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Minister Duclos releases report on nationwide engagement to reduce poverty

From Employment and Social Development Canada February 20, 2018 Québec, Quebec Employment and Social Development Canada Over the past year, the Government of Canada has travelled across the country, engaging with thousands of Canadians, especially those who have lived experience with poverty, to hear their stories, ideas and feedback about reducing poverty. Today the Honourable […]

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Ontario Transforming Adult Correctional System

Proposed Legislation Will Improve Conditions and Increase Transparency February 20, 2018 Ontario is transforming its adult correctional system to achieve better outcomes for individuals in custody, and those being released. The province has introduced legislation that is the foundation of the boldest transformation of our corrections system in a generation. The legislation would apply a […]

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Joint Statement from President DeGagné, the Nipissing University Faculty Association, and the Nipissing University Student Union on the Colten Boushie Decision

On behalf of Nipissing University we wish to express condolences to the family of Colten Boushie. We acknowledge the pain and loss of the Boushie family, and support their public efforts to press for changes to the nation’s criminal justice system. We are also concerned about the impacts this decision might have on Indigenous people, […]

by pmnationtalk on February 20, 20182 Views

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Senate Canada: Perspectives – February 13-15, 2018

Government In January, I rose in the Senate to bring attention to the importance of encouraging not only the Government of Canada, but also Parliament to consider the United Nation’s 2030 Agenda when drafting legislation and developing policies relating to sustainable development. The 2030 Agenda, adopted in 2015 at the United Nations, contains 17 sustainable […]

by pmnationtalk on February 20, 20182 Views

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Minister McKenna travels to New York City for meetings on climate action, clean-growth finance, and ocean health

From Environment and Climate Change Canada February 20, 2018 – Ottawa, Ontario Canada and the U.S. enjoy one of the closest relationships between any two countries in the world, and we know that, by working together, we can take on the global challenge of climate change, including by cooperating with the U.S.’ states, cities, and […]

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Leader of the Government in the House of Commons Weekly Statement – February 15, 2018

Upon our return following the constituency week, we will have two allotted days, the first on Monday, and the other on Thursday. On Tuesday, we will consider Bill C-69, the environmental assessment act. As the Minister of Finance announced in the House on Tuesday, the budget speech will be held on Tuesday, February 27. Pursuant to […]

by pmnationtalk on February 20, 20182 Views

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National Access Cannabis Announces Successful Response to Manitoba Private Cannabis Industry RFP

NAC expected to open a network of retail cannabis stores in Manitoba by Q3 2018 OTTAWA, Feb. 16, 2018  – National Access Cannabis Corp. (“NAC” or the “Company”) (TSX VENTURE: NAC), Canada’s best practices leader in delivering secure, safe and responsible access to legal cannabis, today announced that the government of Manitoba has chosen the […]

by pmnationtalk on February 20, 20183 Views

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Ojibwe and Cree Artist Named 2018 Ashley Fellow at Trent University

February 15, 2018 An Ojibwe and Cree chorographer and multidisciplinary artist whose work is linked to her memory and Indigenous roots will be welcomed to Trent University over the next few weeks as the 2018 Ashley Fellow. “Trent students will be drawn to Lara for her warm personality and meaningful connections she makes with each […]

by pmnationtalk on February 20, 20183 Views

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NAN: Grand Chief to Address National Forum on Indigenous mental health

THUNDER BAY, ON (February 20, 2018): Nishnawbe Aski Nation (NAN) Grand Chief Alvin Fiddler will share a First Nation’s perspective on challenges and opportunities in Indigenous mental health as a keynote speaker at a national forum in Australia this week. “I am honoured to be invited to join with leaders from around the world to […]

by pmnationtalk on February 20, 20181 Views

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Protesting Mistakes: Gender and Culture in the Review of Indian Register Decisions – NWAC

The convoluted and confusing pathways to “Indian” status under the Indian Act are made even more difficult by the lack of clarity many people experience in decisions on their applications for status. Indigenous women face disproportionate hurdles when challenging Indigenous and Northern Affairs Canada (INAC) decisions because they are some of the most marginalized people […]

by pmnationtalk on February 20, 20181 Views

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