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Auditor general report to tackle military health care, border rules -CBC

Auditor general report to tackle military health care, border rules

Last Updated: Tuesday, October 30, 2007 | 11:21 AM ET
CBC News

Canada’s auditor general will shine a spotlight on the country’s border controls and military health-care system when she releases her latest report on Tuesday.

Sheila Fraser will deliver the document to the House of Commons in Ottawa at about 2 p.m. ET.

http://www.cbc.ca/canada/story/2007/10/30/auditor-general.html

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Young author uses real life to tell story – Regina Leader-Post

Young author uses real life to tell story

Kerry Benjoe, The Leader-Post
Published: Tuesday, October 30, 2007

A young Regina writer has won a national award for her attempt to put a face on violence.

“It was really shocking. I was so proud,” Chantell Cheekinew said of winning the third annual Canadian Aboriginal Writing Challenge for My Brother. As this year’s winner she and her grandmother were flown to Ottawa where Cheekinew will accept the award today.

http://www.canada.com/reginaleaderpost/news/story.html?id=db97f9e3-7114-4888-870b-85734cb0585d

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mcguinty puts top minister in Aboriginal Affairs – Waterloo Record

McGuinty puts top minister in Aboriginal Affairs

October 30, 2007
The Canadian Press
TORONTO

Dwight Duncan will take over as Ontario’s new finance minister, Michael Bryant will anchor the Aboriginal Affairs portfolio and former colleges and universities minister Chris Bentley will become attorney general in Premier Dalton McGuinty’s new Liberal cabinet, sources said yesterday.

Duncan has been tapped to move from the Energy portfolio to Finance to replace Liberal stalwart Greg Sorbara, a close friend and ally of McGuinty’s who resigned suddenly last week to spend more time with his family, The Canadian Press has learned.

http://news.therecord.com/News/CanadaWorld/article/262906

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Mountie shoots man on reserve – Winnipeg Sun

Mountie shoots man on reserve

A 27-year-old man was shot by an RCMP officer on an isolated reserve in northeast Manitoba on Sunday.

Sgt. Line Karpish, a spokeswoman for Manitoba RCMP, said officers were called to Shamattawa First Nation at 6:10 p.m. after receiving reports from multiple community members who heard gunshots

http://winnipegsun.com/News/Manitoba/2007/10/30/4616314-sun.html

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Ontario cabinet: Bryant to Aboriginal Affairs, Duncan to Finance, sources say -Winnipeg Free Press

Ontario cabinet: Bryant to Aboriginal Affairs, Duncan to Finance, sources say

Mon Oct 29 22:45:04 CDT 2007
Keith Leslie And Chinta Puxley, THE CANADIAN PRESS

TORONTO – Brazen, media-savvy Michael Bryant will head up a more activist Aboriginal Affairs ministry and “make some noise” to help the Ontario government manage a growing tide of First Nations unrest, sources said Monday as Premier Dalton McGuinty’s new Liberal cabinet began taking shape.

McGuinty’s biggest move was the least surprising: former energy minister Dwight Duncan, who was finance minister for seven months during a brief cabinet upheaval in 2005, will take the job again, replacing the retiring Greg Sorbara, long a trusted McGuinty lieutenant.

http://www.winnipegfreepress.com/breakingnews/canada/story/4067304p-4669664c.html

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Women’s History Month a time to honour First Nations Women

OTTAWA, Oct. 30 – Assembly of First Nations (AFN) National Chief Phil Fontaine and Kathleen McHugh, Chair of the AFN Women’s Council, say Woman’s History Month is a time to honour the accomplishments of First Nations women and the central role they play in their families and communities.

Education is one area where First Nations women continue to see success. According to the First Nations Regional Longitudinal Health Survey (RHS), First Nations women are twice as likely to complete a university degree compared to First Nations men.

by NationTalk on October 30, 20071162 Views

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Inuit performer’s heart in her throat -Toronto Star

Inuit performer’s heart in her throat

Canadian throat singer Tanya Tagaq moved to tears onstage, dubbed `best show of festival’

Oct 29, 2007 04:30 AM
John Goddard
Staff Reporter

SEVILLE, SPAIN–Canada’s most ancient vocal tradition took the stage alongside one of the country’s newest sounds here at the world-music industry’s biggest annual gathering.

Inuit performer Tanya Tagaq delivered an almost shocking rendition of Arctic throat-singing on the weekend, appearing bare-legged in a gown cut to her hips and at one point bursting into tears.

http://www.thestar.com/entertainment/article/271374

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We had our hearts broken in two -Whitehorse Star

‘We had our hearts broken in two’

By Chuck Tobin

It’s been 20 years since the stories of abuse at Indian residential schools started surfacing in the territory through radio and television productions by Northern Native Broadcasting Yukon.

It was perhaps the first public glimpse into the tarnished and horrific misgivings former students were exposed to.
It wasn’t until a handful of years later in the early 1990s when Phil Fontaine – a prominent aboriginal politician at the time and currently the national chief of the Assembly of First Nations – spoke of the abuse he suffered at residential school that people starting recognizing there was painful blight festering in the closet of Canadian society.

http://www.whitehorsestar.com/auth.php?r=48964

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Duncan to be new finance minister: Sources -Toronto Star

Duncan to be new finance minister: Sources
Smitherman, Wynne both say they’re happy where they are in Health and Education

Oct 29, 2007 08:18 PM
Keith Leslie and Chinta Puxley
THE CANADIAN PRESS

Dwight Duncan will take over as Ontario’s new finance minister, Michael Bryant will anchor the Aboriginal Affairs portfolio and former colleges and universities minister Chris Bentley will become attorney general in Premier Dalton McGuinty’s new Liberal cabinet, sources said today.

http://www.thestar.com/article/271570

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Ur-Energy sees Thelon uranium decision as ‘a delay’ -CBC

Ur-Energy sees Thelon uranium decision as ‘a delay’

Last Updated: Monday, October 29, 2007
CBC News

The head of a junior mining company whose bid to explore for uranium in the Northwest Territories was recently rejected by Ottawa believes the decision is just a setback for the project.

Ur-Energy Inc. president Bill Boberg told CBC News that he understands why Indian and Northern Affairs Minister Chuck Strahl accepted an environmental impact review board’s recommendation to reject his company’s application to explore for uranium in the Upper Thelon basin.

http://www.cbc.ca/canada/north/story/2007/10/29/nwt-uranium.html

by NationTalk on October 30, 2007743 Views

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