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Liberals loosen purse strings on cornerstone homelessness program – CP

Source: The Canadian Press Jun 11, 2018  By Jordan Press THE CANADIAN PRESS OTTAWA _ Cities working to get homeless Canadians off the streets and into homes will be given more money and fewer spending restrictions under a revamp of the Liberal government’s centrepiece homelessness program. New rules unveiled Monday will give cities leeway to spend money […]

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Custom adoptions need background, criminal checks: Nunavut legislature member – CP

Source: The Canadian Press Jun 11, 2018 IQALUIT, Nunavut _ A Nunavut politician says the territory isn’t doing enough to protect children being given to new parents under the practice of custom adoption. Cathy Towtongie says adoptive parents can get Inuit babies without undergoing criminal record or background checks. She says the approach is contributing to the […]

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McMurray Métis Local 1935 Re-Elects Gail Gallupe As President – Mix 103.7 FM

June 10, 2018 Not much will be changing in terms of leadership with the McMurray Métis Local 1935. At their annual general meeting on Saturday, the group re-elected Gail Gallupe as President, with Cindy Punko returning as Treasurer and Trudie Ann Plamondon re-elected as Secretary. There will be one new face on the board, Gary […]

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Jean Guy Whiteduck re-elected as Kitigan Zibi chief – CBC

Jun 11, 2018 Longtime Kitigan Zibi Anishinabeg Chief Jean Guy Whiteduck was voted back for another term on Saturday. About 900 members of the First Nation north of Gatineau voted — a turnout of about 40 per cent. Jean Guy Whiteduck, who served as chief from 1976 to 2006 and was re-elected in 2015, said […]

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Statement on the 10th Anniversary of the Apology to Former Students of Indian Residential Schools

OTTAWA,  ONTARIO – June 11, 2018 -The Minister of Crown-Indigenous Relations and Northern Affairs, Carolyn Bennett, issued the following statement today: “Today we reflect on a historic milestone in our journey toward reconciliation with Indigenous Peoples: the 10th anniversary of the Government of Canada’s Apology to former students of Indian Residential Schools, their families and […]

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New vibe, candidates fuel election buzz on St. Mary’s First Nation – CBC

Maliseet First Nation on the north side of Fredericton will elect chief, 12 band councillors Tuesday Jun 11, 2018 St. Mary’s First Nation will elect a new chief and band council on Tuesday. Twelve band councillors and one chief will be chosen to represent the First Nation. Approximately half of St. Mary’s population of 1,822 […]

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Geoffrey Kelley is ready to start a new chapter

BEACONSFIELD, QC, June 11, 2018 – The MNA for Jacques-Cartier and Minister responsible for Native Affairs, Geoffrey Kelley, announced that he will not seek a new mandate on October 1st and he is ready to start a new chapter after a twenty-four year career, during which, in particular, he served as Minister responsible for Native Affairs, and represented the residents […]

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Inuit custom adoption puts children at risk in today’s world, says Nunavut MLA – CBC

Cathy Towtongie calls for changes to practice, government plans to update custom adoption act by 2021 Jun 11, 2018 Cathy Towtongie is calling for changes to Inuit custom adoptions, saying the traditional practice is putting children at risk in today’s modern world. The Rankin Inlet North-Chesterfield Inlet MLA spoke up in Nunavut’s legislature on Thursday, […]

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Premier Ball Announces that the Voisey’s Bay Underground Mine Will Proceed with Construction this Summer

June 11, 2018 Today at an event in St. John’s, the Honourable Dwight Ball, Premier of Newfoundland and Labrador, announced that the construction of the Voisey’s Bay underground mine will proceed this summer. Premier Ball was joined at the announcement by the Honourable Siobhan Coady, Minister of Natural Resources, and Eduardo Bartolomeo, Executive Director Base […]

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Miskokomon re-elected as Walpole Island Chief – Sydenham Current

Dan Miskokomon has been re-elected as the Chief of Walpole Island First Nation. The community went to the polls on Saturday, June 9. Miskokomon, who will serve his third straight term as Chief, gathered 373 votes to earn him the nod. Kennon Johnson finished second in the race for Chief with 257 votes. Leela Thomas […]

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Speech: Caroline J. Simard to the annual conference of the Western Association of Broadcasters

Banff, Alberta June 7, 2018 Caroline J. Simard Vice-Chairperson, Broadcasting Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission Check against delivery Good morning. I acknowledge that we are meeting on the traditional territory of Treaty 7 First Nations and I pay respect to their Elders. It’s a pleasure for me to be here, and to meet with people who […]

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Prime Minister concludes successful G7 Summit focused on creating economic growth that benefits everyone

June 10, 2018 As the 2018 G7 President, Canada put forward a progressive agenda that reflects our values and ambitions. This week, G7 leaders met in the Charlevoix region of Quebec to find real, concrete solutions to pressing global challenges—the type of solutions that will make a real difference in the lives of people in […]

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Que Kelley Not Running – CP

Source: The Canadian Press – Broadcast wire Jun 11, 2018  MONTREAL – Geoffrey Kelley has become the eighth member of Philippe Couillard’s Quebec cabinet to announce he won’t seek re-election this year. Kelley, 63, has been a Liberal member of the legislature since 1994 and native affairs minister since 2014. He also oversaw the same portfolio in […]

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BR Mba Dogs Fires – CP

Source: The Canadian Press – Broadcast wire Jun 9, 2018 WINNIPEG – A spokeswoman for Indigenous Services Canada says the department is supporting the Canadian Red Cross in its efforts to help hundreds of dogs in two Manitoba First Nations. The dogs were left behind when the communities were evacuated last month due to fire. Norway House […]

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Perry Bellegarde Launches Campaign for Re-election as National Chief, Assembly of First Nations

Perry Bellegarde Launches Campaign for Re-election as National Chief, Assembly of First Nations OTTAWA, ON – June 11, 2018 – Perry Bellegarde, the current National Chief of the Assembly of First Nations (AFN), today launched his campaign for re-election with a commitment to Chiefs to maintain momentum while redoubling efforts on measures to close the […]

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Indigenous Leaders Roundtable Provides Forum for Discussion on Matters of Common Interest

June 8, 2018 The second annual provincial Indigenous Leaders Roundtable held in Corner Brook today presented another important opportunity to discuss and advance common interests and shared goals of the Provincial Government and Indigenous Governments and Organizations in Newfoundland and Labrador. Building upon the progress achieved in last year’s inaugural meeting, the second roundtable included […]

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Doug Ford to Become Ontario’s 26th Premier

June 8, 2018 TORONTO – Earlier today, the Honourable Elizabeth Dowdeswell met with Doug Ford and invited him to officially assume the position of Premier of Ontario and form a government. Premier-designate Doug Ford has selected a transition team and has already begun briefings on government activities and the decisions necessary to choose his Cabinet. […]

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Statement by the Honourable Dominic LeBlanc on World Oceans Day

From: Fisheries and Oceans Canada OTTAWA – With the longest coastline in the world, the Pacific, Arctic and Atlantic oceans have been part of Canadians’ way of life for centuries, and they have helped to build Canada’s history and sustain our economy over generations. We all want our oceans to remain productive, sustainable, and able […]

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MNO: Deadline for special business resolutions – 2018 AGA

To: MNO Citizens, Community Councils, PCMNO From: France Picotte, MNO Chair Date: June 8, 2018 Subject: 2018 Annual General Assembly—Deadline for Special Business Resolutions The 2010 MNO Annual General Assembly (“AGA”) passed a unanimous resolution that all future resolutions brought to MNO AGAs, which propose changes to the MNO’s governance structures, policies or bylaws, must […]

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NAN Congratulates Premier-elect Doug Ford

June 8, 2018 THUNDER BAY, ON: Nishnawbe Aski Nation (NAN) Grand Chief Alvin Fiddler, on behalf of the Executive Council, congratulates Premier-elect Doug Ford and will engage with this new government as soon as possible on the many challenges facing NAN First Nations. “We look forward to working with this government on the priorities identified […]

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Bill to help repatriate Indigenous artifacts – The Chronicle Herald

June 8, 2018 What started with a printed image of an article of clothing in a Nova Scotia museum has ended in a federal bill aimed at helping Indigenous communities in Canada repatriate tangible pieces of their heritage. Cumberland-Colchester Liberal MP Bill Casey was visiting the Millbrook Cultural and Heritage Centre — a museum located […]

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City councillor ‘surprised’ after board left out of protest camp decision – Regina Leader-Post

June 8, 2018 For Coun. Barbara Young, evicting a protest camp set up by Indigenous-rights activists is not a routine affair. “I think this has a lot of political implications,” the Regina city councillor said. “This is not just a small eviction… there is a great deal of community interest.” That’s why Young was “surprised” […]

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Ontario Premier designate Doug Ford says he stands with PM in U.S. trade dispute – CP

Source: The Canadian Press Jun 8, 2018 TORONTO _ Ontario Premier-designate Doug Ford says he has told the prime minister that they stand united in a trade dispute with the United States. Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and U.S. President Donald Trump have exchanged tough words after the U.S. imposed hefty tariffs on steel and aluminum from Canada, […]

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Here’s a look at what Donald Trump has tweeted at Canada and the G7 lately – CP

Source: The Canadian Press Jun 8, 2018  QUEBEC _ President Donald Trump has ramped up his messaging about the G7 and Canada in recent days, accusing the other G7 countries of unfair trade practices. Canada’s supply-managed dairy regime is clearly on his mind. Here’s a sample of his most recent tweets, in reverse chronological order: FRIDAY: _ […]

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Garneau calls out airline Qatar Airways CEO for saying women can’t do his job – CP

Source: The Canadian Press Jun 8, 2018  OTTAWA _ Canada’s transport minister is calling out the newly installed chairman of a global airline association for saying that his job as head of Qatar Airways would be too difficult for a woman to perform. Qatar CEO Akbar Al Baker made the controversial comments earlier this week after being […]

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Indigenous rights are not conditional on public opinion – Macleans.ca

Jun 8, 2018 Opinion: A poll finds that most Canadians believe we apologize too much for residential schools. But it doesn’t matter if Indigenous rights are unpopular—what matters is we change In 2017, Abacus Data, in partnership with Equal Voice, released the findings of their nationwide survey about Canadians’ views on women in politics. The […]

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Elxn Ontario Riding Results, Update – CP

Source: The Canadian Press – Broadcast wire Jun 8, 2018 (Copyright, 2018, The Canadian Press) Following are the results of voting in the 2018 Ontario general election as compiled by The Canadian Press. Legend: CAP_Cultural Action Party of Ontario; CCP_Canadians’ Choice Party; CEP_Canadian Economic Party; CNS_Consensus Ontario; COM_Communist Party of Canada (Ontario); COR_Ontario Provincial Confederation of Regions […]

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Statement by the Prime Minister on World Oceans Day

June 5, 2018 The Prime Minister, Justin Trudeau, today issued the following statement on World Environment Day: “Today, on World Environment Day, we join the international community to celebrate the natural world around us and reflect on our shared responsibility to safeguard the environment for generations to come. “The theme for this year’s World Environment Day […]

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Update:Updates with protest over – CP

Source: The Canadian Press – Broadcast wire Jun 8, 2018  QUEBEC – After a tense standoff between police and anti-G7 protesters Friday morning, officers have peacefully cleared demonstrators and re-opened a road leading to the summit site of La Malbaie. Police in riot gear declared the protest illegal a few minutes after it began and encircled about […]

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Senators approve pot legalization bill with dozens of amendments – CP

Source: The Canadian Press Jun 7, 2018  By Joan Bryden THE CANADIAN PRESS OTTAWA _ The Senate has approved the Trudeau government’s landmark legislation to lift Canada’s 95-year-old prohibition on recreational cannabis _ but with nearly four dozen amendments that the government may not entirely accept. Bill C-45 passed easily in the upper house late Thursday by […]

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Elxn Ontario Prominents – CP

Source: The Canadian Press – Broadcast wire Jun 7, 2018  The Canadian Press list by parties of elected and defeated prominent candidates. Ontario (124 members) Ontario Liberal Party Charles Fox, former Grand Chief of Nishnawbe-Aski Nation, defeated in Algoma-Manitoulin by Michael Mantha (NDP). Harinder K. Malhi, status of women minister, trailing in Brampton North; behind Kevin Yarde […]

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The Standing Senate Committee on Aboriginal Peoples has the honour to present its Thirteenth Report

The Standing Senate Committee on Aboriginal Peoples has the honour to present its THIRTEENTH REPORT Your committee, which was authorized by the Senate on Thursday, December 15, 2016, to study the new relationship between Canada and First Nations, Inuit and Métis peoples, respectfully requests funds for the fiscal year ending March 31, 2019. Pursuant to […]

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Government of Canada completes all early learning and child care bilateral agreements with provinces and territories

From: Employment and Social Development Canada June 7, 2018 Gatineau, Quebec Employment and Social Development Canada The Government of Canada believes accessible, inclusive and high quality child care is essential to early childhood development, labour force participation of parents, women’s equality, social integration and inclusion of newcomers. Supporting parents, families and communities in their efforts […]

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B.C. Metis one step closer to control over child and family welfare – CP

Source: The Canadian Press Jun 7, 2018 KAMLOOPS, B.C. _ The Metis community in British Columbia has signed an agreement with the provincial government to assume authority over Metis child and family welfare by 2021. Metis Nation B.C. president Clara Morin Dal Col and Minister of Children and Family Development Katrine Conroy signed the joint commitment at […]

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Senate votes against reserving LP licenses for Indigenous communities – Daily Hive Toronto

Jun 07, 2018 Canadian senators voted 29 to 46 on Wednesday to defeat a Bill C-45 amendment by Conservative Senator Scott Tannas that “would require that the federal government ensure at least 20% of cannabis-production licences and permits are issued for cannabis facilities located on local land in Indigenous communities or on land owned by […]

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Hereditary chief to lead Vision Vancouver into October civic election – CP

Source: The Canadian Press Jun 7, 2018 VANCOUVER _ The number of candidates running for mayor of Vancouver is growing ahead of civic elections on Oct. 20 in communities across British Columbia. Vision Vancouver, the party that currently holds the mayor’s chair as well as a majority on council, has selected Ian Campbell as its candidate to […]

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Community Development Fund awards more than $1.2 million to Yukon projects

The Government of Yukon is awarding more than $1.2 million to 12 organizations through the Community Development Fund. The Tier III approved projects will provide more than 8,470 hours of employment for 37 people. Numerous volunteer hours are also associated with the projects and the funding will assist members of the community in achieving their […]

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Métis in B.C. set to take over control of their own child welfare

June 7, 2018 KAMLOOPS – The 90,000-strong Métis community in British Columbia is one step closer to taking over child welfare authority for their children and families, with the historic signing of an agreement between the Métis Nation British Columbia (MNBC) and the Province. “Children deserve to grow up with their families and in their […]

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Canadians and Indigenous reconciliation- clearly divided – Radio Canada International

Canada’s indigenous population has had an historically rocky relationship with governments. Although efforts have been made in recent years to reconcile with regrettable past actions, only some progress has been made. The residential school issue remains a tragic stain on Canadian history, and many reserves are in a bad state. The current Trudeau government made […]

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Prime Minister releases report on common challenges faced by G7 countries

June 7, 2018 All G7 countries face a common challenge that goes to the heart of how citizens measure progress in their daily lives – namely, whether the benefits of economic growth are fairly shared. As G7 President, Canada is seized with this economic problem, and has set the goal of achieving growth that works […]

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NT Government: Cannabis Prohibition Options and Timelines

YELLOWKNIFE (June 6, 2018) – The Government of the Northwest Territories (GNWT) has recently passed Bill 6: Cannabis Legalization and Regulation Implementation Act, which legalizes the sale and use of cannabis in the NWT. Part 4 of the Northwest Territories’ Cannabis Product Act provides NWT community governments with an option to hold a local plebiscite to decide whether to […]

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BR G7 Summit Update – CP

Source: The Canadian Press – Broadcast wire Jun 7, 2018  QUEBEC – Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and French President Emmanuel Macron are affirming their strong support for world institutions after discussions on how to handle U-S President Donald Trump at the G-7 leaders’ summit. Trump is no fan of the world’s multilateral institutions, and that has him […]

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Canada continues efforts to eliminate workplace violence and harassment, promote equality in meetings with international partners at 2018 International Labour Conference

June 7, 2018      Gatineau, Quebec               Employment and Social Development Canada Today, the Honourable Patty Hajdu, Minister of Employment, Workforce Development and Labour, wrapped up her visit to Geneva, Switzerland, where she strengthened bilateral relationships with our international partners. While there, the Minister discussed Canada’s continued efforts to support equality and inclusion, including working […]

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Trump talks tough on trade ahead of G 7 meetings in Canada – CP

Source: The Associated Press Jun 7, 2018  By Catherine Lucey And Zeke Miller THE ASSOCIATED PRESS WASHINGTON _ Before President Donald Trump sits down with a third-generation North Korean autocrat, he will face what may well turn out to be a tougher crowd _ some of America’s oldest allies. With his new tariffs increasing U.S. isolation, Trump […]

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Where the leaders are for Thursday, June 7 – CP

Source: The Canadian Press – Broadcast wire Jun 7, 2018 Where the leaders of Ontario’s main political parties are campaigning on Thursday, June 7: ___ Liberal Leader Kathleen Wynne 9:30 a.m. _ Casts her ballot, 1000 Mount Pleasant Rd., Toronto. 9 p.m. _ Deliver remarks and meet supporters when the polls close, York Mills Gallery, 1885 Leslie […]

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Fate of Ontario Liberals hangs in the balance as province votes today – CP

Source: The Canadian Press Jun 7, 2018  By Paola Loriggio THE CANADIAN PRESS TORONTO _ Kathleen Wynne has already acknowledged she won’t be Ontario’s premier after today’s election, but the fate of her Liberal party now rests on how well her last-minute plea for support has resonated with voters as they head to the polls. Wynne’s unexpected […]

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Media Advisory: Indigenous Leaders Roundtable to be Held in Corner Brook

June 07, 2018 The Honourable Dwight Ball, Premier of Newfoundland and Labrador, will be joined by leaders of Indigenous Governments and Organizations for the second annual Indigenous Leaders Roundtable tomorrow (Friday, June 8) in Corner Brook. The roundtable will take place at the Sir Richard Squires Building. Media are invited to speak with all participants […]

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A look at 10 Ontario election races involving prominent candidates – CP

Source: The Canadian Press Jun 7, 2018  By Allison Jones THE CANADIAN PRESS Don Valley West, Kathleen Wynne _ Liberal Wynne has admitted that the Liberals won’t win the election, but spent the last few days of the campaign trying to save a few Liberal seats _ including her own. Wynne’s low personal approval ratings helped drive […]

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Prime Minister announces the appointment of two Senators

Ottawa, Ontario – June 6, 2018 The Prime Minister, Justin Trudeau, today announced that the Governor General appointed the following independent Senators to fill vacancies in the Senate: Donna Dasko (Ontario) Pierre Dalphond (Quebec) Dr. Dasko is a sociologist, business leader, and one of Canada’s best known and respected pollsters. A strong advocate for gender equality, Dr. Dasko co-founded […]

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Prospect of Native congresswoman galvanizes American Indians – CP

Source: The Associated Press Jun 7, 2018  By Russell Contreras THE ASSOCIATED PRESS ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. _ New Mexico, a state with deep historical ties to American Indians whose images and symbols are rooted in everything from the state flag to town names, has moved closer to electing the first Native American woman to the U.S. House of […]

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