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Media Advisory – Gloria Steinem to headline Canada’s largest annual progressive policy conference

1,000 progressives descending on national capital this week for sold out #prgrs16 OTTAWA, March 29, 2016– The Broadbent Institute is hosting the country’s flagship conference for progressives. The mix of training and policy sessions from top international organizers and thought leaders at Progress Summit 2016 will showcase the pulse and strength of Canada’s progressive movement […]

by pmnationtalk on March 29, 2016210 Views

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Options for Band Council Elections for Pic Mobert First Nation

March 29, 2016 Options available for the conducting of future band council elections Why are we doing this? Our current election system is under the Indian Act, which is known to have flaws. The most notably flaw is the two (2) year term. The two year term is disruptive to the community. It sets up […]

by pmnationtalk on March 29, 2016178 Views

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National Chief Dwight Dorey Connects with Off-reserve Indigenous Peoples

March 29, 2016 (Ottawa) March 24, 2016 – Congress of Aboriginal Peoples’ National Chief, Dwight Dorey, spoke today on the success of the ongoing 3rd National Grassroots Engagement Tour: “We’ve had impressive turnouts at every stop on the tour and people are raising very relevant and important issues, including affordable housing, education, economic development, and […]

by pmnationtalk on March 29, 2016149 Views

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Pic Mobert First Nation Election Review Process Committee Sessions

March 28, 2016 The Pic Mobert First Nation Election Review Process Committee will be in Thunder Bay and Sault Ste. Marie to present information and the options available to band members for future band council elections. The topics to be presented are the First Nations Elections Act, The Indian Act Election System, and a Band […]

by ahnationtalk on March 28, 2016219 Views

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The Standing Senate Committee on Aboriginal Peoples has the honour to present its Second Report: Budget 2016-2017

March 24, 2016 The Standing Senate Committee on Aboriginal Peoples has the honour to present its SECOND REPORT Your committee, which was authorized by the Senate on Thursday, February 18, 2016, to study on best practices and on-going challenges relating to housing in First Nation and Inuit communities in Nunavut, Nunavik, Nunatsiavut and the Northwest […]

by pmnationtalk on March 28, 2016161 Views

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2015 Ontario Public Sector Salaries Disclosed

Ontario Making it Easier to Access Data and Information March 24, 2016 In keeping with Ontario’s commitment to openness and transparency, the government has released the salaries of Ontario Public Service and Broader Public Sector employees who were paid $100,000 or more in 2015. The Public Sector Salary Disclosure Act requires most organizations that receive […]

by pmnationtalk on March 28, 2016176 Views

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Governor General to Visit Thunder Bay, Sioux Lookout and North Bay

OTTAWA—Their Excellencies the Right Honourable David Johnston, Governor General of Canada, and Mrs. Sharon Johnston will visit Thunder Bay, Sioux Lookout and North Bay from March 29 to 31, 2016. “Sharon and I are delighted to be visiting northern and northwestern Ontario,” the Governor General said. “The communities of Thunder Bay, Sioux Lookout and North […]

by ahnationtalk on March 28, 2016225 Views

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Budget 2016 a Breath of Fresh Air

OTTAWA, ON – March 22, 2016 – The Canadian Association of Social Workers (CASW) welcomes Budget 2016’s investments in children and families, seniors, and Indigenous peoples and communities. While Growing the Middle Class falls short of comprehensively addressing poverty, it provides a refreshing step towards a more progressive path and marks the return of cooperative federal leadership […]

by pmnationtalk on March 24, 2016277 Views

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Budget Misses the Mark for Northern Ontario

March 23, 2016 Canadians had high expectations for the Liberal budget, but what they got yesterday were a few good commitments and many missed opportunities. Despite 30 billion dollars of promises, the government failed to move on FedNor, did not mention the Ring of Fire, and did not specify criteria for infrastructure spending for small […]

by pmnationtalk on March 24, 2016295 Views

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Mulcair: Budget a missed opportunity to reduce inequality

Canadians had high expectations for today’s Liberal budget, but what they got instead were missed opportunities to tackle inequality and backtracking on key commitments. They shortchanged First Nations education by $230 million and First Nations child welfare by $130 million in the first year alone. “Families across Canada are worried about their jobs and struggling […]

by ahnationtalk on March 24, 2016220 Views

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