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Media Advisory – Minister Wilkinson to Make an Important Coastal Restoration Fund Announcement

From: Fisheries and Oceans Canada Sherbrooke, Nova Scotia – The Minister of Fisheries, Oceans and the Canadian Coast Guard, the Honourable Jonathan Wilkinson, and the Member of Parliament for Central Nova, Sean Fraser will make an announcement related to the restoration of coastal habitats in Eastern Nova Scotia. In May 2017, the Government of Canada […]

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Michener Awards Foundation announces finalists for 2018 Award

Ottawa, May 7, 2019 – The Michener Awards Foundation today announced the finalists for the 2018 Michener Award for meritorious public service journalism. The finalists are: CBC-TV The Fifth Estate; The Waterloo Region Record; St. Catharines Standard; The Toronto Star/CBC News/Societe Radio-Canada; The Telegraph-Journal; and CBC North/APTN. Her Excellency the Right Honourable Julie Payette, Governor General of Canada, will […]

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Arctic Council Ministers meet, pass Chairmanship from Finland to Iceland, Arctic States conclude Arctic Council Ministerial meeting by signing a joint statement

May 07, 2019 At the 11th Arctic Council Ministerial meeting in Rovaniemi, Finland, Ministers of the eight Arctic States, leaders from the six indigenous Permanent Participant organizations and the Chairs of the six Working Groups of the Arctic Council met to mark the passing of the Chairmanship from Finland to Iceland. In the Rovaniemi Joint […]

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U.S. position on climate change undermines Arctic Council ministerial – Nunatsiaq News

7 May, 2019 Meeting in Rovaniemi, Finland ends with no declaration from eight member nations Like a firecracker that produces a disappointing thud instead of a bright burst, the Arctic Council’s ministerial meeting in Rovaniemi, Finland ended today without the usual signing fanfare around a big, joint declaration by the eight circumpolar states. Instead, due […]

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Media Advisory: Governor General to Invest Recipients into the Order of Canada

May 6, 2019 OTTAWA—Her Excellency the Right Honourable Julie Payette, Governor General of Canada, will invest 3 Companions, 9 Officers and 27 Members into the Order of Canada during a ceremony at Rideau Hall, on Wednesday, May 8, 2019, at 10:30 a.m. The ceremony will be streamed online at www.gg.ca/live. About the Order of Canada The Order of Canada is one of our country’s […]

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Release of the 2019 Statements of the G7 Science Academies

May 06, 2019 In the RSC tradition of contributing to the world’s most pressing issues, the G7 science academies have finalized three declarations in support of the forthcoming G7 summit in France. The declarations address urgent global issues: Science and Trust; Citizen Science in the Internet Era; and Artificial Intelligence and Society. “These joint statements identify current challenges […]

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Statement from Premier Brian Pallister on Productive Meetings with Manitoba’s Grand Chiefs

May 6, 2019 My heartfelt thanks to Grand Chief Arlen Dumas of the Assembly of Manitoba Chiefs, Grand Chief Garrison Settee of Manitoba Keewatinowi Okimakanak and Grand Chief Jerry Daniels of Southern Chiefs’ Organization for the thoughtful discussions we shared this past week. It was an honour to meet with each of you to discuss […]

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Peterborough area Indigenous women pressure feds to end sex discrimination in Indian Act – Peterborough Examiner

The United Nations ruling for Canada to remove sex discrimination in the Indian Act must be implemented, local Indigenous rights activists said Monday. Indigenous women and their allies gathered at Emmanuel West United Church to ask citizens to support and promote the UN’s decision. In January, the UN ruled that Canada must grant equity to […]

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The Arctic Council signs Memorandum of Understanding with Arctic Economic Council

The Arctic Council signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the Arctic Economic Council in Rovaniemi, Finland, today. The aim of the MoU is to provide a framework for cooperation and to facilitate collaboration between the Arctic Council and the Arctic Economic Council. The MoU was signed by Nina Buvang Vaaja, Director of the Arctic […]

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Strengthening the middle-class by putting more money in the pockets of Canadians

Increased Canada Child Benefit payments coming July 2019 May 6, 2019         Montreal, Quebec        Employment and Social Development Canada Helping hard-working middle-class families provide the best start in life for their children is a top priority for the Government of Canada. That is why three years ago the Government launched […]

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Christie Blatchford: On many unprotected First Nations, fire safety means nothing more than stand back – Ottawa Citizen

It is, as with so much of the way Indigenous people are expected to live, outrageous. How it is they have not risen up in rage is a mystery May 6, 2019 They are sitting ducks — the innocent Indigenous children, of course, but also their parents or, as in the case of the latest […]

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At committee: Asylum claim changes, women in defence and environmental assessment rewrite – iPolitics

May 7, 2019 The spring estimates circuit rolls into HUMAN RESOURCES, where MPs will get the chance to question Employment Minister Patty Hajdu and her cabinet colleague Carla Qualtrough, who will be appearing in her capacity as minister responsible for accessibility, during a one-hour joint appearance that, as per the notice, will focus on new […]

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Chiefs Announce National Day of Action Against Canada’s Termination Agenda

Okimaw Henry Lewis stated, “Canada must STOP hidden agendas with First Nations.” Treaty No. 6, 7 and 8, MASKWACIS, AB, May 6, 2019 – The Chiefs of Sovereign and Treaty Nations have consistently told Canada, “Nations don’t make laws for other Nations”. Despite numerous attempts to work with the Federal Government, Canada continues to unilaterally […]

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Crisis line urgently needed for victims of coerced sterilization: senator – paNOW

OTTAWA — An Ontario senator is calling on the federal government to fund a crisis line for victims of coerced and forced sterilization to ensure traumatized women can access assistance. Yvonne Boyer says her office has received numerous calls and e-mails from victims seeking help. She says she has also been approached by victims during […]

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MPs from all parties say yes to national suicide prevention plan – Nunatsiaq News

6 May, 2019 “Every death is like a psychic emotional shockwave” In a move partly influenced by work done by Inuit Tapiriit Kanatami and the governments of Nunavut and Quebec, members of all parties in the House of Commons said yes on May 2 to the idea of a national suicide prevention action plan. They […]

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Government of Canada announces investment in women’s organizations in Davenport

May 3, 2019 – Toronto, Ontario – Department for Women and Gender Equality Women’s organizations provide vital services in our communities, supporting women and girls to be financially secure, free from violence, and able to fully participate in all aspects of our economy and society. Yet for far too long they have been chronically underfunded, […]

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Arctic Council: Watch the Ministerial meeting live

May 04, 2019 On May 7 2019 from 10:30 am – 12:30 pm (GMT+3) Finland will host the 11th Arctic Council Ministerial meeting in Rovaniemi, Finland. Ministers from the eight Arctic States will convene to review and approve work completed under the two-year Finnish Chairmanship to improve sustainable development and environmental protection in the Arctic. The Arctic States will be joined by […]

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2 Indigenous leaders explain why they are on opposing sides of the Trans Mountain debate – Global News

May 5, 2019 The expansion of the Trans Mountain pipeline remains a point of contention for many Canadians. But there is also division on the issue within one key group of stakeholders in the project — Indigenous Canadians. Over recent weeks, those differences of opinion regarding how — or if — the project should proceed […]

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What the new Atlantic Accord deal says — and does not say – CBC

There’s nothing in the new deal that binds anyone to anything on cheaper power May 06, 2019 The renewed Atlantic Accord — which Premier Dwight Ball and federal Indigenous Services Minister Seamus O’Regan unveiled at the Sheraton Hotel on April 1 — landed just in time for the Newfoundland and Labrador election season. The symbolism […]

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Phillip hopes to add some orange to Valley – The Daily Courier

Joan Phillip was acclaimed the NDP candidate for the Central Okanagan-Similkameen-Nicola riding in the 2019 federal election at a riding association nomination meeting attended by close to 40 people Saturday at the Westside Learning Lab. “It’s important we have some really good, smart and caring members of parliament in our area,” Phillip said about her […]

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Strengthening the middle-class by putting more money in the pockets of Canadians

Increased Canada Child Benefit payments coming July 2019 May 6, 2019        Barrie, Ontario     Employment and Social Development Canada Helping hard-working middle-class families provide the best start in life for their children is a top priority for the Government of Canada. That is why three years ago the Government launched the Canada […]

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Arctic nations to meet amid tensions over environment, resources – BOE Report

May 5, 2019 Top diplomats from the United States, Russia and other nations which border the Arctic meet in Finland on Monday to discuss policies governing the polar region, as tensions grow over how to deal with global warming and access to mineral wealth. Countries have been scrambling to claim territory or, like China, boost […]

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Government proposes free menstrual products to support equality in the workplace

May 3, 2019           Gatineau, Quebec       Employment and Social Development Canada Menstruation is a fact of life yet menstrual products are not treated as a basic necessity in the workplace. Menstrual products, such as pads and tampons, are essential to the health of women and those employees who use the […]

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Minister’s Statement on Fire in Kitchenuhmaykoosib Inninuwug First Nation

May 3, 2019 Ministry of Indigenous Affairs Toronto — The Honourable Greg Rickford, Minister of Indigenous Affairs released the following statement regarding the fire in Kitchenuhmaykoosib Inninuwug First Nation. “It is with great sadness that I share my condolences with the families, their friends, the community, and the Kitchenuhmaykoosib Inninuwug (KI) First Nation leadership on […]

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The Indigenous divide over the Trans Mountain pipeline expansion project

Credits: Global News Chief Judy Wilson from the Union of B.C. Chiefs and Stephen Buffalo from the Indian Resources Council give their reasons for opposing/supporting TMX. For more info, please go to https://globalnews.ca/national/progra… Subscribe to Global News Channel HERE: http://bit.ly/20fcXDc Like Global News on Facebook HERE: http://bit.ly/255GMJQ Follow Global News on Twitter HERE: http://bit.ly/1Toz8mt Follow […]

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The Common Solutions Explored: Preview on the 11th Arctic Council Ministerial meeting and its deliverables

On May 7, 2019, minister-level representatives from of the eight Arctic States, the delegations from the Council’s six indigenous Permanent Participant organizations, and the Chairs of the Council’s six Working Groups will convene in Rovaniemi, Finland, for the eleventh Arctic Council Ministerial meeting. Finland’s Chairmanship theme “Exploring common solutions” links to two of the core […]

by ahnationtalk on May 3, 201938 Views

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APECS renews Partnership Agreement with IASC & SCAR

APECS is pleased to announce that it has renewed the Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the Scientific Committee for Antarctic Research (SCAR) and the International Arctic Science Committee (IASC) for a period of 5 years, extending the partnership through 2024. The first MoU was signed in 2008 with the creation of APECS and was renewed […]

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Delivering Value for Citizens – The City of Calgary’s 2018 Annual Report is now available

CALGARY – The City of Calgary’s 2018 Annual Report entitled “Delivering Value for Citizens” is now available for viewing on calgary.ca/annualreport. The Annual Report is part of The City’s commitment to provide effective governance, increased accountability, transparency, and a well-run City. It provides a comprehensive view of the 2018 consolidated financial statements consistent with Canadian […]

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AFN National Chief Perry Bellegarde Says Involvement of First Nations in Columbia River Treaty Negotiations is the Right Move That Will Lead to Better Outcomes

AFN National Chief Perry Bellegarde Says Involvement of First Nations in Columbia River Treaty Negotiations is the Right Move That Will Lead to Better Outcomes (Ottawa, ON) – Assembly of First Nations (AFN) National Chief Perry Bellegarde welcomes a decision by the federal government to officially involve First Nations in the negotiations currently underway with […]

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Students Across Canada Request Climate Action Plans from All Federal Parties: Will Report Back Pre Election to Canadians

MONTREAL, May 3, 2019 – High school students in over 65 towns across the country are striking from school today to demand bold, climate justice plans from all federal parties. Their message? That virtually all federal parties currently get an “F” grade for their climate action plans and that students will continue striking until they see real […]

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Public alerting tests to be distributed in Canada on May 8, 2019

May 3, 2019 – Ottawa-Gatineau – Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission (CRTC) On May 8, during Emergency Preparedness Week, provincial emergency management organizations will conduct public alerting tests in Canada. As such, test alerts should appear on every updated and compatible mobile device connected to a LTE (long-term evolution) wireless network in participating provinces and […]

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UBCIC: Open Letter to Minister Carolyn Bennett Canada’s Inaction on Late Specific Claims Assessments

May 2, 2019 Dear Minister Bennett, We write today to present a follow-up report prepared by the BC Specific Claims Working Group (BCSCWG) on your government’s inaction on late specific claims assessments. In November 2018, the BCSCWG brought to your attention your department’s failure to meet its legislated timelines to assess specific claims and communicate […]

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Bill C-69: Statement from Premier Kenney

May 02, 2019 Premier Jason Kenney issued the following statement about his speech on Bill C-69 to the Senate Committee on Energy, the Environment and Natural Resources: “On Tuesday, as Alberta’s new Premier, I acted immediately on our promise to defend Alberta’s — and, frankly, Canada’s — vital economic interests. I stood before the Senate […]

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LFP Longform: Inside Ontario’s landmark justice-system overhaul – The London Free Press

May 3, 2019 Amid headlines and protests over budget cuts by Ontario’s Progressive Conservative government is another major adjustment that’s drawing far less attention – landmark changes to the provincial justice system. Free Press reporters Jane Sims and Randy Richmond dug into separate proposed changes – one relating to jury selection, the other to the […]

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Inuit performers decry cultural appropriation in upcoming Indigenous Music Awards – The Globe and Mail

Nearly extinct by the middle of the 20th century, the art of Inuit throat singing (or katajjaq) is enjoying a renaissance. At the vanguard is Tanya Tagaq, an avant-garde vocalist who won the Polaris Music Prize in 2014 for Animism, judged to be the year’s best Canadian album in 2014. She’s not alone in the […]

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Indigenous LGBTQ2 rep says they’re being left out of key initiative by federal departments and crown corporations – APTN News

May 2, 2019 Indigenous LGBTQ2 people and advocates gathered outside the Canadian Museum of Human Rights in Winnipeg to speak out on how federal departments and crown corporations are leaving their community out of key initiatives. Last week in Toronto, the federal government unveiled a new one dollar coin that pays tribute to Parliament’s passing […]

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Murray Sinclair warns of violent rebellion if Indigenous rights continue to be oppressed – APTN News

May 2, 2019 In a wide-ranging interview spanning the decades of his life from lawyer to judge and now senator, Murray Sinclair issued a frank warning to Canada. There will likely be a violent rebellion if society continues mistreating Indigenous people. “There’s a social philosopher by the name of Frantz Fanon who wrote in 1948 […]

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First Nations leaders grill minister at AFN forum – Edmonton Sun

More time is needed to work with aboriginal leaders to overhaul current land claim policies. That was the message from chiefs and Indigenous leaders from across the country as they held Crown–Indigenous Relations Minister Carolyn Bennett’s feet to the fire at the Assembly of First Nations (AFN) forum on four policies and nation-building. “I don’t […]

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Comment: We must release the shackles on Canada’s energy exports – Times Colonist

May 3, 2019 Canada can, and should, supply our responsibly produced energy to the rest of the world. Being allowed to do so would allow us to obtain fair value for our natural resources, and help the world meet growing energy demand. Yet we continue to impede our ability to get our energy products to […]

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No imminent First Nations policy changes, says Bennett, promising UNDRIP-related cabinet directive – APTN News

May 2, 2019 Canada won’t be introducing new comprehensive land claims and inherent rights policies just yet, Crown-Indigenous Relations Carolyn Bennett told the Assembly of First Nations (AFN) Thursday. The announcement comes a day after hundreds of grassroots people, chiefs and Elders marched on an AFN policy forum to demand their involvement in any changes […]

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Media Advisory: Minister Seamus O’Regan to visit Nova Scotia

From: Indigenous Services Canada Halifax, Mi’kmaq Territory, Nova Scotia — Please be advised that the Honourable Seamus O’Regan, Minister of Indigenous Services, will be in Nova Scotia and will participate in three meetings. In the morning Minister O’Regan will meet with Nova Scotia First Nations Chiefs followed by a meeting with the Atlantic First Nations […]

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Canadian Municipalities Speak Up at Parliament Regarding Bill C-69 Concerns and Amendments

OTTAWA, May 2, 2019 – The Coalition of Canadian Municipalities for Energy Action has shared their concerns and suggested amendments towards Bill C-69 with Ministers, Senators, Members of Parliament, and other key political decision-makers in Ottawa yesterday and today. The Coalition is a grassroots effort that arose from municipal concerns surrounding Bill C-69, and includes […]

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Media advisory: Minister Sohi to announce Government of Canada’s commitment to reduce homelessness in Edmonton

From: Employment and Social Development Canada The Honourable Amarjeet Sohi, Minister of Natural Resources, and Randy Boissonnault, Member of Parliament for Edmonton Centre on behalf of the Honourable Jean-Yves Duclos, Minister of Families, Children and Social Development, will highlight the recently launched Reaching Home: Canada’s Homelessness Strategy. A photo opportunity and media availability will follow […]

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Métis Nation in strong support of Supreme Court of Canada’s dismissal of the Corneau leave to appeal application

May 2, 2019- A Statement from Métis National Council (MNC) President Clément Chartier. Today’s dismissal of the leave to appeal application in the Corneau case by the Supreme Court of Canada will hopefully put to rest the groundless claims to Métis section 35 rights of groups in eastern Canada. The lower courts have ruled repeatedly […]

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Bonokoski: Will Health Canada’s newest war on Big Tobacco aid contraband? – Truro Daily News

The black market surrounding contraband cigarettes, already raking in millions a day without paying even a nickel in taxes, got a licence to print even more money Wednesday from the most unlikely accomplice the anti-smoking lobby could ever envision. And that’s Health Canada. Big Tobacco has repeatedly warned the Trudeau Liberals that the forced introduction […]

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The Standing Committee on The Status of Women Tables Its Report on The Systems of Shelters and Transition Houses Serving Women and Children Affected by Violence

Ottawa, May 01, 2019 – The House of Commons Standing Committee on the Status of Women (the Committee) tabled its report entitled Surviving Abuse and Building Resilience—A Study of Canada’s Systems of Shelters and Transition Houses Serving Women and Children Affected by Violence today. The Committee conducted this study with the understanding that the physical and psychological […]

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Promise to Relocate Kashechewan Set for Next Week – Net Newsledger

KASHECHEWAN – Next week, plans are underway for Kashechewan First Nation youth to witness another promise, signing of the implementation agreement to begin the relocation of Kashechewan community to higher grounds, agree by both parties governments of Canada Minister Seamus O’Regan and Ontario Government Minister Greg Rickford and Kashechewan First Nation Chief Leo Friday. Dear […]

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YT Government: Agreement signed for the Nisutlin Bay Bridge Redevelopment Project

Joint news release with Teslin Tlingit Council The Government of Yukon and the Teslin Tlingit Council (TTC) have signed a project charter for the Nisutlin Bay Bridge, a critical link along the Alaska Highway and a landmark for TTC citizens and residents of the Village of Teslin. Through the agreement the two governments will work […]

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Greater Trail causes benefit from community-based funding decisions – Trail Daily Times

Each local government & Indigenous partner in the Columbia Basin has its own guidelines and deadlines May. 2, 2019 An after-school band program held in the Trail Alliance Church has reached beginner musicians of all ages living in the city and beyond since its grassroots start-up in 2013. “We have a really good mix right […]

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Canada Supports Sustainable Mining Practices for Clean Technologies

May 1, 2019 — Washington, D.C — Natural Resources Canada With growing global demand for minerals and metals to develop cleaner technologies, Canada is a partner of choice thanks to our abundant natural resources and sustainable practices. The Government of Canada recognizes this opportunity and is committed to advancing climate-smart mining, at home and abroad. Paul Lefebvre, […]

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