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Update on Day Scholars Class Action

Press Release View FAQ’s  View Form  Vancouver, March 1, 2017 The Representative Plaintiffs in the Day Scholars Class Action anticipate a busy few months ahead as discussions with Canada’s Ministerial Special Representative, Tom Isaac move into high gear. Following Mr. Isaac’s appointment by the Honourable Carolyn Bennett, Minister for Indigenous Affairs, the two sides have […]

by pmnationtalk on March 8, 2017166 Views

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The Daily Wednesday, March 8, 2017

Building permits, January 2017 The value of building permits issued by Canadian municipalities rose 5.4% to $7.6 billion in January, following two consecutive monthly decreases. Six provinces posted increases, led by Alberta and British Columbia. Nationally, construction intentions rose in every component, particularly institutional buildings. Continue reading Study: Women in Canada: Women and paid work […]

by pmnationtalk on March 8, 201740 Views

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KIA President sends condolences to Your Worship David Aksawnee’s Family

(March 6, 2017 – Rankin Inlet, Nunavut) “On behalf of the Kivalliq Inuit Association Board of Directors and staff, I would like to extend my deepest and heartfelt condolences to the family of Your Worship David Aksawnee,” said President David Ningeongan. “Thank-you, Your Worship, for your leadership and dedication to the community of Baker Lake […]

by pmnationtalk on March 7, 201784 Views

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The Daily Tuesday, March 7, 2017

Canadian international merchandise trade, January 2017 Canada’s merchandise trade balance with the world posted a third consecutive monthly surplus, widening from $447 million in December to $807 million in January. Exports were up 0.5% while imports edged down 0.3%. Continue reading Chain Fisher real export and import values, January 2017 The monthly chain Fisher real […]

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The Daily Monday, March 6, 2017

Manufacturing: The year in review, 2016 Total manufacturing sales rose 1.0% to $614.4 billion in 2016, following a 1.7% decline in 2015. There were 1.7 million manufacturing jobs in Canada in 2016, 95.5% of the jobs were full time and 28.1% of the workforce were women. Continue reading Sawmills, December 2016 Lumber production fell 19.2% […]

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PM under fire for saying Grassy Narrows ‘very much’ Ontario’s responsibility – CP

Source: The Canadian Press Mar 2, 2017 By Kristy Kirkup THE CANADIAN PRESS OTTAWA _ Frustrated indigenous leaders and human rights advocates called out Justin Trudeau on Thursday after the prime minister described mercury contamination at Grassy Narrows First Nation as “very much” an Ontario issue. Chief Simon Fobister accused Trudeau of “passing the buck” when it […]

by ahnationtalk on March 3, 201748 Views

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The Daily Friday, March 3, 2017

Study: Recent trends in motor vehicle industries, 2015 The motor vehicle sector is an important part of the Canadian economy. Two new studies provide a comprehensive overview of how different segments of the Canadian motor vehicle sector have evolved since the 2008-2009 recession and within a North American context. Continue reading Livestock estimates, January 1, […]

by pmnationtalk on March 3, 201765 Views

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Canadian Army Conducts Winter Warfare Exercise in Newfoundland and Labrador

March 2, 2017 – Happy Valley-Goose Bay, NL – National Defence / Canadian Armed Forces The Canadian Army will conduct a large winter warfare exercise in Labrador from March 2 to 10, 2017. Exercise NORTHERN SOJOURN 17 is an annual exercise designed to maintain arctic-capable Regular and Reserve Force soldiers who can deploy on short […]

by pmnationtalk on March 2, 201784 Views

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The Daily Thursday, March 2, 2017

March 2, 2017 Gross domestic product, income and expenditure, fourth quarter 2016 Real gross domestic product rose 0.6% in the fourth quarter, following a 0.9% increase in the third quarter. Final domestic demand continued to decelerate (+0.1%), with ongoing weakness in business investment. Continue reading Gross domestic product by industry, December 2016 Gross domestic product […]

by ahnationtalk on March 2, 201757 Views

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AFN Invites All Canadians to Participate in a National Circle of Ceremony and Healing for Our Spirits on March 17, 2017

AFN Invites All Canadians to Participate in a National Circle of Ceremony and Healing for Our Spirits on March 17, 2017 March 1, 2017 (Ottawa, ON) — In response to the ongoing national suicide crisis facing First Nations people, Assembly of First Nations (AFN) National Chief Perry Bellegarde and the AFN National Executive, including the […]

by pmnationtalk on March 1, 2017174 Views

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The Daily Wednesday, March 1, 2017

Canada’s balance of international payments, fourth quarter 2016 Canada’s current account deficit (on a seasonally adjusted basis) narrowed by $9.0 billion in the fourth quarter to $10.7 billion. In the financial account (unadjusted for seasonal variation), foreign investment in Canadian private corporate securities led the inflow of funds in the economy in the quarter. Continue […]

by pmnationtalk on March 1, 201787 Views

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FSIN Sends Condolences following the Passing of Frank Asapace

The Federation of Sovereign Indigenous Nation’s Executive, Elders, Senate, Veterans and Staff extend their condolences to the family and friends of Frank Asapace, who passed away Monday. Asapace will be remembered as a kindhearted and loving father of five who never cast judgment on others. He grew up on Kawacatoose First Nation before being sent […]

by ahnationtalk on February 28, 201783 Views

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The Daily Tuesday, February 28, 2017

Industrial product and raw materials price indexes, January 2017 The Industrial Product Price Index rose 0.4% in January, mainly due to higher prices for energy and petroleum products. The Raw Materials Price Index increased 1.7%, led by higher prices for animals and animal products. Continue reading Couriers and Messengers Services Price Index, January 2017 The […]

by pmnationtalk on February 28, 201756 Views

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Jean Paul (JP) Gladu, President and CEO of the Canadian Council for Aboriginal Business (CCAB)

Jean Paul (JP) Gladu, President and CEO of the Canadian Council for Aboriginal Business (CCAB) JP Gladu, speaks about pushing boundaries and embracing more Indigenous economic development within and outside our community. JP encourages us to not only focus on our natural resource based economies but all our Indigenous entrepreneurs who contribute more than $12 […]

by dbnationtalk on February 27, 2017254 Views

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The Daily Monday, February 27, 2017

Study: Labour market outcomes of immigrant women who arrive as dependants of economic immigrant principal applicants The points-based selection of immigrants has implications for the characteristics of immigrant couples who are admitted to Canada and for the subsequent labour market outcomes of immigrant families. For example, immigrant women who arrived as accompanying spouses of economic […]

by pmnationtalk on February 27, 201752 Views

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The Daily Friday, February 24, 2017

Consumer Price Index, January 2017 The Consumer Price Index rose 2.1% on a year-over-year basis in January, following a 1.5% increase in December. On a seasonally adjusted monthly basis, the Consumer Price Index was up 0.7% in January, after increasing 0.4% in December. Continue reading Computer and peripherals price indexes, January 2017 The price of […]

by pmnationtalk on February 24, 201783 Views

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NACCA Event Video – Trevor Acoose, VC of the Saskatchewan Indian Equity Foundation Inc.

At the recent NACCA & PPF event in Ottawa, Trevor Acoose – Vice Chairperson of the Board of Directors for the Saskatchewan Indian Equity Foundation Inc. describes their organization as one of the largest Aboriginal Financial Institutions (AFI) in Saskatchewan that provides funding to First Nations entrepreneurs. Trevor also speaks about the National Chief’s comments […]

by pmnationtalk on February 23, 2017155 Views

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The Daily Thursday, February 23, 2017

Quarterly financial statistics for enterprises, fourth quarter 2016 Canadian corporations earned $86.8 billion in operating profits in the fourth quarter, up 3.6% from the previous quarter. Continue reading Payroll employment, earnings and hours, December 2016 Average weekly earnings of non-farm payroll employees were $971 in December, an increase of 1.0% from November and 1.2% from […]

by pmnationtalk on February 23, 201754 Views

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NACCA Event Video – Chief Darcy Bear, Whitecap Dakota First Nation

At the recent NACCA & PPF event in Ottawa, Chief Darcy Bear of the Whitecap Dakota First Nation speaks about First Nation’s peoples taking their rightful place as part of the economy and about the First Nation Land Management Act which opens its doors for business. About NACCA: The National Aboriginal Capital Corporations Association, is […]

by pmnationtalk on February 23, 2017159 Views

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Media Advisory – AFN National Chief Perry Bellegarde and Cindy Blackstock of FNCFCS to Mark Ten Year Anniversary of Canadian Human Rights Tribunal Complaint on Discrimination Against First Nations Children

Media Advisory – AFN National Chief Perry Bellegarde and Cindy Blackstock of FNCFCS to Mark Ten Year Anniversary of Canadian Human Rights Tribunal Complaint on Discrimination Against First Nations Children OTTAWA, Feb. 22, 2017  – Assembly of First Nations (AFN) National Chief Perry Bellegarde and Cindy Blackstock, Executive Director of the First Nations Child and Family […]

by ahnationtalk on February 22, 2017158 Views

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Second snowmobiler found dead after accident in northwest Ontario – CP

Source: The Canadian Press – Broadcast wire Feb 21, 2017 NIPIGON, Ont. – The body of a second man has been found dead after two snowmobiles went through the ice on a lake in northwestern Ontario last week. Ontario Provincial Police say both men were last seen on Lake Nipigon on the afternoon of Feb. 16 and […]

by ahnationtalk on February 22, 201754 Views

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The Daily Wednesday, February 22, 2017

February 22, 2017 Retail trade, December 2016 Following four consecutive monthly increases, retail sales decreased 0.5% in December. Declines were widespread as lower sales were reported in 9 of 11 subsectors, representing 82% of retail trade. Continue reading Study: Women in Canada: The girl child There were about 3.4 million girls aged 17 and under […]

by ahnationtalk on February 22, 201755 Views

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First Nations of Canada – Northwest Coast

Credits: Sarah Montroy A short video introduction to the Northwest Coast First Nation >Have a video, podcast or story you would like featured here contact us with full information.

by pmnationtalk on February 21, 2017377 Views

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POV | The photographer and the prisoner: How I became friends with an inmate – CBC

Feb 18, 2017 About two and a half years ago, I was attending a powwow at Skownan First Nation, which is a reserve about four hours north of Winnipeg. I was invited by the chief to photograph it as part of a documentary project. While I was there, I met a grass dancer named Waylon […]

by ahnationtalk on February 21, 201752 Views

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Man who rescued stranger from fire says he was thinking of his daughter – CBC

Feb 20, 2017 Leo Meawasige ran into burning building to save woman from fire at Dundas and Sherbourne A woman escaped from an apartment fire with minor burns thanks to the quick response of a man who just happened to be passing by. Leo Meawasige was visiting a friend at a nearby shelter at around […]

by ahnationtalk on February 21, 201762 Views

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Moose Cree First Nation Mourns the Passing of World War II Veteran Jack Wynne

Moose Factory, ON – February 16, 2017 On behalf of the Council and the Membership of the Moose Cree First Nation [MCFN], I wish to extend my deepest condolences to the family of World War II Veteran Jack Wynne. He was the last surviving veteran from Moose Factory and a very well-respected Elder of MCFN. […]

by pmnationtalk on February 21, 201759 Views

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The Daily Tuesday, February 21, 2017

Travel between Canada and other countries, December 2016 Residents of overseas countries (countries other than the United States) made 551,000 trips to Canada in December, up 1.4% from November. Continue reading Cancer incidence in Canada, 2014 In 2014, more than 137,000 new cases of cancer were diagnosed in Canada (excluding Quebec, see note to readers). […]

by pmnationtalk on February 21, 201757 Views

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First Nations in Canada

Credits: To Every Tribe Published on Sep 23, 2015 To Every Tribe has been invited to send missionaries to a remote and isolated community in Northwest Ontario. Learn more at www.toeverytribe.org/FirstNationsCanada/ TO EVERY TRIBE’S MISSION To Every Tribe exists to extend the worship of Christ among all peoples by mobilizing the church, training disciplemakers, and […]

by pmnationtalk on February 20, 201791 Views

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NAN Mourns Passing of Second World War Veteran Jack Wynne

THUNDER BAY, ON (February 15, 2017): Nishnawbe Aski Nation (NAN) Grand Chief Alvin Fiddler, on behalf of the Executive Council, expressed condolences following the passing of NAN Elder Jack Wynne, a Second World War veteran from Moose Cree First Nation and the last surviving veteran from Moose Factory, who died today at 91 years of […]

by ahnationtalk on February 17, 201774 Views

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The Daily Friday, February 17, 2017

February 17, 2017 Canada’s international transactions in securities, December 2016 Foreign investment in Canadian securities reached $10.2 billion in December, largely through acquisitions of shares. At the same time, Canadian investors increased their holdings of foreign securities by $6.7 billion, led by purchases of non-US foreign shares. Continue reading Repair and maintenance services, 2015 The […]

by ahnationtalk on February 17, 201763 Views

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AFN National Chief Perry Bellegarde on the Loss of NAN Elder and Second World War Veteran Jack Wynne: “We Will Always Remember His Courage and His Commitment”

February 16, 2017 AFN National Chief Perry Bellegarde on the Loss of NAN Elder and Second World War Veteran Jack Wynne: “We Will Always Remember His Courage and His Commitment” (Ottawa, ON) – Assembly of First Nations’ National Chief, Perry Bellegarde today issued the following statement on the passing of Nishnawbe Aski Nation (NAN) Elder […]

by ahnationtalk on February 17, 2017119 Views

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Canadian Art Prints – First Nations Posters & Canvas 2017

Credits: Cap Winndevon Published on Nov 3, 2015 Aboriginal artwork available as posters and canvas. Unstretched or not framed, stretched, or stretched & framed. Authentic souvenirs. Made In Canada Have a video, podcast or story you would like featured here contact us with full information.

by pmnationtalk on February 16, 2017410 Views

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Statements from NAN, Nibinamik First Nation

THUNDER BAY, ON (February 16, 2017): Grand Chief Alvin Fiddler and Nibinamik First Nation Chief Johnny Yellowhead have released the following statements on the death of Moses Amik Beaver earlier this week and the death of his sister, Mary Wabasse, three days later. “The sudden and unexplained death of Moses Beaver was devastating to his […]

by pmnationtalk on February 16, 201789 Views

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The Daily Thursday, February 16, 2017

Employment Insurance, December 2016 In December, 568,800 people received regular Employment Insurance benefits, down slightly (-3,200 or -0.6%) from the previous month. Continue reading Family violence in Canada: A statistical profile, 2015 According to self-reported data from the 2014 General Social Survey on Victimization, one-third (33%) of Canadians aged 15 and older experienced some form […]

by pmnationtalk on February 16, 201756 Views

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Nunatukavut Embarks on new Community Sustainability Initiative

Nunatukavut Embarks on new Community Sustainability Initiative FEBRUARY 15, 2017 – HAPPY VALLEY-GOOSE BAY, LABRADOR – The NunatuKavut Community Council (NCC) today announced a new initiative called “NunatuKavut Community Sustainability Vision 2017.” It supports Southern Inuit in creating a stronger future for their communities. Three pilot communities – Black Tickle, Norman Bay and St. Lewis […]

by ahnationtalk on February 16, 2017123 Views

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The Daily Wednesday, February 15, 2017

Monthly Survey of Manufacturing, December 2016 Manufacturing sales increased for the second consecutive month, up 2.3% to $53.5 billion in December, following a revised increase of 2.3% in November. The growth was mainly the result of higher sales of transportation equipment, as well as petroleum and coal products. Continue reading Trade by Exporter Characteristics: Goods, […]

by pmnationtalk on February 15, 201754 Views

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Amelia Boissoneau pursuing dream to model in New York – Global News

Feb 13, 2017 Amelia Boissoneau says it’s a dream come true to have the opportunity this week to walk the runway in New York. Boissoneau, 17, has been asked to be part of New York Fashion Week and leaves Monday. “Honestly, I was just blown away. I couldn’t believe it,” Boissoneau said over the phone […]

by ahnationtalk on February 15, 201772 Views

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Canadian History and the Indian Residential School System

Credits: School District 27 Residential Schools and Reconciliation Published on Jul 17, 2014 20 minute history of Canada and the Indian Residential School system. To provide historical context and intended as a prequel to the video Murray Sinclair Truth and Reconciliation. Developed for School District 27 Grade 5/10 History curriculum. Have a video, podcast or […]

by pmnationtalk on February 14, 2017452 Views

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Cree cultural icon dies at his home near Duck Lake, Sask. – CBC

Feb 12, 2017 Tyrone Tootoosis fought for justice, reconciliation Tyrone Tootoosis preferred to organize powwows, not star in them. He could often be found in a quiet spot offstage, smiling as the drummers, singers and dancers took to the floor. But last November, with his health failing, Tootoosis was brought to the centre of the […]

by ahnationtalk on February 14, 201767 Views

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Cree activist, actor Tyrone Tootoosis, 58, dies at ranch in Saskatchewan (OBIT-Tyrone-Tootoosis) – CP

Source: The Canadian Press Feb 13, 2017 By CKOM THE CANADIAN PRESS DUCK LAKE, Sask. _ Cree activist, artist and actor Tyrone Tootoosis has died. Tootoosis, who was 58, died Sunday at his ranch near Duck Lake. John Lagimodiere, editor and publisher of Eagle Feather News, said Tootoosis began writing a column in the 90s for the […]

by ahnationtalk on February 14, 201773 Views

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The Daily Tuesday, February 14, 2017

February 14, 2017 Non-residential Building Construction Price Index, fourth quarter 2016 The Non-residential Building Construction Price Index (NRBCPI) was up 0.6% in the fourth quarter compared with the previous quarter. This was the fifth consecutive quarterly increase and the largest gain since the second quarter of 2014. Continue reading Apartment Building Construction Price Index, fourth […]

by ahnationtalk on February 14, 201763 Views

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Well-known promoter and teacher of the Plains Cree culture has died – StarPhoenix

February 13, 2017 Tyrone Tootoosis, a prominent First Nations activist and indigenous historian in Saskatchewan, has died. A central figure in capturing and maintaining Saskatchewan and Canada’s indigenous history, Tootoosis passed away Sunday, according to a post on the activist’s Facebook page. “Tyrone left us early this morning, riding a comet during the full snow […]

by ahnationtalk on February 13, 201782 Views

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Canada’s aboriginal struggle with poverty, discrimination

Credits: PressTV News Videos Published on Apr 11, 2016 The state of emergency was declared by the remote northern community of the Attawa-piskat First Nation which has 2,000 people. Nearly a dozen of the community’s members tried to take their own lives this month and 28 attempted to commit suicide in March. Previous reports indicate […]

by pmnationtalk on February 12, 2017434 Views

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Rankin Inlet says goodbye to three lost men – NunatsiaqOnline

February 09, 2017 “I want to tell people that there is hope,” Catholic bishop says Almost three weeks after three Rankin Inlet men drowned in a deadly sea ice accident, the community finally gathered Feb. 9 to say goodbye and seek much-needed closure from the tragic loss. Schools, organizations and a number of businesses in […]

by pmnationtalk on February 10, 201793 Views

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Assembly of First Nations National Chief Perry Bellegarde Says Access to Clean Drinking Water a Basic Human Right

Assembly of First Nations National Chief Perry Bellegar de Says Access to Clean Drinking Water a Basic Human Right February 9, 2017 (Ottawa, ON) – The Assembly of First Nations (AFN) National Chief Perry Bellegarde issued the following statement today regarding the David Suzuki Foundation report on First Nations drinking water in Ontario titled Glass […]

by ahnationtalk on February 9, 2017157 Views

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Barry Christoff, Vice-President of Indigenous Governance for the Institute on Governance

Release Date: February 9, 2017 NationTalk speaks with Barry Christoff, Vice-President of Indigenous Governance for the Institute on Governance (IOG). Barry is a member of Saulteau First Nations in northeastern British Columbia. The Institute is launching a five-part dialogue series “Characteristics of a Nation-to Nation Relationship,” in partnership with Canadians for a New Partnership. The […]

by pmnationtalk on February 9, 2017386 Views

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The Daily Thursday, February 9, 2017

New Housing Price Index, December 2016 The New Housing Price Index (NHPI) edged up 0.1% in December compared with the previous month, largely reflecting price increases in Ontario and Alberta. Prices have risen at the national level for 21 consecutive months. Continue reading Crude oil and natural gas: Supply and disposition, November 2016 Canada produced […]

by pmnationtalk on February 9, 201768 Views

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The Daily Wednesday, February 8, 2017

Population size and growth in Canada: Key results from the 2016 Census, Today, Statistics Canada provides Canadians with a first glimpse of the latest national statistical portrait with results of the 2016 Census count on population and dwellings. Continue reading NT3

by pmnationtalk on February 8, 201787 Views

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PDAC 2017 Convention brings Aboriginal communities and industry together

PDAC 2017 Convention brings Aboriginal communities and industry together Toronto, February 8, 2017 – Canada’s mineral exploration and mining community will gather in Toronto from March 5 to 8 for the annual Prospectors & Developers Association of Canada (PDAC) Convention. A highlight of the PDAC Convention is the Aboriginal Program that provides an important platform […]

by pmnationtalk on February 8, 2017124 Views

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The Daily Tuesday, February 7, 2017

Canadian international merchandise trade, December 2016 Canada’s merchandise trade balance with the world recorded its second consecutive monthly surplus, narrowing from a revised $1.0 billion in November to $923 million in December. Exports were up 0.8% while imports increased 1.0%. Continue reading Chain Fisher real export and import values, December 2016 The monthly chain Fisher […]

by pmnationtalk on February 7, 201783 Views

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