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 B.C. tables anti-racism legislation, promises to hold public bodies accountable

By Ashley Joannou in Vancouver  The British Columbia government tabled legislation Thursday that’s designed to hold public bodies accountable for addressing systemic racism in policy and programs, the province’s attorney general said. Niki Sharma said the proposed law would cover provincial ministries, agencies, health-care and social service providers, and require ...

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Federal Court allows judicial review of Rocky Mountain coal mine denied by panel

By Bob Weber THE CANADIAN PRESS A Federal Court ruling Tuesday has thrown out a decision from federal Environmental Minister Steven Guilbeault denying a permit for an open-pit coal mine in the Alberta Rockies. The ruling, which comes in response to two Alberta First Nations, will force Guilbeault to revisit ...

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Manitoba man who was switched at birth receives Metis citizenship

WINNIPEG- A Manitoba man who was switched at birth and raised without being aware of his Indigenous heritage for more than 60 years says he feels a sense of belonging after receiving his Metis citizenship. “My identity is something I lost a long time ago,” Edward Ambrose said in a ...

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 First Nations call on feds to oppose nuclear waste disposal site near Ottawa River

OTTAWA-First Nations leaders are calling on the federal government to oppose a nuclear waste disposal site near the Ottawa River that they say threatens drinking water and their rights. Last month, a federal regulator approved a proposal from Canadian Nuclear Laboratories to build a near-surface disposal facility for nuclear waste ...

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Indigenous ‘spend’ to be analyzed

By Sandi Krasowski  Local Journalism Initiative Reporter An analysis of the City of Thunder Bay is underway to explore how Indigenous spending supports the growth and development of the city as a regional service hub. A joint effort between the Thunder Bay Community Economic Development Commission (CEDC), Fort William First ...

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