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Payday lender lawyer sentenced to 8 years in prison

PHILADELPHIA- The lawyer who represented payday lenders accused of evading state regulations by using Native American tribes and a bank as fronts has been sentenced to eight years in federal prison. The Philadelphia Inquirer reports that 69-year-old Wheeler Neff of Wilmington, Delaware was sentenced Friday on conspiracy and fraud convictions. ...

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National Indigenous Fisheries Institute: Improve Federal fisheries and Oceans programs

Ignite a Culture Change as a Mission of Government – Recommendations to Improve Federal Fisheries and Oceans Programs released today by the National Indigenous Fisheries Institute   SYDNEY, NS, May 22, 2018 – The first report on the review of Indigenous fisheries programs calls on Fisheries and Oceans Canada to take ...

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BMO Financial Group to donate $1 million to Youth Fusion for Indigenous communities

MONTREAL, May 22, 2018 – BMO Financial Group is pleased to announce a donation of one million dollars to Youth Fusion for aboriginal programming. This substantial donation is intended to maintain and enhance existing Youth Fusion projects in aboriginal communities in Quebec and to promote the expansion of these programs throughout Quebec and the rest of Canada. Currently, Youth ...

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If Kinder Morgan bails, feds would back new Trans Mountain investors: Morneau

By Andy Blatchford THE CANADIAN PRESS Ottawa is offering to stand behind any and all financial backers of the divisive Trans Mountain pipeline expansion as the Liberal government tries to shore up investor confidence in a country racked with uncertainty over trade and U.S. tax changes. The government is providing ...

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Canada and Texas energy company want First Nation to pay legal fees over stalled pipeline

Canada and a Texas energy company want a First Nation to pay for their legal fees over stalled pipeline project – National Observer May 16th 2018 Canada and an American energy company want a First Nation in British Columbia to pay for their legal fees following ‘significant’ delay and prejudice ...

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First North Atlantic right whale of season seen off N.S. amid fishing concerns

By Keith Doucette THE CANADIAN PRESS HALIFAX- The first North Atlantic right whale of the season has been spotted in waters off eastern Cape Breton amid concerns from fishermen that measures meant to protect the endangered mammals have led to increased fishing activity and greater risk. Fisheries officials said late ...

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Tribes welcome opportunity to add sports book to casinos 

By Felicia Fonseca THE ASSOCIATED PRESS FLAGSTAFF, Ariz.- American Indian tribes are welcoming an opportunity to offer sports betting in potentially hundreds of casinos across the country after the U.S. Supreme Court cleared the way for states to legalize it. Tribal casinos generate more than $31 billion a year in ...

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Fort McKay First Nation’s Jim Boucher is 2018 Canadian Energy Person of the year

Fort McKay First Nation Chief Jim Boucher has been named 2018 Canadian Energy Person of the Year for his work developing the Fort McKay Group of Companies, a series of successful oil and gas businesses. Boucher chairs the Fort McKay Group of Companies.  The companies earned an average gross annual ...

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