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BCAFN Regional Chief Terry Teegee congratulates Grand Chief Stewart Phillip’s Re-Election for 8th Term as President of UBCIC

(Xwməθkwəy̓ əm, Musqueam Territory, BC – Sept. 20, 2019) – The BC Assembly of First Nations (BCAFN) Regional Chief Terry Teegee congratulates Grand Chief Stewart Philip on his re-election by acclamation to President of the Union of British Columbia Indian Chiefs (UBCIC). As a visionary and committed leader he continues in this position to advance […]

by ahnationtalk on September 20, 201993 Views

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Video: 2019 MNO AGA

September 20 2019 The 2019 MNO Annual General Assembly took place this August in Sault Ste. Marie, home of the Métis rights landmark court case R v. Powley. A celebration of Métis governance, culture and way of life, and the recent signing of the self-government agreement, the 2019 AGA brought citizens together to set the […]

by ahnationtalk on September 20, 201965 Views

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ITK Pre-Budget Submission 2020

ITK is pleased to share our 2020 pre-budget submission. This pre-budget submission recommends that the key to supporting climate mitigation and adaptation in Inuit Nunangat is to make major investments in infrastructure, renewable energy, and Inuit-led climate and research initiatives. It focuses on the importance of broad infrastructure investments across Inuit Nunangat, as well as […]

by pnationtalk on September 20, 201961 Views

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ITK Outlines Priorities For Election 2019 And Budget 2020

September 20, 2019 – Ottawa, Ontario – Inuit Tapiriit Kanatami is calling on the next federal government to take action on Inuit priorities and bring Inuit Nunangat – the Inuit homeland – into the rest of Canada as a nation building exercise comparable in scale to the development of the trans-Canadian highway or the trans-national […]

by pnationtalk on September 20, 201965 Views

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Ogichidaa Francis Kavanaugh meets with municipal leaders to address current issues facing region

September 19, 2019 Kenora, ON — Ogichidaa Francis Kavanaugh, Grand Chief of Treaty #3 met with municipal leaders from across Treaty #3 territory today in Naotkamegwanning First Nation to renew relationships and collaboratively address challenges with the mounting substance abuse and homelessness issues within the region. “This is the inaugural meeting so it’s historic and […]

by pnationtalk on September 20, 201958 Views

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Unifor supports Ontario Human Rights Commission recommendations to end racial profiling in law enforcement

September 20, 2019 Toronto – Unifor supports recommendations from the Ontario Human Rights Commission’s ‘Policy on Racial Profiling in Law Enforcement’ final report. “I applaud the Ontario Human Rights Commission for tackling the serious issue of racial profiling head-on, as this is the only way to root out this dangerous practice,” said Jerry Dias, Unifor […]

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In support of the Policy on eliminating racial profiling in law enforcement

September 20, 2019 Amnesty International Amnesty International entirely agrees that the need to address racial profiling in law enforcement is one of the most pressing human rights concerns in Ontario. The Ontario Human Rights Commission’s new policy is a welcome and urgently-needed tool for pressing forward with the concrete progress that is long overdue. It […]

by pnationtalk on September 20, 201941 Views

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Premier vows to upgrade Bamfield road after bus crash – Times Colonist

September 20, 2019 Premier John Horgan vowed Thursday to upgrade Bamfield Main logging road, where two UVic students died in a bus crash last week, but he did not say what changes would be made or when. “It’s terrible that a tragedy of two lives being lost had to focus our attention on it, but […]

by ahnationtalk on September 20, 201966 Views

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Northern federal election hopefuls face off in Thompson – CBC

Forum aimed to see where candidates stand on northern, First Nation issues Sep 20, 2019 People in Thompson got the chance to meet some of the candidates running to represent their riding for the first time on Thursday night at a forum focused on issues First Nations people will consider when heading to the polls. […]

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Morning Brief: Wilson-Raybould slams politicians ‘seeking power for the sake of power itself’ – iPolitics

Sep 20, 2019 Good morning, readers. Former Liberal MP Jody Wilson-Raybould is warning Canadian politicians, in a newly published book, that financial support for women’s equality initiatives cannot be used as a “hall pass” to cover for bad behaviour or systemic problems. “A woman’s lived experience is still often used against us, as a reason […]

by ahnationtalk on September 20, 201997 Views

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Scheer Says He’d Fast-Track Pipeline Challenges Straight To Supreme Court – Huddle Today

Sep 19, 2019 A Conservative government would overcome legal objections to building new petroleum pipelines by fast-tracking any cases right to the Supreme Court of Canada, party leader Andrew Scheer says. Scheer and other Conservatives have for years said Ottawa has to “assert federal jurisdiction” to get important projects built, but he has not until […]

by ahnationtalk on September 20, 201949 Views

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Liberals could have done more on Indigenous issues, Jody Wilson-Raybould says – Globalnews.ca

The Liberal government lost an opportunity to bring meaningful change for Indigenous Peoples over the past four years, Jody Wilson-Raybould argues in her new book, published against the backdrop of the federal election campaign. “Yes. Progress was made on Indigenous issues. But we still cannot say with confidence that the ship’s course has been shifted […]

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OHRC’s new policy will support law enforcement to eliminate racial profiling

September 20, 2019 VAUGHAN—Today, the Ontario Human Rights Commission (OHRC) released its new Policy on eliminating racial profiling in law enforcement at the Ontario Association of Chiefs of Police (OACP) CEOs Day. This policy, the first of its kind in Canada, offers practical guidance to help law enforcement identify and end racial profiling. The OACP […]

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Sixties Scoop Foundation begins consulting child welfare system survivors on mandate – CBC

1st engagement session is Saturday in Montreal Sep 20, 2019 The interim board of the foundation funded by the Sixties Scoop settlement will begin consulting Indigenous people across Canada this weekend on how it can best serve those affected by child welfare removal. Ten engagement sessions will take place across Canada between September and February […]

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We have come a long way toward reconciliation. But we are not there yet – The Globe and Mail

For Jody Wilson-Raybould, transforming Canada’s relationship to Indigenous people is a mission passed down through the generations. She says the work has only just begun Jody Wilson-Raybould is the Independent Member of Parliament for the British Columbia riding of Vancouver Granville. She is the author of the new book From Where I Stand: Rebuilding Indigenous […]

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Federal candidates make pitches to B.C. First Nations at AFN meeting – CBC

Candidates focused on climate change, UNDRIP and reacted to Trudeau’s brownface photos Sep 19, 2019 Several federal election candidates delivered their pitches to B.C. First Nations leadership at a meeting in Musqueam on Thursday, speaking about their commitments to issues like climate change, Indigenous rights and title and the implementation of the United Nations Declaration […]

by ahnationtalk on September 20, 201948 Views

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Unifor: Workers at seven Crown corporations set to strike

September 19, 2019 REGINA—Unifor members at four more Crown corporations have voted overwhelmingly to strike if necessary, bringing the province-wide total to seven. “Scott Moe is steering Saskatchewan towards a major service disruption,” said Jerry Dias, Unifor National President. “All because he refuses to grant Crown workers the same pay increase that he gave himself.” […]

by pnationtalk on September 20, 201936 Views

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Engagement begins on Yukon’s Mineral Development Strategy

Joint news release with the Council of Yukon First Nations and the Government of Yukon A new independent panel will engage with Yukoners to develop a mineral development strategy for the territory. Its members are Math’ieya Alatini, Angus Robertson, and Doug Eaton. Robertson is the Chair of the panel. The three-member panel has been appointed […]

by ahnationtalk on September 20, 201979 Views

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Bank of Canada announces Deputy Governor and Special Advisor appointments

The Board of Directors of the Bank of Canada today announced the appointment of Toni Gravelle as Deputy Governor, effective October 1, 2019. Mr. Gravelle’s appointment fills the vacancy created by the retirement of Lynn Patterson in July 2019. As Deputy Governor, Mr. Gravelle will join the Bank’s Governing Council, which sets the strategic direction of the […]

by ahnationtalk on September 20, 201945 Views

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Federal election 2019 roundup: ‘This is something I deeply, deeply regret,’ Trudeau says – National Post

It’s day nine of the election campaign and we’ll likely be talking about Trudeau’s brownface scandal all day It’s day nine of the election campaign and we’ll likely be talking about Trudeau’s brownface scandal all day. In this live story, we’ll be tracking the campaign news as it happens. 2:45 p.m. — ‘This is something […]

by ahnationtalk on September 20, 201980 Views

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Grand Chief Stewart Phillip Acclaimed for 8th Term as President of UBCIC

((Xʷməθkʷəy̓əm (Musqueam), Sḵwx̱wú7mesh (Squamish) and səl̓ilwətaʔɬ/sel̓ílwitulh (Tsleil-Waututh)/Vancouver, B.C. – September 19, 2019) Yesterday Grand Chief Stewart Phillip was re-elected by acclamation to President of Union of BC Indian Chiefs (UBCIC) for another three-year term, a position he has served for the past twenty-one consecutive years. The UBCIC congratulates Grand Chief Stewart Phillip on his re-election […]

by aanationtalk on September 20, 201943 Views

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P3 2017: Keynote Address by Jane Philpott, Canada’s Minister of Indigenous Services

Credits: CCPPPVideo The Hon. Jane Philpott, Canada’s Minister of Indigenous Services, highlights the challenges in overcoming the infrastructure deficit in Indigenous communities and discusses the need for innovative solutions, including partnerships among these communities, government and the private sector. This innovation will be important as we work with Indigenous partners to build clean drinking water […]

by ahnationtalk on September 19, 201946 Views

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Video – Moving Forward: Regional Chief Terry Teegee’s Update at the 16th Annual BCAFN AGM

(Xwməθkwəy̓ əm, Musqueam Territory, BC – Sept. 18, 2019) – BC Assembly of First Nations (BCAFN) is holding their 16thAnnual General Assembly this week at the Musqueam Recreation Centre in Vancouver, BC. Chiefs from over 200 British Columbia First Nations have been invited to attend the three-day event which starts on Wednesday September 18. “We gather to discuss […]

by pnationtalk on September 19, 201930 Views

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Elections Manitoba: Results for the 42nd General Election are now Official

The official results for Manitoba’s 42nd general election are now available on the Elections Manitoba website at www.electionsmanitoba.ca. The results of the election changed the standing of parties in the Legislative Assembly as follows: Registered Party Candidates elected Candidates elected 2016 2019 Manitoba Liberal Party 3 3 New Democratic Party of Manitoba 14 18 The […]

by pnationtalk on September 19, 201935 Views

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Update on New Fiscal Relationship – National Chief Perry Bellegarde Bulletin

Update on New Fiscal Relationship – National Chief Perry Bellegarde Bulletin September 2019 SUMMARY:  The Joint Advisory Committee on Fiscal Relations (JACFR) presented their interim report, Honouring Our Ancestors by Trailblazing a Path to the Future, to the National Chief and Minister of Indigenous Services Canada in June 2019. Consistent with the Assembly of First […]

by ahnationtalk on September 19, 201963 Views

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Nunavut’s population could reach 54,000 by 2043, StatCan says – Nunatsiaq News

19 September, 2019 Proportion of seniors expected to double Though Nunavut is expected to receive only small numbers of international immigrants over the next 25 years, the territory’s high birth rate could drive the territory’s population up to 54,000 by 2043, Statistics Canada says in a new report. That’s also in spite of a projected […]

by ahnationtalk on September 19, 201921 Views

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NS Government: First 2019-20 Budget Update

The first update on Budget 2019-20 shows Nova Scotia remains on track for another balanced budget. Minister of Finance and Treasury Board Karen Casey presented the update today, Sept. 19. The projected surplus is $30.8 million, down $2.8 million from budget day. “Managing our finances and having balanced budgets has provided a strong fiscal foundation […]

by pnationtalk on September 19, 201921 Views

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Gunter: Any delays in Trans Mountain construction will be political after B.C. appeal court ruling – London Free Press

September 19, 2019 Tuesday’s ruling by the B.C. Court of Appeal that directs the B.C. provincial government to reconsider its environmental certificates for the Trans Mountain expansion project is yet another legal frustration in this long, tortuous process. But it’s not a big blow to the pipeline. Even the anti-Trans Mountain B.C. government recognizes that. […]

by ahnationtalk on September 19, 201973 Views

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N.W.T. advocates offer remedies for an ailing child welfare system – CBC

Sep 19, 2019 Cultural programs, financial support for families, changes in management could help fix system, say critics Since the last federal election, critics have sounded off about the abysmal state of child protection in Canada. Their charges pertain specifically to harms caused to Indigenous children and families. Commissioners of both the Truth and Reconciliation […]

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May Appears To Endorse Jody Wilson-Raybould At Vancouver Rally – HuffPost Canada

The rally, featuring Wilson-Raybould and Jane Philpott, was dubbed “A Night For Independent Voices.” “It’s been a very hard year,” Markham-Stouffville candidate Jane Philpott said as she took the stage in support of fellow independent candidate Jody Wilson-Raybould in Vancouver Wednesday night. “None of us could’ve predicted being here tonight under these circumstances.” Philpott is […]

by ahnationtalk on September 19, 201946 Views

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Health care, housing and infrastucture: 3 election issues to watch in Hay River – CBC

R.J Simpson acclaimed in Hay River North, Wally Schumann and Rocky Simpson running for Hay River South seat Sep 19, 2019 Many issues facing candidates for MLA in Hay River, N.W.T., this election mirror those facing communities across the North — but with a unique South Slave focus. The town, which had a population of […]

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Yukon Forum sees progress on justice, family and children services, fish and wildlife

Joint news release with the Council of Yukon First Nations and Yukon First Nations governments Yukon’s Premier, Cabinet members, Council of Yukon First Nation’s Grand Chief and Yukon First Nations Chiefs met today at the Teslin Tlingit Heritage Centre for the third Yukon Forum of 2019. This Forum marks the second year of implementing the […]

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BCAFN 16th Annual General Assembly Being held in Musqueam

(Xwməθkwəy̓ əm, Musqueam Territory, BC – Sept. 18, 2019) – BC Assembly of First Nations (BCAFN) is holding their 16thAnnual General Assembly this week at the Musqueam Recreation Centre in Vancouver, BC. Chiefs from over 200 British Columbia First Nations have been invited to attend the three-day event which starts on Wednesday September 18. “We […]

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Federal Government issues apology to Métis World War II veterans

The Canadian federal government officially recognized the contributions and sacrifices of Métis WWII Veterans with a formal apology from Honourable Lawrence MacAulay, Minister of Veterans Affairs and Associate Minister of National Defence on September 10, 2019 at a ceremony in Regina, SK. With Métis leaders and veterans in attendance, Minister MacAulay acknowledged the history of […]

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Elections Nunavut: Municipal Election Day is Oct 28, 2019.​

Mayor, Council and members of a District Education Authority (DEA) Declarations of Candidacy will be accepted Sept 23-27. More information on becoming a candidate for Mayor and Councillor can be found here. More information on becoming a member of a  DEA can be found here. NT5

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Send pipeline fights right to Supreme Court for speedy decision, Scheer says – Times Colonist

September 18, 2019 HAMILTON — A Conservative government would overcome legal objections to building new petroleum pipelines by fast-tracking any cases right to the Supreme Court, party leader Andrew Scheer says. Scheer and other Conservatives have for years said Ottawa has to “assert federal jurisdiction” to get important projects built, but he has not until […]

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Media Advisory – Chief Commissioner of Human Rights Commission to visit greater Abitibi-Témiscamingue region

OTTAWA, Sept. 18, 2019 – The Chief Commissioner of the Canadian Human Rights Commission, Marie-Claude Landry, will visit Algonquin communities in the greater Abitibi-Témiscamingue region from September 23 to 27, 2019, to discuss human rights issues affecting Indigenous communities. The Chief Commissioner will also participate in at the Conference of l’Association des avocats et avocates […]

by pmnationtalk on September 18, 201932 Views

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Ontario encouraging participation in child welfare system engagement

September 18, 2019 MISSISSAUGA — Ontario wants every child and young person in care to receive the quality of support they deserve. The child welfare system is facing challenges: too many children are confronted with obstacles and barriers that prevent them from success and far too many young people are struggling once they leave care. […]

by pmnationtalk on September 18, 201927 Views

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Editorial: First Nations lead in tackling addictions and mental health issues – Manitoulin Expositor

September 18, 2019 Addictions and the issues surrounding mental health and wellness do not recognize boundaries defined by race or religion, although it has been well established that some communities are more systemically challenged by root causes associated with those issues: poverty, isolation and discrimination. But when it comes to proactively tackling addictions and mental […]

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Meetings to update communities on Columbia River Treaty

Sept. 18, 2019 VICTORIA – A series of meetings this fall will seek public input and update Columbia Basin communities about the current Columbia River Treaty negotiations. “As we continue discussions about the future of the treaty, it’s vital that we stay connected with basin communities and engage them in a way that wasn’t done […]

by pmnationtalk on September 18, 201918 Views

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There Are Several Ways To Vote in the Federal General Election

September 18, 2019 For the federal election now underway, electors can choose the voting option that best suits their schedule. They can vote: on election day on Monday, October 21, 2019; at one of the advance polls, open from 9:00 a.m. – 9:00 p.m. (local time) on Friday, October 11; Saturday, October 12; Sunday, October 13; or Monday, October […]

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City of Kingston invites the public to debate Sir John A. Macdonald’s legacy – Globalnews.ca

September 17, 2019 A public panel was held on Tuesday night at the Grand Theatre to discuss how Sir John A. Macdonald’s history has affected Kingston. The City of Kingston is involving the public in a series of events which will allow people to offer their opinion on Sir. John A Macdonald and how the […]

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Man’s fight for daughter’s status highlights remaining inequities in Indian Act registration – CBC

Karl Hele’s daughter was denied Indian status because his mother voluntarily enfranchised Sep 18, 2019 Even after amendments were made to eliminate lingering gender discrimination within the Indian Act, inequalities in other areas of registration remain. It’s something Karl Hele, a member of the Garden River First Nation in Ontario, is hoping the Quebec Superior […]

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2019 Federal Election Campaign: a unique tool developed by ENAP to measure the attention given to Indigenous issues on Twitter

GATINEAU, QC, Sept. 18, 2019 – A group of Canadian researchers led by Professor Jean-François Savard of ENAP has launched a tool to track the attention given to Indigenous issues on Twitter by candidates in the 2019 federal election. The easy-to-use, interactive tool analyzes when and how candidates in the 2019 federal election are twittering […]

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Next federal government will face unresolved class action lawsuits from residential school era – CBC

Ottawa was in talks to settle one case and headed to trial on another when election called Sep 18, 2019 Two major unresolved class action cases from the Indian residential school era will face the next government, and may be a test of its commitment to reconciliation, says a lawyer for one group of plaintiffs. […]

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David Qamaniq, 58, to serve as newest member of the Nunavut legislature – Nunatsiaq News

17 September, 2019 Nunavut MLAs will soon welcome a new colleague into their fold: David Qajaakuttuk Qamaniq, 58, of Pond Inlet. Voters in the constituency of Tununiq chose Qamaniq in a byelection held Sept. 16 to fill the vacancy created last March by the death of their former MLA, Joe Enook, who was serving as […]

by ahnationtalk on September 18, 201942 Views

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Call for nominations: Nunavut Joint Planning and Management Committee for Territorial Parks

17 September 2019 The Government of Nunavut (GN) is now accepting nominations for an appointment to the Nunavut Joint Planning and Management Committee for Territorial Parks (NJPMC). The NJPMC provides advice and recommendations to the GN on the planning, establishment, operation and management of territorial parks in Nunavut. Interested individuals should have demonstrated knowledge, interest […]

by pmnationtalk on September 17, 201997 Views

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AMC holds town hall forum with federal party representatives

Treaty One Territory, MB. _ The Assembly of Manitoba Chiefs (AMC) hosted a town hall event on Monday with federal political candidates providing a platform to discuss how First Nation issues will be addressed in the October 21 election. First Nations citizens had the opportunity to submit questions online and ask questions to candidates face-to-face […]

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Canada Election: Maxime Bernier launches federal election campaign

Credits: Global News People’s Party of Canada Leader Maxime Bernier said his party is “putting Canadian’s first” at his party’s campaign launch event on Wednesday as the 2019 Federal Election gets underway.  

by pmnationtalk on September 17, 201989 Views

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Government Releases Annual Financial Report

September 17, 2019 – Ottawa, Ontario – Department of Finance Canada The Department of Finance Canada today released the Annual Financial Report of the Government of Canada for 2018–19. The report provides an overview of the Government’s financial results for the fiscal year ended March 31, 2019. The report also includes the condensed consolidated financial statements of […]

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