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Decoding the Throne Speech: The Mandate of the 43rd Parliament

This fall, voters sent a clear message to Canada’s political parties: for the betterment of the country, they must work together. As no party was able to secure a majority government, collaboration is an inevitable tool needed to advance legislation in the House of Commons.  On December 5th, Governor General …

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Trio of college stars turning Pimicikamak into a hockey hotbed

Lifelong friends Saige McKay, Carrigan Umpherville and Kennesha Miswaggon grew up in an isolated northern Manitoba community, where exposure to the big leagues is limited. But all three have carved a path into elite, collegiate-level hockey. From left: Saige McKay, Carrigan Umpherville and Kennesha Miswaggon are all originally from Pimicikamak, …

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Dispensary owners band together in Garden River First Nation, call for end to cannabis moratorium…

A grassroots group led by cannabis dispensary owners in Garden River First Nation is calling on chief and council to lift its community-wide moratorium on cannabis.  The recently-formed Ketegaunseebee Medzin Society issued a letter to the First Nation’s cannabis working group last week, calling for the cannabis moratorium and police raids …

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What NZ and Australia can learn from British Columbia’s implementation of Indigenous rights

British Columbia’s law should see First Nations’ people included in public decisions and economic development, especially in relation to natural resources.  from www.shutterstock.com In October, the Canadian province of British Columbia passed legislation requiring parliament to align its laws with the UN Universal Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples. Back …

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NZ can learn from BC’s implementation of Indigenous rights

Monday, 23 December 2019, 10:39 amArticle: The Conversation British Columbia’s law should see First Nations’ people included in public decisions and economic development, especially in relation to natural resources.from www.shutterstock.com Dominic O’Sullivan, Charles Sturt University In October, the Canadian province of British Columbia passed legislation requiring parliament to align its …

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The West Block – Episode 16, Season 9

THE WEST BLOCK Episode 16, Season 9 Sunday, December 22, 2019 Host: Mercedes Stephenson Guests: Federal Finance Minister Bill Morneau; Patrick Brazeau, Independent Senators Group Location: Ottawa Bill Morneau, Federal Finance Minister: “Their economy is strong and growing. We have challenges in Alberta and Saskatchewan with changes in the resource …

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British Columbia could be a pointer for Indigenous Rights

Dominic O’SullivanAuckland, December 22, 2019 British Columbia Premier John Horgan speaks about the Legislation in Parliament in Victoria (Flickr Picture) In October, the Canadian province of British Columbia passed a legislation requiring Parliament to align its laws with the UN Universal Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples. Back in 2007, Canada …

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Decade in review: why we took to the streets

ANZ was our most problematic bank, mines were the greatest threat to our environment, and our unions stepped up their mascots. Josie Adams remembers all the major protests of the decade. In 2010 I turned 18 and became a voting member of the public. I was very excited about this; …

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Fred Lee’s Social Network: Miss Chinese Vancouver Pageant and Gala was off the charts

Fred Lee’s weekly look at the movers and shakers of Metro Vancouver society WORLD PEACE: Jennifer Packet was crowned this year’s Miss Chinese Vancouver 2019. The 22-year-old UBC graduate recently bested nine other talented contestants to earn the title, punching her ticket to the Miss Chinese International Pageant to compete …

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NDP wants RCMP investigated following report of plan to send snipers to Wet’suwet’en blockade

The NDP is calling for an independent investigation into how police handled the Wet’suwet’en pipeline blockade in northern B.C. earlier this year, in response to a media report saying RCMP officers were willing to deploy snipers against protesters. But the RCMP is defending its conduct during the incident, saying its approach …

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