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Canada, Ontario and Williams Treaties First Nations take first step towards a negotiated resolution of Alderville litigation

Negotiations to begin towards the joint resolution of longstanding treaty-related dispute March 27, 2017 – Ottawa, ON – Indigenous and Northern Affairs Canada, Ontario Ministry of Indigenous Relations and Reconciliation, Williams Treaties First Nations The Government of Canada, the Government of Ontario and the seven Williams Treaties First Nations today marked a historic milestone in the spirit of […]

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QUEbudget – CP

Source: The Canadian Press – Broadcast wire Mar 28, 2017  Quebec Finance Minister Carlos Leitao will table the province’s 2017-18 budget today and says it will be one of “confidence and optimism.” Leitao said earlier this month he will be tabling his third consecutive balanced budget. He is expected to reinvest heavily in health and education, two […]

by ahnationtalk on March 28, 201732 Views

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Nunavut Harvesters Support Program Relaunched

(March 27, 2017 –Iqaluit, Nunavut) Nunavut Tunngavik Inc. (NTI) Vice-President James Eetoolook announced today that the Nunavut Harvesters Support Program (NHSP) would be relaunched April 1, 2017. The purpose of NHSP is to preserve and advance Nunavut Inuit harvesting culture, heritage and traditional ways of life. The new programs include the Community Hunt Program and […]

by pmnationtalk on March 27, 201738 Views

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Dates announced for by-elections – Nunatsiavut Government

Nunatsiavut President Johannes Lampe announced today that Beneficiaries of the Labrador Inuit Land Claims Agreement residing in the constituencies of Canada and Nain will head to the polls on May 10 and May 19 respectively to fill two vacant seats in the Nunatsiavut Assembly. Nominations for the Constituency of Canada will close at 2 p.m. […]

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Property Assessment for the Northwest Territories General Taxation Area

YELLOWKNIFE (March 27, 2017) – Take notice that the Certified Assessment Roll, First Revision (2016 Assessment for 2017 Taxation) for the General Taxation Area of the Northwest Territories (NWT) can be inspected at the office of the Director of Assessment, Department of Municipal and Community Affairs, Government of the Northwest Territories, 5th floor, Northwest Tower, […]

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Speech by the Honourable Jim Carr, Canada’s Minister of Natural Resources: Assembly of First Nations’ National Energy Forum, Ottawa (March 23, 2017)

Thank you very much, Grand Chief [Perry Bellegarde, National Chief, Assembly of First Nations]. I’m very glad to be here to engage with you on issues that are so important to our communities and to Canada. And I want to thank the Assembly of First Nations for organizing a forum dedicated to shared prosperity in […]

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Budget 2017 helps build a strong Middle Class in Corner Brook

March 27, 2017 – Corner Brook, Newfoundland and Labrador – Department of Finance 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 […]

by pmnationtalk on March 27, 201733 Views

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KRG: A new initiative for the JBNQA Beneficiaries

Kuujjuaq, Québec, March 27, 2017 – The Kativik Regional Government (KRG) and Nunavik Parks are pleased to announce the new Nunavik Parks Beneficiary Access Initiative (NPBAI) established to encourage and facilitate access by beneficiaries of the James Bay and Northern Québec Agreement (JBNQA) to the different national parks in Nunavik. The NPBAI helps to reduce […]

by pmnationtalk on March 27, 201747 Views

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Advancing The Way Forward: Premier Ball Delivers Report Card and Next Phase of Actions

March 27, 2017 Today the Honourable Dwight Ball, Premier of Newfoundland and Labrador, delivered a report card on the first phase of initiatives launched last November as part of The Way Forward, and announced a new phase of actions for the coming year. Phase One, which was titled “Securing Our Footing” and included a six […]

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Newly elected First Nations chief promises action on former Winnipeg army base – CP

Source: The Canadian Press Mar 27, 2017 BLOODVEIN, Man. _ A man who wants to turn a former Winnipeg military base into a large indigenous business development has been elected chief of what is considered Manitoba’s largest First Nation. Glenn Hudson defeated incumbent Cindy Spence in last Friday’s election to become head of the Peguis First Nation, […]

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A pipeline, some rabbit traps, and a 300-year-old treaty – Thestar.com

March 27, 2017 Two indigenous men square off against Enbridge over pipeline work they say violates their treaty rights. Two Haudenosaunee men are facing a court injunction filed by Enbridge Inc. that they say is denying them their traditional hunting rights. Earlier this month, an Ontario Superior Court judge granted the injunction against Wayne Hill […]

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Letter: Racist comments on First Nations Hydro story ‘frustrating’ – Sudbury.com

Majority of comments reflect ignorance, racism that continues to affect Indigenous people On March 21, Sudbury.com published an article regarding the elimination of delivery fees for First Nations communities in Ontario. Given that there are many reserves in remote and rural locations struggling with access to basic social services coupled with very high costs of […]

by ahnationtalk on March 27, 201744 Views

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City project funding options, Aboriginal Housing Society plans; City Council preview – My Prince George Now

The Aboriginal Housing Society of Prince George will discuss its future projects with City Council at Monday night’s meeting. It’s still seeking a few permits before starting a 3-storey, 27 unit seniors home on Spruce Street. The Society is also seeking a property rezoning for a lot near 17th and Winnipeg before it can develop […]

by ahnationtalk on March 27, 201731 Views

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Alberta and Blackfoot Confederacy sign historic agreement

March 24, 2017 The Alberta government and Blackfoot Confederacy have signed a new relationship agreement that will have both parties working closely on shared priorities. The Blackfoot Confederacy includes three First Nations in southern Alberta – the Blood Tribe, also known as the Kainai First Nation, Piikani Nation and Siksika Nation. These Nations have about 25,000 […]

by pmnationtalk on March 27, 201772 Views

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Jean-Pierre Blais at the public hearing on applications to operate radio stations serving Indigenous Canadians in major urban markets

Gatineau (Quebec) March 27, 2017 Jean-Pierre Blais, Chairman Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission Scenario –   Introduction of Elder, Ms. Renaud, by CRTC Chairman Jean-Pierre Blais. Hello, ladies and gentlemen, and welcome to this public hearing. Before we start, I would like to invite Elder Monique Renaud, Métis of Algonquin and Huron-Wendat descent, to open this […]

by pmnationtalk on March 27, 201733 Views

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Media availability with Minister Bennett and the Assembly of Manitoba Chiefs on Child and Family Services

From Indigenous and Northern Affairs Canada Winnipeg – Please be advised that the Honourable Carolyn Bennett, Minister of Indigenous and Northern Affairs will make an announcement that supports Canada’s engagement on child and family services with Manitoba First Nations through its partnership with the Assembly of Manitoba Chiefs. Date: Monday, March 27, 2017 Time: 10:30 […]

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Polling shows hydro was No. 1 concern in Ontario long before relief announced – CP

Source: The Canadian Press Mar 27, 2017 By Allison Jones THE CANADIAN PRESS TORONTO _ Ontario’s government learned from its own polling that the rising cost of hydro was people’s top concern 10 months before the Liberals publicly acknowledged it and announced an eight-per-cent reduction on electricity bills. The government-commissioned polling from 2013 to 2016 _ examined […]

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Trudeau returns to byelection campaign trail, critics say he should stay away – CP

Source: The Canadian Press Mar 24, 2017 By Mike Blanchfied and Stephanie Levitz THE CANADIAN PRESS OTTAWA _ Advance voting began Friday in five federal byelections and the prime minister was back on the stump, appearing at an event for the Liberal candidate in an Ottawa-area riding. Justin Trudeau’s late afternoon visit to Ottawa-Vanier followed an event […]

by ahnationtalk on March 27, 201728 Views

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AFN National Chief Perry Bellegarde on U.S. Approval of the Keystone XL Pipeline

March 24, 2017 AFN National Chief Perry Bellegarde on U.S. Approval of the Keystone XL Pipeline (Ottawa, ON) – Assembly of First Nations (AFN) National Chief Perry Bellegarde issued the following statement in response to the announcement by United States President Donald Trump that his administration has approved the Keystone XL pipeline: “This is an […]

by pmnationtalk on March 26, 2017113 Views

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Ontario Regional Chief Isadore day Says ‘World Water day Means Meeting Basic Human Rights dnd Protecting Ontario’s Clean Water for Future Generations’

TORONTO, ON (March 21, 2017) – Tomorrow, March 22 is World Water Day. Since 1993, the United Nations has made this a day of to bring awareness to issues related to the future of water around the globe. Ontario alone has over one-fifth of the world’s fresh water. “Water Day reminds us that water is […]

by ahnationtalk on March 24, 201772 Views

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Media advisory – Community meeting on Métis Rights issues

FORT FRANCES, ON, March 24, 2017  – The Métis Nation of Ontario (MNO) is holding a half-day community meeting in Fort Frances for MNO citizens from Northwestern Ontario. The meeting will focus on Métis rights and outstanding claims in Northwestern Ontario. Time: Lunch will start at 12:00 pm and the meeting will run from 1:00 […]

by pmnationtalk on March 24, 201771 Views

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City of Calgary raises Treaty 7 flag at City Hall

Mayor Naheed Nenshi and Treaty 7 Chiefs joined together in a ceremony to raise the Treaty 7 flag at City Hall today. The ceremony acknowledged that Calgary, traditionally known as Moh’kinsstis, is situated on the traditional territory of the Treaty 7 Nations. The ceremony also blessed the shared journey between Indigenous and Non-Indigenous peoples with […]

by ahnationtalk on March 24, 201757 Views

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NTI Welcomes Some Parts of Federal Budget, Promotes Further Action

March 24, 2017 Nunavut Tunngavik Inc. (NTI) President Aluki Kotierk expressed modest optimism at portions of new funding promised in the federal budget released this week. Budget 2017 commits $240 million over 11 years for Nunavut housing. The budget proposes to invest $828.2 million over five years to improve health outcomes for First Nations and […]

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Message of Condolence on the Passing of Mr. William Rompkey

It is with deep sorrow that I learned of the passing of the Honourable Bill Rompkey. Mr. Rompkey served the people of Labrador as a Member of Parliament and Senator for over three decades. During those years, he played an integral role in promoting Labrador’s disinctiveness and uniqueness. He fought for Labrador to have its […]

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MNO President Froh welcomes investment in Métis self-government announced in federal budget

Métis Nation of Ontario (MNO) President Margaret Froh welcomed the announcements in the March 22 federal budget that will provide greater support for Métis families, communities and government within the Métis Nation of Ontario (MNO). The 2017 budget commits significant funding to build the governance capacity of the Métis National Council (MNC), the MNO, and […]

by ahnationtalk on March 24, 201761 Views

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NTI: President extends condolences on passing of Bill Rompkey

March 23, 2017 Nunatsiavut President Johannes Lampe says he was saddened to hear the news this week of the passing of former Labrador MP and Senator Bill Rompkey. “Mr. Rompkey was a long-time friend of Labrador and a strong advocate for Labrador Inuit and self-governance,” says President Lampe. “During his political career, and even after […]

by pmnationtalk on March 24, 201744 Views

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NAFC is Encouraged by the 2017 Federal Budget

OTTAWA, March 22, 2017 – The Federal Government released its strategy for “Building a Strong Middle Class” today that describes its focus on the middle class as central to strengthening and growing Canada’s economy. The President of the National Association of Friendship Centres, Mr. Christopher Sheppard is cautiously optimistic about the Government’s commitments to the urban […]

by pmnationtalk on March 24, 201738 Views

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Government of Canada to mark 100th anniversary of the Battle of Vimy Ridge

From Veterans Affairs Canada Minister of Veterans Affairs announces Government of Canada delegation to attend ceremonies in France to mark Vimy 100 March 24, 2017 – Ottawa – Veterans Affairs Canada The Honourable Kent Hehr, Minister of Veterans Affairs, today announced plans for an official Government of Canada delegation to travel to France to mark […]

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Despite increased federal funding, it will take a long time before drastic improvement seen in Sask. First Nations: Cameron – StarPhoenix

First Nations across the country received millions of dollars in new money in the federal budget released Wednesday. Bobby Cameron, Chief of the Federation of Sovereign Indigenous Nations, talked to reporters Thursday about what that budget — and the tight provincial budget also released on Wednesday — mean for Saskatchewan First Nations. $3.4 billion more […]

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Successful trip to Ottawa for Yukon premier

Yukon Premier Sandy Silver travelled to Ottawa this week. In support of Yukon First Nations, the premier took part in a water ceremony held in advance of the Peel Watershed appeal being heard by the Supreme Court of Canada on Wednesday morning. He was also there for the tabling of the federal budget and to […]

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CCRC: 2017 Federal Budget Analysis

To Build a “Strong, Fair Canada Built for Change” We Need Strong, Fair Childhoods Built for Change Canada aspires to be an innovation nation, a focus of the commercial and social investments in Federal Budget 2017. It’s a vision to create better livelihoods and an economy that thrives in a rapidly changing world. To get […]

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The Gap and the Needs are So Huge – AFN – Netnewsledger

23 March 2017 OTTAWA – Speaking in Ottawa, Assembly of First Nations National Chief Perry Bellegarde says that the money promised in Budget 2017 that the funds allocated are needed. “The gap and the needs are so huge,” says the National Chief. The promises made by the Liberal Government to end the water crisis in […]

by ahnationtalk on March 24, 201735 Views

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Minister hosts Open Government community meetings

YELLOWKNIFE (March 23, 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: Norman […]

by pmnationtalk on March 24, 201740 Views

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NDP: What they’re saying about Budget 2017

March 23rd, 2017 The Liberals had an opportunity in budget 2017 to build an economy that lifts everyone up, not just the few at the top. Unfortunately they decided to defend the interests of wealthy insiders and told everyday Canadians to take a back seat. “If you’re an infrastructure bankroller or a billionaire tax dodger, […]

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Budget 2017 Brings a Real and Fair Chance at Success to Winnipeg

March 24, 2017    Winnipeg, Manitoba    Employment and Social Development Canada Budget 2017 is the next step in the Government’s long-term plan to create jobs and strengthen the middle class. It places Canada’s skilled, talented and creative people at the heart of a more innovative economy. As the demands of the workplace change, so too […]

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Morneau on right track with budget, but more needs to be done: Dillon

TORONTO, ONTARIO–(March 24, 2017) – “Finance Minister Bill Morneau’s second budget addressees the changing economy, but does not deal with a number of issues that working Canadians are facing,” said Patrick Dillon, Business Manager of the Provincial Building and Construction Trades Council of Ontario (PBCTO). “The federal government is correct in recognizing that Canadians need […]

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Liberal caucus holds rare Friday meeting – The Globe and Mail

Mar. 24, 2017 The Liberal government is looking at many options for increasing tax revenue, but touching capital gains is not in the cards, Finance Minister Bill Morneau insists. The business community remains cautiously optimistic about the government’s fiscal plans, while the science community hopes new funding will help them lure researchers from the United […]

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Budget 2017 brings a real and fair chance at success to Vancouver

March 23, 2017 – Vancouver, British Columbia – Innovation, Science and Economic Development 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 […]

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RAIC welcomes federal investment in communities

OTTAWA, March 23, 2017 – This year’s budget continues the theme of investment in communities and the built environment that underpinned the 2016 budget. According to Michael Cox, President-Elect of the Royal Architectural Institute of Canada (RAIC), “This budget strives to be transformative for people, place and planet. Its promise is to invest in more […]

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Budget 2017 Brings a Real and Fair Chance at Success to Saint John

March 23, 2017   Saint John, New Brunswick    Employment and Social Development Canada Budget 2017 is the next step in the Government’s long-term plan to create jobs and strengthen the middle class. It places Canada’s skilled, talented and creative people at the heart of a more innovative economy. As the demands of the workplace change, […]

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Pipeline Safety, Indigenous Peoples, and Modernizing the National Energy Board (Speech)

From National Energy Board Speech to the Alberta Institute of Agrologists Alberta March 16, 2017 National Energy Board Chair/CEO Peter Watson Check against delivery Introduction I appreciate the opportunity to join you today and acknowledge that we are on the traditional lands of the Kootenay, Stoney, Blood, Peigan, Siksika and Tsuu T’ina First Nations peoples. […]

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Teamster Statement on Trudeau Budget

Laval, March 22, 2016 — Teamsters are satisfied with the Trudeau government’s second budget, which continues on the path laid out in the previous budget. “Workers and the middle class should benefit from this budget,” commented François Laporte, the President of Teamsters Canada. New measures to help Canadians keep their skills up to date are […]

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Liberals open to letting more private dollars pay for public services: Morneau – CP

Source: The Canadian Press Mar 23, 2017 By Jordan Press THE CANADIAN PRESS OTTAWA _ New federal government spending programs are being put to a new litmus test, Finance Minister Bill Morneau said Thursday _ whether or not they offer the potential for luring private-sector investment. Squeezed by deeper deficits, the Liberals only have so much fiscal […]

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First Nations need sufficient, predictable and sustained funding’: Madahbee

UOI OFFICES (Nipissing First Nation) March 23, 2017 – Anishinabek Nation Grand Council Chief Patrick Madahbee says that new fiscal relationships with First Nations are important for the federal government. “Sufficient, predictable and sustained funding is crucial for effective advocacy and participation in nation-to-nation relationships,” says Grand Chief Madahbee commenting on yesterday’s federal budget. “The […]

by ahnationtalk on March 23, 201742 Views

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GN reacts to the 2017 federal budget

Iqaluit, Nunavut (March 22, 2017) – Federal Finance Minister Bill Morneau has tabled the Government of Canada’s 2017 budget plan “Building a Strong Middle Class.” “Nunavut faces unique challenges, especially related to housing and energy,” said Finance Minister Keith Peterson. “We have encouraged the federal government to invest in these areas for some time. This […]

by pmnationtalk on March 23, 201750 Views

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$7 billion for child care, and other takeaways from Trudeau’s ‘woman-friendly’ budget – Chatelaine

The 2017 budget includes more flexibility around parental leave and $100 million aimed at getting a national strategy that prevents gender-based violence off the ground. In the past few weeks, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s government emphasized that the 2017 budget would have a focus on women. From a huge investment in child care to funds […]

by ahnationtalk on March 23, 201734 Views

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Federal budget: ‘How much is coming to Victoria?’ – Times Colonist

March 23, 2017 The federal government will create a $11.2-billion national housing strategy over the next decade, but critics say those who are struggling to find housing won’t see any of that money for years. In tabling his 2017 budget on Wednesday, Finance Minister Bill Morneau touted the housing spending as the “largest single commitment […]

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Policy, not words, needed to help First Nations – Medicine Hat News

March 23, 2017 Re: “Comments on residential schools were a slap in the face,” March 14 What a wonderful editorial comparing the Holocaust to Canada’s residential schools! I guess I already knew that exterminating over 6 million Jews was a major bad thing. What never crossed my mind until today was to compare that with […]

by ahnationtalk on March 23, 201739 Views

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FSIN: Federal Budget could Have A Positive Impact if Funding Doesn’t Get Held Up in the Bureaucracy

(Treaty 6 Territory, Saskatoon, SK) — The Federation of Sovereign Indigenous Nations Executive are optimistic about the the 2017 federal budget’s investments in First Nations education, health, justice and infrastructure. These investments could help to narrow the gap between First Nations and the rest of Canada if the funding flows efficiently and effectively out to […]

by pmnationtalk on March 23, 201753 Views

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MP Charlie Angus fears new money for Indigenous communities will have trouble getting ‘out the door’ – CBC

Meanwhile, Sudbury Liberal MP calls new investment towards Indigenous communities a ‘priority’ Mar 23, 2017 The federal government vows to spend $3.4 billion over five years on the critical needs of Indigenous communities, but there are doubts over whether all that money will come through. “It’s a good promise,” Timmins-James Bay MP Charlie Angus said. […]

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