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Forest Crisis not Going Away, Implement Recommendations in Report – Union

THUNDER BAY, ON, Oct. 12 – The Ontario Vice-President of the Communications, Energy and Paperworkers Union says the harsh reality of another four years of Liberal government has hit workers and their families hard in Atikokan with the announcement that Fibretech Synergy Wood Products is going into receivership.

“Voters very clearly demonstrated their dissatisfaction with the Liberals’ response to the forestry jobs crisis in Wednesday’s election, and as the Fibretech announcement demonstrates — the crisis is not going away by itself,” says Makowski.

by NationTalk on October 13, 20071178 Views

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NDP Can’t Take for Granted First Nations Votes -StarPhoenix

NDP can’t take for granted First Nations votes

Doug Cuthand, The StarPhoenix
Published: Friday, October 12, 2007

They’re at the post, the writ is dropped and they’re off on a month-long provincial election campaign.

The pundits are crawling out now from the woodwork, under rocks and other wretched places. Is the race the Saskatchewan Party’s to lose like the past election? Will the NDP pull off another squeaker?

http://www.canada.com/saskatoonstarphoenix/columnists/story.html?id=430db59f-4842-4800-8ec4-62beb5b5e500

by NationTalk on October 12, 20071088 Views

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Thomson Awarded Order of Merit -The Leader-Post

Thomson awarded Order of Merit

Kerry Benjoe, Leader-Post
Published: Friday, October 12, 2007

Cora Thomson of the Carry the Kettle First Nation has dedicated much of her life to improving her community and her years of hard work has earned her the province’s highest honour — the Order of Merit.

“I never expected anything like this to happen to me,” said Thomson.

http://www.canada.com/reginaleaderpost/news/city_province/story.html?id=787af7f0-3453-4083-bbc3-0c5343168860

by NationTalk on October 12, 20071177 Views

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RCMP Mishandled Standoff, Innu Say -CBC

RCMP mishandled standoff, Innu say

Last Updated: Friday, October 12, 2007 | 8:27 AM NT
CBC News

People in the Innu community of Natuashish in northern Labrador are accusing the RCMP of mishandling an armed standoff that occurred when a man barricaded himself in a house.

The 16-hour standoff ended peacefully at about 1 a.m. Thursday when RCMP officers entered the house and found the man, 31, had escaped through a back door police say they didn’t know was there.

http://www.cbc.ca/canada/newfoundland-labrador/story/2007/10/12/innu-standoff.html

by NationTalk on October 12, 2007935 Views

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Watt-Cloutier Applauds Gore’s Nobel Win -The Globe and Mail

Watt-Cloutier applauds Gore’s Nobel win

The Canadian Press
October 12, 2007 at 9:32 AM EDT

IQALUIT — Sheila Watt-Cloutier says the planet Earth is a winner in the decision to award the Nobel Peace Prize to Al Gore and the UN’s Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change.

She tells CBC Newsworld that it means the issue of the global environment has won.

Ms. Watt-Cloutier says she’s more surprised at being nominated than disappointed by not winning.

http://www.theglobeandmail.com/servlet/story/RTGAM.20071012.wwattcloutier1012/BNStory/Front

by NationTalk on October 12, 20071075 Views

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Island West Coast -The Times Colonist

Island west coast
First Nations set for treaty vote

Judith Lavoie, Times Colonist
Published: Friday, October 12, 2007

As First Nations on the west coast of Vancouver Island head into a week of voting on a landmark multimillion-dollar treaty, negotiators and chiefs are optimistic the agreement will get enthusiastic approval.

“Looking at how people are reacting to the information, I am positive that we are going to have a treaty ratified by all five nations,” said Chief Charlie Coots of the Uchucklesaht Tribe.

http://www.canada.com/victoriatimescolonist/news/capital_van_isl/story.html?id=474071ed-45ae-4313-a660-d7b023423754&k=12741

by NationTalk on October 12, 20071041 Views

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Good Politics Trumping Hypocrisy in Treaty Fete -The Province

Good politics trumping hypocrisy in treaty fete
Campbell’s turn to get all misty-eyed over native ratification

Michael Smyth, The Province
Published: Friday, October 12, 2007

The last time British Columbia ratified a land-claims treaty with a B.C. native band, Gordon Campbell made a point of snubbing all the pomp and ceremony.

The occasion was the official signing of the Nisga’a treaty in 1998. I remember covering the emotional ceremony in New Aiyansh, where the walls reverberated from all the joyous dancing, drumming and singing of the Nisga’a people.

http://www.canada.com/theprovince/news/story.html?id=b7b29c9d-23b5-450a-9655-479d93655d37

by NationTalk on October 12, 20071098 Views

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Canadian Contender Wanted Nobel for Inuit but Glad Earth Won -The Gazette

Canadian contender wanted Nobel for Inuit but glad Earth won

AFP
Published: 6 hours ago

Canadian environmentalist Sheila Watt-Cloutier, considered a Nobel Peace Prize contender, said Friday she was disappointed she did not get a share of the honor but that Earth was a winner in the end.

Watt-Cloutier said she had been jointly nominated for the award with former US vice president Al Gore, who won the Nobel alongside the United Nations’ Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC).

http://www.canada.com/montrealgazette/story.html?id=db63d5a0-189a-4b4d-88b1-7de416773034

by NationTalk on October 12, 20071037 Views

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UN to be asked to inspect reserves – Montreal Gazette

UN to be asked to inspect reserves

The Gazette
Published: 3 hours ago

A large Quebec umbrella group for aboriginal peoples said it will ask the United Nations to send inspectors onto Quebec reserves to examine how the federal government conforms to the UN’s Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples, adopted by the UN General Assembly on Sept. 12.

http://www.canada.com/montrealgazette/news/story.html?id=4e093082-0141-428c-af48-f5554f3354e0&k=46536

by NationTalk on October 12, 20071051 Views

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Creating a Canadian Corporate Advantage

October 12, 2007
Check against delivery

Speech to the Economic Club of Toronto

Thank you for coming out in such numbers to listen to a politician so soon after your provincial election. As a fellow Liberal, I congratulate Dalton McGuinty on his great and well-earned election victory two days ago.

I guess that not many of you here today are interested in another election. I understand that. Three federal elections in three and half years on top of all the provincial elections we have had and will have shortly would be unreasonable. Let’s hope that despite his recent statements, Mr. Harper will present a reasonable Speech from the Throne befitting a minority government.

As many of you may know, we Liberals have presented four priorities we wish to see in the Speech from the Throne.

by NationTalk on October 12, 20071264 Views

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