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UNDRIP bill won’t alter Canada’s legal framework, federal officials tell Senate committee

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Senior federal government officials said Tuesday a proposed private members bill on the UN Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous People (UNDRIP) that is inching toward passing won’t turn the international document into a federal law or alter Canada’s legal framework.

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Indigenous Services Minister unexpectedly leaves Grassy Narrows without agreement on mercury health facility

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Canada’s Indigenous services minister didn’t get the signatures he was expecting on Wednesday from the leadership of Grassy Narrows First Nation after a visit to the northwestern Ontario community that continues to live with the effects of mercury contamination brought on by industrial dumping upstream about 50 years ago.

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Indigenous Services Minister unexpectedly leaves Grassy Narrows without agreement on mercury health facility

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Canada’s Indigenous services minister didn’t get the signatures he was expecting on Wednesday from the leadership of Grassy Narrows First Nation after a visit to the northwestern Ontario community that continues to live with the effects of mercury contamination brought on by industrial dumping upstream about 50 years ago.

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UNDRIP bill won’t alter Canada’s legal framework, federal officials tell Senate committee

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Senior federal government officials said Tuesday a proposed private members bill on the UN Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous People (UNDRIP) that is inching toward passing won’t turn the international document into a federal law or alter Canada’s legal framework.

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Coastal First Nations slam senators, say upper house doesn’t have ‘legitimacy’ to kill tanker ban

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With some in the Senate angling to end the federal Liberal government’s B.C. oil tanker ban bill, some coastal First Nations are slamming “unelected” senators for even thinking about killing legislation that was promised by the prime minister in the last election.

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