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Federal Court judge orders government to release pages of docs on Senate scandal – CP

Source: The Canadian Press Sep 15, 2017 OTTAWA _ A Federal Court judge says the central bureaucracy that serves the prime minister and cabinet improperly withheld pages of information on four senators at the heart of the 2013 Senate spending scandal. Justice James O’Reilly is ordering the partial release of the documents _ including a memo Canada’s […]

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New Brunswick creates Crown corporation to oversee marijuana sales – CP

Source: The Canadian Press Sep 15, 2017  FREDERICTON _ The New Brunswick government has created a Crown corporation to oversee the sale of recreational marijuana, and signed deals with two suppliers. Finance Minister Cathy Rogers says the deals with Organigram and Canopy Growth Corp. secure a supply for the New Brunswick market in time for the July […]

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Investments in northern Canada will lead to inclusive and diversified economic development

Minister Bains announces $7.4 million for reliable geoscience research that will support future mining and infrastructure development September 15, 2017 – Iqaluit, NU – Canadian Northern Economic Development Agency (CanNor) Canadians living in northern Canada will benefit from new job opportunities and a better quality-of-life thanks to a $7.4 million investment in geoscience research in […]

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BCAFN: Call for Expressions of Interest to serve on a BC Chiefs Council on Housing & Infrastructure

Many of you are aware that the Assembly of First Nations (AFN) has been working with the federal government to enact their commitment to housing reform for First Nations in Canada. After various discussions with many government leaders and housing experts from First Nations, federal and provincial governments, BC is prepared to move forward on […]

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City making progress with reconciliation, SACPA told – Lethbridge Herald

September 15, 2017. What does reconciliation mean and is the City of Lethbridge doing enough to make amends? This was the topic of Thursday’s SACPA session, presented by Roy Pogorzelski, a traditional MŽtis from Saskatchewan and director for the Iikaisskini (Low Horn) FNMI Gathering Place at University of Lethbridge. In December 2015, Canada’s Truth and […]

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Peter McKenna: Untangling aboriginal self-government – The Guardian

“We must begin serious negotiations on advancing the self-government agenda in Canada” September 15, 2017 Recently, the Trudeau government introduced a series of initiatives to further Aboriginal self-government and self-determination – including the splitting of the Department of Indigenous and Northern Affairs into two separate ministries. The new Department of Crown-Indigenous Relations will be tasked […]

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First Nation wants flag back in protest at Nanaimo City Hall – Times Colonist

September 15, 2017 Members of the Snuneymuxw First Nation government want their flag back. They will be at Nanaimo City Hall at noon today to retrieve the Snuneymuxw flag that has been flying above city hall for more than two years. The move is being taken to protest the treatment of Tracy Samra, Nanaimo’s city […]

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Conservatives distance themselves after Northern Ontario senator says First Nations should give up status cards – Sudbury.com

Party’s Senate leader says steps have been taken to address her role Senator Lynn Beyak’s latest statements about Canada’s Indigenous people are meeting criticism from all the major parties, including her own. An open letter the senator from northwestern Ontario posted on Sept. 1 took more than ten days to get the attention of the […]

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Woman at centre of Wab Kinew domestic assault allegations says she was thrown – CP

Source: The Canadian Press Sep 14, 2017 By Steve Lambert THE CANADIAN PRESS WINNIPEG _ The woman at the centre of 14-year-old allegations of domestic violence against Manitoba NDP leadership candidate Wab Kinew says she was thrown across a room and left with rug burn on her legs. In an interview with The Canadian Press Thursday, Tara […]

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Office of the Auditor General releases annual report on activities for 2016–2017

Edmonton, Alberta, Canada – The annual results report of the Auditor General of Alberta explaining how the office used Albertans’ money to conduct its work as the independent auditor of the Government of Alberta is now available at oag.ab.ca. The Results Report for the Year Ended March 31, 2017 summarizes and analyzes the work of […]

by pmnationtalk on September 15, 201789 Views

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Gordon Lennie, born in a bush tent with a ‘lifelong love of the great outdoors,’ dies at age 69 – CBC

Family, politics and the land were at the heart of Lennie’s life, says longtime friend Sep 15, 2017 Friends and family are remembering Gordon Lennie, a man who loved the land and became a voice for its protection. Lennie, who had been fighting a number of health problems in recent years, died Sept. 9. He […]

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Media Advisory: Media accreditation for round three of NAFTA renegotiations

September 15, 2017 – The third round of the renegotiation and modernization of the North American Free Trade Agreement will take place in Ottawa, Canada, from September 23 to 27, 2017. Global Affairs Canada invites media to register online on its Registration and Accreditation Portal by 11:59 p.m. ET, on September 20, 2017. Contacts Media Relations Office Global Affairs […]

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N.B. to make recreational pot use announcement; signs first distribution deals – CP

Source: The Canadian Press Sep 15, 2017  By Ross Marowits THE CANADIAN PRESS A pair of marijuana producers say they have signed deals to supply pot to the New Brunswick government, which is set to make an announcement about its approach to the sale and distribution of recreational cannabis this afternoon. Organigram said it will participate in […]

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Alberta-N.W.T. MOU focuses on collaboration

September 14, 2017 Alberta and the Northwest Territories have strengthened their commitment to work together for the benefit of the citizens of the two jurisdictions. Alberta Premier Rachel Notley and Northwest Territories Premier Bob McLeod met today to discuss the growing potential in community and economic development in northern communities. Following the meeting, the Premiers […]

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The Prime Minister announces changes in the senior ranks of the Public Service

Ottawa, Ontario September 14, 2017 The Prime Minister, Justin Trudeau, today announced the following changes in the senior ranks of the Public Service: Jean-François Tremblay, currently Deputy Minister of Infrastructure and Communities, becomes Deputy Minister of Indigenous Services, effective September 25, 2017. Kelly Gillis, currently Associate Deputy Minister of Innovation, Science and Economic Development, becomes […]

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Canada and Mexico, Partners for Prosperity

September 14, 2017 – Mexico City, Mexico – Department of Finance Canada Canada and Mexico enjoy one of the most productive relationships in the world, underpinned by strong people-to-people ties and a mutually beneficial trading relationship under the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA), which has helped to strengthen the middle class. Sharing more than […]

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Fall session of the Legislative Assembly to open with Speech from the Throne – Government of PEI

Sep. 14, 2017 A new session of the Legislative Assembly will open on November 14 with a Speech from the Throne. “Working together with Islanders, we will continue to grow our economy to create jobs, support our communities, and provide better access to frontline services such as healthcare and supports for families,” said Premier Wade […]

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Powley Day message from Acting MNO President Picotte

September 14, 2017 Every year on September 19th, the Métis Nation of Ontario (MNO) and Métis communities across the province mark Powley Day to remember the decade long fight led by the MNO with Steve and Roddy Powley for recognition of Métis harvesting rights in the R. v. Powley case. Click on the links below […]

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Metis, First Nations say they also won’t be ready for legal pot by next summer – CP

Source: The Canadian Press Sep 14, 2017 OTTAWA _ Leaders of indigenous groups have joined a growing list of people asking the federal government to delay its plans to make recreational marijuana legal in Canada by next summer. The Metis National Council and the Chiefs of Ontario are before the House of Commons health committee as it […]

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Bob McLeod: Opportunities North Conference Remarks – September 14, 2017

Good morning. I want to start off by thanking the organizers of Opportunities North for having me here today, and for putting together another successful conference. I want to talk to you about the Future of the North. When I think about what the Northwest Territories will look like in 20 years, I envision economic […]

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Nova Scotia premier cautions against erasing contentious historical figures – CP

Source: The Canadian Press Sep 14, 2017 HALIFAX _ Nova Scotia’s premier has cautioned against moves to erase history amid questions about a town in his province named for a contentious British general who Montreal has decided to remove from its streetscape. The town of Amherst, N.S., was named for Jeffery Amherst, who supported giving smallpox-laced blankets […]

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AIAI: Beyak for assimilation and loss of culture

London, Ontario September 14, 2017 – In Canada there are strong human rights laws and systems to address discrimination. However, the recent comments made by Senator Lynn Beyak is a sad example that racism and discrimination still exists in Canada. Racism is about one group feeling and acting superior to another group ranging from racial […]

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APPA Notice of Meeting September 20, 2017

Wednesday, September 20, 2017 6:45 PM Location: Room 160-S, Centre Block Clerk: Barbara Reynolds (613) 992-3827 Agenda Study on the federal government’s constitutional, treaty, political and legal responsibilities to First Nations, Inuit and Metis peoples Witnesses National Inquiry into Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls -Marion Buller, Chief Commissioner -Michèle Audette, Commissioner -Brian Eyolfson, […]

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APPA Notice of Meeting September 19, 2017

Tuesday, September 19, 2017 *9:00 AM Location: Room 160-S, Centre Block Clerk: Barbara Reynolds (613) 992-3827 Study on the new relationship between Canada and First Nations, Inuit and Métis peoples 9 a.m. – 10 a.m. Witness Federation of Sovereign Indigenous Nations -Sol Sanderson, Senator Meeting with Reporting and Interpretation * Please note meeting changes. NT5

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Winnipeg mayor wants senator to resign for ‘ignorant’ comments about Aboriginals – CP

Source: The Canadian Press Sep 14, 2017 WINNIPEG _ The mayor of Winnipeg says a senator’s letter calling on Indigenous People to give up their status cards in exchange for Canadian citizenship is offensive and she should resign. Brian Bowman says the “ignorant” comments by Conservative Sen. Lynn Beyak are damaging to the country’s reconciliation. He says […]

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MNO veteran receives Louis Riel certificate

This year at the 2017 Métis Nation of Ontario (MNO) Annual General Assembly (AGA) in Kenora, MNO veteran Paul Pirie received his Louis Riel certificate. Paul was presented the Louis Riel medal in 2016, when he resided in Fort Frances. Paul and his family recently moved from Fort Frances to Barrie. The MNO Veterans’ Council […]

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Media Advisory – 2017 Edmonton Election Nomination Day

September 14, 2017 Media are invited to attend Nomination Day, when those planning to run in the Edmonton Election will file paperwork to become official candidates. Interviews with Director of Elections Iain MacLean will be available throughout the event. Returning Officer Linda Sahli will make a statement at approximately 12:30 p.m., following the close of […]

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Cochrane comes together to improve relationship with Indigenous neighbours – Cochrane Eagle

Sep 14, 2017 Cochranites and their indigenous neighbours can begin to heal the divisive pain of the past by moving forward together, agreed a group of people who gathered last week to discuss improving relations between the two communities. Upwards of 150 people packed into the Frank Wills Memorial Hall last Friday night for the […]

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Call for nominations to the Nunavut Water Board

14 September 2017  The Government of Nunavut is looking for nominations to fill its seat on the Nunavut Water Board (NWB). The NWB has responsibilities and powers over the regulation, use and management of inland water in the Nunavut Settlement Area. If you are familiar with water management issues in Nunavut and would like […]

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Decolonial Discourse: The Stó:lō Kidnapping of Indigenous People – The Runner

September 13, 2017 The Fraser River gold rush kidnappings are symptomatic of violent colonization Stó:lō children used to be kidnapped for slave labour during the Fraser River gold rush of 1858, CBC News reported on Aug. 19. A historian named Keith Carlson found evidence that in that year an eight year-old Stó:lō Nation boy was […]

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SACPA to discuss Reconciliation process – Lethbridge Herald

September 14, 2017 In December 2015, Canada’s Truth and Reconciliation Commission released its 94 “Calls to Action,” calling on all forms of government to begin the process of reconciliation. Today, during the regular weekly SACPA session, speaker Roy Pogorzelski will ask “Is the City of Lethbridge responding adequately to Canada’s Truth and Reconciliation Commission (TRC) […]

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Speech: Government of Canada Supports Innovation in Forestry

Check against delivery Good morning everyone and thank you all for being here at this early hour. I want to recognize that we are meeting on the traditional territory of the Algonquin people.  Long before there was a lumber industry in a place called Bytown, the Algonquin lived in – and were part of – […]

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Speech: Speaking Notes for the Honourable Marc Garneau, Minister of Transport Bill C-49 Transportation Modernization Act House of Commons’ Committee on Transportation, Infrastructure and Communities

September 14, 2017 Check against delivery Introduction Madam Chair and Honourable Members, I am pleased to meet with the Committee today to talk about Bill C-49, the Transportation Modernization Act. I would like to thank the Committee for studying the bill before the House is scheduled to resume. A strong transportation system is fundamental to Canada’s […]

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The North needs better services: postal union

Thursday September 14 2017 OTTAWA – Postal workers are in Yellowknife today at Canada Post’s Annual Public Meeting, bringing a message to the directors of the crown corporation: innovate, expand, and include Northern residents’ needs in plans for the postal service’s future. “The North needs better services and Canada Post has a role to play,” […]

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Tell your story about the tale of our town – The Chronicle Journal

Sep 14, 2017 Inside the teardrop trailer parked at the curb on Victoria Avenue East, local councillor at large, Frank Pullia told the story of how he first came to live in Thunder Bay when he was 16 years old. He spoke into a microphone inside the portable recording studio, known as the storymobile, answering […]

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On questions of Kinew’s character, silence is deafening – Winnipeg Free Press

It is hard to reconcile the number of women who have said they stand in solidarity with victims of violence who are now standing behind an individual who has been caught numerous times acting in a misogynistic manner. How can the feminist community support the NDP leadership bid of Wab Kinew at the same time […]

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Senator Lynn Beyak says First Nations should give up status cards – CBC

‘None of us are leaving, so let’s stop the guilt and blame,’ Conservative senator says in open letter Sep 13, 2017 After vowing to take the summer months to meet with Indigenous people after a series of controversial remarks, Conservative Sen. Lynn Beyak says she now believes First Nations should give up their Indigenous rights […]

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Lieutenant Governor making the rounds – The Chronicle Journal

Sep 14, 2017 Thunder Bay was the first stop on the Lieutenant Governor’s Visionaries Prize tour Wednesday evening at Fort William Historical Park. The theme of the six-city tour is reconciliation and is designed to encourage individuals to come up with creative ideas related to important issues in communities across the province. Six finalists presented […]

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Paulsen: Ten bucks to pick the new Sask. premier – StarPhoenix

September 14, 2017 For the low, low price of 10 bucks, pretty much anyone can help chose the next premier of Saskatchewan. It sounds crass, however no other political party in Saskatchewan can guarantee such direct input, as the new leader for the Saskatchewan Party will be our premier for the next 2.5 years. The […]

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Election results quashed at Alexander First Nation reserve – CBC

Indigenous Affairs identifies $5.3 million in payments lacking sufficient supporting documentation Sep 14, 2017 Alexander First Nation has no chief and council after the results of a band election were overturned following an appeal ruling that concluded election regulations were violated. The quashing of the July election results was confirmed by Indigenous and Northern Affairs […]

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BCAFN Candidate Notices and Biographies

September 13, 2017 Candidate Biographies Candidate Notices NT5

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Ont. Opposition leader says he’ll ignore threats of legal action over comments – CP

Source: The Canadian Press Sep 14, 2017 TORONTO _ The leader of Ontario’s Opposition said Thursday he is ignoring Premier Kathleen Wynne’s request that he retract comments he made about her, dismissing a warning that he could face legal action as “baseless.” Wynne’s lawyers wrote a letter to Patrick Brown on Wednesday asking that he withdraw and […]

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NAN Statement on 10th Anniversary of the UNDRIP

Wednesday September 13, 2017 THUNDER BAY, ON: Nishnawbe Aski Nation (NAN) Grand Chief Alvin Fiddler, on behalf of the Executive Council, has issued the following statement on the 10th anniversary of the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples (UNDRIP): “The UNDRIP reaffirms what our Nations have always claimed – that we did […]

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UBCIC – 10th Anniversary of the UN Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples: Canada needs a legislative framework to fulfill the promise of this vital human rights instrument

September 13, 2017 The United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples provides a crucial framework to achieve reconciliation. Such a human rights-­‐based approach is essential to address the racism and discrimination that has caused such profound harm to Indigenous peoples in Canada and around the world.  Violations include uprooting Indigenous peoples from their […]

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Coderre calls Amherst a ‘stain’ and to yank general’s name from Montreal street – CP

Source: The Canadian Press Sep 13, 2017 By Giuseppe Valiante THE CANADIAN PRESS MONTREAL _ Jeffery Amherst, the British general who supported giving smallpox-laced blankets to Indigenous Peoples and whose military victories ended French rule in Canada, will no longer be honoured with a street name in Montreal. “Goodbye Jeffery Amherst,” Mayor Denis Coderre said Wednesday at […]

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B.C. premier says NDP’s campaign finance law takes aim at ‘big influencer’ – CP

Source: The Canadian Press Sep 13, 2017 By Dirk Meissner THE CANADIAN PRESS VICTORIA _ Premier John Horgan says his government will introduce a campaign finance reform law next week that takes big money out of politics with legislated limits on donations to political parties by unions, corporations and individuals. B.C. has earned a Wild West reputation […]

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Ottawa urged to hold huge public education campaign about pot’s risks for youth – CP

Source: The Canadian Press Sep 13, 2017  By Andy Blatchford THE CANADIAN PRESS OTTAWA _ Youth health experts are warning the federal government that its push to legalize recreational cannabis should be accompanied by extensive public-education and prevention campaigns that spell out the serious risks of pot consumption on adolescent brains. Parliamentarians heard this message numerous times […]

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Justin Trudeau will lead delegation to UN General Assembly opening next week – CP

Source: The Canadian Press Sep 13, 2017 OTTAWA _ Prime Minister Justin Trudeau will address the United Nations General Assembly in New York next week, underscoring Canada’s commitment to multilateralism as it vies for a coveted seat on the Security Council. He addressed the opening of the General Assembly last year as well, making for a perfect […]

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Visions of a Diverse and Inclusive Canada: A Travelling Exhibit Will Mark the 60th Anniversary of John Diefenbaker’s Election as Prime Minister

From Canadian Heritage SASKATOON, September 13, 2017 Sean Casey, Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Canadian Heritage, today announced funding of $148,185 for the University of Saskatchewan’s Diefenbaker Canada Centre to support the production and circulation of a travelling exhibition. Mr. Casey made this announcement on behalf of the Honourable Mélanie Joly, Minister of Canadian […]

by ahnationtalk on September 13, 2017116 Views

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Statement on the 10th Anniversary of UNDRIP

September 13, 2017 Ten years ago the United Nations General Assembly adopted the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples (UNDRIP). The National Aboriginal Economic Board congratulates the Government of Canada for now fully supporting the declaration without qualification. The Board acknowledges the recent steps taken by the Government of Canada to implement […]

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