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Prime Minister joins Canadian delegation to mark the 75th anniversary of the Dieppe Raid

August 22, 2017 – Ottawa – Veterans Affairs Canada Canada’s Veterans and those who gave their lives in service deserve our greatest recognition and appreciation. Today, we reflect on the courage and bravery shown by those who fought in the Dieppe Raid, and the contributions of Canadians during the Second World War. The Right Honourable […]

by pmnationtalk on August 22, 201739 Views

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A NAFTA chapter focused on Indigenous rights will be crucial, Bellegarde says – CP

Source: The Canadian Press Aug 21, 2017  By Kristy Kirkup THE CANADIAN PRESS OTTAWA _ The push for an Indigenous chapter in a renegotiated NAFTA could require support from Indigenous Peoples south of the border as well as in Canada, says Assembly of First Nations National Chief Perry Bellegarde _ a main advocate for its creation. Indigenous […]

by ahnationtalk on August 22, 201733 Views

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BR NAFTA Indigenous – CP

Source: The Canadian Press – Broadcast wire Aug 22, 2017  OTTAWA – The head of the Assembly of First Nations says an Indigenous chapter in a renegotiated NAFTA could require support from Indigenous Peoples south of the border. Chief Perry Bellegarde says Indigenous Peoples were left out of North American free trade discussions of the 1990s, adding […]

by ahnationtalk on August 22, 201736 Views

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Nova Scotia government imposes wage package on 75,000 civil servants – CP

Source: The Canadian Press Aug 22, 2017 By Keith Doucette THE CANADIAN PRESS HALIFAX _ Nova Scotia’s Liberal government finally moved on a contentious piece of labour legislation Tuesday, effectively imposing a wage package on 75,000 public sector employees. Premier Stephen McNeil said the proclamation of the Public Services Sustainability Act was being done in the “best […]

by ahnationtalk on August 22, 201732 Views

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Delegation pays final tribute to those who fought in Dieppe, France – CP

Source: The Canadian Press Aug 22, 2017  OTTAWA _ A small crowd of veterans, dignitaries and invited guests marked a final, drenched ceremony in Ottawa today in remembrance of the 75th anniversary of the raid on Dieppe in France. The ceremony was held in the pouring rain at the National War Memorial, where Prime Minister Justin Trudeau […]

by ahnationtalk on August 22, 201730 Views

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Canada Made Two Funding Announcements Affecting First Nations in Northwestern Ontario | APTN News

Credits: APTN News Published on Aug 18, 2017 The federal Indigenous Affairs minister made two funding announcements affecting First Nations in Northwestern Ontario.The dollars are aimed at ending boil water advisories and improving housing conditions.

by ahnationtalk on August 21, 2017154 Views

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AP sources: Strategist Steve Bannon leaving White House – CP

Source: The Associated Press Aug 18, 2017  By Jonathan Lemire And Jill Colvin THE ASSOCIATED PRESS WASHINGTON _ White House chief strategist Steve Bannon is leaving his White House post. That’s according to two people familiar with the decision who demanded anonymity because they were not authorized to discuss private conversations. Bannon was a key adviser to […]

by ahnationtalk on August 18, 2017103 Views

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Is racism different in Canada? – Macleans.ca

Opinion: Canadians have a tendency not to be less racist than Americans, but less loud about it, says Melissa J. Gismondi In the aftermath of Charlottesville, it’s worth asking: Are Canadians really less racist than Americans? A recent issue of Rolling Stone magazine — with a photo of a smiling Prime Minister Justin Trudeau on […]

by ahnationtalk on August 18, 201775 Views

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Revitalizing Anishinaabe law – Trudeau Foundation

As part of the Foundation’s targeted areas of inquiry initiative, 2014 scholar Aaron Millsreceived support in 2016-2017 to carry out a project entitled Revitalizing Anishinaabe Innakonigewin. This community-based and community-led project, grounded in Couchiching First Nation, consisted of a series of bi-weekly sharing circles where elders and other community members exchanged knowledge and experiences about Anishinaabe thought, governance, law, […]

by pmnationtalk on August 18, 201771 Views

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MLA Report-Aug. 18, 2017 – Thompson Citizen

August 18, 2017 Our provincial government is carefully taking steps toward healing our health-care system in Manitoba by implementing a first phase of improvements and investments in the Winnipeg Regional Health Authority (WRHA). These changes will bring better patient care and a system that is integrated and sustainable. The improvements we are making are based […]

by ahnationtalk on August 18, 201751 Views

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Alberta UCP says other caucus members made expense claim errors, cash paid back – CP

Source: The Canadian Press Aug 17, 2017  By John Cotter THE CANADIAN PRESS EDMONTON _ The United Conservative Party says a review of expenses claimed by its caucus members found errors that add up to $557.30. UCP interim leader Nathan Cooper said the money has been returned to the Alberta legislature and he is taking steps to […]

by ahnationtalk on August 18, 2017115 Views

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Premier Announces Changes to Manitoba Executive Council

August 17, 2017 Premier Brian Pallister announced changes to the provincial cabinet today to assure a stronger focus on key government priorities in preparation for the fall legislative session. “This fine-tuning of our cabinet team will allow our government to focus more effectively on the priorities of Manitobans,” said Pallister.  “I am very satisfied with […]

by pmnationtalk on August 17, 2017178 Views

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BC Cabinet and First Nations Leaders’ Gathering

This year’s gathering is jointly organized by the First Nations Leadership Council and the Ministry of Indigenous Relations and Reconciliation. It is an important time in government-to-government relationships and the Province of B.C. Reconciliation is a cross government priority, and the gathering is an opportunity to work collaboratively and respectfully to address problems, create solutions […]

by ahnationtalk on August 17, 2017109 Views

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Premier Ball and Parliamentary Assistant Edmunds Congratulate New Grand Chief and Deputy Grand Chief of Innu Nation

August 17, 2017 The Honourable Dwight Ball, Premier of Newfoundland and Labrador, and Randy Edmunds, Parliamentary Assistant to the Premier and Parliamentary Secretary for Indigenous Affairs, extended congratulations to Gregory Rich for being elected the new Grand Chief of Innu Nation in Labrador, and Etienne Riche for being elected Deputy Grand Chief. Grand Chief Rich, […]

by pmnationtalk on August 17, 2017128 Views

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Premier Announces Changes to Deputy Ministers

August 17, 2017 Premier Brian Pallister today announced the appointment of deputy ministers to support the recent changes in the provincial government. “I’m confident these senior managers will provide the expertise and effort we need to meet our outcomes,” said the premier.  “Their contributions are integral to our work and I am joined by my […]

by ahnationtalk on August 17, 2017100 Views

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Manitoba premier shuffles cabinet: Indigenous Affairs now stand alone department – CP

Source: The Canadian Press Aug 17, 2017 WINNIPEG _ Manitoba Premier Brian Pallister made a minor cabinet shuffle Thursday in which Indigenous and Northern Relations became a stand-alone department. The change added one minister but the shuffle still left women heading departments in the minority. Indigenous Relations was previously lumped in with Municipal Affairs. Gimli MLA Jeff […]

by ahnationtalk on August 17, 201794 Views

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Insults and put downs: Outburst prone former St. John’s mayor wants job back – CP

Source: The Canadian Press Aug 17, 2017 By Sue Bailey THE CANADIAN PRESS ST. JOHN’S, N.L. _ Former St. John’s mayor Andy Wells says he’s milder now than that time he called his archrival “a stupid old woman.” Former deputy mayor Shannie Duff also once accused him of saying he couldn’t wait to “piss” on her grave […]

by ahnationtalk on August 17, 201764 Views

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Budget Date Sept. 26 – Government of NS

August 17, 2017 Finance and Treasury Board Minister Karen Casey will deliver the 2017-2018 provincial budget on Tuesday, Sept. 26. -30- Media Contact: Marla MacInnis 902-424-2917 Email: marla.macinnis@novascotia.ca NT4

by pmnationtalk on August 17, 201763 Views

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PPSC Annual Report Tabled in Parliament

OTTAWA – August 16, 2017 – The Director of Public Prosecutions, Kathleen Roussel, today announced the tabling in Parliament of the Public Prosecution Service of Canada Annual Report 2016-2017. The report covers the period from April 1, 2016, to March 31, 2017. The 2016-2017 year was a significant milestone for the PPSC, as it celebrated its 10th anniversary in December 2016, marking a decade of prosecutorial excellence. In 2016-2017, the PPSC worked on […]

by pmnationtalk on August 17, 2017113 Views

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First Session of the Sixty-Third General Assembly to Resume Sept. 21 – Government of NS

August 17, 2017 The first session of the 63rd general assembly will resume at 1 p.m., Thursday, Sept. 21, when the lieutenant governor of Nova Scotia will read the speech from the throne. -30- Media Contact: Neil Ferguson Clerk of the House of Assembly 902-424-5978 Email: Neil.Ferguson@novascotia.ca NT4

by pmnationtalk on August 17, 2017111 Views

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Media Advisory: Minister Bennett to Announce Investments in Water Infrastructure for First Nations of Treaty 3

Anishinabe of Wauzhushk Onigum – Please be advised that the Honourable Carolyn Bennett, Minister of Indigenous and Northern Affairs, will be making important announcements on investments in water infrastructure to benefit First Nations of Treaty 3. A brief media availability will take place following the announcement. Date: Friday, August 18, 2017 Time: 9:00 a.m. (CDT) Where: 724 Bald […]

by pmnationtalk on August 17, 2017212 Views

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Betty Ann Adam: It’s too late for Wall to apologize to Sixties Scoop survivors – StarPhoenix

It’s too late for a meaningful Sixties Scoop apology from Premier Brad Wall. He’ll be in office for a few more months, but that isn’t time enough to stop or undo the harm his own policies have inflicted on Indigenous people who still suffer the effects of that culturally genocidal practice. What is the value […]

by ahnationtalk on August 17, 2017106 Views

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Protest fears keep Labrador Affairs office closed for 2 months – CBC

Workers at the Happy Valley-Goose Bay office have been moved to other buildings Aug 17, 2017 More than a month after Muskrat Falls protesters ended their blockade of the Labrador and Aboriginal Affairs building in Happy Valley-Goose Bay, CBC has learned staff have still not returned to their offices. A few protest signs remain taped […]

by ahnationtalk on August 17, 2017116 Views

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Indigenous Groups Win One, Lose One in the Canadian Supreme Court

Credits: TheRealNews Published on Jul 28, 2017 The Supreme Court of Canada rendered two important decisions relating to indigenous rights and natural resource exploitation. TRNN hosts a discussion with former Clyde River Mayor Jerry Natanine and Eugene Kung, staff counsel at West Coast Environmental Law”

by pmnationtalk on August 16, 2017346 Views

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Beaudry-Mellor may not be able to address Sask. Party government’s image problem – Regina Leader-Post

August 16, 2017 In some ways, the Saskatchewan Party couldn’t find a better first entry into its leadership race than Regina MLA Tina Beaudry-Mellor. Were it not enough that she is an urban woman, devoted mom and a university-level political science instructor, she’s also the government’s social services minister capable of taking the edge off […]

by ahnationtalk on August 16, 2017213 Views

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Pam Frampton: Muskrat Falls was always a done deal, and a bad one – The Telegram

Five years ago, with the Muskrat Falls project barrelling towards sanction, the government was having a hard time staying on point in defending it. At the time, in November 2012, I wrote: “One week the project was all about clean energy, the next it was job creation, then it was all about being an affordable […]

by ahnationtalk on August 16, 201759 Views

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Quiet Canadian, ugly American: Does racism differ north of the border? – National Newswatch

Aug 16 2017 In the aftermath of Charlottesville, it’s worth asking: Are Canadians really less racist than Americans? A recent issue of Rolling Stone magazine — with a photo of a smiling Prime Minister Justin Trudeau on the cover – asks: “Why can’t he be our president?” It’s just the latest example of the global […]

by ahnationtalk on August 16, 201750 Views

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ONWA appears before the UN to support the Elimination of Racial Discrimination in Canada

August 14, 2017 The Ontario Native Women’s Association is currently at the United Nations in Geneva to discuss Canada’s compliance with the International Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Racial Discrimination (ICERD). ONWA and seven other NGO’s released a statement in advance of Canada’s examination by the UN CERD Committee meeting August 14th […]

by pmnationtalk on August 16, 2017121 Views

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North Korea threat prompts Guam natives to assert rights – CP

Source: The Associated Press Aug 16, 2017 By Grace Garces Bordallo And Audrey McAvoy THE ASSOCIATED PRESS HAGATNA, Guam _ The threatened missile attack by North Korea on Guam has prompted calls for peace from the island’s indigenous people, who are weary of yet another conflict after enduring centuries of hostilities. About one-third of the U.S. territory’s […]

by ahnationtalk on August 16, 201795 Views

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BCAFN: Call for Nominations for Regional Chief, Board of Directors and Female Youth Representative

To all BCAFN Members: I have been appointed Electoral Officer for the BCAFN elections to be held at Vancouver on October 12, 2017. I write to summarize the nominations procedure and invite nominations for the BC Regional Chief, four (4) seats on the BCAFN Board of Directors and one (1) Female Youth Representative position. The […]

by pmnationtalk on August 15, 2017113 Views

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Opinion: An era of consult and consent on pipelines – The Chronicle Herald

August 15, 2017 In the recent Clyde River and Line 9 pipeline decisions, both of which involved federal consultation with Indigenous peoples, the Supreme Court of Canada ruled “the duty to consult has meaningful context, but that it is limited in scope.” Surely this requires the Trudeau Liberals to enunciate a clear position on the […]

by ahnationtalk on August 15, 201783 Views

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Commentary: Caledonia held hostage once again – Global

While most are enjoying their dog days of summer, the small town of Caledonia is once again being held hostage. Another blockade has been erected by Haudenosaunee protestors on Argyle Street, the same spot as back in 2006. “We’ve seen this movie before,” said Toby Barrett, MPP for Haldimand/Norfolk, on the show Monday. Barrett has […]

by ahnationtalk on August 15, 2017117 Views

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Province Announces New Single Portal to Access Community Development Programs

August 14, 2017 New Online Access Now Available: Clarke Following thorough review and consultations, the Manitoba government has revamped its community development programs and created a single portal for intake, assessment and awarding support, Indigenous and Municipal Relations Minister Eileen Clarke announced today. “We have heard from community groups and stakeholders alike, who told us […]

by pmnationtalk on August 15, 201786 Views

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Council praised for truth and reconciliation practices – 880 CKLQ

Aboriginal Community Coordinator says Brandon is well ahead of other cities Brandon, MB (CKLQ) – Brandon is doing great things when it comes to truth and reconciliation, according to the local Aboriginal Community Coordinator. Jason Gobeil (Go-bay) says council has not gotten in the way in proposed changes which are made to meet calls to […]

by ahnationtalk on August 15, 2017102 Views

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No new NAFTA without strong labour and environmental provisions: Unifor

August 14, 2017 TORONTO – Canada must be prepared to walk away from the table if meaningful and enforceable labour, gender and Indigenous rights, as well as environmental protections cannot be achieved in a renewed North American Free Trade Agreement, Unifor says. “Workers and their communities must be at the core of the new deal […]

by pmnationtalk on August 15, 201782 Views

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Tuesday’s letters: David Thompson art misses the mark – Edmonton Journal

August 15, 2017 It is regretful that the sculpture on Capital Boulevard fails to recognize the Indigenous, Métis and French Canadian voyageurs who were the guides and interpreters for David Thompson. They also had named many rivers, lakes and mountains in Alberta and across Western Canada. Liliane Coutu Maisonneuve, Edmonton Let credit unions say ‘banking’ […]

by ahnationtalk on August 15, 201789 Views

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Liberals’ plan for gender and Indigenous chapters in NAFTA not likely to happen, experts say – National Post

Chrystia Freeland offered little insight about what gender and Indigenous chapters in a renegotiated NAFTA would contain OTTAWA — Foreign Minister Chrystia Freeland’s objective to include gender and Indigenous chapters in a re-jigged NAFTA is about political symbolism in Canada, experts suggest, with few convinced U.S. President Donald Trump’s administration will make these a priority. […]

by ahnationtalk on August 15, 2017188 Views

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Canada gives public a glance at its game plan ahead of critical NAFTA talks – CP

Source: The Canadian Press Aug 14, 2017  By Andy Blatchford THE CANADIAN PRESS OTTAWA _ Chrystia Freeland has given Canadians a look at their government’s strategy as it prepares to go nose-to-nose with the country’s biggest trading partner in crucial NAFTA talks. The foreign affairs minister laid out Ottawa’s core objectives Monday, two days before negotiations on […]

by ahnationtalk on August 15, 201781 Views

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Moving Beyond the 1965 Agreement to Improve Support to Children and Families in Ontario First Nations

Today, Carolyn Bennett, Minister of Indigenous and Northern Affairs hosted a leadership meeting with Ontario Chiefs and First Nations Social Services representatives, as well as Michael Coteau, Ontario Minister of Children and Youth Services and Responsible for Anti-Racism, and David Zimmer, Ontario Minister of Indigenous Relations and Reconciliation, to discuss our commitment to fully reform […]

by pmnationtalk on August 15, 2017195 Views

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Day Two – Assembly of First Nation’s Annual General Assembly | APTN News

Credits: APTN News Published on Jul 26, 2017 Issues facing the Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women’s inquiry were predominant in Regina today. It is day two of the Assembly of First Nation’s Annual General Assembly, but families at a private MMIW gathering met with Indigenous Affairs Minister Carolyn Bennett. And there were mixed emotions on […]

by pmnationtalk on August 14, 2017286 Views

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Media Advisory: Minister Freeland to host round-table consultation on NAFTA

August 14, 2017 – The Honourable Chrystia Freeland, Minister of Foreign Affairs, will host a round-table consultation on NAFTA with labour stakeholders on Tuesday, August 15, in Toronto, Ontario. There will be a photo opportunity at the beginning of this event. Event: Photo opportunity Date: Tuesday, August 15, 2017 Time: 10 a.m. ET Location: MRO Conference Room, Suite 2404, 150 […]

by pmnationtalk on August 14, 201765 Views

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Canada’s core NAFTA objectives include new ‘progressive’ chapters – CP

Source: The Canadian Press Aug 14, 2017 14:00 POND INLET, Nunavut _ Inuit groups say their lobbying and traditional knowledge is behind a huge expansion in the boundaries for what is to become Canada’s largest national marine conservation area. “Our organizations worked extremely hard to ensure the extended boundary was accepted,” said P.J. Akeeagok, head of the Qikiqtani Inuit Association. “It was Inuit traditional knowledge […]

by pmnationtalk on August 14, 201782 Views

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Premier McLeod shows support and solidarity with LGBTQ+ Community

YELLOWKNIFE (August 11, 2017) – Premier Bob McLeod issued the following statement on NWT Pride weekend: “Pride weekend is a time to celebrate the LGBTQ+ community and support their human right to gender expression and gender identity, free of stigma, violence and prejudices. Today, I join in this celebration and applaud the organization for the […]

by pmnationtalk on August 14, 2017119 Views

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NGOs tell UN panel Canada is failing on racism: Paradkar – Thestar.com

Aug. 14, 2017 The Colour of Poverty — Colour of Change and its members are asking the United Nations Committee on the Elimination of Racial Discrimination to recognize how Canada has “failed to comply with its international human rights obligations . . . and domestic human rights laws.” Every day when I read news from […]

by ahnationtalk on August 14, 201769 Views

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From labour standards to cutting red tape: Canada outlines broad NAFTA goals – CP

Source: The Canadian Press Aug 14, 2017  OTTAWA _ Foreign Affairs Minister Chrystia Freeland is laying out some of Canada’s priorities for the upcoming renegotiation of the North American Free Trade Agreement. In a speech today, Freeland shared a half-dozen NAFTA goals _ including stronger labour standards, tougher environmental protection provisions and a reform of the investor-state […]

by ahnationtalk on August 14, 2017108 Views

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Grand Pré 2017 rekindles relationship between Mi’kmaq, Acadians – CBC

Morley Googoo, regional chief, says the event was just the tip of the iceberg Aug 14, 2017 While organizers of The Grand Pré 2017 event say it was a big success, they’re confident it’s just the beginning of a rekindled relationship between the Francophone and Indigenous people in Nova Scotia. Hundreds of people took to […]

by ahnationtalk on August 14, 201757 Views

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Canada will give some idea of what it wants to see in NAFTA renegotiations – CP

Source: The Canadian Press Aug 14, 2017 OTTAWA _ Foreign Affairs Minister Chrystia Freeland will give some idea of what Canada’s priorities will be in renegotiations of the North American Free Trade Agreement. She’s going to give a speech in Ottawa this morning just days before Canadian negotiators sit down with their American and Mexican counterparts in […]

by ahnationtalk on August 14, 201777 Views

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Speech: Address by Foreign Affairs Minister on the modernization of the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA)

August 14, 2017 – Ottawa, Canada Check against delivery. This speech has been translated in accordance with the Government of Canada’s official languages policy and edited for posting and distribution in accordance with its communications policy. Good morning, and thank you all for being here. I’d like to acknowledge that we are gathered on the […]

by pmnationtalk on August 14, 2017121 Views

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NAFTA talks start this week: Meet the U.S. lead negotiator who praised the deal – CP

Source: The Canadian Press Aug 14, 2017  By Alexander Panetta THE CANADIAN PRESS WASHINGTON _ While the U.S. president trashes NAFTA as a one-sided, job-killing disaster possibly worth scrapping, the man who will lead the American negotiating team when talks start this week is an old proponent of the accord. U.S. chief negotiator John Melle has sung […]

by ahnationtalk on August 14, 201799 Views

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Calgary mayor weighs in on controversial rock and steel sculpture – CP

Source: The Canadian Press – Broadcast wire Aug 12, 2017 Calgary’s mayor says controversy over a $500,000 public art installation has convinced him the city’s art policy needs to change. Mayor Naheed Nenshi admits he hasn’t personally seen Bowfort Towers, a steel and rock sculpture by New York artist Del Geist, and hasn’t formed a personal opinion […]

by ahnationtalk on August 14, 2017107 Views

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