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On the Arctic Watch: Why we need to protect Canada’s sovereignty and security in the Far North: Jeff Collins for Inside Policy – MLI

“If someone were to invade the Canadian Arctic, my first task would be to rescue them,” stated Canada’s then chief of the defence staff, General Walt Natynczyk, in 2009. The general’s quip captures one of the most salient defence capability tasks of the Canadian Armed Forces (CAF) in the Arctic today: search and rescue. At […]

by ahnationtalk on January 18, 202284 Views

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$40 billion to cover compensation for First Nations kids included in fiscal update

Credit: CTV News Indigenous Services Minister Patti Hajdu discusses the $40B earmarked in the upcoming fiscal update as compensation for First Nations children. CTV News is Canada’s most-watched news organization both locally and nationally, and has a network of national, international, and local news operations.

by pmnationtalk on December 19, 2021127 Views

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Minister Vandal hosts meeting of the Arctic and Northern Policy Framework Leadership Committee

From: Crown-Indigenous Relations and Northern Affairs Canada December 15, 2021 — Ottawa, Ontario — Crown–Indigenous Relations and Northern Affairs Canada Through the Arctic and Northern Policy Framework (the Framework), the Government of Canada is working in partnership with the people of the North and the Arctic to develop long-lasting opportunities that support the region’s unique […]

by ahnationtalk on December 15, 202155 Views

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The weaponization of history and Jean Chrétien – Policy Options

December 6, 2021 In the 1970s and ’80s, no one was talking about Indian residential school tragedies. Criticism of the former prime minister ignores that context. On Oct. 24, former prime minister Jean Chrétien was invited to promote his new book on one of Quebec’s most-watched television program, Radio-Canada’s Sunday night Tout le monde en […]

by ahnationtalk on December 6, 202199 Views

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Reconciliation needs to address Canada’s history of spiritual abuse – IRPP

November 29, 2021 The Catholic Church treated Indigenous spiritual practices as inferior to Christian ones. Now it must apologize for its abuse. The first time I ever heard of the term spiritual abuse was during a therapy session. As an intergenerational survivor of the Canadian Indian residential school system and the notorious Sixties Scoop, I […]

by ahnationtalk on November 29, 202170 Views

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Northern Policy Institute Welcome’s New Board Chair and Directors

Florence MacLean, one of the original Directors of Northern Policy Institute (NPI) and the CAO of the Township of Manitouwadge is taking over as Chair of the Board at NPI. MacLean rejoined the NPI Board in 2019 after having stepped down to accept a position with the federal government. She will be taking over from […]

by ahnationtalk on November 26, 202158 Views

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Joint statement to Leaders from Canada’s Minister of Innovation, Science and Industry and the United States’ Director of the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy

From: Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada November 18, 2021 – Ottawa, Ontario Dear Prime Minister Trudeau and President Biden: Science, technology, and innovation (ST&I) are fundamental to economic growth and competitiveness in global markets, as well as the future prosperity and security of Canada and the United States of America (U.S.). That is why […]

by ahnationtalk on November 19, 202192 Views

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AB Government: Coal policy report deadline extended: Joint statement

Minister of Energy Sonya Savage and chair of the Coal Policy Committee Ron Wallace issued the following statement on the deadline being extended for the committee’s engagement and final reports: “Due to the extraordinary volume, breadth and depth of the input provided by Albertans, the Coal Policy Committee requested an extension to the deadline for […]

by ahnationtalk on November 10, 202150 Views

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Letter to Ontario government ministers on the OHRC’s Policy statement on human rights in COVID-19 recovery planning

November 9, 2021 The Honourable Lisa M. Thompson, Minister of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs The Honourable Doug Downey, Attorney General The Honourable Merrilee Fullerton, Minister of Children, Community and Social Services The Honourable Parm Gill, Minister of Citizenship and Multiculturalism The Honourable Jill Dunlop, Minister of Colleges and Universities The Honourable Victor Fedeli, Minister […]

by ahnationtalk on November 9, 202191 Views

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OHRC Policy statement on human rights in COVID-19 recovery planning

November 9, 2021 Overview Since March 2020, COVID-19 has taken a stark health, social and economic toll on communities, with more than 9,750 lives lost in Ontario, 28,000 lives lost in Canada[1] and over 4.5 million lost worldwide.[2] But the impact of this pandemic has not been felt equally. The most vulnerable groups in Canadian […]

by pmnationtalk on November 9, 202160 Views

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