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Twelve members appointed to poverty-reduction advisory council – Government of PE

February 02, 2018 Supporting Island Families The twelve members appointed to the Poverty Reduction Advisory Council bring a variety of experience and knowledge that will help to reduce the impact of poverty in the province. “We have a strong group of diverse individuals and I’m really looking forward to working with them,” said advisory council […]

by pmnationtalk on February 2, 201890 Views

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Canada Fails to Grasp the “Emergency” in First Nations Child Welfare: Canadian Human Rights Tribunal Finds Federal Government Non-Compliant with Relief Orders

OTTAWA, ON (February 1, 2018, 9:00 a.m.) – The Canadian Human Rights Tribunal (“the Tribunal”) has issued a fifth legal order (2018 CHRT 4) against the Federal government in an ongoing case for equity for First Nations children and families. A landmark ruling by the Tribunal in January 2016 found Canada to be racially discriminating […]

by pmnationtalk on February 2, 201865 Views

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Mi’kmaw Mid-Winter Feast at the Mount a celebration of thanksgiving and renewal

The Aboriginal Student Centre and Office of the President at Mount Saint Vincent University today hosted students, faculty and staff at the Mount’s first Wi’kapaltimk Aqtapuk or Mid-Winter Feast. “The Mi’kmaw Mid-Winter Feast is an ancient Mi’kmaw Feast. It was traditionally celebrated shortly after the first new moon of Punamuiku’s (January). Mid-winter was the end of the […]

by pmnationtalk on February 2, 201857 Views

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Scotian Basin Exploration Drilling Project – Environmental Assessment Decision

February 1, 2018 — Ottawa — Canadian Environmental Assessment Agency The Government of Canada is working to protect the environment for future generations while growing our economy. The Honourable Catherine McKenna, Minister of Environment and Climate Change, today announced that the proposed Scotian Basin Exploration Drilling Project is not likely to cause significant adverse environmental effects and the project […]

by pmnationtalk on February 2, 201853 Views

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Satellite Personal Trackers (SPOT) prove successful in search for missing Hopedale men

February 1, 2018 Hopedale, Newfoundland and Labrador On January 26, 2018, at approximately 8:00 p.m., Hopedale RCMP received a report from the SPOT call centre advising of two SOS activations. Earlier that morning, two men set out from Hopedale to visit family in Natuashish. Before leaving they borrowed one of the RCMP SPOT devices from the Hopedale Conservation office. […]

by pmnationtalk on February 1, 201855 Views

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Statement by Minister Philpott on the February 1 Canadian Human Rights Tribunal Compliance Orders and immediate actions being taken by the Federal Government

OTTAWA, ONTARIO (February 1, 2018) – The Honourable Jane Philpott, Minister of Indigenous Services, issued the following statement: “Today, the Canadian Human Rights Tribunal released a new ruling, and the Government of Canada has taken immediate action as part of its commitment to continue fully implementing all of the Tribunal’s orders. Our government has been working […]

by pmnationtalk on February 1, 201848 Views

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Minister’s Message – Heart Month – February 2018

Heart disease affects approximately 2.4 million Canadian adults, and is the second leading cause of death in Canada. We can all reduce our risk of heart disease by making healthy lifestyle choices, like quitting smoking, eating a healthy and balanced diet, getting enough sleep, exercising regularly, and limiting alcohol intake. To help make the healthier […]

by pmnationtalk on February 1, 201854 Views

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Minister Monsef highlights Government of Canada actions to advance gender equality

January 31, 2018 – New York City, New York – Status of Women Canada Canadians believe in gender equality, but we must continue taking bold actions that will bring it closer to reality. The Honourable Maryam Monsef, Minister of Status of Women, participated today at the Women in Corporate Leadership Initiativeevent in New York City. Canada’s […]

by pmnationtalk on February 1, 201847 Views

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Chiefs Respond to HRM Council’s Cornwallis Statue Decision – Assembly of Nova Scotia Mi’kmaq Chiefs

January 30, 2018 Today members of the Assembly of Nova Scotia Mi’kmaq Chiefs (Assembly) listened intently to the discussions of the Halifax Regional Municipality’s (HRM) Council on the Cornwallis statue that currently stands in the HRM. “Today we heard the voices of leaders who genuinely want to make efforts for reconciliation with the Mi’kmaq of […]

by ahnationtalk on January 31, 201864 Views

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Celebrating the spirit of Caritas: Mount students give back – Mount Saint Vincent University

January 31, 2018 Why we give: Capturing the spirit of Caritas in Mount students From our beginning in 1873, Mount Saint Vincent University has been committed to nurturing socially responsible global citizens, at home and abroad. Community giving, social justice and volunteerism are all traits strongly associated with the Mount. Each day, Mount students are […]

by ahnationtalk on January 31, 201871 Views

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