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Advocate delivers scathing review of protective services for Inuit children – CBC

Sep 04, 2019 Jackie Lake Kavanagh calls for bold, systemic change Child protective services is not regarded as a resource, but as a source of fear. That’s one of the findings of Newfoundland and Labrador’s child and youth advocate following a review of child protection services for Inuit children in Newfoundland and Labrador. The report, […]

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Nunavut Housing Corp. seeks Inuit, women to fill board positions – Nunatsiaq News

4 September, 2019 “Inuit represent 85 per cent of Nunavut’s population, which should be reflected on NHC’s board of directors” The Nunavut Housing Corp.’s board of directors wants to fill some vacant board vacancies, and, at the same time, increase its proportion of Inuit and women directors. “Inuit represent 85 per cent of Nunavut’s population, […]

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Call for nominations: Nunavut Joint Planning and Management Committee for Territorial Parks

September  03, 2019 The Government of Nunavut (GN) is now accepting nominations for an appointment to the Nunavut Joint Planning and Management Committee for Territorial Parks (NJPMC). The NJPMC provides advice and recommendations to the GN on the planning, establishment, operation and management of Nunavut’s territorial parks. Interested individuals should have demonstrated knowledge, interest and […]

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Government of Canada supports survivors of gender-based violence in Labrador

September 4, 2019 – Happy Valley-Goose Bay, Newfoundland and Labrador – Women and Gender Equality Canada Ending gender-based violence is crucial if we are serious about giving everyone the same opportunities to join and grow Canada’s middle class. We all benefit when women, girls and people of all genders are safe and free to live their lives […]

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Ontario Human Rights Commission Submission to the Toronto Police Services Board re: Draft Policy on Race-Based Data Collection, Analysis and Public Reporting

September 04, 2019 The Ontario Human Rights Commission (OHRC) welcomes the opportunity to provide a submission to the Toronto Police Services Board (TPSB) on its Draft Policy on Race-Based Data Collection, Analysis and Public Reporting (Draft Policy).[1] Approving this Draft Policy will be a historic step forward. It will signal that the TPSB and Toronto Police Service (TPS) […]

by pnationtalk on September 4, 201938 Views

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Government of Canada partners with Quebec’s Indigenous communities in oceans protection initiatives

September 4, 2019                   Quebec City                  Transport Canada Indigenous coastal communities share ties to Canada’s oceans that span generations. They value them as a source of livelihood, food security, and transportation. The Oceans Protection Plan is providing Indigenous peoples with new opportunities to protect, preserve, and restore Canada’s oceans and sea routes. Today, Jean-Claude Poissant, Member […]

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Opinion: The N.W.T. may, finally, be ready for more women in gov’t – CBC

Columnist Catherine Lafferty says a gender-reversed Legislative Assembly could be just what the N.W.T. needs Late last year in Hay River, I stood in line waiting to vote for a new Dene Nation leader. A brave Indigenous woman, Eileen Marlowe, had put her name in the running, marking one of the few times in the […]

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MMF Responds to Continued PC Party Attacks

September 03, 2019 Winnipeg, MB – The Manitoba Metis Federation (MMF) is calling on the PC Party of Manitoba to remove a misleading news release it published as part of its’ 2019 provincial election campaign. “Once again, Brian Pallister is showing his disdain for the founders of this province he wants to represent,” said MMF […]

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Letter: post secondary students closely watching platforms – SooToday

Post secondary leaders across the province of Ontario are intent on getting students out to vote in October Dear federal party leaders, Together, our organizations represent 900,000 post-secondary students across Canada. Our students are closely watching party platforms, as are the families who support them, and we are getting ready to mobilize millions of voters […]

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Manitoba Métis Federation president on the upcoming Manitoba election | APTN News

Credits: APTN News Voters in Manitoba head to the polls in two weeks to elect a provincial government. But two weeks into the campaign it seems Indigenous issues have largely been left out of the debate. Manitoba Métis Federation president David Chartrand joins APTN National News for more.

by ahnationtalk on September 3, 201979 Views

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Connecting people and places in Ontario with bridge improvements

From: Infrastructure Canada Elgin County, Ontario, September 3, 2019—Modern and reliable networks of roads and bridges are essential to ensuring the safety of Canadians, while improving their quality of life and positioning communities for growth. Today, the Honourable Bernadette Jordan, Minister of Rural Economic Development, announced funding for two infrastructure projects in northeastern Ontario. In […]

by ahnationtalk on September 3, 201934 Views

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Government of Canada announces investment that will help improve women’s economic security in Newfoundland and Labrador

From: Women and Gender Equality Canada Projects will help women fleeing domestic violence, reintegrate into the labour force and help more women find employment in natural resources and construction September 3, 2019 – St. John’s, Newfoundland and Labrador – Women and Gender Equality Canada The Government of Canada is committed to advancing gender equality and […]

by ahnationtalk on September 3, 201936 Views

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Secretary-General Warns against Rapid, Unplanned Urbanization in Message to BRIDGE for Cities 4.0 Event

3 SEPTEMBER 2019 Following is UN Secretary-General António Guterres’ message, delivered by Kai Bethke, Director of External Relations, United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO), to a BRIDGE for Cities 4.0 event, held in Vienna on 3 and 4 September: I am pleased to greet BRIDGE for Cities 4.0. With 55 per cent of the global […]

by aanationtalk on September 3, 201959 Views

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Minister Bennett announces funding for investments in Indigenous Youth

From: Crown-Indigenous Relations and Northern Affairs Canada September 3, 2019 – Saskatoon, Saskatchewan – Crown-Indigenous Relations and Northern Affairs Canada The Government of Canada is firmly committed to responding to the Truth and Reconciliation Commission’s Calls to Action. Today, the Honourable Carolyn Bennett, Minister of Crown-Indigenous Relations, announced funding to advance the Truth and Reconciliation […]

by ahnationtalk on September 3, 201942 Views

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CAP: Climate Disaster in South America Threatens Environmental and Indigenous Rights

September 3, 2019 (Ottawa, ON) – In solidarity with the Indigenous people of South America, the Congress of Aboriginal Peoples (CAP) is calling on Canada and Brazil to stop the devastating wildfires in the Amazon, and to respect the rights of Indigenous people in Brazil. The Amazon rainforest is a vital global carbon sink, a […]

by ahnationtalk on September 3, 201928 Views

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Human rights tribunal orders First Nation to allow banished woman to return – CTV

September 3, 2019 A northern Ontario First Nation must allow a banished woman to return, a human rights tribunal has ruled, saying the community’s leaders evicted the woman as retribution for her common-law partner’s political disputes. The Canadian Human Rights Tribunal said Sandy Lake denied Angele Kamalatisit’s right to housing because of her common-law partnership […]

by ahnationtalk on September 3, 201934 Views

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Minister Ng announces investments to support women entrepreneurs in Saskatchewan

From: Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada Government of Canada investing over $500,000 through the Women Entrepreneurship Strategy September 3, 2019 – Ottawa, Ontario The Government of Canada is advancing women’s economic empowerment with the first ever Women Entrepreneurship Strategy (WES), a $2-billion investment that seeks to double the number of women-owned businesses by 2025. […]

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Media Advisory – Governor General to Invest 37 Recipients into the Order of Canada During a Ceremony at Rideau Hall

September 3, 2019 OTTAWA—Her Excellency the Right Honourable Julie Payette, Governor General of Canada, will invest 1 Companion, 5 Officers and 31 Members into the Order of Canada during a ceremony at Rideau Hall, on Thursday, September 5, 2019, at 10 a.m. The ceremony will be streamed online at www.gg.ca/live. About the Order of Canada […]

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Child Advocates Urge Government Leaders to Ensure the Health and Safety of Canada’s Children

TORONTO, September 3, 2019 – A national call to action released today asks federal political leaders to address the top 10 issues threatening Canada’s children including poverty, abuse, obesity, suicide, bullying, and preventable injuries. According to the research, of the 8 million children in Canada, at least one third do not enjoy a safe and […]

by ahnationtalk on September 3, 201966 Views

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AMC Congratulates Treaty One Chiefs on historic signing

September 3rd, 2019 Treaty One Territory – Winnipeg, Manitoba _ The Assembly of Manitoba Chiefs (AMC) offers its sincere congratulations and support for the Chiefs of the Treaty 1 Development Corporation on the historic signing of the transfer of Kapyong Barracks to Treaty 1 First Nations. Chiefs of the Brokenhead Ojibway Nation, Sagkeeng First Nation, […]

by ahnationtalk on September 3, 201924 Views

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Canada-China translation project ‘flushed down the toilet’ due to tensions, says professor – CBC

Sep 03, 2019 Book series on Canadian Indigenous history was to be published this fall across China A Saskatchewan academic appears to be the latest victim of the deteriorating relations between Canada and China, and one expert says Canadians shouldn’t expect things to improve any time soon. “What a frustration, I tell ya. It’s pretty […]

by ahnationtalk on September 3, 201919 Views

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Barbara Kay: Muffling a lawyer’s book that looked at the entitlements of Indigenous peoples – National Post

A Sudbury bookstore cancelled Peter Best’s book signing, saying the event would compromise giving customers ‘a joyful and positive experience’ Last February the Sudbury branch of Chapters abruptly cancelled an upcoming book signing event. A clue to their decision may be found in the politically incorrect title of the book in question, by area lawyer […]

by ahnationtalk on September 3, 201937 Views

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Innovative new women’s correctional unit opens in Fort Smith

August 30, 2019 The Government of the Northwest Territories is committed to providing culturally appropriate, responsive and efficient corrections services in partnership with our communities. Today, the Minister of Justice, Louis Sebert, and the Minister of Infrastructure, Wally Schumann, celebrated the opening of the new corrections unit for women with the people of Fort Smith. […]

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MMIWG final report quietly altered after CBC inquired about errors – CBC

Report contained errors that were fixed online, but allowed to remain on the official record Sep 03, 2019 The MMIWG national inquiry overstated in its final report the percentage of Canadian homicide victims who are Indigenous women and girls by misquoting a figure from Statistics Canada — and later quietly altered the report online after […]

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AFN leader says Canada must press Brazil on Indigenous survival – RCI

September 2, 2019 The head of the Assembly of First Nations says Canada needs to press Brazil to “end its violence” against Indigenous Peoples. In a letter to Foreign Affairs Minister Chrystia Freeland, Chief Perry Bellegarde says he has “grave concerns” over what he calls invasions and attacks by gold miners, ranchers and loggers on […]

by ahnationtalk on September 3, 201926 Views

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Statement from Premier Sandy Silver regarding the passing of former Premier Dennis Fentie

Premier Sandy Silver issued the following statement regarding the passing of former Premier Dennis Fentie: My colleagues and I were saddened to learn that former Premier Dennis Fentie passed away last night. Mr. Fentie was a respected leader who served as Yukon’s Premier for nearly a decade and passionately represented the people of Watson Lake […]

by ahnationtalk on September 2, 201920 Views

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Northern Commitments Sought from National Party Leaders

Canada’s northern premiers have sent letters to each national party leader in advance of the federal election. The letters seek each federal leaders’ views on northern issues while calling for continued collaboration between all governments. The letters are publicly available on each territorial governments’ website. Contact Matthew Cameron Cabinet Communications Government of Yukon 867-393-7136 matthew.cameron@gov.yk.ca […]

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Government of Canada announces investment in women’s organizations in the Greater Okanagan and Columbia Shuswap

From: Women and Gender Equality Canada August 30, 2019 – Kelowna, British Columbia – Women and Gender Equality Canada 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 […]

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BC Government – Have your say: workplace support for people facing domestic violence

Aug. 30, 2019 VANCOUVER – People in British Columbia have an opportunity to voice their views on strengthening support for working people who have been subjected to domestic or sexual violence. An online questionnaire about possible paid leave is open for public feedback until Oct. 8, 2019. Interested groups can make written submissions. “Domestic and […]

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Statement by the Prime Minister on the death of Dennis Fentie

August 30, 2019 The Prime Minister, Justin Trudeau, today issued the following statement on the death of Dennis Fentie, former Premier of Yukon: “I was saddened to hear of the passing of Dennis Fentie, former Premier of Yukon, after a battle with cancer. “A proud business owner, Mr. Fentie was first elected to Yukon’s Legislative […]

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AFN leader says Canada must press Brazil on Indigenous survival – Radio Canada International

September 2, 2019 The head of the Assembly of First Nations says Canada needs to press Brazil to “end its violence” against Indigenous Peoples. In a letter to Foreign Affairs Minister Chrystia Freeland, Chief Perry Bellegarde says he has “grave concerns” over what he calls invasions and attacks by gold miners, ranchers and loggers on […]

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Canada and Treaty One First Nations sign Comprehensive Settlement Agreement for Kapyong Barracks

From: National Defence August 30, 2019 – Winnipeg, Manitoba – National Defence / Canadian Armed Forces In the spirit of collaboration and renewed relationships, the Government of Canada and the Treaty One First Nations today signed a Comprehensive Settlement Agreement for the former Kapyong Barracks land in Winnipeg. This settlement is the result of a […]

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Northwest Territories residents to benefit from three local infrastructure projects

From: Infrastructure Canada Yellowknife, Northwest Territories, August 30, 2019— Strategic investments in local infrastructure play a key role in ensuring that residents and their families have access to modern, reliable facilities and a clean and safe environment that will meet their needs. Today, Michael McLeod, Member of Parliament for the Northwest Territories, on behalf of […]

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Trudeau joins Hamilton, Ont., Labour Day parade, met with protests – Globalnews.ca

Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau joined a Hamilton, Ont., Labour Day parade on Sept. 2, where he was met with protesters. Among the protesters, some called for more action for sufferers of mercury poisoning in Grassy Narrows First Nation, among other demands. Read More: https://globalnews.ca/video/5845835/trudeau-joins-hamilton-ont-labour-day-parade-met-with-counter-protests

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Tripartite agreement creates path to negotiate implementation of Heiltsuk Nation Title and Rights

Aug. 30, 2019 BELLA BELLA – Heiltsuk Nation and the provincial and federal governments have joined together to take tangible steps toward reconciliation and recognizing and implementing Heiltsuk Title and Rights, outside of the courts and Treaty process. Carolyn Bennett, federal Minister of Crown-Indigenous Relations, Scott Fraser, B.C.’s Minister of Indigenous Relations and Reconciliation, along […]

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What We’re Watching: The unofficial start of the 2019 campaign – iPolitics.ca

Sep 2, 2019 For most Canadians, the Labour Day long weekend traditionally marks the unofficial end of the summer, but this year, it also served as the unofficial beginning of the countdown to the dropping of the writs, which, as Process Nerd took great pains to explain last week, is expected to happen at some […]

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NWT election 2019: Who’s running, and where – Cabin Radio

September 2, 2019 The writ has been issued and the election period is upon us. The Northwest Territories goes to the polls on October 1, 2019, to elect 19 MLAs for the next four years. For the first time, eligible residents can vote online by signing up for an absentee ballot in advance. If you’ll […]

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Government of Canada and the Maliseet of Viger First Nation reach agreement on fisheries

August 30, 2019 Cacouna, Quebec — The Government of Canada is committed to a renewed relationship with Indigenous peoples based on the recognition of rights, respect, cooperation, and partnership. Building on this commitment, the Minister of Fisheries, Oceans and the Canadian Coast Guard (DFO), the Honourable Jonathan Wilkinson, the Minister of Crown-Indigenous Relations, the Honourable Carolyn […]

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Residents of the Northwest Territories benefit from investment in two new power plants and an upgraded hydroelectric facility

Yellowknife, Northwest Territories, August 30, 2019 — Investing in rural and northern energy infrastructure helps grow local economies, build stronger, more inclusive communities, and provides safer, cleaner sources of energy for Northerners. Residents of Fort Smith, Hay River, K’atl’odeeche First Nation, Fort Resolution, Enterprise , Fort Simpson, and Lutsel K’e will benefit from upgrades to three […]

by pnationtalk on August 30, 2019116 Views

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Wilson-Raybould neck-and-neck with Liberal candidate in Vancouver Granville: Mainstreet poll – iPolitics.ca

Aug 30, 2019 Jody Wilson-Raybould is facing a tough fight to hold on to her Vancouver riding, with a new Mainstreet Research poll for iPolitics showing the former attorney general narrowly trailing Liberal candidate Taleeb Noormohamed. The 493-person phone survey of voters in Vancouver Granville, conducted between Aug. 27-28, has Noormohamed leading the pack with […]

by ahnationtalk on August 30, 201965 Views

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Advancing Reconciliation by Commemorating the History and Legacy of Residential Schools

OTTAWA, August 30, 2019 The Government of Canada is investing in five initiatives that aim to advance reconciliation and renew the relationship with Indigenous Peoples. In the spirit of Call to Action 80, the Honourable Pablo Rodriguez, Minister of Canadian Heritage and Multiculturalism, unveiled five projects today that will raise awareness and commemorate the legacy […]

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Creating clean growth and jobs in British Columbia’s energy sector

August 29, 2019 SURREY – Canada’s natural resources drive our economy and support thousands of middle class jobs. Building modern infrastructure and clean technologies in the resource sector is part of the Government of Canada’s plan to get our resources to new markets, spark economic growth, and accelerate Canada’s clean energy transition. The Prime Minister, […]

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Pabineau First Nation wind project to provide clean, green energy for New Brunswick homes

August, 29, 2019 — Pabineau First Nation, unceded traditional Mi’gmaq Territory, New Brunswick — Indigenous Services Canada Investing in projects that promote clean energy solutions is key to creating a strong low-carbon economy and sustainable future for generations to come. Pabineau First Nation, in partnership with Natural Forces, is developing and constructing a single turbine […]

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Métis Nation of Ontario Chair: 90% of MNO members do not meet MNC citizenship requirements

August 29, 2019 France Picotte , Chair of the Provisional Council of the Métis Nation of Ontario, speaks in conjunction with the  26th Annual General Assembly of the MNO in Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario, August 23-25, 2019. At the MNC General Assembly in November, 2018, the MNO was placed on probation for one year while […]

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Supporting Indigenous Languages Across Saskatchewan

REGINA, August 30, 2019 The Honourable Ralph Goodale, Minister of Public Safety and Emergency Preparedness, today announced nearly $4.7 million in funding for 59 projects to support Indigenous languages across Saskatchewan. Minister Goodale made this announcement on behalf of the Honourable Pablo Rodriguez, Minister of Canadian Heritage and Multiculturalism. Indigenous communities are best placed to […]

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MKO Encouraging Indigenous Peoples to Take Part in Upcoming Elections

August 29, 2019 Treaty One Territory, Winnipeg, MB – Manitoba Keewatinowi Okimakanak Inc. (MKO) is encouraging Indigenous peoples across the Province of Manitoba to take part in two upcoming elections: an election for the Province of Manitoba on September 10, 2019, and an election for the Government of Canada on October 21, 2019. “There are two elections […]

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Government of Canada supports Indigenous organization in New Brunswick to ensure greater access to justice

Project will be a collaboration between Indigenous peoples, police, legal institutions, and media August 30, 2019 – Fredericton, New Brunswick – Women and Gender Equality Canada Gender-based violence holds us all back. It has long-lasting and negative health, social and economic effects that can span generations, often leading to cycles of violence within families and sometimes […]

by pnationtalk on August 30, 201958 Views

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Some First Nations tighten membership criteria in response to Bill S-3’s extension of Indian status – CBC

Aug 30, 2019 ‘Canada should not be dictating belonging and identity,’ says Kahnawake council member Some First Nations are tightening their membership and residency codes against the thousands of people across Canada who could potentially gain Indian status as a result of recent changes to remove remaining sex-based discrimination from the Indian Act. Bill S-3 […]

by ahnationtalk on August 30, 201978 Views

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Building stronger communities across Yukon with the federal Gas Tax Fund

August 29, 2019 Joint news release with Government of Canada The Government of Yukon has received the first of two $8.25 million annual installments of the federal Gas Tax Fund, along with a top-up of $16.5 million, made available through the Government of Canada’s Budget 2019. This top-up doubles the amount of money for municipalities, […]

by pnationtalk on August 30, 201929 Views

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Can Wab Kinew rise above his past? Experts split on whether Manitoba NDP leader is electable – CBC

‘Still unanswered questions about what he will admit to doing … [and] what responsibility he’s taken’ Aug 30, 2019 A few hours before Manitoba’s political leaders gathered for Wednesday night’s debate, the Progressive Conservative party issued a statement asking whether NDP Leader Wab Kinew would answer questions about his past on live television. “Why did […]

by ahnationtalk on August 30, 201939 Views

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