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Airport approach lighting consultation – Iqaluit

03 April 2017 Public Service Announcement Airport approach lighting consultation – Iqaluit The Department of Economic Development and Transportation is holding a public consultation to discuss replacing the lighting system on the end of the runway at the Iqaluit International Airport. The current system has reached the end of its lifespan, is difficult to maintain […]

by pmnationtalk on April 3, 201776 Views

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Cross-Cultural Roundtable on Security Renewed

From Public Safety Canada Members of diverse Canadian communities gathered in Ottawa on March 25 and 26, as the Government of Canada renewed its Cross-Cultural Roundtable on Security (CCRS). The CCRS brings together cultural leaders who have extensive experience in social and cultural matters, to engage in long-term dialogue on national security-related topics. The CCRS […]

by ahnationtalk on April 3, 201774 Views

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Agreement solidifies relationship with McLeod Lake

April 3, 2017 MCLEOD LAKE – British Columbia and the McLeod Lake Indian Band today celebrated an agreement to strengthen their government-to-government relationship while supporting economic development opportunities. The government-to-government agreement creates a consultation process between the band and the Province for natural-resource development and wildlife management, and supports the social and economic well-being of the […]

by ahnationtalk on April 3, 201753 Views

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Speech – World Economic Forum and Canadian Association of New York (CANY)

Speech by the Honourable Bill Morneau, P.C., M.P. Check against delivery Hello and thank you for joining me here today. I’d first like to thank Jean-Pierre Rosso, Jonathon Cini and the World Economic Forum team who helped organize this luncheon. I want to thank Consul General Phyllis Yaffe, as well as Ken Ottenbreit from CANY […]

by pmnationtalk on April 3, 201754 Views

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NTI Board of Directors Rejects Bill

The Nunavut Tunngavik Inc. (NTI) Board of Directors voted unanimously to call on the Legislative Assembly of Nunavut to reject Bill 37, the proposed legislation that contains amendments to the Government of Nunavut’s (GN) Education Act and the Inuit Language Protection Act. The NTI Board of Directors passed the resolution during their meeting in Arviat […]

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FSIN: Oliver Cameron Devoted his Life to Betterment of First Nations People

The Federation of Sovereign Indigenous Nation’s Executive, Elders, Veterans, Staff and Senate extend their condolences to the family of Oliver Cameron, who passed away suddenly on March 29. Cameron, best known as OC throughout the territories, was born on November 17, 1944 on the Beardy’s & Okemasis First Nation. He grew up on Beardy’s and […]

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Border tax might damage American economy more than Canada’s: Morneau – CP

Source: The Canadian Press Apr 3, 2017 OTTAWA _ Canada’s finance minister is warning business leaders in New York that a proposed U.S. border tax threatens to make both countries poorer _ and might even hurt Americans more. In an appearance Monday at a World Economic Forum event, Bill Morneau cautioned that a tariff-like tax would hurt […]

by ahnationtalk on April 3, 201739 Views

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Acadian federation wants electoral boundaries restored or will take court action – CP

Source: The Canadian Press Apr 3, 2017  By Keith Doucette THE CANADIAN PRESS HALIFAX _ The Acadian Federation of Nova Scotia is warning the province’s Liberal government it will face legal action if an election is called before the electoral map is redrawn to restore three so-called protected ridings eliminated in 2012. The federation said Monday it […]

by ahnationtalk on April 3, 201742 Views

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Revised ILO MNE Declaration will help promote indigenous peoples’ rights

Positive engagement by businesses with indigenous and tribal peoples in line with the MNE Declaration could lead to stronger relationships, less conflict and new opportunities in ensuring inclusive and sustainable development for all. For the first time, the ILO Indigenous and Tribal Peoples Convention, 1989 (No. 169) was included in the revised Tripartite Declaration of […]

by ahnationtalk on April 3, 201731 Views

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Windsor law professor calls on Senator Beyak to educate herself about residential schools – CBC

Lynn Beyak said indigenous people ‘owe their lives’ to residential schools April 03, 2017 Valerie Waboose, an assistant law professor from the University of Windsor, is adding her voice to the growing chorus of Indigenous people calling on Senator Lynn Beyak to educate herself on the legacy of residential schools in Canada. Earlier this month, Beyak criticized the Truth […]

by pmnationtalk on April 3, 201748 Views

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Qalipu FN: Message from the Chief – March 31 2017

After nearly a decade from the time the Agreement to create our first nation was signed, the Qalipu enrolment process recently culminated in the mailout of 101,000 decision letters. By now members and applicants should have received a letter from the Enrolment Committee. I am aware that there are some people who are still waiting. […]

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Budget tackles social deficit – Kelowna Daily Courier

April 03, 2017 Budget 2017 recognizes that it is the right time to make investments in the economy and people to drive growth and build resilient communities. For too long, the growing social deficit has been overlooked, leaving municipalities without the resources to adequately plan for and address critical shortages like affordable housing and public […]

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Budget 2017: Building a Strong Middle Class in Whitehorse

March 31, 2017 – Whitehorse, Yukon – Department of Finance Canada Budget 2017 is the next step in the Government’s long-term plan to create jobs and strengthen the middle class. Canada is home to a well-educated and highly skilled workforce, but as the demands of the workplace change, so too must the education and skills […]

by pmnationtalk on April 3, 201737 Views

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Capital Voices: ‘I’m in trouble and I don’t know what I did’ – Ottawa Citizen

April 3, 2017 “I’m Inuk and I haven’t even been living here for two years yet. It’s not my first time living in a city, but I often run into funny situations where people aren’t understanding me because of my Inuit communication style. “When I was about 14, I was living in Montreal. I was […]

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CBC Montreal launches Montreapolis podcast – CBC

Host Steve Rukavina delves deep into the lives and experiences of 8 people making modern Montreal Apr 03, 2017 For Montreal’s 375th year, CBC Montreal brings you Montreapolis — an eight-part podcast series featuring people who are making modern Montreal. The series, hosted by journalist Steve Rukavina, presents candid conversations with Montrealers from across the […]

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Ms. Mavis Cli-Michaud appointed as Chair of the Mackenzie Valley Land and Water Board

March 31, 2017     Ottawa, ON        Indigenous and Northern Affairs Canada The Hon. Carolyn Bennett, Minister of Indigenous and Northern Affairs, has appointed Ms. Mavis Cli-Michaud as Chair of the Mackenzie Valley Land and Water Board (MVLWB). Ms. Cli-Michaud, whose appointment is for a period of 3 years, was selected from a pool of […]

by pmnationtalk on April 3, 201745 Views

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Minister Joly Addresses Cultural Diversity in a Digital World at the Inaugural Cultural Meeting of G7 Countries

FLORENCE, Italy, March 30, 2017 The Honourable Mélanie Joly, Minister of Canadian Heritage, participated in the inaugural Meeting of G7 Culture Ministers, which concluded yesterday, in Florence, Italy. This meeting marks an important milestone in laying the foundations for greater international cooperation in the sector. Ministers of culture and important cultural leaders of the G7 […]

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Voters in five federal ridings select new MPs in byelections today – CP

Source: The Canadian Press Apr 3, 2017  OTTAWA _ The federal political parties will put their popularity to the test today in five byelections. There are two seats up for grabs in Alberta, two in Ontario and one in Quebec, all of which were held by high-profile politicians. One of the Calgary ridings was previously held by […]

by ahnationtalk on April 3, 201742 Views

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Keith Goulding New Band Manager at Qalipu First Nation

March 29, 2017 The Qalipu First Nation is pleased to announce the appointment of Keith Goulding to the position of Band Manager effective April 1, 2017. Reporting to Chief and Council, Goulding will be responsible for oversight and management of Band business and programs, including management of Qalipu staff at four office locations. Randy Drover, […]

by pmnationtalk on March 31, 201791 Views

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2016 Ontario Public Sector Salaries Disclosed

Making it Easier for Ontarians to Access Data and Information March 31, 2017 11:00 A.M. Treasury Board Secretariat The government has released the salaries of Ontario Public Service and broader public sector employees who were paid $100,000 or more in 2016. In keeping with Ontario’s commitment to openness and transparency, the government is releasing the […]

by pmnationtalk on March 31, 201767 Views

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Alberta’s Notley says talks will precede any decision on apology for ’60s Scoop – CP

Source: The Canadian Press Mar 31, 2017  EDMONTON _ Premier Rachel Notley says Alberta can’t commit to any formal apology to indigenous families over the ’60s Scoop without discussion on the best way to make any such gesture meaningful. But she acknowledges what happened was traumatic with effects on families that reverberate today and need to be […]

by ahnationtalk on March 31, 201783 Views

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MLA Report – March 31, 2017 – Thompson Citizen

Summits promoting northern investment and economic diversification March 31, 2017 After a decade of debt, we are keeping our campaign promise to fix the province’s finances, including finding efficiencies within government, increasing revenues by removing red tape to make the province more attractive to business investment, and by listening to Manitobans. To promote investment and […]

by pmnationtalk on March 31, 201782 Views

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NAN Welcomes CHRT Decision

THUNDER BAY, ON (March 30, 2017): Nishnawbe Aski Nation (NAN) Grand Chief Alvin Fiddler welcomes yesterday’s ruling by the Canadian Human Rights Tribunal (CHRT) supporting NAN’s submissions for immediate relief, and congratulating NAN’s agreements with the Government of Canada on child welfare reform as “carriers of hope”. “I am pleased that the Tribunal has accepted […]

by pmnationtalk on March 31, 201758 Views

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New! Q & A about Qalipu Enrolment Appeals Process re: “Additional Grounds”

March 31, 2017 Q:  I already submitted my appeal notice, but I would like to submit another reason to support my appeal.  Can I do this and what is the process? A: Yes, you can submit another reason for appeal if you already submitted your appeal notice.  To submit another reason for appeal, please note […]

by pmnationtalk on March 31, 201753 Views

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Annual Meeting of the OECD LEED Forum on Partnerships and Local Development – 10th-11th April 2017, in Prague, Czech Republic

28/03/2017 – Local economic and employment development is crucial to building more productive economies and inclusive societies. Exploring how local partnerships between public agencies, businesses and civil society groups can boost local dynamism will be at heart of the annual meeting of the OECD LEED Forum on Partnerships and Local Development to be held on 10-11 […]

by pmnationtalk on March 31, 201759 Views

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Winnipeg artist sews TRC’s calls to action into Canadian flags – CBC

Helene Vosters will stitch 94 of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission’s recommendations onto 58 flags Mar 31, 2017 A Winnipeg artist is stitching together pieces of Canada’s past with an iconic symbol in hopes of creating a better future. Helene Vosters is sewing the Truth and Reconciliation Commission’s 94 calls to action into 58 Canadian […]

by ahnationtalk on March 31, 201757 Views

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NUPGE: Saskatchewan government not listening to northerners

“If government has any respect for northerners’ right to make choices about northern education, this is the time to show it. Imposing decisions that run contrary to the needs of local people is not a responsible way forward.” — Bob Bymoen, SGEU President Regina (29 March 2017) — The government of Saskatchewan continues to ignore […]

by pmnationtalk on March 31, 201751 Views

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Senator displays ‘inexplicable resistance’ – The Chronicle Journal

March 31, 2017 Thunder Bay-Rainy River MP Don Rusnak remains in “shock and disappointment” over controversial residential school comments made by a Canadian senator and is urging her to meet with indigenous representatives. The chairman of the Liberal indigenous caucus continued to respond to remarks made by Sen. Lynn Beyak earlier this month that the […]

by ahnationtalk on March 31, 201748 Views

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Three Iqaluit council candidates pitch deficit-reduction strategies – NunatsiaqOnline

March 31, 2017 The first in our city council byelection profile series Iqaluit’s municipal by-election to fill two vacant seats on city council, set for April 10, has drawn a diverse crop of candidates with different views on how to tackle the Nunavut capital’s looming challenges, starting with the city’s deficit. The two winning candidates […]

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Education, diversity welcomed by industry in budget – Daily Commercial News

Mar 31, 2017 During his 2017 federal budget speech, Finance Minister Bill Morneau alluded to the fact Canadian families are worried about the future, worried what opportunities lie ahead for their children and what the workforce will look like. For Paul de Jong, president of the Progressive Contractors Association of Canada, the federal government aims […]

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Commission on the Status of Women calls for empowerment of indigenous women

UNITED NATIONS, 27 March 2017 – The Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues, an expert body of the United Nations, welcomed the focus on the empowerment of indigenous women at the 61st session of the Commission on the Status of Women, held at UN Headquarters in New York from 13 to 24 March. “The tireless participation […]

by pmnationtalk on March 31, 201749 Views

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B.C. government urged to ban trophy hunting of grizzly bears

HSI/Canada, Pacific Wild and middle school students unite to protect wildlife in the lead-up to the provincial election Humane Society International/Canada, Pacific Wild and middle school students from Glenlyon Norfolk school are calling on the B.C. government to implement a complete ban on the trophy hunting of grizzly bears in British Columbia, and to implement […]

by ahnationtalk on March 31, 201739 Views

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AFN National Chief Perry Bellegarde Releases Survey on National Aboriginal Languages Day Showing Majority of Canadians Support Efforts to Preserve, Protect and Revitalize Indigenous Languages

March 31, 2017 AFN National Chief Perry Bellegarde Releases Survey on National Aboriginal Languages Day Showing Majority of Canadians Support Efforts to Preserve, Protect and Revitalize Indigenous Languages (Ottawa, ON) – On March 31, National Aboriginal Languages Day, Assembly of First Nations (AFN) National Chief Perry Bellegarde released results of a national survey showing that […]

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Tripartite Framework Agreement to provide sustainable future for Kashechewan First Nation

March 31, 2017 Kashechewan, ON Indigenous and Northern Affairs Canada The Governments of Canada and Ontario are committed to working with First Nation partners to promote healthy and prosperous First Nation communities. Today, the governments of Canada and Ontario, the Nishnawbe Aski Nation (NAN), and the Kashechewan First Nation announced the signing of a Framework […]

by pmnationtalk on March 31, 201752 Views

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Public meetings to discuss beer and wine store plebiscites

March 30, 2017 Public Service Announcement Public meetings to discuss beer and wine store plebiscites The Department of Finance is holding public meetings in Rankin Inlet and Cambridge Bay to discuss the upcoming non-binding beer and wine store plebiscites that will take place in both communities. Please join the public meetings in Rankin Inlet, on […]

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Minister hosts Open Government community meetings

YELLOWKNIFE (March 30, 2017) – Minister Responsible for Public Engagement and Transparency Louis Sebert wants to hear from the public about how we can make the Government of the Northwest Territories more open. As part of its work to develop an open government policy, Minister Sebert will host open houses in the following communities: Fort […]

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Alta Liberal Leadership – CP

Source: The Canadian Press – Broadcast wire Mar 31, 2017  CALGARY – The Alberta Liberals say two candidates in Calgary have stepped forward to run for the party leadership. The candidates will be officially introduced after they get their paperwork filled out but radio station CFFR says sources have said they are Kerry Cundal and David Khan. […]

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BR Election BC Review – CP

Source: The Canadian Press – Broadcast wire Mar 31, 2017  VICTORIA – Less than two weeks before a provincial election is called in British Columbia, a special prosecutor has been appointed to advise the R-C-M-P over possible violations of the province’s Election Act. The Criminal Justice Branch said yesterday Vancouver lawyer David Butcher will help the Mounties […]

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New Lutsel K’e chief is First Nation’s youngest leader ever – CBC

30-year-old Darryl Boucher-Marlowe says community needs more jobs Mar 31, 2017 The new 30-year-old chief of the Lutsel K’e Dene First Nation in N.W.T. says he was encouraged to run for election by the youth and elders in his community. Darryl Boucher-Marlowe is the youngest person ever elected as chief of Lutsel K’e First Nation. […]

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Provincial budget 2017-2018 : Reactions from Quebec Native Women

Kahnawake, March 29, 2017 – Following the announcement of the 2017-2018 Quebec provincial budget, Quebec Native Women (QNW) agrees with the Government of Quebec that there has been a deficit in the services provided to Indigenous peoples in the province. QNW would like to highlight the badly needed increase in financial contribution to improve certain […]

by ahnationtalk on March 30, 201756 Views

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Minister of Finance of Québec – A Solid Economy and Concrete Measures to Improve the Quality of Life for All Quebecers; An Unprecedented Plan with $3.4 Billion for Educational Success and Measures to Satisfy Labour Market Needs…

2017-03-28 Press release No. 1 – Québec Economic Plan – March 2016 – A Solid Economy and Concrete Measures to Improve the Quality of Life for All Quebecers | PDF version | Version HTML | 2017-03-28 Press release No. 2 – Québec Economic Plan – March 2016 – An Unprecedented Plan with $3.4 Billion for Educational Success and […]

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The Government of Canada Announces Funding for Child and Family Services Support for First Nations in Ontario

March 30, 2017     Sudbury, Ontario        Indigenous and Northern Affairs Canada The well-being of Indigenous children and families is a priority for the Government of Canada. We are taking action and working in partnership to help ensure that children receive the health and social services they need, when they need it. Today the Honourable […]

by pmnationtalk on March 30, 201771 Views

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The Wigwam Conspiracy: why are Canada 150’s Indigenous people stuck in time? – CBC

In the midst of a party celebrating Canadian civilization, Indigenous peoples appear as static stereotypes “Exile is more than a geographical concept,” he said. ”You can be an exile in your homeland, in your own house, in a room.” — Mahmoud Darwish The wigwam conspiracy A common theme in Canada’s 2017 celebrations is the inclusion […]

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First Nations in Quebec Stand in the Way of the Energy East Pipeline

WENDAKE, QC, March 29, 2017 – On the occasion of the visit to Montreal (Mohawk Territory) of the Expert Panel mandated to modernize the National Energy Board (NEB), the Assembly of First Nations Quebec-Labrador (AFNQL) wishes to reiterate that First Nations in Quebec firmly opposed TransCanada’s Energy East pipeline by way of resolution in June 2016. […]

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Ontario’s Provincial Advocate for Children and Youth urges legislative committee to seize historic opportunity to create fundamental change

TORONTO, March 30, 2017 – The Office of the Provincial Advocate for Children and Youth and young people called on an all-party legislative committee to accept their amendments to strengthen a bill that would affect every child and youth who receives or is seeking government services and programs. This includes young people connected to child […]

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BC Assembly of First Nations Chiefs-in-Assembly call for General Election of the Regional Chief

SECWEPEMC TERRITORY (KAMLOOPS, BC), March 29, 2017  – On March 27, 2017 at the BC Assembly of First Nations (BCAFN) Special Chiefs Assembly, the Chiefs-in-Assembly voted on a number of Resolutions to guide the organization following the resignation of Shane Gottfriedson as Regional Chief. In January 2017, the BCAFN Board of Directors passed a motion […]

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Media Advisory: Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Finance to Visit Whitehorse to Discuss Budget 2017

Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Finance Ginette Petitpas Taylor will participate in roundtables with stakeholders from the housing and education sectors to discuss Budget 2017 investments during a visit to Whitehorse, on Friday, March 31, 2017. A media availability will follow. Friday, March 31, 2017 Media Availability 10:00 a.m. (local time) Location Kwanlin Dün […]

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NB Welfare Privacy – CP

Source: The Canadian Press – Broadcast wire Mar 30, 2017  FREDERICTON – The New Brunswick government is being accused of withholding social assistance benefits from a woman who refuses to divulge the name of her children’s father. David Coon, leader of the provincial Green party, says he is appalled the Social Development Department is invading the privacy […]

by ahnationtalk on March 30, 201762 Views

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PBO: Cost Estimate for Bill C-274: An Act to amend the Income Tax Act (transfer of small business or family farm or fishing corporation)

Get the report Cost Estimate for Bill C-274 An Act to amend the Income Tax Act (transfer of small business or family farm or fishing corporation).pdf Summary Bill C-274 was a private member’s bill that sought to facilitate the transfer of small businesses or family farms, or fishing operations, between members of the same family, […]

by pmnationtalk on March 30, 201747 Views

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Ministerial Statement – Minister Bennett Highlights Investor Relation Work and United Nations Commission on the Status of Women

March 30, 2017 The following statement was given today in the House of Assembly by the Honourable Cathy Bennett, Minister of Finance and President of Treasury Board, and Minister Responsible for the Status of Women: Mr. Speaker, I rise in this Honourable House to provide some highlights of my recent trip to New York as […]

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