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Feds, First Nations eye first Indigenous self-government agreement in Ontario

Aug 23 2019 — Kristy Kirkup, The Canadian Press — OTTAWA — Negotiations have concluded on a proposed self-government agreement in Ontario that the federal government says would be the first of its kind if ratified. The milestone shows groundwork has been laid for First Nations in Ontario to move beyond the Indian Act, Crown-Indigenous Relations Minister Carolyn Bennett said Friday. "This is what the journey […]

Feds, First Nations eye first Indigenous self-government agreement in Ontario

Aug 23 2019 — Kristy Kirkup, The Canadian Press — OTTAWA — Negotiations have concluded on a proposed self-government agreement in Ontario that the federal government says would be the first of its kind if ratified. The milestone shows groundwork has been laid for First Nations in Ontario to move beyond the Indian Act, Crown-Indigenous Relations Minister Carolyn Bennett said Friday. "This is what the journey […]

Feds, First Nations eye first Indigenous self-government agreement in Ontario

Aug 23 2019 — Kristy Kirkup, The Canadian Press — OTTAWA — Negotiations have concluded on a proposed self-government agreement in Ontario that the federal government says would be the first of its kind if ratified. The milestone shows groundwork has been laid for First Nations in Ontario to move beyond the Indian Act, Crown-Indigenous Relations Minister Carolyn Bennett said Friday. "This is what the journey […]

Fear mounting that changes to drug pricing in Canada could stifle innovation

Aug 22 2019 — Kristy Kirkup, The Canadian Press — OTTAWA — Some Canadian patients and groups that advocate on their behalf are sounding the alarm about the federal government's recent changes to the way it regulates the cost of patented medicines. Toronto lawyer and longtime Liberal supporter Chris MacLeod, who lives with cystic fibrosis, said Thursday that it pains him to speak out against the government […]

Fear mounting that changes to drug pricing in Canada could stifle innovation

Aug 22 2019 — Kristy Kirkup, The Canadian Press — OTTAWA — Some Canadian patients and groups that advocate on their behalf are sounding the alarm about the federal government's recent changes to the way it regulates the cost of patented medicines. Toronto lawyer and longtime Liberal supporter Chris MacLeod, who lives with cystic fibrosis, said Thursday that it pains him to speak out against the government […]

Fear mounting that changes to drug pricing in Canada could stifle innovation

Aug 22 2019 — Kristy Kirkup, The Canadian Press — OTTAWA — Some Canadian patients and groups that advocate on their behalf are sounding the alarm about the federal government's recent changes to the way it regulates the cost of patented medicines. Toronto lawyer and longtime Liberal supporter Chris MacLeod, who lives with cystic fibrosis, said Thursday that it pains him to speak out against the government […]

Grassy Narrows chief, NDP candidate urges Ottawa to talk turkey on mercury

Aug 20 2019 — Kristy Kirkup, The Canadian Press — OTTAWA — The chief of a northwestern Ontario reserve —and an NDP candidate in this fall's federal election — is calling on Indigenous Services Minister Seamus O'Regan to sit down to hammer out an agreement on a long-promised treatment facility for mercury poisoning. Grassy Narrows First Nation Chief Rudy Turtle, who is running in the federal riding of Kenora, said in […]

Grassy Narrows chief, NDP candidate urges Ottawa to talk turkey on mercury

Aug 20 2019 — Kristy Kirkup, The Canadian Press — OTTAWA — The chief of a northwestern Ontario reserve —and an NDP candidate in this fall's federal election — is calling on Indigenous Services Minister Seamus O'Regan to sit down to hammer out an agreement on a long-promised treatment facility for mercury poisoning. Grassy Narrows First Nation Chief Rudy Turtle, who is running in the federal riding of Kenora, said in […]

Grassy Narrows chief, NDP candidate urges Ottawa to talk turkey on mercury

Aug 20 2019 — Kristy Kirkup, The Canadian Press — OTTAWA — The chief of a northwestern Ontario reserve —and an NDP candidate in this fall's federal election — is calling on Indigenous Services Minister Seamus O'Regan to sit down to hammer out an agreement on a long-promised treatment facility for mercury poisoning. Grassy Narrows First Nation Chief Rudy Turtle, who is running in the federal riding of Kenora, said in […]

First Nations women finally to be treated equally under Indian Act: Bennett

Aug 16 2019 — Kristy Kirkup, The Canadian Press — OTTAWA — First Nations women will finally be treated the same as men under the Indian Act, enabling them to obtain the same status and category of membership as their male counterparts and their descendants, Crown-Indigenous Relations Minister Carolyn Bennett said Friday. Past provisions within the long-controversial Indian Act meant women lost their status when they married non-Indigenous men, while men […]

First Nations women finally to be treated equally under Indian Act: Bennett

Aug 16 2019 — Kristy Kirkup, The Canadian Press — OTTAWA — First Nations women will finally be treated the same as men under the Indian Act, enabling them to obtain the same status and category of membership as their male counterparts and their descendants, Crown-Indigenous Relations Minister Carolyn Bennett said Friday. Past provisions within the long-controversial Indian Act meant women lost their status when they married non-Indigenous men, while men […]

First Nations women finally to be treated equally under Indian Act: Bennett

Aug 16 2019 — Kristy Kirkup, The Canadian Press — OTTAWA — First Nations women will finally be treated the same as men under the Indian Act, enabling them to obtain the same status and category of membership as their male counterparts and their descendants, Crown-Indigenous Relations Minister Carolyn Bennett said Friday. Past provisions within the long-controversial Indian Act meant women lost their status when they married non-Indigenous men, while men […]

Canadians deserve apology from Trudeau over SNC-Lavalin affair: former ministers

Aug 15 2019 — Kristy Kirkup, The Canadian Press — OTTAWA — Former justice minister and attorney general Jody Wilson-Raybould said Thursday it is "troubling" to her that Prime Minister Justin Trudeau tried to "discredit" her through submissions made to the ethics commissioner from his lawyer. "I think that is incredibly unfortunate and for me is not the issue," Wilson-Raybould told The Canadian Press in an […]

Canadians deserve apology from Trudeau over SNC-Lavalin affair: former ministers

Aug 15 2019 — Kristy Kirkup, The Canadian Press — OTTAWA — Former justice minister and attorney general Jody Wilson-Raybould said Thursday it is "troubling" to her that Prime Minister Justin Trudeau tried to "discredit" her through submissions made to the ethics commissioner from his lawyer. "I think that is incredibly unfortunate and for me is not the issue," Wilson-Raybould told The Canadian Press in an […]

Canadians deserve apology from Trudeau over SNC-Lavalin affair: former ministers

Aug 15 2019 — Kristy Kirkup, The Canadian Press — OTTAWA — Former justice minister and attorney general Jody Wilson-Raybould said Thursday it is "troubling" to her that Prime Minister Justin Trudeau tried to "discredit" her through submissions made to the ethics commissioner from his lawyer. "I think that is incredibly unfortunate and for me is not the issue," Wilson-Raybould told The Canadian Press in an […]