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Canada’s first Indigenous Governor General being considered

PUBLISHED : Wednesday, July 12, 2017 12:00 AM OTTAWA- In the spirit of reconciliation with Indigenous peoples  The Hill Times Marco Vigliotti is reporting today Prime Minister Justin Trudeau is being urged by  Indigenous Liberal MPs to appoint an indigenous person as Canada’s first governor general, the Hill Times reported ...

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Trudeau to march in Toronto Pride Parade for a second time, AFN Bellegarde to join

TORONTO- Prime Minister Justin Trudeau will be returning to one of Canada’s largest Pride celebrations this weekend. Pride Toronto, organizers of the city’s festival celebrating the LBGTQ community, says Trudeau will be marching in Sunday’s parade again this year. He made history last year when he became the first sitting ...

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Lengthy process to name new Manitoba treaty commissioner draws to close

WINNIPEG- A lawyer with extensive experience in indigenous self-government negotiations has been named by the federal government as the new treaty commissioner for Manitoba. Loretta Ross, who comes from Manitoba’s Hollow Water First Nation, was chosen after a lengthy, non-partisan vetting process that began last May. She will be responsible ...

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B.C. election brings unwelcome uncertainty for business as Greens hold balance

By Ian Bickis THE CANADIAN PRESS CALGARY- British Columbia’s election has brought unwelcome doubt for the business sector, given the prospect of an ascendant Green party influencing policy on pipelines, natural gas exports, hydroelectricity and other resource projects. Christy Clark’s Liberal party took 43 seats, two ahead of the NDP, ...

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Minister of Justice Jody Wilson-Raybould receives first Indigenous Women in Leadership award

By Lynda Powless Editor On her father’s 73rd birthday Justice Minister and Attorney General of Canada Jody Wilson-Raybould received the inaugural National Indigenous Women in Leadership award from the Canada Council of Aboriginal Business (CCAB) in Toronto. “I am incredibly honoured to be the inaugural recipient of this award,” she ...

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