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Parti Quebecois add 10th seat at legislature after judicial recount in Gaspe – CP

Source: The Canadian Press Oct 11, 2018 QUEBEC _ The Parti Quebecois has added a tenth seat at the provincial legislature after winning a recount in an eastern Quebec riding. The sovereigntist party had contested the results in Gaspe and sought a judicial recount after the Oct. 1 vote. Late Wednesday, the PQ’s Meganne Perry-Melancon was officially […]

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Michaelle Jean makes final pitch to keep top post as Francophonie summit opens – CP

Source: The Canadian Press Oct 11, 2018 By Melanie Marquis THE CANADIAN PRESS YEREVAN, Armenia _ Michaelle Jean is making a final public plea to hold on to her post as secretary general of the International Organization of la Francophonie. In a speech today at the Francophonie summit, Jean urged representatives of member nations not to allow […]

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PQ Recount – CP

Source: The Canadian Press – Broadcast wire Oct 11, 2018  QUEBEC – The Parti Quebecois has added a tenth seat at the provincial legislature after winning a recount in an eastern Quebec riding. The sovereigntist party had contested the results in Gaspe and sought a judicial recount after the Oct. 1 vote. Late Wednesday, the PQ’s Meganne […]

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Toronto election enters home stretch as contenders offer two starkly different visions – CP

Source: The Canadian Press Oct 10, 2018  By Michelle McQuigge THE CANADIAN PRESS TORONTO _ A municipal election nearly derailed by a city-province power struggle entered the home stretch on Wednesday as advance polls opened in Toronto, signalling the beginning of the end of a fraught campaign that’s seen everything from last-minute contenders to pitched court battles. […]

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Liberals eyed rules for cannabis use by workers, drug testing, documents show – CP

Source: The Canadian Press Oct 10, 2018  By Jordan Press THE CANADIAN PRESS OTTAWA _ Federal officials have quietly probed possible new workplace rules for employees who show up to work high after cannabis is legalized next week, newly released documents show. The documents obtained by The Canadian Press under the access-to-information law show Labour Minister Patty […]

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Negotiation and implementation of modern-day treaty agreements leading the way in reconciliation and Indigenous rights recognition

October 10, 2018 Coast Salish Territory/Vancouver – First Nations Summit (FNS) leaders were in Vancouver today for the release of the 2018 BC Treaty Commission (BCTC) Annual Report. “While no new treaties were concluded in 2018, we are encouraged by innovations in negotiations which are in the process of being implemented by Canada and BC, […]

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Minister Tassi wraps up successful visits in Hamilton to highlight commitment to seniors

From: Employment and Social Development Canada October 10, 2018 Hamilton, Ontario Employment and Social Development Canada Seniors have a wealth of knowledge, skills and experiences that make a difference in the lives of others. The Government of Canada encourages seniors to participate in and contribute to the prosperity of the country. Today, the Honourable Filomena […]

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NunatuKavut Community Council Seeking Individuals to Fill Two Governing Council Positions

NunatuKavut Community Council (NCC) is seeking applications from NunatuKavut members to fill two vacant Governing Council seats, one in the area of Sandwich Bay/Island of Ponds (Area 4) and one in Central/Northern Labrador (Area 5). The applicants must be a Full Member- Resident in good-standing and a resident of the area they wish to represent. […]

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Minister Hajdu highlights the importance of the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA) and benefits to Canadian workers

From: Employment and Social Development Canada October 10, 2018 Vancouver, British Colombia Employment and Social Development Canada Today, the Honourable Patty Hajdu, Canada’s Minister of Employment, Workforce Development and Labour, met with union representatives to discuss the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA) and the ways in which the modernized trade deal is good for Canadians and […]

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The National Energy Board (NEB) 2017-18 Annual Report to Parliament was tabled

Message from the Chair and CEO Peter Watson, Chief Executive Officer and CEO The National Energy Board (NEB) is Canada’s federal energy regulator. Preventing harm is at the heart of what a regulator does. People count on us to keep them safe, to protect the environment, to prevent market inefficiencies and to listen to what […]

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GOP official: Davids to be sent packing to ‘reservation’ – CP

Source: The Associated Press Oct 10, 2018  SHAWNEE, Kan. _ Fellow Republicans are condemning a local GOP official’s social media attack that says a Native American congressional candidate in Kansas would be “sent back packing to the reservation.” The Kansas City Star reports that in the same Facebook message, Republican precinct committee member Michael Kalny of suburban […]

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Media advisory: Dan Vandal, Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Indigenous Services, to attend celebration of Shoal Lake No. 40 Freedom Road reaching the Trans-Canada Highway

From: Indigenous Services Canada Shoal Lake No. 40 First Nation – Please be advised that Dan Vandal, Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Indigenous Services, will join Chief Redsky, project partners and community members at an event on Thursday to celebrate a major milestone for Shoal Lake No. 40 Freedom Road. He will attend on […]

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N.B. Greens say no deal with Liberals, Tories as legislature resumes Oct. 23 – CP

Source: The Canadian Press Oct 10, 2018  FREDERICTON _ Premier Brian Gallant will convene a new session of the New Brunswick legislature on Oct. 23, but he has been unable to come to a formal agreement with the Greens in his bid to stay in power. Gallant’s Liberals won 21 seats in last month’s provincial election _ […]

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Minister Tassi wraps up successful visits in London to highlight commitment to seniors

October 9, 2018         London, Ontario        Employment and Social Development Canada Seniors have a wealth of knowledge, skills and experiences that make a difference in the lives of others. The Government of Canada encourages seniors to participate in and contribute to the prosperity of the country. Today, the Honourable Filomena Tassi, Minister of Seniors, met with […]

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Iqaluit mayor faces backlash after calling out some male Inuit leaders as sexual predators – CBC

Madeleine Redfern spoke at federal committee on the Status of Women meeting in September Oct 10, 2018 Sexual harassment in the workplace remains a challenge for women in Nunavut, according to Iqaluit Mayor Madeleine Redfern. She was asked to present to the House of Commons’ Status of Women committee about barriers for women in politics […]

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7 candidates vying to be next chief of K’atl’odeeche First Nation – CBC

6 councillor positions are all acclaimed Oct 09, 2018 Seven people are running to become the next chief of the K’atl’odeeche First Nation, near Hay River, N.W.T., while all six councillor positions have been acclaimed. “Usually there is a vote,” said the First Nation’s chief executive officer, Peter Groenen, referring to the acclaimed council positions. […]

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Francophonie Election Jean – CP

Source: The Canadian Press – Broadcast wire Oct 10, 2018 OTTAWA – Former governor general Michaelle Jean is showing no signs of withdrawing her candidacy for the top job at La Francophonie. On Tuesday, the Canadian and Quebec governments announced they were pulling support for Jean to remain the head of the international organization of French-speaking nations, […]

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Advance polls open today ahead of Toronto municipal election – CP

Source: The Canadian Press – Broadcast wire Oct 10, 2018  TORONTO – Eager voters will cast the first ballots in Toronto’s municipal election today as the polls open for advance voting. City elections are being held across the province on Oct. 22, but timing for advance voting is not standardized between municipalities. In Toronto, two voting locations […]

by ahnationtalk on October 10, 201826 Views

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BR NB Election – CP

Source: The Canadian Press – Broadcast wire Oct 10, 2018 FREDERICTON – New Brunswick’s Progressive Conservative leader says he’s already making preparations to form government. Blaine Higgs told reporters yesterday that he will meet with the Tory caucus to discuss who would take on cabinet roles and how a Higgs government would proceed. His party squeaked out […]

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Auditor general says B.C. needs to know more about tax breaks it gives – CP

Source: The Canadian Press Oct 9, 2018  By Dirk Meissner THE CANADIAN PRESS VICTORIA _ British Columbia’s auditor general says politicians need to pay more attention to the billions of dollars they provide every year in tax breaks to support government programs and policies. Carol Bellringer said Tuesday in a report that the breaks in the form […]

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Qikiqtani Inuit Association Notice of Election December 10, 2018

Notice is hereby given to the voting members of the Qikiqtani Inuit Association (QIA) that an election will be held on December 10, 2018. Positions contested are: President                                            Qikiqtani region Community Director                         Clyde River Community Director                         Hall Beach Community Director                         Igloolik Community Director                         Iqaluit Community Director                         Kimmirut Community Director                         […]

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Building a Competitive Energy Industry in Alberta: AER President and CEO Jim Ellis

Calgary, Alberta (Oct 09, 2018)… In a fast-changing and challenging world, how can an energy regulator become more efficient and cost-effective? And how can the Alberta Energy Regulator (AER) help create a more competitive province by reducing the economic burden on industry while still protecting the environment and improving Albertans’ ability to interact with the […]

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Native American leader takes aim at Cuomo’s statue plans – CP

Source: The Associated Press Oct 9, 2018  NEW YORK _ The head of the American Indian Law Alliance is taking aim at Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s plans to nominate New York City’s statue of Christopher Columbus to the National Register of Historic Places. Betty Lyons said on Tuesday that the 1892 statue represents genocide, enslavement, exploitation of children […]

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UN Ambassador Haley resigning in latest Trump shakeup – CP

Source: The Associated Press Oct 9, 2018 By Zeke Miller, Deb Riechmann And Jonathan Lemire THE ASSOCIATED PRESS WASHINGTON _ U.N. Ambassador Nikki Haley is resigning, she and President Donald Trump announced Tuesday, blindsiding many administration officials and stirring speculation in the White House and beyond about the timing and reasons for the latest Trump shake-up just […]

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Key changes implemented in Premier Doug Ford’s first 100 days – iPolitics.ca

Oct 9, 2018 TORONTO — After fifteen years in opposition, the Progressive Conservatives are marking 100 days in government. Officially the milestone was marked over the long weekend, somewhere between ‘pass the gravy’ and ‘have some pie.’ But Premier Doug Ford and his caucus are marking the occasion with a rally Tuesday night in Etobicoke. […]

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New federal funding will help improve women’s economic security in Québec

From: Status of Women Canada Project will improve support services and programs for part-time women entrepreneurs October 9, 2018 – Shawinigan, Québec – Status of Women Canada The Government of Canada is committed to advancing gender equality and understands the important role that creating more opportunities for women in all aspects of Canadian life can […]

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Grassroots work in urban Indigenous contexts – rabble.ca

October 9, 2018 Patty Krawec is an Anishinaabe woman with roots in Lac Seul First Nation in northern Ontario. Karl Dockstader is an Oneida man of the Bear Clan, and his family is from the Oneida Nation of the Thames. Both grew up and live in the Niagara Region of southern Ontario. Scott Neigh interviews […]

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Media advisory: MP Bagnell and Minister Mostyn to announce investments to address the impacts of climate change on northern transportation infrastructure

From: Transport Canada Whitehorse, Yukon — Mr. Larry Bagnell, Member of Parliament for Yukon, on behalf of the Honourable Marc Garneau, Minister of Transport, and the Honourable Richard Mostyn, Minister of Highways and Public Works, will make an announcement about climate change impacts on northern transportation infrastructure. Date: Wednesday, October 10, 2018 Time: 11:00 a.m. […]

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Media advisory: Minister Tassi to visit Hamilton, Ontario, to highlight the Government of Canada’s commitment to seniors

From: Employment and Social Development Canada Media advisory On Wednesday, October 10, the Honourable Filomena Tassi, Minister of Seniors, will meet with stakeholders and visit an organization in Hamilton that has benefitted from Government of Canada funding for seniors. Photo opportunities and media availability will follow each visit. Please note that all details are subject […]

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Election for the position of President of Quebec Native Women

October 09, 2018 This year is an election year for the position of President of QNW! If you wish to run for this position, please send in your candidacy by October 16th, 2018, 11h59 pm, including the following elements: Name and Nation Motivation letter Send your application to cbussiere@faq-qnw.org. The candidates must be member of QNW. […]

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MMF President Supports Canada in Protecting the Future

October 05, 2018 Winnipeg, MB – In response to Manitoba Premier Brian Pallister’s announcement to scrap the Made-In-Manitoba Climate and Green Plan’s carbon tax, Manitoba Metis Federation President David Chartrand welcomes the opportunity to implement Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s carbon pricing plan in Manitoba. In October 2016, the government of Canada developed a plan for […]

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Tony Goulet wants a seat on Quesnel City Council – Quesnel Cariboo Observer

Tillicum Society director is also a school trustee, rotarian and president of the Métis Association Oct. 8, 2018 Tony Goulet says his run for Cariboo North MLA with the Conservative Party of B.C. in the last federal election gave him a taste to seek out political office again. This time, he’s running on a smaller, […]

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Chisasibi looks to Hydro-Québec for reassurance in wake of dam breach scare – CBC

Hydro-Québec says full-scale evacuation drill a long way off after dam breach hoax Oct 09, 2018 In the wake of a hoax about a dam breach last month, Quebec’s public utility, Hydro-Québec, says there are still many steps to take before moving to a full-scale evacuation drill in the Cree community of Chisasibi. On Sept. […]

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Opinion: Refine bitumen in Alberta, B.C. – Red Deer Advocate

Oct. 8, 2018 The Trans Mountain pipeline is going nowhere. Ottawa agreed this week to a Federal Court of Appeal requirement that it once again consult 117 Indigenous First Nations along the proposed route. That process could – and probably will – take forever. Ottawa has also agreed to have the National Energy Board examine […]

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The fight to keep a pulp mill from poisoning the Northumberland Strait – IPolitics

Oct 8, 2018 ‘Whatever lives in that water can’t speak for itself. We have to be that voice.’ Justin Trudeau likes to say he’s a torchbearer for the environment. The prime minister also claims he’s a champion of Indigenous peoples. And he is every bit of that — on paper. But he risks becoming the […]

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Editorial: The New Provincial Government Has a Bad Track Record With Minorities – The Link

October 9, 2018 The Link condemns the erasure of Indigenous issues during the provincial election campaign. Last Thursday was the 13th annual vigil for missing and murdered Indigenous women; a march to recognize issues surrounding Indigenous peoples in this city. A few of us at The Link attended the event, along with many others who […]

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Statement from Minister Philpott on Fire Prevention Week

OTTAWA, ONTARIO (October 9, 2018) – The Minister of Indigenous Services, Jane Philpott, issued the following statement today: “Indigenous Services Canada recognizes the importance of Fire Prevention Week, which started on Sunday. The health and safety of First Nations communities is a top priority for my department.  Fire prevention and protection are essential community services that […]

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Notice of Annual General Meeting and Call for Nominations to the Aswco Board of Directors

Notice of Annual General Meeting and Call for Nominations to the Aswco Board of Directors October 9, 2018 – Mississauga, Ontario – The Aboriginal Sport and Wellness Council of Ontario (ASWCO) announced Tuesday official notice of its 2018 Annual General Meeting, which is scheduled for Sunday, November 18, 2018 at 9:30 am in Thunder Bay, […]

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Media advisory: Minister Duclos will visit an early learning child care centre in Chicoutimi to highlight improvements that enhance the Canada Child Benefit

From: Employment and Social Development Canada The Honourable Jean-Yves Duclos, Minister of Families, Children and Social Development, will  discuss how the Government of Canada is improving the Canada Child Benefit to better help middle‑class families and those working hard to join the middle class. A photo opportunity and media availability will follow the announcement. Please […]

by ahnationtalk on October 8, 201853 Views

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Montreal protesters march to protest racism, denounce new government – CP

Source: The Canadian Press Oct 7, 2018 By Morgan Lowrie THE CANADIAN PRESS MONTREAL _ A diverse crowd of protesters took to the streets of Montreal on Sunday to march against racism and denounce the newly-elected Coalition Avenir Quebec government. Muslim families pushing strollers, Indigenous community leaders, masked anti-capitalist activists and members of some 50 community groups […]

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Trade minister Carr betting on LNG to unlock trade in China and Asia – CP

Source: The Canadian Press Oct 6, 2018  By Mike Blanchfield THE CANADIAN PRESS OTTAWA _ Jim Carr’s view of enhancing Canadian trade in Asia _ and its biggest prize, China _ is rosier these days because he’s seeing the possibilities through a new lens: LNG Canada’s new $40-billion liquefied natural gas project in northern B.C. “The most […]

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NB Government: Acting changes to cabinet announced

05 October 2018 FREDERICTON (GNB) – Premier Brian Gallant today announced changes to cabinet portfolios. All changes are in an acting capacity. “During this period of transition, we wanted to ensure that government departments are administered by elected MLAs,” said Gallant. “We have a strong, capable, experienced team of ministers who will take on new […]

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Congratulations to Newly Elected Premier-designate Mr. François Legault of the Coalition Avenir Québec (CAQ)

Nemaska, Eeyou Istchee (October 5, 2018) – The Grand Council of the Crees (Eeyou Istchee)/Cree Nation Government congratulates newly elected Premier-designate Mr. François Legault of the Coalition Avenir Québec (CAQ) as well the party’s newly elected Members of National Assembly in a victory resulting in a majority government. The Cree Nation Government looks forward to […]

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Politicians can’t interfere with where and how Tori Stafford’s killer serves her time: Perrin in the Globe – MLI

October 4, 2018 Terri-Lynne McClintic pleaded guilty in 2010 to the first-degree murder of eight-year-old Tori Stafford. It was a brutal killing that shocked Canadians. For this heinous crime, she was sentenced to life imprisonment with no chance of parole for 25 years. We’re now facing the disturbing prospect of politicians – rather than courts […]

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Iveson receives spirit name ‘Day Star’ – CTV

October 4, 2018 Mayor Don Iveson was given the name “Day Star,” which in Cree translates to kîsikâw acâhkos, in honour of the city’s efforts in reconciliation and indigenous awareness. More than 8,000 employees have completed a unique training that highlights the impacts of residential schools, and encourages dialogue on reconciliation in the workplace. The […]

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Fall Assembly comes to a close – Dryden Now

05 October 2018 The annual Grand Council Treaty #3 National Fall Assembly has wrapped up in Eagle Lake First Nation. The Fall Assembly brings together Chiefs, elders and leaders from across the Treaty #3 Territory, to address issues that their communities face, successes that they’ve seen, advice for others, and traditional ceremonies. “The mandate I […]

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Commissioner Audette recognized for engaging in equality and building bridges

October 04, 2018 Vancouver, B.C. – Chief Commissioner Marion Buller and Commissioners Qajaq Robinson and Brian Eyolfson congratulate their colleague, Commissioner Michele Audette, who was recently recognized as a leader for her lifelong work and dedication to justice, equality and the rights of people. Last week Commissioner Audette received the 2018 Inspiration Award Woman of […]

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Inuvialuit Comment of the Importance of Sealift to the ISR Communities

October 04, 2018 The Inuvialuit Regional Corporation (IRC) today outlined several concerns with the 2018 sealift season and the GNWT plans going forward. Duane Smith, the Chair and CEO of the Inuvialuit Regional Corporation stated that “Both fuel and supplies to the hamlet of Paulatuk, and vital supplies to our cousins in the Kiktikmeot region […]

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The new Procurement Ombudsman of Canada’s four priorities

Ottawa, Ontario – October 4, 2018 – The Federal Procurement Ombudsman Alexander Jeglic released his first annual report for the 2017-2018 fiscal year, which was tabled Parliament by the Minister of Public Services and Procurement and Accessibility, the Honourable Carla Qualtrough, on October 3. The report summarizes the Office of the Procurement Ombudsman’s (OPO) activities from April 1, […]

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Intergovernmental Affairs Minister Dominic LeBlanc says cancer is in remission – CP

Source: The Canadian Press Oct 5, 2018  MONCTON, N.B. _ Intergovernmental Affairs Minister Dominic LeBlanc, who was hit with a cancer diagnosis late last year, says he has a clean bill of health after undergoing treatment for his leukemia. He made the announcement on social media Thursday with a joint statement with his oncologist, Dr. Nicholas Finn, […]

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