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Premier Stelmach Sets Out Priorities; Names New Cabinet, Reorganizes Portfolios

March 12, 2008

Changes to government structure reflect government priorities

Edmonton… Premier Ed Stelmach has laid out the priorities for his new administration, reorganizing portfolios and adding four new ministries. The Premier also named his new Cabinet which features new faces and new assignments for previous members, and introduces the role of parliamentary assistants who will help support ministers on key projects.

by NationTalk on March 13, 20081941 Views

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Open Letter to Ontario Premier Re: NAN First Nations Support for KI

THUNDER BAY, ON, March 11 –


Hon. Dalton McGuinty, Premier of Ontario

Legislative Building
Queen’s Park
Toronto, ON M7A 1A1

Fax (416) 325-3745


by NationTalk on March 11, 20081087 Views

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Speech from the Throne 2008

Executive Council
March 10, 2008

The following is the Speech from the Throne delivered at the Opening of the First Session of the Forty-Sixth General Assembly of the Province of Newfoundland and Labrador on Monday, March 10, 2008, by His Honour The Honourable John C. Crosbie, PC, OC, ONL, QC, Lieutenant Governor of Newfoundland and Labrador:

Speech from the Throne 2008

Mr. Speaker and Members of the House of Assembly: Researchers in genetics at Memorial University recently made an exciting discovery that offers hope to countless people, both here and around the world, who are at risk of sudden, catastrophic heart failure at a very young age from a condition known as ARVC1. ARVC is especially prevalent in Newfoundland and Labrador families, but, until now, there has been no way to tell if a person has the faulty gene putting him or her at risk. Many families have been living under a dark cloud of fear, wondering if they or their children would be next. Fifty per cent of men with the gene die before age 40, while 80 per cent die before age 50; and women and younger people are also at great risk of sudden death. An interdisciplinary research team in cardiac genetics from Memorial, led by Drs. Terry-Lynn Young, molecular geneticist; Patrick Parfrey, clinical epidemiologist; and Sean Connors, cardiologist; has identified the genetic cause of the disease. Others on the research team at Memorial who have joined us today include Nancy Merner, Kathy Hodgkinson, Annika Haywood, Vanessa French, Barry Gallagher and Lynn Morris-Larkin.2 These researchers, working with more than a dozen families in this province, recently located the single gene mutation responsible for this condition, enabling individuals to be tested to determine whether they are at risk. Those who are not at risk can for the first time rest easy while those with the gene can be implanted with defibrillators that can save their lives. Newfoundland and Labrador expresses its profound gratitude to this team for their groundbreaking research and to all the families whose participation in this study will help to save countless lives. You embody the tenacity, intelligence and fighting spirit of Newfoundlanders and Labradorians.

by NationTalk on March 11, 20081220 Views

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Notice To Sandy Lake Band Members

March 8th, 2008 | posted by administrator

Sandy Lake is having a general election for the positions of Chief and Council for the 2008-2010 term. The Elders Council will also be elected at this time.

The election will take place Friday, March 28, 2008 at the Corporation board room. Polls open at 8:00 a.m. and close at 6:00 p.m. Central Standard Time (Sandy Lake time).

by NationTalk on March 11, 20081368 Views

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Prime Minister announces funding for the Northwest Territories under new national Community Development Trust

10 March 2008
Yellowknife, NWT

Prime Minister Stephen Harper, joined by Government Leader of the Northwest Territories Floyd K. Roland, today announced the Government of Canada will provide the NWT with $4.2 million as part of the new national Community Development Trust.

by NationTalk on March 11, 20081207 Views

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NDP Calls On Conservatives To Protect Children In Rockey Bay First Nation


Charlie Angus (Timmins-James Bay) says the children of Attawapiskat aren’t the only ones being affected by a cap on school projects. A school on a small isolated reserve in Northwestern Ontario is in such dire need of a new infrastructure that it is facing possible roof collapse from heavy snows or wind.

by NationTalk on March 11, 20081172 Views

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Prime Minister Harper delivers on commitment to the “New North”

10 March 2008
Yellowknife, NWT

During his fifth official visit to Canada’s North since taking office two years ago, Prime Minister Stephen Harper today highlighted Canada’s North as one of the Government’s top political and economic priorities. In a luncheon address to the Yellowknife Chamber of Commerce, the Prime Minister outlined the Government’s four-point Northern Strategy focussed on strengthening Canada’s Arctic sovereignty; protecting the fragile northern environment; promoting economic and social development; and giving Northerners more control over their economic and political destiny.

by NationTalk on March 11, 2008908 Views

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Métis Nation British Columbia (MNBC) Leave of Absence

Monday, March 10th, 2008

Clément Chartier
Métis National Council (MNC)
Suite 201, 350 Sparks Street
Ottawa, Ont.
K1R 7S8

Re: Métis Nation British Columbia (MNBC) follow up to March 3rd, 2008 correspondence

Dear MNC President Chartier,

Please accept this MNBC correspondence as follow up to the MNBC letter dated Monday, March 3rd, 2008 sent to your attention. In the March 3rd, 2008 letter MNBC indicated that additional concerns would be provided in writing shortly to allow you as the MNC President an opportunity address and respond to MNBC issues in writing.

by NationTalk on March 11, 20082583 Views

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International Women’s Day: Top 10 Reasons Why Harper is Turning Back the Clock on Women’s Equality

Brought to you by the CAW Women’s Department

TORONTO, March 7 –

10. Shortly after taking office, the Stephen Harper government cancelled the Early Learning and Child Care agreements with the provinces, cutting $3.7 billion from children’s programs, abandoning the planned universal childcare system in the works from the previous government.

by NationTalk on March 7, 20081056 Views

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First Nations Children of Attawapiskat Fight for a School Petition


To: Minister of Indian Affairs: Chuck Strahl

For 8 years the children of Attawapiskat, Ontario have had no grade school. They attend classes in cold portables. They have no library and no playground.

by NationTalk on March 7, 20081704 Views

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