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CAP: Favoritism in COVID-19 Indigenous Funding Will Cost Lives

March 31, 2020 (Ottawa, ON) – The announcement of Indigenous COVID-19 funding shows with the stroke of a pen that the Trudeau government has written off hundreds of thousands of First Nations, Métis and Inuit people from receiving adequate help in this time of need. “The Congress of Aboriginal Peoples denounces this biased allocation of […]

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Statement – Inequality amplified by COVID-19 crisis

“Governments across Canada are now moving with exceptional speed to slow the spread of COVID-19. The unprecedented measures being put in place to protect our health, safety and security go beyond what most of us could have ever imagined. “While social distancing, self-isolation, and quarantining are essential to flattening the curve, we must recognize that […]

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Carbon pricing not going anywhere, Trudeau says – National Observer

March 31st 2020 The federal price on pollution isn’t going anywhere during the COVID-19 crisis, says Canada’s prime minister, because fighting climate change remains a priority even during a pandemic. Prime Minister Justin Trudeau also said he will have more information soon about the Trans Mountain pipeline, as fears are raised in B.C. of possible […]

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Morning Brief: Military prepared to help authorities respond to COVID-19 pandemic – iPolitics

Mar 31, 2020 Good morning, readers. The federal government has mobilized 24,000 members of the Canadian Armed Forces — nearly one-quarter of all regular and reserve members — to help provincial and municipal authorities who may need support during the COVID-19 pandemic with everything from delivering supplies to assisting civilian authorities enforcing quarantine orders. So […]

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Les Femmes Michif Otipemisiwak Calls for Gendered Lens in COVID-19 Economic Response Plan

OTTAWA, ON., Friday, March 30, 2020 – Les Femmes Michif Otipemisiwak’s (LFMO) is calling for additional resources to ensure that a gendered lens is used in implementing the federal government’s COVID-19 Economic Response Plan. The Honourable Marc Miller, Minister of Indigenous Services, has announced $305 million will be allocated to Indigenous-specific funding, with $215 for […]

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AIAI: $305 Million to First Nations Communities not nearly Enough

London, Ontario Mar 28th, 2020 – Amid the COVID-19 pandemic Canada has allocated nearly $100 billion in its economic response plan to assist the country. For the Indigenous population they have set aside $305 million for Community Support, however, that amount is not going to be nearly enough for the Indigenous peoples to protect themselves […]

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COVID-19 Crisis Forces Postponement of Métis National Council General Assembly

March 27, 2020 Given the danger and practical impossibility of convening meetings during the COVID-19 crisis, Métis National Council (MNC) President Clément Chartier today informed Members of the MNC General Assembly that the MNC General Assembly anticipated for the end of April, 2020 will be postponed. An alternative date will be set once the health […]

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Ogichidaa Francis Kavanaugh, Grand Chief of Treaty #3 congratulates Gerald Lewis on his re-election as Chief of Iskatewizaagegan #39 Independent Nation

Ogichidaa Francis Kavanaugh, Grand Chief of Treaty #3 congratulates Chief Gerald Lewis of Iskatewizaagegan #39 Independent Nation on his re-election for a third term this past Thursday. “Chief Lewis has been a strong advocate for his community,” said Ogichidaa Francis Kavanaugh. “I am certain that with his re-election we can continue to work together to […]

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Morning Brief: Officials prepare makeshift hospitals for COVID-19 patients – iPolitics

Mar 30, 2020 Good morning, readers. Canadian provincial and municipal leaders are preparing makeshift hospitals to house COVID-19 patients in the event the pandemic overwhelms existing hospital capacity. The move comes as countries in Europe and states like New York have commandeered vast spaces normally reserved for conferences or sporting events to house the thousands […]

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GCT#3: Provincial and Federal Governments Announce COVID-19 Response Packages

Ontario’s Action Plan: Responding to COVID-19 Wednesday the Ontario Government unveiled its Ontario’s Action Plan: Responding to COVID-19. The $17 billion package includes $7 billion in new spending and $10 billion in tax breaks and deferrals designed to tackle the COVID-19 pandemic. The package includes the following: In Health care: $935 million in additional funding […]

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