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NB Election – CP

Source: The Canadian Press – Broadcast wire Oct 5, 2018 SAINT JOHN, N.B. – Recounts are continuing today in two New Brunswick ridings, more than a week after a provincial election left the two main parties virtually deadlocked. New tallies are being done in Memramcook-Tantramar, which saw an 11-vote victory for the Green party, and in Oromocto-Lincoln-Fredericton […]

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Trudeau Windsor – CP

Source: The Canadian Press – Broadcast wire Oct 5, 2018  WINDSOR, Ont. – Fresh off his government’s completion of a trade deal to replace NAFTA, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau is set to visit the home of Canada’s busiest border crossing. Trudeau is spending today in Windsor, Ont., where he’ll meet with union leaders, tour a vehicle assembly […]

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Official unveiling of Legacy Space at Halifax City Hall

October 4, 2018 Today, the Halifax Regional Municipality and The Gord Downie & Chanie Wenjack Fund unveiled the Legacy Space at Halifax City Hall. The board room located on the first floor of City Hall has taken on new meaning as a Legacy Space that will provide information for municipal staff and visitors about Chanie […]

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Eastern Metis chief calls agreement between Mi’kmaq, council ‘fear mongering’ – CP

Source: The Canadian Press Oct 4, 2018 HALIFAX _ The chief of one of the largest group’s of eastern Metis is condemning an agreement between the Assembly of Nova Scotia Mi’kmaq Chiefs and the Metis National Council, saying it creates “unnecessary harm and anguish.” Karole Dumont of the Council of the First Metis People of Canada says […]

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shíshálh Nation and B.C. sign landmark agreement, breaking new ground in advancing reconciliation

Oct. 4, 2018 VICTORIA – A landmark reconciliation agreement between the shíshálh Nation and B.C. recognizes and respects Indigenous title and rights, and supports self-determination and shíshálh self-government. The agreement is a commitment to working together to protect the environment, as well as promote economic opportunity and growth for the shíshálh Nation and the entire Sechelt […]

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Talks to manage offshore Arctic drilling may signal end of ban: NWT premier – CP

Source: The Canadian Press Oct 4, 2018  YELLOWKNIFE _ The federal government is opening talks with northerners on managing offshore energy exploration in the Canadian Arctic, a move some hope signals a coming relaxation of the current ban on potential development. “I would hope that’s the case,” said Northwest Territories Premier Bob McLeod. “We’ll see as we […]

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Inuvialuit Set to Take Next Steps to Clarify Rights, Benefits and Resource Management in the Offshore Areas of the Inuvialuit Settlement Region

October 04, 2018 The Inuvialuit Regional Corporation (IRC) welcomes today’s commitment from Northern Affairs Minister, Dominic Leblanc and Natural Resources Minister Amarjeet Sohi, to work with Inuvialuit rights holders as well as the territories on next steps for future offshore oil and gas development in the Arctic. “The Beaufort Sea comprises a significant portion of […]

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Makivik Corporation Congratulates Québec’s New Premier-designate François Legault, and Ungava MNA Denis Lamothe

October 3, 2018 – Kuujjuaq, QC – On behalf of the Inuit of Nunavik Makivik President Charlie Watt congratulates the newly elected Premier of Québec François Legault, Leader of the Coalition Avenir Québec (CAQ) Party, as well as the newly elected Member of the National Assembly for the riding of Ungava, Denis Lamothe, also of […]

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Muskoday First Nation Volunteer Fire Department honoured

October 03, 2018 Muskoday First Nation Volunteer Fire Department was honoured this afternoon, October 2, 2018, by the Province of Saskatchewan, at the Saskatchewan Protective Services Medal Ceremony. Captain Darrell Bear, Fire Chief Ivan Bear, Lieutenant Kelly Bear and Deputy Fire Chief Herman Bear were all presented with medals as 2018 Recipients. Honourable W. Thomas […]

by pmnationtalk on October 4, 2018103 Views

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NWAC – A new deal, a new day: What the USMCA means for the rights of Indigenous women

The United States, Mexico and Canada have reached a provisional agreement (the USMCA) on a new trade deal to replace the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA). NWAC is encouraged by the inclusion of Article 32.5 of the new USMCA, an exception provision that will ensure that the agreement will not undermine the ability of […]

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Gwyn Morgan: The Liberals’ pipeline plan is for more hopeless consultations and useless studies – Financial Post

The court’s made the ‘adequacy’ of any degree of Aboriginal consultation impossible to predict For the second time in two years, three judges with the Federal Court of Appeal struck down a crucially important oil export pipeline project that had undergone years of regulatory review, a decision that Ottawa now says it refuses to appeal. […]

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Government of Canada Announces New National Historic Designations

October 4, 2018      Ottawa, Ontario     Parks Canada Agency Today, the Minister of Environment and Climate Change and Minister responsible for Parks Canada, Catherine McKenna, announced the designation of six new persons, places, and events of national significance. These new designations reflect the rich and varied history of our country in areas related to Canadian Confederation, […]

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Feds unsure if Indigenous communities can ban cannabis distribution – IPolitics

Oct 4, 2018 It’s still unclear whether Indigenous communities in Canada will be able to ban cannabis from their communities once it becomes a legal substance on October 17. The new federal Border Security and Organized Crime Reduction minister was before a Senate committee Wednesday night to answer their questions about how First Nations could […]

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Mackenzie River group cements plan to address Mé​tis issues – CBC

Organizer calls for fair treatment from federal government on issues facing Mé​tis people Oct 04, 2018 A move to establish a group uniting Mé​tis from Mackenzie River communities has advanced from an idea to reality. At a meeting last weekend in Fort Providence, N.W.T., Mé​tis from five communities established a council and decided to incorporate […]

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Indigenous Leaders celebrate 50th Annual General Assembly of the Union of BC Indian Chiefs

October 03, 2018 (Tk’emlúps te Secwépemc Territory/Kamloops, B.C. – October 3rd, 2018) The Union of BC Indian Chiefs (UBCIC) is celebrating its 50th Annual General Assembly (AGA) this week, a gathering of over 100 Chiefs, proxies, and policy experts to discuss significant political and social issues that impact BC First Nations. The event is being held […]

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QIA & Baffinland announce improvements to Mary River IIBA

Iqaluit, Nunavut – October 3, 2018 – The Qikiqtani Inuit Association (QIA) and Baffinland Iron Mines Corp. announced details about the amended agreement to the Mary River Inuit Impact Benefit Agreement (IIBA). “I’m pleased with the benefits we have gained for Qikiqtani Inuit through the renegotiation of the Mary River IIBA,” says QIA President, P.J. Akeeagok, “our goal was […]

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Quebec Liberal Leader Philippe Couillard to announce resignation – CP

Source: The Canadian Press – Broadcast wire Oct 4, 2018  By Jocelyne Richer Quebec Liberal Leader Philippe Couillard will announce that he is stepping down as leader in a meeting today with elected and defeated candidates, The Canadian Press has learned. Elected premier in 2014, Couillard served one mandate before his Liberals were swept from office Monday […]

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U.S. not invited to Canada’s save the WTO summit of 13 ‘like minded’ countries – CP

Source: The Canadian Press Oct 4, 2018 By Mike Blanchfield THE CANADIAN PRESS OTTAWA _ Canada has not included the United States in an upcoming meeting aimed at saving the international trading system because it doesn’t share the views of the 13 invited countries, says the new Canadian trade minister. Canada will host senior ministers from 13 […]

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Feds ease up on Access to Information proposal criticized by Indigenous groups – CP

Source: The Canadian Press Oct 3, 2018 OTTAWA _ The Liberal government says it’s willing to back down on a proposal _ criticized by Indigenous groups _ that would force users of the Access to Information Act to be precise about the records they’re seeking. A federal bill would amend the access law by requiring applicants to […]

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Tories defend focus on transfer of offender to healing lodge – CP

Source: The Canadian Press Oct 3, 2018  By Janice Dickson THE CANADIAN PRESS OTTAWA _ Anyone who has been paying attention to the Conservative opposition knows what issue is at the fore _ the controversial transfer of convicted murderer Terri-Lynne McClintic from a medium-security prison to an Indigenous healing lodge. The Tories have been relentless in the […]

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B.C. government to intervene in National Energy Board reconsideration

For Immediate Release 2018ENV0073-001921 Oct. 3, 2018 VICTORIA – The Government of British Columbia has filed its registration as an intervener to ensure that British Columbians’ interests are represented in the National Energy Board’s (NEB) reconsideration of aspects of its recommendation report on the Trans Mountain Pipeline Expansion Project. “When the Federal Court of Appeal […]

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Sexual Misconduct Response Centre Releases Its Second Annual Report

From: National Defence October 3, 2018 OTTAWA – The Sexual Misconduct Response Centre (SMRC) today released its Annual Report 2017-2018.  This second annual report summarizes the SMRC’s increased activities and services that are designed to provide improved victim support, and to continue the culture change required to make the Canadian Armed Forces (CAF) the more […]

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Prime Minister announces the appointment of three senators

October 3, 2018 The Prime Minister, Justin Trudeau, today announced that the Governor General appointed the following independent senators to fill vacancies in the Senate: Patti LaBoucane-Benson (Alberta) Paula Simons (Alberta) Peter Boehm (Ontario) Dr. LaBoucane-Benson is a proud Métis who has dedicated her life to helping Indigenous families. Her most recent work has focused […]

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Remarks on the Trans Mountain Expansion Project by the Honourable Amarjeet Sohi, Canada’s Minister of Natural Resources

From: Natural Resources Canada October 3, 2018 Hello and good morning, everyone. Just under two weeks ago, I shared our government’s first steps to respond to the Federal Court of Appeal’s decision on the Trans Mountain Expansion Project. Today, I am here to talk about the second part of our path forward. First, let me […]

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MMF: Another Divisive Policy of Pallister

Winnipeg MB – Yesterday’s provincial announcement of the appointments to the Fish and Wildlife Enhancement Fund (FWEB) Board is another example of the Pallister Government attempting to hammer a wedge between the Métis Nation, the founder of Manitoba, and other Manitobans. “The board is packed with non-governmental wildlife and fish groups. Métis Citizens are champions […]

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UBCIC: Open Letter to the NEB Re: Trans Mountain Reconsideration

October 03, 2018 RE: The National Energy Board’s One Week Consultation Period for First Nations Affected by the Trans Mountain Pipeline and Tanker Project Dear Ms. Sheri Young: We are responding to a letter dated September 26th, 2018 regarding the re-assessment of the Trans Mountain Pipeline and Tanker Project, in which the National Energy Board requested feedback […]

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Mi’kmaq & Métis Nation Leaders Come Together to Discuss Nationhood

October 03, 2018 The Assembly of Nova Scotia Mi’kmaq Chiefs (Assembly) and the Métis National Council (MNC) have recently come together to sign a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) respecting each other’s Nationhood, agreeing to work collaboratively on the issue of individuals claiming Métis ancestry in Nova Scotia, and establishing cultural awareness initiatives to educate the […]

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Canada And Saskatchewan Making Significant Investments To Improve The Lives Of Residents

October 3, 2018 New Agreement Signed to Support Infrastructure Projects and Strengthen Communities Across the Province The Governments of Canada and Saskatchewan are working together to make long-term infrastructure investments that will create jobs, boost the economy and enhance people’s quality of life. Today, Minister of Infrastructure and Communities François-Philippe Champagne, and Minister Responsible for […]

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B.C., Blueberry River First Nations advance reconciliation

October 03, 2018 VICTORIA – The Government of British Columbia and Blueberry River First Nations have agreed to further adjourn pending litigation until April 29, 2019, to allow for continued collaboration on addressing the effects of resource development in Blueberry River territory. B.C. and Blueberry River First Nations agreed to extend the adjournment as an […]

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Public meeting to discuss Kugluktuk liquor plebiscite

October 03, 2018 Residents of Kugluktuk, do you want to learn more about the upcoming liquor plebiscite? Nunavut Liquor Management is holding a public meeting to discuss possible changes to the community liquor status, from a restricted to an unrestricted (open) system. The meeting takes place on Wednesday, October 10, 2018, from 7-9 p.m. at […]

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Trudeau wants Legault to think carefully before invoking notwithstanding clause – CP

Source: The Canadian Press Oct 3, 2018  OTTAWA _ Prime Minister Justin Trudeau wants Quebec premier-designate Francois Legault to think carefully before proceeding with his plan to invoke the Constitution’s notwithstanding clause to override the Charter of Rights and Freedoms. The day after his election victory Monday, Legault vowed to use the notwithstanding clause if necessary to […]

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Parliament Audio 10:55 AM ET – CP

Source: The Canadian Press – Broadcast wire Oct 3, 2018 P06 _ (Trans-Mountain) OTTAWA. x_18s. The federal government will not appeal the Federal Court decision that said it did not adequately consult with Indigenous communities about the Trans Mountain pipeline expansion. Natural Resources Minister Amarjeet Sohi (soh-HEE’) says they’re going to rely on the whole of government […]

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Statement: Canada signs international agreement to prevent unregulated fishing in the high seas of the central Arctic Ocean

October 3, 2018 – Ottawa, Ontario – As Minister of Fisheries, Oceans and the Canadian Coast Guard, I am proud to announce that today in Ilulissat, Greenland, Canada along with 8 other States and the European Union have taken a pivotal step towards oceans management and conservation by signing the Agreement to Prevent Unregulated High Seas […]

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Senators hear perspectives on a new relationship from Northern Indigenous communities

October 02, 2018 In September 2018, the Senate Committee on Aboriginal Peoples visited villages, towns, cities, and self-governing Indigenous communities across the Western Arctic to hear about how they envision a new relationship between Canada and Indigenous peoples. Yellowknife, N.W.T. Délįne, N.W.T. Inuvik, N.W.T. Old Crow, YK Whitehorse, YK YELLOWKNIFE, NORTHWEST TERRITORIES A vision of […]

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Province still non-committal on National Indigenous Day as provincial holiday – MBC Network Radio Online

Oct 3, 2018 The Sask. Party government remains non-committal on whether or not National Indigenous Day will become a provincially recognized holiday. It looks like the day will now become a federal statutory holiday by next summer, after Northern Saskatchewan NDP MP Georgina Jolibois’ private member’s bill passed second reading in Parliament last week. However, […]

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Cheque presentations at QIA board meeting

Iqaluit, Nunavut – October 2, 2018 – The Qikiqtani Inuit Association (QIA) had an opportunity to receive reports from its two subsidiary organizations: Kakivak Association and the Qikiqtaaluk Corp. (QC) at today’s board meeting in Iqaluit. Following their report, QIA presented Kakivak, its non-for-profit business development arm, a cheque for $852,151. This is an increase from […]

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KRG: Québec Election Results

Kuujjuaq, Québec, October 2, 2018 – On behalf of the Kativik Regional Government (KRG), Chairperson Jennifer Munick and the members of the Executive Committee offer their congratulations to Premier Elect François Legault for leading the Coalition Avenir Québec to its majority victory in yesterday’s provincial elections. “The KRG is looking forward to working with the […]

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Your letters for Oct. 3 – Calgary Herald

October 3, 2018 Why do we turn a blind eye to the less fortunate? Sunday night at about 8:45 p.m. I was on my way home from the Hitmen hockey game when at Stampede station I encountered an Indigenous man asleep/passed out at the top of the stairs. I noticed that all the people simply […]

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At committee today: Pot legalization and Indigenous communities, access to information overhaul and copyright review – IPolitics

Oct 3, 2018 Five months after the government rejected the call to delay the now looming legalization of recreational marijuana sales by at least a year, senators on the ABORIGINAL PEOPLES committee will get the opportunity to question Indigenous Services Minister Jane Philpott and Border Safety Minister Bill Blair over their decision to proceed onwards with the […]

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B.C.’s Kitimat LNG deal has Horgan juggling Greens, Liberals, environmentalists – CP

Source: The Canadian Press Oct 3, 2018  By Dirk Meissner THE CANADIAN PRESS VICTORIA _ The prospect of billions of dollars in liquefied natural gas revenues has British Columbia’s government preparing for a political and environmental juggling act as Premier John Horgan attempts to hold together his minority government while appeasing ever watchful climate guardians. Horgan said […]

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NB Election – CP

Source: The Canadian Press – Broadcast wire Oct 3, 2018 SAINT JOHN, N.B. – Recounts are being held today in two New Brunswick ridings, including one Saint John district where a lawyer for the Progressive Conservative candidate alleged voting irregularities. Attorney Matthew Letson alleges that about 40 electors voted twice in the riding of Saint John Harbour, […]

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Canada can claim at least partial success of progressive agenda in USMCA – CP

Source: The Canadian Press Oct 3, 2018 By Joan Bryden THE CANADIAN PRESS OTTAWA _ Was Canada’s pursuit of a “progressive” trade agenda a help or a hindrance during the marathon negotiations with the U.S. and Mexico on a new continental free trade pact? According to Conservative Leader Andrew Scheer, it was little more than “politically correct […]

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Indian Resource Council Urges Senators to Oppose Bill C-69

SUU T’INA, Alberta, Oct. 03, 2018 — The Indian Resource Council (IRC), an Indigenous advocacy organization which represents the oil and gas and associated economic interests of over 130 Indigenous communities in Canada, is urging Senators to oppose Bill C-69. Bill C-69, which would drastically alter the review process for projects in the energy sector, […]

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Government Announces Part II of Path Forward on the Trans Mountain Expansion Project

October 3, 2018       Ottawa, Canada        Natural Resources Canada There is no relationship more important to the Government of Canada than the one with Indigenous peoples. We are committed to meaningful consultations and after carefully reviewing the Federal Court of Appeal’s judgement the Government has decided to move forward by engaging in a specific and focused […]

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Feds restarting Indigenous talks over pipeline, won’t appeal court decision – CP

Source: The Canadian Press Oct 3, 2018  OTTAWA _ The federal government will not appeal the court decision that tore up cabinet approval for the Trans Mountain pipeline expansion and is appointing former Supreme Court justice Frank Iacobucci to oversee a new round of consultations with Indigenous communities. Natural Resources Minister Amarjeet Sohi says the government does […]

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2019 federal election campaign likely to be nastiest ever, Trudeau says – CP

Source: The Canadian Press Oct 2, 2018 By Colin Perkel THE CANADIAN PRESS TORONTO _ Next year’s federal election campaign will likely be the nastiest one yet, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said on Tuesday. Speaking at a Liberal fundraiser in northwestern Toronto, Trudeau was adamant his Liberal party won’t indulge in the expected mudslinging, saying positivity is […]

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Niagara Falls library needs votes to support Peace Garden proposal – St. Catharines Standard

Project would create meeting spaces while promoting Indigenous culture If enough folks in the city throw their support behind it, a new community Peace Garden could soon be in place at the Niagara Falls Public Library’s Victoria Avenue branch. The library has applied for a $100,000 grant through the competitive Aviva Community Fund process, hoping […]

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Statement: Ministers McKenna and Wilkinson respond to the fall 2018 reports of the Commissioner of the Environment and Sustainable Development

October 2, 2018 – Ottawa, Ontario Today, the Minister of Environment and Climate Change, Catherine McKenna, and the Minister of Fisheries, Oceans and the Canadian Coast Guard, Jonathan Wilkinson, issued the following statement in response to the tabling of the fall 2018 reports of the Commissioner of the Environment and Sustainable Development: “We would like […]

by pmnationtalk on October 2, 201872 Views

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LNG Canada announces 40 billion dollar investment that will lead to 10,000 middle class jobs

Vancouver, British Columbia – October 2, 2018 Canada is a country that understands that environmental leadership and economic growth go hand-in-hand. With modern infrastructure and cleaner technology to get our resources to new markets, we can diversify our trade, grow our economy, and create good, well-paying jobs for middle-class Canadians. The Prime Minister, Justin Trudeau, […]

by pmnationtalk on October 2, 201846 Views

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2018 Fall Reports of the Commissioner of the Environment and Sustainable Development to the Parliament of Canada – The Commissioner of the Environment and Sustainable Development releases Fall Reports

Ottawa, 2 October 2018—In her Fall reports tabled today in Parliament, Commissioner of the Environment and Sustainable Development Julie Gelfand provides the findings of 3 audits, along with her Commissioner’s Perspective and the annual report on environmental petitions. The audits focused on toxic substances, protecting marine mammals, and departmental progress in implementing sustainable development strategies. The audit […]

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