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Media Advisory – Her Excellency Sharon Johnston to Attend Because Mothers Matter Awards

May 15, 2017 OTTAWA—Her Excellency Sharon Johnston will deliver remarks at the 2017 Because Mothers Matter Awards presented by Home Instruction for Parents of Preschool Youngsters (HIPPY) Canada, during a ceremony at the Embassy of France, in Ottawa, on Tuesday, May 16, 2017, at 6 p.m. Her Excellency is a patron of HIPPY Canada. The […]

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Changes announced to senior government leadership

FREDERICTON (GNB) – Premier Brian Gallant announced changes to the senior ranks of the provincial civil service today. “Jobs, education and health care remain priorities for our government,” said Gallant. “These changes will bring a renewed focus to these areas and enable us to continue to work hard to get things done for New Brunswickers.” […]

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GNWT and Inuvialuit Regional Corporation hold third Intergovernmental Meeting

INUVIK (May 12, 2017) –  Premier Bob McLeod, Members of the Executive Council of the 18th Legislative Assembly and the Inuvialuit Regional Corporation’s Board of Directors met in Inuvik this week to discuss matters of common interest. This was the third meeting between the Inuvialuit Regional Corporation (IRC) and the Government of the Northwest Territories […]

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CHEERS & JEERS: Mary Boyd recipient of national award – The Guardian

CHEERS: To Mary Boyd, recipient of the Bread and Roses Award, presented annually by the Canadian Federation of Nurses Unions. The award recognizes contributions from a non-union member in policy and decision-making, enhancing public awareness, participating in positive media coverage and other public events. The award was handed out at the recent annual meeting of […]

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The Gargoyle: The week ahead in politics – Ottawa Citizen

May 15, 2017 Colourful committee language, delicate diplomacy and online overhauls. It’s a busy week for the Hill before its Victoria Day break. The House of Commons revamped its website over the weekend, with a sleeker webpage that seems to work better on smartphones. But old habits die hard, and this week’s return to work […]

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NSElxn – CP

Source: The Canadian Press – Broadcast wire May 15, 2017  HALIFAX – The Nova Scotia NDP is set to release its election platform today, just two weeks before the provincial vote. Leader Gary Burrill will launch the party’s promises and plans this morning in Halifax. The Progressive Conservatives released their platform last week, with $168.9 million in […]

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Provinces overwhelmed with practicalities of ending pot prohibition – CP

Source: The Canadian Press May 14, 2017 17:13 By Andy Blatchford THE CANADIAN PRESS OTTAWA _ Provinces have been protesting the large volume of work and heavy costs they say the Trudeau government has piled on them in its rush to legalize recreational cannabis across Canada by next year. So far, however, the small province of New Brunswick […]

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Uranium mine cleanup moves ahead, but Saskatchewan is left with ballooning cost – CP

Source: The Canadian Press May 14, 2017 10:00 URANIUM CITY, Sask. _ The total price tag was estimated at under $25 million when the federal government agreed to pay for half the cleanup of a radioactive Cold-War-era uranium mine in northern Saskatchewan. But a decade later, the expected cost for remediation of the remote Gunnar mine has swelled […]

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BR ElxnBC – CP

Source: The Canadian Press – Broadcast wire May 14, 2017 2:30 VICTORIA – Recounts will go ahead in a couple of ridings that were among the most hotly contested in last week’s British Columbia election. But Elections B-C has turned down recount requests in three other ridings. The parties, however, can request judicial recounts once some 176-thousand absentee […]

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QNW: The National Inquiry into Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls has postponed its regional consultations

Kahnawake, May 12, 2017 – Québec Native Women (QNW) wishes to react to the decision by the Commission of Inquiry to postpone the regional consultations and to redirect its approach regarding the families and female survivors of violence. QNW supports the decision of the Commission to reassess its approach regarding participation by the families and […]

by pmnationtalk on May 12, 2017123 Views

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Pic Mobert FN – Meeting: Sault Ste Marie Off-Reserve Band Members

Pic Mobert First Nation to Hold Meeting with Off-reserve Band Members Residing in Sault Ste. Marie Gimaa (Chief) Wayne Sabourin and members of the Band Council will hold a meeting of off-reserve members of the Pic Mobert First Nation residing in Sault Ste. Marie on May 22, 2017. The purpose of the meeting is to […]

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Committee Seeks Indigenous Youth Leaders at the Senate 2017

Do you know a First Nations, Métis or Inuit youth who is doing amazing things? The Senate Committee on Aboriginal Peoples is celebrating Aboriginal History Month with its second annual Indigenous Youth Leaders at the Senate program on June 7, and they are looking for nominations of dynamic Indigenous leaders aged 17 to 35 who […]

by ahnationtalk on May 12, 201776 Views

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The MNO celebrates International Women’s Day in Mississauga

May 12, 2017 On March 8, 2017, Métis Nation of Ontario (MNO) Credit River Métis Council (CRMC) President Karen Derocher and Treasurer Darlene Lent, opened up the sold out International Women’s Day event at Sagan Convention Centre and Banquet Hall in Mississauga. The event was hosted by the Peel Committee Against Woman Abuse (PCAWA). The […]

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Media Advisory: Minister Crocker to Attend Seal Day on the Hill

May 12, 2017 The Honourable Steve Crocker, Minister of Fisheries and Land Resources, will participate in Seal Day on the Hill events in Ottawa on Monday, May 15. Seal Day on the Hill is held each year on Parliament Hill to provide a forum for Canadian seal and fur industries and federal and provincial officials […]

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Alleged arson, uttering threats part of ‘craziest’ election in Fort Liard, N.W.T., candidates say – CBC

RCMP investigating 3 incidents that some candidates believe were meant to force them out of running May 12, 2017 Some candidates running for chief and council in Fort Liard, N.W.T., say they’re concerned for their safety after numerous reports of alleged political intimidation and violence. In the last week, three incidents involving candidates have been […]

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OPSEU: Indigenous lobby makes case for June 21 stat holiday

Thursday, May 11, 2017 – 3:15pm “It was truly an amazing day,” said Linda Broer, vice-chair of OPSEU’s Indigenous Circle and chair of the June 21 Campaign Committee, about the lobby day at Queen’s Park this week. Broer, along with a number of other Indigenous activists, many of whom are OPSEU members, were at the […]

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Manitoba Tory premier calls byelection in longtime NDP stronghold – CP

Source: The Canadian Press May 12, 2017  WINNIPEG _ Voters in an inner-city Winnipeg neighbourhood will vote in a provincial byelection June 13. The vote in the Point Douglas constituency is to fill a seat that has been vacant since January, when former New Democrat Kevin Chief resigned from politics to work in the private sector. Point […]

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More transparent’ website to break down details of N.W.T. ministers’ travel expenses, meetings – CBC

Post devolution ‘there’s a lot more at stake in terms of transparency and open decision making,’ MLA says May 12, 2017 A new website will soon list exactly who N.W.T. ministers are having meetings with and where they’re spending money on trips. The site will replace the current system, set up in 2015, where meetings […]

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Sensitivity of PBO’s Fiscal Outlook to Economic Shocks

Get the report Sensitivity of PBO’s Fiscal Outlook to Economic Shocks.pdf Summary The PBO has launched a new web-based simulator that allows the public to assess how sensitive our fiscal projection is to changes in certain economic assumptions. The new application will be updated twice a year with the PBO’s most recent Economic and Fiscal […]

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Province Announces Byelection Set for June 13 in Point Douglas

May 12, 2017 Premier Brian Pallister today announced that a byelection for the provincial constituency of Point Douglas will be held on Tuesday, June 13. The necessary documents providing for the June 13 byelection were signed and issued today. Nominations in the constituency will officially close on May 29.  On voting day, polls will remain […]

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Taxing First Nations encourages accountability and good governance – Thompson Citizen

May 12, 2017 Since October, four children have died while in care in Ontario. That province’s children’s advocate called out Premier Kathleen Wynn for not doing enough. Our political panel discusses what the federal government should be doing. Also, an Indigenous woman from Papua New Guinea is making a plea to Canada. Do something about […]

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MCA: Focus Meeting On Kawehno:ke Corridor Improvement Project

The community is invited and encouraged to attend a meeting and meal this Monday to contribute feedback and hear preliminary plans for the Kawehno:ke Corridor Improvement Project. The Federal Bridge Corporation (FBCL), which oversees the Seaway International Bridge Corporation (SIBC), has funding to improve the island corridor from the foot of the new low-level bridge […]

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Draft of province’s Northern transportation plan due out next month – North Bay Nugget

May 12, 2017 A transportation plan for Northern Ontario will look at every aspect of transportation – including passenger rail – when the draft plan is released next month. But Tija Dirks, director of the transportation planning branch with the Ministry of Transportation of Ontario, admitted Thursday passenger rail proponents will have to prove their […]

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Wynne talks hydro rate reductions at FONOM, wants ‘shovel in the ground’ at Ring of Fire – Sudbury.com

Premier Kathleen Wynne engages in ‘fireside chat’ and also addresses health care challenges During a question and answer period involving Premier Kathleen Wynne and the northeastern municipal delegates, one woman in the crowd brought up the subject of hydro rates. Said the woman: “Why do we in Northern Ontario pay such high delivery charges for […]

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INAN Notice of Meeting Wednesday, May 17, 2017

Wednesday, May 17, 2017 6:45 PM Location: Room 160-S, Centre Block Clerk: Mark Palmer (613) 993-9035 Agenda Agenda to Follow Meeting with Reporting and Interpretation NT5

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Manitoba Legislative Assembly unanimously supports NDP bill to create official MMIWG Day

May 11, 2017 A Bill by NDP MLA Nahanni Fontaine to set aside Oct. 4 each year as an official day to honour and bring attention to Manitoba’s missing and murdered Indigenous women and girls received unanimous support at second reading in the Legislative Assembly today. “It’s gratifying that all members of the Legislative Assembly […]

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INAN Notice of Meeting Tuesday, May 16, 2017

Tuesday, May 16, 2017 9:00 AM Location: Room 160-S, Centre Block Clerk: Mark Palmer (613) 993-9035 Agenda Agenda to Follow Meeting with Reporting and Interpretation NT5

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Recount required for by-election for Ordinary Member for Constituency of Canada – Nunatsiavut Government

May 11, 2017 Nunatsiavut Electoral Officer Nannette Blake confirmed today that a recount will be held on the results of the May 10 by-election to fill a vacant seat in the Nunatsiavut Assembly for the Constituency of Canada. Edward Blake-Rudkowski received 10 more votes than the next closest candidate, triggering an automatic recount as per […]

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FNS: Indigenous issues to play a key role in any new provincial government

Coast Salish Territory, Vancouver, British Columbia – Leaders of the First Nations Summit (FNS) are eagerly awaiting the final outcome of the 2017 provincial election, pending results of recounts on close races as well as the counting of absentee ballots, which will ultimately decide who will form government for the next term. What is certain […]

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NSElxn – CP

Source: The Canadian Press – Broadcast wire May 12, 2017  HALIFAX – Nova Scotia Premier Stephen McNeil is accusing the Tories of presenting a platform free of specifics on how they will fund their spending commitments. Progressive Conservative Leader Jamie Baillie presented his party’s campaign platform Thursday, but was questioned over some conflicting figures on the spending […]

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BR ElxnBC – CP

Source: The Canadian Press – Broadcast wire May 12, 2017 VANCOUVER – Today is the final day candidates in British Columbia’s provincial election can request a recount of Tuesday’s results. The tight race saw Christy Clark’s Liberals win 43 seats on Monday, compared with 41 for John Horgan’s N-D-P and Andrew Weaver’s Greens holding the balance of […]

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Arctic Council Ministers meet, sign binding agreement on science cooperation, pass Chairmanship from U.S. to Finland

May 11, 2017 At the 10th Arctic Council Ministerial meeting in Fairbanks, Alaska, Ministers of the eight Arctic States and leaders from the six indigenous Permanent Participant organizations of the Arctic Council met to mark the passing of the Chairmanship from the U.S. to Finland. Ministers also signed the third binding agreement negotiated under the […]

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Absentee ballots have decided races before, but it’s different this time in B.C. – CP

Source: The Canadian Press May 11, 2017  By Laura Kane THE CANADIAN PRESS VANCOUVER _ Jim Benninger knows that a lot of people think the difference between a Liberal majority or minority government in British Columbia is resting on his shoulders. The Liberal candidate in Courtenay-Comox lost by nine votes after advance and general ballots were counted […]

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Ottawa makes new attempt to remove sexism from the Indian Act – Globe and Mail

May 09, 2017 The federal government is proposing changes to legislation that would end some of the sexist provisions of the Indian Act and allow as many as 35,000 more Canadians to become status Indians, giving them access to special government benefits and, in some cases, band membership. The bill, which was introduced in the […]

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City of Regina and File Hills Qu’Appelle Tribal Council Sign Protocol of Recognition, Partnership and Respect

May 10, 2017 Today, the City of Regina and the File Hills Qu’Appelle Tribal Council (FHQTC), through the Regina Treaty Status Indian Services Inc. (RTSIS), have re-committed to work cooperatively and strengthen their relationship by jointly signing a Protocol of Recognition, Partnership and Respect. Building on shared principles of integrity and accountability, the Protocol commits […]

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Alberta Oil and Gas Sector to Benefit From $21-million Investment in Clean Technology

From Natural Resources Canada May 11, 2017 Calgary Natural Resources Canada Developing Canada’s natural resources in cleaner, more responsible ways will drive our economy by creating good, middle-class jobs and will help reduce the environmental impact and improve the emissions performance of Canada’s oil and gas sector. Acting on climate change and transitioning to a […]

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Unpopular ideas shouldn’t be silenced. They should be debated – The Globe and Mail

May 11, 2017 I’ve written and published one novel, and half-written and abandoned others, always because of my own perceived failure of imagination. As any novelist – or screenwriter or playwright – knows, it’s incredibly difficult to see through the eyes of an invented someone. It only works when you try to write with grace, […]

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BC Liberals and Greens respond to FNS with Commitments to Reconciliation and Renewal of Treaty Process

The First Nations Summit remains committed to advocating for the just and fair settlement of treaties in British Columbia and recently sent correspondence to the BC Liberals, BC Green Party and BC NDP to seek their commitments on this important issue. Below are copies of the responses received to date. Letter to the First Nations […]

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City Announces 2017 Community Sustainability Micro Grant Recipients

May 10, 2017 The City of Charlottetown Environment and Sustainability Committee has selected the recipients for the 2017 Community Sustainability Micro Grants. Ten community-based projects were selected to receive funding. Projects were selected based on their ability to work towards the goals and actions of the City’s Integrated Community Sustainability Plan (ICSP), and their ability […]

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Ministry of Justice Releases Domestic Violence Death Report

May 11, 2017The Ministry of Justice has released its interim report on domestic violence death in Saskatchewan as part of the Domestic Violence Death Review. “This report provides us with needed insight into this issue, and I’m very happy to see continued progress on this important issue,” Justice Minister and Attorney General Gordon Wyant said. […]

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Fourth Intergovernmental Meeting between Sahtu Secretariat Inc. and GNWT

NORMAN WELLS (May 11, 2017) – Cabinet Members of the 18th Legislative Assembly and Premier Bob McLeod met with the Sahtu Secretariat Incorporated Chairperson Ethel Blondin-Andrew, Sahtu Dene Council Chiefs, leaders of the Sahtu Land Corporations and Délı̨nę Got’ı̨nę Government  in Norman Wells yesterday afternoon. This was the fourth meeting of the Sahtu Secretariat Incorporated […]

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Holliday pushes Northern Ontario separation – The Chronicle Journal

May 11, 2017 Northern Ontario could be a stand-alone province if only the people who live here had a little faith, says the separation movement’s North Bay-based leader. “The biggest obstacle is getting Northerners to believe that it could actually work,” Trevor Holliday said Wednesday. The thing I always say is that it can’t get […]

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The rise of nativism in NL politics – TheIndependent.ca

May 11, 2017 Our provincial and post-secondary leaders are playing with a dangerous idea. Newfoundland and Labrador politics is always feisty and full of vigorous debates. Nothing wrong with that. But there are certain strains of political discourse that it’s important to watch out for. The recent bout of nativism by provincial politicians and university […]

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Quietism is activism for the status quo: Kanji – Thestar.com

For racialized writers who experience the racism we write about, the underlying problem is not that we aren’t neutral or objective toward the world, but that the world isn’t neutral and objective toward us. May 11, 2017 Telling opinion writers of colour to refrain from activism is like telling someone being punched in the face […]

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Editor quits amid outrage after call for ‘Appropriation Prize’ in writers’ magazine – TheRecord.com

Write magazine’s Hal Niedzviecki resigns after his piece in issue devoted to Indigenous writing suggests white middle-class writers explore “the lives of people who aren’t like you” Writer and editor Hal Niedzviecki has resigned as editor of Write, the Writers’ Union of Canada magazine, after outrage sparked by an opinion piece titled “Winning the Appropriation […]

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Federal, Provincial and Territorial Ministers Continue Work Towards the Next Agricultural Policy Framework

May 10, 2017 – Ottawa, Ontario – for immediate distribution Canada’s federal, provincial and territorial (FPT) Ministers of Agriculture met today to discuss the path forward to developing the next agricultural policy framework, which will help Canadian farmers and food processors grow their businesses. Ministers* are committed to continued support to the agricultural sector and […]

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Province Appoints New Members to Social Services Appeal Board

May 10, 2017 The Manitoba government named 12 new members to its Social Services Appeal Board, Families Minister Scott Fielding announced today. The 15-member board reviews appeals from Manitobans who use government programs such as Employment and Income Assistance, Rent Assist, Manitoba Prenatal Benefit, marketAbilities, Community Living disABILITY and 55-Plus: A Manitoba Income Supplement. It […]

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Minister of Foreign Affairs to hold media teleconference following Arctic Council Ministerial

May 10, 2017 – The Honourable Chrystia Freeland, Minister of Foreign Affairs, will hold a media teleconference from Fairbanks, Alaska, following her participation at the Arctic Council Ministerial. Event: Media teleconference Date: Thursday, May 11, 2017 Time: 7:20 p.m. ET Media representatives wishing to participate in the teleconference should dial 1-866-206-0153 (toll-free in Canada and […]

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Speech – Address by Minister Champagne at the 47th Annual Washington Conference on the Americas

From Global Affairs Canada Inclusive Trade and Prosperity Across the Hemisphere May 9, 2017 – Washington, D.C. Check against delivery. This speech has been translated in accordance with the Government of Canada’s official languages policy and edited for posting and distribution in accordance with its communications policy. It’s a great honour to have this opportunity […]

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Morning Update newsletter: B.C. election aftermath; Infrastructure Bank risks; MMIW inquiry delays – The Globe and Mail

B.C. election: What comes next B.C.’s political landscape has been upended, with the province likely to end up with its first minority government in more than 60 years. Here is what that means and what could come next: Recounts and absentee ballots: The NDP won Courtenay-Comox by just nine votes. There will be a recount […]

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