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Canada 2020 Key Note Address – First Nations, Fiscal Equity & Resource Sovereignties: The Path to Closing the Development Gap

Canada 2020 Key Note Address – First Nations, Fiscal Equity & Resource Sovereignties: The Path to Closing the Development Gap National Chief Perry Bellegarde Assembly of First Nations Canada 2020 Key Note Address  April 29, 2015 Chateau Laurier, Drawing Room Ottawa, Ontario CHECK AGAINST DELIVERY We are a couple of years away from Canada’s 150th […]

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Harper Government Takes Another Important Step to Promote Prosperity in First Nation Communities

May 7, 2015 Ottawa, ON Aboriginal Affairs and Northern Development Canada Today in the House of Commons, the Harper Government introduced Bill C-59, which includes amendments to the First Nations Fiscal Management Act. The Act proposes amendments that would reduce red tape, better align the regime with provincial standards, streamline internal operations and enhance investor […]

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NAN Challenges Federal Commitment to Meeting Infrastructure Needs of First Nations

May 6, 2015 THUNDER BAY: Nishnawbe Aski Nation (NAN) Grand Chief Harvey Yesno is challenging the Government of Canada’s commitment to meeting the infrastructure needs of First Nations despite claims made by Indian and Northern Affairs Minister Bernard Valcourt in the House of Commons yesterday.   When pressured by the Opposition over his government’s failure […]

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Legislation to Enhance Pipeline Safety Passes in House of Commons

May 6, 2015   Ottawa  Natural Resources Canada The Honourable Greg Rickford, Canada’s Minister of Natural Resources, today issued a statement following the passage of the Pipeline Safety Act (Bill C-46) in the House of Commons. “Today’s passing of our government’s Pipeline Safety Act will further enhance Canada’s already world-class pipeline safety system. Indeed, this […]

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PM welcomes the Twenty-Second Annual Report on the Public Service of Canada

6 May 2015 Introduction Prime Minister Stephen Harper today welcomed the Twenty-Second Annual Report on the Public Service of Canada from Janice Charette, the Clerk of the Privy Council, Secretary to the Cabinet and head of the Public Service of Canada. The report highlights a number of the Public Service of Canada’s achievements over the […]

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Minister Blaney issues statement following the House of Commons’ adoption of the Anti-terrorism Act, 2015

OTTAWA, May 6, 2015 – Today, the Honourable Steven Blaney, Canada’s Minister of Public Safety and Emergency Preparedness, made the  following statement after the Anti-terrorism Act, 2015 passed third reading in the House of Commons and was referred to the Senate. “I am pleased that our Government’s Anti-terrorism Act, 2015 was adopted in the House […]

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Ottawa’s Pension Liability $90 Billion Higher than Reported

Toronto, May 7, 2015 – The unfunded liability in the pension plans for federal government employees was $90 billion higher than the reported number in 2013/14, says a new report from the C.D. Howe Institute. In “Ottawa’s Secret Debt: The Burden and Risks of Federal Employee Pensions,” authors William B.P. Robson and Alexandre Laurin argue […]

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Ontario Investing $1.7 Million to Improve Occupational Health and Safety

May 6, 2015 Province Funds 12 Organizations to Enhance Health and Safety Outcomes Ontario has awarded 12 grants to organizations throughout the province as part of the new Occupational Health and Safety Prevention and Innovation Program (OHSPIP) – an initiative to help improve occupational health and safety in workplaces. Under the new grants program, $1.7 million […]

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AFN National Chief Says Defeat of Bill on UN Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples Undermines Government’s Commitments to First Nations and Canadians

May 6, 2015 (Ottawa, ON) – Assembly of First Nations (AFN) National Chief Perry Bellegarde says that today’s vote in the House of Commons to defeat Private Member’s Bill C-641, United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples Act, undermines Canada’s claims to be a country that respects and acts on the human rights […]

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MNO Toronto and York Region Métis Council holds successful AGM

Submitted by Justin Kogler, MNO TYRMC Councillor The Métis Nation of Ontario (MNO) Toronto and York Region Métis Council (TYRMC) held its second Annual General Meeting (AGM) on Saturday, April 11, 2015. The AGM, which was preceded by the council’s monthly business meeting was held in the Nexus Lounge at the Ontario Institute for Studies […]

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