แจก ยูสเซอร์ พร้อม เครดิต ฟรี_คาสิโนออนไลน์ ต่างประเทศ_ดูบอลสด ทรูสปอร์ต https://www.google.com//c86 NationTalk is Canada*s premier Aboriginal newswire, employment, events and tender service. Sat, 15 Dec 2018 01:21:37 +0000 en-US hourly 1 42308396 Season*s Greetings from Williams Consulting https://www.google.com//c86/story/seasons-greetings-from-williams-consulting Fri, 14 Dec 2018 22:58:23 +0000 /c86/?post_type=video&p=355923 December 14, 2018 Hiawatha First Nation Season*s Greetings from Williams Consulting As the holiday season is upon us, we find ourselves reflecting on the past year and those we have had the honour to share our knowledge and mutually work together to achieve their goals. It*s been a busy year for us at Williams Consulting […]

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December 14, 2018
Hiawatha First Nation

Season*s Greetings from Williams Consulting

As the holiday season is upon us, we find ourselves reflecting on the past year and those we have had the honour to share our knowledge and mutually work together to achieve their goals. It*s been a busy year for us at Williams Consulting with our move back to our main office in Ontario as we continue to serve our clients across Canada. We hope that 2018 has been just as memorable for you, your colleagues, loved ones and communities.

As the New Year begins, we welcome contract opportunities from capacity development, research, evaluation, organization review, planning, project management, strategic planning, human resource development and Health System Transformation.

Our experience is broad and covers many areas.

Our disciplines vary from Community Health Planning, Tobacco Cessation, Cannabis education and awareness,? Policy and Procedure development, Clinical Team development, Jordan*s Principle training, Diabetes, Palliative Care, Early Childhood Development, Governance, Early Child and Family Services Prevention, Home and Community Care, Mental Health and Addictions, Training Manuals, Tuberculosis, Regional Health Survey Analysis, Public Health, Maternal and so on.

We look forward to hearing from you in the New Year as we continue our work with Indigenous communities across Canada.

Wishing you all the joys of the season and happiness throughout the coming year.

Andrea J. Williams

 

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Ending Violence Against First Nations Women and Girls Can*t Wait: AFN National Chief Perry Bellegarde https://www.google.com//c86/story/ending-violence-against-first-nations-women-and-girls-cant-wait-afn-national-chief-perry-bellegarde Fri, 14 Dec 2018 20:29:19 +0000 /c86/?post_type=video&p=355913 Ending Violence Against First Nations Women and Girls Can*t Wait: AFN National Chief Perry Bellegarde December 14, 2018 (Ottawa, ON) 每 Assembly of First Nations (AFN) National Chief Perry Bellegarde commented today on the conclusion of the truth gathering process of the National Inquiry into Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls. ※I lift up […]

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Ending Violence Against First Nations Women and Girls Can*t Wait: AFN National Chief Perry Bellegarde

December 14, 2018

(Ottawa, ON) 每 Assembly of First Nations (AFN) National Chief Perry Bellegarde commented today on the conclusion of the truth gathering process of the National Inquiry into Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls.

※I lift up the family members, survivors and all those who shared their experiences and put forward recommendations to the Commissioners of the National Inquiry,§ said AFN National Chief Perry Bellegarde. ※Their bravery and the memory of their loved ones must be honoured by the National Inquiry through a final report that contains concrete recommendations aimed at addressing root causes and systemic problems. As I have said in the past, we cannot wait for the final report to take action to ensure First Nations women and girls are safe and secure in their homes and communities. We know there are things we can do right now to protect them and support them. This Inquiry has had its difficulties and it is important to always remember that the families come first. That principle must guide the writing of the final report. The AFN continues to stand with survivors and families in their journey to healing.§

The National Inquiry into Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls concludes its truth gathering process with submissions by Parties with Standing in Ottawa this week. The AFN made its submission in Calgary last month. The Commissioners will now work on the final report and recommendations, expected to be submitted to the Government of Canada in April 2019.

The AFN is the national organization representing First Nations citizens in Canada.?Follow AFN on Twitter @AFN_Updates.

For media requests or more information, please contact:

Jenna Young Castro
AFN Senior Communications Advisor
613-241-6789 ext. 201
613-314-8157 mobile
jyoungcastro@afn.ca

Monica Poirier
Bilingual Communications Officer
Assembly of First Nations
613-241-6789 ext. 382
613-292-0857 mobile
poirierm@afn.ca

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Review of Nunavut*s Income Tax Act https://www.google.com//c86/story/review-of-nunavuts-income-tax-act Fri, 14 Dec 2018 20:26:10 +0000 /c86/?post_type=video&p=355900 Nunavut*s Income Tax Act is being reviewed because of the changes made to the Government of Canada*s Income Tax Act in June 2018. Since Nunavut*s Act contains several references to the federal Act, a review will identify amendments necessary to harmonize with the federal Act. Proposed amendments to Nunavut*s Income Tax Act fall into two […]

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Nunavut*s Income Tax Act is being reviewed because of the changes made to the Government of Canada*s Income Tax Act in June 2018. Since Nunavut*s Act contains several references to the federal Act, a review will identify amendments necessary to harmonize with the federal Act.

Proposed amendments to Nunavut*s Income Tax Act fall into two categories: amendments that address income sprinkling, which is where high-income owners of private corporations divert their income to family members with lower personal tax rates, and amendments to the calculation of tax credits unrelated to income sprinkling. This includes pension credit, age credit and adjusted income.

Proposed amendments will potentially be brought forward to the Legislative Assembly for approval in early 2019.

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Media Contact:

Denise Grandmaison
Manager, Communications
Department of Finance
867-975-6818
FinanceComs@gov.nu.ca

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New Justices Appointed to the Ontario Court of Justice https://www.google.com//c86/story/new-justices-appointed-to-the-ontario-court-of-justice Fri, 14 Dec 2018 20:24:56 +0000 /c86/?post_type=video&p=355904 December 14, 2018 The Honourable Caroline Mulroney, Attorney General for Ontario, has announced the appointment of five new justices to the Ontario Court of Justice, effective December 26, 2018. Justice Aubrey Danielle Hilliard was called to the bar in 2005. She has been a partner with Yanch & Hilliard LLP since 2007, with a focus […]

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December 14, 2018

The Honourable Caroline Mulroney, Attorney General for Ontario, has announced the appointment of five new justices to the Ontario Court of Justice, effective December 26, 2018.

Justice Aubrey Danielle Hilliard was called to the bar in 2005. She has been a partner with Yanch & Hilliard LLP since 2007, with a focus on family and criminal law. Justice Hilliard has served as a member of the criminal duty counsel panel, the family duty counsel panel and the domestic violence advice panel.

Chief Justice Lise Maisonneuve has assigned Justice Hilliard to Norfolk County-Simcoe.

Justice Susan Mary Magotiaux was called to the bar in 2002. She has worked at the Crown Law Office since 2000, specializing in criminal law. During that time, she worked extensively on issues related to cybercrime, serving as the head of the Electronic Surveillance Unit for the Ministry of the Attorney General, and as a member of provincial and federal working groups relating to confidential informer privilege. She was also a member of the Search Experts Group and the Computer and Internet Related Crime Team.

Chief Justice Lise Maisonneuve has assigned Justice Magotiaux to Oshawa.

Justice Christine Elizabeth Jahns Malott was called to the bar in 2000. Justice Malott has been an agent at the Public Prosecution Service of Canada since 2003, where she primarily prosecuted charges under the Controlled Drugs and Substances Act. Justice Malott also has experience prosecuting a wide range of offences under the Youth Criminal Justice Act, Customs Act, Immigration and Refugee Protection Act, Excise Act and Criminal Code.

Chief Justice Lise Maisonneuve has assigned Justice Malott to Windsor.

Justice Jodie-Lynn Waddilove was called to the bar in 2004. She has served as Senior Legal Counsel for the province of Ontario on the joint National Inquiry into Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls, Senior Legal Counsel to the Office of the Independent Police Review Director and as Coroner’s Counsel at Coroner’s Inquests across the province of Ontario. She has also provided legal counsel to the Ministry of the Attorney General and the Ministry of Community Safety and Correctional Services in areas including civil litigation, policing and law enforcement, and immigration and citizenship.

Chief Justice Lise Maisonneuve has assigned Justice Waddilove to Barrie.

Justice Donald Lyle Wolfe was called to the bar in 1986 and has been in private practice since 1987 with a focus on criminal law. In his general practice, Justice Lyle Wolfe had worked in real estate, wills and estates and worked extensively on refugee claimant cases before the Immigration and Refugee Board. Justice Wolfe has also served as an Assistant Crown Attorney and Legal Aid Duty Counsel.

Chief Justice Lise Maisonneuve has assigned Justice Wolfe to St. Catharines.

Additional Resources

Media Contacts

Jesse Robichaud
Minister’s Office
Jesse.Robichaud@ontario.ca
647-632-6938

Brian Gray
Communications Branch
MAG-Media@ontario.ca
416-326-2210

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2018 Christmas Message From Lieutenant Governor W. Thomas Molloy https://www.google.com//c86/story/2018-christmas-message-from-lieutenant-governor-w-thomas-molloy Fri, 14 Dec 2018 20:22:54 +0000 /c86/?post_type=video&p=355898 December 14, 2018 As we celebrate this special season, I am pleased to extend greetings on behalf of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth the Second, Queen of Canada. This has been a remarkable year for me, as I had the honour of becoming Saskatchewan*s 22nd Lieutenant Governor in March.? As I have travelled across our beautiful […]

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December 14, 2018

As we celebrate this special season, I am pleased to extend greetings on behalf of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth the Second, Queen of Canada.

This has been a remarkable year for me, as I had the honour of becoming Saskatchewan*s 22nd Lieutenant Governor in March.? As I have travelled across our beautiful province, I have been very impressed by our outstanding volunteers.? I am grateful to everyone who donates their time to improve the lives of others.

I also want to thank the many Indigenous communities that have invited me to visit and have given me a warm welcome.? I have had the privilege of taking part in pow wows, treaty gatherings, a sweat lodge, flag-raisings, declaration signings, and many other celebrations.? At each of these meaningful events, I have witnessed both a respect for cultural traditions and creative innovation.? I wish to express my gratitude to everyone who is exploring how we can achieve reconciliation together.

This year I have met many inspiring young people.? The youth of our province are providing leadership in many areas, including mental health, overcoming racism, and welcoming new Canadians.? Our impressive young leaders are reason for great hope for our future.

This has been a year of sadness for many.? 2018 will long be remembered as the year of the Humboldt Broncos accident.? The crash claimed the lives of 16 people who were deeply loved and will be greatly missed.? Others in our province have also experienced personal hardship this year.

I have been inspired by those who face challenges with courage and resilience.? Many see adversity as an opportunity not only to find solutions for themselves, but to help others. This is the Saskatchewan way.

For me, this season is an opportunity to spend time with family and friends, and also to give thanks for my many blessings.? I am truly grateful to call Saskatchewan home.? My experiences in this role have filled me with hope for all that we can accomplish together.

Merry Christmas from my family to yours.

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For more information, contact:

Carolyn Speirs
Office of the Lieutenant Governor
Regina
Phone: 306-787-6460
Email: carolyn.speirs@gov.sk.ca

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Government, First Nations chart path for aquaculture in Broughton Archipelago https://www.google.com//c86/story/government-first-nations-chart-path-for-aquaculture-in-broughton-archipelago Fri, 14 Dec 2018 20:21:17 +0000 /c86/?post_type=video&p=355901 Dec. 14, 2018 VICTORIA 每 A ground-breaking government-to-government process has delivered recommendations that will protect and restore wild salmon stocks, allow an orderly transition plan for open-pen finfish for the Broughton Archipelago and create a more sustainable future for local communities and workers. The recommendations come out of a process undertaken by the Province and […]

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Dec. 14, 2018

VICTORIA 每 A ground-breaking government-to-government process has delivered recommendations that will protect and restore wild salmon stocks, allow an orderly transition plan for open-pen finfish for the Broughton Archipelago and create a more sustainable future for local communities and workers.

The recommendations come out of a process undertaken by the Province and the &Namgis First Nation, the Kwikwasut*inuxw Haxwa*mis First Nations and Mamalilikulla First Nation, following a letter of understanding (LOU) regarding the future of finfish aquaculture in the Broughton. The recommendations have been agreed to by the two fish farm operators in the Broughton: Marine Harvest Canada and Cermaq Canada.

※Our governments have come together to help revitalize and protect wild salmon, and provide greater economic certainty for communities and local workers. These are the kinds of gains true reconciliation can deliver,§ said Premier John Horgan. ※The success of this process shows that when the provincial government and First Nations work together in the spirit of recognition and respect, taking into consideration the concerns of the federal government and industry, we can deliver results in the best interests of all who live and work here.§

※Our Nations, together with many British Columbians, have been raising serious concerns about this industry for decades. We are grateful that governments and industry are finally starting to listen and work with us to find solutions that aim to protect and restore wild salmon and other resources,§ said Chief Robert Chamberlin, Elected Chief Councillor of the Kwikwasut*inuxw Haxwa*mis First Nation and First Nations* Chair of the steering committee. ※There is much that still must be done, but these recommendations are a significant positive step in a better direction.§

The Province and the three First Nations endorse the recommendations, which:

  • create an orderly transition of 17 farms, operated by Marine Harvest Canada and Cermaq Canada, from the Broughton area between 2019 and 2023;
  • establish a farm-free migration corridor in the Broughton in the short term to help reduce harm to wild salmon;
  • develop a First Nations-led monitoring and inspection program to oversee those farms during the transition, which will include compliance requirements and corrective measures;
  • implement new technologies to address environmental risks including sea lice;
  • call for immediate action to enhance wild salmon habitat restoration and rehabilitation in the Broughton;
  • confirm a willingness to work together to put into place the agreements and protocols necessary to implement the recommendations, including continued collaboration with the federal government; and
  • secure economic development and employment opportunities by increasing support for First Nations implementation activities and industry transition opportunities outside the Broughton.

The Province, First Nations and industry are committed to working with the federal government to implement the recommendations.

※These recommendations show that we can implement the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples (UNDRIP) and find respectful solutions in a timely manner,§ Chamberlin said. ※This process respected the need for Indigenous peoples* consent and allowed us to work together to establish an orderly transition of the finfish farm tenures, while recognizing the needs of other governments, industry and local communities.§

On a tenure-by-tenure basis, the recommendations provide for an orderly transition of 17 fish-farm sites between 2019 and 2023. Some farms will be immediately decommissioned; some will remain in operations for various terms (two to four years). By the end 2022, 10 farms will have ceased operations.? The remaining seven farms will cease operations, unless First Nations-industry agreements and valid Fisheries and Oceans Canada (DFO) licences are in place by 2023.

※The process that was established was an incredible opportunity for all parties to work together to find a solution that could be accepted by all. I want to thank the &Namgis, Kwikwasut*inuxw Haxwa*mis and Mamalilikulla Nations, as well as Cermaq and Marine Harvest, for working in good faith. I*m very proud of what was accomplished,§ said Lana Popham, Minister of Agriculture.

The recommendations provide for a transition that allows industry to respond and provides an opportunity for transparent monitoring and oversite. Further, the recommendations include timeframes for both transition action and broader monitoring plans 每 proposed as January and March 2019, respectively.

The Province continues to engage in consultation on the tenures with other First Nations in the area who decided not to participate in the letter of understanding.

Quotes:

Diane Morrison, managing director, Marine Harvest 每

※We approached these discussions seeking solutions that would both address the concerns of the First Nations and maintain our commitment to the well-being of our employees, support businesses and stakeholders. Going forward, we see the implementation of the recommendations as a positive step toward building mutual goodwill, trust, and respect as we work to earn First Nations consent of our operations in their Territories.§

David Kiemele, managing director, Cermaq Canada 每

※We would like to thank the Broughton LOU steering committee for their openness to dialogue and we are pleased to move forward, together, in a way which will help to protect and enhance wild salmon populations and ensure the continued sustainable and responsible production of farmed salmon for generations to come. We are also committed to participating in the creation of the Indigenous monitoring and inspection program which establishes transparent oversight of our operations.”

Learn More:

Steering committee recommendations: https://news.gov.bc.ca/files/Steering_Committee_Broughton_Recommendations.pdf

For the technical deck, visit: https://news.gov.bc.ca/files/Technical_Deck_Broughton_Recommendations.pdf

Two backgrounders follow.

Contacts:

Jen Holmwood
Deputy Communications Director
Office of the Premier
250 818-4881

Dave Townsend
Government Communications and Public Engagement
Ministry of Agriculture
250 356-7098
Cell: 250-889-5945

Chief Bob Chamberlin
Elected Chief Councillor, Kwikwasut’inuxw Haxwa*mis First Nation
250 974-8282


BACKGROUNDER 1

Dec. 14, 2018

Aquaculture in B.C. and the Broughton process

B.C. salmon farm tenure policy

In June, 2018 the Government of British Columbia announced a new policy guiding the licensing of aquaculture land tenures within the province.

Beginning in June 2022, the Province will grant Land Act tenures only to fish farm operators who have satisfied Fisheries and Oceans Canada (DFO) that their operations will not adversely impact wild salmon stocks, and who have negotiated agreements with the First Nation(s) in whose territory they propose to operate.

The year 2022 aligns with the current renewal date of the substantial majority of fish licences issued by DFO. Operations with expired provincial tenures, or tenures that expire before June 2022, may operate with month-to-month tenures.

Broughton process

On Jan. 30, 2018, the Government of British Columbia and Broughton-area First Nations began initial discussions to resolve long-standing concerns regarding specific farms in the Broughton Archipelago.

In June 2018, the &Namgis, Kwikwasut*inuxw Haxwa*mis and Mamalilikulla First Nations and the Province signed a letter of understanding, formalizing their ongoing talks regarding salmon aquaculture in the Broughton area, and establishing a joint decision-making process.

Between June and November 2018, the steering committee heard from and engaged with representatives from the DFO, Cermaq Canada and Marine Harvest Canada.

On Nov. 30, 2018, the Broughton steering committee, made up of members from the &Namgis, Kwikwasut*inuxw Haxwa*mis and Mamalilikulla First Nations, and the Province of British Columbia, submitted their consensus recommendations. These recommendations include:

  • 2019 每 four farms close.
  • 2020 每 two farms close, with decommissioning of one of those farms extending into 2021.
  • 2021 每 one farm closes, with decommissioning extending until 2022.
  • 2022 每 three farms close, with decommissioning extending until 2023; and three farms have the potential to continue operations subject to securing First Nations – industry agreements and valid DFO licences. Additional time is required for decommissioning.
  • 2023 每 four tenures have potential to continue operations subject to securing First Nations ?– industry agreements and valid DFO licences. Additional time is required for decommissioning.

First Nations Monitoring and Inspection Program

Fundamental to achieving the consensus recommendation was the steering committee’s recommendation that a First Nations-led monitoring and inspection program be immediately put in place to oversee the operations of the fish farms during the transition of the tenures.

The First Nations’ monitoring and inspection program will monitor fish health and screen for sea lice, pathogens, disease agents and diseases before and after introduction of fish into the fish farms. The program will improve public reporting and have compliance and corrective measures to ensure the required standards are met.

Federal and provincial aquaculture responsibilities

In 2009, a B.C. Supreme Court decision determined a fish farm operation was a ※fishery§ within the meaning of section 91 of the Constitution Act, 1867, which give the Parliament of Canada exclusive legislative authority in relation to ※seacoast and inland fisheries§.

Following that decision, Canada and British Columbia entered into an agreement on the regulation of aquaculture in the province. The Canada-British Columbia agreement on aquaculture management (2010) sets out the responsibilities of both governments with respect to the management and regulation of the aquaculture sector in B.C., including making best efforts to harmonize their decision-making criteria and synchronize their decision-making processes. Under the agreement:

  • Canada may issue aquaculture licenses under the Fisheries Act for all aquaculture activities to be undertaken in B.C.;
  • B.C. may issue land tenures under the Land Act for aquaculture purposes; and
  • Canada and B.C. will make best efforts to harmonize their decision-making criteria and synchronize their decision-making process.

Contact:

Dave Townsend
Government Communications and Public Engagement
Ministry of Agriculture
250 356-7098
Cell: 250-889-5945

BACKGROUNDER 2

Partnering with First Nations to create shared prosperity

In support of its commitment to reconciliation, the provincial government is building government-to-government relationships with Indigenous peoples in B.C. based on partnership, respect and recognition of title and rights. Every B.C. cabinet minister*s mandate letter includes a requirement to implement the Truth and Reconciliation Commission*s Calls to Action and the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples.

The Province is also working with Indigenous partners and industry to put this commitment into action through legislative and policy changes and agreements that advance First Nations* participation in decision-making and economic activity. This work helps to grow and transform the economy for the benefit of all British Columbians. For example:

  • A government-to-government process, created in consultation with industry, that has led to agreement on the path forward in the Broughton Archipelago to protect wild salmon, address long-standing First Nations concerns about fish farms and sustain resource jobs in the region.
  • New legislation on environmental assessment, developed in collaboration with Indigenous partners, that gives First Nations a real and meaningful say in projects happening in their territory. Having Indigenous consent from the beginning means a more certain and efficient process, where good projects can move forward faster.
  • A major reconciliation agreement with Sh赤sh芍lh Nation that supports self-determination and economic prosperity by creating new decision-making structures, land-use planning processes, participation in local forestry, and land transfers that provide economic development opportunities to the Nation. Receiving broad support from local industry, the agreement is seen as a model where Indigenous rights, economic growth and protection of the environment can be aligned.
  • Partnerships between LNG Canada and First Nations that ensure communities benefit from jobs, business opportunities and the increased revenue and growth the LNG project will bring. An understanding of the importance of consultation and meaningful partnership with First Nations has led to support from the Haisla Nation where the facility will be located and community and project agreements with First Nations along the pipeline route. Overall, through the life of the project, LNG Canada will provide billions of dollars to First Nations in capacity-building, training and education, contracting, and employment and community benefits.
  • Sharing provincial mineral tax revenue from the Brucejack Gold Mine with Tahltan Central Government and Nisga*a Nation (about $7 million and $8 million, respectively, each year), making the Nations partners in a significant resource activity on their territory. This funding will have a positive economic and social effect on communities in these Nations, and benefit the region. The company took a partnership approach from the beginning, setting the stage for a better project to move ahead in a way that respects the rights of First Nations.
  • Long-term stable funding for First Nations from sharing a portion of gaming revenue, which will be a cornerstone of Budget 2019. The new revenue stream will fund priorities, such as public service capacity, infrastructure, and health and community wellness. The provincial government is working with the First Nations Gaming Commission and First Nations Leadership Council to finalize a structure for revenue sharing and accountability measures, to be made public in February 2019.

Contact:

Sarah Plank
Communications Director
Ministry of Indigenous Relations and Reconciliation
250 208-9621

Connect with the Province of B.C. at: news.gov.bc.ca/connect

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AB Government: Students to benefit from new K-4 curriculum https://www.google.com//c86/story/ab-government-students-to-benefit-from-new-k-4-curriculum Fri, 14 Dec 2018 20:17:49 +0000 /c86/?post_type=video&p=355897 Dec 14, 2018 Alberta Education and the Alberta Teachers* Association have approved the kindergarten to Grade 4 curriculum for field-testing within classrooms. In June 2016, Alberta Education and the Alberta Teachers* Association began the development of future kindergarten to Grade 4 curriculum, simultaneously in English and French, in language arts (English, French, Fran?ais), mathematics, social […]

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Dec 14, 2018

Alberta Education and the Alberta Teachers* Association have approved the kindergarten to Grade 4 curriculum for field-testing within classrooms.

In June 2016, Alberta Education and the Alberta Teachers* Association began the development of future kindergarten to Grade 4 curriculum, simultaneously in English and French, in language arts (English, French, Fran?ais), mathematics, social studies, sciences, arts and wellness.

This curriculum rewrite is the first of its kind in Alberta. It focuses on rewriting all core subject areas at once so that all subjects complement each other, allowing students to develop literacy, numeracy and competencies like critical thinking in each subject and grade.

Government asked Albertans to provide feedback on the draft curriculum through surveys, telephone town halls and curriculum roundtables held across the province. More than 100,000 people responded, making it the most open and transparent curriculum rewrite in Alberta Education*s history.

※Our government is fulfilling its promise to develop and deliver a modernized kindergarten to Grade 12 provincial curriculum. Field-testing future curriculum in the classroom is an important part of our process and it helps to ensure that what looks good on paper also makes sense in the classroom. We will continue to work with our education partners and stakeholders to ensure that future curriculum is ready for students in a timely matter.§

David Eggen, Minister of Education

※Through consultation and working group participation, thousands of classroom teachers have provided input into this draft curriculum. Teachers are excited by the curriculum and it is in their classrooms where it will be brought to life. We will now begin a period of extensive field-testing and evaluation that will ultimately result in a program of studies that will serve Alberta students well, now and into the future.§

Greg Jeffery, president, Alberta Teachers* Association

※It*s been a long time coming for the curriculum to include First Nations, M谷tis and Inuit perspectives, experiences and history. We are the first people of this land, major contributors to this country, and have faced and continue to face so many obstacles. It is important to have our world view be included in the new curriculum, as it will teach the truth about our shared history, allowing students to become to understand our ways of knowing as we are all distinct and diverse because of the land where we come from. It also allows us to get rid of stereotypes and misconceptions and begin the process of reconciliation moving towards Reconcili-Action. The new curriculum is concept-based to allow our education system to become more holistic.§

Jamie Ahksistowaki Medicine Crane, Alberta Education

※La nouvelle diversit谷 dans nos communaut谷s francophones fait que ce nouveau curriculum r谷pondra mieux aux besoins de tous les apprenants dans nos 谷coles francophones. Aussi, les notions cl谷s dans le nouveau curriculum nous permettront de reconna?tre notre identit谷 culturelle et notre langue dans toutes les mati豕res, et non seulement dans les arts langagiers. Ainsi, elles permettront 角 nos coll豕gues anglophones de fournir 角 leurs apprenants la perspective francophone dans leur programmation.§

Micheline Spencer, enseignante de langue fran?aise

※This new curriculum will provide teachers in francophone and anglophone schools across Alberta the opportunity to share the important contributions from our diversified francophone communities. In addition, since the francophone perspective will be evident in all subjects in both languages, it provides the francophone community the opportunity to communicate loudly and proudly its cultural identity and the importance of the francophone language in our worldlier-focused curriculum.§

Micheline Spencer, francophone teacher

※I have had the opportunity to be a collaborative voice in the process of updating the Alberta curriculum. The new curriculum is designed to be modern and reflective of who we are as a province. I am excited about the opportunities it provides students.§

Amanda Forster, teacher

※I have had the opportunity to work with hundreds of teachers who have looked at the draft curriculum since April. Most teachers say they are excited and optimistic about the changes. I believe this curriculum will help prepare students for a life in a complex and interconnected world.§

Mondor, teacher

Background

  • Targeted timelines for ministerial approval of curriculum
    • Grades K-4: December 2018
    • Grades 5-9: December 2019
    • Grades 10-12: December 2020 to 2022
  • Implementation timelines have yet to be established. Current curriculum remains in effect until implementation timelines have been developed.

Government has also launched a new platform where people can view the draft curriculum: รับโบนัสฟรีnew LearnAlberta.ca website.

Related information

Media inquiries

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780-422-4905

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Fifty-Three New Correctional Officers Graduate https://www.google.com//c86/story/fifty-three-new-correctional-officers-graduate Fri, 14 Dec 2018 20:14:47 +0000 /c86/?post_type=video&p=355902 Province Hiring More Frontline Workers to Help Keep Correctional Facilities Safe December 14, 2018 Ontario’s Government for the People is improving the province’s adult correctional system by hiring 53 new correctional officer graduates. “Correctional officers are essential partners in Ontario’s justice system and perform a great service that contributes to community safety across the province,” […]

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Province Hiring More Frontline Workers to Help Keep Correctional Facilities Safe

December 14, 2018

Ontario’s Government for the People is improving the province’s adult correctional system by hiring 53 new correctional officer graduates.

“Correctional officers are essential partners in Ontario’s justice system and perform a great service that contributes to community safety across the province,” said Sylvia Jones, Minister of Community Safety and Correctional Services. “I would like to congratulate every person graduating this week for their hard work and commitment.”

The officers will be assigned across Ontario to 15 different institutions. Of the 53 new correctional officers, nine come from communities across Northern Ontario and will be deployed to institutions in Northern Ontario.

“Correctional officers from the North, trained in the North and serving at institutions in the North are uniquely qualified to help inmates in the North rebuild their lives and reduce the risk of re-offending,” said Jones.

Graduates successfully completed the Correctional Officer Training and Assessment (COTA) program – a comprehensive eight-week program that includes mental health training, Indigenous cultural training, inmate management techniques and ongoing training and job coaching following deployment.

\Quick Facts

  • The new correctional officers will be deployed to: Algoma Treatment and Remand Centre, Central East Correctional Centre, Central North Correctional Centre, Elgin Middlesex Detention Centre, Kenora Jail, Maplehurst Correctional Complex, Monteith Correctional Complex, Niagara Detention Centre, Ottawa Carleton Detention Centre, Quinte Detention Centre, Thunder Bay Correctional Centre, Thunder Bay Jail, Toronto East Detention Centre, Toronto South Detention Centre, and Vanier Centre for Women.
  • There are 25 adult correctional facilities in Ontario.
  • The average number of adults in custody across the province in 2017-18 was 7,474 per day.

Additional Resources

Media Contacts

Richard Clark
Minister*s Office
Richard.Clark@ontario.ca

Brent Ross
Communications Branch
416-314-7024

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Veteran James Eetoolook re-elected once more as Inuit org VP – Nunatsiaq News https://www.google.com//c86/story/veteran-james-eetoolook-re-elected-once-more-as-inuit-org-vp-nunatsiaq-news Fri, 14 Dec 2018 20:03:20 +0000 /c86/?post_type=video&p=355903 14 December, 2018 Kitikmeot Inuit voters re-elect Stanley Anablak as association president The veteran Nunavut Tunngavik Inc. vice-president, James Eetoolook, has been re-elected to yet another term as second-in-command at Nunavut*s Inuit birthright organization. The election, held on Dec. 10, was delayed when polls in Gjoa Haven and Arctic Bay closed due to bad weather. […]

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14 December, 2018

Kitikmeot Inuit voters re-elect Stanley Anablak as association president

The veteran Nunavut Tunngavik Inc. vice-president, James Eetoolook, has been re-elected to yet another term as second-in-command at Nunavut*s Inuit birthright organization.

The election, held on Dec. 10, was delayed when polls in Gjoa Haven and Arctic Bay closed due to bad weather.

Unofficial results posted Dec. 12 show Eetoolook won with 68 per cent of ballots cast, or 2,399 votes.

The only other candidate, Peter Ohokanoak, finished with 31.7 per cent or 1,117 votes.

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Unofficial Results for NTI Vice Presidential Election. https://www.google.com//c86/story/unofficial-results-for-nti-vice-presidential-election Fri, 14 Dec 2018 20:01:43 +0000 /c86/?post_type=video&p=355899 Results for Cambridge Bay will be posted once weather improves. Unofficial Results for NTI Vice Presidential Election. Wednesday December 12th, 2018Results for Cambridge Bay will be posted once weather improves. Download (PDF, 52KB) For further information: Karen Flaherty A/Director Nunavut Tunngavik Incorporated Tel:(867) 975-4914 Toll-free:1-888-646-0006 kflaherty@tunngavik.com NT5

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Results for Cambridge Bay will be posted once weather improves.

Unofficial Results for NTI Vice Presidential Election.

Results for Cambridge Bay will be posted once weather improves.

Download (PDF, 52KB)

For further information:
Karen Flaherty
A/Director
Nunavut Tunngavik Incorporated
Tel:(867) 975-4914
Toll-free:1-888-646-0006

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Havilah Mining Corporation Announces Successful Season from the Tailings Reprocessing Project https://www.google.com//c86/story/havilah-mining-corporation-announces-successful-season-from-the-tailings-reprocessing-project Fri, 14 Dec 2018 20:00:10 +0000 /c86/?post_type=video&p=355896 TORONTO, Dec. 13, 2018 – Havilah Mining Corporation (TSXV: HMC) (“Havilah” or the “Company”) is pleased to announce a successful season from the tailings reprocessing project. In April of 2018, Klondex Mines Ltd. (“Klondex”), acquired by Hecla Mining Company (“Hecla”) on July 20, 2018, commenced reprocessing operations at the True North facility (“True North”) in […]

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TORONTO, Dec. 13, 2018 – Havilah Mining Corporation (TSXV: HMC) (“Havilah” or the “Company”) is pleased to announce a successful season from the tailings reprocessing project. In April of 2018, Klondex Mines Ltd. (“Klondex”), acquired by Hecla Mining Company (“Hecla”) on July 20, 2018, commenced reprocessing operations at the True North facility (“True North”) in Bissett, Manitoba. After the acquisition by Hecla, Havilah, which now holds the True North assets, continued the reprocessing operations. Under the stewardship of the Havilah team, True North produced approximately 3,200 ounces of gold in roughly 4 months. The average grade was approximately 1 g/t and the operation ran at an approximate rate of 990 tons per day.

“With the exemplary efforts from the staff, we were able to grow the balance sheet from $9 million and no liabilities to approximately $9.7 million in cash today, and a strong working capital balance of $12 to 13 million. During the winter we expect to use cash while on care and maintenance, however we believe the tailings reprocessing project will continue on this positive trend in the 2019. Meanwhile, we look forward to the start of our 2019 exploration programs to test the potential of this exceptional land package.”

With the change in weather conditions at the True North site, the Company has temporarily shut-down the tailings reprocessing operations. The Company expects to restart operations in April of 2019, however the exact start date is weather dependent and may vary slightly. During this shut down, the Company has identified a number of items that require upgrade work, which should allow for an increase in throughput during next year’s operating season. Approximately 35 positions at the operations will be displaced during this shut down.

“Our employees worked hard to operate our facilities and to adjust to the changes within our business,” said Mr. Schultz, interim CEO and President. “I want to thank each and every one of them for a job well done. This was a difficult decision because of the impact on employees, but it is a necessary step to ensure we stay in control of our costs as we look to improve our future outlook.

In the future the Company plans to operate the tailings reprocessing project at the True North facility on a seasonal basis while continuing exploration activity year-round. This will improve the overall sustainability of the operations while continuing to retain key personnel and perform annual maintenance.

About Havilah Mining Corporation
Havilah is a junior gold producer that owns the True North mine and mill complex and is currently reprocessing historic tailings. In addition to operating True North in Bissett, Manitoba, Havilah owns approximately 43,000 hectares of highly prospective land within and adjacent to the Rice Lake belt. Havilah believes their land package is a prime exploration opportunity to develop a mining district with a central milling facility. The Company also owns the Tully project near Timmins, Ontario. The Company intends to focus on both organic growth opportunities and accretive acquisition opportunities in North America.

Havilah’s True North complex and exploration land package are located within the traditional territory of the Hollow Water First Nation, signatory to Treaty No. 5 (1875). Havilah looks forward to maintaining open, co-operative and respectful communication with the Hollow Water First Nation in order to build mutually beneficial working relationships.

ON BEHALF OF THE BOARD OF DIRECTORS

Blair Schultz
Chairman, Interim President and Chief Executive Officer

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Premier announces ministerial and senior management changes https://www.google.com//c86/story/premier-announces-ministerial-and-senior-management-changes Fri, 14 Dec 2018 19:58:31 +0000 /c86/?post_type=video&p=355893 Iqaluit, Nunavut (December 14, 2018) 每 Premier Joe Savikataaq today appointed Lorne Kusugak as Minister of Human Resources, to ensure a smooth and efficient transition of services when the new department becomes operational on April 1, 2019. Additionally, Sheila Kolola has been named Deputy Minister of the Department of Human Resources effective December 17, 2018. […]

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Iqaluit, Nunavut (December 14, 2018) 每 Premier Joe Savikataaq today appointed Lorne Kusugak as Minister of Human Resources, to ensure a smooth and efficient transition of services when the new department becomes operational on April 1, 2019. Additionally, Sheila Kolola has been named Deputy Minister of the Department of Human Resources effective December 17, 2018.

※I committed early in my term to the creation of the Department of Human Resources, and I am very excited to get it up and running in the next few months,§ said Premier Savikataaq. ※Minister Kusugak has the skills and abilities to ensure fairness and consistency in this important portfolio, and Ms. Kolola has significant experience and success in fostering Inuit employment, training and development.§

The standalone Department of Human Resources will re-focus and streamline services to ensure a more robust commitment to Inuit employment through training and career advancement, as well as a renewed dedicated to employee wellness.

Premier Savikataaq has also made changes to the Government of Nunavut (GN)*s senior management. Effective December 17, 2018:

  • Louise Flaherty moves from Deputy of Culture and Heritage to Deputy Minister of Education;
  • Pujjuut Kusugak moves from Deputy of Education to Deputy Minister of Culture and Heritage;
  • Pauloosie Suvega moves from Deputy of Environment to President of Nunavut Arctic College; and
  • Steve Pinksen will be Acting Deputy Minister of Environment.

※The GN is fortunate to have strong and capable leaders, and I am certain these changes will have positive effects across departments and in service delivery for Nunavummiut,§ said Premier Savikataaq. ※I look forward to a busy new year and working to strengthen our public service and programs to benefit the territory.§

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Office of Joe Savikataaq
867-975-5059
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TSB calls for adequate aircraft de-icing equipment, greater compliance with de-icing regulations at remote northern airports https://www.google.com//c86/story/tsb-calls-for-adequate-aircraft-de-icing-equipment-greater-compliance-with-de-icing-regulations-at-remote-northern-airports Fri, 14 Dec 2018 19:56:46 +0000 /c86/?post_type=video&p=355892 Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, 14 December 2018 每 Today, the Transportation Safety Board of Canada (TSB) is making two recommendations aimed at preventing flight crews operating in remote northern areas of Canada from taking off with ice, snow and frost contamination on aircraft. The recommendations stem from the TSB*s ongoing investigation (A17C0146) into the December 2017 collision […]

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Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, 14 December 2018 每 Today, the Transportation Safety Board of Canada (TSB) is making two recommendations aimed at preventing flight crews operating in remote northern areas of Canada from taking off with ice, snow and frost contamination on aircraft. The recommendations stem from the TSB*s ongoing investigation (A17C0146) into the December 2017 collision with terrain of the West Wind Aviation ATR-42 in Fond-du-Lac, Saskatchewan.

Early in the investigation, it was determined that the crew took off from Fond-du-Lac with ice contamination on the aircraft*s critical surfaces. The operator had some de-icing equipment in the terminal building, but it was not adequate for de-icing an ATR-42. Ice or snow on critical surfaces (such as wings, stabilizers and propellers) will result in aerodynamic degradation, which can lead to difficulty controlling an aircraft.

To assess whether similar circumstances to this occurrence existed in the wider Canadian industry, the TSB sent out a questionnaire to pilots at 83 Canadian operators that fly out of remote northern airports. Over 650 responses from pilots flying a wide variety of aircraft in all northern areas were received. Preliminary analysis of the data shows that pilots frequently take off with contaminated critical surfaces. Responses also indicate that aircraft de-icing equipment is often inadequate at remote northern airports.

※Our questionnaire results are clear: the lack of adequate de-icing equipment at remote northern Canadian airports and the frequency of flights taking off with contaminated critical surfaces constitute a widespread, recurrent issue that exposes passengers and flight crews to unnecessary risk,§ said Kathy Fox, Chair of the TSB. ※It is time that Transport Canada and the aviation industry give people the tools they need to adequately de-ice aircraft. There also needs to be better compliance with the regulations prohibiting takeoffs with ice, snow and frost contamination.§

Many remote northern airports have an icing season of 10 months or more, and thousands of flights take off every year from these airports. The Board recommends that the Department of Transport collaborate with air operators and airport authorities to identify locations where there is inadequate de-icing and anti-icing equipment and take urgent action to ensure that the proper equipment is available to reduce the likelihood of aircraft taking off with contaminated critical surfaces. (TSB Recommendation A18-02).

The unavailability of adequate equipment increases the likelihood that pilots will conduct a takeoff in an aircraft that has ice, snow or frost adhering to any of its critical surfaces. Additionally, the questionnaire responses indicate that, in the absence of adverse consequences, taking off with contamination on critical surfaces is a deviation that has become normalized. Therefore, providing adequate de-icing and anti-icing equipment may not be sufficient to reduce the likelihood of flight crews taking off with contaminated critical surfaces. The Board recommends that the Department of Transport and air operators take action to increase compliance with Canadian Aviation Regulations subsection 602.11(2) and reduce the likelihood of aircraft taking off with contaminated critical surfaces. (TSB Recommendation A18-03).

The TSB is an independent agency that investigates marine, pipeline, railway and aviation transportation occurrences. Its sole aim is the advancement of transportation safety. It is not the function of the Board to assign fault or determine civil or criminal liability.

For more information, contact:
Transportation Safety Board of Canada
Media Relations
Telephone: 819-994-8053
Email: media@tsb.gc.ca

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BC Indigenous students awarded $1.5M in awards for college and university education https://www.google.com//c86/story/bc-indigenous-students-awarded-1-5m-in-awards-for-college-and-university-education Fri, 14 Dec 2018 19:53:55 +0000 /c86/?post_type=video&p=355891 VICTORIA 每 470 Indigenous students in BC have been awarded 1.5 million dollars from the Irving K. Barber British Columbia Scholarship Society to support their studies at post-secondary institutions throughout the province. The Society*s Indigenous Awards program is funded from the returns on an endowment fund established by the Province of British Columbia. It was […]

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VICTORIA 每 470 Indigenous students in BC have been awarded 1.5 million dollars from the Irving K. Barber British Columbia Scholarship Society to support their studies at post-secondary institutions throughout the province.

The Society*s Indigenous Awards program is funded from the returns on an endowment fund established by the Province of British Columbia. It was created to assist in removing barriers to higher education for Indigenous peoples. Awards of $1,000 to $5,000 each are issued every year through a competitive process to students studying at all post-secondary levels, from trades training to doctoral programs.

※Congratulations to this year*s recipients who are working towards their goal to be teachers, engineers and electricians. I am so proud to see so many Indigenous students advancing their aspirations and dreams through higher education,§ said Melanie Mark, Minister of Advanced Education, Skills and Training. ※Almost eighty percent of future careers will require post-secondary training. Our government is deeply committed to breathing life into the Calls to Action on reconciliation by supporting pathways and opening doors of opportunity for Indigenous learners. Together we are going to build the best B.C.§

The Irving K Barber BC Scholarship Society provides scholarships and awards to students attending public post-secondary institutions throughout the province and internationally. Since its inception, over $17 million has been distributed to BC students from its seven scholarship and award programs. The Victoria Foundation provides administrative support to the Society.

※Not only is the success of British Columbia*s indigenous communities a hugely important step in the reconciliation process, it is vital to the well-being of our entire province§, said Rajiv Gandhi, Chair. ※The Indigenous Awards provide opportunities to students of indigenous heritage, and IKBBC is proud to play a part.§

Editors Please Note: A list of 2018 Indigenous Student Award recipients can be found attached to this release and at https://www.ikbbc.ca/news/

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Rory Grewar, Program Director, Irving K. Barber BC Scholarship Society Phone: 1-844-478-4645 | Email: rgrewar@ikbbc.ca

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OHRC settlement addresses harmful impact of stereotypes on Indigenous youth https://www.google.com//c86/story/ohrc-settlement-addresses-harmful-impact-of-stereotypes-on-indigenous-youth Fri, 14 Dec 2018 19:51:07 +0000 /c86/?post_type=video&p=355890 December 13, 2018 Toronto 每 After the Human Rights Tribunal of Ontario invited the Ontario Human Rights Commission (OHRC) to intervene in the case of Gallant v Mississauga, the OHRC reached a settlement with the City of Mississauga and the Applicant, Bradley Gallant. The settlement addresses the harmful impact of stereotypes on Indigenous youth by […]

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December 13, 2018

Toronto 每 After the Human Rights Tribunal of Ontario invited the Ontario Human Rights Commission (OHRC) to intervene in the case of Gallant v Mississauga, the OHRC reached a settlement with the City of Mississauga and the Applicant, Bradley Gallant. The settlement addresses the harmful impact of stereotypes on Indigenous youth by requiring Mississauga to remove from its sports facilities all Indigenous-themed mascots, symbols, names and imagery related to non-Indigenous sports organizations.

In 2015, the Honourable Murray Sinclair noted the profound impact that stereotypes in sports have on young Indigenous people. And in 2015, Mr. Gallant, an Indigenous man and father, complained to the City of Mississauga about the use and display of Indigenous-themed logos and team names in its sports arenas. The OHRC conducted extensive outreach with Indigenous peoples to learn more about the impact of this use, and heard directly from youth across the province through the Indigenous Youth Council of the Ontario Federation of Friendship Centres.

The OHRC intervened to amplify the perspectives and voices of Indigenous youth and to highlight the harmful impact of stereotypes on youth.

In the settlement, the City of Mississauga has committed to:

  1. Remove from its sports facilities all Indigenous-themed mascots, symbols, names and imagery related to non-Indigenous sports organizations.
  2. Develop a policy on the use of Indigenous images and themes at its sports facilities, in collaboration with different groups such as the Mississaugas of the New Credit First Nation, the Peel Aboriginal Network, the Indigenous Youth Council of the Ontario Federation of Friendship Centres and Indigenous Sport and Wellness Ontario.
  3. Supplement its Diversity and Inclusion training with expanded material addressing reconciliation and Indigenous peoples.

※Mississauga has agreed to take important steps to show leadership and a commitment to reconciliation,§ said OHRC Chief Commissioner Renu Mandhane. ※This settlement reflects our efforts to bring to light the impact that stereotypes have on Indigenous youth. It also sets a positive path forward for other municipalities to follow.§

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Media contact:
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Communications and Issues Management
Ontario Human Rights Commission
รับโบนัสฟรีvanessa.tamburro@ohrc.on.ca

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Boil Water Advisory 每 Whale Cove https://www.google.com//c86/story/boil-water-advisory-whale-cove-3 Fri, 14 Dec 2018 19:29:56 +0000 /c86/?post_type=video&p=355889 The Department of Health is issuing a boil water advisory for the Hamlet of Whale Cove. This is a precautionary measure due to total coliform bacteria in the water system. During a boil water advisory, all water for consumption must be brought to a rolling boil for a minimum of one full minute. It is […]

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The Department of Health is issuing a boil water advisory for the Hamlet of Whale Cove.

This is a precautionary measure due to total coliform bacteria in the water system.

During a boil water advisory, all water for consumption must be brought to a rolling boil for a minimum of one full minute.

It is essential that all water be boiled for the following uses:

  • drinking;
  • preparing infant formulas;
  • preparing juices and ice cubes;
  • washing fruits and vegetables;
  • cooking; or
  • brushing of teeth.

Water can be boiled either in a pot or kettle on a stove or an electric kettle without an automatic shut-off. The boil water advisory is only for the uses listed above.

Adults, adolescents and older children can shower, bathe or wash using tap water, but should avoid swallowing it. Infants, toddlers and people who have illnesses should be sponge bathed to reduce their chances of swallowing water.

You may still wash your hands with tap water. Make sure you rub all parts of the hands with soap and water for a minimum of 20 seconds.

Updates will be provided to the community when available.

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Department of Health
867-975-5949
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Wonder and wisdom in a children’s forest nature program – National Post https://www.google.com//c86/story/wonder-and-wisdom-in-a-childrens-forest-nature-program-national-post Fri, 14 Dec 2018 19:28:37 +0000 /c86/?post_type=video&p=355888 This article was originally published on The Conversation, an independent and nonprofit source of news, analysis and commentary from academic experts. Disclosure information is available on the original site. Author: Louise Zimanyi, Candidate, Doctor of Social Sciences, Royal Roads University On a windy autumn morning, children dressed in colourful woolly hats and mittens sing a […]

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This article was originally published on The Conversation, an independent and nonprofit source of news, analysis and commentary from academic experts. Disclosure information is available on the original site.

Author: Louise Zimanyi, Candidate, Doctor of Social Sciences, Royal Roads University

On a windy autumn morning, children dressed in colourful woolly hats and mittens sing a greeting to the Earth near a towering 150-year-old willow tree.

Children notice how the wind and sun play with the tree. They wonder what is happening inside; they offer sticks for the tree to eat and investigate the inside cracked open after a wind storm.

The deeply furrowed trees provide opportunities for climbing and a bird*s eye view of adventures below. Hungry chickadees call out as they swoop from branches, landing on outstretched hands that offer shiny sunflower seeds. The children shout with delight and wonder.

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Thunder Bay police investigating teen’s death as homicide – Sudbury.com https://www.google.com//c86/story/thunder-bay-police-investigating-teens-death-as-homicide-sudbury-com Fri, 14 Dec 2018 19:24:42 +0000 /c86/?post_type=video&p=355887 The body of Braiden Jacob was found in Chapples Park on Sunday THUNDER BAY — The death of 17-year-old Braiden Jacob is being investigated as a homicide. The Thunder Bay Police Service on Thursday confirmed they believe the Webequie First Nation teen, whose body was found at Chapples Park on Sunday, was the victim of […]

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The body of Braiden Jacob was found in Chapples Park on Sunday

THUNDER BAY — The death of 17-year-old Braiden Jacob is being investigated as a homicide.

The Thunder Bay Police Service on Thursday confirmed they believe the Webequie First Nation teen, whose body was found at Chapples Park on Sunday, was the victim of foul play.

“The criminal investigations branch, along with other branches within the service, have engaged in several leads in several locations both inside and outside of Thunder Bay,” acting deputy chief Don Lewis said, adding it’s possible the scope of the investigation could extend beyond Northwestern Ontario but can’t say whether the case is related to southern Ontario gang activity.

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System failed Manitoba girl returned to parent without support, checks: advocate – BayToday https://www.google.com//c86/story/system-failed-manitoba-girl-returned-to-parent-without-support-checks-advocate-baytoday Fri, 14 Dec 2018 19:23:22 +0000 /c86/?post_type=video&p=355885 WINNIPEG 〞 Manitoba’s advocate for children and youth says a girl who suffered repeated sexual abuse and died of a drug overdose was failed over and over again by the province’s child welfare system. The girl 〞 identified only as Angel 〞 was born to a mother with addiction issues and was apprehended by social […]

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WINNIPEG 〞 Manitoba’s advocate for children and youth says a girl who suffered repeated sexual abuse and died of a drug overdose was failed over and over again by the province’s child welfare system.

The girl 〞 identified only as Angel 〞 was born to a mother with addiction issues and was apprehended by social workers 14 times by the time she was 12, says a 118-page report from Daphne Penrose released Thursday.

But each time, the girl was returned to her mother without a proper assessment of the home and without supports for the family.

“The (child and family services) agency conducted no meaningful assessments as to whether Angel’s mother was ready or able to provide safe care to Angel. So inevitably, Angel would be returned home, left in the risky situations, and when the risk became so sufficient, she was reapprehended again,” Penrose said.

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Ministry response filed in Kelowna social worker matter https://www.google.com//c86/story/ministry-response-filed-in-kelowna-social-worker-matter Fri, 14 Dec 2018 19:20:20 +0000 /c86/?post_type=video&p=355884 Dec. 13, 2018 VICTORIA 每 The Ministry of Children and Family Development (MCFD) has filed its response to the action filed by the public guardian and trustee (PGT) in the matter involving the former Kelowna social worker accused of?alleged financial improprieties involving vulnerable children and youth. In its filed response, the ministry admits vicarious liability […]

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Dec. 13, 2018

VICTORIA 每 The Ministry of Children and Family Development (MCFD) has filed its response to the action filed by the public guardian and trustee (PGT) in the matter involving the former Kelowna social worker accused of?alleged financial improprieties involving vulnerable children and youth.

In its filed response, the ministry admits vicarious liability for the actions of the social worker in question, and agrees that general damages and court-ordered interest for the plaintiff is appropriate.

Since the allegations first?came to light, the ministry has offered supports and services, including counselling, to the children and youth who were affected by the social worker*s actions. MCFD will work with the plaintiffs* counsel to address these matters in a manner that does not cause further trauma to the affected individuals.

There are a number of other separate but related court actions underway. This response applies only to the specific action filed by the public guardian and trustee. The ministry will respond to each of the other actions in due course.

To read the ministry*s filed response to civil claim, visit: https://news.gov.bc.ca/files/Response_to_Civil_Claim.pdf

Contact:

Government Communication and Public Engagement
Ministry of Children and Family Development
250 356-1639

Connect with the Province of B.C. at: news.gov.bc.ca/connect

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Government of Canada funds project with Ironworkers Local 736 to help apprentices in Southern Ontario https://www.google.com//c86/story/government-of-canada-funds-project-with-ironworkers-local-736-to-help-apprentices-in-southern-ontario Fri, 14 Dec 2018 19:18:27 +0000 /c86/?post_type=video&p=355883 From: Employment and Social Development Canada December 14, 2018?????????????? Ancaster, Ontario?????????????? Employment and Social Development Canada Changes to the country*s economy, including recent economic growth and demographic pressures, such as an aging workforce as well as innovation in technology have increased the demand for skilled tradespeople. The Government recognizes the importance of ensuring that Canadians, […]

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From: Employment and Social Development Canada

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Changes to the country*s economy, including recent economic growth and demographic pressures, such as an aging workforce as well as innovation in technology have increased the demand for skilled tradespeople. The Government recognizes the importance of ensuring that Canadians, including those from key groups who face barriers to succeed in the trades, get the opportunity to explore and prepare for the skilled trades.

Today, the Honourable Filomena Tassi, Minister of Seniors, on behalf of the Honourable Patty Hajdu, Minister of Employment, Workforce Development and Labour, announced funding of over $285,000 to Ironworkers Local 736 for its Welder Training and Testing Capacity Increase project.

This investment, which is funded through the Union Training and Innovation Program, will help Local 736 to purchase equipment, including a mobile welding training trailer, several welding machines, and a floor press, to train apprentices from key groups who face barriers, such as women, Indigenous people and newcomers. By giving apprentices access to the same equipment required by contractors in the industry, Local 736 will create a pool of qualified tradespeople from a number of Ontario locations including Niagara Falls, St. Catharines, Welland, Hamilton, Kitchener, Waterloo, Goderich and Ingersoll.

To further help underrepresented groups in the trades, Budget 2018 announced three new initiatives:

  • $46 million over 5 years, starting in 2018每19, with $10 million per year ongoing, for a new Pre-Apprenticeship Program;
  • approximately $20 million over 5 years, starting in 2018每19, to support an Apprenticeship Incentive Grant for Women, a pilot project where women would receive a new taxable grant of $3,000 per year/level in eligible Red Seal trades for the first two years of training, up to a maximum amount of $6,000 per person, in trades where women are under-represented. This, in combination with the existing Apprenticeship Completion Grant valued at $2,000, could result in a combined grant support of up to? $8,000 over the course of their training; and
  • $10 million over 3 years, starting in 2018每19, for the new Women in Construction Fund which will support projects building on existing models that have proven to be effective in attracting women to the trades, such as mentoring, coaching and tailored supports.

As Canada*s economy continues to grow and create good, well-paying jobs, the Government will ensure that all Canadians share in and benefit from this success.

Quotes

※Our country*s future success depends on building an economy that is as inclusive as it is innovative. Our government is proud of this project that will help apprentices in Ontario, and especially those who face additional barriers to participate and succeed in the skilled trades, start exciting and well-paying careers in the trades.§

每 The Honourable Patty Hajdu, Minister of Employment, Workforce Development and Labour

※The project will contribute to a skilled, work-ready pool of future tradespeople who will be better equipped for in-demand jobs in Hamilton, and across Canada. By creating a skilled, diverse and inclusive workforce, our Government is strengthening the middle class and creating a more prosperous country.§

每 The Honourable Filomena Tassi, Minister of Seniors

※Ironworkers provide the highest quality training to develop the right skills required on job sites. By purchasing new, up-to-date equipment with support from the UTIP program, Ironworkers Local 736 are helping our apprentices through their technical training, leading to a pool of certified journeypersons ready to participate in the job market in the Hamilton area and beyond. §

每 Steven E. Pratt, President, Ironworkers Local 736

Quick facts

  • Approximately one in five employed Canadians are represented in the skilled trades profession. At the end of 2017, there were 309,441 registered apprentices across Canada (2017 Registered Apprenticeship Information System).
  • Women account for?9% of apprentices in Red Seal trades, and only 5% when ※traditional§ trades (hairstylist, cook and baker) are removed (2017 Registered Apprenticeship Information System).
  • The Union Training and Innovation Program provides $25 million annually to support union-based apprenticeship training, innovation and enhanced partnerships in the Red Seal trades.
  • Budget 2018 announced three initiatives to support Canadians facing barriers in the trades: the Apprenticeship Incentive Grant for Women, a pre-apprenticeship program and the Women in Construction Fund.

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Contacts

For media enquiries, please contact:

V谷ronique Simard
Press Secretary
Office of the Honourable Patty Hajdu, P.C., M.P.
Minister of Employment, Workforce Development and Labour
veronique.simard@hrsdc-rhdcc.gc.ca
819-654-5611

Media Relations Office
Employment and Social Development Canada
819-994-5559
media@hrsdc-rhdcc.gc.ca

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Premier McLeod congratulates new NWT Senator https://www.google.com//c86/story/premier-mcleod-congratulates-new-nwt-senator Fri, 14 Dec 2018 19:15:04 +0000 /c86/?post_type=video&p=355886 December 13, 2018 Today Premier McLeod issued the following statement on the appointment of the new NWT Senator. ※On behalf of the people of the Northwest Territories I wish to congratulate Ms. Margaret Dawn Anderson on her recent appointment to the Canadian Senate. “Senator Anderson has extensive experience working in the community justice and governance […]

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Today Premier McLeod issued the following statement on the appointment of the new NWT Senator.

※On behalf of the people of the Northwest Territories I wish to congratulate Ms. Margaret Dawn Anderson on her recent appointment to the Canadian Senate.

“Senator Anderson has extensive experience working in the community justice and governance fields with over 20 years of experience with the Government of the Northwest Territories and most recently with the Inuvialuit Regional Corporation.

※The Northwest Territories has a strong history of Senate representatives raising awareness of the unique strengths Northerners possess and challenges they face. I am confident that Senator Anderson will work to advance Northwest Territories priorities with her colleagues in Ottawa, all the while championing the strengths that our territory and its peoples bring to Canadian society, and I look forward to working with her in her new role.§

Media Contact:
Charlotte Digness
Media and Communications Coordinator
Government of the Northwest Territories
Ph: 867-767-9140 ext. 11092
Email: charlotte_digness@gov.nt.ca

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MSIFN Announces $50,000 Contribution to Proposed Chiefs of Ontario’s Indigenous Women’s Safety and Wellbeing Project https://www.google.com//c86/story/msifn-announces-50000-contribution-to-proposed-chiefs-of-ontarios-indigenous-womens-safety-and-wellbeing-project Fri, 14 Dec 2018 19:13:31 +0000 /c86/?post_type=video&p=355880 SCUGOG, ON, Dec. 13, 2018 – Chief Kelly LaRocca announced an offer of support for the Chiefs of Ontario’s (COO) Women’s Caucus goal of establishing a safehouse in the Greater Toronto Area for victims of human trafficking. This cause was one of many recognized and supported during Mississaugas of Scugog Island First Nation’s (MSIFN) annual […]

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SCUGOG, ON, Dec. 13, 2018 – Chief Kelly LaRocca announced an offer of support for the Chiefs of Ontario’s (COO) Women’s Caucus goal of establishing a safehouse in the Greater Toronto Area for victims of human trafficking. This cause was one of many recognized and supported during Mississaugas of Scugog Island First Nation’s (MSIFN) annual Christmas Cheque Presentation and Reception on Thursday.

The $50,000 monetary gift to the Chiefs of Ontario, pending the consent of the Chiefs of Ontario Assembly, will support staff and Chiefs in conducting a feasibility study and creating a project plan for the potential safe house.

“We are grateful to the Mississaugas of Scugog Island First Nation for their generosity. The Declaration By First Nations Political Leadership to Support Ending Violence and Abuse in Our Communities and Against Our Peoples declares the solid commitment to end violence and abuse, this includes exploitation and human trafficking,” said Ontario Regional Chief RoseAnne Archibald. “Resolution 13/04 mandates the implementation of the Declaration and the donation from MSIFN will ensure another initiative for implementation can occur. The donation will ensure that Chiefs of Ontario’s First Nations Women’s Caucus are committed to exploring how resources are found to protect Indigenous women from exploitation.”

MSIFN’s Community Donations Committee expressed a desire to support the well-being and safety of Indigenous Women and Girls and believe that this project is a vital step in the Chiefs of Ontario’s commitment to ending violence against women.

Recent studies in Canada and North America have revealed that Indigenous women and girls in Canada are especially vulnerable to being the victims of human trafficking.

“With the ongoing investigation into Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women, MSIFN wants to ensure that women always have a safe house in the GTA,” said Chief Kelly LaRocca. “MSIFN fully supports the Chiefs of Ontario’s Women’s Caucus in their work to ensure the safety and well-being of Indigenous women and girls.”

Each year, MSIFN’s Community Donations Committee identifies opportunities to support the community. For the 2018 cheque presentation alone, MSIFN donated a total of $366,750, including $100,000 each to the Port Perry Hospital Foundation and the Oak Ridges Hospice of Durham Ltd.

For centuries, the Mississaugas of Scugog Island First Nation (MSIFN) have lived on the shores of Lake Scugog, North of what is now Port Perry. Thanks in large part to the success of the Great Blue Heron (GBH) casino, MSIFN is widely considered a model of a successful First Nation government in Canada. For decades MSIFN ran GBH which provided their community 每 and Durham Region as a whole 每 with thousands of jobs, and millions of dollars in charitable donations to community organizations throughout the region. MSIFN is dedicated to continuing its proud tradition of community donations.

For further information: Lisa Kinsella, lisa@daisygroup.ca

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Treatment centre for First Nations people facing addictions destroyed by fire: OPP – CBC https://www.google.com//c86/story/treatment-centre-for-first-nations-people-facing-addictions-destroyed-by-fire-opp-cbc Fri, 14 Dec 2018 19:12:09 +0000 /c86/?post_type=video&p=355882 Dec 14, 2018 The Native Horizons Treatment Centre in the New Credit First Nation, police say, has been destroyed by fire. Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) say late Thursday night the OPP, Haldimand County Fire Services, Six Nations Fire Services, Haldimand County paramedics and Six Nations paramedics were called to the Native Horizons Treatment Centre on […]

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Dec 14, 2018

The Native Horizons Treatment Centre in the New Credit First Nation, police say, has been destroyed by fire.

Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) say late Thursday night the OPP, Haldimand County Fire Services, Six Nations Fire Services, Haldimand County paramedics and Six Nations paramedics were called to the Native Horizons Treatment Centre on New Credit Road for a “fully engulfed structure fire.”

The Centre helps First Nations People facing “addictions, traumas and related problems.”

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Jessica Barudin selected as a Rising Star by Health Promotion Canada – McGill Reporter https://www.google.com//c86/story/jessica-barudin-selected-as-a-rising-star-by-health-promotion-canada-mcgill-reporter Fri, 14 Dec 2018 19:10:54 +0000 /c86/?post_type=video&p=355879 Jessica Barudin, Program Manager for the Indigenous Health Professions Program (IHPP) at McGill University*s Faculty of Medicine, was recently honoured as one of Health Promotion Canada*s 2018 Rising Star Award recipients. The recipients were celebrated during the organization*s annual general meeting on December 13, 2018. Health Promotions Canada*s Rising Star Award is given to recognize […]

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Jessica Barudin, Program Manager for the Indigenous Health Professions Program (IHPP) at McGill University*s Faculty of Medicine, was recently honoured as one of Health Promotion Canada*s 2018 Rising Star Award recipients. The recipients were celebrated during the organization*s annual general meeting on December 13, 2018.

Health Promotions Canada*s Rising Star Award is given to recognize health promoters who have an exceptional track record of professional achievements, display exemplary personal leadership qualities, and exhibit strong potential for making future contributions to health promotion in Canada or globally. ※It is an honour to be nominated by my colleagues and selected by Health Promotion Canada as a Rising Star,§ says Jessica. ※I am grateful for the opportunities I have had on my path with a supportive family and community§

Read More: https://publications.mcgill.ca/medenews/2018/12/14/jessica-barudin-selected-as-a-rising-star-by-health-promotions-canada/

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B.C. appoints provincial court judge in Kamloops https://www.google.com//c86/story/b-c-appoints-provincial-court-judge-in-kamloops Fri, 14 Dec 2018 19:09:12 +0000 /c86/?post_type=video&p=355881 Dec. 13, 2018 VICTORIA 每 The Government of British Columbia is appointing a new provincial court judge to ensure the judiciary has the resources to continue to provide access to justice. The new judge will be Raymond Phillips, whose appointment fills a vacancy at the Kamloops provincial court. Phillips was born in Kamloops and is […]

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Dec. 13, 2018

VICTORIA 每 The Government of British Columbia is appointing a new provincial court judge to ensure the judiciary has the resources to continue to provide access to justice.

The new judge will be Raymond Phillips, whose appointment fills a vacancy at the Kamloops provincial court. Phillips was born in Kamloops and is a member of the Lytton First Nation 每 Nlaka’pamux. He graduated from the University of British Columbia with a bachelor of laws in 1993. He was called to the bar in 1994 and articled with the federal Department of Justice before joining the St*at*imc/ Nlaka’pamux Legal Services Society as a staff lawyer. Since 2002, Phillips has been a general practitioner, helping clients with a variety of legal issues, including criminal law, real estate, contracts and settlements. He has also served as duty counsel for the Chn迆kcwentn First Nations Court since 2013 and the Merritt First Nations Court since it opened in 2017. He was appointed Queen*s counsel in 2015.

Government and the public rely on judges for their integrity and impartiality, and trust they will deliver fair, learned decisions. These qualities are essential for maintaining the public*s confidence in the courts and are a vital component of any democratic justice system.

Quick Facts:

  • The chief judge determines the locations to which judges are assigned in order to meet the needs of the court.
  • The process to appoint judges involves the following steps:
    • Interested lawyers apply and the Judicial Council of B.C., a statutory body made up of the chief judge, an associate chief judge, other judges, lawyers and lay people, reviews the candidates.
    • The council recommends potential judges to the attorney general, with the final appointment made through a cabinet order-in-council.
  • Although judges are located in a judicial region, many travel regularly throughout the province to meet changing demands.

Learn More:

Information about the judicial appointment process: www.provincialcourt.bc.ca

Contact:

Media Relations
Ministry of Attorney General
778 678-1572

Connect with the Province of B.C. at: news.gov.bc.ca/connect

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Historic proactive pay equity legislation receives Royal Assent https://www.google.com//c86/story/historic-proactive-pay-equity-legislation-receives-royal-assent Fri, 14 Dec 2018 19:07:17 +0000 /c86/?post_type=video&p=355877 From: Employment and Social Development Canada December 13, 2018 Ottawa, Ontario Employment and Social Development Canada Advancing gender equality is not just good for women, it*s good for all Canadians. When Canadian women can count on equal pay for work of equal value, our economy grows stronger, families prosper and communities thrive. That*s why, on […]

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From: Employment and Social Development Canada

December 13, 2018 Ottawa, Ontario Employment and Social Development Canada

Advancing gender equality is not just good for women, it*s good for all Canadians. When Canadian women can count on equal pay for work of equal value, our economy grows stronger, families prosper and communities thrive. That*s why, on October 29, 2018, the Government of Canada introduced a proactive pay equity regime that will ensure that women and men in federally regulated workplaces, including the federal private sector, the federal public service, Parliamentary workplaces, Prime Minister*s and Ministers* offices, receive equal pay for work of equal value.

Today, the Honourable Patty Hajdu, Minister of Employment, Workforce Development and Labour, along with her colleagues the Honourable Maryam Monsef, Minister for Women and Gender Equality, and the Honourable Scott Brison, President of the Treasury Board and Minister for Digital Government, highlighted that this historic legislation has received Royal Assent. This is a major milestone for Canadians and will fundamentally transform how the right to pay equity is protected by setting out clear steps for employers to follow in order to proactively achieve pay equity.

Under a proactive pay equity regime, employers will need to examine their compensation practices and ensure that women and men working in federally regulated workplaces, including the federal private sector, the federal public service, Parliamentary workplaces and Ministers* offices, receive equal pay for work of equal value.

A Pay Equity Commissioner will be appointed within the Canadian Human Rights Commission and will play both education and enforcement roles with regard to the legislation. The Commissioner, supported by a unit of subject-matter experts, will be responsible for assisting individuals in understanding their rights and obligations under the Act and facilitating the resolution of disputes related to pay equity. The Commissioner will have dedicated funding and a range of enforcement tools, including the power to initiate audits, to conduct investigations, and to issue orders and administrative monetary penalties.

Additionally, amendments to the Parliamentary Employment and Staff Relations Act (PESRA) will extend proactive pay equity requirements to parliamentary workplaces in a manner that respects parliamentary privilege.

Quotes

※Proactive pay equity is not just the right thing to do, it*s the smart thing to do. We have taken action because when people are treated fairly and are given an equal opportunity to succeed and to reach their full potential, we all benefit.§

每 The Honourable Patty Hajdu, Minister of Employment, Workforce Development and Labour

※Today is an historic day, because when Canadian women in federally regulated industries can count on equal pay for work of equal value, our economy becomes stronger, families prosper, and communities thrive. Equality is a driver of economic growth, and our plan to grow the middle class while advancing equality is working. We know there is more work to do and we will continue to work with Canadians every step of the way.§

每 The Honourable Maryam Monsef, Minister for Women and Gender Equality

※In everything we do, our Government is motivated by a simple but powerful idea 每 to provide Canadians with the opportunity to realize their full potential. This historic legislation builds on our commitment to a better, stronger, more equitable Canadian economy.§

每 The Honourable Scott Brison, President of the Treasury Board Secretariat of Canada and Minister for Digital Government

Quick facts

  • In Canada in 2017, for every dollar a man earned, a woman earned 88.5 cents on the dollar as measured in hourly wages for full-time workers. When comparing overall earnings on an annual basis, women earned even less 每 just 69 cents for every dollar earned by men.
  • Since 1977, the Canadian Human Rights Act has recognized pay equity as a right for employees in the federal jurisdiction under a complaint-based system (section 11). As a result, it does not require employers to actively examine their compensation practices; instead, the onus is placed on employees to bring complaints forward to redress instances of pay discrimination. A proactive system would take that burden off employees and would instead require employers to undertake a pay equity analysis to ensure that their compensation practices are in line with pay equity requirements.
  • Legislation to modernize federal labour standards and improve the Wage Earner Protection Program (WEPP) also received Royal Assent today. Changes to federal labour standards will better protect Canadian workers and help set the stage for good quality jobs. Improvements to the WEPP will increase the maximum financial support provided to workers who are owed wages when their employer?files for bankruptcy or enters receivership.
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Contacts

V谷ronique Simard
Press Secretary
Office of the Honourable Patty Hajdu, P.C., M.P.
Minister of Employment, Workforce Development and Labour
veronique.simard@hrsdc-rhdcc.gc.ca
819-654-5611

Media Relations Office
Employment and Social Development Canada
819-994-5559
media@hrsdc-rhdcc.gc.ca

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Learn more about the Bighorn Country proposal https://www.google.com//c86/story/learn-more-about-the-bighorn-country-proposal Fri, 14 Dec 2018 19:04:59 +0000 /c86/?post_type=video&p=355876 Dec 13, 2018 Environment and Parks Minister Shannon Phillips is hosting a telephone town hall to take questions from Albertans about the Bighorn Country proposal. In the spirit of Kananaskis Country, the Government of Alberta is proposing a mix of parks and public lands in the Bighorn region that would preserve natural landscapes while supporting […]

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Dec 13, 2018

Environment and Parks Minister Shannon Phillips is hosting a telephone town hall to take questions from Albertans about the Bighorn Country proposal.

In the spirit of Kananaskis Country, the Government of Alberta is proposing a mix of parks and public lands in the Bighorn region that would preserve natural landscapes while supporting a wide range of world-class tourism and recreation opportunities.

The government will hold a telephone town hall on Thursday, Dec. 13 from 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. The province has already received more than 2,000 online submissions and held several stakeholder meetings.

※The rugged terrain, scenic vistas and array of rare plants and wildlife make this stunning area a popular recreation and tourism destination. We will continue to consult with Albertans to ensure that any changes in Bighorn Country would better protect headwaters and biodiversity, support continued traditional land-use by Indigenous Peoples and provide high-quality outdoor recreation and nature-based tourism opportunities.§

Shannon Phillips, Minister of Environment and Parks

To participate in the telephone town hall, people can dial 1-877-229-8493 and enter code 115500# to join in. Participants can also listen and ask questions online at vekeo.com/youralberta.

In addition to an online survey and telephone town hall, the province is hosting a series of public information sessions. Albertans can continue to review the proposal and provide feedback online by visiting talkaep.alberta.ca by Jan. 31.
Session dates and locations

Monday, Dec. 17, 2018

Rocky Mountain House
Lou Soppit Community Centre, Shunda Room
5404 48 Street
4 p.m. – 9 p.m.

Monday, Jan. 7, 2019

Drayton Valley
MacKenzie Conference Centre
5745 45 Avenue
6 p.m. – 9 p.m.

Wednesday, Jan. 9, 2019

Red Deer
German-Canadian Club of Red Deer
38167 Range Road 280
6 p.m. to 9 p.m.

Monday, Jan. 14, 2019

Sundre
Sundre Community Centre
3, 96 2 Avenue NW
6 p.m. – to 9 p.m.

Quick facts

  • Bighorn Country includes public lands from the boundary of Banff National Park eastward towards Drayton Valley. It includes Clearwater County, most of Brazeau County and the current Bighorn Backcountry management area.
  • The Bighorn region is recognized for its scenic beauty and natural diversity. It includes scenic mountains and foothills, rare plants and key habitat for numerous species at risk such as grizzly bear, wolverine, harlequin duck, Athabasca rainbow trout and bull trout.
  • The headwaters of the North Saskatchewan River and Red Deer River are located within Bighorn Country, providing clean drinking water to more than one million Albertans.
  • Sharing this busy landscape is a wide variety of recreation and tourism activities. Hunting and fishing are popular, as well as camping, hiking, off-highway vehicle use, horseback riding, ice climbing and cross-country skiing.
  • The Bighorn Country proposal includes new, expanded or amended parks, protected areas and public land use zones. This system of public lands is intended to provide a range of opportunities that suits the settings and demands of the region.
  • The proposal means no significant change to recreation activities, but offers $40 million in new investment to improve services and infrastructure such as campsites, parking lots, trails and staging areas.
  • The proposal supports continued practice of traditional uses and the exercise of treaty rights by Indigenous Peoples.

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New report shows health problems among Grassy Narrows youth and mothers; calls for urgent action – Daily Miner and News https://www.google.com//c86/story/new-report-shows-health-problems-among-grassy-narrows-youth-and-mothers-calls-for-urgent-action-daily-miner-and-news Fri, 14 Dec 2018 18:39:13 +0000 /c86/?post_type=video&p=355875 December 14, 2018 The mercury dumped in the English-Wabigoon river system by a nearby paper mill in the 1960s and 70s is still having serious ill effects on the health of young people and mothers on Asubpeeschoseewagong Netum Anishinabek (Grassy Narrows First Nation), a new report finds. The second part of the Asubpeeschoseewagong Netum Anishinabek […]

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The mercury dumped in the English-Wabigoon river system by a nearby paper mill in the 1960s and 70s is still having serious ill effects on the health of young people and mothers on Asubpeeschoseewagong Netum Anishinabek (Grassy Narrows First Nation), a new report finds.

The second part of the Asubpeeschoseewagong Netum Anishinabek Community Health Assessment Report 〞 compiled through a survey of 173 questions filled out for 353 Grassy Narrows youth 〞 was released recently.

The results show eating fish from the river system 〞 especially during pregnancy 〞 caused health problems among the community*s young people.

Among them are mental health, emotional and behavioural problems, Attention Deficit Disorder or Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder, learning disabilities, allergies, asthma, eczema or dermatitis, language or speech disorders, anxiety and/or depression, anemia, visual problems requiring glasses and ear infections.

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Ervin Bighetty, Leaf Rapids’ New Indigenous Mayor, Has Big Plans For His Manitoba Town – HuffPost Canada https://www.google.com//c86/story/ervin-bighetty-leaf-rapids-new-indigenous-mayor-has-big-plans-for-his-manitoba-town-huffpost-canada Fri, 14 Dec 2018 18:37:31 +0000 /c86/?post_type=video&p=355872 It used to be a bustling rural centre. Its new mayor wants to bring back the bustle. Leaf Rapids, Man., used to be a bustling mining town, decades ahead of its time. Founded in the 1970s, it was developed as an experimental model that other northern communities could replicate: urban amenities in a rural environment. […]

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It used to be a bustling rural centre. Its new mayor wants to bring back the bustle.

Leaf Rapids, Man., used to be a bustling mining town, decades ahead of its time. Founded in the 1970s, it was developed as an experimental model that other northern communities could replicate: urban amenities in a rural environment.

The town is an 11-hour drive north of Winnipeg, and, in its heyday, boasted a population of 2,356. But since the closure of the copper mine in 2002, the population has dwindled to a mere 582.

Leaf Rapids recently had an election this past fall, and Ervin Bighetty became the town’s second Indigenous mayor 〞 and the youngest at 27 years old.

Read More: https://www.huffingtonpost.ca/2018/12/13/ervin-bighetty-leaf-rapids-mayor-manitoba_a_23608508/

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First Nations crucial in Canada’s new approach to aquaculture – SeaWestNews https://www.google.com//c86/story/first-nations-crucial-in-canadas-new-approach-to-aquaculture-seawestnews Fri, 14 Dec 2018 18:34:19 +0000 /c86/?post_type=video&p=355873 Government committed to moving forward with aquaculture in a way that protects the oceans, and fish stocks, and creates thousands of jobs for middle class Canadians The value of Indigenous and local knowledge must be used to create a precedent-setting model for aquaculture risk-based decision-making in Canada, a new government report has recommended. As Canada […]

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Government committed to moving forward with aquaculture in a way that protects the oceans, and fish stocks, and creates thousands of jobs for middle class Canadians

The value of Indigenous and local knowledge must be used to create a precedent-setting model for aquaculture risk-based decision-making in Canada, a new government report has recommended.

As Canada embarks on a new approach to building confidence in the aquaculture industry, the Department of Fisheries and Oceans (DFO) should also develop a communication plan to proactively disseminate aquaculture science to consumers, the general public, scientists and industry.

Read More: https://www.seawestnews.com/first-nations-crucial-in-canadas-new-approach-to-aquaculture/

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Joint Statement by Ministers Wilkinson and Duncan on the Report from the Independent Expert Panel on Aquaculture Science https://www.google.com//c86/story/joint-statement-by-ministers-wilkinson-and-duncan-on-the-report-from-the-independent-expert-panel-on-aquaculture-science Fri, 14 Dec 2018 18:05:32 +0000 /c86/?post_type=video&p=355871 From: Fisheries and Oceans Canada December 13, 2018 Ottawa, Ontario Fisheries and Oceans Canada The Government of Canada is taking a new approach to building confidence in the Canadian aquaculture industry. We are committed to moving forward in a way that protects the environment, the oceans and the fish stocks and that will create thousands […]

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From: Fisheries and Oceans Canada

December 13, 2018 Ottawa, Ontario Fisheries and Oceans Canada

The Government of Canada is taking a new approach to building confidence in the Canadian aquaculture industry. We are committed to moving forward in a way that protects the environment, the oceans and the fish stocks and that will create thousands of jobs for middle class Canadians.

Earlier this year, the Government asked Canada*s Chief Science Advisor, Dr. Mona Nemer, to examine how we can strengthen aquaculture science and how it informs decision-making. Making decisions based on science and evidence is a top priority of the government. An expert panel was convened and today it tabled its final report. The findings were presented to the Minister of Fisheries, Oceans and the Canadian Coast Guard, the Honourable Jonathan Wilkinson, and the Minister of Science and Sport, the Honourable Kirsty Duncan today. Together, the Ministers issued the statement below:

※We would like to thank Canada*s Chief Science Advisor Dr. Mona Nemer and the members of the Independent Expert Panel for their important work. We look forward to reviewing the findings and welcome the recommendations on how to strengthen our aquaculture science and evidence based decision-making.

Making our oceans cleaner, safer and healthier is critical. We have a collective responsibility to ensure that fish and their habitat are protected for future generations, and we take this responsibility very seriously. Since Budget 2016, Fisheries and Oceans Canada has hired more than 290 science professionals across the country to better protect and manage our oceans.

Over the past two years, we have also put in place new practices and procedures in response to the Cohen Commission and the Commissioner of the Environment and Sustainable Development*s audit report on salmon farming. Earlier this fall, we announced that the Government of Canada has acted on all 75 recommendations of the Cohen Commission.

Further, we have already begun work on several of the recommendations noted in the Expert Panel Report. These include:

  • Hiring a departmental science advisor 每 the recruitment process is underway.
  • Developing a new, comprehensive suite of initiatives aimed at enhancing the environmental sustainability of Canada*s aquaculture sector. A key element of this work is the development of a framework for aquaculture risk management, based on the precautionary approach which will guide our decision-making.
  • Measures to address jurisdictional challenges 每 CCFAM Minister*s agreed to scope a Federal Aquaculture Act. Such legislation would provide greater clarity to the industry as we move forward.

As we embark on the International Year of the Salmon in 2019, and focus attention to the importance of wild Pacific and Atlantic salmon, we continue to work with Indigenous partners and stakeholder to protect and recover these iconic species. On the West Coast, we recently announced the new British Columbia Salmon Restoration and Innovation Fund, a $100 Million investment to support projects focused on Pacific salmon habitat protection and restoration. On the East Coast, we continue to invest in the science partnerships formed through the Atlantic Salmon Research Joint Venture that is bringing groups together to promote the conservation of wild Atlantic salmon.

Going forward, we will continue working with partners to maintain and rebuild wild salmon populations and their habitats and to ensure that decisions are made, based on robust, rigorous and inclusive science.§

Quick Facts:

  • The Government of Canada is moving forward with a suite of initiatives that will ensure that our aquaculture sector is economically successful and environmentally sustainable. Key initiatives in our renewed approach include:
    • A study on the alternative technologies for aquaculture, including land and sea-based closed containment technology. This will enable us to determine gaps that limit commercial readiness and help to inform future technology development efforts. The study will be conducted in partnership with Sustainable Development Technology Canada and the Province of British Columbia;
    • Moving towards an area-based approach to aquaculture management 每 to ensure that environmental, social and economic factors are taken into consideration when identifying potential areas for aquaculture development 每 including considerations relating to migration pathways for wild salmon;
    • Developing a framework for aquaculture risk management, based on the precautionary approach, which will ensure the sustainable management of aquaculture, and will be the overarching framework for future policies. We will work with, provinces, territories, Indigenous peoples, stakeholders and the scientific community;
    • Creating a single comprehensive set of regulations, the General Aquaculture Regulations. This will bring more clarity for industry, stakeholders and the Canadian public about how aquaculture is managed for responsible growth in Canada.

Additional Background:

Contacts

For more information:

Jocelyn Lubczuk
Press Secretary
Office of the Minister of Fisheries, Oceans and the Canadian Coast Guard
343-548-7863
Jocelyn.lubczuk@dfo-mpo.gc.ca

Media Relations
Fisheries and Oceans Canada
613-990-7537
Media.xncr@dfo-mpo.gc.ca

Nyree St-Denis
Communications Advisor
Office of the Minister of Science and Sport
343-291-4051
nyree.st-denis@canada.ca

Media Relations
Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada
343-291-1777
ic.mediarelations-mediasrelations.ic@canada.ca

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Hardrock Gold Mine Project 〞 Environmental Assessment Decision https://www.google.com//c86/story/hardrock-gold-mine-project-environmental-assessment-decision Fri, 14 Dec 2018 18:03:21 +0000 /c86/?post_type=video&p=355869 From: Canadian Environmental Assessment Agency The Government of Canada is committed to protecting the environment and our natural heritage while growing our economy. Today, the Minister of Environment and Climate Change, the Honourable Catherine McKenna, announced that the Hardrock Gold Mine Project is not likely to cause significant adverse environmental effects when mitigation measures are […]

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From: Canadian Environmental Assessment Agency

The Government of Canada is committed to protecting the environment and our natural heritage while growing our economy.

Today, the Minister of Environment and Climate Change, the Honourable Catherine McKenna, announced that the Hardrock Gold Mine Project is not likely to cause significant adverse environmental effects when mitigation measures are taken into account. The project, proposed by Greenstone Gold Mines, consists of the construction, operation, decommissioning, and abandonment of an open pit gold mine and onsite metal mill located near Geraldton, in northern Ontario.

In making her decision, the Minister reviewed the Environmental Assessment Report and the comments received from Indigenous peoples and the public. The Government’s Interim Approach and Principles for environmental assessments ensures that project decisions are informed by meaningful consultations with Indigenous peoples, public input and scientific evidence, including Indigenous Traditional Knowledge, and an assessment of greenhouse gas emissions.

The Minister’s Decision Statement establishes 116 conditions to protect fish and fish habitat, migratory birds, human health, the current use of lands and resources for traditional purposes, physical and cultural heritage, and species at risk, and includes mitigation measures and requirements for a follow-up program that the proponent must fulfill.

For example, to mitigate potential environmental effects, the proponent will be required to manage effluent and surface water quality to protect fish and fish habitat, undertake progressive reclamation of the land, minimize emissions of dust and airborne contaminants, and provide access routes to lands used for traditional purposes.

This decision follows a thorough and science-based environmental assessment conducted by the Canadian Environmental Assessment Agency with the participation of Indigenous groups, the public, and federal departments including Fisheries and Oceans Canada, Environment and Climate Change Canada, Health Canada, and Natural Resources Canada. Participating provincial ministries included the Ministry of the Environment, Conservation and Parks, the Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry, and the Ministry of Energy, Northern Development and Mines.

Following this decision, the proponent will be required to obtain additional authorizations and permits from federal departments. The Agency will be responsible for monitoring and enforcing legally-binding conditions under the Canadian Environmental Assessment Act, 2012.
Quotes

“My decision is based on rigorous scientific evidence, expertise from federal departments and extensive consultations with the public and Indigenous groups and includes conditions that will ensure there are mitigation measures to reduce the risks of environmental effects. Our government is working to protect the environment while supporting projects that create good middle-class jobs so that we can pass a safe and prosperous Canada onto our kids and grandkids.”

每 The Honourable Catherine McKenna, Minister of Environment and Climate Change

Associated links

Contacts

Caroline Th谷riault
Press Secretary
Office of the Minister of Environment and Climate Change
613-462-5473

Marissa Harfouche
Communications Advisor
Canadian Environmental Assessment Agency
613-219-2789
Marissa.Harfouche@canada.ca

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Media Advisory – The Library and Archives Canada travelling exhibition offers a unique opportunity to discover the M谷tis Nation https://www.google.com//c86/story/media-advisory-the-library-and-archives-canada-travelling-exhibition-offers-a-unique-opportunity-to-discover-the-metis-nation Fri, 14 Dec 2018 18:01:17 +0000 /c86/?post_type=video&p=355868 RED DEER, AB, Dec. 13, 2018– The exhibition Hiding in Plain Sight: Discovering the M谷tis Nation in the Archival Records of Library and Archives Canada?presents selected artwork and photographs about the M谷tis Nation and aims to foster a better understanding of the history and culture of the M谷tis Nation. Date: December 15, 2018 to March […]

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RED DEER, AB, Dec. 13, 2018– The exhibition Hiding in Plain Sight: Discovering the M谷tis Nation in the Archival Records of Library and Archives Canada?presents selected artwork and photographs about the M谷tis Nation and aims to foster a better understanding of the history and culture of the M谷tis Nation.

Date:

December 15, 2018 to March 10, 2019

Location:

Red Deer Museum + Art Gallery, 4525-47A Avenue, Red Deer, Alberta, Canada?

Presented in Red Deer by the Alberta M谷tis Federation and the Red Deer Museum and Art Gallery. The exhibition was developed by Library and Archives Canada in collaboration with the Manitoba Metis Federation and the M谷tis National Council, with the support of the Government of Canada

Quick facts

  • The M谷tis Nation traces its origins to the Red River Valley area of North America. By the 20th century, the M谷tis had developed a unique culture and identity, which led them to be called otip那ymisowak〞the independent ones.
  • The M谷tis developed their own language, Michif. A unique mix of French and Plains Cree languages, Michif is still spoken by M谷tis today.
  • LAC holds a great variety of archival materials relating to the M谷tis Nation, including textual records, photographs, artwork, maps, stamps and sound recordings.

Associated links

  • Exhibition webpage: Hiding in Plain Sight: Discovering the M谷tis Nation in the Archival Records of Library and Archives Canada
  • M谷tis National Council: http://www.metisnation.ca/
  • #MetisNation

General Inquiries: Red Deer Museum + Art Gallery

For further information: Email: museum@reddeer.ca, Phone: 403.309.8405

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New N.W.T. senator wants to be a voice for people of the territory – CBC https://www.google.com//c86/story/new-n-w-t-senator-wants-to-be-a-voice-for-people-of-the-territory-cbc Fri, 14 Dec 2018 17:58:59 +0000 /c86/?post_type=video&p=355867 ‘I was very humbled and honoured to be selected for the Senate appointment,’ says Margaret Dawn Anderson Dec 13, 2018 The new senator for the Northwest Territories says she comes prepared for the job and she’s ready to be a voice for people in the territory. “I was very humbled and honoured to be selected […]

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‘I was very humbled and honoured to be selected for the Senate appointment,’ says Margaret Dawn Anderson

Dec 13, 2018

The new senator for the Northwest Territories says she comes prepared for the job and she’s ready to be a voice for people in the territory.

“I was very humbled and honoured to be selected for the Senate appointment,” said Margaret Dawn Anderson in an interview from Ulukhaktok? on Thursday.

The prime minister announced the appointment of Anderson and three other new senators on Wednesday, including Yukon Senator Pat Duncan.

Read More: https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/north/new-nwt-senator-margaret-dawn-anderson-1.4944690

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&It*s going to reopen again*: Elder told mother of Kyle Morrisseau that his story wasn*t over – APTN News https://www.google.com//c86/story/its-going-to-reopen-again-elder-told-mother-of-kyle-morrisseau-that-his-story-wasnt-over-aptn-news Fri, 14 Dec 2018 17:56:30 +0000 /c86/?post_type=video&p=355870 December 13, 2018 The mother of Kyle Morrisseau says she was told by an Elder when her son died nine years ago that his case would eventually be reopened. ※He was just talking to me, just talking to me and then he says, &in the future from now on then in the future it*s not […]

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December 13, 2018

The mother of Kyle Morrisseau says she was told by an Elder when her son died nine years ago that his case would eventually be reopened.

※He was just talking to me, just talking to me and then he says, &in the future from now on then in the future it*s not going to be closed even though if they say the case is closed. Whatever is going to go on after, it*s going to reopen again and you*re going to know what happened to your son.* That*s what he told me,§ Lorene Kakegumick told APTN News.

On Wednesday, Gerry McNeilly, head of the Office of the Independent Police Review Director release his long awaited report Broken Trust.

Read More: https://aptnnews.ca/2018/12/13/its-going-to-reopen-again-elder-told-mother-of-kyle-morrisseau-that-his-story-wasnt-over/

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Legislative amendments enhance First Nations access to socio-economic benefits through the First Nations Fiscal Management Act https://www.google.com//c86/story/legislative-amendments-enhance-first-nations-access-to-socio-economic-benefits-through-the-first-nations-fiscal-management-act Fri, 14 Dec 2018 17:51:58 +0000 /c86/?post_type=video&p=355865 From: Indigenous Services Canada December 13, 2018 〞 Ottawa, Ontario 〞 Indigenous Services Canada Today, Indigenous Services Canada is pleased to announce that the amendments to the First Nations Fiscal Management Act have received Royal Assent through Bill C-86. These amendments enable better delivery of the Act, simplified and clearer provisions, and will extend access […]

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From: Indigenous Services Canada

December 13, 2018 〞 Ottawa, Ontario 〞 Indigenous Services Canada

Today, Indigenous Services Canada is pleased to announce that the amendments to the First Nations Fiscal Management Act have received Royal Assent through Bill C-86. These amendments enable better delivery of the Act, simplified and clearer provisions, and will extend access to organizations and additional First Nations that will benefit from new socio-economic opportunities.

The First Nations Fiscal Management Act (FNFMA) is opt-in legislation that enables participating First Nations to implement taxation, fiscal management and access long term financing to meet their economic development and infrastructure needs. The First Nations Fiscal Institutions under the FNFMA work directly with participating First Nations, and include:

  • The First Nations Financial Management Board (FNFMB);
  • The First Nations Finance Authority (FNFA): and,
  • The First Nations Tax Commission (FNTC).

New to the Act:

  • Clarification of institutional powers and strengthened liability protections for the First Nations Fiscal Institutions;
  • The need for regulations for taxation on joint reserves has been addressed;
  • First Nations not already scheduled to the Act (non-scheduled First Nations) can now access certain services offered by the Financial Management Board;
  • The First Nations Finance Authority can now provide its investment services to a broader clientele;
  • First Nations now have increased flexibility regarding the replenishment of the debt reserve fund;
  • Indigenous organizations delivering public services, such as health or education services, can now access the regime;
  • Gaps have been addressed affecting:
    • Institutions* daily operations administering the Act;
    • Taxation provisions for joint reserves, and;
  • First Nations may now access and hold control over their Indian Moneys upon a successful vote by their communities.

Quotes

※I am pleased that the work undertaken with First Nations Fiscal Institutions has brought forward these meaningful amendments to the First Nations Fiscal Management Act. The continued collaboration to better First Nations access to economic opportunities is a significant step towards greater self-determination for all participating First Nations and organizations.§

The Honourable Jane Philpott, P.C., M.P.
Minister of Indigenous Services

“These amendments are a strong demonstration of the important relationship between the First Nations Fiscal Institutions and the Government of Canada. They will create more economic opportunities for all First Nations, a key aspect to the shared work of reconciliation.§

The Honourable Carolyn Bennett, M.D., P.C., M.P.
Minister of Crown-Indigenous Relations

※The Bill 86 amendments to the First Nations Fiscal Management Act responds to the desire of the Indigenous Community to expand opportunities for the FNFMA Institutions to support all communities, organizations and Tribal Councils as they build a new relationship with Canada.§

Harold Calla
Executive Chair, First Nations Financial Management Board (FNFMB)

※Amendments to the FMA will allow the FNFA to broaden its mandate, allowing First Nations regional/tribal organizations to join First Nations governments in access to low cost, long-term capital for important economic and infrastructure development. Under its current mandate, FNFA has facilitated access to $600 million in financing, resulting in the creation of approx. 6,000 jobs. By consolidating their resources at the regional and provincial levels, First Nations will be able to meaningfully participate in Canada*s economic future.§

Ernie Daniels
President CEO, First Nations Finance Authority (FNFA)

“The FMA is one of the most successful First Nation-led legislative frameworks in Canadian history. There are now 266 participating First Nations. These amendments continue to provide a First Nation-led and institutionally supported bridge for interested First Nations to move from the Indian Act to their own jurisdiction. Less Indian Act, less Department of Indigenous Services, and more First Nation jurisdiction is a goal we all share.”

C.T. (Manny) Jules
Chief Commissioner, First Nations Tax Commission (FNTC)

Quick facts

  • There are currently 266 First Nations opted-in to the First Nations Fiscal Management Act and the Government has committed extra resources, through Budget 2018, to increase this number to 400 within the next five years.
  • Participation in the act is optional. First Nations communities choose whether they will participate in the taxation and borrowing regimes created under the act and subsequent regulations.
  • Over a third of First Nations across the country have chosen to exercise their fiscal powers through the FNFMA.

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Associated links

Contacts

For more information, media may contact:

Rachel Rappaport
Press Secretary
Office of the Honourable Jane Philpott
Minister of Indigenous Services
819-934-2796

Media Relations
Indigenous Services Canada
819-953-1160
SAC.media.ISC@canada.ca

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Corner Brook native Brad Gallant leads charge to remove offensive Indigenous imagery from Mississauga facilities – The Labradorian https://www.google.com//c86/story/corner-brook-native-brad-gallant-leads-charge-to-remove-offensive-indigenous-imagery-from-mississauga-facilities-the-labradorian Fri, 14 Dec 2018 17:48:17 +0000 /c86/?post_type=video&p=355864 When Brad Gallant was told to get over the fact he found the Mississauga Chiefs logo and mascot offensive to Indigenous people, it only steeled his resolve to grab that bull by the horns. ※I was told it was never going to change,§ Gallant said in an interview Thursday. ※What do you mean it*s never […]

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When Brad Gallant was told to get over the fact he found the Mississauga Chiefs logo and mascot offensive to Indigenous people, it only steeled his resolve to grab that bull by the horns.

※I was told it was never going to change,§ Gallant said in an interview Thursday. ※What do you mean it*s never going to change?§

The former Corner Brook resident, who is of Mi*kmaq descent, took his fight against how Indigenous culture was being presented by five local sports teams 〞 including a hockey team he refused to allow his daughter to play for 〞 to the City of Mississauga and then all the way to the Ontario Human Rights Commission.

His beef even included photos of teams wearing logos adorning city-owned properties.

Read More: https://www.thelabradorian.ca/news/local/corner-brook-native-brad-gallant-leads-charge-to-remove-offensive-indigenous-imagery-from-mississauga-facilities-268265/

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Sault university expands business programming – Northern Ontario Business https://www.google.com//c86/story/sault-university-expands-business-programming-northern-ontario-business Fri, 14 Dec 2018 17:46:44 +0000 /c86/?post_type=video&p=355863 School of Business and Economics launched last July When Algoma University announced in July it was establishing a School of Business and Economics, faculty members were unprepared for just how popular its new programming would be. During the first intake of students this past September, executive director Nadine Landon was hopeful to enrol 20 post-graduate […]

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School of Business and Economics launched last July

When Algoma University announced in July it was establishing a School of Business and Economics, faculty members were unprepared for just how popular its new programming would be.

During the first intake of students this past September, executive director Nadine Landon was hopeful to enrol 20 post-graduate students and 12 more studying their Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA) degree. But the school very quickly blew past those expectations.

More than 100 post-grads and 28 BBA students are now enrolled at the school*s Sault Ste. Marie and Brampton campuses.

Read More: https://www.northernontariobusiness.com/regional-news/sault-ste-marie/sault-university-expands-business-programming-1159140

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Kwispaa LNG Project – Public Comments Invited https://www.google.com//c86/story/kwispaa-lng-project-public-comments-invited-2 Fri, 14 Dec 2018 17:44:42 +0000 /c86/?post_type=video&p=355862 December?13,?2018 〞 The Canadian Environmental Assessment Agency (the Agency) has commenced a federal environmental assessment for the proposed Kwispaa LNG Project, located at Sarita Bay on Vancouver Island, British Columbia. The Agency invites the public and Indigenous groups to comment on which aspects of the environment may be affected by this project and what should […]

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December?13,?2018 〞 The Canadian Environmental Assessment Agency (the Agency) has commenced a federal environmental assessment for the proposed Kwispaa LNG Project, located at Sarita Bay on Vancouver Island, British Columbia.

The Agency invites the public and Indigenous groups to comment on which aspects of the environment may be affected by this project and what should be examined during the environmental assessment, as detailed in the draft Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) Guidelines.

All comments received will be considered public. Written comments in either official language must be submitted by January?16,?2019 to:

Kwispaa LNG Project
Canadian Environmental Assessment Agency
410-701 West Georgia Street
Vancouver, British Columbia V7Y?1C6
Telephone: 604-666-2431
Email: CEAA.Kwispaa.ACEE@canada.ca

To view the draft EIS Guidelines or for more information on the project, visit the Agency’s website at รับโบนัสฟรีcanada.ca/ceaa (Registry reference number 80160). Printed copies are available upon request and are also available for viewing at the following locations:

  • Vancouver Island Regional Library
    Port Alberni Branch
    4255?Wallace Street, Unit B
    Port Alberni, British Columbia
  • Bamfield Marine Sciences Centre Library
    100?Pachena Road
    Bamfield, British Columbia

For more information on the Agency’s privacy policies, consult the Privacy Notice on its website at canada.ca/ceaa.

The Proposed Project

Kwispaa LNG (CF) Limited Partnership is proposing to construct and operate a liquefied natural gas (LNG) export facility located at Sarita Bay, about 10?kilometres northeast of Bamfield on Vancouver Island, British Columbia. As proposed, the Kwispaa LNG Project would convert natural gas to LNG for export to global markets and would include jetty-moored floating LNG production units, marine terminals, and onshore components. At full build-out, the facility would produce approximately 24?million tonnes of LNG per year, over a lifespan of at least 25?years.

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Government of Canada creates new position to promote Indigenous Peoples* knowledge and participation in the United Nations climate negotiations and to support the Local Communities and Indigenous Peoples Platform https://www.google.com//c86/story/government-of-canada-creates-new-position-to-promote-indigenous-peoples-knowledge-and-participation-in-the-united-nations-climate-negotiations-and-to-support-the-local-communities-and-indigen Fri, 14 Dec 2018 17:42:26 +0000 /c86/?post_type=video&p=355861 From: Environment and Climate Change Canada December 13, 2018 每 Katowice, Poland Canada recognizes and values the contributions of Indigenous Peoples to climate leadership at home and around the world. Their traditional knowledge and unique insights into the natural world are critical in tackling a challenge we must all face together: climate change. Today, the […]

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From: Environment and Climate Change Canada

December 13, 2018 每 Katowice, Poland

Canada recognizes and values the contributions of Indigenous Peoples to climate leadership at home and around the world. Their traditional knowledge and unique insights into the natural world are critical in tackling a challenge we must all face together: climate change.

Today, the Minister of Environment and Climate Change, Catherine McKenna, announced〞in Katowice, Poland〞that the Government of Canada will enable the creation of the Indigenous Peoples Focal Point at the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change to promote global Indigenous knowledge on climate change. This new position is the first of its kind and will be supported through an $800,000 investment by Canada over four years.

The Indigenous Peoples Focal Point is a critical position for supporting the Local Communities and Indigenous Peoples Platform, and it will enhance Indigenous Peoples* participation and the consideration of their knowledge at the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change. The Focal Point will coordinate and lead work on issues related to Indigenous Peoples and climate change, promote awareness of Indigenous perspectives on climate change, and serve as a technical expert and advisor.

Indigenous knowledge is a valuable asset the world can use to better understand climate impacts. In the lead-up to and at COP24, Canada has been actively engaged in advancing the Local Communities and Indigenous Peoples Platform. Canada continues to encourage Parties to respect, promote, and consider their respective obligations on Indigenous rights when implementing the Paris Agreement. As part of its unwavering commitment to reconciliation, Canada will continue to promote and recognize the contribution of Indigenous Peoples in building resilient communities and tackling climate change.

Quotes

※We need to recognize the valuable knowledge Indigenous Peoples have in understanding the environment and tackling climate change. Indigenous Peoples have been observing climate for millennia. Their leadership, resiliency, and knowledge will be great assets to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change in tackling climate change and protecting our communities.§

每 Catherine McKenna, Minister of Environment and Climate Change

※This investment is critical to support First Nations voices in advancing climate action internationally. While I am encouraged by the decision on the Indigenous Peoples Platform and by our participation at COP24, we must continue to press for full involvement, particularly as it pertains to the Paris rulebook. As Indigenous Peoples, we will work to ensure all Parties respect, promote, and advance their respective obligations to the rights of Indigenous Peoples climate action.§

每 Kluane Adamek, Yukon Regional Chief of the Assembly of First Nations

※The Inuit Circumpolar Council Canada and Inuit Tapiriit Kanatami welcome Canada*s announcement and the recognition of the important role of Indigenous Peoples within the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change. Especially important is participation of arctic Indigenous Peoples who are leading innovative adaptation solutions to respond to the rapid rate of climate warming, which is three times higher than anywhere else in the world.§

每 Monica Ell-Kanayuk, President of Inuit Circumpolar Council Canada, and Natan Obed, President of Inuit Tapiriit Kanatami

※The M谷tis Nation would like to thank Canada and, in particular, Minister McKenna for the support of Indigenous Peoples* contributions to the fight against climate change through the Indigenous Peoples Focal Point. Our families feel the effects of climate change so much sooner with their presence on the land, and the Focal Point will assist us as we fight for the future of our planet.§

每 Cl谷ment Chartier, President of the M谷tis National Council

※The realization of the Local Communities and Indigenous Peoples Platform and a dedicated focal point will open the door for Indigenous Peoples and their knowledge in these important discussions under the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change. The Congress of Aboriginal Peoples appreciates the Canadian government*s leadership to get the Platform on its feet and working for Indigenous Peoples.§

每 Robert Bertrand, National Chief of the Congress of Aboriginal Peoples

※The Native Women*s Association of Canada congratulates the Government of Canada for taking a leadership role at COP24 to ensure the full implementation of the Local Communities and Indigenous Peoples Platform in a manner that respects Indigenous rights and gender balance.

The operationalization of the Local Communities and Indigenous Peoples Platform is an important milestone in the efforts of Indigenous Peoples to participate in the international effort to combat climate change.

The Local Communities and Indigenous Peoples Platform and its facilitative working group will require support in undertaking the work of facilitating the exchange of Indigenous knowledge, views, and experiences related to climate change.

The Native Women*s Association of Canada welcomes Canada*s commitment to fund an Indigenous Peoples Focal Point at the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change. This Focal Point can fulfill a much-needed support and technical-assistance role for the Local Communities and Indigenous Peoples Platform and promote awareness of Indigenous knowledge at the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change.§

每 Francyne Joe, President of the Native Women’s Association of Canada

Quick facts

  • Indigenous Peoples are resilient climate leaders in Canada, despite many Indigenous communities being among the most vulnerable to climate change.
  • Canada*s investment in the Indigenous Peoples Focal Point at the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change will begin in 2019.
  • Canada was a leader in helping to launch the Local Communities and Indigenous Peoples Platform at COP23 to strengthen knowledge, facilitate the sharing of best practices and lessons learned, and enhance the engagement of Indigenous Peoples in the United Nations climate conference process.
  • Budget 2016 and 2017 committed a total of $220.6 million to Crown-Indigenous Relations and Northern Affairs Canada to create five new programs as part of the Pan-Canadian Framework on Clean Growth and Climate Change.

Associated links

Contacts

Caroline Th谷riault
Acting Director of Communications
Office of the Minister of Environment and Climate Change
613-462-5473
caroline.theriault2@canada.ca

Media Relations
Environment and Climate Change Canada
819-938-3338 or 1-844-836-7799 (toll-free)
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AER: Requirements Aimed at Reducing Methane Emissions Finalized https://www.google.com//c86/story/aer-requirements-aimed-at-reducing-methane-emissions-finalized Fri, 14 Dec 2018 17:37:21 +0000 /c86/?post_type=video&p=355860 Dec 13, 2018 Today we released new editions of Directive 060: Upstream Petroleum Industry Flaring, Incinerating, and Venting, and Directive 017: Measurement Requirements for Oil and Gas Operation. The updates include new requirements to reduce methane emissions from the upstream oil and gas industry. The new edition of Directive 060 comes into effect on January, […]

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Dec 13, 2018

Today we released new editions of Directive 060: Upstream Petroleum Industry Flaring, Incinerating, and Venting, and Directive 017: Measurement Requirements for Oil and Gas Operation.

The updates include new requirements to reduce methane emissions from the upstream oil and gas industry.

The new edition of Directive 060 comes into effect on January, 1, 2020, including the methane reduction requirements (unless a later date has been specified). The March 2018 edition of Directive 060 remains in effect until then. The new edition of Directive 017 comes into effect immediately.

We also released Manual 015: Estimating Methane Emissions and Manual 016: How to Develop a Fugitive Emissions Management Program as guides for industry in quantifying and reporting methane emissions and developing fugitive emissions management programs.

As part of the Government of Alberta*s Climate Leadership Plan, the AER was tasked with developing requirements to reduce methane emissions from upstream oil and gas operations by 45 per cent relative to 2014 levels by 2025.

The requirements address the primary sources of methane emissions from Alberta*s upstream oil and gas industry: fugitive emissions and venting. The latter includes emissions from compressors, pneumatic devices, and glycol dehydrators.

In association with these new requirements, the following changes were made to the Oil and Gas Conservation Rules:

  • Sections 8.080 and 8.090 were changed to clarify for enclosed combustors the spacing requirements in Directive 060 that apply and to affirm the authority for waiving spacing requirements.
  • Section 14.020(3) was revised to allow us to prescribe more accurate reporting and measuring of any gas or liquid, including methane.

Drafts of the directives were released for public feedback from April 24, 2018, to May 28, 2018. A summary of the feedback and the AER*s response are available on the webpage for each directive.

More information about the requirements can be found on the Methane Reduction landing page of the AER*s website, www.aer.ca.

Directive 060 and Directive 017, as well as the manuals, are available on the AER website. Printed copies of the directives and manuals can be purchased from AER Order Fulfillment, Suite 1000, 250 每 5 Street SW, Calgary, Alberta T2P?0R4; telephone: 403-297-8311 or 1-855-297-8311 (toll free; option 0); fax: 403-297-7040; email: InformationRequest@aer.ca.

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Viens Commission comes full circle, as first witness returns for finale – CBC https://www.google.com//c86/story/viens-commission-comes-full-circle-as-first-witness-returns-for-finale-cbc Fri, 14 Dec 2018 17:35:30 +0000 /c86/?post_type=video&p=355854 Viviane Michel opened the proceedings of Quebec inquiry, and is back for the last day in Val-d’Or Dec 14, 2018 Nearly two years after she first pleaded for Quebec to take action to protect Indigenous women, Viviane Michel will be the last person to testify before the public inquiry into the treatment of First Nations […]

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Viviane Michel opened the proceedings of Quebec inquiry, and is back for the last day in Val-d’Or

Dec 14, 2018

Nearly two years after she first pleaded for Quebec to take action to protect Indigenous women, Viviane Michel will be the last person to testify before the public inquiry into the treatment of First Nations and Inuit people.

Michel, the president of the Native Women’s Association, was the first witness to testify when the inquiry began in 2017.

She was also among the advocates who demanded the inquiry after a Radio-Canada investigation reported several allegations of police misconduct against Indigenous women in Val-d’Or.

Read More: https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/montreal/viens-commission-end-1.4945426

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Indigenous teen’s death in Thunder Bay ruled a homicide – Globalnews.ca https://www.google.com//c86/story/indigenous-teens-death-in-thunder-bay-ruled-a-homicide-globalnews-ca Fri, 14 Dec 2018 17:33:14 +0000 /c86/?post_type=video&p=355857 December 14, 2018 THUNDER BAY, Ont. 每 Police say the death of an Indigenous teen whose body was found in a Thunder Bay, Ont., park is being treated as a homicide. Thunder Bay police say a passerby discovered 17-year-old Braiden Jacob around 11:30 a.m. on Sunday in Chapples Park. Police have revealed few details about […]

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December 14, 2018

THUNDER BAY, Ont. 每 Police say the death of an Indigenous teen whose body was found in a Thunder Bay, Ont., park is being treated as a homicide.

Thunder Bay police say a passerby discovered 17-year-old Braiden Jacob around 11:30 a.m. on Sunday in Chapples Park.

Police have revealed few details about the death of Jacob, who had travelled to Thunder Bay from Webequie First Nation for grief and trauma counselling.

They say Jacob was last seen on Dec. 6.

Read More: https://globalnews.ca/news/4762762/indigenous-teens-death-homicide/

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Thunder Bay Police: Sudden death now a homicide investigation https://www.google.com//c86/story/thunder-bay-police-sudden-death-now-a-homicide-investigation Fri, 14 Dec 2018 16:44:13 +0000 /c86/?post_type=video&p=355856 Incident Date: Thursday, December 13, 2018 – 17:15 Incident Number: P18075118 Location: Thunder Bay Date Published: 2018-12-13 The Thunder Bay Police Service is investigating the death of 17-year-old Braiden JACOB as a homicide. Officers were dispatched to the southern portion of Chapples Park shortly after 11:30 a.m. on Sunday, Dec. 9 after a passerby saw […]

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Incident Date: Thursday, December 13, 2018 – 17:15
Incident Number: P18075118
Location: Thunder Bay
Date Published: 2018-12-13

The Thunder Bay Police Service is investigating the death of 17-year-old Braiden JACOB as a homicide.

Officers were dispatched to the southern portion of Chapples Park shortly after 11:30 a.m. on Sunday, Dec. 9 after a passerby saw what they believed might be a body.

A post-mortem examination took place in Toronto on Thursday, Dec. 13. The results of the examination confirmed the body discovered was that of Braiden, who had been reported missing earlier.

If you have any information that could assist police in investigating the homicide of Braiden, please call 684-1200 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477, online at www.p3tips.com.

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Both things are true:’ Science, Indigenous wisdom seek common ground – North Shore News https://www.google.com//c86/story/both-things-are-true-science-indigenous-wisdom-seek-common-ground-north-shore-news Fri, 14 Dec 2018 16:41:18 +0000 /c86/?post_type=video&p=355853 December 14, 2018 The berries tasted different. The blueberries and cranberries didn’t look the same either. When elders from Fort McKay near Alberta’s oilsands went to their traditional picking areas, things just didn’t feel right. They knew something was off. But what? The First Nation’s questions eventually grew into a collaboration with university-based researchers that […]

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December 14, 2018

The berries tasted different. The blueberries and cranberries didn’t look the same either.

When elders from Fort McKay near Alberta’s oilsands went to their traditional picking areas, things just didn’t feel right. They knew something was off. But what?

The First Nation’s questions eventually grew into a collaboration with university-based researchers that brought botanists out on traditional berry-picking trips in an attempt to use western science to investigate community concerns.

Sure enough, the elders were right. Berries closer to the oilsands were different.

That effort to unite the white coats and the bush jackets was so successful that the Alberta government is extending the model into fish and wetland projects.

Read More: https://www.nsnews.com/both-things-are-true-science-indigenous-wisdom-seek-common-ground-1.23536544

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How Thunder Bay police failed Indigenous people – CBC https://www.google.com//c86/story/how-thunder-bay-police-failed-indigenous-people-cbc Fri, 14 Dec 2018 16:38:55 +0000 /c86/?post_type=video&p=355840 “When the agency that’s supposed to protect you is also an agency that you fear, there is really little place for you to find shelter,” says Jorge Barrera, a reporter with CBC’s Indigenous Unit, in relation to a disturbing new report about the Thunder Bay Police Service. Ontario’s police watchdog Gerry McNeilly says “systemic racism” […]

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“When the agency that’s supposed to protect you is also an agency that you fear, there is really little place for you to find shelter,” says Jorge Barrera, a reporter with CBC’s Indigenous Unit, in relation to a disturbing new report about the Thunder Bay Police Service.

Ontario’s police watchdog Gerry McNeilly says “systemic racism” exists at an institutional level inside the police force. And the consequences of this racism are so severe that he’s recommending nine cases involving the deaths of Indigenous people be re-opened and re-investigated.

Today on Front Burner, we look at how Thunder Bay Police failed Indigenous people.

Read More: https://www.cbc.ca/radio/frontburner/how-thunder-bay-police-failed-indigenous-people-1.4945694

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The Daily Friday, December 14, 2018 https://www.google.com//c86/story/the-daily-friday-december-14-2018 Fri, 14 Dec 2018 16:35:13 +0000 /c86/?post_type=video&p=355838 December 14, 2018 National balance sheet and financial flow accounts, third quarter 2018 National wealth, the value of non-financial assets in the Canadian economy, rose 1.6% to $11,415.3 billion at the end of the third quarter, a deceleration from the 1.9% increase in the second quarter. Continue reading Pension Satellite Account, 2017 Pension wealth grew […]

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December 14, 2018

National balance sheet and financial flow accounts, third quarter 2018

National wealth, the value of non-financial assets in the Canadian economy, rose 1.6% to $11,415.3 billion at the end of the third quarter, a deceleration from the 1.9% increase in the second quarter.

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Pension Satellite Account, 2017

Pension wealth grew 6.8% in nominal terms in 2017, to $3,839 billion by the end of the year, following an increase of 3.5% in 2016. The growth in 2017 was predominately due to an increase in pension contributions and strong foreign equity markets.

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Reasons for working at 60 and beyond, September 2017 to August 2018

The article, “Reasons for working at 60 and beyond,” released today in Labour Statistics at a Glance, examines the reasons why people continue to work at age 60 and older. The analysis is based on the one-time addition of questions on this topic to the Labour Force Survey in September 2018.

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Environmental protection expenditures by businesses, 2016

Canadian businesses spent $8.4 billion on environmental protection in 2016, down 29% from 2014. The decrease was largely the result of changes in environmental protection investments in the oil and gas extraction industry.

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Specialized design services, 2017

The specialized design service industry, which includes interior, industrial, graphic and other specialized design services, reported operating revenue of $2.8 billion in 2017, up 3.0% from 2016. Businesses in Ontario generated 52.2% of the industry’s total operating revenue.

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Construction Union Wage Rate Index, November 2018

The Construction Union Wage Rate Index (including supplements) for Canada was unchanged in November compared with the previous month. The composite index increased 0.8% in the 12 months to November.

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Health Regions: Boundaries and Correspondence with Census Geography, 2018

Correspondence files linking 2018 health regions to 2016 Census geographic codes as well as boundary files are now available in the publication Health Regions: Boundaries and Correspondence with Census Geography.

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Number and salaries of full-time teaching staff at Canadian universities: Infographic, 2017/2018

The infographic entitled “Full-time teaching staff at Canadian universities, 2017/2018” is released today. This infographic illustrates the results from the University and College Academic Staff System for 2017/2018.

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New motor vehicle sales, October 2018

New motor vehicle sales data for Canada and the provinces are now available for October.

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Changes to legislation ensure First Nations have greater access to lands and opportunities for economic development https://www.google.com//c86/story/changes-to-legislation-ensure-first-nations-have-greater-access-to-lands-and-opportunities-for-economic-development Fri, 14 Dec 2018 16:30:08 +0000 /c86/?post_type=video&p=355839 From: Indigenous Services Canada December 13, 2018 〞 Ottawa, Ontario 〞 Indigenous Services Canada The approval of Bill C-86 brings important changes to the First Nations Land Management Act, which follows the changes made to the Framework Agreement on First Nation Land Management, and the Additions to Reserve/Reserve Creation process. First Nation Land Management In […]

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From: Indigenous Services Canada

December 13, 2018 〞 Ottawa, Ontario 〞 Indigenous Services Canada

The approval of Bill C-86 brings important changes to the First Nations Land Management Act, which follows the changes made to the Framework Agreement on First Nation Land Management, and the Additions to Reserve/Reserve Creation process.

First Nation Land Management

In 1996, Canada and 14 First Nation Chiefs signed the Framework Agreement on First Nation Land Management to establish the option for First Nations to govern their lands outside of the Indian Act. The Framework Agreement was ratified through the First Nations Lands Management Act in 1999. Together the Framework Agreement and the opt-in legislation provide signatory First Nations with the recognized authority to make laws in relation to their lands, including its resources and environment.? These amendments to the Framework Agreement and the Act are expected to facilitate an additional 50 First Nations in becoming signatories to the Framework Agreement over the next five years, as announced in Budget 2018.

New to the Framework Agreement and the Act:

  • First piece of federal legislation enacted to reference Canada*s commitment to the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples (UNDRIP);
  • First Nations with land codes in force now have greater control of their monies when their land code comes into force;
  • First Nations with land codes in force can enter into agreements with other First Nations to govern jointly held reserves;
  • Employees of First Nations with land codes in force now have protections in legislation, such as limiting personal liability in the conduct of their duties; and
  • First Nations communities have greater control over the voting process to approve their land code

Additions to Reserve / Reserve Creation

This new legislation facilitates the setting apart of lands as reserves for the use and benefit of First Nations and the addition of land to reserves.

Under the new legislation:

  • All First Nations will have access to the same procedural tools currently available in the Prairie Provinces in order to streamline the process for all types of Additions to Reserve/Reserve Creation proposals.
  • All Additions to Reserve will now be approved by Ministerial Order rather than by Governor in Council, which will result in more timely decisions;
  • All First Nations will have the option designate or zone the land prior to transfer and facilitate the resolution of third-party interests, through the issuance of leases or permits, prior to the lands being added.? This will increase viable economic development opportunities in First Nations communities.
  • Procedural tools will be available to First Nations communities for greater control over the voting process to approve their land code.

Quotes

※Our government will continue to work in partnership with First Nations to improve processes and supports that provide access to lands and economic development opportunities. I am pleased to see the Royal Assent of Bill C-86 which brings changes and improvements to the First Nations Land Management Act and the Additions to Reserve/Reserve Creation process.§

The Honourable Jane Philpott, P.C., M.P.
Minister of Indigenous Services

※Today marks an important step on our shared journey toward reconciliation and advancing the right to self-determination of First Nations. Communities will be better able to map their way to a brighter future, based on their needs and priorities§.

The Honourable Carolyn Bennett, M.D., P.C., M.P.
Minister of Crown-Indigenous Relations

※We are pleased that another important step forward has been made for First Nation advancement of our inherent rights in the governance of our lands as well as being first for the expression of our joint commitment to UNDRIP. This is another historic and ground-breaking achievement in our 22 year partnership with Canada.§

Robert Louie
Chairman, Lands Advisory Board

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※This is the 6th successful amendment to the Framework Agreement on First Nations Land Management and the FNLMA. The Framework Agreement continues to be a rewarding option for First Nations interested in replacing the Indian Act lands provisions with their own recognized governance jurisdiction.§

Chief Austin Bear
Chair, First Nations Land Management Resource Centre

Quick facts

  • There are currently 150 signatories to the First Nations Land Management Act and the Government has committed extra resources, through Budget 2018, to increase this number by 50 within the next five years.
  • Since 2015, 256 additions to reserve were approved, adding over 170,000 acres to reserve.
  • Approximately 3.2% of Canada*s landscape is dedicated reserve-land.

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Contacts

For more information, media may contact:

Rachel Rappaport
Press Secretary
Office of the Honourable Jane Philpott
Minister of Indigenous Services
819-934-2796

Media Relations
Indigenous Services Canada
819-953-1160
SAC.media.ISC@canada.ca

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Indigenous poet faces ‘harsh’ backlash over criticism of NHL-themed totem poles – National Post https://www.google.com//c86/story/indigenous-poet-faces-harsh-backlash-over-criticism-of-nhl-themed-totem-poles-national-post Fri, 14 Dec 2018 16:27:18 +0000 /c86/?post_type=video&p=355837 Rebecca Thomas said her experience highlights the need for greater understanding of what cultural appropriation is and what it means to Indigenous people Halifax*s former poet laureate says she has received unprecedented online backlash for asking a drugstore chain to remove NHL merchandise that appropriates West Coast Indigenous culture. Rebecca Thomas, who is Mi*kmaw, tweeted […]

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Rebecca Thomas said her experience highlights the need for greater understanding of what cultural appropriation is and what it means to Indigenous people

Halifax*s former poet laureate says she has received unprecedented online backlash for asking a drugstore chain to remove NHL merchandise that appropriates West Coast Indigenous culture.

Rebecca Thomas, who is Mi*kmaw, tweeted a photo of two garden statues designed in the style of totem poles with NHL logos, asking Lawton*s Drugs why the culturally insensitive items were being sold.

Lawton*s responded to say the products would be pulled from stores, but days later Thomas is still receiving a stream of negative and racist messages, some saying she is mentally ill and that Indigenous people are too sensitive.

Read More: https://nationalpost.com/news/canada/aboriginal-poet-faces-backlash-for-calling-out-nhl-themed-totem-poles

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