Day: November 5, 2017

From placemaking to child-care, what Toronto’s Indigenous community wants City Hall to address

Eduardo Lima / Metro Order this photo Members of Toronto’s Indigenous community are hopeful the creation of an Indigenous Affairs Office at city hall will address some of the pressing issues they’re facing. The city’s Aboriginal Affairs Committee unanimously endorsed a staff report Friday recommending the office be established . If the plan gets support from the Executive Committee later this month and then city council, Toronto will follow in the footsteps of Vancouver, Edmonton, Winnipeg and Hamilton, which have similar units. The new office is expected to include four positions and a consultant and would report directly to...

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FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS “There is no greater service that the United Nations could do today for its friends and partners in the indigenous community than to adopt the Declaration during the current Assembly session. The Declaration is, fundamentally, about respect for the rights of indigenous peoples. Let us make this respect manifest.†UN Under-Secretary-General for Economic and Social Affairs Sha Zukang, on the occasion of International Day of the World’s Indigenous People, August 2007 WHAT IS THE DECLARATION ON THE RIGHTS OF INDIGENOUS PEOPLES? The Declaration is a comprehensive statement addressing the rights of indigenous peoples. It was drafted...

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Original – United Nations Declaration on the rights of Indigenous Peoples

Published by the United Nations United Nations Declaration on the rights of inDigenous PeoPles United Nations United Nations United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples 1 Resolution adopted by the General Assembly [without reference to a Main Committee (A/61/L.67 and Add.1)] 61/295. United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples The General Assembly, Taking note of the recommendation of the Human Rights Coun- cil contained in its resolution 1/2 of 29 June 2006,1 by which the Council adopted the text of the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples, Recalling its resolution 61/178 of...

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EDITORIAL: Supreme Court explains charter’s limits on religion

The claim that a grizzly bear spitit inhabits B.C.’s Jumbo Glacier Valley wasn’t enough to block the development of a ski resort there. (TED S. WARREN / AP) Does freedom of religion extend to the Charter-protected right to have spiritual places or spiritual beings important to those beliefs protected? No, a majority of the Supreme Court of Canada ruled this week in a decision that has offended many Indiginous communites. On Thursday, the high court dismissed an appeal by the Ktunaxa Nation that would have blocked development of a B.C. ski resort in Jumbo Glacier Valley. The Ktunaxa call...

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LCBO announces first 14 cities to have legal recreational marijuana shops

The landmark Cannabis Act paves the way for 150 standalone LCBO-run marijuana shops by 2020. Fourteen Ontario municipalities — including Toronto, Mississauga, Brampton, Vaughan, and Hamilton — will have the first LCBO-run recreational marijuana stores. The Liquor Control Board of Ontario, which runs the new Ontario Cannabis Retail Corporation (OCRC), announced the first wave of 40 stores on Friday. While the exact locations remain to be determined, Barrie, Kingston, Kitchener, London, Ottawa, Sault Ste. Marie, Sudbury, Thunder Bay, and Windsor will also have the legalized weed stores. Read more: “Over the coming weeks, staff from the Ministry of Finance...

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