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July 19: Canada’s dead children. Plus other letters to the editor – The Globe and Mail

Jul. 19, 2017 Wapekeka First Nations children are five to six times more likely to kill themselves than other Canadian children. Yet when Health Canada was approached with a request for funding for a mental health team “at a cost of about $380,000,” these funds never came (In Wapekeka, A Community Grappling With Suicide, Calls […]

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Nominees sought for Canada 150 recognition – Delta Optimist

July 19, 2017 Do you know a Deltan who embodies the spirit of Canada’s 150th birthday? If so, then Delta MP Carla Qualtrough wants to hear from you. In celebration of Canada 150, Qualtrough will be presenting special commemorative pins honouring community leaders in Delta. In all, 20 constituents (10 adults and 10 youth) will […]

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MMIW inquiry’s chief commissioner speaks on Poitras resignation – StarPhoenix

July 19, 2017 The recent resignation of commissioner Marilyn Poitras has not shaken Chief Commissioner Marion Buller’s confidence that the national missing and murdered women inquiry can accomplish its mandate. Positive letters and messages from people who told their stories in Whitehorse in May urged the commission to continue, Buller said in an interview on […]

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Francyne D. Joe Receives 3-Year Mandate from NWAC Annual General Assembly

July 17, 2017 (Edmonton, AB) – The Native Women’s Association of Canada (NWAC) would like to thank Ministers, Senators, Elders, Youth, delegates, and observers for supporting NWAC at its the 43rd Annual General Assembly (AGA).  The event, held on Treaty 6 territory in Edmonton, Alberta from July 15th to 16th, 2017, resulted in the election of […]

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Premier McLeod Statement on Washington Companies Acquisition of Dominion Diamond Corporation

YELLOWKNIFE (July 17, 2017) – Premier Bob McLeod issued the following statement on the acquisition of Dominion Diamond Corporation by The Washington Companies: “Responsible resource development is  key to the social and economic future of the NWT.  The Government of the Northwest Territories  believes that it must be done with a strong view to environmental sustainability […]

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B.C.’s new premier hones in on opioid, softwood, education in first speech – CP

Source: The Canadian Press Jul 19, 2017  VICTORIA _ British Columbia’s new premier says the wait is over as promises that he and his freshly appointed cabinet will hit the ground running on their first day in government. John Horgan says B-C has been in a caretaker mode since the May 9 election, where a narrow finish […]

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Meeting going to pot: Cannabis on agenda on Day 2 of Edmonton premiers meeting – CP

Source: The Canadian Press Jul 19, 2017 EDMONTON _ It’s Weed Wednesday at the premiers meeting in Edmonton. The leaders of Canada’s provinces and territories are set to compare notes on how to handle the rules when the federal government legalizes recreational use of cannabis next July. While Ottawa will pass the enabling legislation, it will be […]

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New B.C. premier promises help for thousands of wildfire evacuees – CP

Source: The Canadian Press Jul 18, 2017 By Geordon Omand THE CANADIAN PRESS VICTORIA _ The more than 45,000 people forced by wildfires to flee their homes were top of mind for John Horgan as he was sworn in as premier of British Columbia on Tuesday, becoming the first New Democrat to take on the role in […]

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Premier John Horgan announces new cabinet to build a better B.C.

July 18, 2017 VICTORIA – Premier John Horgan announced his new cabinet today to build a better B.C. and get results for people. “Our government will offer families relief from high costs and fees, strengthen services like health care and education, and create good jobs and economic opportunity across B.C.,” said Premier John Horgan. “We […]

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Cultural Genocide of Aboriginals in Canada Part 2

Credits: Maple TV Published on Jul 14, 2017 HOT TALK – Tazeen Hasan is a free lance journalist and community activist. She is promoting the cause of Aboriginals in Canada regarding their cultural genocide in history. She also appreciates Harper’s and Trudeau’s initiative to confess maltreatment with native Canadians. She lives in Edmonton (Canada). More […]

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Steve Ashton & Wab Kinew Meet in Brandon for Leadership 2017 Forum

The Manitoba NDP leadership race will feature two outstanding candidates for party leadership who will square off in debates across the province, Provincial Secretary and Leadership Election Officer Keith Bellamy reaffirmed today. “Ashton and Kinew represent two clear options to lead our party and stand up to Brian Pallister’s Conservatives,” said Bellamy. “I encourage all […]

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Manitoba Government Introduces Cap on Dispensing Fees for Provincial Drug Programs

Changes to Ensure Reasonable Costs For Pharmacy Services: Goertzen The Manitoba government will introduce a cap on dispensing fees to help reduce costs for patients and the provincial drug plan, and ensure pharmacies remain able to recover costs associated with dispensing drugs, Health, Seniors and Active Living Minister Kelvin Goertzen announced today. “When pharmacists fill […]

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Government responds to OCYA reports

July 18, 2017 Minister Sarah Hoffman issued the following statement, on behalf of Children’s Services Minister Danielle Larivee, in response to the Child and Youth Advocate’s Investigative Reviews released today: “As Albertans, we all feel the overwhelming loss of these three young people, and the pain of their siblings, families and caregivers. We know that […]

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Canada and the Crees of Eeyou Istchee Sign Agreement on Cree Nation Governance

July 18, 2017     Ottawa, On        Indigenous and Northern Affairs Canada The Government of Canada and the Crees of Eeyou Istchee are taking a major step towards reconciliation today with the signing of an important governance agreement. The Agreement on Cree Nation Governance (Governance Agreement) was signed today by the Honourable Carolyn Bennett, Minister of Indigenous […]

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Infuriating settlement – TheRecord.com

Jul 18, 2017 Khadr opens up on payout from his fight with Ottawa — July 8 Canada, what a wonderful country we live in. You are welcome no matter who you are; whether you are a murderer or a terrorist, you will always be welcomed. Sometimes you are even paid $10.5 million for killing an […]

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Qalipu FN: Message from the Chief July 14, 2017

It’s Powwow time! There was a real nice turn out at the Bay St. George Cultural Circle last night for the pre-powwow gathering, hosted there every year, and I’m on my way to Flat Bay in time for the Grand Entry of the 11th Annual Bay St. George Powwow tomorrow.   A special word of thanks to […]

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New funding will help support a vibrant gender equality movement across Canada

From Status of Women Canada Project will advance gender equality in Saskatchewan. Local women leaders will be engaged in a pan-Canadian network JULY 18, 2017 – REGINA, SASKATCHEWAN – Status of Women Canada As Canada marks the 150th anniversary of Confederation, it is important to reflect on our legacy for the future. Despite the important […]

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Donald Trump’s plans for overhauling NAFTA go much deeper than a tweak – Macleans.ca

Econo-metrics: If the U.S. list of objectives for NAFTA talks represents what Trump wants to achieve, Canada’s negotiators have a fight on their hands July 18, 2017 On Monday Donald Trump’s administration released its objectives for the coming renegotiation of the North American Free Trade Agreement, as required by U.S. law. Congress has 30 days […]

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Canada must fix the damage – Lethbridge Herald

We just watched “The Secret Path,” an animated film made by ailing rock star Gord Downie. It’s about an Indigenous boy who ran away from a residential school in 1966 and died trying to make the trek back home in Northern Ontario. Very moving and well done. I suddenly realized that at the time I […]

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Is a premiers’ summit worth boycotting? – Macleans.ca

Indigenous leaders maximized attention by snubbing this year’s provincial and territorial confab. But this isn’t the table they really want a seat at. July 17, 2017 Brad Wall is the dean among premiers—he’s represented Saskatchewan since 2007—and he joked at his 10th Council of the Federation meeting that his province’s populace may not be as […]

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Prime Minister announces Advisory Board to select next Supreme Court Justice

Ottawa, Ontario July 17, 2017 The Government of Canada is committed to ensuring that Supreme Court of Canada Justices are appointed in a way that is transparent, inclusive, and accountable to Canadians. The Prime Minister, Justin Trudeau, today announced the members of the independent and non-partisan Advisory Board who will help support the search for the […]

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Peterborough planning committee approves Trent University research park – The Peterborough Examiner

July 17, 2017 A proposed research park at Trent University is a step closer to becoming reality after planning committee members approved a master plan and draft subdivision plan for the 85-acre Trent Research and Innovation Park on Monday night. The plans, which are still subject to city council approval, drew mostly praise – but […]

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Media Advisory: Minister Carolyn Bennett and Grand Chief Dr. Matthew Coon Come of the Grand Council of the Crees (Eeyou Istchee) / Cree Nation Government to Sign the Agreement on Cree Nation Governance

Ottawa – Please be advised that the Honourable Carolyn Bennett, Minister of Indigenous and Northern Affairs, and Grand Chief Dr. Matthew Coon Come of the Grand Council of the Crees (Eeyou Istchee) / Cree Nation Government, will sign the Cree Nation Governance Agreement, a Nation to Nation agreement between Canada and the Cree Nation that advances […]

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Canada committed to improving mental health in Indigenous communities: Philpott – Thestar.com

Preventing suicide requires achieving social equity. We have already taken important steps by investing in key social determinants of health, such as housing, education and the environment. While these are first steps, our intent is to continue investing in all areas in pursuit of social equity. July 18, 2017 Last weekend, two more young people […]

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Sask. Premier Brad Wall calls for possible retaliation against U.S. products if NAFTA talks stall. – 20 CKRM

July 18, 2017 The Council of the Federation is underway in Edmonton this week. With NAFTA negotiations expected to begin by the middle of next month, Saskatchewan Premier Brad Wall says Canada should be preparing now for the possibility of stalled talks. Speaking at the meeting in Edmonton, Wall says the federal government should pull […]

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Another viewpoint on reconciliation with Aboriginal people – Olds Albertan

Jul 18, 2017 Re: Reconciliation is a two-way street, Olds Albertan, July 6, 2017 Mr. Giesbrecht makes some commonly stated valid comments on the question of reconciliation of indigenous peoples with other Canadians. I hope comments such as his stimulate conversations around many dinner tables, and among many groups of people. I take issue with […]

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It’s time Canada report how it’s following global Sustainable Development Goals – The Hill Times

To date, in 2016 and 2017, 66 countries have already volunteered to report on their progress. Unfortunately, Canada is not among that group. July 17, 2017 In the next 20 years, Canada will become a country of large, diverse urban centres with a growing visible minority, Indigenous, and newcomer populations. By 2036, according to the […]

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Recruitment for Election Workers for the 2017 Municipal Election – City of Calgary

July 17, 2017 The Elections & Census Office will be hiring approximately 3,000 election workers to facilitate voting in the 2017 Municipal Election. Applications open July 17, 2017 for anyone interested in working the election. “We are looking for individuals who are passionate about the community and interested in democracy,” said Paul Denys, manager, Elections […]

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Morning Update: The U.S. NAFTA demands; latest on B.C. wildfires; more suicides on Ontario reserve – The Globe and Mail

Breaking down the U.S. NAFTA demands The Trump administration has laid out more than 100 demands heading into North American free-trade agreement talks, which could start as soon as Aug. 16. Here are the highlights: Dispute panels: The U.S. wants to get rid of Chapter 19 of NAFTA, which allows for panels to hear trade […]

by ahnationtalk on July 18, 201774 Views

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Commentary: What a ‘nation-to-nation’ relationship with Indigenous Canadians should look like – Global News

July 18, 2017 Once again, Canada’s First Ministers have gathered for their annual summer Council of the Federation, being held this year in Edmonton. The agenda includes trade and Trump, pot and the provinces, infrastructure and investment. It also featured a meeting with representatives of five national Indigenous organizations to discuss issues of concern to […]

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Public consultations intensify as launch of NAFTA renegotiations looms – CP

Source: The Canadian Press Jul 18, 2017 By Joan Bryden THE CANADIAN PRESS OTTAWA _ The Trudeau government is extending public consultations to find out what Canadians want to see in a new North American Free Trade Agreement. The consultations were to end today but officials say the government will continue indefinitely to accept responses to its […]

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Statement by the Foreign Affairs Minister on the North American Free Trade Agreement

July 17, 2017 – Ottawa, Ontario – Global Affairs Canada The Honorable Chrystia Freeland, Canada’s Minister of Foreign Affairs, today made the following statement on the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA). “NAFTA supports millions of middle class jobs in Canada, the United States and Mexico. We welcome the opportunity to modernize NAFTA to reflect […]

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Trudeau Halifax Pride – CP

Source: The Canadian Press – Broadcast wire Jul 18, 2017  HALIFAX – Prime Minister Justin Trudeau will take part in Saturday’s Pride Parade in Halifax. Halifax Pride tweeted on Monday evening that a “special guest” would join the parade, to which Trudeau replied, “See you there!” Halifax Liberal MP Andy Fillmore also sent out a tweet saying […]

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Premiers forge ahead with Indigenous meeting despite boycott by three groups – CP

Source: The Canadian Press Jul 17, 2017 19:35 By Dean Bennett THE CANADIAN PRESS EDMONTON _ Canada’s premiers met with a reduced group of Indigenous leaders Monday after three national bodies _ including the Assembly of First Nations _ boycotted the event. Alberta Premier Rachel Notley said work was done discussing issues such as the socioeconomic challenges for Indigenous […]

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New Democrats to form government in B.C. for the first time since 2001 – CP

Source: The Canadian Press Jul 18, 2017  VICTORIA _ British Columbia’s New Democrats will get their first taste of power in 16 years at a swearing-in ceremony in Victoria this afternoon. The New Democrats won 41 of the legislature’s 87 seats during last May’s election, two less than the governing Liberals. But NDP Leader John Horgan managed […]

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NAFTA, other trade issues on agenda at Council of Federation meet in Edmonton – CP

Source: The Canadian Press Jul 18, 2017 EDMONTON _ Canada’s premiers will meet today in Edmonton to discuss trade issues, particularly business with the United States and the looming renegotiation of the NAFTA deal. It’s the first of two days of meetings of the Council of the Federation. On Monday, U.S. President Donald Trump’s administration released its […]

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Canada 150: Indigenous people remember dark past

Credits: Al Jazeera English Published on Jul 3, 2017 Canada marked its 150th birthday on Saturday, but few indigenous people were in the mood to celebrate.Activists used the occasion to highlight past injustices against the nation’s first peoples.Al Jazeera met an artist who’s highlighting Canada’s dark past, one brush stroke at a time.Al Jazeera’s Daniel […]

by pmnationtalk on July 17, 201797 Views

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MNO: 2017 Special AGA Resolutions

To: MNO citizens, Community Councils, PCMNO From: France Picotte, MNO Chair Date: July 17, 2017 Subject: 2017 Annual General Assembly – Special Business Resolutions Click here to view the special business resolutions that were received prior to the deadline set in my previous memo. These resolutions will now be forward to the 2017 MNO Annual […]

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Important Update to 2017 KNC AGA Agenda

The 2017 Ktunaxa Nation Council AGA agenda has been revised. Please note that there will only be the original evening activities planned for Wednesday,July 19th. This includes the screening of the short documentary ‘Last Resort, dinner and the pow-wow hosted by Tobacco Plains. On Thursday, July 20th, the agenda has been revised to include all […]

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Speech: Celebration and Reconciliation: Canada 150

From Department of Justice Canada Notes for an address by The Honourable Jody Wilson-Raybould, PC, QC, MP Minister of Justice and Attorney General of Canada To the 2017 Lord Speaker’s Lecture Series Palace of Westminster House of Lords – Queen’s Robing Room London, United Kingdom July 4, 2017 Check against delivery Gilakas’la. Thank you very […]

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Statement from Métis Nation President Clément Chartier

TORONTO, July 17, 2017 – It has been the longstanding position of the Métis Nation that the Premiers should recognize s.35 inherent self-government rights and have intergovernmental meetings with the three constitutionally recognized Indigenous peoples as represented by the AFN, ITK and MNC. During the rule of the Harper government, our meetings with the Provinces through the […]

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Three Indigenous groups say they won’t meet with premiers in Edmonton – CP

Source: The Canadian Press Jul 17, 2017 By Paola Loriggio THE CANADIAN PRESS TORONTO _ The leaders of three Indigenous groups are backing out of a meeting with Canada’s premiers, saying they are holding out for a seat at the Council of the Federation rather than a talk on the sidelines. Hours before a meeting between premiers […]

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Minister Gambin-Walsh Announces Appointments to Provincial Advisory Council on Aging and Seniors

July 14, 2017 Today, the Honourable Sherry Gambin-Walsh, Minster of Children, Seniors and Social Development, announced the appointment of five new members, and the re-appointment of two others, to the Provincial Advisory Council on Aging and Seniors. The council advocates on behalf of seniors province-wide including issues facing older adults and identifies opportunities to promote […]

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Premiers to meet in Alberta – Government of New Brunswick

16 July 2017 FREDERICTON (GNB) – Premier Brian Gallant will join his counterparts from across the country in Alberta this week for meetings of the Council of the Federation. “The main focus for New Brunswick during these meetings will be the Canadian economy and jobs,” said Gallant. The council comprises all 13 provincial and territorial […]

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Assembly of First Nations National Chief Perry Bellegarde Says the AFN Expects Full Inclusion in Intergovernmental Tables

Assembly of First Nations National Chief Perry Bellegarde Says the AFN Expects Full Inclusion in Intergovernmental Tables July 17, 2017 (Toronto, ON) – Assembly of First Nations (AFN) National Chief Perry Bellegarde expressed his strong objection today to attempts to sideline and segregate the AFN from participation in federal-provincial-territorial intergovernmental tables, including the 2017 Council […]

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Media advisory: National Indigenous Leaders Expect Full Inclusion in Intergovernmental Tables

OTTAWA, July 14, 2017   – Assembly of First Nations (AFN) National Chief Perry Bellegarde, Inuit Tapiriit Kanatami (ITK) President Natan Obed and Métis Nation (MNC) President Clément Chartier will hold a press conference on Indigenous Peoples’ participation in federal-provincial-territorial intergovernmental tables, and the 2017 Council of the Federation meeting scheduled for Edmonton July 18-19. The Council of the Federation was established […]

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National Inuit Leader Calls For Inclusion In Intergovernmental Discussions In Edmonton

July 17, 2017 – Toronto, Ontario – National Inuit Leader Natan Obed, President of Inuit Tapiriit Kanatami, is calling for full and respectful Inuit participation in national intergovernmental forums, including the Council of the Federation (CoF). Members of CoF have actively sought to limit, define, or exclude Inuit and other Indigenous representational organizations in national […]

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First Nations group will join premiers meeting despite boycott from others – CBC

“We’re going to represent our constituents,” chief says Jul 17, 2017 A First Nations group is refusing to join a boycott against meeting Canada’s premiers Monday morning. “We are always there to make sure we’re working just as hard for our constituents,” Robert Bertrand, national chief of the Congress of Aboriginal Peoples (CAP), said Sunday. […]

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Speech: Realizing a Nation-to-Nation Relationship with the Indigenous Peoples of Canada

Notes for an address by The Honourable Jody Wilson-Raybould, PC, QC, MP Minister of Justice and Attorney General of Canada To the Cambridge Lectures Walnut Tree Court University of Cambridge Cambridge, United Kingdom July 3, 2017 Check against delivery Gilakas’la. Thank you for the very generous introduction. Thank you to Justice Sharpe and the Canadian […]

by pmnationtalk on July 17, 201729 Views

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Feds form fire committee – Castanet.net

Jul 16, 2017 The federal government has announced the creation of a new committee help recovery efforts from wildfires raging across B.C. The ad hoc cabinet committee will co-ordinate federal efforts to help communities affected by the fires. It will advise on government’s role in mitigation, recovery, and rebuilding efforts and complement on-the-ground efforts through […]

by ahnationtalk on July 17, 201724 Views

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