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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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Trump victory increases uncertainties for global economy

By Joe McDonald THE ASSOCIATED PRESS The election of Donald Trump as U.S. president creates new uncertainties for the global economy, say investors and economists, who see him as a reckless novice who might disrupt trade at a time when growth is already fragile. Trump’s campaign was marked by fiery ...

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National Chief Bellegarde Appoints New Chief of Staff Bob Goulais

OTTAWA, Nov. 1, 2016 – Assembly of First Nations (AFN) National Chief Perry Bellegarde is pleased to announce the appointment of a new Chief of Staff who will be responsible for implementation of his political agenda affecting First Nations across Canada. Bob Goulais, an Anishinaabe from Nipissing First Nation in Ontario, ...

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Justice minister names 24 new judges, unveils new appointment process

OTTAWA- Justice Minister Jody Wilson-Raybould has named 24 new judges and unveiled changes to the way jurists in this country are appointed.   The appointments announced today include seven new justices in Alberta, where Court of Queen’s Bench Chief Justice Neil Wittman recently expressed concerns that vacancies were causing trial ...

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‘Hardest part is behind’ territorial economies: conference board

By Bob Weber THE CANADIAN PRESS The three northern territories will see modest but consistent economic growth starting in a year or two, says the Conference Board of Canada. “I think the difficult part is behind them right now,” Marie-Christine Bernard, author of the board’s economic outlook for Yukon, the ...

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Philpott to stop using high end vehicles from limo company owned by Liberal supporter

By Kristy Kirkup THE CANADIAN PRESS OTTAWA- Health Minister Jane Philpott will stop using a pricey limousine service owned by a Liberal supporter after Conservatives complained about a $1,700 bill for transportation in the Greater Toronto Area. Philpott said in a statement Wednesday the price tag was “too high” and ...

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