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Novacap portfolio company Bestar acquires Bush Industries

Desjardins Capital and Fonds de solidarité FTQ support the transaction by becoming shareholders of the new group Bestar-Bush MONTRÉAL, Jan. 14, 2020 – Novacap, one of Canada’s leading private equity firms, is proud to announce today that Bestar, one of its portfolio companies designing and manufacturing ready-to-assemble (RTA) furniture, has ...

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Indigenous-led group readies bid for TMX

Calgary, July 2—An Indigenous-led group that wants to buy a majority stake in the Trans Mountain pipeline says a formal bid could be made as early as this month.  When the federal government re-approved the pipeline’s expansion last month, the prime minister said he was open to as high as ...

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Three First Nations organizations sign protocol to work jointly

CALGARY and TREATY 7 TERRITORY, AB, May 30, 2019 – Three First Nations Institutions joined with the Lands Advisory Board to sign an historic Protocol pledging to work together to assist First Nations to improve governance, increase local jurisdiction and advance wealth generation. The Protocol Agreement was signed by the leaders of ...

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Marten Falls First Nation and Aecon partner in solar

Marten Falls First Nation and Aecon announce strategic partnership to explore renewable energy solution Mar 14, 2019, 08:00 ET Press release THUNDER BAY, ON, March 14, 2019 – Marten Falls First Nation and Aecon Group Inc. (TSX:ARE) announced today that they have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU), to explore a renewable energy pilot ...

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January 2019 progress update on long-term drinking water advisories on public systems on reserve

PRESS RELEASE-OTTAWA and TRADITIONAL ALGONQUIN TERRITORY, ON, Feb. 4, 2019  – The federal government remains steadfast and on track in its commitment to end all long-term drinking water advisories on public systems on reserve by March 2021. Today, the Honourable Seamus O’Regan, Minister of Indigenous Services, provided the department’s monthly progress ...

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Government of Canada introduces historic legislation on Indigenous languages

Legislation’s goal is to ensure the reclamation, revitalization, strengthening and maintenance of Indigenous Languages. OTTAWA, Feb. 5, 2019 – Today, the Honourable Pablo Rodriguez, Minister of Canadian Heritage and Multiculturalism, introduced Bill C-91, the Indigenous Languages Act, to reclaim, revitalize, strengthen and maintain Indigenous languages in Canada. The bill has been developed to support the meaningful implementation of Calls to Action ...

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Métis Nation Supports Indigenous Languages Act

OTTAWA, Feb. 5, 2019  – The Métis Nation welcomes the legislation introduced today in the House of Commons and the effect it will have on the protection and promotion of the Michif language, the national language of the Métis people and Nation. “The bill marks a giant first step in Canada’s ...

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AFN welcomes Tabling of Indigenous Languages Legislation

AFN National Chief Perry Bellegarde Welcomes Tabling of Federal Legislation to Revitalize Indigenous Languages, Says the Bill Deserves Support from All Canadians and Parliamentarians OTTAWA, Feb. 5, 2019 – Assembly of First Nations (AFN) National Chief Perry Bellegarde today welcomed the tabling in Parliament of the federal Indigenous Languages Act, ...

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