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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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Feds paid near top dollar for Trans Mountain pipeline, spending watchdog says

By Teresa Wright THE CANADIAN PRESS OTTAWA- Canada’s parliamentary budget watchdog says the Liberal government paid the “sticker price” when it bought the Trans Mountain pipeline from Kinder Morgan for $4.4 billion. Parliamentary Budget Officer Yves Giroux estimates the Trans Mountain pipeline and planned expansion project are worth between $3.6 ...

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Saskatchewan NDP Opposition says it’s time for potash royalties review 

REGINA- The NDP Opposition in Saskatchewan says it’s time to review how potash royalties are structured. Leader Ryan Meili says the government needs to recognize the value of potash to the province and the thousands of jobs the industry creates. He points to a recently published report on the province’s ...

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‘Not cutting corners:’ Resources minister says no rushing Trans Mountain review

By Bill Graveland THE CANADIAN PRESS CALGARY-Natural Resources Minister Amarjeet Sohi says the federal government won’t cut corners to speed up a full review of the proposed Trans Mountain pipeline expansion. The government bought the pipeline for $4.5 billion last summer only to have the Federal Court of Appeal strike ...

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Liberals taking new approach for billions in First Nations education funding

OTTAWA- The Trudeau government is changing how Ottawa allocates nearly $2 billion worth of annual funding for First Nations elementary and secondary education. Starting in April, the federal government will take a new approach it says will mean more predictable money for First Nations schools to make budgets comparable to ...

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Two more Ontario First Nations join project to connect remote communities to grid

THUNDER BAY, Ont. -The utility responsible for connecting remote First Nations to Ontario’s power grid says it has reached a major milestone. Wataynikaneyap Power says Mishkeegogamang and Ojibway Nation of Saugeen have legally joined the project, bringing the total number of communities who are equal owners to 24. The news ...

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