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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.┬áBob 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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Federal approval for Site C sparks outrage from First Nations, advocacy groups

By Geordon Omand THE CANADIAN PRESS VANCOUVER-First Nations, landowners and environmental groups are accusing Justin Trudeau of reneging on promises made during last year’s election campaign as the federal government quietly authorizes construction to ramp up for a controversial hydroelectric dam proposed for northeastern British Columbia. In a permitting document ...

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StatsCan testing texting as one way to stop major data quality concerns

By Jordan Press THE CANADIAN PRESS OTTAWA-Forget checking your mailbox for future Statistics Canada questionnaires and instead be ready to check the text-message inbox on your cell phone. Texting questions to Canadians is one of several options the agency is considering to confront an alarming drop in response rates to ...

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Premiers get to work on crowded agenda at Yukon meeting MMIW inquiry, trade barriers all on agenda

By Bob Weber THE CANADIAN PRESS July 21, 2016 08:45 a.m. WHITEHORSE-Canada’s 13 premiers are scheduled to sit down today for talks that could finally allow trade to take place between provinces and territories as easily as it happens with the rest of the world. Yukon Premier Darrell Pasloski, who’s ...

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