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Foes of Obama oil gas rule ask court to reconsider ruling 

By Dan Elliott THE ASSOCIATED PRESS DENVER-Opponents of some Obama-era oil and gas regulations say a decision by a federal appeals court in Denver could allow those rules to go into effect temporarily, even though the Trump administration plans to revoke them. Four states, two industry groups and a Native ...

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Supreme Court Decision Provides Clarity re: Aboriginal Consent on Major Projects

 Tuesday, 07 November 2017 PRESS RELEASE- The Canadian Chamber of Commerce helps shape public policy and decision-making to the benefit of businesses, communities and families across Canada with a network of over 450 chambers of commerce and boards of trade, representing 200,000 businesses. CANADA – On November 2, the Supreme Court of Canada released ...

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Senator wants to discuss Cape Breton autonomy, suggests First Nation as model 

By Aly Thomson THE CANADIAN PRESS A Mi’kmaq senator says Cape Breton could follow the lead of a First Nation that transformed itself economically through self-sufficiency, and discuss separating from Nova Scotia. Sen. Daniel Christmas said the Nova Scotia island is “dying” and he predicts depopulation and high unemployment rates will ...

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Ottawa funding aids Indigenous businesswomen conference

MONCTON-The federal government, though the Atlantic Canada Opportunities Agency, is providing $60,000 in assistance to the Ulnooweg Development Group for the organization of the Momentum: Empowering Aboriginal Women in Business Conference. This conference, which is underway and continues until Wednesday in Moncton, brings together 75 Indigenous women who will share experiences ...

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Mandate letter results so far: Ministers Carolyn Bennett and Jane Philpott

By Joanna Smith THE CANADIAN PRESS OTTAWA- INDIGENOUS AFFAIRS Accomplished The 2016 budget committed $8.4 billion over five years aimed at education, housing and other commitments in the mandate letter given to Carolyn Bennett, originally named minister of Indigenous affairs. The Liberal government did lift the two-per-cent cap on annual ...

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Only two ministers ever held indirect assets without a blind trust: Dawson 

By Mia Rabson THE CANADIAN PRESS OTTAWA- Conflict of interest commissioner Mary Dawson says Finance Minister Bill Morneau is the only Liberal cabinet minister who currently holds indirect assets without a blind trust in place. In addition, Dawson says the only other cabinet minister in the current government who ever ...

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Legacy Room initiative to open space in Halifax steakhouse where idea was born 

By Keith Doucette THE CANADIAN PRESS HALIFAX-The Halifax restaurant where an Aboriginal leader came up with the idea of “Legacy Rooms,”   a place for people to learn and talk about reconciliation, will itself open a designated room on Monday. Sam Murphy, co-owner of the Barrington Steakhouse and Oyster Bar, said ...

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Telescope permit decision appealed to Hawaii Supreme Court

HONOLULU- Opponents of a giant telescope planned for a Hawaii mountain are appealing the state land board’s approval of the project’s construction permit. Richard Wurdeman, an attorney representing some of the opponents, filed a notice of appeal with the state Supreme Court on Monday. The board in September approved a ...

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