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Provincial budget 2017-2018 : Reactions from Quebec Native Women

Kahnawake, March 29, 2017 – Following the announcement of the 2017-2018 Quebec provincial budget, Quebec Native Women (QNW) agrees with the Government of Quebec that there has been a deficit in the services provided to Indigenous peoples in the province. QNW would like to highlight the badly needed increase in financial contribution to improve certain […]

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Minister of Finance of Québec – A Solid Economy and Concrete Measures to Improve the Quality of Life for All Quebecers; An Unprecedented Plan with $3.4 Billion for Educational Success and Measures to Satisfy Labour Market Needs…

2017-03-28 Press release No. 1 – Québec Economic Plan – March 2016 – A Solid Economy and Concrete Measures to Improve the Quality of Life for All Quebecers | PDF version | Version HTML | 2017-03-28 Press release No. 2 – Québec Economic Plan – March 2016 – An Unprecedented Plan with $3.4 Billion for Educational Success and […]

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The Government of Canada Announces Funding for Child and Family Services Support for First Nations in Ontario

March 30, 2017     Sudbury, Ontario        Indigenous and Northern Affairs Canada The well-being of Indigenous children and families is a priority for the Government of Canada. We are taking action and working in partnership to help ensure that children receive the health and social services they need, when they need it. Today the Honourable […]

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The Wigwam Conspiracy: why are Canada 150’s Indigenous people stuck in time? – CBC

In the midst of a party celebrating Canadian civilization, Indigenous peoples appear as static stereotypes “Exile is more than a geographical concept,” he said. ”You can be an exile in your homeland, in your own house, in a room.” — Mahmoud Darwish The wigwam conspiracy A common theme in Canada’s 2017 celebrations is the inclusion […]

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First Nations in Quebec Stand in the Way of the Energy East Pipeline

WENDAKE, QC, March 29, 2017 – On the occasion of the visit to Montreal (Mohawk Territory) of the Expert Panel mandated to modernize the National Energy Board (NEB), the Assembly of First Nations Quebec-Labrador (AFNQL) wishes to reiterate that First Nations in Quebec firmly opposed TransCanada’s Energy East pipeline by way of resolution in June 2016. […]

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Ontario’s Provincial Advocate for Children and Youth urges legislative committee to seize historic opportunity to create fundamental change

TORONTO, March 30, 2017 – The Office of the Provincial Advocate for Children and Youth and young people called on an all-party legislative committee to accept their amendments to strengthen a bill that would affect every child and youth who receives or is seeking government services and programs. This includes young people connected to child […]

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BC Assembly of First Nations Chiefs-in-Assembly call for General Election of the Regional Chief

SECWEPEMC TERRITORY (KAMLOOPS, BC), March 29, 2017  – On March 27, 2017 at the BC Assembly of First Nations (BCAFN) Special Chiefs Assembly, the Chiefs-in-Assembly voted on a number of Resolutions to guide the organization following the resignation of Shane Gottfriedson as Regional Chief. In January 2017, the BCAFN Board of Directors passed a motion […]

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Media Advisory: Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Finance to Visit Whitehorse to Discuss Budget 2017

Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Finance Ginette Petitpas Taylor will participate in roundtables with stakeholders from the housing and education sectors to discuss Budget 2017 investments during a visit to Whitehorse, on Friday, March 31, 2017. A media availability will follow. Friday, March 31, 2017 Media Availability 10:00 a.m. (local time) Location Kwanlin Dün […]

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NB Welfare Privacy – CP

Source: The Canadian Press – Broadcast wire Mar 30, 2017  FREDERICTON – The New Brunswick government is being accused of withholding social assistance benefits from a woman who refuses to divulge the name of her children’s father. David Coon, leader of the provincial Green party, says he is appalled the Social Development Department is invading the privacy […]

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PBO: Cost Estimate for Bill C-274: An Act to amend the Income Tax Act (transfer of small business or family farm or fishing corporation)

Get the report Cost Estimate for Bill C-274 An Act to amend the Income Tax Act (transfer of small business or family farm or fishing corporation).pdf Summary Bill C-274 was a private member’s bill that sought to facilitate the transfer of small businesses or family farms, or fishing operations, between members of the same family, […]

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Ministerial Statement – Minister Bennett Highlights Investor Relation Work and United Nations Commission on the Status of Women

March 30, 2017 The following statement was given today in the House of Assembly by the Honourable Cathy Bennett, Minister of Finance and President of Treasury Board, and Minister Responsible for the Status of Women: Mr. Speaker, I rise in this Honourable House to provide some highlights of my recent trip to New York as […]

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Conservative senator’s comments on residential schools ‘unfortunate’: O’Leary – CP

Source: The Canadian Press Mar 30, 2017 13:37 By Will be writethru THE CANADIAN PRESS OTTAWA _ One of the perceived front-runners in the Conservative leadership race is calling Sen. Lynn Beyak’s comments about residential schools “unfortunate” _ but Kevin O’Leary is stopping short of saying he’d kick her out of caucus. In an interview today with The […]

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Special prosecutor appointed over political donations in B.C. – CP

Source: The Canadian Press Mar 30, 2017  VANCOUVER _ A special prosecutor has been appointed to provide legal advice to the RCMP over possible violations of British Columbia’s Elections Act. A statement from the B.C. Criminal Justice Branch says David Butcher will help the Mounties with legal advice in an investigation into contributions made to B.C.’s political […]

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The Latest: White House says travel ban legal despite ruling – CP

Source: The Associated Press Mar 30, 2017 HONOLULU _ The Latest on legal challenges to President Donald Trump’s travel ban (all times local): 9:15 a.m. A White House spokesman says a Hawaii ruling blocking President Donald Trump’s travel ban is just the latest step that will allow the administration to appeal. Sean Spicer said Thursday that the […]

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Proposed Budget 2017 investments to boost funding for early learning and child care

March 29, 2017 For too many families, the lack of affordable, high-quality child care means making a difficult choice. Some parents have to sacrifice retirement savings to pay for child care, while others may leave their career because child care is unavailable or unaffordable. Recognizing the deep connection between child care and the economic security […]

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Commentary – It is hard to achieve reconciliation if we allow people to bend the truth – Smoky River Express

March 29, 2017 These days, the way out of obscurity, especially for no account politicians and senators, is to say something stupid or outrageous and have the media shine a light on you. Sometimes those outrageous statements are calculated to draw attention to the shameless, obscure moron who says them. In other instances, the obscure, […]

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Federal Budget Takes Long-Term Steps Towards Helping Canadians Living in Poverty

Food Banks Canada’s Response to the 2017 Federal Budget Food Banks Canada is pleased to see the federal government make concrete long-term commitments to support those living with low incomes in the federal budget this week. These commitments mark an important step towards making a difference in the lives of people living in poverty, who […]

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Saskatchewan budget makes life harder, more expensive, more isolated for rural people, says NFU

(Saskatoon, March 24, 2017) – “The government of Saskatchewan’s 2017 budget will make life more difficult for farmers and other rural residents while giving corporations and the extractive industries unnecessary tax breaks,” said Cam Goff, Hanley-area farmer and National Farmers Union 2nd Vice President. “With just over a million people in a province that is […]

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Lynn Beyak tells residential school survivors she wants audit of all First Nations spending – CBC

‘The speech that caused so much hurt and distress was actually a speech about taxes’ Conservative senator says March 30, 2017 After hearing testimony about the atrocities committed in residential schools, Senator Lynn Beyak asked survivors at the Senate’s Aboriginal peoples committee Wednesday what they thought about her plan for a national audit on all […]

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Dumpster fire hearts – PG Citizen

March 29, 2017 A fellow who said he was in his 80s called last week looking for a journalist to tell the story of what’s really happening to this country and how the Muslims are taking over. “All Muslims aren’t terrorists but all terrorists are Muslims,” was one of his many colourful lies in a […]

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McKenna to appear at environment committee after year-long absence – IPolitics

Environment Minister Catherine McKenna’s May 1st appearance at the House of Commons environment committee will be the first time in over a year that she’s briefed MPs. It will also mark the first time in four and a half months that the public will be able to see the committee work. Known formally as the […]

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Ipsos: Canadians Divided on Trudeau Government’s Handling of Illegal Border Crossings

Wednesday, March 29, 2017 Toronto, ON — With stories of migrants from the U.S. walking illegally across the border in Manitoba and Quebec making headlines in recent weeks, public opinion on the issue appears to be at odds with the rules governing the treatment of these migrants. The latest Ipsos poll for Global News shows […]

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Metro Vancouver’s Profile of First Nations with Interests in the Region – The South Fraser Blog

Our region, Metro Vancouver, is on the traditional and in most cases unceded territory of First Nations people. In order to help foster a better understand of First Nations in our regions, or First Nations that have interests in our region, the Metro Vancouver Regional District recently released its Profile of First Nations. The profile […]

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Ousted chief says lawsuit by First Nation’s construction firm is politically motivated – CBC

Harry Deneron says Acho Dene Koe is trying to harm his reputation before election Mar 30, 2017 The recently-suspended chief in Fort Liard, N.W.T., says the First Nation is suing him in an attempt to ruin his reputation three months before an election. Harry Deneron has been chief of Acho Dene Koe First Nation in […]

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Budget 2017: Building a Strong Middle Class in the Thunder Bay Area

March 29, 2017 – Thunder Bay, Ontario – Department of Finance Canada Budget 2017 is the next step in the Government’s long-term plan to create jobs and strengthen the middle class. Canada is home to a well-educated and highly skilled workforce, but as the demands of the workplace change, so too must the education and […]

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Crouse withdrawal means no one left to run for Alberta Liberal leadership – CP

Source: The Canadian Press Mar 30, 2017  EDMONTON _ The mayor of St. Albert is pulling his name out of contention to lead the Alberta Liberal Party, just two days before the nomination deadline. In a post on his website, Nolan Crouse says he won’t be outlining the reasons for his decision, saying the matter is “private.” […]

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The Latest: Hawaii AG: An appeal of travel ban ruling likely – CP

Source: The Associated Press Mar 30, 2017  HONOLULU _ The Latest on a federal court’s ruling in Hawaii on President Donald Trump’s travel ban (all times local): 3:05 a.m. Hawaii Attorney General Doug Chin says there is likely to be an appeal by the Department of Justice of the ruling by a federal judge in Hawaii who […]

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Ontario Introduces Anti-Racism Legislation

Advancing the Province’s 3-Year Anti-Racism Strategic Plan March 29, 2017 Today, Michael Coteau, Minister Responsible for Anti-Racism, introduced new legislation that would, if passed, embed Ontario’s Anti-Racism Directorate in law, creating a framework for continued work to promote equity for racialized groups across the province. During public consultations held last year, the province’s Anti-Racism Directorate […]

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Prime Minister announces support for high-quality, affordable child care across the country

March 29, 2017 Canadians deserve the opportunity to raise their families the way they want, but far too many do not have access to the high-quality, affordable child care they need. With increased support for early learning and child care, more Canadian parents can pursue new opportunities to work and learn, and build a better […]

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Premier Brad Wall invites Calgary energy companies to relocate to Saskatchewan – CP

Source: The Canadian Press Mar 29, 2017 By Dan Healing THE CANADIAN PRESS CALGARY _ Saskatchewan Premier Brad Wall is taking a turf war with Alberta to its economic heart, inviting energy companies based in Calgary to move their headquarters to his province. In a letter to Whitecap Resources (TSX:WCP) dated Monday, Wall offers to subsidize relocation […]

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A by the numbers look at government spending on child care in Canada – CP

Source: The Canadian Press Mar 29, 2017 16:09 OTTAWA _ The Liberals have promised to spend $7.5 billion over a decade on child care to fund spaces in provinces and territories, as well as indigenous child care on and off-reserve. Here are some numbers in the pledge and how the funding stacks up: $500 million: Federal money pledged […]

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Five things to know about how the Conservatives will pick a new leader May 27 – CP

Source: The Canadian Press Mar 29, 2017  OTTAWA _ On May 27, Conservative party members will choose a new leader. Here are five things to know about the election process: 1. Only those who signed up to be members before midnight on March 28, 2017, or those who renewed memberships that lapsed 60 days before election day, […]

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Tourism versus environment: Development in Rocky Mountain national parks – CP

Source: The Canadian Press Mar 29, 2017 10:50 Parks Canada is proposing an $86-million bike trail in Jasper National Park that would run from the Jasper townsite to the Columbia Icefields. The agency says it’s an opportunity to expand visitor experiences and bring new people to the parks. Environmental groups call it another chip off the park’s environmental […]

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N.B. to give political parties financial incentives to field women candidates – CP

Source: The Canadian Press Mar 29, 2017 By Kevin Bissett THE CANADIAN PRESS FREDERICTON _ New Brunswick’s government is winning praise for its plan _ thought to be a Canadian first _ to give political parties a financial incentive to field more women candidates. Premier Brian Gallant said Wednesday more women are needed in positions of influence, […]

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Itinerary for Wednesday, March 29, 2017

Itinerary for the Prime Minister, Justin Trudeau, for Wednesday, March 29, 2017: Winnipeg, Manitoba 10:45 a.m. The Prime Minister will highlight Budget 2017 investments in child care. A media availability will follow. South Y 5 Fermor Avenue Winnipeg, Manitoba Notes for media: Media should arrive no later than 10:15 a.m. Open coverage for visit of […]

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Saturviit Celebrates Its 10th Anniversary

Kuujjuaq (Québec), March 29, 2017 – The Kativik Regional Government (KRG) is pleased to mark in 2017 an important milestone for women in Nunavik. The Saturviit Inuit Women’s Association of Nunavik is celebrating 10 years of successful advocacy on the status of women and family issues. “Over the past decade, Saturviit has promoted initiatives fostering […]

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Islanders encouraged to help shape new cultural strategy

March 29, 2017 Islanders can take part in shaping Prince Edward Island’s first cultural strategy through community consultations that will begin in April. When complete this fall, the strategy will recommend cultural policy direction and guide the development of action plans, programs, and supports for the next 10 years. The consultations will include an online […]

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Media Availability Regarding Support for Child and Family Services in Ontario First Nations

Sudbury – Please be advised that the Honourable Carolyn Bennett, Minister of Indigenous and Northern Affairs Canada, will hold a press conference to announce funding for Child and Family Services on First Nations across Ontario. Date: Thursday, March 30, 2017 Time: 10:30 a.m. (EST) Where: 866 Newgate Avenue, Unit 1 Sudbury, ON P3A 5J9 For […]

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BR Senate Beyak – CP

Source: The Canadian Press – Broadcast wire Mar 29, 2017 OTTAWA – Indigenous leaders in Manitoba and northern Ontario are unanimous in calling for Senator Lynn Beyak (BAY’-ak) to quit a committee dealing with First Nations treaty issues. Sheila North Wilson, a grand chief of an organization representing First Nations in northern Manitoba, says Beyak’s comments about […]

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Deadline passes for Conservative leadership rivals to sign up new members – CP

Source: The Canadian Press Mar 29, 2017 OTTAWA _ The deadline for Conservative leadership contenders to sign up new members has passed. Kevin O’Leary was among the first out of the blocks to declare his membership total after the midnight cut-off, with an email blast declaring he had enlisted 33,336 members in 69 days. Lisa Raitt told […]

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Polling an important tool in Ontario’s public relations battle with doctors – CP

Source: The Canadian Press Mar 29, 2017  By Allison Jones THE CANADIAN PRESS TORONTO _ Newly released data suggests polling has played a major role in the Ontario government’s efforts to sway public opinion in the ongoing battle with the province’s doctors, who have been without a physician services agreement for three years. After the Liberal government […]

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Environmental groups vowing to fight Trump climate actions – CP

Source: The Associated Press Mar 29, 2017  By Tammy Webber THE ASSOCIATED PRESS CHICAGO _ Environmental groups that have hired scores of new lawyers in recent months are prepared to go to court to fight a sweeping executive order from President Donald Trump that eliminates many restrictions on fossil fuel production and would roll back his predecessor’s […]

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Beyak perpetuates ‘astonishingly insulting’ narrative about residential schools: Wente – CBC

‘The culture that created residential schools’ continues to this day, says Indigenous columnist Jesse Wente Mar 28, 2017 Conservative Senator Lynn Beyak reiterated her defence of residential schools in an interview with CBC News on Monday, saying, “I made my statements, and I stand by them.” Beyak, who had earlier said that residential schools were […]

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Saskatchewan finance minister says diapers mistakenly included in PST change – CP

Source: The Canadian Press Mar 28, 2017 REGINA _ Saskatchewan Finance Minister Kevin Doherty says the province will not be taxing diapers. In the budget released last week, the government added provincial sales tax to things that were previously exempt such as children’s clothing and footwear. An information notice that followed said cloth and disposable diapers were […]

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Beardy’s & Okemasis names former councillor Roy Petit as new chief – MBC

28 March 2017 There’s a changing of the guard on Beardy’s & Okemasis First Nation, after former councillor Roy Petit was announced as the Duck Lake area’s new chief on the weekend. Former chief Rick Gamble was not in the running, and Petit was up against Candace Scott, Brian Seeseequasis, Brian Littlepine, and Remonda Gardipy. […]

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Introducing the board of the new BC Parks Foundation

March 28, 2017 VICTORIA – An iconic wildlife painter, an internationally recognized leader in the renewable energy industry and a recipient of the Order of British Columbia known for her advocacy work with Aboriginal peoples are among the board members of the new BC Parks Foundation. The 10 members of the BC Parks Foundation board […]

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Speech from the Throne – Province of Newfoundland and Labrador

March 28, 2017 The following are speaking notes delivered at the Opening of the Second Session of the Forty-Eighth General Assembly of the Province of Newfoundland and Labrador on Tuesday, March 28, by His Honour The Honourable Frank F. Fagan, CM, ONL, MBA, Lieutenant Governor of Newfoundland and Labrador: Please check against delivery Speech from […]

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Budget 2017 makes lifelong learning for a changing job market more affordable

From Employment and Social Development Canada March 28, 2017             Montréal, Quebec                      Employment and Social Development Canada Budget 2017 is the next step in the Government’s long-term plan to create jobs and strengthen the middle class. Canada is home to a well-educated and highly skilled workforce, but as the demands of the workplace […]

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Media Advisory: The Honourable Carla Qualtrough will deliver a speech tomorrow to highlight Budget 2017 investments in early learning and child care

From Employment and Social Development Canada The Honourable Carla Qualtrough, Minister of Sport and Persons with Disabilities, will deliver a speech tomorrow to highlight Budget 2017 investments in early learning and child care. Please note that all details are subject to change. All times are local. DATE: Wednesday, March 29, 2017 TIME: 10:30 a.m. PLACE: […]

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Media Advisory: Minister Duclos will announce Budget 2017 measures to support early learning and child care for middle-class families

From Employment and Social Development Canada The Honourable Jean-Yves Duclos, Minister of Families, Children and Social Development, will announce Budget 2017 measures to support early learning and child care for middle-class families. A photo opportunity and media availability will follow the briefing. Please note that all details are subject to change. All times are local. […]

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