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IR: Iroquois Caucus-Anishinabek issue joint statement, letter to PM

(Kahnawake – April 21, 2017) The Iroquois Caucus and the Anishinabek Nation wish to announce that they have issued a Joint Declaration regarding their serious concerns regarding the transportation of highly-radioactive liquid waste on their respective territories (see attached). Additionally, a joint letter to Prime Minister (see attached) was sent to Prime Minister Justin Trudeau […]

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FNLC’s 2017 BC Election Package

The First Nations Leadership Council is committed to changing the course of First Nation-Crown relations in BC in a way that empowers First Nations and results in real, concrete change to our children, families, and communities. The FNLC has identified the upcoming provincial election as a critical turning point in which First Nation voters have […]

by pmnationtalk on April 21, 201782 Views

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Manitoba Liberal leadership candidate says youth on her side – CP

Source: The Canadian Press Apr 21, 2017 By Steve Lambert THE CANADIAN PRESS WINNIPEG _ The first candidate to step forward for the Manitoba Liberal Party leadership launched her bid Friday by arriving at a news conference on a motorcycle and touting her youth as an asset. Cindy Lamoureux, a 25-year-old political rookie first elected to the […]

by ahnationtalk on April 21, 201772 Views

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Liberal Leader Christy Clark says U.S. “greed” driving softwood spat – CP

Source: The Canadian Press Apr 21, 2017  WILLIAMS LAKE, B.C. _ British Columbia Liberal Leader Christy Clark says the United States lumber industry is “driven by greed,” and she is the candidate who can lead the province to a softwood agreement with American producers. Campaigning in Williams Lake, B.C., at a log home manufacturing business, Clark told […]

by ahnationtalk on April 21, 201768 Views

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Minister Carr Calls on Canadians to Join Generation Energy and Share Their Ideas for Canada’s Energy Future

April 21, 2017     Winnipeg        Natural Resources Canada Energy plays an important role in the daily lives of Canadians. It powers our homes, keeps us connected and takes us where we want to go. The way we deliver and consume energy in Canada will evolve as the world works to address climate change while responsibly meeting […]

by pmnationtalk on April 21, 201780 Views

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NCC: General Membership Meeting – Happy Valley Goose Bay

April 21, 2017 The NunatuKavut Community Council will be having a General Membership Meeting Monday, April 24, 2017 @ 7:00 pm NCC Board Room, 200 Kelland Drive, Happy Valley – Goose Bay, Labrador The NunatuKavut Community Council would like to provide you an update of our progress and initiatives, and we continue to seek your […]

by pmnationtalk on April 21, 201770 Views

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Former cabinet minister turned Manitoba judge broke ethics law: commissioner – CP

Source: The Canadian Press Apr 21, 2017  OTTAWA _ Canada’s former public safety minister has had his wrist slapped by the federal ethics commissioner for violating conflict of interest rules. Vic Toews was a Conservative MP from Manitoba and senior minister in Stephen Harper’s government between 2006 and 2013. He is now a judge on the Court […]

by ahnationtalk on April 21, 201755 Views

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Pot taxes will stay low in order to push out pushers, Morneau suggests – CP

Source: The Canadian Press Apr 21, 2017  WASHINGTON _ Here’s some good news for Canadian pot smokers: high taxes will not join the munchies, the pasties and short-term memory loss as unwelcome side effects of smoking up. The Canadian government is hinting it wants to keep pot taxes low. As the feds design tax policy for soon-to-be-legalized […]

by ahnationtalk on April 21, 201753 Views

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Métis National Council Board of Governors Sign Historic Accord with Canadian Government – Métis Nation of Alberta

April 20, 2017 Thursday, April 13, 2017 was a historic day for Métis rights in Canada. Métis Nation of Alberta (MNA) President Audrey Poitras and other Members of the Métis National Council Board of Governors joined Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and key members of his cabinet in Ottawa for the inaugural meeting of the Crown-Métis […]

by pmnationtalk on April 21, 201743 Views

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Prime Minister Trudeau to attend NATO Leaders’ Meeting, G7 Summit, and traveI to Italy and Vatican City

Ottawa, Ontario April 21, 2017 The Prime Minister, Justin Trudeau, today announced that he will travel to Brussels, Belgium, to participate in the NATO Leaders’ Meeting on May 25. Following the NATO Meeting, he will visit Taormina, Italy, from May 26 to 27, to participate in the 43rd G7 Leaders’ Summit. He will then go […]

by pmnationtalk on April 21, 201756 Views

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Minister Crocker Requests Compensation for Fish Harvesters and Plant Workers Impacted by Severe Ice Conditions

April 20, 2017 The Honourable Steve Crocker, Minister of Fisheries and Land Resources, has written to the Federal Government to request compensation to harvesters and plant workers impacted by the severe ice conditions this spring. Snow crab and lobster fisheries would normally be starting or about to start this time of year but ice conditions […]

by pmnationtalk on April 21, 201746 Views

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N.S. review of ‘conquered people’ brief complete, but minister won’t comment – APTN

April 20, 2017 A review of a controversial Crown brief that implied the Mi’kmaq are a conquered people is now complete, but Nova Scotia’s justice minister refused Wednesday to divulge its contents. “I’ve seen the report and I’m not able to give any information about it,” Diana Whalen said after a cabinet meeting. “It’s got […]

by ahnationtalk on April 21, 201742 Views

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Garden River FN: Upcoming Chief & Council Working Meeting

April 20, 2017 Upcoming Meetings April 25th, 2017- 6:00pm, Working Meeting- Council Chambers- to be live streamed Live Stream: https://livestream.com/GardenRiverFirstNation/events/4666855 NT5

by pmnationtalk on April 21, 201748 Views

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Changes coming this spring as child intervention panel enters second phase – Edmonton Journal

April 21, 2017 Aggressive movement to change Alberta’s child intervention system will see new legislation introduced this spring. But before that happens, the province’s child intervention panel will wrestle with whether or not to roll back transparency measures around reporting the death of children in care. The panel moved into its second phase this week, […]

by ahnationtalk on April 21, 201748 Views

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Presentation of Medal for Volunteers

April 20, 2017 Governor General to Present Medal for Volunteers OTTAWA—His Excellency the Right Honourable David Johnston, Governor General of Canada, will present the Sovereign’s Medal for Volunteers to 46 individuals on Monday, April 24, 2017, at 10:30 a.m., during a ceremony at Rideau Hall. The Medal for Volunteers recognizes the exceptional volunteer achievements of Canadians from […]

by pmnationtalk on April 21, 201741 Views

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Can $11 billion end homelessness in Canada? – Thompson Citizen

April 21, 2017 In North American cities like New York, San Francisco, Vancouver, Toronto and countless others, we have grown accustomed to seeing people who are homeless walk among us, often in the shadows, often with visible signs of duress from addiction, mental illness or basic hopelessness. Simply put, we’ve become desensitized to the everyday […]

by ahnationtalk on April 21, 201740 Views

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B.C. party leaders back on the hustings today after fiery debate – CP

Source: The Canadian Press Apr 21, 2017  VANCOUVER _ With a fiery election debate in Vancouver behind them, British Columbia’s political party leaders return to the campaign trail today as the May 9 provincial election draws closer. NDP leader John Horgan is expected to make an announcement this morning at one of Vancouver’s SkyTrain stations. Details have […]

by ahnationtalk on April 21, 201755 Views

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Yukon Legislative Assembly opens with speech from the throne

April 20, 2017 The second session of the 34th Yukon Legislative Assembly opened today with a speech from the throne. Commissioner Doug Phillips delivered the speech in the assembly this afternoon. The speech from the throne illustrated the government’s four key priorities going forward: Building a strong Yukon by creating good jobs in a sustainable […]

by pmnationtalk on April 21, 201752 Views

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Call for nominations: Community Joint Planning and Management Committee for the Katannilik Territorial Park

April 20, 2017 The Government of Nunavut (GN) and the Qikiqtani Inuit Association (QIA) are now accepting nominations for six appointments (two from Iqaluit and four from Kimmirut) to the Community Joint Planning and Management Committee (CJPMC) for the Katannilik Territorial Park. The CJPMC provides advice and recommendations to the GN on the planning, establishment, […]

by pmnationtalk on April 21, 201751 Views

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Conservatives should distance themselves from Beyak – TheRecord.com

Canada’s last Indian residential school closed in 1996. The residential schools experience is not ancient history. Nor was the residential school experience positive, despite comments from Conservative Sen. Lynn Beyak. It’s easy to be blasé about the topic when you’ve never been around First Nation and Métis peoples who attended these institutions. It’s easy to […]

by pmnationtalk on April 21, 201744 Views

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Manitoba Liberal calls Friday news conference about party leadership – CP

Source: The Canadian Press Apr 20, 2017  By Steve Lambert THE CANADIAN PRESS WINNIPEG _ A 25-year-old rookie member of the Manitoba legislature may become the first leadership contestant for the provincial Liberals. Cindy Lamoureux, who was first elected last April, has scheduled a news conference for Friday to announce her decision on a possible leadership bid. […]

by pmnationtalk on April 21, 201756 Views

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Cree Nation moves to approve constitution and governance agreement, despite opposition – CBC

Chief of Waskaganish says her community was not properly consulted, others worry process rushed Apr 20, 2017 After heated debate, the Cree Nation Government in the James Bay Region of Quebec has moved to approve two key documents that could change the way the region is run, despite a petition asking for a delay and […]

by pmnationtalk on April 21, 201758 Views

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B.C. election debate: Key moments on Day 10 of the campaign – CP

Source: The Canadian Press – Broadcast wire Apr 20, 2017 VANCOUVER – A look at some of the key moments from the first debate between three main party leaders in British Columbia’s election on Day 10 of the campaign: ECONOMY: Liberal Leader Christy Clark continued her attack on the NDP’s platform, accusing John Horgan of running on […]

by pmnationtalk on April 21, 201753 Views

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Future of revamped health care bill remains dubious in House – CP

Source: The Associated Press Apr 21, 2017  By Alan Fram And Julie Pace THE ASSOCIATED PRESS WASHINGTON _ Eager for a victory, the White House is expressing confidence that a breakthrough on the mired Republican health care bill could emerge in the House next week. The chamber’s GOP leaders, burned by a March debacle, are dubious and […]

by pmnationtalk on April 21, 201746 Views

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Ontario Provincial Advocate Publications

Legislative Amendments and Recommendations regarding the Child, Youth and Family Services Act, 2017 A summary of key concerns and recommendations on Bill 89, the Child, Youth and Family Services Act, 2017 NT4

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Standing Committee Announces Schedule of Televised Hearings

IQALUIT, Nunavut (April 20, 2017) – The Legislative Assembly’s Standing Committee on Public Accounts, Independent Officers and Other Entities today announced the schedule for its upcoming televised hearings on the most recent reports to the Legislative Assembly by the Auditor General of Canada and the Information and Privacy Commissioner of Nunavut. The Auditor General’s appearance […]

by ahnationtalk on April 20, 201749 Views

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Royal Tour 2017

April 18, 2017 Their Royal Highnesses The Prince of Wales and The Duchess of Cornwall to Undertake a Royal Tour of Canada this Summer OTTAWA—His Excellency the Right Honourable David Johnston, Governor General of Canada, is pleased to announce that Their Royal Highnesses The Prince of Wales and The Duchess of Cornwall have accepted the […]

by pmnationtalk on April 20, 201750 Views

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Office of the Auditor General Seeks Albertans’ Input on List of Intended Performance Audits for the Next Three Years

EDMONTON, APRIL 20, 2017—Alberta’s Auditor General Merwan Saher signaled to all MLAs and Albertans, the performance audit work his office intends to do over the next three years by publishing the list of intended audits on his office’s website. Performance audits have previously been called systems audits in the office’s public reports. Calling them “performance […]

by pmnationtalk on April 20, 201749 Views

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NAN Advocate – Spring 2017

NAN Youth Gathering Unites more than 100 Participants from Across NAN Territory On March 19 representatives of Nishnawbe Aski Nation (NAN) and the Oshkaatisak (All Young People’s) Council welcomed more than 100 youth delegates from across NAN territory to the annual NAN Youth Gathering that took place over three days at the Best Western Plus […]

by ahnationtalk on April 20, 201751 Views

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LMG: Annual Walk to Commemorate the Anniversary of Migwite’tm

Date/Time Date(s) – Sunday Jun 11 17 10:00 AM – 2:00 PM Location Category(ies) No Categories Attention Community Notice Chief and Council would like to extend an invitation to the community of Listuguj to participate in a walk to commemorate the anniversary of Migwite’tm or “The Incident at Restigouche”. The LMG will be hosting a walk on […]

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Distance from Beyak: Senator’s perspective on residential schools should not be accepted by Conservatives – The Chronicle Journal

Canada’s last Indian residential school closed in 1996. The residential schools experience is not ancient history. Nor was the residential school experience positive, despite comments from Conservative Sen. Lynn Beyak. It’s easy to be blasé about the topic when you’ve never been around First Nation and Metis peoples who attended these institutions. It’s easy to […]

by ahnationtalk on April 20, 201753 Views

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SKTC: Hon. Scott Moe Minister of the Environment Sask Party introduces Special Guests

April 19, 2017 Members of the Aboriginal Youth Entrepreneur Program from the Mistawasis Business Club, Muskoday Business Club, Kinistin Business and the One Arrow Business Club were introduced in the Legislative Assembly of Saskatchewan, First Session, Twenty Eighth Legislature. The Aboriginal Youth Entrepreneur Program is funded by a partnership between Potash Corp. & STC. The […]

by pmnationtalk on April 20, 201744 Views

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MNO Council meets Lieutenant Governor

April 19, 2017 Members of the Métis Nation of Ontario (MNO) Grand River Métis Council (GRMC) had the honour to be invited to a City of Cambridge reception for Lieutenant Governor Elizabeth Dowdeswell. The reception was part of an official visit to the City of Cambridge by Her Honour. After receiving flowers from two lovely […]

by pmnationtalk on April 20, 201742 Views

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I’m Standing Up For Canadians By Seeking Economic Justice – Huffington Post Canada

The year 2017 is going to be a big one. I will be crisscrossing Canada from coast to coast to coast and I have already put on two thousand kilometers visiting across the Prairies. When we launched our campaign just over a month ago, we asked people across Canada to join us in building a […]

by ahnationtalk on April 20, 201744 Views

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Namgis FN: Notice of Election Chief Councillor

April 19, 2017 To All ‘Namgis members who have attained the age of nineteen (19) years or older, please be advised that you are eligible to vote in elections whether you live on or off Reserve. It is your responsibility to ensure that you are on the list of electors and that we have your […]

by pmnationtalk on April 20, 201738 Views

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Moose Cree FN: Harvesters Subsidy Program: Notice to Applicants

April 18, 2017 Applicants that submitted an application for the 2017 Spring Harvesters Subsidy Program but have not yet received a notification letter are asked to call our Harvesters Subsidy Program Coordinator at 705-658-4619 ext. 315. Read More. NT5

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Dave Laveau appointed to Destination Canada’s Board of Directors

Laveau is the first Aboriginal person to be appointed to this Canadian Crown corporation Huron-Wendat territory (Wendake, QC), April 19, 2017 – Following a transparent, merit-based process, Dave Laveau became the first Aboriginal person to be appointed to Destination Canada’s Board of Directors. The honourable Bardish Chagger, Leader of the Government in the House of Commons […]

by pmnationtalk on April 20, 201753 Views

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PSA: Official results from Pond Inlet by-election – QIA

The official results from the Pond Inlet by-election have been announced. All the ballots have been received by the chief electoral officer and verified. There were three candidates vying for the position of Community Director for Pond Inlet: David Curley 139 Dorcas Erkloo 18 Cornelius Kadloo Nutarak 43 David Curley was elected with 139 votes. […]

by ahnationtalk on April 20, 201755 Views

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In his own words: Text of Trump’s latest complaints about Canadian trade – CP

Source: The Canadian Press Apr 20, 2017 14:12 WASHINGTON _ U.S. President Donald Trump took several shots at Canada again Thursday, complaining about its trade practices in several areas. He made the remarks during a ceremony in the Oval Office where he signed an executive order related to steel. In his own words: “I want to just add […]

by pmnationtalk on April 20, 201753 Views

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PSAC: Budget 2017 and Indigenous peoples

This year’s federal budget allocates $3.4 billion for Indigenous communities over five years. The budget includes investments and support for First Nations in a number of areas including housing and infrastructure, education and training, policing, and health. The budget also commits resources to enhance, support and archive Indigenous languages. Some of the measures include: $8.6 […]

by ahnationtalk on April 20, 201744 Views

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Québec Aboriginal Tourism: Federal Government Recognizes 25 Years of Work

April 19, 2017 Laveau is the first Aboriginal person to be appointed to this Canadian Crown corporation Huron-Wendat territory (Wendake, QC), April 19, 2017 – Following a transparent, merit-based process, Dave Laveau became the first Aboriginal person to be appointed to Destination Canada’s Board of Directors. The honourable Bardish Chagger, Leader of the Government in the […]

by pmnationtalk on April 20, 201742 Views

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High-level event to mark 10th Anniversary of UNDRIP adoption

On Tuesday 25 April 2017, the President of the 71st session of the General Assembly will organize a high-level event to mark the tenth anniversary of the adoption of the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples. This will take place at the General Assembly Hall at 10:00 am. Objectives This is in […]

by ahnationtalk on April 20, 201738 Views

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Guaranteed income won’t help women: Opinion – Thestar.com

The entire Canadian and Ontario tax/transfer systems are heavily weighted against enabling women to make paid work pay. April 20, 2017 The basic income guarantee (BIG) as being framed in Ontario today may well be a conversation-changer. But in reality, it will change the conversation away from meeting the biggest demonstrated labour market and income […]

by ahnationtalk on April 20, 201739 Views

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The real story of us: We can’t agree on anything – The Globe and Mail

Apr. 20, 2017 Ifeel like I should plead guilty right up front. Yes, it’s true: I am one of the talking heads in the much-abused CBC history series The Story of Us. There are a few of us, and maybe at some point we will form a support group. I, for one, look forward to […]

by ahnationtalk on April 20, 201742 Views

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Premier Taptuna reacts to announcement of royal visit

April 19, 2017 Iqaluit, NU Premier Peter Taptuna today released the following statement: “I am honoured that Their Royal Highnesses, the Prince of Wales and the Duchess of Cornwall, will visit Nunavut in late June. Our territory is a place of vast beauty and great opportunity; one guided by the principles of Inuit societal values […]

by ahnationtalk on April 20, 201741 Views

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INAC What’s New – April 20, 2017

April 20, 2017 – 2017-2018 Corporate Risk Profile NT4

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City invites Winnipeggers to become signatories to Winnipeg’s Indigenous Accord

April 18, 2017 Winnipeg, MB – Local organizations, businesses, groups and individuals are invited to join the City of Winnipeg in a shared commitment to the ongoing, long-term process of reconciliation by becoming signatories of Winnipeg’s Indigenous Accord. To view the Accord and submit your request to become a partner, please visit winnipeg.ca/indigenousaccord. “It is […]

by pmnationtalk on April 20, 201747 Views

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Ombudsman reviews privacy breach – Manitoba Ombudsman

Apr 19, 2017 As many Manitobans are now aware, a confidential list of individuals who have undergone MRI procedures was recently disclosed to the media and some of this information was publicly released. On April 17, 2017, Manitoba Ombudsman was first advised of this privacy breach, and shortly thereafter, was made aware that the Winnipeg […]

by pmnationtalk on April 20, 201743 Views

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Editorial: Sauce for the goose – The Guardian

After launching hearings in late January, P.E.I.’s Electoral Boundaries Commission finished public meetings this month but Islanders have until 5 p.m. today to provide written submissions. However, as the public consultation portion of its work concludes, the commission must grapple with a new reality when it begins its deliberations. The commission is charged with re-drawing […]

by ahnationtalk on April 20, 201751 Views

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$631 pardon fee a ‘significant’ barrier, majority tell feds in consultation – CP

Source: The Canadian Press Apr 20, 2017 THE CANADIAN PRESS OTTAWA _ The $631 fee to apply for a criminal pardon poses a substantial hurdle for people trying to turn their lives around, said a large majority of those who responded to a federal consultation. Eighty per cent indicated the fee is a significant barrier while 16 […]

by ahnationtalk on April 20, 201747 Views

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