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Ugly stain on Canada’s aboriginal record: Goar – Toronto Star

Unbeknownst to most Canadians, government officials kept trying to assimilate aboriginal children in their lifetime. The week before Christmas every newly elected MP received an unsettling letter. It wasn’t a threat or a warning. It was a polite reminder that they had inherited a festering injustice. A poster was attached to the note, emblazoned with […]

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Palliative care in critical condition: Canadian Cancer Society report – CP

Source: The Canadian Press Jan 12, 2016  By Kristy Kirkup THE CANADIAN PRESS OTTAWA _ Federal and provincial governments need to guarantee access to palliative care in legislation, the Canadian Cancer Society said Tuesday as it released a report on the state of care across the country. In its findings, the society said critically ill patients are […]

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Federally run homeless count facing data gaps as big cities opt out of project – CP

Source: The Canadian Press Jan 12, 2016 By Jordan Press THE CANADIAN PRESS OTTAWA _ Some of Canada’s biggest cities have chosen to opt out of a federally run count of homeless people, resulting in what some experts predict will be an incomplete picture of the national poverty problem. The decision by places like Toronto, Ottawa, Vancouver, […]

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Ontario human rights chief calls for race-based stats for kids in care – Toronto Star

Renu Mandhane suggests systemic discrimination is behind overrepresentation of black and aboriginal kids in care. “Systemic and persistent discrimination” is likely involved in a disproportionate number of aboriginal and black children being taken from their families and placed into care, Ontario’s Chief Human Rights Commissioner says. Ending the trend, Renu Mandhane added, begins with the […]

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Provinces drive most of Canada’s government debt growth – Fraser Forum

January 11, 2016 A recent Fraser Institute study found that Canadian governments have racked up a considerable amount of new debt since 2007/08. Eight years ago, combined federal and provincial government net debt (a measure of debt that adjusts for financial assets) stood at $834 billion. By 2015/16, it’s expected to reach $1.3 trillion. While […]

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Racism and discrimination are killing indigenous people, MP says – CBC

Jan 11, 2016 Inquest into death of 7 First Nations students in Thunder Bay, Ont., resumes Monday A “swirling storm” of racism and discrimination is killing indigenous people in Thunder Bay, Ont., says Patty Hajdu, an MP for the northwestern Ontario city and minister for the status of women. Hajdu said her experience running a […]

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DiCaprio dedicates Golden Globe to Indigenous peoples – APTN

January 11, 2016 One of Hollywood’s biggest stars dedicated his award to Indigenous peoples after winning Best Actor, drama at the Golden Globes on Sunday evening. Leonardo DiCaprio finished his speech by recognizing the Indigenous actors in, The Revenant. “I want to share this award with all the First Nations people represented in this film […]

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Aboriginal Law Report for the week ending January 10, 2016 – First People’s Law

On-the-ground opposition to BC Hydro’s Site C dam on the Peace River intensified. B.C. Site C dam protesters dig in and prepare for arrest B.C. Hydro reviewing its options on Site C protest encampment First Nations land occupation aims to stop Site C 3 protesters arrested at Site C dam project Despite eviction notice, Site […]

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Mother speaks of Aboriginal daughter’s death for first time ever – APTN

January 8, 2016 As families and organizations sit down to discuss the upcoming inquiry into missing and murder Indigenous women a Toronto mother is sharing to APTN National News about her daughter who was found dead in the 1990s. It’s the first time she has spoken about it. She’s speaking out now because she wants […]

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Legal News Roundup for January 11 – CBA

Supreme Court holding hearing on assisted death as government requests extension CTV News Pepper spray attack doesn’t reflect Canadians’ views says aunt of Alan Kurdi CBC.ca Statement – Minister McCallum issues statement regarding disturbing incident in Vancouver Canada NewsWire (press release) Lawyers Who Challenged Harper Supreme Court Appointment Marc Nadon Fighting ‘Paltry’ Award Huffington Post […]

by ahnationtalk on January 11, 2016138 Views

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