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Auditor General Special Report: Ontario’s COVID-19 Response Faced Systemic Issues and Delays

(TORONTO) Ontario’s Auditor General Bonnie Lysyk says the province’s response to COVID-19 in the winter and spring of 2020 was slower and more reactive relative to other provinces. The audit looked at three areas: emergency management and pandemic response; outbreak planning and decision-making; and laboratory testing, case management and contact tracing. It found a number […]

by ahnationtalk on November 25, 20204 Views

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Assisted-death bill sends wrong message to Indigenous people, advocates say – The Star

OTTAWA – Assisted-dying legislation sends the wrong message to Indigenous communities, advocates said Tuesday as voices opposed to the bill continued to ring out on Parliament Hill. Indigenous elders work hard to tell young people that suicide should not be an option, and the medical assistance in dying (MAID) bill says the opposite, said Tyler […]

by ahnationtalk on November 25, 20202 Views

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Ottawa replaces federal bureaucrat working with Neskantaga First Nation during state of emergency – CBC

Chief demanded resignation of Anne Scotton, accused her of ‘paternalism’ and ‘mirroring colonialist values’ At the community’s request, Indigenous Services Canada has replaced the top federal bureaucrat working with Neskantaga First Nation during its current state of emergency. Assistant deputy minister Joanne Wilkinson has taken over from Ontario regional director general Anne Scotton as the liaison between department officials and Neskantaga — a […]

by ahnationtalk on November 25, 20203 Views

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At committee: Public safety spending plans, medical assistance in dying, zero emission vehicles – iPolitics

Nov 25, 2020 As the fall estimates review continues to dominate the committee agenda, Public Safety Minister Bill Blair will spend up to two hours fielding questions from PUBLIC SAFETY members on the latest budget requests filed by both his department and the arms-length law enforcement and security services that fall within his mandate, with a full […]

by ahnationtalk on November 25, 20203 Views

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‘Idle No More’: Beausoleil First Nation activist says serious Indigenous issues still exist – simcoe.com

November 24, 2020 An outspoken Indigenous activist from Beausoleil First Nation near Penetanguishene says the Idle No More movement continues to work to protect Indigenous rights, even though it is not making headlines like it did eight years ago. Tori Cress, an Idle No More organizer, said the movement has taken a more educational approach […]

by ahnationtalk on November 24, 20204 Views

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Coronavirus: Conservatives slam alleged lack of data on Indigenous-specific outbreaks – Global News

Conservative MP Gary Vidal slammed the Liberals in the House of Commons on Monday over what he alleged was a lack of data collected by the federal government and federal health agencies on the specific state of COVID-19 outbreaks on Indigenous communities. Read More: https://globalnews.ca/video/7479745/coronavirus-conservatives-slam-alleged-lack-of-data-on-indigenous-specific-outbreaks

by ahnationtalk on November 24, 20201 Views

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Coalition of clinicians, public policy experts and First Nations join forces to reduce incidences of cigarette smoking on Reserves

MISSISSAUGA, ON, Nov. 24, 2020 – The use of cigarettes on First Nations Reserves is exponentially higher than elsewhere and is a huge driver of disease and preventable death. The Canadian Coalition for Harm Reduction recently released its White Paper “Tobacco Control and Community Based Harm Reduction interventions The Case for Tobacco Harm Reduction in […]

by ahnationtalk on November 24, 20205 Views

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Morning Brief: Tougher restrictions are unavoidable – iPolitics

Nov 24, 2020 Good morning, — A grim COVID picture in Canada: Dr. Tam says tighter restrictions are unavoidable now, and the longer authorities wait, the longer the measures will have to last. She told CBC’s The National that while provincial and territorial medical officers have tried hard to keep up with testing and tracing in […]

by ahnationtalk on November 24, 20205 Views

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First Nation demands resignation of Ontario’s top Indigenous Services Canada bureaucrat – CBC

Neskantaga chief writes he can no longer work with Anne Scotton Nov 23, 2020 The chief and council of the First Nation with the most enduring boil water advisory in the country is calling for the immediate resignation of Indigenous Services Canada’s top Ontario bureaucrat, citing an irrevocable loss of trust. In an email sent Monday […]

by ahnationtalk on November 23, 20203 Views

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Canada supports the Mississauga Nation efforts to rebuild their nation and advance self-determination and reconciliation

From: Crown-Indigenous Relations and Northern Affairs Canada November 23, 2020 — Ottawa, Ontario — Crown-Indigenous Relations and Northern Affairs Canada The Government of Canada is rebuilding the nation-to-nation, Inuit-Crown and government-to-government relationship with Indigenous peoples through supporting the realization of their visions of self-determination. A key part of this work is through the Nation Rebuilding […]

by ahnationtalk on November 23, 20203 Views

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