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Provincial Government Releases 2017 Fiscal and Economic Update – Government of Newfoundland and Labrador

Despite challenging economic conditions and volatility with oil prices, the Provincial Government has maintained a steady fiscal outlook for 2017-18, and revenues remain within 99 per cent of the projection at budget time. The Honourable Tom Osborne, Minister of Finance and President of Treasury Board, today released the province’s annual Fiscal and Economic Update, which […]

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UFCW – End Discrimination Against First Nations Children NOW!

UFCW Canada has launched a new campaign demanding equity for First Nations children in Canada. As part of the campaign, Canada’s leading union is calling on Jane Philpott, the federal Minister of Indigenous Services, to address the flawed delivery and inadequate funding of health care, education, and other social services for First Nations children. It […]

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A Canadian row over rent that goes back 150 years – BBC

On Treaty Day back in August, people from Nipissing First Nation were queueing to receive C$4 in cash. Although it may not seem like much, the money is a symbol of the signing of the Robinson Huron Treaty – a landmark agreement between representatives of the Crown and the Ojibway people in 1850 that became […]

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Media Advisory – Ontario to Release 2017 Fall Economic Statement

Ministry of Finance Charles Sousa, Minister of Finance, will hold a media availability following his statement in the legislature introducing the 2017 Fall Economic Statement. Date: Tuesday, November 14, 2017 Time: Introduction of the Fall Economic Statement: 3:00 p.m. Media availability to follow the event at 4:00 p.m. Location: Media Studio Ontario Legislature Queen’s Park […]

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Update:ADDS Trudeau comments (BR-Peacekeeping-Cda-Upda) – CP

Source: The Canadian Press – Broadcast wire Nov 14, 2017 OTTAWA – A senior U-N official says no final decisions have been made on a new peacekeeping mission for Canada — even with Vancouver playing host to a two-day summit on the subject starting today. Jean-Pierre Lacroix, the undersecretary general for peacekeeping operations, said yesterday in an […]

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Prime Minister launches Canada.ca/Results

Ottawa, Ontario November 14, 2017 The Government of Canada is committed to being the most open and accessible government possible. In keeping with this commitment, the Prime Minister, Justin Trudeau, today announced the launch of Canada.ca/Results. This new website reports publicly on the progress we have made to deliver real and meaningful results for Canadians. It […]

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Trudeau pitches Canada in pursuit of key seat at Asia Pacific security table – CP

Source: The Canadian Press Nov 14, 2017  By Andy Blatchford THE CANADIAN PRESS MANILA, Philippines _ Prime Minister Justin Trudeau delivered a sales pitch to core members of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations on Tuesday in hope they will open the door to Canada joining their exclusive and influential circle. Trudeau said Canada looks forward to […]

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NWAC Responds to Latest Version of Bill S-3

November 9, 2017 (Ottawa, ON) – Following months of volleying between the Senate and the House of Commons and through the tireless lobbying efforts of Indigenous women and allies over the course of decades, Indigenous women will have the same rights as Indigenous men to pass down status to their children. NWAC supports the revised Bill […]

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Indigenous Senators Voice Distrust With Gov’t After Bill S-3 Clears Senate – Huffington Post Canada

“It feels like we are in another situation of take-it-or-leave-it legislation.” OTTAWA — Indigenous senators suggested this week that the federal government can’t be trusted to follow through with sweeping changes that remove sex-based status discrimination from the Indian Act. “Promises were made in 1985 and 2010 to eliminate all female sex discrimination in status. […]

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Source of Truth: Indigenous Leaders Gathered at Banff for Dialogue – Calgary Herald

November 13, 2017 Sacred Buffalo Guardian Mountain is the name ceremonially granted in 2017 to the small mountain in the Banff townsite. Its previous name recalled a surveyor’s mistaken decision to put a tunnel through the small hill. Bill Snow, a Stoney from Morley, was at the Banff Centre recently, which hosted the first Indigenous […]

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Media Advisory – Engagement Discussions with Minister Carolyn Bennett

From Indigenous and Northern Affairs Canada Ottawa – Please be advised that the Honourable Carolyn Bennett, Minister of Crown-Indigenous Relations and Northern Affairs, will be conducting engagement discussions with partners. Media are invited to attend. Regional Roundtable with Yellowknives Dene First Nation Youth Advisory Board Society, FOXY and other NWT Youth Participants: Date:  Tuesday, November […]

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Migrants, moms and the Indian Act: how federal politics touched us this week – CP

Source: The Canadian Press Nov 11, 2017  By Heather Scoffield, Ottawa Bureau Chief THE CANADIAN PRESS OTTAWA _ Bill Morneau’s French villa? We hardly knew ye. Weeks of loud opposition-led scorn over the finance minister’s policies and personal wealth switched frequencies this week to highlight instead the Liberal connections to the Paradise Papers _ a huge leak […]

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Trudeau meets New Zealand’s new PM Ardern on sidelines of Southeast Asian summit – CP

Source: The Canadian Press Nov 13, 2017 MANILA, Philippines _ Justin Trudeau held a bilateral meeting today in the Philippines with the recently elected New Zealand Prime Minister Jacina Ardern _ who’s drawn comparisons to the Canadian leader. The meeting took place on the sidelines of a Southeast Asian summit in Manila, where Trudeau is trying to […]

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One week left to help shape the (hashtag)BCHumanRights commission

November 10, 2017 VANCOUVER – The Province’s public engagement to shape British Columbia’s new human rights commission ends in one week. British Columbians are encouraged to add their voice into how the new commission should be structured and operate to best serve the people of B.C. Premier John Horgan announced that British Columbia would re-establish […]

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Federal report outlines hopes, skepticism on free trade with China – CP

Source: The Canadian Press Nov 12, 2017 OTTAWA _ A sweeping federal report shows that Canadian businesses aren’t sure a free trade pact will solve all the concerns they have about dealing with China. The newly released report summarizes the issues that more than 600 businesses, academics and civil society groups believed must be resolved before Canada […]

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Media Advisory – Minister Hajdu to visit Sudbury, Ontario

The Honourable Patty Hajdu, Minister of Employment, Workforce Development and Labour, will visit the greater Sudbury area on Tuesday, November 14, 2017. EVENT:   Tour of Carpenters Union Local 2486 Training Centre TIME:      9:00 a.m. PLACE:   Carpenters Union Local 2486 Training Centre 159 Marier Street Azilda, Ontario Photo and interview opportunities available. EVENT:   Announcing essential skills training and employment opportunities for Indigenous […]

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Liberal MPs to blitz ridings with reminders of their greatest hits – CP

Source: The Canadian Press Nov 12, 2017 By Joanna Smith THE CANADIAN PRESS OTTAWA _ As Liberal MPs spend this week in their ridings, they are tasked with reminding Canadians what they have done since the last election as they start boosting their efforts to convince voters they deserve to stay. The co-ordinated blitz will involve visits […]

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B.C. grapples with future of Site C, as Premier Horgan sends ministers north – CP

Source: The Canadian Press Nov 12, 2017 By Dirk Meissner THE CANADIAN PRESS VICTORIA _ The fate of the largest public project in British Columbia’s history, the Site C hydroelectric dam, will be the focus of intense scrutiny this week as provincial cabinet ministers travel north for last-minute consultations. The New Democrats promised to decide Site C’s […]

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Status of Women Ministers Advance Key Priorities Affecting Women and Girls

November 10, 2017 – Toronto, Ontario Ministers Responsible for the Status of Women recognize that by working in a spirit of collaboration, they have an opportunity to help advance gender equality across Canada. Today marked the conclusion of the 35th annual meeting of the Federal-Provincial-Territorial (FPT) Ministers Responsible for the Status of Women. Over the past […]

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Results of public consultations on possible Canada-China free trade agreement

November 10, 2017 – Ottawa, Ontario – Global Affairs Canada Canada and China have a long-standing relationship in the realms of trade, science, culture and education. Expanding trade, as part of a comprehensive, longer-term strategic approach to this relationship, is a priority for the Government of Canada and the best way to secure more opportunities […]

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American lawyers gather to ponder Trump’s NAFTA options: Can he cancel it alone? – CP

Source: The Canadian Press Nov 12, 2017  By Alexander Panetta THE CANADIAN PRESS WASHINGTON _ Legal experts huddled together at a recent conference to ponder a question that could go from being a distant hypothetical to one that dominates Canada-U.S.-Mexico relations: can an American president unilaterally cancel a trade deal? The reason it’s suddenly relevant, of course, […]

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More choice and flexibility for families and caregivers

Changes to Employment Insurance special benefits November 10, 2017      Surrey, British Columbia     Employment and Social Development Canada John Aldag, Member of Parliament for Cloverdale—Langley City, on behalf of the Honourable Jean-Yves Duclos, Minister of Families, Children and Social Development, today highlighted important changes to the Employment Insurance program, coming into effect on December 3, […]

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Official Visit to the Northwest Territories

November 10, 2017 The Governor General to Undertake Official Visit to the Northwest Territories OTTAWA—Her Excellency the Right Honourable Julie Payette, Governor General of Canada, will visit Yellowknife, Inuvik and Tuktoyaktuk on her first official visit to the Northwest Territories from November 14 to 15, 2017. In Yellowknife, which is celebrating its 50th anniversary as the capital […]

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Government Concludes Legislative Session, Focused on Results for Manitobans

November 10, 2017 The second session of the 41st legislature concluded earlier today, having passed numerous government bills focused on fixing the finances, repairing the services and rebuilding the economy, Premier Brian Pallister said. “From being a Canadian leader in safety-focused cannabis legislation, to the North American leader in comprehensive red tape reduction, our government […]

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Minister Duclos attends the 10th Social Finance Forum to discuss new innovative approaches to improve social and economic outcomes for people and communities

November 10, 2017                  Toronto, Ontario             Employment and Social Development Canada The Government of Canada is moving forward on its commitment to develop a Social Innovation and Social Finance Strategy to unlock new innovative approaches that improve the well-being of Canadians and support the social enterprise sector and social economy in Canada. In support […]

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Education minister needs to talk to Indigenous people, children’s advocate says – StarPhoenix

The first Indigenous person appointed as Saskatchewan’s Advocate for Children and Youth says Education Minister Bronwyn Eyre “needs to gain a better understanding” of how Saskatchewan’s history is taught. Corey O’Soup, a member of the Key First Nation, expressed dismay at Eyre’s recent public comment suggesting there is too much “infusion” of First Nations history […]

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Nation To Nation: The panel tackles wildfires and band membership – APTN

November 10, 2017 Wednesday, a deal was announced on finally passing Bill S-3. It ends sex discrimination in the Indian Act by restoring status to women who married non-status men. The Liberals wanted a cut-off date of 1951 – but an amendment by Senator Marilou McPhedran, nicknamed “all the way,” would have gone back to […]

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Senate backs down from standoff over Indian Act amendment – The Globe and Mail

An amended bill that aims to rid the Indian Act of all its sexist elements has been approved by the Senate despite senators’ expressed concern that the government has given no timeline for removing one of the most contentious areas of discrimination. The vote in the Red Chamber on Thursday afternoon ended debate on a […]

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Government of Canada Announces Consultation on Proposed Excise Duty Framework for Cannabis Products

November 10, 2017 – Ottawa, Ontario – Department of Finance Canada The current approach to cannabis is not working, and the Government of Canada is committed to legalizing, regulating and restricting access to cannabis to keep it out of the hands of kids, and profits out of the hands of criminals. In support of these […]

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Ottawa proposing legal weed tax of at least $1 per gram, plus GST – CP

Source: The Canadian Press Nov 10, 2017 OTTAWA _ Anyone planning to purchase legal marijuana next year better be prepared to pay the taxman as well, to the tune of at least $1 for every gram _ plus GST. The proposed federal tax scheme, announced Friday, will be available for public comment until Dec. 7 as Canada […]

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AIAI: Treaty Recognition Week seeks Awareness not Misreading

London, Ontario November 8th, 2017 – The first week of November is officially recognized by Ontario as Treaties Recognition Week. It is important to for everyone to know the details of what is on the treaties. Since their creation what has been written within them have been neglected so, people have a misguided view of […]

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81% of Yukoners favour legal pot, government survey suggests – CBC

Survey results also suggest Yukoners want limits on who can use marijuana, and where Nov 10, 2017 An overwhelming majority of Yukoners are cool with legalizing pot, but most want to see limits on where and when it can be consumed, a territorial government survey suggests. Of those who responded to the government’s online survey […]

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Feds urged to expand Court Challenges Program to cover treaty rights cases – Lethbridge Herald

OTTAWA – The Liberal government’s failure to extend its Court Challenges Program to pay for Indigenous cases involving treaty rights doesn’t make sense at a time when reconciliation is supposed to be a priority, legal experts say. They say the government should expand the program to include funding for cases under Section 35 of the […]

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MNC: Métis Nation rights recognition seen as foundation for inclusive economic growth

November 10, 2017 Métis Nation leaders and legal experts examine economic reconciliation at Public Policy Forum in Winnipeg on November 8, 2017. In partnership with the National Indigenous Economic Development Board, the National Aboriginal Capital Corporations Association, and Indigenous and Northern Affairs Canada (INAC), the Public Policy Forum presented a conference focused on what reconciliation […]

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Results of public engagement on cannabis released today – Government of YT

November 09, 2017 The Government of Yukon has released the results of its public engagement survey on the legalization of cannabis in the territory. The survey was open to public participation between August 10 and September 30, 2017. The survey consisted of an introductory section with general questions and seven optional sections about specific topics. There were 3,172 […]

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Band excludes 145 members of Salt River First Nation from annual treaty payment – CBC

‘They’re using us … as a bargaining chip,’ says band member Dave Heron Nov 10, 2017 Dave Heron was counting on a $700 annual payment from the Salt River First Nation next Monday in Yellowknife. But Heron received a letter from the band on Wednesday, dated Oct. 30, 2017, telling him he is one of […]

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Mba Legislature – CP

Source: The Canadian Press – Broadcast wire Nov 10, 2017 WINNIPEG – Manitoba politicians stayed up all night in the legislature to pass laws before the end of the current legislative session. Proceedings were delayed for about four hours yesterday when the sound system in the legislature chamber stopped working. Once the problem was fixed, debate on […]

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Media Advisory – John Aldag Member of Parliament on behalf of The Honourable Jean-Yves Duclos, will announce upcoming changes to Employment Insurance Program’s caregiving, maternity and parental benefits

John Aldag, Member of Parliament for Cloverdale–Langley City, on behalf of The Honourable Jean-Yves Duclos, Minister of Families, Children and Social Development, will announce upcoming changes to Employment Insurance Program’s caregiving, maternity and parental benefits. A photo opportunity and media availability will follow. Please note that all details are subject to change. All times are local. […]

by pmnationtalk on November 10, 201725 Views

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Speech – Caroline J. Simard to the annual conference of the Ontario Association of Broadcasters

Toronto, Ontario November 9, 2017 Dr. Caroline J. Simard, Vice-Chairperson, Broadcasting Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission Check against delivery Thank you for that kind introduction. I’d like to acknowledge that we are meeting on the traditional territory of Indigenous peoples. I thank them and pay respect to their Elders. It’s a pleasure for me to […]

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TPP leaders’ meeting cancelled on APEC sidelines over concerns about deal – CP

Source: The Canadian Press Nov 10, 2017  By Andy Blatchford THE CANADIAN PRESS DANANG, Vietnam _ Efforts to reach an agreement this weekend on a Pacific Rim trade pact appeared to collapse Friday when persistent concerns over the deal, including Canada’s, forced the abrupt cancellation of a scheduled leaders’ meeting. Some international media quickly blamed Prime Minister […]

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More choice and flexibility for families and caregivers, starting December 3, 2017

November 9, 2017  Ottawa, Ontario        Employment and Social Development Canada Important changes announced in Budget 2017 will soon come into effect as part of the Government of Canada’s commitment to support parents and family caregivers with Employment Insurance benefits that are more flexible, inclusive and easier to access. Beginning December 3, the following improvements will […]

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Office of the Auditor General of Canada 2016-17 Departmental Results Report

Message from the Auditor General of Canada I am pleased to report on our results for the 2016–17 fiscal year. Our work and decisions are driven by our mission to contribute to a well-managed and accountable government for Canadians. Our mission reminds us, when we do our audits, to think about the effects that government […]

by pmnationtalk on November 9, 201733 Views

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GNT: Premier Issues GDP and Land Statistics

YELLOWKNIFE (November 8, 2017) – Premier Bob McLeod issued the following statement today to clarify numbers provided in recent interviews on the future of the Northwest Territories: Last week I issued a public red alert calling for a national debate about the future of the Northwest Territories. This call was based on continuing questions the […]

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Government of the Northwest Territories Releases the 2016-2017 Public Accounts

YELLOWKNIFE (November 8, 2017)– Today, Robert C. McLeod, Minister for the Department of Finance with the Government of the Northwest Territories (GNWT) released the GNWT Public Account information for 2016-17. In an effort to meet the GNWT’s commitment to improve openness and transparency, the Public Accounts are being released to the public prior to being […]

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Media Advisory: Media registration for NAFTA renegotiations: Round five in Mexico

November 9, 2017 – The fifth round of NAFTA renegotiations will be held in Mexico City, Mexico, from November 17 to 21, 2017. The Mexican government has invited media to register, as per the information provided below. Members of the media must register before 8:00 p.m. (Mexico City time) on Tuesday, November 14, 2017, at TLCAN/NAFTA(available in […]

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Concerns raised after Saskatchewan minister’s comments on Indigenous education – National Post

REGINA — Indigenous leaders and teachers are raising concerns after Saskatchewan’s education minister suggested there might be too much “infusion” of First Nations history in school curriculum. Bronwyn Erye said it might be time to discuss having a specific high school course on Indigenous history, residential schools and treaties, rather than having it in elementary […]

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Essential step’: Liberals move to end sex-based status discrimination in Indian Act – CBC

Consultations on how to implement key change could be divisive, lawyer says Nov 08, 2017 As many as 1.4 million people of First Nations descent would be eligible for status under the government’s broadened plan to end sex-based discrimination in the Indian Act. The Liberal government says it will grant full legal status to all […]

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Prime Minister Trudeau continues Vietnam visit ahead of crucial APEC summit – CP

Source: The Canadian Press Nov 9, 2017 4:01 HO CHI MINH CITY, Vietnam _ Prime Minister Justin Trudeau continued his visit to Vietnam today by taking part in a roundtable with business leaders in Ho Chi Minh City. Many of the leaders in attendance already have business connections to Canada. Trudeau was also a guest at the city’s stock […]

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AFN National Chief Perry Bellegarde Statement on the Proposed Amendment to Bill S-3

AFN National Chief Perry Bellegarde Statement on the Proposed Amendment to Bill S-3 (Ottawa, ON) – “This move to eliminate one form of discrimination within the Indian Act is a positive step for First Nations women and girls and for all First Nations families. It is an essential step for a government that pledges both […]

by ahnationtalk on November 8, 201799 Views

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New members invested into the Order of New Brunswick

08 November 2017 FREDERICTON (GNB) – Ten new members were invested into the Order of New Brunswick today by the chancellor of the order, Lt.-Gov. Jocelyne Roy Vienneau, at a ceremony at Government House in Fredericton. “New Brunswickers are our province’s greatest asset,” said Premier Brian Gallant. “Today we are honouring 10 remarkable individuals who […]

by ahnationtalk on November 8, 201735 Views

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