will look into unspecified allegations against a senior staffer in the Prime Minister’s Office. But a workplace harassment policy that covers all federal public servants does not technically apply to employees of the P-M-O. News of the policy vacuum comes after Claude-Eric […]

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Site C was tough decision, now it’s time to make best use of project: minister – CP

Source: The Canadian Press Dec 14, 2017  By Dirk Meissner THE CANADIAN PRESS VICTORIA _ He was one of staunchest critics of the Site C dam, but George Heyman found himself in the uncomfortable position this week of supporting a plan to complete the $10.7 billion megaproject. A couple of days after the decision was announced, B.C.’s […]

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Ontario Passes Legislation to Create Fairness and Opportunity

New Changes Will Create Conditions for Businesses, Families and Communities to Thrive December 14, 2017 Today, Ontario passed legislation that will create fairness and opportunity for people across the province by furthering the economic plan set out in the 2017 Ontario Economic Outlook and Fiscal Review. Highlights of the Budget Measures Act include: Creating an Ontario […]

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Eighth Annual Meeting of the Assembly of Nova Scotia Mi’kmaq Chiefs and Cabinet

December 14, 2017 The Assembly of Nova Scotia Mi’kmaq Chiefs and cabinet ministers met in Millbrook First Nation today, Dec. 14, to discuss opportunities and accomplishments related to economic development, education and culture, infrastructure, as well as social and justice matters. “We have established a unique relationship here in Nova Scotia with the government,” said […]

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Minister Philpott congratulates Whitefish River First Nation, ON, on progress toward future elevated water reservoir

From Indigenous Services Canada December 14, 2017 Ottawa, ON Indigenous Services Canada Today the Honourable Jane Philpott, Minister of Indigenous Services, congratulated Whitefish River First Nation on the awarding of a contract to construct an elevated water reservoir in the community. Ceccetto & Sons Ltd. was awarded the contract through a public tendering process by […]

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Métis Nation General Assembly Prepares for Budget 2018

December 13, 2017 A special sitting of the MNC General Assembly in Ottawa concluded today with delegates focused on the upcoming federal budget and the relationship with the Trudeau government. Since the last sitting of the General Assembly in July 2017, the Métis Nation has made significant strides in developing its nation-to-nation relationship with Canada. […]

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Commissioner Viens satisfied with first year accomplishments – Government of QC

VAL-D’OR, QC, Dec. 14, 2017 – Jacques Viens, President of the Public Inquiry Commission on relations between Indigenous Peoples and certain public services in Québec: listening, reconciliation and progress is satisfied with his team’s achievements during the first year of the mandate. A significant challenge Since its creation on December 21st 2016, everything was to be […]

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Canada and the Metis Settlements General Council moving forward on reconciliation with signing of Memorandum of Understanding

December 14, 2017             Ottawa, Ontario        Indigenous and Northern Affairs Canada Renewing the relationship with Indigenous peoples based on recognition of rights, respect, cooperation and partnership is key to achieving reconciliation. Today, the Honourable Carolyn Bennett, Minister of Crown-Indigenous Relations and Northern Affairs, and Darren Calliou, Vice President of the Metis Settlements General Council, signed a […]

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Minister Bennett Announces Interim Board of Directors for the National Council for Reconciliation

Canada is making progress on implementing the Truth and Reconciliation Calls to Action December 14, 2017  Ottawa, ON  Indigenous and Northern Affairs Canada Today, the Honourable Carolyn Bennett, Minister of Crown-Indigenous Relations and Northern Affairs, announced the appointment of six members to the Interim Board of Directors for the National Council for Reconciliation. Grand Chief Wilton […]

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Lieutenant Governor in Council orders appointments to BC Utilities Commission

December 13, 2017 Vancouver – By Order in Council No. 509, on December 11, 2017, the Lieutenant Governor in Council ordered the following appointments to the British Columbia Utilities Commission: Effective December 11, 2017: Anna Fung, Q.C., appointed for a term of four years. Effective December 31, 2017: Dennis Cote and Bernard Magnan, reappointed for […]

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Canada asks Scotland for remains of two people from extinct NL First Nation – CityNews

Nearly 200 years after the remains of two people belonging to a now-extinct First Nation were taken from a Newfoundland gravesite, the Canadian government has issued a formal repatriation request to the Scottish government. Heritage Minister Melanie Joly has sent a letter to National Museums Scotland, an arm of the Scottish government, asking for the […]

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Nutrition North remains Bennett’s headache – Nunatsiaqonline.ca

“It’s completely unacceptable that many northerners are still struggling to feed their families” The much-criticized Nutrition North program will remain under the auspices of Indigenous and Northern Affairs Canada, following the creation of a new federal department to help manage the delivery of services to Indigenous people. That means Nutrition North remains the problem of […]

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Appointment of the Kativik Ilisarniliriniq president and of the executive committee members

Montreal, Qc. (December 7, 2017) – The members of the Kativik Ilisarniliriniq Council of Commissioners elected on November 15th are holding their first meeting this week in Montreal, from December 4 to 7. During this first sitting of the Council of Commissioners, the Commissioners elected, from amongst themselves, the Kativik Ilisarniliriniq President, the Vice-President and two other […]

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Inuk chef Trudy Metcalfe helps feed the multitudes – Nunatsiaqonline.ca

Arctic caribou meets South Asian curry at Flavours of the North December 14, 2017 OTTAWA—Trudy Metcalfe, a renowned chef who’s originally from Nunatsiavut, was honoured this past weekend to be one of the faces of Flavours of the North, an outdoor culinary and cultural event on Parliament Hill held near the end of Ottawa’s Canada […]

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BR Trudeau Caucus – CP

Source: The Canadian Press – Broadcast wire Dec 14, 2017 2:30 OTTAWA – Prime Minister Justin Trudeau told his caucus they’ll have to work hard in the New Year to keep more promises made during last year’s election. Trudeau told a caucus Christmas party last night that he thinks his government is on the right track, but there is […]

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Media Advisory: Minister Carolyn Bennett, Yukon Premier Sandy Silver, Grand Chief Peter Johnston and Yukon First Nations Chiefs Meet at Intergovernmental Forum in Whitehorse

Ottawa – Please be advised that the Honourable Carolyn Bennett, Minister of Crown-Indigenous Relations and Northern Affairs, along with Yukon Premier Sandy Silver, Council of Yukon First Nations Grand Chief Peter Johnston, and Champagne and Aishihik First Nations Kaaxnox, Dän nätthe äda (Chief Steve Smith) will be available for a brief media availability to share outcomes […]

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BR Byelection Calgary Lougheed – CP

Source: The Canadian Press – Broadcast wire Dec 14, 2017 6:52 CALGARY – Former federal Conservative cabinet minister Jason Kenney will be seeking a seat in the Alberta legislature today. The seat in the southwest riding of Calgary Lougheed came open after the current MLA stepped aside to make room for a legislative run for Kenney, who became leader […]

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PMO confirms staffer being probed over allegations – CP

Source: The Canadian Press Dec 13, 2017 22:33 OTTAWA _ An official in Justin Trudeau’s office is being investigated over unspecified allegations, both the Prime Minister’s Office and the official confirmed late Wednesday. The Prime Minister’s Office has not identified the official or the nature of the allegations, but several media outlets have reported that the accusations involved “inappropriate […]

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Alberta legislature wraps up sitting with new rules on worker’s rights, elections – CP

Source: The Canadian Press Dec 13, 2017 22:08 By Dean Bennett THE CANADIAN PRESS EDMONTON _ Lawmakers at the Alberta legislature have wrapped up a fall sitting that included major legislation and a significant reconfiguration of the political landscape. Over the last seven weeks, Premier Rachel Notley’s NDP government passed new rules to protect students in gay-straight alliances at […]

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Five things to know about even more changes to the Canada Pension Plan – CP

Source: The Canadian Press Dec 13, 2017 19:47 OTTAWA _ Canada’s finance ministers agreed to a suite of changes to the Canada Pension Plan during their meeting this week. Here are five things to know. 1) A new mechanism will be introduced so Canadians who take time out of the workforce to raise children or due to disability don’t […]

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Media Advisory: Minister Bennett to Make Important Announcement on Government of Canada’s Commitment toward Reconciliation

Ottawa – Please be advised that the Honourable Carolyn Bennett, Minister of Crown-Indigenous Relations and Northern Affairs, will make an announcement on the National Council for Reconciliation. A brief media availability will take place following the announcement. Date:  December 14, 2017 Time: 12:30 p.m. (EST) Where: Foyer of the House of Commons Centre Block, Parliament […]

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Alberta set to fight back Thursday on Saskatchewan licence plate ban – CP

Source: The Canadian Press Dec 13, 2017 20:47 By Dean Bennett THE CANADIAN PRESS EDMONTON _ Alberta says it will take action on two fronts Thursday in its escalating fight with Saskatchewan over the ban on Alberta licence plates on Saskatchewan job sites. Deron Bilous, Alberta’s economic development minister, said unless Saskatchewan relents he will launch a formal application […]

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The MNO, Canada and Ontario sign Framework Agreement for Advancing Reconciliation

The Métis Nation of Ontario (MNO), the Government of Canada and the Government of Ontario are committed to working together to foster reconciliation and build stronger relationships through a co-operative and respectful dialogue. The parties have achieved a major milestone in their important joint work today with the signing of a historic Framework Agreement. Under […]

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Elections Manitoba releases accessibility plan

Elections Manitoba has a new accessibility plan in place, which was developed in consultation with disability organizations and builds on existing practices to provide Manitobans access to voting services. “Accessibility is fundamental to ensuring free and fair elections,” says Chief Electoral Officer Shipra Verma. “Elections Manitoba has identified accessibility as an ongoing strategic priority. It […]

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Minister’s statement on the representative’s adoption update – Government of BC

Dec. 13, 2017 VICTORIA – Minister of Children and Family Development Katrine Conroy has issued the following statement in response to the Representative for Children and Youth’s adoption update: “I want to thank the representative for the thoughtful observations contained in this report. I agree that every child and youth in our care deserves a […]

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Fisheries and Oceans Canada consults with Canadians on ticketing for minor fisheries violations

From Fisheries and Oceans Canada Ottawa, Ontario – Fisheries are an important natural resource and the Government of Canada is committed to ensuring that resource remains healthy and sustainable for the benefit of all Canadians. As part of its enforcement approach, Fisheries and Oceans Canada (DFO) is currently seeking the public’s opinion on its plans […]

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Advocate calls for full review of Indigenous Affairs departments and bureaucrats that run them – APTN

December 13, 2017 The executive director of the First Nations Child and Family Caring Society is calling for a complete review of both departments under the Indigenous Affairs umbrella and the bureaucrats running them. “The operating system in INAC is still protecting what the bureaucrats think what the government’s interests are,” said Cindy Blackstock. “At […]

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Media Advisory: Minister Bennett to Sign a Memorandum of Understanding with Métis Settlements General Council

From Indigenous and Northern Affairs Canada Ottawa – Please be advised that the Honourable Carolyn Bennett, Minister of Crown-Indigenous Relations and Northern Affairs, will sign a Memorandum of Understanding with representatives from the Métis Settlements General Council (MSGC). Those who wish to attend are invited to contact Minister Bennett’s Press Secretary, Sabrina Williams. The event […]

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All Provinces and Territories Are Now Represented on the Centennial Flame

From Canadian Heritage OTTAWA, December 13, 2017 As part of Canada 150, the Government of Canada has added the symbols of Nunavut to the Centennial Flame so that every province and territory, from coast to coast to coast, is now represented. Her Excellency the Right Honourable Julie Payette, Governor General of Canada and the Right […]

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Short-sighted Site C – Salmon Arm Observer

Flooding land should no longer be an option Dec. 13, 2017 Fifteen thousand scientists can’t be wrong. But two political parties can. A month and a day after 15,000 scientists issued a warning to humanity about the state of the world – just their second in 25 years – Premier John Horgan gave the go-ahead […]

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Rob Clarke drops out of Sask Party leadership contest – The Battlefords News-Optimist

December 13, 2017 Rob Clarke’s brief bid for the Saskatchewan Party leadership is at an end. He has withdrawn from the race, and in a media release announced he is endorsing Ken Cheveldayoff for the leadership. “For months now, Ken has been engaging old and new members in every corner of the province, including northern […]

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B.C. children adoption rates lagging, despite increased funding: watchdog – Columbia Valley Pioneer

More than 1,000 children are still waiting to be adopted, new report shows Dec. 13, 2017 Despite an increase in funding last year, B.C.’s Representative for Children and Youth (RCY) says the Ministry of Children and Family Development is lagging far behind its annual goal for adoption placements of children and youth. From March to […]

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Centennial Flame updated to include Nunavut, 18 years after territory created – CBC

Parliament Hill monument was built to celebrate Canada’s 100th birthday in 1967 Dec 13, 2017 It’s taken almost two decades, but Nunavut finally has a spot on Parliament Hill’s Centennial Flame monument. The monument was built to celebrate Canada’s 100th birthday in 1967, long before the creation of Nunavut some 32 years later. For weeks, […]

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Cocaine, marijuana and cash used to buy votes in Saskatchewan First Nation election, report says – CBC

Report says ‘no doubt’ ballot-buying occurred at Mosquito Grizzly Bear’s Head Lean Man First Nation election Dec 13, 2017 The whistleblower in a drugs-for-votes scheme on a Saskatchewan First Nation says the corruption needs to stop now. “I want people to know it’s OK to speak out. It’s been going on long enough,” Glenn Moosomin […]

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Regional Chief Day Condemns Bill 174 Receiving Royal Assent in The Ontario Legislature Without Adequate Engagement With First Nation Communities

Regional Chief Day Condemns Bill 174 Receiving Royal Assent in The Ontario Legislature Without Adequate Engagement With First Nation Communities (Toronto, December 12, 2017) The Chiefs of Ontario are condemning today’s vote in the Ontario Legislature which gives Royal Assent to Bill 174: Cannabis, Smoke-Free Ontario and Road Safety Statute Law Amendment Act, 2017. Passing […]

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NWAC Declares Sex-Based Discrimination and Boycotts Historic Ministers Meeting

NWAC Declares Sex-Based Discrimination and Boycotts Historic Ministers Meeting December 11, 2017 (Ottawa, ON) – The Native Women’s Association of Canada (NWAC) is boycotting a federal, provincial and territorial (FPT) meeting in Gatineau, QC with Ministers from across the country as a consequence of sex-based discrimination.  The Ministers’ Meeting has failed to provide NWAC a […]

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Singh launched NDP byelection campaign in wrong Scarborough riding – CP

Source: The Canadian Press Dec 13, 2017 4:00 By Joan Bryden THE CANADIAN PRESS OTTAWA _ When newly-minted NDP Leader Jagmeet Singh attended the campaign kick-off for his party’s candidate in the Scarborough-Agincourt byelection, he enthused that it was like coming home. “This is incredible,” he told supporters gathered at the Black Gold Cafe. “This is literally where I […]

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Ontario Trillium Foundation Announces New Grant Deadlines for 2018

December 12, 2017 Today, the Ontario Trillium Foundation is pleased to announce that it will be providing a number of grant opportunities in 2018 with the following application deadlines: SEED (dates unchanged) Organization Registration Deadline: January 31, 2018 Application Deadline: February 21, 2018 GROW (dates revised) Organization Registration Deadline: April 25, 2018 Application Deadline: May 16, 2018 CAPITAL (dates revised) Organization Registration Deadline: July 25, 2018 Application Deadline: August 15, 2018 TRANSFORM (new dates) Organization Registration […]

by pmnationtalk on December 12, 201735 Views

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A reconciliation fail’: B.C. First Nations promise court action over NDP’s approval of Site C – CBC

‘There are thousands of people that are bitterly disappointed,’ says leader of Union of B.C. Indian Chiefs December 12, 2017 Moments after B.C. Premier John Horgan announced his government would allow construction of the Site C dam to move forward, the West Moberly and Prophet River First Nations promised to go to court to stop the […]

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NWAC Declares Sex-Based Discrimination & Boycotts Ministers Meeting

December 11, 2017 (Ottawa, ON) – The Native Women’s Association of Canada (NWAC) is boycotting a federal, provincial and territorial (FPT) meeting in Gatineau, QC with Ministers from across the country as a consequence of sex-based discrimination. The Ministers’ Meeting has failed to provide NWAC a seat at the table of National leaders occupied by […]

by ahnationtalk on December 12, 201731 Views

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