National Newswatch

P.E.I. becomes latest province to sign on to Liberals’ national child-care program

Jul 27 2021 — Teresa Wright, The Canadian Press — CHARLOTTETOWN — Prince Edward Island has become the third province to sign on to the federal government's national child-care program, allowing it to receive about $120 million from Ottawa for $10-dollar-a-day child-care spots by the end of 2024. Prime Minister Justin Trudeau made the announcement Tuesday in Charlottetown alongside Premier Dennis King. Trudeau said the […]

P.E.I. becomes latest province to sign on to Liberals’ national child-care program

Jul 27 2021 — Teresa Wright, The Canadian Press — CHARLOTTETOWN — Prince Edward Island has become the third province to sign on to the federal government's national child-care program, allowing it to receive about $120 million from Ottawa for $10-dollar-a-day child-care spots by the end of 2024. Prime Minister Justin Trudeau made the announcement Tuesday in Charlottetown alongside Premier Dennis King. Trudeau said the […]

Trudeau vague on TRC’s call for Crown to issue ‘Royal Proclamation of Reconciliation’

Jul 7 2021 — Teresa Wright, The Canadian Press — OTTAWA — The naming of Canada's first Indigenous governor general could give the federal government a timely opportunity to tackle a key recommendation of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission involving the Crown, according to an expert. One of the TRC's 94 calls to action urged the federal government to "jointly develop with Aboriginal Peoples a […]

Trudeau vague on TRC’s call for Crown to issue ‘Royal Proclamation of Reconciliation’

Jul 7 2021 — Teresa Wright, The Canadian Press — OTTAWA — The naming of Canada's first Indigenous governor general could give the federal government a timely opportunity to tackle a key recommendation of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission involving the Crown, according to an expert. One of the TRC's 94 calls to action urged the federal government to "jointly develop with Aboriginal Peoples a […]

AFN honours children who perished at residential schools ahead of vote for new chief

Jul 6 2021 — Teresa Wright, The Canadian Press — OTTAWA — Assembly of First Nations chiefs shared solemn words and prayers of mourning Tuesday for the Indigenous children who died in Canada's residential schools, striking a sombre tone at a virtual gathering that will culminate in the election of their new leader. The AFN general assembly's normally ceremonial opening prayers by elders were interspersed […]

AFN honours children who perished at residential schools ahead of vote for new chief

Jul 6 2021 — Teresa Wright, The Canadian Press — OTTAWA — Assembly of First Nations chiefs shared solemn words and prayers of mourning Tuesday for the Indigenous children who died in Canada's residential schools, striking a sombre tone at a virtual gathering that will culminate in the election of their new leader. The AFN general assembly's normally ceremonial opening prayers by elders were interspersed […]

First Nations, political leaders mark Indigenous Peoples Day, recognizing dark truths

Jun 21 2021 — Teresa Wright, The Canadian Press — OTTAWA — As many settler Canadians gain greater awareness of the dark and disturbing truths about the country's mistreatment of Indigenous populations, political leaders struck conciliatory tones in recognizing National Indigenous People's Day Monday. The normally colourful and celebratory day — which has been marked in Canada since 1996 — came on the heels of […]