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Assembly of First Nations National Chief Perry Bellegarde Congratulates Newly Elected AFN Alberta Regional Chief Marlene Poitras

Assembly of First Nations National Chief Perry Bellegarde Congratulates Newly Elected AFN Alberta Regional Chief Marlene Poitras February 23, 2018 (Ottawa, ON) – Assembly of First Nations (AFN) National Chief Perry Bellegarde today congratulated the new AFN Alberta Regional Chief Marlene Poitras, elected in Enoch First Nation on February 22, 2018. “I congratulate AFN Alberta […]

by pmnationtalk on February 23, 201815 Views

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Sajjan says military working to settle class action suits out of court – CP

Source: The Canadian Press Feb 23, 2018  OTTAWA _ The federal government is looking to settle three proposed class-action lawsuits filed by former members of the Canadian Forces. The plaintiffs in the proposed lawsuits have agreed to suspend their litigation, Defence Minister Harjit Sajjan announced Friday, adding that the government would drop its efforts to quash the […]

by ahnationtalk on February 23, 201817 Views

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Statement from the Minister of National Defence

From National Defence February 23, 2018 – Ottawa – National Defence / Canadian Armed Forces Defence Minister Harjit S. Sajjan today issued the following statement: “I am pleased to announce that the government and plaintiffs of several class action lawsuits filed on behalf of members of the Canadian Armed Forces relating to sexual assault, racism, […]

by ahnationtalk on February 23, 201814 Views

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Outrage in Newfoundland as Indigenous groups get cut of Arctic surf clam fishery – CBC

Grand Bank Mayor said decision shows Dominic LeBlanc places little value in rural Newfoundland jobs Feb 23, 2018 Federal Fisheries Minister Dominic LeBlanc’s decision to cleave off 25 per cent of the lucrative Arctic surf clam fishery and give it to a newly formed consortium of Indigenous groups has blindsided those who have depended on […]

by ahnationtalk on February 23, 20188 Views

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MNBC and Metis Veterans BC host national Metis Veterans meeting

February 23rd, 2018 Métis Nation British Columbia and Métis Veterans BC, hosted a national Métis Veterans meeting on February 20th and 21st  2018, in Richmond BC, inviting all Governing Members representatives to attend. MNC Minister of Veterans, David Chartrand, sent a letter of greetings, as he was unable to attend. National Minister Seamus O’Regan also sent heartfelt regrets by his […]

by aanationtalk on February 23, 201815 Views

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AADNC – What’s New – February 23, 2018

February 2018 February 23, 2018 – Indigenous and Northern Affairs Canada Five-Year Departmental Evaluation Plan 2017-18 to 2021-22 February 23, 2018 – Audit & Evaluation Plans NT5

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Call for nominations to the Nunavut Planning Commission

February 23, 2018 Are you familiar with land management issues in Nunavut? Would you like to contribute to the work of the Nunavut Planning Commission (NPC)? If so, the Government of Nunavut is looking for nominations to fill its seat on the Commission, and you should apply! The NPC has broad responsibilities for land use […]

by pmnationtalk on February 23, 201818 Views

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Municipal plan for truth and reconciliation approved by Committee – City of Ottawa

February 22, 2018 Council Updates The City’s Community and Protective Services Committee today approved a plan to respond to the Truth and Reconciliation Commission’s calls to action to redress the legacy of residential schools and advance reconciliation. The plan outlines a Council Statement of Reconciliation and 14 initiatives, which include displaying Indigenous art, collaborating with Indigenous service […]

by pmnationtalk on February 23, 201816 Views

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Saskatchewan trial reveals flaws in Canadian system – BC Local News

Only about 500 out of the 44,000 farmers in the province are First Nations Feb. 23, 2018 The recent trial of Saskatchewan farmer Gerald Stanley, which found him not guilty in the death of Colten Boushie, an Indigenous man who went onto his farm with several others, has created a fair amount of division. READ […]

by ahnationtalk on February 23, 201813 Views

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FCM: National forum helps shape future direction of Indigenous – local government relations

February 23, 2018 The first national Indigenous – Local Government Partnership Forum, which took place February 21-22, served as an opportunity to share Indigenous and local government perspectives on success factors for building relationships. The forum was organized by the Federation of Canadian Municipalities (FCM), the Council for the Advancement of Native Development Officers (Cando) […]

by pmnationtalk on February 23, 201817 Views

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Carlson: Reconciliation can never be about merely ‘starting fresh’ unless it also involves making right – Leader-Post

Settler colonialism empowers certain groups and disempowers others; it provides control of resources to some and marginalizes others. February 23, 2018 The Indigenous anger following the acquittal of Gerald Stanley in the Colten Boushie murder trial, and the indignation of many non-Indigenous people to that anger, must be seen within the larger context of Canadian […]

by ahnationtalk on February 23, 201811 Views

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Statement from Mayor Brian Bowman on Today’s Outcome in the Raymond Cormier Criminal Trial

February 23, 2018 Winnipeg, MB – Mayor Brian Bowman issued the following statement in response to today’s outcome in the Raymond Cormier criminal trial: My heart and my thoughts are with Tina Fontaine’s family, and members of the Sagkeeng First Nation. The death of this young woman – bright, full of promise, but at the same […]

by pmnationtalk on February 23, 201818 Views

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Native commercial fishing agreement renewed – Kincardine News

February 22, 2018 BRUCE PENINSULA – A new five-year commercial fishing agreement between Saugeen Ojibway Nation and the Ontario government signed this week extends the previous agreement with few changes, Chippewas of Nawash First Nations Chief Greg Nadjiwon said Thursday. Nadjiwon said it’s a “status quo” agreement with maybe a few changes in the language […]

by ahnationtalk on February 23, 201811 Views

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Nation to Nation: Child welfare, Indigenous law and the border put under the spotlight – APTN News

February 23, 2018 There is inequality in Canada when it comes to child welfare. There is a wide difference between on-reserve and off-reserve funding. A Canadian human rights tribunal agreed in 2016. But it has taken five legal orders to get the federal government to do something. Earlier this month, Indigenous Services Minister Jane Philpott […]

by ahnationtalk on February 23, 201814 Views

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Broken Systems Failed Tina Fontaine – Murder Trial Verdict Another Severe Setback for Justice and Reconciliation

February 22, 2018 Broken Systems Failed Tina Fontaine – Murder Trial Verdict Another Severe Setback for Justice and Reconciliation (Ottawa, ON) – Assembly of First Nations (AFN) National Chief Perry Bellegarde says today’s verdict finding Raymond Cormier not guilty of second-degree murder in the death of Tina Fontaine is a shock and another profound disappointment for […]

by pmnationtalk on February 23, 201826 Views

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Recognition and Implementation of Indigenous Rights Framework – Tłı̨chǫ Government

NEWS RELEASE: Canada’s Announcement to develop a new “Recognition and Implementation of Indigenous Rights Framework” Behchokǫ̀, NT (February 21, 2018) Tłı̨chǫ Government applauds the government of Canada’s announcement regarding the proposed Recognition and Implementation of Indigenous Rights Framework (the “Framework”). This Framework—the first of its kind to be developed in partnership and through deep consultation with Indigenous […]

by pmnationtalk on February 22, 201832 Views

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Auditor General’s February report stresses importance of oversight by MLAs and Albertans to ensure accountability for results

Edmonton, Alberta, Canada … Alberta’s Auditor General Merwan Saher presented his February report to the Members of the Legislative Assembly (MLAs) of Alberta and to Albertans, affirming some areas where government is doing well and identifying other areas needing improvement in accountability for the cost-effective use of public resources. Despite the diversity of the departments, […]

by pmnationtalk on February 22, 201822 Views

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Province Announces Steps to Promote Safe Working Environment – Government of MB

February 22, 2018 In light of recent revelations of sexual harassment and inappropriate behaviour in the government workplace, Premier Brian Pallister today announced several measures to ensure government of Manitoba employees work in an environment that is respectful and free of all forms of harassment including sexual harassment. The premier was joined by Sustainable Development […]

by aanationtalk on February 22, 201814 Views

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Glen Abernethy: New Investments in Mental Health and in Home and Community Care

February 21, 2018 Mr. Speaker, I am pleased to announce that the Government of Northwest Territories has signed a bilateral agreement with the federal government to invest new resources into mental health and addictions services, as well as home and community care. This investment will provide approximately $6 million over the next five years, including […]

by pmnationtalk on February 22, 201815 Views

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Nurses say Ontario election must focus on improving health for all – RNAO

TORONTO, Feb. 22, 2018 – The political parties that hope to form the next provincial government should adopt policy platforms that improve the health of all Ontarians. That’s the central message delivered by more than 130 registered nurses (RN), nurse practitioners (NP) and nursing students at Queen’s Park Thursday. Their challenge to Ontario political parties […]

by pmnationtalk on February 22, 201822 Views

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More trouble for Trudeau India trip over invitation error, reports of Modi snub – CP

Source: The Canadian Press Feb 22, 2018  OTTAWA _ Justin Trudeau’s turbulent trip to India is drawing domestic political criticism and raising eyebrows internationally as the Prime Minister’s Office deals with the fallout of its botched party invitation to a convicted attempted murderer. Trudeau’s office has said an invitation issued to Jaspal Atwal for a reception in […]

by pmnationtalk on February 22, 201815 Views

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Media Advisory: Governments of Canada and Manitoba improve quality, accessibility and affordability of early learning and child care for Manitoba families

From Employment and Social Development Canada Dan Vandal, Member of Parliament for Saint Boniface–Saint Vital (Manitoba), together with the Honourable Scott Fielding Minister of Families for Manitoba, will announce the bilateral Canada and Manitoba Early Learning and Child Care agreement. The announcement is being made on behalf of the Honourable Jean-Yves Duclos, Minister of Families, […]

by aanationtalk on February 22, 201818 Views

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Minister’s statement on Greyhound’s service reductions – Government of BC

Feb. 21, 2018 VICTORIA – Minister of Transportation and Infrastructure Claire Trevena has issued the following statement in response to the Passenger Transportation Board’s decision to allow Greyhound Canada to reduce and eliminate long-haul bus service on routes in B.C.: “Greyhound’s decision to cut service in northern and interior British Columbia is unfortunate. People rely […]

by pmnationtalk on February 22, 201820 Views

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Paula Simons: Indigenous Services Minister Jane Philpott vows new budget will close child welfare funding gap – Edmonton Journal

February 21, 2018 For decades, the federal government has under-funded child welfare agencies on First Nations reserves. Families and kids on reserve get less support and fewer services than those off reserve. In 2016, the Canadian Human Rights Tribunal ordered the government to fix the problem. Yet Ottawa is still not in compliance with the […]

by pmnationtalk on February 22, 201817 Views

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Gerald Stanley acquittal yet another guilty verdict for Canada – The Star

Canada’s criminal justice system is not broken, it was built this way. Feb. 22, 2018 With the acquittal of Gerald Stanley, Colten Boushie has joined the shamefully long list of Indigenous lives taken with impunity in Canada. Boushie, a 22-year-old Cree man, was shot by Stanley at point-blank range in the back of his head, […]

by pmnationtalk on February 22, 201814 Views

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Federal government can’t do much to fight fake news: Canadian Heritage documents – CP

Source: The Canadian Press Feb 22, 2018  By Levi Garber THE CANADIAN PRESS OTTAWA _ The federal government doesn’t believe it can do much on its own to stem the growing tide of fake news in Canada, according to briefing notes prepared for Canadian Heritage Minister Melanie Joly. The documents, obtained by The Canadian Press through an […]

by pmnationtalk on February 22, 201827 Views

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Minister Gould announces improvements to the Senate appointments process – applications open now!

From Democratic Institutions Ottawa, February 21, 2018 – Keeping with her mandate to restore Canadians’ trust and increase participation in Canada’s democratic processes, the Honourable Karina Gould, Minister of Democratic Institutions, today announced a series of improvements to the independent Senate appointments process, making it easier for Canadians to apply for a seat in the Senate. Improvements to […]

by aanationtalk on February 22, 201821 Views

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Ontario’s Tories greenlight Patrick Brown’s quest for leadership – CP

Source: The Canadian Press Feb 21, 2018  By Shawn Jeffords THE CANADIAN PRESS TORONTO _ Patrick Brown’s quest to regain the leadership of Ontario’s Progressive Conservatives cleared a key hurdle Wednesday when the 39-year-old politician, who resigned amid sexual misconduct allegations, received the party’s stamp of approval for a run in the spring election. A party nomination […]

by pmnationtalk on February 22, 201822 Views

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Sexual assault among biggest issues Indigenous women face, Open Door tells Viens commission – CBC

In past year, 11 women told staff at Montreal drop-in centre they’d been assaulted, but police slow to respond Feb 20, 2018 In its second week in Montreal, the Viens commission heard more stories Tuesday about how many roadblocks Indigenous people face when trying to report a crime to police. During three hours of testimony, […]

by ahnationtalk on February 21, 201821 Views

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From opportunities to outcomes: Budget 2018 must empower municipalities to deliver for Canadians – FCM

Budget 2018 can empower municipalities to deliver quality-of-life gains nationwide- by taking steps to ensure that historic opportunities from the last two budgets generate real outcomes on the ground. That is the message from the Federation of Canadian Municipalities (FCM) today as it releases its budget recommendations: From Opportunities to Outcomes. By working with municipalities […]

by ahnationtalk on February 21, 201826 Views

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MNO citizens attend a successful AGM in Peterborough – MNO

The Métis Nation of Ontario (MNO) Peterborough and District Wapiti Métis Council held a very successful Annual General Meeting (AGM) on February 20 at the Activity Haven Senior Center in Peterborough. The meeting gave an opportunity for MNO citizens to learn about their council, as well as what’s been happening in their community and within […]

by ahnationtalk on February 21, 201821 Views

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MNO holds annual meeting with Premier Wynne

On February 5, 2018 at Queen’s Park in Toronto, a Métis Nation of Ontario (MNO) delegation led by MNO President Margaret Froh and including MNO Chair France Picotte, MNO Chief Operating Officer Joanne Meyer and MNO Chief Strategy Officer Jennifer St. Germain met with Ontario Premier Kathleen Wynne and Indigenous Relations and Reconciliation Minister David […]

by aanationtalk on February 21, 201818 Views

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QNW reacts to the announcement of Prime Minister Trudeau

Kahnawake, February 15th 2018 – Québec Native Women wishes to react to the announcement made by Prime Minister Trudeau regarding the creation of a framework for recognition and implementation of Indigenous rights. The creation of this new framework is directed towards a national mobilization, which includes several major elements: pan-Canadian consultations regarding the recognition and […]

by ahnationtalk on February 21, 201817 Views

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MMF: Province’s Cannabis Announcement Forgets the Metis Nation

Winnipeg, MB – Today the Province of Manitoba announced its conditional acceptance of proposals to operate retail cannabis locations. Once again Manitoba has forgotten the Metis Nation and refers only to non-Indigenous and Indigenous communities on-reserve retail opportunities. “Sadly we are not surprised by this announcement,” said Jack Park, MMF Minister responsible for Energy and […]

by aanationtalk on February 21, 201821 Views

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Feds hoping to expand take up of working income tax benefit as program grows – CP

Source: The Canadian Press Feb 21, 2018  OTTAWA _ A tax benefit aimed at the working poor will be expanded in next week’s federal budget, but the Liberals are also trying to make sure more people actually know it exists. Canada Revenue Agency is rolling out a national program to draw awareness to the Working Income Tax […]

by ahnationtalk on February 21, 201822 Views

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MNC: Trudeau government to recognize Indigenous rights as basis for all government relations with Indigenous Peoples

In an address to the House of Commons on February 14, 2018, Prime Minister Trudeau announced an engagement process with First Nations, Inuit and the Métis Nation to formalize the recognition and implementation of Indigenous rights through new legislation and policies. The Prime Minister’s speech outlined the following legislative and policy elements of a new […]

by aanationtalk on February 21, 201821 Views

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The Taxpayers’ Ombudsman releases her Office’s newest systemic examination report on her Office’s 10th anniversary

February 21, 2018 — Ottawa, Ontario — Office of the Taxpayers’ Ombudsman The Office of the Taxpayers’ Ombudsman (OTO) is proud to release its 11th systemic examination report as it enters its 11th year. The report, entitled Benefits Unsheltered, examines systemic service issues related to the Canada Revenue Agency’s (CRA) communication and outreach efforts to shelters regarding […]

by pmnationtalk on February 21, 201826 Views

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Provincial Government Announces Minimum Wage Increase and Outlines New Model to Calculate Minimum Wage – Government of NL

February 20, 2018 The Honourable Al Hawkins, Minister of Advanced Education, Skills and Labour, today announced an increase to the minimum wage of 15 cents bringing the rate to $11.15 effective April 1, 2018. The minimum overtime rate will increase to $16.73, 1.5 times the minimum wage rate. The increase, and future increases to take […]

by pmnationtalk on February 21, 201821 Views

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Report of the Auditor General of Alberta – February 2018 to be Released on Thursday, February 22, 2018

Edmonton, Alberta — Alberta Auditor General Merwan Saher is releasing the Report of the Auditor General—February 2018 at 11:00 a.m. on Thursday, February 22. The February 2018 report includes the following: Alberta Advanced Education •2017 Report on Post-Secondary Institutions Alberta Education •Processes to Manage the Student Class Size Initiative •Systems to Improve Student Attendance in […]

by aanationtalk on February 21, 201827 Views

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Decision on whether Brown can run in Ontario Tory leadership race expected today – CP

Source: The Canadian Press Feb 21, 2018  TORONTO _ Patrick Brown is expected to find out today whether he will be able to continue his bid to lead Ontario’s Progressive Conservatives. The former Opposition leader stepped down from the job last month amid allegations of sexual misconduct, which he has vehemently denied. The 39-year-old Barrie, Ont., politician […]

by ahnationtalk on February 21, 201828 Views

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Sask. premier to apologize for 60s scoop

Credits:Saskatoon StarPhoenix Saskatchewan Premier Brad Wall said Wednesday the provincial government is working on a formal apology to victims of the 60s scoop. More than 20,000 children were taken from aboriginal families in the 1960s and 1970s and placed into white homes or foster care.

by pmnationtalk on February 20, 201854 Views

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Budget 2018 puts people first, makes life more affordable for British Columbians

Feb. 20, 2018 VICTORIA – Budget 2018 carves a new path to shared prosperity for everyone in the province with a made-in-B.C. child-care plan, a comprehensive housing plan and record levels of capital investment in every corner of the province, Finance Minister Carole James announced today. “Budgets are not only about the bottom line, they […]

by pmnationtalk on February 20, 201832 Views

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Manitoba government helping out remote First Nation running low on heating fuel – CP

Source: The Canadian Press Feb 20, 2018  TADOULE LAKE, Man. _ The Manitoba government says it is making 7,500 litres of fuel available to a northern Indigenous community that is running low and facing a home-heating emergency. Delivery trucks have been unable to get to Tadoule Lake because heavy snow has delayed the opening of a winter […]

by pmnationtalk on February 20, 201823 Views

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B.C. unveils housing plan that raises foreign buyers levy and taxes speculators – CP

Source: The Canadian Press Feb 20, 2018 VICTORIA _ British Columbia is raising its foreign buyers tax and expanding it to areas outside of Vancouver, while bringing in a new tax on speculators, as part of a sweeping plan to improve affordability in the province’s overheated housing market. The New Democrat government unveiled a 30-point housing plan […]

by pmnationtalk on February 20, 201827 Views

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Canada and Atlantic Provinces Unveil New Actions to Create Jobs, Build Skilled Workforce

From Atlantic Canada Opportunities Agency Strong federal-provincial collaboration aligning programs and services to deliver results for Atlantic Canadians February 20, 2018 – Moncton, New Brunswick – Government of Canada and Atlantic Provinces The strong federal-provincial collaboration of the Atlantic Growth Strategy continues to help create stable, well-paying jobs for Atlantic Canadians by providing businesses with […]

by pmnationtalk on February 20, 201826 Views

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Government of NU: Tiituqatigiikta – Let’s have tea together

19 February 2018  Public Service Announcement Tiituqatigiikta – Let’s have tea together Tiituqatigiikta – Let’s have tea together, is a series of afternoon drop-in sessions during March, organized by the Department of Family Services and the Qayuqtuvik Food Centre. The sessions are open to anyone who would like to gather, share information, and ask […]

by pmnationtalk on February 20, 201819 Views

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Senate Canada: Perspectives – February 13-15, 2018

Government In January, I rose in the Senate to bring attention to the importance of encouraging not only the Government of Canada, but also Parliament to consider the United Nation’s 2030 Agenda when drafting legislation and developing policies relating to sustainable development. The 2030 Agenda, adopted in 2015 at the United Nations, contains 17 sustainable […]

by pmnationtalk on February 20, 201817 Views

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IRC – Dates/Times: RSEA/CBMP Community Tour

February 16, 2018 A Community Tour has been planned to provide an opportunity for those interested to learn about the Regional Strategic Environmental Assessment (RSEA) and view the results of the Community Based Monitoring Program (CBMP) Inuvialuit Harvest Study 2017. The Tour will be visiting the following communities: Sachs Harbour When: Monday, February 26, 2018 […]

by pmnationtalk on February 20, 201824 Views

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Cannabis legalization – Cape Dorset meeting rescheduled

The Cape Dorset public meeting on cannabis legalization has been rescheduled for February 21, from 6-9 p.m., at the community hall. Interpretation services will be available and light refreshments will be provided. Comment cards are available in all communities at health centers, GLO offices and income support offices, or can be downloaded at www.gov.nu.ca/finance/information/cannabis. Nunavummiut […]

by pmnationtalk on February 20, 201822 Views

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Leader of the Government in the House of Commons Weekly Statement – February 15, 2018

Upon our return following the constituency week, we will have two allotted days, the first on Monday, and the other on Thursday. On Tuesday, we will consider Bill C-69, the environmental assessment act. As the Minister of Finance announced in the House on Tuesday, the budget speech will be held on Tuesday, February 27. Pursuant to […]

by pmnationtalk on February 20, 201821 Views

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