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Alberta to bring in bill in fall to help First Nations invest in energy projects

By Dean Bennett THE CANADIAN PRESS EDMONTON- Alberta will bring in legislation this fall to create a Crown corporation backstopped by $1 billion to help First Nations invest in major energy projects like pipelines. Premier Jason Kenney made the announcement after meeting with chiefs from across Alberta at Government House ...

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Protests and marches sparked by RCMP arrest at B.C. pipeline protest camp

Duelling protests outside Calgary headquarters (Photo by Tom Ross) By Terri Theodore THE CANADIAN PRESS The arrest of 14 people at an Indigenous blockade in a remote area of northern British Columbia became a flash point Tuesday that sparked protests across the country. Protesters delayed Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s speech ...

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Trudeau says it’s worth ‘pointing out’ similarities between Scheer and Harper

By Janice Dickson THE CANADIAN PRESS OTTAWA- Prime Minister Justin Trudeau says Andrew Scheer’s Conservative party is in the exact same place it was under Stephen Harper’s leadership and that’s why he and his Liberals will continue “pointing out” the similarities. The Liberal party put the Harper stamp on Scheer ...

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Government putting Ridley Terminals Inc. in Prince Rupert, B.C., up for sale

TORONTO- The Canadian government is looking to sell a 90 per cent stake in Ridley Terminals Inc., a federal Crown corporation. The remaining 10 per cent stake will be transferred to the Lax Kw’alaams Band and the Metlakatla First Nation at the close of the sale. Ridley Terminals operates on ...

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Showcasing success – Indigenous Business Forum

NEW ZEALAND-A delegation of more than 25 countries representing more than 500 indigenous businesses  are meeting  in Rotorua this year. Acknowledging the land is how Andrew Carrier of Cree First Nations connects with all indigenous peoples. He says, “The world is no longer small.  We can reach each other globally and that’s ...

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Five things to watch for in the Canadian business world in the coming week

The Canadian Press Published Sunday, August 19, 2018 10:06AM EDT  TORONTO — Five things to watch for in the Canadian business world in the coming week: Pot sovereignty Representatives of Kahnawake First Nation will hold consultations on the regulation and sale of cannabis within its borders on Tuesday. First Nations ...

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Senate marijuana bill passes vote 44-29

6:40 P.M. March 22, 2018 BREAKING NEWS- OTTAWA – Senators have voted to pass the Liberal government’s marijuana legalization legislation, Bill C-45, at second reading. The bill will now advance to the committee study stage in the Senate. There had been concern the bill would not pass. A number of ...

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Resting place of the HMS Terror given national historic site protection 

Inuit Guardians will protect site By Mia Rabson THE CANADIAN PRESS Ottawa has set aside nearly 60 square kilometres of seabed off the coast of Nunavut to keep gawkers and scavengers away from one of Canada’s most famous shipwrecks. The HMS Terror is one of two ships from the Franklin ...

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