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First Nations could have been better consulted before ending tax agreement, says minister – CBC

Apr 23, 2021 Going forward, Arlene Dunn says she wants to focus on improving consultation with First Nations communities New Brunswick’s aboriginal affairs minister says she thinks her own government could have better consulted First Nations leaders prior to its announcement it would end a tax-sharing agreement that generated millions of dollars in revenue for some communities. Speaking on CBC’s […]

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Ottawa, Mi’kmaq community on collision course over plan for second lobster season – CTV News

April 22, 2021 HALIFAX — Ottawa and a small Mi’kmaq community appear to be headed toward renewed tensions on the waters off southwest Nova Scotia as the First Nation plans another self-regulated lobster season. The federal fisheries minister said Thursday that enforcement officers will be in place in St. Marys Bay to “uphold the Fisheries […]

by ahnationtalk on April 22, 202113 Views

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NS Government: Apply to Join an Agency, Board or Commission in 2021

April 18 to 24 is National Volunteer Week, the perfect time for Nova Scotians to apply to join an agency, board or commission. Applications are open for groups that provide advice and services in a variety of areas, including health care, education, environment, culture and professional self-regulating bodies. “Our volunteers are essential to our communities,” […]

by ahnationtalk on April 20, 202125 Views

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Higgs Government prematurely issues notice of tax sharing agreement termination

April 16, 2021 (FREDERICTON) – The Higgs government sent letters to First Nations informing them of his government’s intent to prematurely terminate tax revenue sharing agreements that aid vulnerable First Nations communities. In a response letter to Ernie Steeves, the province’s finance minister who was sent out on Tuesday to execute the orders, the Chiefs […]

by ahnationtalk on April 16, 2021117 Views

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A look at New Brunswick’s decision to scrap tax agreements with First Nations – CBC

April 16, 2021 The provincial government says the deals are unfair, but Indigenous leaders say they’re a vital source of revenue Read More: https://www.cbc.ca/player/play/1886248515844

by ahnationtalk on April 16, 202120 Views

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Government of NL: Speech from the Throne

April 15, 2021 The following are speaking notes delivered at the Opening of the First Session of the Fiftieth General Assembly of the Province of Newfoundland and Labrador by Her Honour, The Honourable Judy M. Foote, PC, ONL, Lieutenant Governor of Newfoundland and Labrador: Please check against delivery Speaker and Honourable Members of the House […]

by ahnationtalk on April 15, 202131 Views

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Mi’kmaq fisher argues feds becoming more aggressive in seizures of Indigenous gear – CTV News

April 15, 2021 HALIFAX — A Mi’kmaq man who has been battling for Indigenous fishing rights says the recent seizure of his crab traps suggests Ottawa is becoming more aggressive on the water. Robert Syliboy said in an interview Tuesday that Fisheries Department officers in a Canadian Coast Guard vessel confiscated two of his $400 […]

by ahnationtalk on April 15, 202123 Views

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NS Government: Joseph Fraser Appointed New CEO of Human Rights Commission

April 14, 2021 Nova Scotia has appointed longtime human rights leader Joseph Fraser as the new director and CEO of the Nova Scotia Human Rights Commission. The appointment takes effect April 19. Mr. Fraser, currently the director of human rights and equity services with Nova Scotia Community College, has more than 20 years experience in […]

by ahnationtalk on April 14, 202176 Views

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NS Government: Working Group Will Support Race-Based Data Collection Initiative

April 14, 2021 The Nova Scotia government has established a community-based working group to support the collection of race-based data in the health system. Collecting and interpreting race-based health data will help the government identify and address inequities in health care and better serve racialized people by collaborating on community-level programs and initiatives. “We know […]

by ahnationtalk on April 14, 202134 Views

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Moderate livelihood negotiations to include elvers, says fisheries minister – CBC

Apr 14, 2021 ‘This is not just about lobster. This is about all species,’ says Bernadette Jordan The lucrative harvest of baby eels in Nova Scotia and New Brunswick is now part of negotiations to implement the Mi’kmaw treaty right to fish for a moderate livelihood, says federal Fisheries and Oceans Minister Bernadette Jordan. “This is […]

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