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TransCanada may take larger role in Mackenzie project -Canada.com

By Jon Harding

CALGARY — TransCanada Corp., a partner in the beleaguered $16.2-billion Mackenzie Gas Project, is not ruling out taking a larger role in the project, building the $7-billion main-line itself and operating the trunk like any other regulated Canadian pipeline.

Hal Kvisle, TransCanada’s CEO, also said on a conference call the project is viable in TransCanada’s eyes.

http://communities.canada.com/financialpost/blogs/fpposted/archive/2007/10/30/transcanada-may-take-larger-role-in-mackenzie-project.aspx

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Crackdown urged on contraband cigarettes -Globe and Mail

Crackdown urged on contraband cigarettes

BILL CURRY
From Tuesday’s Globe and Mail
October 30, 2007 at 4:54 AM EDT

OTTAWA — A coalition of nine health and anti-smoking organizations – including the Canadian Cancer Society and the Heart and Stroke Foundation – is calling on Ottawa to overcome its “unexplained reluctance” to crack down on illicit cigarettes on native reserves.

In a letter sent this month to Revenue Minister Gordon O’Connor, the nine organizations say the tax agency’s latest proposals to address the situation fall short.

http://www.theglobeandmail.com/servlet/story/RTGAM.20071030.wsmokes30/BNStory/National/

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10 new faces to spur `activist’ agenda -Toronto Star

McGuinty left several key ministers in place and turfed out four others as he remade Ontario’s Liberal cabinet

Oct 30, 2007 05:33 PM
KEITH LESLIE
THE CANADIAN PRESS

In order to inject fresh blood into Ontario’s latest cabinet, Premier Dalton McGuinty was forced to shed a little today as he booted four veteran ministers from his inner circle and welcomed 10 newcomers to help spur what he described as an “activist” Liberal agenda.

http://www.thestar.com/article/271905

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Williams names new cabinet in St. John’s -Globe and Mail

Williams names new cabinet in St. John’s

The Canadian Press
October 30, 2007 at 11:40 AM EDT

ST. JOHN’S — Newfoundland and Labrador’s new cabinet features many of the same faces, in the same posts after the Conservatives’ commanding election majority earlier this month.

Many of Premier Danny Williams’s top cabinet ministers are keeping their posts.

http://www.theglobeandmail.com/servlet/story/RTGAM.20071030.wnfldcabi1030/BNStory/National/

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Shuffle puts focus on poverty -Toronto Star

Shuffle puts focus on poverty

LUCAS OLENIUK/TORONTO STAR

Premier Dalton McGuinty is applauded by the new Liberal caucus as they meet for the first time since the Oct. 10 election.

Premier Dalton McGuinty is today dropping four ministers and bringing a slew of new faces into a radically different cabinet that will make fighting poverty a priority in his second term.

http://www.thestar.com/article/271762

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New faces in McGuinty cabinet -Globe and Mail

New faces in McGuinty cabinet

The Canadian Press
October 30, 2007 at 4:05 PM EDT

Toronto — Premier Dalton McGuinty left several key ministers in place, turfed out four others and promoted 10 new faces to the Liberal cabinet table Tuesday, including two brand-new female members of the Ontario legislature — one a political novice, the other a Parliament Hill veteran.

Scarborough’s Margarett Best, a newly minted political rookie, was named the new minister of health promotion, replacing Jim Watson, who takes over Municipal Affairs and Housing.

http://www.theglobeandmail.com/servlet/story/RTGAM.20071030.wliberals_cabinet1030/BNStory/National/

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Feds ignored responsibilities under Inuit deal: AG -CTV

Feds ignored responsibilities under Inuit deal: AG

Updated Tue. Oct. 30 2007 2:18 PM ET
The Canadian Press

OTTAWA — The federal government is ignoring some of its responsibilities under the Western Arctic land claims deal it struck with the Inuit 23 years ago, the auditor general says.

Sheila Fraser said Tuesday that Ottawa paid the money it promised, but has fallen well short on other parts of the landmark agreement.

http://www.ctv.ca/servlet/ArticleNews/story/CTVNews/20071030/inuit_deal_071030/20071030/

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Nunavut makes push for more Inuktitut RCMP officers -CBC

Nunavut makes push for more Inuktitut RCMP officers

Last Updated: Tuesday, October 30, 2007 | 4:15 PM CT
CBC News

Nunavut legislators are pushing the RCMP to keep Inuktitut-speaking police officers in their communities, as one MLA says there aren’t enough officers able to speak with unilingual Inuit residents.

Tunnuniq MLA James Arvaluk said some Inuktitut-speaking RCMP officers have been transferred out of Nunavut.

http://www.cbc.ca/canada/north/story/2007/10/30/inuk-rcmp.html

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Report says Ottawa ignored responsibilities under Inuvialuit land deal -CBC

Report says Ottawa ignored responsibilities under Inuvialuit land deal
Department’s follow-up on land claim ‘just isn’t there,’ says auditor general

Last Updated: Tuesday, October 30, 2007 | 6:30 PM CT
CBC News

Auditor General Sheila Fraser slammed the federal government over the way it implemented an historic land claims deal it struck with Inuit in the western Arctic 23 years ago.

In her latest report released Tuesday, Sheila Fraser said Ottawa paid the money it promised, but ignored some of its other responsibilities as part of its landmark 1984 agreement with the Inuvialuit people. She added that the Indian and Northern Affairs department did not work with the people involved.

http://www.cbc.ca/canada/north/story/2007/10/30/oag-inuit.html

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Drawing Our Way to Health: First Nations Children and Youth Art Contest

Oct. 30, 2007 – Enter the First Nations Centre’s children and youth drawing contest for your chance to win one of several iPod shuffles or a special grand prize.

The First Nations Centre at the National Aboriginal Health Organization is proud to announce an ART CONTEST for First Nations children and youth!

Contest Description
Twenty seven pieces of artwork will be chosen to be published in a new First Nations Centre children’s book that will be distributed across Canada! The artwork can come from any medium (drawing, painting, multimedia) and submitted by mail or by computer (scanned image).

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