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Ministers visit Old Crow

April 12, 2017 Chief and council of the Vuntut Gwitchin Government were happy to welcome three Government of Yukon ministers to their Traditional Territory this week. Old Crow Member of the Legislative Assembly and Minister of Environment and Health and Social Services Pauline Frost was joined by Minister of Education and Justice Tracy-Anne McPhee, and […]

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IRC: Utqiaġvik to Host Inuit Circumpolar Council’s 2018 General Assembly

April 12, 2017 The Inuit Circumpolar Council is pleased to announce that it has accepted the gracious offer from the North Slope Borough to host ICC’s 13th General Assembly July 16 to 19, 2018 in Utqiaġvik, Alaska. “As Inuit, we are the people of the land in the Arctic who will continue to advance the livelihoods […]

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Curve Lake First Nation chief not saying whether or not band council pay has been doubled – The Peterborough Examiner

April 13, 2017 The chief of Curve Lake First Nation won’t say whether band council recently voted to give itself a big raise – one that would double councillors’ salaries. Chief Phyllis Williams wouldn’t comment on a media report stating that councillors increased their pay from $1,000 a month to $2,000. When asked by The […]

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Regional economic collaboration must include Indigenous neighbours – Nakoda officials – Rocky Mountain Outlook

Apr 13, 2017 Officials with the Stoney Nakoda First Nation are calling upon the province and other municipalities in the Bow Valley to include them in economic development conversations that occur in the future. Two chiefs, a councillor and two administrators from the Wesley, Chiniki and Bearspaw tribes – which comprise the Stoney Nakoda First […]

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BR Halifax Cornwallis Controversy – CP

Source: The Canadian Press – Broadcast wire Apr 13, 2017  HALIFAX – The divisive issue of what to do about sites named for Halifax’s controversial founder could soon be up for debate again. A rookie councillor says he wants to revisit the discussion about Edward Cornwallis, who issued a bounty on the scalps of Mi’kmaq men, women […]

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Itinerary for Thursday, April 13, 2017

Ottawa, Ontario April 12, 2017 Itinerary for the Prime Minister, Justin Trudeau, for Thursday, April 13, 2017: Ottawa, Ontario 9:00 a.m. The Prime Minister will attend the Crown-Métis Nation Summit. Sir John A. MacDonald Building 144 Wellington Street Ottawa, Ontario Notes for media: Open photo opportunity for remarks at beginning of the meeting Media should […]

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Canada came from people with big dreams, not from war – Cumberland News Now

April 13, 2017 In my earlier article on this subject, entitled Canada Celebrates, I observed that 2017 was indeed a very special year, primarily because we can celebrate our country’s 150th birthday. I also advocated that no town and area in Canada has more reason to celebrate 150 years of Confederation than ours. I still […]

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First Nations aim to capitalize on economic opportunity of legal pot industry – CBC

Some already investing in medical marijuana, want Ottawa to include them in discussions Apr 13, 2017 First Nations want to be among those cashing in on what could become a multibillion-dollar industry if the federal government follows through on making marijuana a legal recreational drug in Canada. The Trudeau government’s goal is to make legalization […]

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Greens aim for historic breakthrough in B.C. with anti status quo message – CP

Source: The Canadian Press Apr 13, 2017 4:00 By Laura Kane THE CANADIAN PRESS VANCOUVER _ Andrew Weaver, a respected climate scientist and leader of British Columbia’s Green party, hopes to have something in common with Rachel Notley, Justin Trudeau and even Donald Trump. All three were dark horse candidates at the outset of elections where they pulled […]

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Media Advisory – Métis Nation – Crown Summit to Take Place on Thursday April 13, 2017

OTTAWA, April 12, 2017 – On Thursday, April 13, 2017, the leaders of the Métis Nation will be meeting with Prime Minister Trudeau and his Ministers for the first Métis Nation–Crown Summit between these Confederation Partners. The meeting will be held 9 am to 11:30 am at the Sir John A. Macdonald building on 144 […]

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Finance minister, premier square off in playoff hockey Battle of Alberta – CP

Source: The Canadian Press Apr 12, 2017  CALGARY _ The Battle of Alberta _ 2017 NHL playoff edition _ is in full swing at the Alberta legislature. The first round of the Stanley Cup playoffs has started with the Calgary Flames taking on the Anaheim Ducks and the Edmonton Oilers playing the San Jose Sharks. In the […]

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Call for nominations: Community Joint Planning and Management Committee for the Sylvia Grinnell and Qaummaarviit Territorial Parks

April 12, 2017 The Government of Nunavut (GN) and the Qikiqtani Inuit Association (QIA) are now accepting nominations for six appointments to the Community Joint Planning and Management Committee (CJPMC) for the Sylvia Grinnell and Qaummaarviit Territorial Parks. The CJPMC provides advice and recommendations to the GN on the planning, establishment, operation and management of […]

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Government supports National Gathering of Elders

Apr 12, 2017 The Alberta government is providing $100,000 for dialogue and collaboration on critical issues facing Canada’s Indigenous Peoples. Representatives of 623 First Nations, Metis and Inuit groups have been invited to participate in the National Gathering of Elders, which will be held in Edmonton from September 11-14. Three to four thousand delegates are […]

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Government Takes Next Step in Building a Strong Middle Class

April 11, 2017 – Ottawa, Ontario – Department of Finance Canada Budget 2017 is the next step in the Government’s long-term plan to create jobs and strengthen the middle class. Canada is home to a well-educated and highly skilled workforce, but as the demands of the workplace change, so too must the education and skills […]

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Should Canadian ‘Indigenous Knowledge’ be Open to Challenge? – FCPP

Like post-secondary institutions in colonialized countries, the first Canadian universities had strong ties to religious institutions and to the alma maters of what their academics saw as their mother countries. By the late 1960s, secularity had become the norm, but the institutions were still dominated by academics and administrators from France, the UK, and especially […]

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New law allows parental leave – St. Albert Gazette

Apr 12, 2017 City councillors could soon take time off for their newborn kids under proposed changes to the law that governs Alberta’s cities. Alberta Municipal Affairs Minister Shaye Anderson tabled a bill to amend the Municipal Government Act in the legislature Monday. The bill, which regulates municipal governments, is a follow-up to last year’s […]

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BR Mba Racist – CP

Source: The Canadian Press – Broadcast wire Apr 12, 2017  SASKATOON – A Manitoba grand chief says her provincial government is the most racist in Canada. Sheila North Wilson, who represents northern Manitoba First Nations, made the comment yesterday at a First Nations health conference in Saskatoon. North Wilson says she was offended that Premier Brian Pallister […]

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B.C. Election: Parties hustle for advantage on key issues, leader momentum and credibility – Angus Reid

Clark, Horgan in statistical tie on question of who would make best premier April 12, 2017 – The earliest days of the 2017 provincial election campaign in British Columbia are revealing a political landscape in which the incumbent faces a steep climb back into the good favour of the electorate, and in which the challenger […]

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National Chief Bulletin – Federal Budget 2017

National Chief Bulletin – Federal Budget 2017 Federal Budget 2017 Budget 2017 Overview of Funding for Indigenous Peoples and Initiatives Government of Canada Budget 2017: Investments in Indigenous Issues The Liberal government tabled its second federal budget on March 22. This Bulletin provides an initial assessment and analysis as well as a brief overview of […]

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A timeline of events in British Columbia’s electoral history – CP

Source: The Canadian Press Apr 11, 2017 VICTORIA _ A timeline of British Columbia’s electoral history: 1871 _ First general election is held. 1873 _ The secret ballot is introduced and federal MPs are disqualified from sitting as members of the legislature. 1874 _ Chinese and Aboriginal Peoples are disenfranchised. 1878 _ Teachers are prohibited from voting […]

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Jobs, jabs take centre stage on first day of B.C. election campaign – CP

Source: The Canadian Press Apr 12, 2017 VANCOUVER _ B.C.’s political parties wasted little time taking potshots at one another on the first official day of the election campaign ahead of the provincial vote on May 9. Liberal Leader Christy Clark spoke to supporters and candidates in Vancouver last night, saying her party has a plan to […]

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CBC apologizes for ‘Canada: The Story of Us’: ‘Some people felt misrepresented’ – CP

Source: The Canadian Press Apr 11, 2017  TORONTO _ The CBC apologized Tuesday in the wake of accusations of inaccuracies in its docu-drama “Canada: The Story of Us.” Politicians in Quebec and Nova Scotia are among those who have complained about the facts in the 10-hour series, which premiered on March 26. “Whenever you recount a country’s […]

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Trudeau government proposes new restrictions, powers for federal budget watchdog – CP

Source: The Canadian Press Apr 11, 2017  THE CANADIAN PRESS OTTAWA _ The Trudeau government tabled legislation Tuesday which, once passed, will give the parliamentary budget officer expanded powers but also impose new restrictions. The so-called budget implementation act would make the federal watchdog an independent Officer of Parliament, set the officer’s term at seven years, ensure […]

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Wahoo protesters want to be in on Indians’ talks with MLB – CP

Source: The Associated Press Apr 11, 2017 By Tom Withers THE ASSOCIATED PRESS CLEVELAND _ Organizers protesting the Cleveland Indians’ use of the Chief Wahoo logo have asked to be involved in talks with Major League Baseball about changes to the contentious symbol. A group asking the Indians to abolish the red-faced, smiling logo and their nickname […]

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Budget 2017 Charts Moderate, Responsible Course; Sets out Strong Plan for Province

Budget 2017 charts a moderate and responsible course for Manitoba, based on reducing taxes and restraining government spending while investing appropriately in front-line services, Finance Minister Cameron Friesen said today. “Manitobans set priorities, make plans and come to decisions about their personal budgets every day, based on what they can afford. They expect no less […]

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Province set to lead on municipal legislation

An Act to Strengthen Municipal Government proposes practical changes that would help municipalities build stronger and more sustainable communities for Alberta families. Proposed changes to the Municipal Government Act (MGA) reflect the input of municipalities, community organizations, Indigenous groups, school boards, small businesses, industry and the public that was collected following the release of a […]

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FNTC Regional Workshop Roundup

April 10, 2017 CBI Negotiations training for Atlantic First Nations Success in negotiations is critical to the implementation of property taxation and multiple aspects of First Nations jurisdiction. Working with the Harvard-MIT Consensus Building Institute (CBI), FNTC facilitated a two-day workshop held in Moncton, NB from February 21 – 22, 2017 to provide participants with […]

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Science panel provides roadmap for transformative re-investment in research

April 10, 2017 OTTAWA – Canada has the potential to be a world leader in scientific discovery and innovation, and the Advisory Panel on Federal Support for Fundamental Science has launched a bold plan for making that happen. Today’s report, Investing in Canada’s Future: Strengthening the Foundations of Canadian Research, provides government with a thorough […]

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New Muskrat Falls Oversight Committee Members Announced

April 10, 2017 Today, the Provincial Government announced that four new independent members have been appointed to the Muskrat Falls Project Oversight Committee, which is mandated to provide independent and transparent oversight on cost and schedule performance of the project. In 2016, the interim report prepared by EY recommended that the Provincial Government strengthen independent […]

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INAC What’s New – April 2017

April 2017 April 11, 2017 – Internal Audit Reports 2015-2016 April 10, 2017 – Performance Measurement Strategy – 4.1.2 Nutrition North Canada NT5  

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Canada still has room to grow – Lethbridge Herald

April 11, 2017. Watching Canada celebrated and her soldiers mourned at the 100th anniversary of The Battle of Vimy Ridge, a thought occurred to me. In that fateful action, Canada became a country in the eyes of the world. A diverse group of soldiers banded together to win a battle no other country could manage. […]

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City of Iqaluit: By-election Results

April 10, 2017 PUBLIC SERVICE ANNOUNCEMENT APRIL 10, 2017 (IQALUIT, NUNAVUT) – The City of Iqaluit announces the results of the by-election conducted on April 10, 2017 for two council member positions. There were six candidates vying for the postion with Noah Papatsie and Kyle Sheppard winning the vacant seats. Candidates Votes Cast Ganesan, Dushyenth […]

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Probe Research Inc. : Pallister’s Tories remain on Top but Honeymoon Fades

Winnipeg – Almost one year after their convincing victory in the 2016 spring election, the Brian Pallister-led Progressive Conservatives remain highly popular even though their current level of support is 10 percentage points lower than their 2016 ballot box performance. These findings emerge from a Probe Research Inc. telephone survey of 1,000 adults taken for […]

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Letter: Senate should have no tolerance for ignorance – The Telegram

April 11, 2017 Not long ago, Sen. Lynn Beyak stated her opinion that Canada’s residential school system was “well-intentioned,” and that Canadians should not feel obliged to condemn this genocidal initiative. Her statements were defended by other senators, who castigated the press for questioning Sen. Beyak on the matter. It may be worthy of note […]

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UFCW: Working families feel the cuts of Brad Wall’s budget

Regina, Sask. – April 8, 2017 – In Brad Wall’s Saskatchewan, everyone is feeling the pain of the premier’s latest budget – except his wealthy corporate friends. For years, Saskatchewan reaped the benefits of high resource prices, but Wall never had the foresight to save some of this revenue for that inevitable time when resource […]

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Speaking the language of reconciliation – Canada.com

Indigenous languages compose rich foundation of Canadian history April 11, 2017 “I was angry at my grandparents for a long time.” Onowa McIvor grew up in northern Saskatchewan, where her grandparents feared prejudice against indigenous peoples and did everything they could to bury their Cree roots. They refused to teach the language to their children […]

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New Pond Inlet director elected in QIA vote – NunatsiaqOnline

David Curley wins April 10 by-election April 11, 2017 Pond Inlet has a new community director to represent their interests at the Qikiqtani Inuit Association: David Curley. That’s according to unofficial results from the Pond Inlet by-election. Three candidates ran for the position of Community Director for Pond Inlet, with the vote breaking down like […]

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Government of Canada strengthens Temporary Foreign Worker Program through Budget 2017

April 10, 2017            Gatineau, Quebec             Government of Canada Budget 2017 is the next step in the Government of Canada’s long-term plan to create jobs and strengthen the middle class. As part of its plan to grow the Canadian economy, the Honourable Patty Hajdu, Minister of Employment, Workforce Development and Labour, and the Honourable Ahmed […]

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AUMA: Progress on MGA appreciated, but bigger steps still needed for municipal success

(Edmonton, April 10, 2017) – While Bill 8 addresses some of the shortcomings of the Municipal Government Act (MGA) and enables greater regional collaboration, municipalities are concerned that it does not respond to our numerous requests to stabilize municipal funding so we can effectively plan for, and address, infrastructure and service requirements in our communities. […]

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Canada, British Columbia and the First Nations Leadership Council Sign Reconciliation Charter Committing to the Care of First Nations Children and Youth

April 7, 2017        Vancouver, B.C.        Indigenous and Northern Affairs Canada The health and well-being of Indigenous children is a top priority for the Government of Canada, the Province of British Columbia and the First Nations Leadership Council. Together we are taking action to help ensure that children receive the health and social services […]

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2017 National Gathering of Elders

MEDIA ADVISORY April 10, 2017, Edmonton, AB: Chief Rupert Meneen, Tallcree Tribal Government and Grand Chief of Treaty 8 First Nations (Alberta) and Assembly of First Nations Regional Chief (Alberta), Craig Makinaw, are inviting media and others to the official launch of the 2017 National Gathering of Elders. The Gathering will be held in Edmonton, […]

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Aamjiwnaang Begins Process Of Self Government – Blackburn News

April 11, 2017 Aamjiwnaang First Nation has taken the first step towards self-government. Acting Band Council Clerk Lynn Rosales says they’ve developed their own Constitution with input from the community. “The development of the Aamjiwnaang Chi’Naagknigewin, our community Constitution, is a small step towards embracing our inherent right to be self-governing and to work towards […]

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Here’s why Canada needs a Department of Peace – Ottawa Citizen

April 11, 2017 The federal government has twisted itself into knots to “go along to get along” with the Trump administration and has not sufficiently considered opportunities it has available by the vacuum created by Donald Trump. One of those critical areas is peacebuilding. Trump has been speaking of the desirability of a new arms […]

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Ontario urged to tackle gender pay gap with transparency law – Thestar.com

Gap between men and women’s pay has barely narrowed in three decades, advocates say. April 11, 2017 Ontario must urgently introduce pay transparency laws to tackle a gender wage gap that has remained virtually unchanged for 30 years — the legacy of inadequate enforcement and funding, according to equal pay advocates. The changes proposed by […]

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Granting agency focuses on ‘internal systems’ after Canada 2020 sponsorship – CP

Source: The Canadian Press Apr 11, 2017 By Joanna Smith THE CANADIAN PRESS OTTAWA _ A federal government agency that gave money to a think tank with close ties to the Liberals says the attention it received has made it think carefully about how it collaborates with outside organizations. “It’s certainly helped us to focus on systems […]

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Cost control, possible privatization expected in Manitoba budget Tuesday – CP

Source: The Canadian Press Apr 11, 2017 WINNIPEG _ Manitoba’s Progressive Conservative government is expected to deliver another dose of fiscal medicine Tuesday afternoon in a provincial budget likely to include the privatization of some government services and cuts to tax credits. Finance Minister Cameron Friesen, who introduced legislation to freeze public-sector wages last month, said more […]

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Parties promise jobs, public investments at dawn of B.C. election campaign – CP

Source: The Canadian Press Apr 11, 2017 VANCOUVER _ British Columbians have faced an onslaught of government announcements, party ads and political finger pointing over the last few months. It was all a prelude to the provincial election campaign, which will officially begin today when Liberal Leader Christy Clark asks the lieutenant governor to dissolve her government. […]

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No need for municipal tax hikes: Saskatchewan premier says after budget cuts – CP

Source: The Canadian Press Apr 10, 2017 By Jennifer Graham THE CANADIAN PRESS REGINA _ Saskatchewan Premier Brad Wall says municipal tax hikes aren’t necessary and that cities or towns could dip into their reserves to cover their budget shortfalls. “I would note that many of them have huge reserves,” Wall said Monday during question period in […]

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Alberta municipalities to get power to grant parental leave for councillors – CP

Source: The Canadian Press Apr 10, 2017  EDMONTON _ Alberta cities and towns will soon have the power to grant parental leave for councillors. The Act to Strengthen Municipal Government was tabled in the legislature on Monday. Right now, municipal councillors can be disqualified if they miss eight weeks of meetings. Exceptions are dealt with on a […]

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Call for applications – CCUNESCO Sectoral Commissions

The Canadian Commission for UNESCO is launching a call for applications to identify potential individuals interested in being actively involved in the work of one of its three (3) Sectoral Commissions: •         Education; •         Natural, Social and Human Sciences; •         Culture, Communication and Information. Additional information on the Sectoral Commissions’ mandate and priority themes can […]

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