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Federal budget ignores Indigenous infrastructure needs: Assembly of First Nations – Toronto Star

April 17, 2024 OTTAWA – The national chief of the Assembly of First Nations is denouncing a federal budget that she says all but ignores the needs of the communities she represents. The federal government is neglecting a long-standing promise to close the widening First Nations infrastructure gap by 2030, Cindy Woodhouse Nepinak said Wednesday […]

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Statement by the Prime Minister on the 42nd anniversary of the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms

April 17, 2024 The Prime Minister, Justin Trudeau, today issued the following statement on the 42nd anniversary of the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms: “The Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms is one of our country’s greatest accomplishments. Central to who we are as Canadians, the Charter represents freedom, democracy, and the values of […]

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Statement – Ontario Responds to the 2024 Federal Budget

April 16, 2024 TORONTO — Today, Peter Bethlenfalvy, Ontario’s Minister of Finance, issued the following statement in response to the 2024 federal budget: “Today’s budget was a missed opportunity to scrap the costly federal carbon tax, which is making everything from gasoline to groceries more expensive. Our government continues to urge the federal government to […]

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Suspended police officers blame unfair disciplinary process for costing taxpayers millions – Atin Ito News

Formerly suspended officers point to systemic issues that led to their suspensions and kept them on paid leave for months or years. They say police chiefs are too quick to suspend, investigations are too often conducted by their colleagues. Those in charge, meanwhile, don’t see it the same way. Former chief says restorative justice could […]

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Landlord in Thunder Bay, Ont., who says he’s owed $11K in rent calls for LTB changes – Atin Ito News

Anshul Jain says his tenants in Thunder Bay, Ont., have never paid rent. Tenant advocates say there’s not enough affordable housing in the region. Both are calling for changes to the provincial Landlord and Tenant Board amid a growing backlog of cases and a national housing crisis. Advocates say lack of housing leaves renters in […]

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Budget 2024: response from the Métis Nation of Ontario

April 16, 2024; Ottawa, ON – Today’s Budget includes some important investments including $30 million over five years for the Métis Capital Corporations and $60 million for Métis communities to accelerate work to narrow housing and infrastructure gaps. But there remain critical gaps in essential services such as health care, justice services and emergency management. […]

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Oneida meeting puts ‘actions behind words’ in reconciling with local First Nations: Morgan – CBC

Apr 16, 2024 Environment, infrastructure and housing among the issues to be discussed London, Ont., and Oneida Nation of the Thames leaders say they hope this week’s joint council meeting will bring about a stronger working relationship between the communities, and ensure Oneida voices are represented at London city hall. Wednesday’s meeting, set to get […]

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Underfunding and privatizing essential public services keeps the gender pay gap stuck at 32%

April 15, 2024 Women in Ontario are marking Equal Pay Day on 16 April 2024 because, on average, they need to work 15.5 months – 3.5 extra months into 2024 – to earn what Ontario men, on average, earned in 2023. Recognized globally, Equal Pay Day is a non-partisan day of international action calling on […]

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Indigenous infrastructure gap estimated at more than $425B – CBC

April 16, 2024 National organizations estimate immense needs in advance of 2024 federal budget As the Trudeau government prepares to release this year’s federal budget, Indigenous organizations estimate it would take more than $425 billion to close the infrastructure gap in their communities by the government’s 2030 goal. While the bulk of that staggering sum […]

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How successful are the 24 Faculties of Law in implementing Call to Action # 28?

The 24 Faculties of Law in Canada have taken widely different approaches to implementing a mandatory Indigenous course in response to Call to Action # 28. What follows is an objective view of what each faculty is delivering based exclusively on how many mandatory Indigenous courses are offered over how many terms that address the […]

by ahnationtalk on April 15, 202412 Views

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