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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 […]

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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, […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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, […]

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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 […]

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Government of Canada officially dedicates into service the Canadian Coast Guard Ship Sir John Franklin

From: Canadian Coast Guard August 29, 2019 Sidney, BC — Today the Canadian Coast Guard officially named the Offshore Fisheries Science Vessel CCGS Sir John Franklin during a dedication to service ceremony held at the Institute of Ocean Sciences in Sidney, British Columbia. This welcome celebration for the Canadian Coast Guard’s first of three Offshore […]

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Government of Canada announces investment that will help improve women’s economic security in northern British Columbia

From: Women and Gender Equality Canada August 29, 2019 – Prince George, British Columbia – Women and Gender Equality Canada The Government of Canada is committed to advancing gender equality and it recognizes the important role that creating more opportunities for women can play in promoting women’s empowerment in all aspects of Canadian life. By […]

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Northern New Brunswick residents to benefit from infrastructure improvements

From: Infrastructure Canada Eel River Bar First Nation, New Brunswick, August 29, 2019— The Government of Canada recognizes that strategic investments in green and rural infrastructure play a key role in supporting dynamic communities while creating good jobs that help grow the middle class. Today, the Honourable Seamus O’Regan, Minister of Indigenous Services, on behalf […]

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Shíshálh signs new fiscal agreement with Ottawa – Coast Reporter

August 29, 2019 The shíshálh Nation is among the 18 self-governing Indigenous governments that have signed on to a new fiscal transfer agreement. Carolyn Bennett, the minister of Crown-Indigenous relations announced the agreements Aug. 27 in Vancouver. The agreements are part of a broader self-government fiscal policy that’s been in the works since 2016. According […]

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Advance polls begin today in Flin Flon, Snow Lake, Cranberry Portage – The Reminder

Polls open up elsewhere in riding ahead of Sept. 10 election day August 29, 2019 Advance polling in the Flin Flon riding for the upcoming provincial election begins August 29, part of a Manitoba-wide initiative. While the official provincial election day is Sept. 10, residents can vote in their home riding at any advance voting […]

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For activists, CSIS-spying revelations were cold comfort – National Observer

August 29th 2019 When Tori Cress would talk on the phone with her friend and fellow Idle No More organizer Lynda Kitchikeesic back in the early 2010s, the two of them made sure any eavesdroppers who might be on the line didn’t feel left out. “We’d say things like, ‘Blow me, CSIS,’” she recalled with […]

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First Nation wants to attract more tourism — Nickel Belt MP – The Sudbury Star

August 29, 2019 A First Nation near Gogama will get almost $120,000 from the federal government to support its tournament fishing tourism events. The money for the Mattagami First Nation will come from FedNor, Nickel Belt MP Marc Serre announced Wednesday. “This strategic investment in Mattagami First Nation will help attract more anglers to their […]

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Indigenous activist behind Awenda Park blockade challenging Constitution – Simcoe.com

Johnny Hawke, the Indigenous activist who was behind the five-week blockade at Awenda Provincial Park, is challenging the Constitution. Hawke appeared in court on Aug. 22. to face a series of charges that led to the disbanding of the blockade, but didn’t speak to those charges. Instead, he brought forth a constitutional question and challenged […]

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Media advisory: Government of Canada and Maliseet of Viger First Nation to announce Important Fisheries Agreement

Québec City, Quebec – Minister of Crown-Indigenous Relations, the Honourable Carolyn Bennett, on behalf of Minister of Fisheries, Oceans and the Canadian Coast Guard, the Honourable Jonathan Wilkinson, and the Grand Chief of the Maliseet of Viger First Nation, Jacques Tremblay, will conclude an important fisheries agreement. Date:                Friday, August 30, 2019 Time:               11:30 a.m. (local […]

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‘Ocean science’ research, women’s organizations and smart grid tech set for federal funding reveals – iPolitics.ca

Aug 29, 2019 As the Labour Day long weekend looms, another wave of pre-campaign funding reveals is poised to roll across Quebec as Justice Minister — and Montreal-area MP — David Lametti joins the rotation to deliver a fresh tranche of federal cash earmarked for “ocean science” research at Concordia University. Also making his first […]

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New MLAs need new vision to advance self-gov’t in N.W.T., leaders say – CBC

Grand chief, former premier say territorial government has hindered negotiations so far Aug 29, 2019 Like assemblies that came before it, the 18th Northwest Territories Legislative Assembly vowed to work toward resolving unsettled land-claim and self-government agreements during its term. But while a number of communities have signed agreements-in-principle over the last four years, not […]

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Elsipogtog First Nation to benefit from new school, water system upgrades and other infrastructure and economic development projects

From: Indigenous Services Canada News release Other projects include new and renovated housing, a new treatment centre and support for the expansion of a seafood processing plant. August 28, 2019 — Elsipogtog First Nation, unceded traditional Mi’kmaq Territory, New Brunswick — Indigenous Services Canada Canada is committed to working together with First Nations communities to […]

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The Prime Minister announces changes in the senior ranks of the Public Service

The Prime Minister, Justin Trudeau, today announced the following changes in the senior ranks of the Public Service: Ron Hallman, currently President of the Canadian Environmental Assessment Agency, becomes President and Chief Executive Officer, Parks Canada Agency, effective August 28, 2019. David McGovern, currently Associate Deputy Minister of Innovation, Science and Economic Development, becomes President […]

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Canada, British Columbia, and the Tŝilhqot’in Nation Sign Gwets’en Nilt’i Pathway Agreement

From: Crown-Indigenous Relations and Northern Affairs Canada News release August 28, 2019 — Williams Lake, BC — Crown-Indigenous Relations and Northern Affairs Canada — British Columbia Ministry of Indigenous Relations and Reconciliation — Tŝilhqot’in National Government The federal and provincial governments have joined with the Tŝilhqot’in National Government and the six Tŝilhqot’in communities to celebrate […]

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Meet the St. John’s Urban Indigenous Coalition – The Telegram

Community engagement in September will shape direction of group ST. JOHN’S, N.L. — They are nearly 30 Indigenous, community and government organizations in St. John’s, and they’re getting together to address the systemic and complex issues facing Indigenous peoples in the capital city. It’s a big and important task, but they hope that by working […]

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Bill C-69 proclamation: Ministers Savage and Schweitzer

Energy Minister Sonya Savage and Justice Minister Doug Schweitzer issued the following statement about the proclamation of Bill C-69, the ‘No More Pipelines Act’: “This is a dark day for Alberta and Canada as a whole. “As we have said loudly and repeatedly, this act is an unconstitutional attack on Alberta and our vital economic […]

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Government of Canada Announces Appointments to the New Canada Energy Regulator

From: Natural Resources Canada August 28, 2019                                    Ottawa                         Natural Resources Canada The Canadian Energy Regulator Act today came into force and the National Energy Board has been replaced with the Canada Energy Regulator (CER), fulfilling the government’s commitment to build a modern energy regulator to help oversee a strong, safe and sustainable Canadian energy […]

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Elections Manitoba: Nominations close for The Provincial General Election – 235 Candidates set to run

August 27, 2019 Nominations closed yesterday at 1:00 p.m. for Manitoba’s 42nd provincial general election with 235 candidates running. Candidates’ names, electoral divisions, and party affiliations are listed on Elections Manitoba’s website at https://www.electionsmanitoba.ca/en/Voting/Candidates/1. Candidates endorsed by registered political parties are as follows: Communist Party of Canada-Manitoba: 5 candidates The Green Party of Manitoba (GPM): […]

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