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New AFN chief and Harper meet for first time, little consensus reached – The Globe and Mail

Jan. 28, 2015 Little consensus was reached when Prime Minister Stephen Harper met for the first time with the new National Chief of the Assembly of First Nations. But Perry Bellegarde, who was elected in November to lead Canada’s largest indigenous group, says an ongoing dialogue between the government and First Nations was started at […]

by pmnationtalk on January 29, 2015691 Views

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OHRC offers recommendations for Child and Family Services Act review

January 27, 2015 December 19, 2014 Hon. Tracy MacCharles Minister of Children and Youth Services 14th Floor, 56 Wellesley St W Toronto ON M5S 2S3 Dear Minister, Re CFSA Review Please find attached the Ontario Human Rights Commission’s (OHRC) submission in response to the 2014 review of the Child and Family Services Act. We make […]

by pmnationtalk on January 27, 2015750 Views

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Law Society launches open houses to discuss challenges faced by racialized licensees

Toronto: As part of its ongoing efforts to promote equity, diversity and inclusiveness in Ontario’s legal profession, The Law Society of Upper Canada is launching a series of public consultation meetings throughout the province this winter to gain personal feedback from legal professionals and others. The consultation follows the release of the Law Society’s consultation […]

by pmnationtalk on January 13, 2015757 Views

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The Indigenous Bar Association congratulates Dr. Wilton Littlechild, IPC on receiving the 2015 Indspire Award for Law and Justice

Chief Littlechild is a respected lawyer and operates the law firm of J. Wilton Littlechild, Barrister and Solicitor, which is situated in the Ermineskin Reserve.  He is a strong advocate for the rights of Indigenous Peoples and promoter of implementation of the treaties between the Indigenous Peoples of Canada and the Crown.  Chief Littlechild served […]

by pmnationtalk on January 13, 20151035 Views

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FNCPA reaction to 2014 Spring Report of the Auditor General of Canada – Chapter 5 – First Nations Policing Program – Public Safety Canada

Introduction The First Nations Chiefs of Police Association (FNCPA) has reviewed and discussed the 2014 Spring Report of the Auditor General of Canada, Chapter 5 – First Nations Policing Program – Public Safety Canada (AG Report), released on 6 May 2014. The FNCPA’s reaction to its findings is offered for the information of the Governments […]

by pmnationtalk on December 18, 2014736 Views

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Harper Government Investment Supports Business Development and Growth in Sault Ste. Marie First Nation Communities

Harper Government Investment Supports Business Development and Growth in Sault Ste. Marie First Nation Communities December 18, 2014 – Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario – Industry Canada/FedNor Member of Parliament Bryan Hayes (Sault Ste. Marie), on behalf of the Honourable Greg Rickford, Canada’s Minister of Natural Resources and Minister for the Federal Economic Development Initiative for […]

by pmnationtalk on December 18, 20141299 Views

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Ontario Appoints Lead for New Aboriginal Justice Division

Member of Parliament LaVar Payne announces support for the Esplanade Arts and Heritage Centre December 17, 2014 – Medicine Hat, Alberta – Department of Canadian Heritage The City of Medicine Hat will receive multi-year funding of $90,000 ($45,000 in 2015–2016 and $45,000 in 2016–2017) through the Canada Arts Presentation Fund for the Esplanade Arts and […]

by pmnationtalk on December 18, 20142073 Views

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Law Aimed at Improving the Rights of Aboriginal women and Their Families Comes into Force

December 16, 2014 – Ottawa, ON – Aboriginal Affairs and Northern Development Canada Today, the Honourable Bernard Valcourt, Minister of Aboriginal Affairs and Northern Development, announced the coming into force of the provisional federal rules of the Family Homes on Reserves and Matrimonial Interests or Rights Act. The implementation of the second phase of the […]

by pmnationtalk on December 17, 2014871 Views

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“Toys for the North 2014″ is on schedule to make children happy in Matawa First Nations Communities

THUNDER BAY, ON, Dec. 15, 2014  – During this festive holiday season, the Thunder Bay RCMP Detachment has partnered with the Matawa First Nations to distribute toys to children in their nine Northern Ontario First Nations communities as part of the annual Toys for the North initiative. On Friday December 12th 2014, a wrapping party […]

by pmnationtalk on December 16, 20141534 Views

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Designation of Queen’s Counsel

Government honours lawyers who have demonstrated exemplary service to the Canadian justice system through their work in the federal public service. December 11, 2014 – Ottawa, ON – Department of Justice Canada Today, the Government of Canada recognized seven lawyers in the federal public service as Queen’s Counsel (Q.C.). Formally styled “Her Majesty’s Counsel learned […]

by pmnationtalk on December 12, 2014775 Views

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