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Canada Lands Company Ltd.: Notice of 2021/22 Annual Public Meeting

The Board of Directors of Canada Lands Company Limited (CLCL) invites members of the public to its virtual annual public meeting on Nov. 24, 2021, at 10 a.m. ET.

CLCL is a self-financing federal Crown corporation that works to enrich the everyday lives of Canadians by embracing the potential of the places and spaces it owns and operates, while also curating memorable experiences. Leveraging its subsidiaries (Canada Lands Company CLC Limited, Old Port of Montreal Corporation Inc. and Parc Downsview Park), CLCL transforms former Government of Canada properties and reintegrates them into local communities while ensuring their long-term sustainability and commercial viability. As a leading Canadian attractions manager, the Company also holds, invests in and manages the CN Tower, Downsview Park, the Old Port of Montréal and the Montréal Science Centre.

At this meeting, Jocelyne Houle, the Chair of the Board of Directors, and Robert Howald, CLCL’s President and CEO, will provide a review of the Company’s operations during the 2020/21 fiscal year as well a summary of CLCL’s current financial position and its activities across Canada.

Members of the public are invited to submit questions on the Company’s activities.

Questions may be submitted to [email protected] and must be received no later than Nov. 22, 2021. Every effort will be made to answer submitted questions during the meeting within the allotted time.

Contact
Marcelo Gomez-Wiuckstern
Vice-president, corporate communications
(416) 407-3046
[email protected]

Manon Lapensee
Director, corporate communications
(416) 402-0538
[email protected]

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5 key moments from Caledon’s joint council meeting with Mississaugas of the Credit First Nation

October 22, 2021

Caledon Mayor Allan Thompson called it ‘one of our most important meetings of the year’

It was “one of our most important meetings of the year,” said Mayor Allan Thompson as he concluded Wednesday’s (Oct. 20) joint council meeting with the Mississaugas of the Credit First Nation.

The two groups talked about the importance of communication and building a relationship together built on actions.

Here are five key moments from the meeting:

Read More: https://www.caledonenterprise.com/news-story/10502080-5-key-moments-from-caledon-s-joint-council-meeting-with-mississaugas-of-the-credit-first-nation/

After Two Years and at a Cost of $3.5 Million, Alberta Inquiry Finds Environmental Groups Did Nothing Wrong But Care About Climate Change

Commissioner Allan’s Final Report Proves the Inquiry Was a Pointless, But Dangerous Political Stunt, Say Targeted Groups

Edmonton, Toronto, Vancouver – After over two years and at a cost of $3.5 million, the final report from the “Public Inquiry into Anti-Alberta Energy Campaigns,” commissioned by the Alberta government, found environmental groups did nothing wrong, but simply care about climate change. The report found the word “anti-Albertan” in its own title to be neither constructive nor helpful. The organizations, individuals and foundations targeted by the Inquiry say the long, arduous and one-sided process was unconstitutional and should never be repeated in a democratic country like Canada.

“The Inquiry, War Room and legislation criminalizing protest are an alarming abuse of the power of government in an attempt to intimidate and silence civil society organizations,” said Tim Gray, executive director of Environmental Defence, one of around forty organizations targeted. “Although the report shows no evidence of wrongdoing by environmental groups, the Alberta government publicly refuses to accept the report’s findings.”

The Inquiry was an abuse of power. Groups targeted by the Inquiry were never interviewed and were denied basic procedural protections such as:

  • Public hearings,
  • Publicly accessible transcripts of testimony sworn under oath so groups know who accused them and what they were accused of,
  • Timely disclosure of all the evidence and witnesses,
  • Inadequate time to respond to accusations in report.

“This ill-conceived inquiry has not only been a colossal waste of time – these petrostate tactics threaten democracy and hold Alberta back from the important work that’s needed to transition to a cleaner economy,” said Eugene Kung of West Coast Environmental Law. “Working towards legal solutions to protect the environment, upholding Indigenous rights and ensuring communities have a voice in environmental decisions is not ‘anti-Alberta’. It’s about ensuring healthy communities and a livable future.”

The latest IPPC report (August 2021) found that the production of oil, coal and gas was the primary cause of the climate crisis. Just last week, the International Energy Agency released a global energy forecast that projected oil demand to fall in every scenario it considered and repeated its position that there is no more room in a climate safe planet for new oil and gas supply. Quebec also announced this week that it would be stopping all fossil fuel expansion in the province. Despite these repeated warnings and developments, Premier Kenney invested $1.1 billion (US) in the now cancelled Keystone pipeline.

“The Alberta Inquiry is an embarrassment to Canada – a country that stands for free speech and democratic rights,” said Tzeporah Berman, Stand.Earth. “To release this report after our summer of wildfires and heat deaths and just weeks before the global climate summit shows how tone deaf and stuck in the past as Kenney’s government is. This whole inquiry has been a massive waste of taxpayer’s money and a dangerous gong show that diverted resources and attention from building solutions and plans to diversify and fight climate change.”

Federal agencies in Canada or the U.S. have not found any significant contraventions amongst the charities Kenney has targeted, despite over a dozen audits over the last few years. And, while Canadian environmental groups receive some international assistance, it is nowhere close to the inflated figure The Inquiry claims and is dwarfed by the amount of international funds that flow into the oil and gas industry. The Inquiry demonstrated its bias earlier this year, by paying $100,000 to consultants for a series of reports that deny climate change and promote conspiracy theories.

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For more information, please contact or visit:

Allen Braude, Senior Communications Manager, Environmental Defence, [email protected]

Brendan Glauser, David Suzuki Foundation, [email protected],

Anthony Côté Leduc, media relations, Équiterre, [email protected]

Tzeporah Berman, International Program Director, Stand.earth, [email protected]

Eugene Kung, Staff Lawyer, West Coast Environmental Law, [email protected]

Paul Champ, human rights lawyer, 613-816-2441

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New council shares ‘aligned’ vision for Taykwa Tagamou Nation: chief – Timmins Today

Taykwa Tagamou Nation recently elected a new chief and council

The newly elected Taykwa Tagamou Nation (TTN) chief and council share aligned visions for the community’s future, says Chief Bruce Archibald.

The Cree First Nation, whose reserve is located in the Cochrane area, recently elected a new chief and council.

Bruce Archibald was re-elected as the chief, while Derek Archibald was elected as the deputy chief.

The chief thanked the members for taking the time to vote, noting it’s important for as many people as possible to participate in choosing the leadership for TTN.

Read More: https://www.timminstoday.com/local-news/new-council-shares-aligned-vision-for-taykwa-tagamou-nation-chief-4538086

Ontario Expands Community Paramedicine for Long-Term Care Program

October 22, 2021

Program will provide much-needed care for eligible seniors in 22 additional communities across Ontario

TORONTO — The Ontario government is investing $82.5 million to expand the existing Community Paramedicine for Long-Term Care program to an additional 22 communities, making it available to all eligible seniors across Ontario. This program, which is fully funded by the provincial government, provides additional care for seniors in the comfort of their own homes before admission into long-term care. The program was piloted across five communities in October 2020 and is currently active in 33 communities. With this expansion, the program will be available to all eligible seniors across Ontario.

“Our government is fixing Ontario’s long-term care system and improving the care seniors receive is a key part of our plan,” said Minister Phillips. “The expansion of the Community Paramedicine for Long-Term Care program into more communities means we can help more seniors across the province get the extra care they need in the safety and comfort of their own homes, before their admission to a long-term care home.”

The Community Paramedicine for Long-Term Care program is one piece of the province’s larger strategy to address waitlists in the sector. The Ontario government is also making a historic $2.68 billion in total development investments for long-term care. There are over 20,000 new and 15,000 upgraded beds across 220 projects currently in development.

Minister Phillips was joined by Toronto Mayor, John Tory, for the announcement as Toronto is one of the 33 communities where the program is currently offered. The Community Paramedicine for Long-Term Care program has provided home visits and services to thousands of seniors during the pandemic.

“Toronto has been a proud recipient of funding towards the Community Paramedicine for Long-Term Care program and within less than a year we have seen the impact that funding has had on protecting vulnerable seniors in our city,” said Mayor Tory. “Through this funding we have been able to provide care to seniors waiting for a long-term care bed and better respond to the COVID-19 pandemic by providing vaccines for homebound residents. This has been critical in our response to the pandemic and our work to protect all residents from the virus. I want to thank the provincial government for providing funding to Toronto, and in seeing the value of this program has now expanded it to other parts of the province.”

“Toronto Paramedic Services is grateful to the Ontario government and the City of Toronto for their support of the Community Paramedicine for Long-Term Care initiative,” said Paul Raftis, Chief of Toronto Paramedic Services. “Today’s announcement by Minister Phillips allows us to build on recent successes and supports the expansion of the vital support that our Community Paramedics provide to help Toronto’s most vulnerable remain safe in their homes.”

The Community Paramedicine program is operated in partnership with municipalities, district social services administration boards and Indigenous communities, and it works alongside primary care and home and community care to provide the following services to eligible seniors:

  • Access to health services 24-7, through in-home and remote methods, such as online supports;
  • Non-emergency home visits and in-home testing procedures;
  • Ongoing monitoring of vital signs to prevent escalation of chronic medical conditions; and
  • Assessments, referrals, diagnostic procedures, and point-of care testing.

Expanding this program complements the government’s commitment to end hallway health care and build a better, connected health care system centred on the needs of patients, families and caregivers. Early feedback from participating communities indicates reduction in rates of hospital admissions and an increased integration with primary care.

The government has a plan to fix long-term care and to ensure Ontario’s seniors get the quality of care they need and deserve both now and in the future. The plan is built on three pillars: staffing and care; accountability, enforcement, and transparency; and building modern, safe, comfortable homes for seniors.

Quick Facts

  • As of May 2021, more than 38,000 people were on the waitlist to access a long-term care bed in Ontario. The Ontario government is making a historic $2.68 billion in total development investments for long-term care. This will lead to thousands of new and upgraded long-term care spaces across the province.
  • In December 2020, Ontario launched the long-term care Staffing Plan, which centres around the province’s commitment of delivering an average of four hours of care per resident per day.
  • The long-term care Staffing Plan also responds to recommendations from Justice Gillese’s Public Inquiry Report on the Safety and Security of Residents in the Long-Term Care Homes System, and recommendations from Ontario’s Long-Term Care COVID-19 Commission, in addition to submissions from key long-term care organizations and other partners.

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Media Contacts

Vanessa De Matteis
Office of the Minister of Long-term Care
[email protected]

Ministry of Long-Term Care Media Line
Communications Branch
[email protected]

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Challenges encircle Ring of Fire project. – Sault Star

Oct 22, 2021

Australia’s BHP Group Ltd, one of the world’s largest miners, on Wednesday offered 75 cents in cash for each share of Toronto’s Noront Resources Ltd., as a bidding war erupts for control of the mineral claims on land around northern Ontario’s remote James Bay lowlands, colloquially known as the Ring of Fire.

That offer beats a bid of 70 cents per share that Wyloo Metals Ltd, backed by Australian billionaire Andrew Forrest, placed on Monday.

Even as BHP offers $419 million in cash for Noront — and Wyloo could still raise its own offer before  Nov. 9 when shareholders must tender their vote — a larger question looms about whether its projects in the Ring of Fire would ever be developed into mines.

Read More: https://www.saultstar.com/business/challenges-encircle-ring-of-fire-project

Sabrina Maddeaux: Indigenous leaders are rightfully scorning Trudeau’s hypocrisy on reconciliation – National Post

Oct 21, 2021

Trudeau’s Liberals have a long history of co-opting progressive causes to meet their own ends with little intent of actually progressing anything

One would hope being eviscerated by Tk’emlúps te Secwépemc Kukpi7 (chief) Rosanne Casimir on live television would serve as a wake-up call. This week, she rightly and forcefully reprimanded Prime Minister Justin Trudeau over his choice to vacation in Tofino, B.C. rather than engage in actual reconciliation on the first-ever National Day for Truth and Reconciliation.

The vast discrepancy between what Trudeau says about Indigenous rights and what Trudeau does regarding Indigenous rights has never been quite so crystal clear. While many, many words have been written on the topic, the saying a picture paints a thousand words holds true, and the pictures of our prime minister strolling the beach on a day of national mourning and reckoning he himself created spoke volumes.

Read More: https://nationalpost.com/opinion/sabrina-maddeaux-indigenous-leaders-are-rightfully-scorning-trudeaus-hypocrisy-on-reconciliation

Laurier’s Social Justice and Solidarity Week Events Focus on Indigenous Treaties, Land Back and Reconciliation

Oct. 22, 2021

Laurier’s Social Justice and Solidarity Week events focus on Indigenous treaties, Land Back and reconciliation

WATERLOO – Wilfrid Laurier University’s Office of the Associate Vice-President: Equity, Diversity and Inclusion will host Laurier’s inaugural Social Justice and Solidarity Week from Oct. 25 to 29 with a focus on Indigenous treaty recognition, the Land Back movement and reconciliation.

Public events will showcase work encompassing advocacy, solidarity efforts, human rights and social justice issues. All events are open to the public and will be held virtually. Participants are encouraged to register as soon as possible, as capacity is limited.

For the full news release, visit: https://www.wlu.ca/news/news-releases/2021/oct/lauriers-social-justice-and-solidarity-week-events-focus-on-indigenous-treaties,-land-back-and-reconciliation.html

CONTACT

Terry Roswell, Equity, Diversity and Inclusion Support Coordinator
Wilfrid Laurier University
[email protected]

Beth Gurney, Director: Strategic Communications and Community Engagement
Wilfrid Laurier University, Brantford campus
[email protected]

NAFC Mental Health Program and Services Support – Bell Diversity Fund

Through the Bell Diversity Fund, the NAFC is seeking proposals for microgrants ($10,000 to $50,000) to fund programs, services and/or supports addressing mental health. Funds will be administered on a rolling basis until the total budget of $200,000 is spent.

Some examples of how the microgrants can be used:

  • Supports to existing programs and initiatives needed to scale up or expand.
  • Continued support to provide wellness checks and packages to alleviate social isolation, especially with Elders
  • Community events and outreach
  • Flexibility to tailor support to what is needed in the community (i.e., wrap around services)
  • Resources and partnership to support Mental health program design
  • Improve online access and connectivity for community members so they can access online resources.

Projects must be completed by March 31, 2022.

Recipients will be expected to share the project results, partnerships, and the project budget.

Your application must describe activities, number of clients, timeline, partnerships and supports required. Recipients will be expected to answer how the objectives were met and the project results, describe partnerships, share a success story and the project budget. The report should address:

  • How has receiving this microgrant helped to support mental health?
  • Did you receive any other support? Did you create or maintain any partnerships through this project?
  • Could you please describe persistent issues around mental health that NAFC should seek further funding for?

How to Apply

Only NAFC Member Friendship Centres and Provincial/Territorial Associations are eligible to apply for this micogrant.

To apply, please visit the NAFC’s Member’s Portal.

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National chief looks to put internal strife behind, make AFN ‘relevant’ again – APTN News

‘The real work ahead is making sure that the organization does address these criticisms,’ says RoseAnne Archibald on N2N

RoseAnne Archibald hit the ground running after becoming Assembly of First Nations national chief in July—from the frontlines of the lobster wars in Nova Scotia to ground zero for the discovery of unmarked graves in British Columbia.

It’s a bid to build grassroots support for an organization long accused of being irrelevant and cozying up to colonial governments, Archibald explains on the latest episode of Nation to Nation.

“We have to become a relevant organization, we have to get in touch with people, and we have to be connected to people. And so that’s my work as national chief,” she says. “This is why I’m going to communities—because I want them to know that I am here as national chief to support them in their work.”

Read More: https://www.aptnnews.ca/national-news/national-chief-looks-to-put-internal-strife-behind-make-afn-relevant-again/

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