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AFN Regional Chief Augustine Mourns Loss of Candace Stevens, Calls for Full and Thorough Investigation by Law Enforcement

November 2, 2018

(Eel Ground First Nations, NB): Assembly of First Nations (AFN) New Brunswick-Prince Edward Island Regional Chief Roger Augustine is calling for local police and RCMP to conduct a full and thorough investigation into the death of Candace Stevens, whose body was discovered on October 27 in Upper Derby, New Brunswick.

※My thoughts and prayers are with the family, the friends and the memory of Candace Stevens,§ said Regional Chief Augustine. ※The family has suffered a profound loss and they deserve answers. This is the second loss of an Indigenous woman in this area in the past two weeks, and this literally hits close to home as my First Nation is only about ten minutes away from where she was found. I am pressing the Fredericton Police and RCMP to conduct a full and thorough investigation. This must be a priority. I stand with the family.§

Candace Stevens was born in Saint John, NB and resided in Fredericton. She was the daughter of Alexander Stevens and the late Violet Abigosis. A visitation and memorial service was held earlier today.

The AFN is the national organization representing First Nations citizens in Canada.?Follow AFN on Twitter @AFN_Updates.

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Galen Augustine
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1-506-625-0030

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BCAFN congratulates the Ts?ilhqot’in Nation as they Forge A New Relationship with Canada https://www.google.com//430/story/bcafn-congratulates-the-ts%cc%82ilhqotin-nation-as-they-forge-a-new-relationship-with-canada Fri, 02 Nov 2018 19:55:14 +0000 /430/?post_type=video&p=350965 (Lheidli T*enneh Territory, Prince George, BC 每 Nov. 2, 2018) 每 The British Columbia Assembly of First Nations (BCAFN) would like to congratulate the people of the Ts?ilhqot’in Nation as they honour the truth to forge a new relationship with Canada. Prime Minister Justin Trudeau joins the Ts?ilhqot’in people in a healing event held today […]

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(Lheidli T*enneh Territory, Prince George, BC 每 Nov. 2, 2018) 每 The British Columbia Assembly of First Nations (BCAFN) would like to congratulate the people of the Ts?ilhqot’in Nation as they honour the truth to forge a new relationship with Canada. Prime Minister Justin Trudeau joins the Ts?ilhqot’in people in a healing event held today recognizing six Ts?ilhqot’in War Chiefs as heroes. The ceremony will acknowledge the wrongful hanging of the six Ts?ilhqot’in war chiefs in 1864 and 1865. Five chiefs were imprisoned, tried and executed in October 1864 after accepting an invitation to discuss terms of peace to end the Chilcotin War. A sixth chief was hanged the following year.

Through mutual agreement, the Ts?ilhqot’in, the province of BC, and Canada have come together to address the significant rift between them and begin the work that must occur around a troublesome history of injustice, misrepresentation and lack of recognition of First Nations people within the Ts?ilhqot’in territory and the nation.

The BCAFN fully support the Ts?ilhqot’in in their fight for justice for their ancestors and leaders. In order for justice to occur today, we must acknowledge the past where no justice was afforded to the six chiefs who were wrongfully murdered for simply protecting their people and territory. Canada must reconcile it*s horrible past and the injustices towards indigenous peoples of Canada. In order for true reconciliation to occur Canada must rectify past wrongs.

※We honour the six Chiefs who lost their lives for protecting their people, we hold our hands up to the Ts?ilhqot’in Chiefs today for continuing to fight for justice for their Chiefs,§ states Regional Chief Terry Teegee.

This is the first time in history a Canadian Prime Minister has visited the Ts?ilhqot’in Territory and he will be there to address the Ts?ilhqot’in people as he clears War Chiefs of any crimes. Earlier this year in March Trudeau stood in up in Parliament and apologized to the Ts?ilhqot’in Nation and exonerated the Chiefs.

For further information, contact:

Regional Chief Terry Teegee. Phone: (250) 299-2030. BC Assembly of First Nations

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Canada and Mississaugas of Scugog Island First Nation celebrate addition of lands https://www.google.com//430/story/canada-and-mississaugas-of-scugog-island-first-nation-celebrate-addition-of-lands Fri, 02 Nov 2018 19:50:54 +0000 /430/?post_type=video&p=350969 From: Indigenous Services Canada November 2, 2018 〞 Mississaugas of Scugog Island First Nation, Ontario 〞 Indigenous Services Canada Today, together with Mississaugas of Scugog Island Chief Kelly LaRocca, the Honourable Jane Philpott, Minister of Indigenous Services, celebrated the addition of lands to the Mississaugas of Scugog Island First Nation. Through a federal Order in […]

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From: Indigenous Services Canada

November 2, 2018 〞 Mississaugas of Scugog Island First Nation, Ontario 〞 Indigenous Services Canada

Today, together with Mississaugas of Scugog Island Chief Kelly LaRocca, the Honourable Jane Philpott, Minister of Indigenous Services, celebrated the addition of lands to the Mississaugas of Scugog Island First Nation.

Through a federal Order in Council, Mississaugas of Scugog Island First Nation recently obtained 13.13 hectares (32.445 acres) of additional land for their reserve, including mines and minerals for the use and benefit of Mississaugas of Scugog Island First Nation. The newly-added lands are adjacent to the First Nation*s existing reserve and located in the Township of Scugog, Municipality of Durham, approximately 13 kilometres from the town of Port Perry, Ontario.

With the addition of these lands, the First Nation will be exploring housing and development opportunities for its members.

Quotes

※Congratulations to Chief LaRocca and the Mississaugas of Scugog Island First Nation on the addition of lands to your community. I wish them great success in their development of these newly added lands, which will enable further growth and economic opportunities to benefit their community.§

The Honourable Jane Philpott, P.C., M.P
Minister of Indigenous Services

※After many years of hard work and determination, the Mississaugas of Scugog Island First Nation has achieved our Additions to Reserve process for two small pieces of land adjacent to our community. We look forward to working with the Federal Government to add much more land to Scugog First Nation, most notably through the recent negotiated settlement terms of the Williams Treaties claim. Scugog First Nation members will decide what is best for these two new pieces to our reserve, and we hope this is a first of many lands to be added back to our Scugog First Nation community in the near future.§

Chief Kelly LaRocca
Mississaugas of Scugog Island First Nation

Quick facts

  • Mississaugas of Scugog Island First Nation is located 42 kilometres southwest of Peterborough at the north end of Scugog Island in Lake Scugog, adjacent to the town of Port Perry.
  • The Framework Agreement on First Nation Land Management provides a mechanism for First Nations to opt-out of the lands-related sections of the Indian Act and take on the full administration of their lands, environment, and natural resources.? This includes lawmaking powers as well as full liability for all acts and omissions.
  • As a signatory of the Framework Agreement on First Nation Land Management, Mississaugas of Scugog Island First Nation has asserted jurisdiction and control over land, environment and resource management.

Associated links

Contacts

Rachel Rappaport
Press Secretary
Office of the Honourable Jane Philpott
Minister of Indigenous Services
819-934-2796

Media Relations
Indigenous Services Canada
819-953-1160
SAC.media.ISC@canada.ca

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SK Government: Inquest Into The Death Of Brydon Whitstone https://www.google.com//430/story/sk-government-inquest-into-the-death-of-brydon-whitstone Fri, 02 Nov 2018 19:47:57 +0000 /430/?post_type=video&p=350968 November 2, 2018 The public inquest into the death of Brydon Whitstone will take place from December 3-7, 2018, at Court of Queen*s Bench in Battleford, Saskatchewan. The first day of the inquest is scheduled to begin at 10 a.m., with remaining start times to be determined by the presiding coroner. Whitstone, 22, was fatally […]

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November 2, 2018

The public inquest into the death of Brydon Whitstone will take place from December 3-7, 2018, at Court of Queen*s Bench in Battleford, Saskatchewan.

The first day of the inquest is scheduled to begin at 10 a.m., with remaining start times to be determined by the presiding coroner.

Whitstone, 22, was fatally shot on October 21, 2017 in an altercation with RCMP in North Battleford.

Section 19 of The Coroners Act, 1999, states that the Chief Coroner may direct that an inquest be held into the death of any person.

The Saskatchewan Coroners Service is responsible for the investigation of all sudden, unexpected deaths. The purpose of an inquest is to establish who died, when and where that person died and the medical cause and manner of death. The coroner*s jury may make recommendations to prevent similar deaths.

Coroner Robert Kennedy will preside at the inquest.

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For more information, contact:

Noel Busse
Justice
Regina
Phone: 306-787-8959
Email: noel.busse@gov.sk.ca

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Government of Canada announces judicial appointments in the province of Ontario https://www.google.com//430/story/government-of-canada-announces-judicial-appointments-in-the-province-of-ontario-4 Fri, 02 Nov 2018 19:43:39 +0000 /430/?post_type=video&p=350967 From: Department of Justice Canada November 2, 2018 每 Ottawa, Ontario 每 Department of Justice Canada The Honourable Jody Wilson-Raybould, Minister of Justice and Attorney General of Canada, today announced the following appointments under the new judicial application process introduced on October 20, 2016. The new process emphasizes transparency, merit, and diversity, and will?continue to […]

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From: Department of Justice Canada

November 2, 2018 每 Ottawa, Ontario 每 Department of Justice Canada

The Honourable Jody Wilson-Raybould, Minister of Justice and Attorney General of Canada, today announced the following appointments under the new judicial application process introduced on October 20, 2016. The new process emphasizes transparency, merit, and diversity, and will?continue to ensure the appointment of jurists who meet the highest standards of excellence and integrity.

The Honourable James Stribopoulos, a judge of the Ontario Court of Justice, is appointed a judge of the Ontario Superior Court of Justice in Brampton. He replaces Justice D.G. Price, who elected to become a supernumerary judge effective July 30, 2018.

Michael T. Doi, a Legal Director with the Ministry of the Attorney General of Ontario, is appointed a judge of the Ontario Superior Court of Justice in Brampton. He fills a new position created under Bill C-74, the Budget Implementation Act, 2018, No. 1.

Erika Chozik, a sole practitioner, is appointed a judge of the Ontario Superior Court of Justice in Brampton. She fills a new position created under Bill C-74, the Budget Implementation Act, 2018, No. 1.

Susanne Boucher, Senior General Counsel with the Public Prosecution Service of Canada, is appointed a judge of the Ontario Superior Court of Justice in Toronto. She replaces Justice A. Harvison Young, who was appointed to the Court of Appeal of Ontario on August 29, 2018.

Biographies

Justice James Stribopoulos earned a B.A. from York University and his LL.B. from Osgoode Hall Law School. Called to the Ontario Bar in 1996, he briefly practised criminal law before attending Columbia Law School, where he earned an LL.M. and graduated a James Kent Scholar. After a further period in practice, Justice Stribopoulos returned to Columbia, where he obtained his doctorate in law (J.S.D.).

In September 2013, Justice Stribopoulos was appointed a judge of the Ontario Court of Justice, presiding in Brampton. As a judge, he has been active in a variety of case management initiatives. He is also a founding member of the Peel Indigenous Education Committee.

Before being appointed a judge, Justice Stribopoulos was the Associate Dean and an Associate Professor at Osgoode Hall Law School. At Osgoode, he taught courses and seminars focused on criminal justice and the litigation process. He was also the Academic Director of the law school*s part-time LL.M. program specializing in criminal law and procedure. Since becoming a judge, Justice Stribopoulos has remained active in legal education. He continues to teach at Osgoode as an adjunct professor. He also helps organize 每 and regularly gives presentations at 每 continuing legal education programs for both judges and lawyers, both within Ontario and across Canada.

Justice Stribopoulos has published extensively over the years, with a particular focus on the Charter*s impact on the criminal justice system. More recently, he co-authored Criminal Procedure in Canada, 2nd edition (LexisNexis, 2018), and co-edited To Ensure that Justice is Done: Essays in Memory of Marc Rosenberg (Thomson Reuters, 2017).

Justice Stribopoulos began his legal career articling for John Rosen. He practised criminal law, initially with Fleming, Breen, and eventually as a partner with Kapoor & Stribopoulos. As a trial and appellate lawyer, he appeared before all levels of court.

Justice Michael Doi obtained a B.A. in history and political science from the Royal Military College of Canada, an LL.B. from the University of Windsor, an LL.M. from the University of London (London School of Economics), and a J.D. from the University of Detroit. He was called to the Ontario Bar in 1995.

Prior to his appointment, he served with the Ministry of the Attorney General of Ontario, most recently as Director of the Financial Services Commission Legal Branch. He also served as Deputy Director 每 Litigation at the Community Safety and Correctional Services Legal Branch, and before that as Counsel with the Constitutional Law Branch.?? Before joining the Ministry, he practised with a firm in Toronto, and before that served as a military lawyer.

Over the course of his career, he has volunteered with several legal and community organizations including as President of the Federation of Asian Canadian Lawyers (Ontario), Chair of the Prosecutors* Network at the Advocates* Society, Vice-Chair of the Momiji Health Care Society, and Vice-President of the National Association of Japanese Canadians (Toronto). He also has taught constitutional law at Osgoode Hall Law School and at the University of Toronto, Faculty of Law.

He is married to Julia, who is a lawyer. They have two daughters, who keep them young at heart.

Justice Erika Chozik earned a B.A. (with distinction) from the University of Toronto in 1991 and graduated from the Faculty of Law, Queen*s University, in 1995. She was called to the Ontario Bar in 1997. Prior to her appointment, Justice Chozik practised principally in the area of criminal law, as both a Crown counsel and a defence lawyer. While her practice in recent years focused primarily on appellate work, Justice Chozik has appeared in all levels of court.

Throughout her legal career, Justice Chozik has been devoted to helping vulnerable individuals gain access to justice. She has served in numerous leadership roles for different volunteer organizations, most recently as the Vice-Chair of the Pro Bono Inmate Appeal Program. In this role, Justice Chozik has helped many incarcerated and unrepresented individuals pursue their appeals before the Ontario Court of Appeal. She has also volunteered with Pro Bono Ontario*s Education Law Project, representing children who are facing expulsion or suspension from school.

As a young girl, Justice Chozik fled to Canada with her family as a refugee from the former Soviet Union. She is a passionate believer in Canada and everything it offers to new Canadians and the world. While she now makes her home in Toronto, she has also lived in Montreal, Kingston and North Bay.

Outside the practice of law, Justice Chozik is the proud mother of four wonderful children with her husband, Scott.

Justice Susanne Boucher obtained her LL.B. (1996) and LL.M. (2002) from Osgoode Hall Law School in Toronto. After her call to the Ontario Bar in 1998, she practised for a year as defence counsel before joining the Public Prosecution Service of Canada (PPSC). Justice Boucher*s career with the PPSC involved the full range of criminal practice, including the prosecution of complex drug and Criminal Code cases, and the conduct of appeals in provincial and territorial appellate courts and the Supreme Court of Canada. Justice Boucher worked as counsel with the PPSC in Ontario (1999-2005), in Nunavut (2005-2012), and in the Northwest Territories (2012-2018), where she served as Chief Federal Prosecutor from 2016 to 2018. In 2018, she returned to Toronto after being appointed to the position of Senior General Counsel with the Ontario Regional Office. Justice Boucher*s time in Nunavut and the Northwest Territories provided her with valuable experience working with the Indigenous peoples and communities of the north.

Justice Boucher regularly contributes to educational programs for the legal profession. She teaches yearly at the PPSC*s School for Prosecutors and at Law Society programs on a wide variety of constitutional, substantive, procedural, ethical, and advocacy topics. She is the author of a search and seizure text and several papers published in professional development programs. She has also done significant volunteer work with the Law Societies of Nunavut and the Northwest Territories, and served as a Council member for the Federation of Law Societies of Canada, working on professional standards and insurance issues. In the broader community, Justice Boucher is an active volunteer with children*s sports activities, and was the vice president of Tennis NWT. She lives in Toronto with her family.

Quick facts

  • Since taking office, the Minister of Justice has made over 230 judicial appointments, including 100 in 2017 每 the most a Minister of Justice has made in one year in at least two decades. Of the individuals appointed, over half are women, eight are Indigenous, 20 identify as visible minorities, 13 identify as LGBTQ2, and three identify as persons with disabilities.
  • The Government of Canada is committed to promoting access to justice for all Canadians. To improve outcomes for Canadian families, Budget 2018 will provide funding of $77.2 million over four years to support the expansion of unified family courts, beginning in 2019-2020. This investment in the family justice system will create 39 new judicial positions in Alberta, Ontario, Nova Scotia, and Newfoundland and Labrador.
  • In addition, Budget 2018 provided funding for a further seven judicial positions in Saskatchewan and Ontario, at a cost of $17.1 million over five years.
  • The funding outlined in Budget 2018 comes on top of resources allocated under Budget 2017, which created 28 new judicial positions across the country.
  • In addition, the Government will invest $6 million over two years, beginning in 2018-2019, to support the judicial discipline process through which allegations of judicial misconduct are investigated. In this way, the Government will ensure that a robust process remains in place to allow Canadians to voice their concerns and submit complaints about judicial conduct to the Canadian Judicial Council and the Office of the Commissioner for Federal Judicial Affairs.
  • Federal judicial appointments are made by the Governor General, acting on the advice of the federal Cabinet and recommendations from the Minister of Justice.
  • The Judicial Advisory Committees across Canada play a key role in evaluating judicial applications. There are 17 Judicial Advisory Committees, with each province and territory represented.
  • Significant reforms to the role and structure of the Judicial Advisory Committees, aimed at enhancing the independence and transparency of the process, were announced on October 20, 2016. Sixteen Judicial Advisory Committees have been reconstituted to date.

Contacts

For more information, media may contact:

C谷lia Canon
Communications Advisor
Office of the Minister of Justice and Attorney General of Canada
613-862-3270

Media Relations
Department of Justice Canada
613-957-4207
media@justice.gc.ca

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Chevron Canada Limited Announces Execution of Additional Midstream Services for Development of the Duvernay Play https://www.google.com//430/story/chevron-canada-limited-announces-execution-of-additional-midstream-services-for-development-of-the-duvernay-play Fri, 02 Nov 2018 19:40:07 +0000 /430/?post_type=video&p=350966 Calgary, Alberta, November 2, 2018 — Chevron Canada Limited today announced it has executed agreements with Pembina Pipeline Corporation for additional midstream services in support of Chevron*s initial development program on its Duvernay leaseholdings in west-central Alberta. These agreements will increase the gross midstream capacity for Chevron*s Duvernay development to 200 million cubic feet per […]

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Calgary, Alberta, November 2, 2018 — Chevron Canada Limited today announced it has executed agreements with Pembina Pipeline Corporation for additional midstream services in support of Chevron*s initial development program on its Duvernay leaseholdings in west-central Alberta.

These agreements will increase the gross midstream capacity for Chevron*s Duvernay development to 200 million cubic feet per day of natural gas, 10,000 barrels per day of propane-plus liquids and 50,000 barrels per day of condensate.

※I am pleased to announce that Chevron Canada has achieved another key milestone in the Kaybob Duvernay Program that further strengthens our long-term position and competitiveness in this leading North American shale play,§ said Frank Cassulo, president, Chevron Canada Limited.

※This expanded midstream infrastructure will provide additional capacity to meet our growing gas-processing and liquids-handling needs in the Duvernay,§ added Cassulo.

Chevron Canada announced in November 2017 that it was moving into development in the East Kaybob area following a successful three-year appraisal program. The East Kaybob area comprises approximately 55,000 acres of Chevron*s operated position, which totals approximately 330,000 gross acres. It is anticipated approximately 250 wells will be drilled and completed in the initial development area.

Chevron is committed to safely and responsibly developing Canada*s energy resources, including collaboration with Indigenous peoples and local communities to build long-term trusting and mutually beneficial relationships related to the Kaybob Duvernay development.

Chevron has a net 70 percent operated interest in approximately 330,000 acres in the liquids-rich Duvernay formation near Fox Creek, approximately 260 km northwest of Edmonton. KUFPEC Canada Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Kuwait Foreign Petroleum Exploration Company, holds the remaining 30 percent nonoperated interest.

about chevron Canada

At Chevron Canada, we utilize our global resources to provide the energy that drives human progress. Coupled with our determination and ingenuity, we are meeting today’s complex energy challenges.

Since 1938, Chevron Canada Limited has been exploring for, developing, producing and marketing crude oil, natural gas and natural gas liquids. Headquartered in Calgary, Alberta, Chevron Canada has interests in oil sands projects and shale acreage in Alberta; exploration, development and production projects offshore Newfoundland and Labrador; a proposed liquefied natural gas (LNG) project and shale acreage in British Columbia; and exploration and discovered resource interests in the Beaufort Sea region of the Northwest Territories.

For more information about Chevron Canada, go to www.canada.chevron.com

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Government of Canada announces judicial appointments in the province of Saskatchewan https://www.google.com//430/story/government-of-canada-announces-judicial-appointments-in-the-province-of-saskatchewan Fri, 02 Nov 2018 19:34:08 +0000 /430/?post_type=video&p=350964 From: Department of Justice Canada November 2, 2018 每 Ottawa, Ontario 每 Department of Justice Canada The Honourable Jody Wilson-Raybould, Minister of Justice and Attorney General of Canada, today announced the following appointments under the new judicial application process introduced on October 20, 2016. The new process emphasizes transparency, merit, and diversity, and will continue […]

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From: Department of Justice Canada

November 2, 2018 每 Ottawa, Ontario 每 Department of Justice Canada

The Honourable Jody Wilson-Raybould, Minister of Justice and Attorney General of Canada, today announced the following appointments under the new judicial application process introduced on October 20, 2016. The new process emphasizes transparency, merit, and diversity, and will continue to ensure the appointment of jurists who meet the highest standards of excellence and integrity.

The Honourable Brian A. Barrington-Foote, a judge of Her Majesty*s Court of Queen*s Bench for Saskatchewan, is appointed a judge of the Court of Appeal for Saskatchewan. He fills a new position created under Bill C-74, the Budget Implementation Act, 2018, No. 1.

Brenda R. Hildebrandt, Q.C., a sole practitioner, is appointed a judge of Her Majesty*s Court of Queen*s Bench for Saskatchewan in Battleford. She replaces Justice G.N. Allbright, who elected to become a supernumerary judge effective August 31, 2016.

Charlene M. Richmond, a partner at Richmond Nychuk Barristers and Solicitors, is appointed a judge of Her Majesty*s Court of Queen*s Bench for Saskatchewan in Regina. She replaces Justice A.R. Rothery, who elected to become a supernumerary judge effective December 31, 2015.
Biographies

Justice Brian A. Barrington-Foote was appointed to the Saskatchewan Court of Queen*s Bench in April 2012. He has chaired the Court*s Innovation Committee, which promotes access to justice, and the Paralegal Committee, in addition to serving on the Court*s Civil Justice Committee and class action panel. He is also chair of the Judicial Advisory Committee for Saskatchewan.

Born in Vancouver, Justice Barrington-Foote holds a B.A. in history from Simon Fraser University and an LL.B. from the University of British Columbia. He was called to the British Columbia Bar in 1988, the Saskatchewan Bar in 1995, and the Alberta Bar in 2002.

Prior to becoming a judge, Justice Barrington-Foote practiced with law firms in Victoria, Calgary, and Regina. His practice focused on civil litigation, public law, and Aboriginal law. In Regina, he was a partner with McKercher McKercher & Whitmore (1995-2002) and with MacPherson Leslie & Tyerman (2002-2012). He acted for Saskatchewan and Alberta First Nations as general counsel, including in governance and commercial matters, consultation and Treaty rights, and general and specific claims. He appeared at all levels of court, including the Supreme Court of Canada.

Justice Barrington-Foote also devoted part of his legal career to public service in both British Columbia and Saskatchewan. From 1987 to 1992, he served as Deputy Minister of Justice and Deputy Attorney General for Saskatchewan. He was the lead legal advisor to Saskatchewan in M谷tis Self-Government Negotiations, the Aboriginal constitutional process mandated by the Constitution Act 1982, the Meech Lake negotiations, the Treaty Land Entitlement Framework Agreement negotiations, and the Canada每US Free Trade Agreement.

Justice Barrington-Foote was appointed Queen*s Counsel in 1988 and received the Saskatchewan Centennial Medal in 2005. In the community, he has served as a director and coach for Hockey Regina, a director of the United Way of Regina, a member of the Law Foundation of Saskatchewan, and on the provincial council of the Saskatchewan Branch of the Canadian Bar Association.

Justice Barrington-Foote and his wife, Linda Zarzeczny, Q.C., Assistant Deputy Attorney General for Saskatchewan, live in Regina. They have one adult son.

Justice Brenda R. Hildebrandt obtained her LL.B. from the University of Saskatchewan in 1983 and was called to the Saskatchewan Bar in 1984 after articling with Gauley & Co. in Saskatoon. Following 13 years with the firm, working primarily in health law and civil litigation, she moved to southeastern Saskatchewan and established a sole practice in addition to participating in a joint farming and ranching operation. Justice Hildebrandt served clients throughout Saskatchewan, with a focus on professional discipline. In addition, she obtained her LL.M. in health law from Osgoode Hall Law School in 2011.

A frequent lecturer for both the bar admission course and continuing professional development, Justice Hildebrandt served six years on the board of Saskatchewan Legal Education Society Inc. (SKLESI), holding the position of President during 2003-2004. She has also been published in the areas of health law and estate administration. In recognition of these contributions, she received the SKLESI Award for Excellence in Legal Education Development in December 2004. That same year, she was appointed Queen*s Counsel for Saskatchewan.

From 2013 until her appointment to the judiciary, Justice Hildebrandt was a Bencher of the Law Society of Saskatchewan, serving as President in 2015, when she moved her practice back to Saskatoon. Beginning in June 2016, she was also an adjudicator appointed to hear appeals pursuant to the Saskatchewan Employment Act.

Along with her professional commitments, Justice Hildebrandt has served on boards and committees of various charitable organizations and actively participated in her community, particularly in musical productions and fitness instruction.

Justice Charlene M. Richmond obtained her B.A. with distinction (1985) and her LL.B. with distinction (1988), both from the University of Saskatchewan. She articled with the Saskatchewan Department of Justice and went into private practice with the Merchant Law Group. In 1991, she co-founded a law firm, and was later joined in the firm by her spouse, Barry Nychuk, while she was expecting their first child. Twenty-seven years and four children later, the firm of Richmond Nychuk now boasts over a dozen lawyers and is well-known for both its family and criminal law representation.

Early in her career, Justice Richmond practised in the areas of criminal law, agricultural law (with an emphasis on debtor/creditor matters), and family litigation. She spent several years representing First Nations, before returning to focus on family law. An experienced litigator, Justice Richmond has appeared at all levels of court, including the Supreme Court of Canada. She has also taken mediation training and collaborative law training.

Justice Richmond is an advocate for women*s issues. She was able to put these beliefs into effect as a board member and past president of the YWCA Regina, an organization that focuses on women and families, and more recently as a Justicia Project member. Justice Richmond is committed to mentoring other women lawyers, and is particularly proud that her firm has consistently had approximately equal representation of men and women lawyers.

Justice Richmond was raised in a Francophone community, and remains committed to promoting French-language rights. She was a member of L*Association des juristes d*expression fran?aise de la Saskatchewan for many years. In addition, she served on the board of her alma mater, Coll豕ge Mathieu.

Having raised four bright and athletic children, Justice Richmond has volunteered for school and extracurricular activities too diverse and numerous to mention. She assisted in the establishment of an Organized Hamlet, and recently represented her community as a Rural Municipality Councillor. Justice Richmond also served as Honourary Consul for the Kingdom of Morocco from 2013 to 2017.

Quick facts

  • Since taking office, the Minister of Justice has made over 230 judicial appointments, including 100 in 2017 每 the most a Minister of Justice has made in one year in at least two decades. Of the individuals appointed, over half are women, eight are Indigenous, 20 identify as visible minorities, 13 identify as LGBTQ2, and three identify as persons with disabilities.
  • The Government of Canada is committed to promoting access to justice for all Canadians. To improve outcomes for Canadian families, Budget 2018 will provide funding of $77.2 million over four years to support the expansion of unified family courts, beginning in 2019-2020. This investment in the family justice system will create 39 new judicial positions in Alberta, Ontario, Nova Scotia, and Newfoundland and Labrador.
  • In addition, Budget 2018 provided funding for a further seven judicial positions in Saskatchewan and Ontario, at a cost of $17.1 million over five years.
  • The funding outlined in Budget 2018 comes on top of resources allocated under Budget 2017, which created 28 new judicial positions across the country.
  • In addition, the Government will invest $6 million over two years, beginning in 2018-2019, to support the judicial discipline process through which allegations of judicial misconduct are investigated. In this way, the Government will ensure that a robust process remains in place to allow Canadians to voice their concerns and submit complaints about judicial conduct to the Canadian Judicial Council and the Office of the Commissioner for Federal Judicial Affairs.
  • Federal judicial appointments are made by the Governor General, acting on the advice of the federal Cabinet and recommendations from the Minister of Justice.
  • The Judicial Advisory Committees across Canada play a key role in evaluating judicial applications. There are 17 Judicial Advisory Committees, with each province and territory represented.
  • Significant reforms to the role and structure of the Judicial Advisory Committees, aimed at enhancing the independence and transparency of the process, were announced on October 20, 2016. Sixteen Judicial Advisory Committees have been reconstituted to date.

Contacts

For more information, media may contact:

C谷lia Canon
Communications Advisor
Office of the Minister of Justice and Attorney General of Canada
613-862-3270

Media Relations
Department of Justice Canada
613-957-4207
media@justice.gc.ca

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City of Yellowknife advocates for a clear Post-Secondary Vision and next Steps in advancing a Polytechnic University in the NWT https://www.google.com//430/story/city-of-yellowknife-advocates-for-a-clear-post-secondary-vision-and-next-steps-in-advancing-a-polytechnic-university-in-the-nwt Fri, 02 Nov 2018 19:31:55 +0000 /430/?post_type=video&p=350963 November 02, 2018 Following the release of the GNWT*s response to the Findings and Recommendations of the Aurora College Foundational Review, the City of Yellowknife is looking forward to the future of post-secondary education in the capital city. It has been the City*s position that Yellowknife is an optimal headquarters location, in part given the […]

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Following the release of the GNWT*s response to the Findings and Recommendations of the Aurora College Foundational Review, the City of Yellowknife is looking forward to the future of post-secondary education in the capital city.

It has been the City*s position that Yellowknife is an optimal headquarters location, in part given the size of the City’s population, our amenities, housing, part-time employment and recreational opportunities, as well as interest from southern and international students to study in a major diverse Northern city centre. At the same time, the City agrees that Fort Smith*s and Inuvik*s community campus locations are well positioned to focus on specialized programming and their continued role is important to move ahead successfully.

※While the GNWT*s response doesn*t declare a location for a university headquarters, the City has a clear vision to support NWT students to a new level of academic achievement here at home,§ says Councillor Julian Morse, Chair of the University/Post-Secondary Advisory Committee (UPAC). ※Ultimately, a vision for post-secondary education in the NWT, as well as a fresh and innovative Northern approach is needed to support current and future students in developing the skills they need to meet labour market demands. This should also support Yellowknife and the NWT to become a destination institution that offers unique, made-in-the-north programming and research opportunities.§

We are committed to working with other levels of government, educational institutions and local partners to ensure a successful student experience here in Yellowknife 每 for students from Yellowknife, the NWT and beyond. There are a range of potential strategies and actions that the City can take to support an enjoyable, affordable and positive student experience. The City*s University Feasibility Study is being finalized and will be released shortly.

Diversification of the economy is a key goal of the current City Council, one shared with GNWT and Canada, and the City of Yellowknife will continue to work proactively with developers and other partners to create affordable student housing as student population increases, as well as with the community to identify and establish student supports (e.g., daycare, mental health supports, apprenticeships, part time employment and social opportunities).

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For more information:
Kerry Penney
Director, Policy, Communications and Economic Development
City of Yellowknife
communications@yellowknife.ca

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Premier Ball Releases Mining the Future 2030 – A Plan for Growth in the Newfoundland and Labrador Mining Industry https://www.google.com//430/story/premier-ball-releases-mining-the-future-2030-a-plan-for-growth-in-the-newfoundland-and-labrador-mining-industry Fri, 02 Nov 2018 19:28:11 +0000 /430/?post_type=video&p=350962 November 2, 2018 The Honourable Dwight Ball, Premier of Newfoundland and Labrador, today released Mining the Future 2030. An initiative of The Way Forward, this industry development plan was created through collaboration with Mining Industry NL, with the goal of strategically positioning Newfoundland and Labrador as a globally competitive, top tier jurisdiction for mineral exploration […]

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November 2, 2018

The Honourable Dwight Ball, Premier of Newfoundland and Labrador, today released Mining the Future 2030. An initiative of The Way Forward, this industry development plan was created through collaboration with Mining Industry NL, with the goal of strategically positioning Newfoundland and Labrador as a globally competitive, top tier jurisdiction for mineral exploration and development.

The Premier was joined by the Honourable Siobhan Coady, Minister of Natural Resources, Graham Letto, Parliamentary Secretary for Natural Resources, Heather Bruce-Veitch, Chair, Board of Directors Mining Industry NL, and a number of industry representatives for the announcement.

By 2030, the Provincial Government envisions:

  • Five new mines;
  • Sustainable direct employment of more than 6,200 people in operations;
  • Doubling annual exploration expenditures to $100 million (or at least 5 per cent of Canadian total);
  • $4 billion in annual mineral shipments (or at least 10 per cent of the Canadian total);
  • A workforce that is more diverse and includes a minimum of 30 per cent women – double the current level;
  • Ensuring the province is consistently ranked as a top three Canadian jurisdiction in permitting times; and
  • Ensuring the province is consistently ranked overall as a top three Canadian jurisdiction by industry.

To be successful, the plan recognizes four areas of focus for future actions:

  • Being competitive, with clear and efficient regulatory processes;
  • Advancing targeted public geoscience, marketing and education;
  • Promoting effective Indigenous and community engagement; and
  • Pursuing innovation and emerging technologies.

In addition to achieving goals mutually set by government and the provincial mining industry, Mining the Future 2030 strategically positions Newfoundland and Labrador to avail of opportunities under the developing Canadian Minerals and Metals Plan.

Mining the Future 2030 is available online at www.nr.gov.nl.ca/nr/pdf/WF_Mining_2018.pdf PDF Icon and the accompanying video is available at youtu.be/F3OCg3Y3drM external link icon.

Mining the Future 2030 also delivers on commitments in The Way Forward to strengthen the province*s economic foundation. The Way Forward outlines all actions the Provincial Government is taking to achieve a strong, diversified province with a high standard of living, and can be viewed at thewayforward.gov.nl.ca.

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※The world needs minerals as they form the very basis of modern life 每 basically, everything we use is either grown or mined. Our geology positions Newfoundland and Labrador to be a global supplier of minerals, particularly while advancing a green economy, and the environmental extremes we work in give us valuable expertise to share with the world. Great potential exists for us to further this industry throughout our province, and I look forward to continuing our approach to growing the economy in ways that create bright futures for our residents.§
Honourable Dwight Ball
Premier of Newfoundland and Labrador

※Mining in Newfoundland and Labrador is a key contributor to the economic growth and employment in our province. This plan supports prospecting, exploration and development of the industry. We have the opportunity to increase mineral exploration expenditures, mineral shipments, revenues and jobs. Our goal is to be consistently ranked as a leading Canadian jurisdiction.§
Honourable Siobhan Coady
Minister of Natural Resources

※I can tell you first hand of the benefits the mining industry provides to families and communities in our province, particularly our rural areas. As the Parliament Secretary for Natural Resources and the MHA for Labrador West, I welcome this announcement and look forward to working to help implement the new mineral strategy.§
Graham Letto
Parliamentary Secretary for Natural Resources

※Mining Industry NL is fully supportive of the progressive measures outlined in this strategy to ensure that the mineral industry in our province is competitive, innovative and clearly focused on future growth. Today is an important first step towards a long-term vision of sustainable development and opportunity for our member companies, the mining industry of the province and the people of Newfoundland & Labrador.§
Heather Bruce-Veitch
Chair, Board of Directors Mining Industry NL

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Learn more
The Way Forward

Mining the Future 2030?

Media contacts
Michelle Cannizzaro
Office of the Premier
709-729-3960
michellecannizzaro@gov.nl.ca

Nancy Hollett
Natural Resources
709-729-5777, 685-3372
nancyhollett@gov.nl.ca

Jessica Mercer
Mining Industry NL
709-722-9542
jmercer@miningnl.com

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BC Government: Indigenous communities benefit from new child care partnerships https://www.google.com//430/story/bc-government-indigenous-communities-benefit-from-new-child-care-partnerships Fri, 02 Nov 2018 19:24:28 +0000 /430/?post_type=video&p=350956 Nov. 2, 2018 VICTORIA 每 Indigenous children and their families soon will see increased child care planning supports to help connect them to the culturally sensitive programs and services they need to succeed. These supports are the result of new partnerships between the B.C. government and M谷tis Nation BC, the BC Aboriginal Child Care Society […]

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Nov. 2, 2018

VICTORIA 每 Indigenous children and their families soon will see increased child care planning supports to help connect them to the culturally sensitive programs and services they need to succeed.

These supports are the result of new partnerships between the B.C. government and M谷tis Nation BC, the BC Aboriginal Child Care Society and the BC Association of Aboriginal Friendship Centres.

※All of our work with Indigenous peoples needs to be based on the recognition of their right to self-determination,§ said Katrine Conroy, Minister of Children and Family Development. ※These new positions acknowledge that planning and support to families belong in the hands of Indigenous peoples.§

The Province is investing $3.6 million over three years to support 11 new early learning and child care planning and navigator positions to help address the specific needs of Indigenous children, families and communities throughout the province.

These positions will not only help families find and access services, but they will work with communities, child care operators and other levels of government to plan for and deliver culturally based early years programs, like parent-tot drop-in playtime, new child care programs and parent education seminars.

※We have learned from our engagement with communities that Indigenous-led planning and programming sets us on a path toward reconciliation,§ said Katrine Chen, Minister of State for Child Care. ※We have listened, and we have taken the first steps toward resourcing this commitment in early care and learning.§

Through the Childcare BC New Spaces Fund, Indigenous organizations, governments and tribal councils may be eligible for up to $500,000 to create new child care spaces in their community. If an organization chooses to partner with a non-profit child care provider, it may be eligible for up to $1 million.

In addition to these partnerships, as part of the Early Learning and Child Care agreement between the governments of Canada and British Columbia, the Province is investing $30 million to expand the Aboriginal Head Start program through a partnership with the First Nation Health Authority and Aboriginal Head Start Association of BC. This program provides culturally based, inclusive child care, family bonding and prevention services to Indigenous families both on and off reserve.

Through partnerships, the Province is working to ensure all components of the B.C. child care plan meet the needs of Indigenous children and their families. Over the next three years, the Province is investing more than $1 billion in child care to move toward its long-term vision of a universal child care system in B.C.

Quotes:

Mary Teegee, president, BC Aboriginal Child Care Society 每

※This is a historic and transformative time for our province, a time for forging new relationships and partnerships to strengthen?our children, families and communities and nations. Funding from this initiative will support better planning and co-ordination at all levels and in ways we hope will be more responsive to community needs and priorities for their children.§

Colleen Hodgson, director of education, M谷tis Nation BC 每

※Me?tis Nation British Columbia and the Ministry of Children and Family Development are committed to Me?tis children and families in British Columbia. The M谷tis early years navigator program is a partnership that will connect M谷tis children and families to culturally relevant, self-empowering programs and supports throughout the province.§

Diana Elliott, Aboriginal infant development program provincial advisor, BC Association of Aboriginal Friendship Centres 每

※This is an exciting time of enrichment and growth of Indigenous programs and services for our children and families in B.C. Indigenous, culturally safe programs and supports best meet the needs of Indigenous families from a place of respect, toward the well-being of children through positive relationships with families. In partnership with our government and Indigenous leadership, we will continue to support our children through early and lifelong learning and increase our services to families who need us.§

Quick Facts:

  • Among other duties, navigators will:
    • help families connect with culturally inclusive child care and early years services;
    • enhance existing supports and programs within the community; and
    • identify opportunities to leverage existing resources.
  • Planners will work with communities to plan for and meet child care needs. For example, a planner could:
    • work with a community to develop a child care needs assessment;
    • navigate the child care licensing process;
    • work with child care providers to help them apply for government funding, e.g., through the Childcare BC New Spaces Fund; or
    • work with a child care operator to review programming to make sure the programming reflects cultural practices.

Learn More:

Child care in B.C.: www.gov.bc.ca/childcare

M谷tis Nation British Columbia: www.mnbc.ca

BC Aboriginal Child Care Society: www.acc-society.bc.ca

BC Association of Aboriginal Friendship Centres: www.bcaafc.com

Aboriginal Head Start Association of BC: www.ahsabc.com

A backgrounder follows.

Contact:

Government Communications and Public Engagement
Ministry of Children and Family Development
250 356-2007

BACKGROUNDER

New staff helps communities develop culturally inclusive programs

The B.C. government is working to ensure investments under Childcare BC are maximized for Indigenous children and families.

A new provincial investment, totalling $3.6 million over three years, will be shared between the following partners to hire staff who will plan child care and early years services that will best meet the needs of the Indigenous communities they serve.

M谷tis Nation British Columbia (MNBC):

The provincial government is investing more than $1.5 million with MNBC to hire six M谷tis regional early years navigators and one provincial early years navigator. These navigators will be located in the chartered M谷tis communities (Vancouver Island, Lower Mainland, Thompson/Okanagan, Kootenays, North Central, Northwest and Northeast). They will help M谷tis families connect with culturally inclusive child care and services; increase community outreach; and provide advocacy for supporting family preservation. MNBC represents more than 17,000 registered M谷tis citizens in B.C.

B.C. Aboriginal Child Care Society (BCACCS):

The B.C. government is investing more than $1 million with BCACCS to create three new regional community capacity development and early learning and child care planning positions. These three individuals will work with Indigenous organizations and communities to create partnerships that will better support families living on reserve. They will assess and plan for new child care centres or family support programs; work with operators to deliver culturally based high quality early learning programs; work with communities to address human resource needs to deliver programs including developing strategies for recruitment and retention of staff; and help communities access government funding including capital investments to expand programming. BCACCS also helps First Nations to establish Aboriginal Early Childhood Development and Care programs and services.

B.C. Association of Aboriginal Friendship Centres (BCAAFC):

The Province is investing more than $425,000 with BCAAFC to create a new planning and capacity development position that will provide supports and training to strengthen child care and early years services to all of B.C.*s 25 Aboriginal Friendship Centres. This individual will work with child care and early years service providers to incorporate principles of cultural safety into programming; develop outreach strategies to support families that may not be linked?to supports and services; and work to deliver integrated services, including child care, with early intervention supports. BCAAFC and BC Friendship Centres provide services to nearly 70% of Indigenous peoples who live off reserve and in urban communities.

Contact:

Government Communications and Public Engagement
Ministry of Children and Family Development
250 356-2007

 

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Iqaluit law student receives 2018 Laura Gauthier award – Nunatsiaq News https://www.google.com//430/story/iqaluit-law-student-receives-2018-laura-gauthier-award-nunatsiaq-news Fri, 02 Nov 2018 19:14:15 +0000 /430/?post_type=video&p=350958 November 02, 2018 Jasmine Redfern recognized for her “tireless efforts to create community initiatives while juggling ambitious academic goals” In recognition of her ※tireless efforts to create community initiatives while juggling ambitious academic goals,§ Nunavut law student Jasmine Redfern of Iqaluit will receive the 2018 Qulliq Energy Corp. Laura Gauthier Scholarship, awarded since 2001 to […]

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Jasmine Redfern recognized for her “tireless efforts to create community initiatives while juggling ambitious academic goals”

In recognition of her ※tireless efforts to create community initiatives while juggling ambitious academic goals,§ Nunavut law student Jasmine Redfern of Iqaluit will receive the 2018 Qulliq Energy Corp. Laura Gauthier Scholarship, awarded since 2001 to a student pursuing a post-secondary education.

Speaking in the Nunavut legislature Oct. 30, Jeannie Ehaloak, the minister responsible for the power corporation, praised Redfern as a leader and advocate for Indigenous youth.

Redfern, the daughter of Iqaluit Mayor Madeline Redfern and Jae Redfern, is a founder of the National Indigenous Young Women*s Council, a member of the Nunavut Human Rights Tribunal and a longtime volunteer with the Nunavut Kamatsiaqtut Helpline.

Read More: http://nunatsiaq.com/stories/article/65674iqaluit_law_student_receives_2018_laura_gauthier_award/

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Tori Stafford rally sidetracked by complaints on carbon tax, budget deficits – CP https://www.google.com//430/story/tori-stafford-rally-sidetracked-by-complaints-on-carbon-tax-budget-deficits-cp Fri, 02 Nov 2018 19:12:57 +0000 /430/?post_type=video&p=350957 Source: The Canadian Press Nov?2,?2018 OTTAWA _ A rally on Parliament Hill meant to protest the controversial transfer of Tori Stafford’s killer from a prison to an Indigenous healing lodge was sidetracked by complaints over a carbon tax, veterans benefits and federal deficits. Veteran Colin Saunders raised a number of political issues that seemed to […]

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Source: The Canadian Press
Nov?2,?2018

OTTAWA _ A rally on Parliament Hill meant to protest the controversial transfer of Tori Stafford’s killer from a prison to an Indigenous healing lodge was sidetracked by complaints over a carbon tax, veterans benefits and federal deficits.

Veteran Colin Saunders raised a number of political issues that seemed to fire up the crowd of about 50 protesters, including calling Prime Minister Justin Trudeau the “anti-Robin Hood.”

Saunders told the crowd the protest isn’t just about Tori, but about justice for all Canadians.

Tori Stafford’s father Rodney says he didn’t want the transfer of Terri-Lynne McClintic from a prison to a healing lodge to be mired in partisan politics, but believes the issue has to become political to affect change.

Demonstrators at today’s protest wore purple and chanted “justice for Tori” and “send her back,” as Stafford’s family looked on.

McClintic pleaded guilty in 2010 to first-degree murder in the killing of Victoria (Tori) Stafford and sentenced to life in prison.

INDEX: NATIONAL POLITICS

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October 2018 每 The Hill Times Northern Policy Briefing – ITK https://www.google.com//430/story/october-2018-the-hill-times-northern-policy-briefing-itk Fri, 02 Nov 2018 19:11:50 +0000 /430/?post_type=video&p=350960 The October 31, 2018 Hill Times Newspaper featured a policy briefing in the North. In that brief, there is a submission from ITK President Natan Obed. You can read the brief here: 2018-10-31-HillTimes-policy-briefing Read More: https://www.itk.ca/october-2018-the-hill-times-northern-policy-briefing/

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The October 31, 2018 Hill Times Newspaper featured a policy briefing in the North. In that brief, there is a submission from ITK President Natan Obed.

You can read the brief here:

2018-10-31-HillTimes-policy-briefing

Read More: https://www.itk.ca/october-2018-the-hill-times-northern-policy-briefing/

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Chiefs of Ontario: Training Opportunity for Mental Wellness and Community Wellness Development Teams https://www.google.com//430/story/chiefs-of-ontario-training-opportunity-for-mental-wellness-and-community-wellness-development-teams Fri, 02 Nov 2018 18:44:51 +0000 /430/?post_type=video&p=350959 We are pleased to inform you that Chiefs of Ontario will be offering two training sessions on Incident Management for the Mental Wellness Teams and Community Wellness Development Teams. We are inviting a maximum of 2 members from each of your teams, you may choose between the following dates/locations: November 28-29, 2018 at the Holiday […]

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We are pleased to inform you that Chiefs of Ontario will be offering two training sessions on Incident Management for the Mental Wellness Teams and Community Wellness Development Teams.

We are inviting a maximum of 2 members from each of your teams, you may choose between the following dates/locations:

November 28-29, 2018 at the Holiday Inn Express, Thunder Bay, or

December 5- 6, 2018 at the Doubletree Hotel, Toronto.

  1. Please complete the attached registration form ( and return to Charnele.sondezi@coo.org . She will book your hotel room for the dates you indicate on the form, and it will be direct billed to COO.
  2. Complete the IMS100 online self-study program not later than 2 weeks prior to the session you wish to attend.
  3. Arrange your own travel; a travel claim form will be provided at the event for reimbursement. You will need to keep original receipts and boarding passes.

Registration Form:?IMS200 REGISTRATION FORM

Agenda for November 28-29, 2018 Session:?IMS200 每 Agenda 每 November 2018

Please complete the registration form attached and return to Charnele.Sondezi@coo.org

Deadline for registration is 2 weeks prior to date of the workshop.

There is a limit of 24 participants per session.? If interest exceeds these limits we will add another training date as soon as possible.

There is no fee for this training; accommodations and meals at the event will be covered. ?Travel will be reimbursed following the event as per the attached registration form.

These courses will follow the EMO curriculum and provide certification for those who complete the course.? This course is designed for individuals potentially involved in implementing IMS at simple incidents or during the early phases of a complex incident. Participants will solidify their knowledge of core principles and concepts of Incident Management functions and organizations. This course will provide opportunities to learn how to command a simple incident and will receive an introduction to incident action plan. Participants will familiarize themselves with incident facilities, resource management and the management of communication.

In preparation for the Incident Management System (IMS) 200 Course, you will need to complete the prerequisite on-line IMS100.? The IMS100 must be completed at least two weeks prior to the IMS200 Course Dates.

Attached is the Participant Instructions from Emergency Management Ontario that will guide you through the registration and answer any questions you may have.

Please note 每 there are two (2) parts to the IMS 100 e-learning course 每 (1) the learning modules and (2) the exam.? In order for the IMS-100 e-learning course to be completed, you are required to complete both the e-learning modules and the exam online.? To complete the e-learning module, please ensure that you have navigated through the entire course and allow the pages to fully load prior to closing the module.

The modules will open as a new window in your internet browser. To allow for this, the pop up blocker must be disabled. You can usually do this on your internet browser under Tools.? If that does not work then you may wish to add the website to the compatibility view settings under tools.

Please go ahead and begin your registration for IMS100 by clicking on the link below, following the instructions to create a profile in the Provincial database, and then to complete the IMS100 course. If you have any questions or difficulties, please contact askofmem@ontario.ca directly for assistance.

CREATE A PROFILE:

每??????? Access the emergency management learning portal at http://training.emergencymanagementontario.ca/TPOnline/TPOnline.dll/EMO_New_Student

每??????? Select Create a Profile

每??????? Complete the required fields i.e. your name, organization, contact details.

每??????? Select Submit

每??????? You will be sent a link via email to reset your password. (If you do not see the email in your Inbox, please check your bulk/spam/junk mail folder).

每??????? Create a password that meets the following criteria:
? Must be at least 8 characters in length
? Must contain at least 1 numeric character
? Must contain at least 1 upper and 1 lower case character

LOGGING IN TO AN EXISTING PROFILE:

  1. Login to the EM Training Portal to access your account profile at http://training.emergencymanagementontario.ca.
  2. Your user-id is YOUR EMAIL ADDRESS
  3. If you have forgotten your password, you can reset it by selecting ※Forgot Password§. You will be sent a link via email to reset your password. If you do not see the email in your Inbox
  4. Check bulk/spam/junk mail folder
  5. Add AskOFMEM@ontario.ca to your safe sender list. You may need to take the additional steps on how to add approved senders.? Please check http://blog.onlinegroups.net/blog/2014/02/25/how-to-whitelist-an-email-address/

iii.???? Contact your service provider to ensure the email is not being blocked

  1. Create a password that meets the following criteria:
    ? Must be at least 8 characters in length
    ? Must contain at least 1 numeric character
    ? Must contain at least 1 upper and 1 lower case character

REGISTERING FOR THE IMS100 COURSE:

Once you have created your User Profile, please go the Course Catalogue and select the IMS100 Course.? Once you select the Course, below is the screen you will see.

HOME?CREATE A PROFILE?FAQ?CONTACT US?LOGIN

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IMS 100 每 Introduction to Incident Management System

Description

This introductory course will prepare you to work within the Incident Management System in Ontario. This course is designed to teach you the basic functions, concepts and principles of the Incident Management System (IMS). At the end of this course you will be aware of the major functions within IMS, and be able to assume limited roles within an incident management team for simple incidents.

This course is currently available in two different formats

Self Study

This version of the course includes a downloadable reading package, supported by an online exam.

E-Learning

Our newest interactive version includes videos, quizzes, closed captioning and narration.

Pre-requisites

There are no pre-requisites required for this course.

PRINT YOUR CERTIFICATE:

Below are steps to print a certificate which will be available when the course status has changed to Completed upon successful completion.

  1. Login to the EMO Training Portal to access account profile.
  2. Under the Learner heading on the left panel 每 select My Training.
  3. A list of completed courses will appear under the History heading.
  4. Select the date of the completed course.
  5. Under the Actions heading select the option to Print Certificate.

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President Chartier receives RCGS Gold Medal https://www.google.com//430/story/president-chartier-receives-rcgs-gold-medal Fri, 02 Nov 2018 18:35:49 +0000 /430/?post_type=video&p=350954 November 2, 2018 On November 1, President Chartier was awarded The Royal Canadian Geographical Society*s Gold Medal, the Society*s highest honour. The award was presented to recognize his leadership in the creation of the M谷tis Nation volume of the Indigenous People*s Atlas of Canada, but more particularly, for his leadership role nationally in the dialogue […]

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On November 1, President Chartier was awarded The Royal Canadian Geographical Society*s Gold Medal, the Society*s highest honour. The award was presented to recognize his leadership in the creation of the M谷tis Nation volume of the Indigenous People*s Atlas of Canada, but more particularly, for his leadership role nationally in the dialogue on reconciliation.

The Indigenous Peoples Atlas of Canada was created in partnership with the M谷tis Nation, Inuit Tapiriit Kanatami, the Assembly of First Nations, the National Centre for Truth and Reconciliation and Indspire to ensure development of an atlas that accurately depicts the realities of First Nations, Inuit, the M谷tis Nation, as well as the residential school experience. As a result of the collaboration work, this atlas ensured the development of an Indigenous-focused giant floor map of Canada, as well as culturally appropriate curricula and learning resources on topics such as Indigenous languages, the history and legacy of residential schools, treaties, and Indigenous contributions to Canada. But most importantly, and in the spirit of reconciliation, this atlas and its associated materials will now be used to lay the foundation for the appropriate future inclusion of Indigenous content and perspectives in school curricula across Canada. It will seek to ensure that Indigenous voices are heard and understood.

To learn more about The Indigenous Peoples Atlas of Canada, go to:
http://www.metisnation.ca/index.php/news/the-indigenous-peoples-atlas-of-canada

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Government of Canada takes concrete action to address homelessness in Edmonton https://www.google.com//430/story/government-of-canada-takes-concrete-action-to-address-homelessness-in-edmonton Fri, 02 Nov 2018 18:31:13 +0000 /430/?post_type=video&p=350955 From: Employment and Social Development Canada November 2, 2018 Edmonton, Alberta Employment and Social Development Canada One of the most important roles of the Government of Canada is to support vulnerable Canadians, including those who are homeless or at risk of homelessness. The Government of Canada is investing in communities developing innovative solutions to prevent […]

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From: Employment and Social Development Canada

November 2, 2018 Edmonton, Alberta Employment and Social Development Canada

One of the most important roles of the Government of Canada is to support vulnerable Canadians, including those who are homeless or at risk of homelessness.

The Government of Canada is investing in communities developing innovative solutions to prevent and reduce homelessness. Randy ?Boissonnault, Member of Parliament for Edmonton Centre, on behalf of the Honourable Jean-Yves Duclos, Minister of Families, Children and Social Development, today announced the Canadian Alliance to End Homelessness (CAEH) will receive $885,000 from the Homelessness Partnering Strategy (HPS) Innovative Solutions to Homelessness. This funding scales up the CAEH*s successful funding stream, to extend the By-Name List and Coordinated Access System project to support the 20,000 Homes Campaign.

With this new investment, the Government of Canada is supporting the CAEH*s efforts to build on the lessons learned from the project to assist 30 additional 20,000 Homes Campaign communities, as well as the initial 8 pilot communities, in making progress towards making a national reduction in chronic homelessness. The project will also test the impact of three different options of support on the implementation of a By-Name List in achieving reductions in chronic homelessness.

Edmonton was one of the first communities to join the campaign and was one of the eight pilot communities. It has had the most success of any major city in Canada in reducing homelessness having cut homelessness by over 43% in the last nine years.

By March 31, 2019, the CAEH will have received $1,383,966 from the Homelessness Partnering Strategy to support the By-Name List and Coordinated Access System project.

The Canadian Alliance to End Homelessness leads a national movement of individuals, organizations and communities working together to end homelessness in Canada. The 20,000 Homes Campaign is a national change movement focused on ending chronic homelessness in 20 communities and housing 20,000 of Canada*s most vulnerable homeless people by July 1, 2020.

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※Our government is committed to preventing and reducing homelessness in Canada. Everyone deserves a safe place to call home. Even one person on the streets in Canada is too many. Projects like this one, by the Canadian Alliance to End Homelessness, support communities in our mutual goal to reduce chronic homelessness.§

每 Randy ?Boissonnault, Member of Parliament for Edmonton Centre

※For decades homelessness in Canada has followed a lethal trajectory, increasing steadily year after year. That is until recently, when a small but growing number of Canadian cities like Edmonton began reversing this trend, showing that with a focused effort, homelessness could be reduced. With this investment 38 communities will be able to take these proven approaches to accelerate their efforts to eliminate chronic homelessness and pave the way for the elimination of homelessness in Canada.§

每 Tim Richter, Canadian Alliance to End Homelessness

Quick facts

  • As part of the National Housing Strategy, the Government of Canada announced a total investment of $2.2?billion for homelessness over 10?years. By 2021每22, this will double annual investments compared to 2015每16.
  • This investment builds on investments made through Budget 2016 of $111.8 million in funding over two years and will maintain funding levels for 2018-19.
  • These investments put Canada on a path to reduce chronic homelessness by 50 percent by empowering local communities to deliver a combination of housing programs and support services, as well as responsive and preventive measures.
  • On June 11, 2018, the Government of Canada announced Reaching Home, the redesigned federal homelessness program.
  • Reaching Home will replace the existing Homelessness Partnering Strategy on April 1, 2019.
  • This investment will kick start and build a foundation for national reductions in chronic homelessness under Reaching Home. The 20,000 Homes Campaign currently has 38 participating communities in eight provinces and one territory including 31 of 61 Homelessness Partnering Strategy Designated Communities. To date, over 18,000 people have been housed by campaign communities and twelve communities have achieved quality By-Name Lists.
  • A By-Name List is a real-time list of all people experiencing homelessness in a community. It includes a robust set of data points that support coordinated access and prioritization at a household level and an understanding of homeless inflow and outflow at a system level.
  • A Coordinated Access System is a way for communities to design, streamline, and bring consistency to the process by which people experiencing homelessness access housing and services. A strong system uses a By-Name List and Housing First approach.

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Contacts

Val谷rie Glazer
Press Secretary
Office of the Honourable Jean-Yves Duclos, P.C., M.P.
Minister of Families, Children and Social Development
819-654-5546

Media Relations Office
Employment and Social Development Canada
819-994-5559
media@hrsdc-rhdcc.gc.ca
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Stefania Seccia
Communications Advisor
Canadian Alliance to End Homelessness
20,000 Homes Campaign
1-778-628-1159
stefania@caeh.ca
caeh.ca
www.20khomes.ca

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New Resource Coming To Saskatchewan Classrooms https://www.google.com//430/story/new-resource-coming-to-saskatchewan-classrooms Fri, 02 Nov 2018 18:30:23 +0000 /430/?post_type=video&p=350949 November 2, 2018 10 Year Anniversary Celebrated In celebration of the 10-year anniversary of the Treaty resource kit, a new Treaty resource is being rolled out for Kindergarten to Grade 9 classrooms across the province.? The new teacher resource builds upon the success of the original Treaty resource kit and was created in collaboration with […]

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November 2, 2018

10 Year Anniversary Celebrated

In celebration of the 10-year anniversary of the Treaty resource kit, a new Treaty resource is being rolled out for Kindergarten to Grade 9 classrooms across the province.? The new teacher resource builds upon the success of the original Treaty resource kit and was created in collaboration with the Office of the Treaty Commissioner, First Nations Elders and educators.

※We are proud that our government was the first province to make Treaty education mandatory for all students,§ Deputy Premier and Education Minister Gordon Wyant said.? ※We are happy to be able to work with our wonderful partners to provide these resources to teachers who are supporting our students.§

※Our Inherent and Treaty rights are who we are as First Nations, our relationship with the lands and waters is vital to our First Nations,§ Federation of Sovereign Indigenous Nations Chief Bobby Cameron said.? ※We must remind all those of Treaty through every educational opportunity possible.§

The new Kindergarten to Grade 9 Treaty Education Learning Resource is easy to use and includes suggestions for integrating Treaty education into a range of subject areas at each grade. It provides sample learning activities and links to related resources and ensures First Nations and M谷tis content, perspectives and ways of knowing continue to be a priority within Saskatchewan classrooms.

※Creating this resource supports all students in learning the true story of Canada*s history with Indigenous Peoples and shares the important perspectives that surround the making of the Treaties,§ Treaty Commissioner Mary Culbertson said. ※We are proud to have worked with our First Nations Elders and educators with the assistance of the Ministry of Education to make these additional Treaty resources a reality for use in the classroom. This resource supports reconciliation and while others may be slow to the call, our team is moving forward. We have a lot of work to do and we look forward to more work with this ministry on ensuring education in our classrooms will be meaningfully enhanced.§

The release of the supplemental Treaty resource supports the Ministry of Education*s overarching vision of ensuring equitable outcomes and improved student achievement for our First Nations and M谷tis students.

This vision is supported by the ministry*s policy called Inspiring Success: First Nations and M谷tis PreK-12 Education Policy Framework.? Inspiring Success has also recently been renewed by the Ministry of Education and educational stakeholders, including First Nations and M谷tis organizations.? The policy, that was initiated in 2009, acts as an overarching framework that guides the development of First Nations and M谷tis education plans provincially and at the school division level.

A gathering was held this fall to celebrate more than two years of collaboration and the contributions of more than a dozen organizations, individuals and Elders who participated in the renewal of this overarching policy that guides the development of curriculum and resources for classrooms, including Treaty resources, across the province.

The Kindergarten to Grade 9 Treaty Education Learning Resource is available in both official languages by visiting the K-9 Treaty Education Learning Resource link on the Saskatchewan curriculum website.? Inspiring Success can also be viewed online at โฆษณาเกมยิงปลาhttp://www.saskatchewan.ca/residents/education-and-learning/first-nations-and-metis-education.

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For more information, contact:

Chris Hodges
Education
Regina
Phone: 306-787-1069
Email: chris.hodges@gov.sk.ca
Cell: 306-533-7506

Claudette Keshane
Office of the Treaty Commissioner
Saskatoon
Phone: 306-244-2100 ext. 222
Email: ckeshane@otc.ca

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B.C. Premier’s Awards to civil servants who were key in 2017 flood, fire relief – CP https://www.google.com//430/story/b-c-premiers-awards-to-civil-servants-who-were-key-in-2017-flood-fire-relief-cp Fri, 02 Nov 2018 18:26:55 +0000 /430/?post_type=video&p=350953 Source: The Canadian Press Nov?2,?2018? VICTORIA _ British Columbia’s civil servants who helped lead the emergency response to severe flooding and wildfires in 2017 have been recognized for their efforts. The premier’s office says in a news release that the employees are among the recipients of the annual Premier’s Innovation and Excellence Awards. Emergency Management […]

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Source: The Canadian Press
Nov?2,?2018?

VICTORIA _ British Columbia’s civil servants who helped lead the emergency response to severe flooding and wildfires in 2017 have been recognized for their efforts.

The premier’s office says in a news release that the employees are among the recipients of the annual Premier’s Innovation and Excellence Awards.

Emergency Management BC’s regional operations centre in Kamloops became the response and recovery hub during 2017 floods that devastated large sections of the Okanagan, and wildfires that charred huge swaths of woodland forcing thousands from their homes.

The premier’s office says staff at the centre demonstrated outstanding performance, teamwork and dedication to public safety during both emergencies.

Other award winners include civil servants who helped create a first-of-its-kind program using sports and physical activity to improve the health of Indigenous people, and staff members who implemented the Highway 16 Transportation Action Plan along the so-called Highway of Tears.

Premier’s Awards were launched in 2004 and are considered the most prestigious recognition for provincial public servants.

Premier John Horgan says he is honoured to present the awards to such extraordinary and dedicated workers.

“Public service employees are the driving force making government better for every British Columbian. Their hard work and commitment to innovation makes this province a better place for us all,” Horgan says.

Individual winners include Nanaimo Correctional Centre assistant deputy warden Christine Bootsma in the emerging leader category for developing programs to support inmates and their families.

BC Prosecution Service Crown prosecutor James MacAuley, and Ministry of Finance assistant deputy minister Elan Symes are named in the legacy category.

Each is honoured for three decades of achievement; MacAuley for his work on environmental justice cases and Symes for meeting the needs of taxpayers in the digital age.

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Trudeau government working to help First Nations cut off by Greyhound cancellations: Liberal MP – APTN News https://www.google.com//430/story/trudeau-government-working-to-help-first-nations-cut-off-by-greyhound-cancellations-liberal-mp-aptn-news Fri, 02 Nov 2018 18:24:42 +0000 /430/?post_type=video&p=350948 November 2, 2018 Greyhound announced this past summer it was cancelling almost all of its bus routes in Western Canada. It*s a mode of transportation used by many First Nations, particularly in northern regions. Since then 87 per cent of the affected routes have been met by other operators to provide service. But has left […]

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November 2, 2018

Greyhound announced this past summer it was cancelling almost all of its bus routes in Western Canada.

It*s a mode of transportation used by many First Nations, particularly in northern regions.

Since then 87 per cent of the affected routes have been met by other operators to provide service.

But has left a big hole for First Nations.

※This is something that is going to especially hit Indigenous populations and remote populations,§ said Liberal MP Dan Vandal on Nation to Nation Thursday.

Read More: https://aptnnews.ca/2018/11/02/trudeau-government-working-to-help-first-nations-cut-off-by-greyhound-cancelations-liberal-mp/

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NADF: Community Futures Conference https://www.google.com//430/story/nadf-community-futures-conference Fri, 02 Nov 2018 18:21:15 +0000 /430/?post_type=video&p=350946 NADF will be hosting a Community Futures Conference in Lac Seul First Nation on November 5-6, 2018. Participants from any of the 33 communities we service under the Community Futures Development Corporation agreement with FedNor are invited to apply. View Image NT5

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NADF will be hosting a Community Futures Conference in Lac Seul First Nation on November 5-6, 2018.

Participants from any of the 33 communities we service under the Community Futures Development Corporation agreement with FedNor are invited to apply.

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M谷tis Nation-Saskatchewan Removes Housing Minister https://www.google.com//430/story/metis-nation-saskatchewan-removes-housing-minister Fri, 02 Nov 2018 18:17:51 +0000 /430/?post_type=video&p=350947 November 1, 2018 每 Following a M谷tis Nation-Saskatchewan (MN-S) Human Resources Standing Committee meeting, President Glen McCallum has removed Minister Derek Langan from the Housing portfolio. Mr. Langan was removed from his position as a result of philosophical differences between the President and the former minister as to the proper administration of Metis Nation-Saskatchewan housing […]

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November 1, 2018 每 Following a M谷tis Nation-Saskatchewan (MN-S) Human Resources Standing Committee meeting, President Glen McCallum has removed Minister Derek Langan from the Housing portfolio. Mr. Langan was removed from his position as a result of philosophical differences between the President and the former minister as to the proper administration of Metis Nation-Saskatchewan housing funds. The position will not be filled until such time that the President recommends a new Minister and it is ratified by the Provincial M谷tis Council.

As MN-S continues to rebuild its government after years of instability, it is assessing protocols and ethical standards required to ensure good governance for the long-term health of the Nation. This is an ongoing process to ensure decisions are made for the collective interest of the citizens of MN-S in a responsible manner based on fact and without political agenda.

※This was a very difficult decision to make and it was only after MN-S was notified by the federal government, that they had been contacted by a third party who expressed financial concerns, did we meet to discuss the issue. I take very seriously the tenets of good governance and adhere to the principles of transparency and accountability,§ stated President Glen McCallum.

Contact:
Richard Quintal
Chief of Staff
(306) 227-3798

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OTC and libraries sign strategic alliance – OTC https://www.google.com//430/story/otc-and-libraries-sign-strategic-alliance-otc Fri, 02 Nov 2018 18:14:12 +0000 /430/?post_type=video&p=350944 On Tuesday, the Office of the Treaty Commissioner signed a strategic alliance with Saskatchewan public libraries. The partnership is designed to improve Indigenous access to the public library system and for the libraries to provide treaty education and awareness. ※We*re all people who can make a change and that is what we are doing for […]

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On Tuesday, the Office of the Treaty Commissioner signed a strategic alliance with Saskatchewan public libraries.

The partnership is designed to improve Indigenous access to the public library system and for the libraries to provide treaty education and awareness.

※We*re all people who can make a change and that is what we are doing for future generations,§ said Mary Culbertson, Treaty Commissioner of Saskatchewan.

※I look forward to all the great things that will come from this alliance.§

Read More: http://www.otc.ca/blog/blog_details/otc_and_libraries_sign_strategic_alliance.html

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Redpatch pairs machine of war and human-scale drama with moving results – The Sudbury Star https://www.google.com//430/story/redpatch-pairs-machine-of-war-and-human-scale-drama-with-moving-results-the-sudbury-star Fri, 02 Nov 2018 18:12:19 +0000 /430/?post_type=video&p=350945 Co-production with Vancouver Arts Club brings stirring tale of remembrance to the Citadel November 2, 2018 Poetry, masks and dance combine with drama in the Citadel Theatre*s latest production, Redpatch, timed to coincide with Remembrance Day and a tribute to the Aboriginal, First Nations and M谷tis soldiers who fought in the First World War. Penned […]

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Co-production with Vancouver Arts Club brings stirring tale of remembrance to the Citadel

November 2, 2018

Poetry, masks and dance combine with drama in the Citadel Theatre*s latest production, Redpatch, timed to coincide with Remembrance Day and a tribute to the Aboriginal, First Nations and M谷tis soldiers who fought in the First World War.

Penned by Raes Calvert (who also stars as Half-Blood in this production) and Sean Harris Oliver (who directs Redpatch), the play weaves a complex array of connections into a story that moves briskly, and points toward both a singular narrative 〞 that of a young, mixed blood First Nations soldier from the Nuu-chah-nulth nation of Vancouver Island 〞 and a larger tale of loss and loneliness.

Read More: https://www.thesudburystar.com/entertainment/local-arts/redpatch-pairs-the-machine-of-war-with-human-scale-drama-with-moving-results/wcm/dac81a48-f70c-4f4c-9067-f5dcc9dcf3f8

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Minister Hajdu at Thunder Bay Chamber of Commerce to talk good quality jobs https://www.google.com//430/story/minister-hajdu-at-thunder-bay-chamber-of-commerce-to-talk-good-quality-jobs Fri, 02 Nov 2018 18:09:42 +0000 /430/?post_type=video&p=350943 From: Employment and Social Development Canada November 2, 2018 Gatineau, Quebec Employment and Social Development Canada The Government of Canada understands that the nature of work is changing, and recent consultations with Canadians, stakeholders and experts confirmed the need to take action to ensure that federal labour standards reflect the realities of 21st century workplaces. […]

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From: Employment and Social Development Canada

November 2, 2018 Gatineau, Quebec Employment and Social Development Canada

The Government of Canada understands that the nature of work is changing, and recent consultations with Canadians, stakeholders and experts confirmed the need to take action to ensure that federal labour standards reflect the realities of 21st century workplaces.

Today, the Honourable Patty Hajdu, Minister of Employment, Workforce Development and Labour, met with Canadian business leaders at the Thunder Bay Chamber of Commerce to discuss legislation introduced earlier this week that will modernize these standards to better protect Canadian workers and help set the stage for good quality jobs, while helping employers face the challenges of today and tomorrow.

Federal labour standards have remained largely unchanged since the 1960s, when most Canadians worked stable, 9 to 5 jobs. While many employers already have standards in place that exceed what*s in the Canada Labour Code, for some employees in the federally regulated private sector, these standards are the only protections they have.

The legislation will, among other things, make changes to improve employees* eligibility for entitlements such as general holiday pay, sick leave, maternity leave and parental leave. They will also improve work每life balance by introducing new breaks and leaves, including a new 5-day personal leave and 5 days of paid leave for victims of family violence. Changes will also ensure that employees in precarious work are paid equally and have fair access to the same entitlements as their full-time counterparts. Higher labour standards can benefit employers, as well, by reducing absenteeism, improving recruitment and retention, and improving employee well-being, all of which can lead to an increase in productivity.

Through Budget Implementation Act 2018, No. 2, the Government of Canada also introduced proactive pay equity legislation and improvements to the Wage Earner Protection Program (WEPP). Proactive pay equity legislation will ensure that women and men working in federally regulated workplaces, including the federal private sector, the federal public service, parliamentary workplaces, and Ministers* offices, receive equal pay for work of equal value. Improvements to the WEPP will increase the maximum financial support provided to workers who are owed wages when their employer files for bankruptcy or enters receivership.

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※Fairness and inclusion are the heart of Canada*s future economic success. Our economy is stronger and more prosperous when everyone has a chance to step up to the plate. Employees who are treated fairly and who come to work feeling supported by their employers are able to do their best work and innovate, which can create a better working environment and lead to long-term gains for employers. It*s a win-win for everyone§

每 The Honourable Patty Hajdu, Minister of Employment, Workforce Development and Labour

Quick facts

  • Up to $50.7 million over five years starting in 2019-20 and up to $12.2M on-going will be allocated to support implementation and enforcement of the labour standards amendments, including education and awareness, training, and increased resources for proactive enforcement activities and to ensure timely resolution of complaints.
  • Federal labour standards are set out in Part III of the Canada Labour Code (Code). They establish the basic rights (e.g. hours of work, wages, leaves and holidays) of employees in federally regulated private sector industries, such as banking, telecommunications, and interprovincial and international transportation. They also help create a level playing field for employers by requiring them to meet these standards.
  • Between May 2017 and March 2018, the government consulted with Canadians, stakeholders and experts on the changing nature of work and how federal labour standards could be updated to better reflect current workplace realities. One strong message was repeated throughout the consultations: The way Canadians work has changed, but federal labour standards have not. These consultations also made it clear there are a number of complex issues related to federal labour standards and the changing nature of work that require more in-depth review and discussion. These will be studied by an Expert Panel, to be announced shortly.

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Contacts

V谷ronique Simard
Press Secretary
Office of the Honourable Patty Hajdu, P.C., M.P.
Minister of Employment, Workforce Development and Labour
veronique.simard@hrsdc-rhdcc.gc.ca
819-654-5611

Media Relations Office
Employment and Social Development Canada
819-994-5559
media@hrsdc-rhdcc.gc.ca

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Mark Romoff, President & CEO, CCPPP https://www.google.com//430/story/mark-romoff-president-ceo-ccppp Fri, 02 Nov 2018 18:08:12 +0000 /430/?post_type=video&p=350908 NationTalk speaks with Mark Romoff, President & CEO, Canadian Council for Public Private Partnerships (CCPPP). He shared his thoughts on Indigenous participation in this year’s CCPPP 26th Annual Conference in Toronto on November 5th and 6th. Mark also discussed the significance of the market sounding at the conference this year, the progress that has been […]

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NationTalk speaks with Mark Romoff, President & CEO, Canadian Council for Public Private Partnerships (CCPPP). He shared his thoughts on Indigenous participation in this year’s CCPPP 26th Annual Conference in Toronto on November 5th and 6th. Mark also discussed the significance of the market sounding at the conference this year, the progress that has been made on the infrastructure deficit over the last few years and possible game changing First Nations Infrastructure Institute concept.

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City (Iqaluit) passes By-law for Cannabis consumption, smoking and vaping https://www.google.com//430/story/city-iqaluit-passes-by-law-for-cannabis-consumption-smoking-and-vaping Fri, 02 Nov 2018 18:06:40 +0000 /430/?post_type=video&p=350942 OCTOBER 10, 2018 – (IQALUIT, NUNAVUT) – Mayor Redfern, on behalf of Council, announced today that the City*s By-law for Cannabis Consumption, Smoking and Vaping passed the third reading last night. Bylaw #863will go into effect on October 17th 每 the day Federal and Territorial Cannabis Legislation becomes law. The Government of Nunavut*s (GN) Cannabis […]

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OCTOBER 10, 2018 – (IQALUIT, NUNAVUT) – Mayor Redfern, on behalf of Council, announced today that the City*s By-law for Cannabis Consumption, Smoking and Vaping passed the third reading last night. Bylaw #863will go into effect on October 17th 每 the day Federal and Territorial Cannabis Legislation becomes law.

The Government of Nunavut*s (GN) Cannabis Legislation, Bill-7 provides the main framework for cannabis sales, purchase, use and restrictions in the Territory. The City*s Cannabis Consumption, Smoking and Vaping Bylaw provides additional information on restrictions on where cannabis use is not permitted within the City, such as 9 meters from the entrances of public buildings. In addition, cannabis cannot be used on school, daycare grounds and at public events.

Mayor Redfern explained, ※Council wanted to ensure that the City*s Cannabis By-law was passed by October 17th, 2018 and we have met this deadline.§

The City has been working closely with the GN and the Royal Canadian Mounted Police to ensure that it is able to implement as well as enforce the new legislation and by-law.

Fines for violations can range from $200 for a first offence and up to $10,000 for multiple offences.

For additional information, please go the City*s Cannabis Consumption, Smoking and Vaping By-law #863, the Government of Nunavut*s Cannabis Legislation, and the Government of Canada*s Cannabis Legislation, as well as the Question and Answers document.

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BC Public Service employees recognized for achievements https://www.google.com//430/story/bc-public-service-employees-recognized-for-achievements Fri, 02 Nov 2018 16:57:45 +0000 /430/?post_type=video&p=350935 November 02, 2018 VICTORIA 每 BC Public Service employees who led the emergency response to devastating floods and wildfires, advanced reconciliation with Indigenous peoples and improved safety on Highway 16 are among those honoured with this year*s Premier*s Innovation and Excellence Awards. ※Public service employees are the driving force making government better for every British […]

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November 02, 2018

VICTORIA 每 BC Public Service employees who led the emergency response to devastating floods and wildfires, advanced reconciliation with Indigenous peoples and improved safety on Highway 16 are among those honoured with this year*s Premier*s Innovation and Excellence Awards.

※Public service employees are the driving force making government better for every British Columbian. Their hard work and commitment to innovation makes this province a better place for us all,§ said Premier John Horgan. ※It is an honour to present these awards to such extraordinary, dedicated employees. Congratulations to all the finalists and winners.§

Public service employees were recognized for applying new, innovative ways of providing services in eight categories: Innovation, Leadership, Organizational Excellence, Partnership, Emerging Leader Legacy, BC Public Service Hall of Excellence and, new for this year, Evidence-Based Design.

※Each and every day, thousands of civil servants work behind the scenes to keep our province running and deliver the services British Columbians count on,§ said Carole James, Minister of Finance. ※As the minister responsible for the BC Public Service Agency, I would like to thank all of B.C.*s hard-working civil servants and congratulate the winners of this year*s awards.§

The awards recognize work at both the regional and provincial level. The regional awards recognize projects and individuals that impact a specific region, while provincial awards recognize projects or individuals whose impact is felt provincially or across multiple regions. A panel of independent adjudicators and judges determine the finalists and winners of the Premier*s Awards.

Quick Facts:

  • The Premier*s Awards were launched in 2004 and are held annually.
  • In 2018, the program celebrates its 14th year of being the most prestigious recognition for the BC Public Service.
  • This year, a new category highlights the BC Public Service*s commitment to evidence-based design in program or policy development.

Learn More:

Learn more about the BC Public Service Hall of Excellence and previous B.C. Legacy winners:?https://www2.gov.bc.ca/gov/content/governments/organizational-structure/publicservice/hall-of-excellence

A?backgrounder follows.

Premier’s Innovation and Excellence Award recipients

The Province of B.C. congratulates the following recipients of this year*s Premier*s Innovation and Excellence Awards:

  • Evidence-Based Design:?The Ministry of Public Safety and Solicitor General and partners, including the BC Coroners Service, developed a new approach 〞 unique in North America 〞 to producing data to improve prevention efforts in B.C.*s opioid crisis.
  • Emerging Leader:?Christine Bootsma, assistant deputy warden, has led positive change in the Nanaimo Correctional Centre by introducing new programs focused on building connections between inmates and their families, integrating right living and restorative justice practices, and finding innovative educational opportunities for inmates.
  • Innovation:?The Kaska, Tahltan and Taku River Tlingit First Nations and the Ministry of Indigenous Relations and Reconciliation formed a unique 3Nations-B.C. regional partnership that represents a substantial change in the Province*s approach to reconciliation, in line with the principles of the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples.
  • Leadership:?Jennifer Fraser*s leadership and mentor skills are well-utilized in her role as regional manager, project delivery and director, Trans-Canada Highway Program with the Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure. She has implemented significant process improvement initiatives, resulting in better cross-ministry engagement, improved use?of human resources and enhanced relations with First Nations.
  • Organizational Excellence (tie – two recipients):
    • Emergency Management BC*s Central Provincial Regional Emergency Operations Centre in Kamloops was the Province*s key response and recovery hub for the unprecedented floods and wildfires of 2017. Throughout these historic events, staff demonstrated outstanding performance, teamwork and dedication to public safety.
    • Together, the Indigenous Sport, Physical Activity and Recreation Council and the Ministry of Tourism, Arts and Culture are improving the lives and health of Indigenous peoples in B.C. through innovative use of sport and physical activity 〞 the first program of its kind in North America.
  • Partnership:?The Highway 16 Transportation Action Plan is an example of an extraordinary partnership and collaboration between the Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure, First Nations, BC Transit and local governments to provide safe, reliable and affordable transportation for remote communities along Highway 16.
  • Legacy:?James (Jim) MacAulay*s 30-year career as a Crown prosecutor with the BC Prosecution Service has benefited B.C.*s environmental integrity as MacAulay has led several high-profile cases that helped shape the boundaries of environmental justice in British Columbia.
  • Legacy:?For more than 27 years with the Ministry of Finance, including 14 years as assistant deputy minister of the revenue division, Elan Symes has demonstrated leadership, strategy and compassion, cultivated her organization*s charity mindset and positive workplace culture, and successfully led large initiatives to meet the evolving needs of B.C.*s taxpayers in the digital age.
  • BC Public Service Hall of Excellence:?Regarded as a national leader in forest meteorology and climate change adaptation, David Spittlehouse*s work has guided the Ministry of Forests, Lands, Natural Resource Operations and Rural Development in its mandate to develop policies and programs in an era of climate change to support forest sustainability.

Contacts:

Jen Holmwood
Deputy Communications Director
Office of the Premier
250 818-4881

Ministry of Finance
Media Relations
250 387-1248

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Media Advisory: Carleton to Host Shannon Lecture on the Use of Canadian Archaeology Against Indigenous People https://www.google.com//430/story/media-advisory-carleton-to-host-shannon-lecture-on-the-use-of-canadian-archaeology-against-indigenous-people Fri, 02 Nov 2018 16:55:06 +0000 /430/?post_type=video&p=350934 November 02, 2018 Carleton University*s?Department of History?will host the Shannon Lecture?Good Intentions, Bad Archaeology: The uses and abuses of Canadian archaeology against Indigenous peoplepresented by Kisha Supernant (University of Alberta). When: Friday, Nov. 9, 2018 from 1 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. Where: Room 2017, Dunton Tower, Carleton Info: This event is free and open to […]

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Carleton University*s?Department of History?will host the Shannon Lecture?Good Intentions, Bad Archaeology: The uses and abuses of Canadian archaeology against Indigenous peoplepresented by Kisha Supernant (University of Alberta).

When: Friday, Nov. 9, 2018 from 1 p.m. to 2:30 p.m.
Where: Room 2017, Dunton Tower, Carleton
Info: This event is free and open to the public. A campus map can be?found online.

Media are invited to attend the event.

In the lands currently called Canada, archaeology is often used to tell stories about the history of this place, but often at the expense of Indigenous nations. Throughout its history, archaeologists have positioned themselves as experts on, and stewards of, the past for the good of all 每 even though those pasts are sometimes not their own.

In this talk, Supernant will explore how archaeology in Canada has been and continues to be part of the settler colonial state, centring knowledge from archaeologists and heritage practitioners rather than Indigenous peoples. Supernant will provide examples of how archaeological research has marginalized Indigenous voices, even when archaeologists have good intentions and will make suggestions for how to move toward a better archaeology for the future.

This lecture is co-presented with the support of the?School of Indigenous and Canadian Studies.

About the Shannon Lecture Series

The 2018 Shannon Lecture series examines ※bad archaeology§ 每 what happens when the practice of archaeology is done in bad faith? Modern archaeology emerged from a colonialist setting where the heroic lone (male) adventure wrestled knowledge in exotic (to him) places. In many ways, the field has never shed that association and the promise of adventure and heroism. The 2018 series of lectures will explore some of the ways ※bad archaeology§ has meaningful consequences 每 especially in the Canadian context. By understanding ※bad§ archaeology, we may begin to understand the power of ※good§ archaeology for our present day and age.

The Shannon Lecture series is made possible by the Shannon Fund, an endowment created by Lois May Long, who was a friend of the Carleton History Department and longtime support for both students and faculty.

Media Contact

Steven Reid
Media Relations Officer
Carleton University
613-520-2600, ext. 8718
613-265-6613
Steven_Reid3@Carleton.ca

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Brian Pallister Deceives the Public on Turning the Page Agreement https://www.google.com//430/story/brian-pallister-deceives-the-public-on-turning-the-page-agreement Fri, 02 Nov 2018 16:52:41 +0000 /430/?post_type=video&p=350932 November 01, 2018 Brian Pallister Deceives the Public on Turning the Page Agreement Winnipeg, MB 每 Manitoba Premier Brian Pallister needs to check his facts. In a media interview on October 31, 2018 Pallister made the following statement about the Turning the Page Agreement signed by the MMF, Manitoba, and Manitoba Hydro in 2014: “The […]

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Brian Pallister Deceives the Public on Turning the Page Agreement

Winnipeg, MB 每 Manitoba Premier Brian Pallister needs to check his facts. In a media interview on October 31, 2018 Pallister made the following statement about the Turning the Page Agreement signed by the MMF, Manitoba, and Manitoba Hydro in 2014:

“The agreement was signed as a consequence of shutting the M谷tis out of the process of the hearings around the Bipole West line. It was designed in such a manner as to restrict their ability to participate in the processes that the previous government established. We don*t support that model and we will not support it going forward either. We have too much respect for the people of this province to pay them to not show up at hearings on issues that matter to them.”

Nothing in this statement is true. The MMF would like to set the record straight:

  1. The MMF and M谷tis Citizens fully participated in Bipole III hearings and challenged the license issued by Manitoba for Bipole III. The MMF attended these hearings, provided presentations and evidence, and questioned witnesses put forward by Manitoba Hydro. This is all on the public record. In addition, the MMF on behalf of M谷tis Citizens challenged Manitoba*s decision to issue the license for Bipole III. All of these actions led to the Turning the Page Agreement and an understanding of the effects of Hydro development on M谷tis Rights and respect for those rights.
  2. Turning the Page did not restrict the MMF*s participation in the Bipole III hearings in any way. The 2014 agreement was not signed until after Bipole III hearings had ended and so had no affect on MMF*s participation in those hearings
  3. Turning the Page was intended to advance reconciliation and it set out a process for how to address outstanding impacts of Bipole III and other projects on M谷tis rights. The agreement is a reconciliation agreement that set out how the MMF, Manitoba, and Manitoba Hydro “wish to build a forward-looking, productive and non-adversarial working relationship.” Through the processes outlined in the agreement, it set out a clear path forward for how outstanding impacts of Bipole III, and other projects, are to be resolved between the MMF and Manitoba Hydro.
  4. Turning the Page did not〞and does not〞prevent or restrict the MMF*s ability to participate in the review of any project, in any way. The agreement clearly states in Article 3.1.3 that: “nothing#in this Agreement precludes the MMF from: a) participating in regulatory proceedings or reviews relating to Existing Developments and Operations or Future Developments; b) applying for and accessing additional funding from third party commissions, agencies or boards to support the MMF*s participation in proceedings relating to Existing Developments and Operations or Future Developments; or c) making submissions to commissions, agencies, boards or government in relation to Existing Developments and Operations or Future Developments on environmental and regulatory issues.”

“Premier Pallister should have taken the time to read this agreement before he unilaterally cancelled it,” said MMF President David Chartrand. “He is now trying to twist the facts and re-write history to make his actions look justified. The Turning the Page Agreement is reconciliation in action. His statements make no sense when you look at the history, or at the agreement itself. The truth is set out in black and white. Pallister*s attempts to mislead the public are just another example of his government*s dishonour and disrespect for the M谷tis.

MMF President David Chartrand commented that: “All Manitobans〞including all Indigenous people in this province that have negotiated Community benefit agreements or impact benefit agreements with Crown corporations〞should be concerned by this deception and dishonesty.”

For more background and fact checking on TTP : http://www.mmf.mb.ca/docs/hydro_docs/MMF-TTP-fact-check.pdf

Timeline of major events: http://www.mmf.mb.ca/docs/hydro_docs/MMF-TTP-Timeline.pdf

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Believe in Yourself; Believe in M谷tis.

The Manitoba Metis Federation (MMF) is the official democratic and self-governing political representative for the M谷tis Nation*s Manitoba M谷tis Community. The Manitoba M谷tis are Canada*s Negotiating Partner in Confederation and the Founders of the Province of Manitoba.

For media information, please contact:

Barney Morin
Director of Communications
Manitoba Metis Federation
Phone: (204) 586-8474 (277)
Cell: (204) 391-0717
E-mail: Barney.morin@mmf.mb.ca

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CBU to Celebrate Fall Convocation in Membertou https://www.google.com//430/story/cbu-to-celebrate-fall-convocation-in-membertou Fri, 02 Nov 2018 16:49:26 +0000 /430/?post_type=video&p=350931 November 01, 2018 Cape Breton University will celebrate the success of more than 230 graduates with a Fall Convocation ceremony held Saturday, November 3, 2018, at the Membertou Trade and Convention Centre at 2:00 p.m. Among the graduates will be 31 members of CBU*s first Bachelor of Science, Nursing Advanced Standing program. Michael Cadegan?of Glace […]

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Cape Breton University will celebrate the success of more than 230 graduates with a Fall Convocation ceremony held Saturday, November 3, 2018, at the Membertou Trade and Convention Centre at 2:00 p.m.

Among the graduates will be 31 members of CBU*s first Bachelor of Science, Nursing Advanced Standing program.

Michael Cadegan?of Glace Bay will serve as the 2018 class Valedictorian and says, ※It feels very special to be a member of CBU*s first graduating class of the advanced standing Nursing program. I can say with confidence that CBU has prepared me for a successful career in the healthcare field. And, as Valedictorian I hope that I will be able to remind my fellow graduates of the fond memories they*ve made at CBU, while instilling in them a sense of hope and optimism for the future.§

The graduating class, made up of students from more than 13 countries, will receive their degrees, diplomas and certificates from Chancellor Annette Vershuren. Grads were given the option of requesting their parchments in a variety of first languages, including French, Gaelic and Mi*kmaw.

Additionally, Cape Breton University will confer the degree?Doctor of Letters, honoris causa, on a woman who has dedicated her life to advocating for the rights of Mi*kmaw people and helping preserve the culture within her community of Eskasoni and beyond, Thunder Woman, Lotti Johnson. As well, CBU will confer the degree Doctor of Letters, honoris causa, on a man who has worked diligently and has had an immense impact on the Cape Breton and Nova Scotia economy, businessman Mr. Jim Kehoe. CBU will also confer the degree Doctor of Laws, honoris causa, on a man who has devoted his career to the betterment of the judicial system in the Province and in Canada and the people it serves, The Honourable Michael MacDonald, Chief Justice of Nova Scotia.

For those who are not able to attend the ceremony on Saturday, it will be available via live-stream beginning at 2 p.m. at www.cbu.ca.

Well-wishers can send congratulatory messages to grads via social media using #CBUgrad18 or #CBUproud.

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Les Femmes Michif Otipemisiwak meet in Toronto for Annual General Meeting https://www.google.com//430/story/les-femmes-michif-otipemisiwak-meet-in-toronto-for-annual-general-meeting Fri, 02 Nov 2018 16:47:27 +0000 /430/?post_type=video&p=350930 November 02, 2018 On Thursday October 11, more than 50 M谷tis women from Ontario westward to British Columbia attended the eighth Annual General Meeting of Les Femmes Michif Otipemisiwak (LMFO)每Women of the M谷tis Nation. The assembly ran from October 12-14 and held discussions on priority issues affecting M谷tis women. It featured keynote addresses from Minister […]

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November 02, 2018

On Thursday October 11, more than 50 M谷tis women from Ontario westward to British Columbia attended the eighth Annual General Meeting of Les Femmes Michif Otipemisiwak (LMFO)每Women of the M谷tis Nation. The assembly ran from October 12-14 and held discussions on priority issues affecting M谷tis women. It featured keynote addresses from Minister of Crown-Indigenous Relations Carolyn Bennett and M谷tis Nation of Ontario (MNO) President Margaret Froh.

※We are the women of the M谷tis Nation,§ stated President Froh. ※We are the keepers of the knowledge, culture, and traditions within our Nation. It*s really important we take times like this to celebrate and honour that.

A number of MNO citizens attended the conference and several members of the Provisional Council of the M谷tis Nation of Ontario (PCMNO) had roles in the event. PCMNO Chair France Picotte co-chaired the event while MNO Senator Verna Porter-Brunelle led the opening and closing prayers. MNO Vice-Chair and Spokesperson for the MNO Women*s Council Sharon Cadeau and?PCMNO Youth Representative Mich Case led discussions and seminars.

Cadeau reported on specific updates to the MNO Women*s Council policy, including a more democratic process in electing the spokesperson. ※This is a huge step forward, as the community will now choose the woman to speak on their behalf,§ she stated.

Case was invited to present at the conference and led a seminar on M谷tis beading. He provided an overview of M谷tis beading styles and techniques. After his presentation, ※learn-to-bead§ starter kits, a project developed by the MNO Youth Council were gifted to attendees by LMFO President Melanie Omeniho.

President Froh also addressed delegates on Saturday, emphasizing the importance of breaking down barriers, building up relationships, and reflecting upon what it is we stand for. She encouraged citizens be active in their communities and speak out about injustices they*ve witnessed or experienced. ※There are a lot of hard fought victories we can*t take for granted,§ she explained. ※We cannot be complacent,§ she said.

MNO citizen Amanda Rheaume moderated a panel discussion on lesbian, gay bisexual, transgender, transsexual, queer, and 2-spirit (LGBTQ2S) experiences. The panel reflected the community activism that President Froh addressed in her remarks and fostered a dialogue among attendees. The panel began with statements from MNO citizens Jennifer St. Germain and Gerald Lavallee, who expressed his gratitude for the support from the MNO when he felt most alone.

While much of the 2018 assembly highlighted the importance of kindness, compassion and empathy; equally represented were themes of the strength and resilience of M谷tis women.

From Friday morning*s ※sashing our warriors§ campaign against lateral violence, to Saturday evening*s reception honouring M谷tis Veterans, it is clear that the M谷tis women are far from passive beings. They are active leaders in their communities, ready and willing to fight for their families, for their nation, and for their rights.

President Froh acknowledged the vast amounts of difficult work yet to be done and the importance of women in leadership positions. ※As women, we have protected virtues of democracy and fairness within our communities and within our nation for a very long time,§ she said. ※Each of you makes a difference in your communities.§

Minister Bennett also thanked the women and women veterans, which included MNO veterans Shelly Claus and June Smart.

※Tonight we honour the courage it takes to fight for peace,§ she stated. ※Women are often the unsung heroes and their stories left untold because of gender and M谷tis identity.§

As the keynote speakers acknowledged, events such as the Annual General Meeting are important as they create a space where M谷tis voices and perspectives can be heard.

※As M谷tis women, we never sit back and let others talk for us, it*s not our way. Our voices matter, and kindness matters, and love matters, and care and empathy matters,§ said President Froh in her closing remarks. ※And all that makes a tremendous difference.§

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Statement from SCO 每 Ivan Zinger Annual 2017/18 Report on Corrections Canada https://www.google.com//430/story/statement-from-sco-ivan-zinger-annual-201718-report-on-corrections-canada Fri, 02 Nov 2018 16:45:55 +0000 /430/?post_type=video&p=350929 October 31, 2018 Statement from the Southern Chiefs* Organization Inc. RE: Ivan Zinger Annual 2017/18 Report on Corrections Canada ANISHINAABE TERRITORY, MB 每?Grand Chief Jerry Daniels agrees with Canada*s Correctional Investigator*s report regarding Corrections and the Truth and Reconciliation*s Calls to Action. The report, released yesterday calls for the Federal Government and Correctional Services to […]

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Statement from the Southern Chiefs* Organization Inc.

RE: Ivan Zinger Annual 2017/18 Report on Corrections Canada

ANISHINAABE TERRITORY, MB 每?Grand Chief Jerry Daniels agrees with Canada*s Correctional Investigator*s report regarding Corrections and the Truth and Reconciliation*s Calls to Action. The report, released yesterday calls for the Federal Government and Correctional Services to work on handing responsibility, control and resources to Indigenous communities to address the high numbers of Indigenous over representation in jails and prisons.

Currently, those numbers have 28% of Federal prison inmates being Aboriginal with incarcerated women as high as 40% representation. ※Their response is discouraging in regards to addressing the Truth and Reconciliation Justice Calls to Action which is key in addressing the overrepresentation of Indigenous people incarcerated,§ said Daniels. ※Our fear is that the Calls of Actions will have the same response as the Aboriginal Justice Inquiry.§

Prior to colonization, Indigenous people had their own Justice systems based on wellness, balance the restoration of relationships. Punishment was not a concept that was acknowledged nor respected in Indigenous communities.

Grand Chief Daniels says to fully address the high number of Indigenous people incarcerated; a shift in the justice model must occur. ※Many people who come in conflict with the law are dealing with the effects of colonialism,§ he said. ※We must be consulted and given adequate resources to address the high number of Indigenous people incarcerated. Community based Healing Centres that are run by the communities and Indigenous organizations would be a starting point in bringing down those numbers.§

For further information, please contact:

For further information, please contact Chantell Barker at (204) 946-1869 or via email at Chantell.barker@scoinc.mb.ca

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Mount Royal U: Olympic Symposium frames debate https://www.google.com//430/story/mount-royal-u-olympic-symposium-frames-debate Fri, 02 Nov 2018 16:43:34 +0000 /430/?post_type=video&p=350921 Nov. 1, 2018 Making an informed decision when it comes time to vote on bidding for the 2026 Olympic Winter Games was the focus of a public forum hosted at Mount Royal University on Nov. 1. Proponents of the ※yes§ and ※no§ sides, as well as at least one fence sitter, presented their thoughts at […]

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Making an informed decision when it comes time to vote on bidding for the 2026 Olympic Winter Games was the focus of a public forum hosted at Mount Royal University on Nov. 1.

Proponents of the ※yes§ and ※no§ sides, as well as at least one fence sitter, presented their thoughts at the 2026 Olympic and Paralympic Symposium, the morning after Calgary*s city council moved forward with a plebiscite on hosting the Olympic Games.

※The Olympics are a means to an end. We need to have a clearly defined goal of what we want Calgary to look like in 2040,§ said Professor?David Legg, PhD,?chair of the?Department of Health and Physical Education?at Mount Royal, in the opening remarks. He and marketing Professor David Finch, PhD, organized the event with ※yeoman§ support from students Stefan Wright and Brody Norton, and alumni Ethan Green.

The event at the Leacock Theatre featured three panels with speakers discussing a vision of Calgary with and without the Games; the economic costs and benefits of hosting; and the positive and negative impacts of hosting in 2026. Each speaker had four minutes to address their topic and the floor was then opened for questions from the audience.

While there was discussion around the financial pluses and minuses of hosting the Games 〞 and how reports can be tweaked to accomplish a desired answer 〞 much was made of the intangible benefits that could accompany a winning bid: civic pride, increased awareness of Calgary on the world stage, more visibility for disabled athletes and the promotion of sport.

※In 2040, we, as a community can come together. I feel that we are struggling to figure out who we are. We are a city with an empty downtown. A city that gets frustrated because we seem to always be battling,§ said former Olympian and Calgary Bid Exploration Committee member Catriona Le May Doan. ※Let*s get together and talk about things # It takes a bit of work to inform ourselves, but that is what*s needed.§

However, some, including Lois Appleby, CEO of the 2000 Sydney Paralympics Organising Committee, cautioned against investing too heavily in things that can*t be measured. She cited phrases that have been part of the ※yes§ side*s pitch.

※ &Immense possibility.* &Best chance for economic revitalization.* &Nation-building.* Really? Do we really think that people understand that?§ Appleby said. ※With a mega-event, there is the opportunity for the needs of the groups that don*t have the presence or the polish to be forgotten # It can be a bit of a vacuum and collect all of our energy, our public dollars.§

That*s one of the major sticking points for Erin Waite, organizer of No Olympics Calgary.

※What is it that we aren*t doing if we are pursuing being a host city?§ Waite said. Referencing then Premier Peter Lougheed*s move in the 1970s to bring together public and private money to create innovation in the energy sector, Waite said, ※It would take time. It would be a risk. But it (investment in innovation) would truly benefit our city long-term. That gives a reason for our kids to stay. It would go so far beyond a single event.§

A longtime community builder in Calgary isn*t daunted by the prospect of the city biting off more than it can chew. Terry Rock, president and CEO of Calgary Technologies, Inc., said that being able to tout Calgary*s Olympic status (once again) would be a big selling point when he is trying to get international start-ups to set up shop here.

※The costs (of the Games) are challenging, but I would like to be a city that is not a great city, but a city where great things happen,§ Rock said.

Rock also said that a winning Olympic bid could mean a big boost to the long-term health of the tourism industry, as well as a ※huge opportunity§ to position Calgary as the international hub for winter sport technology.

Professor?Julie Booke, PhD,?who coordinates the?sport and recreation management?program, sat in the audience along with students from her project planning course, other faculty, staff and members of the public.

※I think it*s important for students to be informed about such a massive decision. To have this here on campus is really beneficial,§ Booke said.

Rebekah Pritchard and Sonja Larison, students in the sport and recreation management program, volunteered at the event, gaining insight into the behind-the-scenes planning and work required to stage the symposium. They were also able to take in the information presented.

※It*s interesting to see how these events are put together,§ Larison said. ※We*ve heard about this for weeks. It*s important to give us a voice in this decision.§

Something that people should consider in making that decision has been largely missing from the dialogue, said Patti Pon. In her two and a half years as a member of the Calgary Bid Exploration Committee, Pon said it was mostly radio silence on culture and education, two of the three pillars of the Olympic Games.

※That was discouraging to me because those are the things that we remember,§ said Pon, president and CEO of Calgary Arts Development. ※You can*t tell me who won the biathlon in *88 but you can tell me about Eddie the Eagle. You can tell me about that song by David Foster, about the coats designed by Sunice.§

Citing our position as the third most ethnically diverse city in Canada, she also called on everyone to make sure all residents are part of ※a renewed identity for Calgary.§

※I play a game when I go to pubic events where I count the number of people who are visible minorities, like me. Usually, it*s me and the mayor,§ Pon said. ※I usually can*t get past two hands and I can*t get past two hands here # Diversity is our greatest strength, not our weakness. We haven*t done a good enough job promoting that.§

The Paralympic Games presents a unique opportunity to increase accessibility, said Legg, past-president of the Canadian Paralympic Committee.

※Potential benefits could be an increase dramatically for both mobility and psychological factors. In Tokyo (which is hosting the 2020 Summer Games), they*ve mandated that more hotel rooms need to be accessible,§ Legg said. ※A second advantage is increased media coverage of those with disabilities so they become part of the narrative # and you could also see an increase in inclusion for things like hiring.§

Building relationships with the wider community is one of the factors that led Treaty 7 First Nations to endorse a bid, said Chief Lee Crowchild of the Tsuut’ina Nation.

※We thought about, &What is the outcome?* It is the progression of dialogue between the City of Calgary and all the Treaty 7 and beyond. We need to do that,§ Crowchild said. ※We need to think on the global level of the impact of what we are doing, rather than who is on what side.§

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Arctic Council meeting focuses on biodiversity in the Arctic https://www.google.com//430/story/arctic-council-meeting-focuses-on-biodiversity-in-the-arctic Fri, 02 Nov 2018 16:40:34 +0000 /430/?post_type=video&p=350928 November 02, 2018 At the meeting just concluded in Rovaniemi, Finland, the Arctic Council focused its discussions on Arctic biodiversity and received updates from all the Council*s subsidiary bodies on their ongoing work. Friday, 02?Nov 2018 Rovaniemi, Finland Representatives of the eight?Arctic States?and six indigenous?Permanent Participant organizations, as well as the Arctic Council*s six ?Working […]

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At the meeting just concluded in Rovaniemi, Finland, the Arctic Council focused its discussions on Arctic biodiversity and received updates from all the Council*s subsidiary bodies on their ongoing work.

Friday, 02?Nov 2018
Rovaniemi, Finland

Representatives of the eight?Arctic States?and six indigenous?Permanent Participant organizations, as well as the Arctic Council*s six ?Working Groups?and more than thirty?Observers, met in Rovaniemi, Finland on 1-2 November 2018. This was the third Senior Arctic Officials* meeting held during the?Chairmanship of Finland (2017-2019).

The Council focused its thematic discussion on biodiversity in the Arctic and welcomed updates from the six Working Groups, two Task Forces, and one Expert Group, as well as interventions from Observers. During the biodiversity discussion Working Groups presented their ongoing efforts to advance biodiversity conservation, inform policy, and engage the public.

In addition, Iceland presented a preliminary plan for their upcoming Chairmanship program (2019-2021).

Ambassador Aleksi H?rk?nen, Chair of the Senior Arctic Officials, said of the meeting: ※We were pleased to bring the Arctic Council SAO meeting to Rovaniemi, where circumpolar Arctic cooperation started over 25 years ago. Enjoying the hospitality of the city of Rovaniemi and the University of Lapland, we conducted a meeting which gave us a comprehensive picture of the forward-looking work of the Arctic Council subsidiary bodies, including deliverables to the Ministerial meeting in May 2019.§

The Council also received progress reports from the six Working Groups and updates on the following:

  • the United Nations High-Level Political Forum on Sustainable Development held in New York in July 2018;
  • the UArctic Congress held in Oulu and Helsinki in September 2018;
  • the Arctic Resilience Forum held in Rovaniemi in September 2018;
  • the Arctic Environment Ministers* meeting held in Rovaniemi in October 2018;
  • the Arctic Biodiversity Congress held in Rovaniemi in October 2018;
  • the Second Arctic Science Ministerial meeting held in Berlin in October 2018; and
  • the status of implementation of the scientific cooperation agreement signed in 2017.

On the second day of the meeting, the Council*s Observer States informed delegates on the Warsaw format meetings and a briefing was given by the Arctic Economic Council.

A Model Arctic Council event hosted by the University of Lapland also took place in Rovaniemi during the week of the SAO meeting.

The next Senior Arctic Officials* meeting will take place in Ruka, Finland in March 2019. This meeting will be the last SAO Plenary meeting of the Finnish Chairmanship before the Chairmanship concludes with the high-level Arctic Council Ministerial meeting in May 2019.

Images for media use

Photos from the meeting are available for download at the link below under Creative Commons BY ND license. Credit: Arctic Council Secretariat / Linnea Nordstr?m
https://www.flickr.com/photos/arctic_council/albums/72157703024706805

Contact

Finnish Chairmanship,?Martti Ruokolainen
Martti.ruokolainen@formin.fi
+358 40 510 7518

Arctic Council Secretariat
media@arctic-council.org

Background facts

The eight Arctic States are Canada, the Kingdom of Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Norway, the Russian Federation, Sweden, and the United States.

The six indigenous Permanent Participant organizations are the Aleut International Association, the Arctic Athabaskan Council, the Gwich*in Council International, the Inuit Circumpolar Council, the Saami Council, and RAIPON 每 the Russian Association of Indigenous People of the North.

The Arctic Council focuses on issues of sustainable development and environmental protection in the Arctic.

The Council holds Senior Arctic Officials* meetings roughly every six months, and Ministerial meetings roughly every two years. The next Ministerial meeting will take place in spring of 2019.

The Finnish Chairmanship runs from 2017-2019, after which Iceland will assume the Chairmanship of the Arctic Council.

The six Working Groups of the Arctic Council are:
–?ACAP (Arctic Contaminants Action Program)
–?AMAP (Arctic Monitoring and Assessment Programme)
–?CAFF (Conservation of Arctic Flora and Fauna)
–?EPPR (Emergency Prevention, Preparedness, and Response)
–?PAME (Protection of the Arctic Marine Environment)
–?SDWG (Sustainable Development Working Group)

Resources and references (Click any link below)

Arctic Council backgrounder
Brochure?of digital resources and direct links
Finnish Chairmanship information

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A growing commitment to inclusion and reconciliation – Queen’s Gazette https://www.google.com//430/story/a-growing-commitment-to-inclusion-and-reconciliation-queens-gazette Fri, 02 Nov 2018 16:40:23 +0000 /430/?post_type=video&p=350926 November 2, 2018 Two new Associate Vice-Principal roles will help shape the strategic initiatives of the institution through the lens of inclusivity. The Queen*s administrative team is expanding to advance inclusivity, equity, and reconciliation initiatives across campus. Kanonhsyonne (Janice Hill) and Stephanie Simpson have accepted the inaugural positions of Associate Vice-Principal (Indigenous Initiatives and Reconciliation) […]

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November 2, 2018

Two new Associate Vice-Principal roles will help shape the strategic initiatives of the institution through the lens of inclusivity.

The Queen*s administrative team is expanding to advance inclusivity, equity, and reconciliation initiatives across campus.

Kanonhsyonne (Janice Hill) and Stephanie Simpson have accepted the inaugural positions of Associate Vice-Principal (Indigenous Initiatives and Reconciliation) and Associate Vice-Principal (Human Rights, Equity and Inclusion) respectively. In these roles, Ms. Hill and Ms. Simpson will work closely with Teri Shearer, Deputy Provost (Academic Operations and Inclusion), to provide strategic guidance on equity, inclusion, and Indigenous initiatives at Queen*s.

Read More: https://www.queensu.ca/gazette/stories/growing-commitment-inclusion-and-reconciliation

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Sobey Foundation donates massive Monkman painting to NS art gallery – National Post https://www.google.com//430/story/sobey-foundation-donates-massive-monkman-painting-to-ns-art-gallery-national-post Fri, 02 Nov 2018 16:40:09 +0000 /430/?post_type=video&p=350927 HALIFAX 〞 Renowned Cree artist Kent Monkman*s sprawling contemporary painting depicting the collision of European and Aboriginal cultures has been donated to the Art Gallery of Nova Scotia. In a statement, the Halifax gallery says &Miss Chief*s Wet Dream* was acquired by the Donald R. Sobey Foundation and is one of the most important gifts […]

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HALIFAX 〞 Renowned Cree artist Kent Monkman*s sprawling contemporary painting depicting the collision of European and Aboriginal cultures has been donated to the Art Gallery of Nova Scotia.

In a statement, the Halifax gallery says &Miss Chief*s Wet Dream* was acquired by the Donald R. Sobey Foundation and is one of the most important gifts the gallery has received.

The acrylic on canvas painting 〞 which measures 7.5 metres by 3.5 metres 〞 shows a canoe full of Indigenous people squaring off against and on a near-collision course with a raft carrying Europeans as seas rage around them.

The painting was inspired by two historical French paintings 〞 &Raft of the Medusa* and &Christ at Sea* 〞 and shows Jesus Christ, Queen Victoria, a horse and Marie Antoinette among a cast of others on the tilting raft.

Read More: https://nationalpost.com/pmn/news-pmn/canada-news-pmn/sobey-foundation-donates-massive-monkman-painting-to-n-s-art-gallery

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To help stem wave of suicides, Nunavik gathering seeks to connect families with services – Nunatsiaq News https://www.google.com//430/story/to-help-stem-wave-of-suicides-nunavik-gathering-seeks-to-connect-families-with-services-nunatsiaq-news Fri, 02 Nov 2018 16:38:28 +0000 /430/?post_type=video&p=350925 November 02, 2018 “We need to start talking about and to stop hiding sexual abuse” Nunavik communities will create their own emergency plans to better respond to suicide crises in the region. That was one commitment to come from a two-day meeting led by Nunavik*s school board, Kativik Ilisarniliriniq, on Oct. 30 and Oct. 31 […]

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November 02, 2018

“We need to start talking about and to stop hiding sexual abuse”

Nunavik communities will create their own emergency plans to better respond to suicide crises in the region.

That was one commitment to come from a two-day meeting led by Nunavik*s school board, Kativik Ilisarniliriniq, on Oct. 30 and Oct. 31 in Kuujjuaq, organized to respond to a recent wave of suicides among Inuit youth.

Roughly 60 people representing a number of regional organizations took part in the two-day gathering, including the Nunavik Regional Board of Health and Social Services and its regional suicide prevention committee, Illusiliriniqmi Pugutjiutini Qimirruniq.

KI called the meeting last month after a wave of suicides reported in various communities. Many of those who died were youth who attended KI schools, and the school board said it felt overwhelmed trying to respond.

Read More: http://nunatsiaq.com/stories/article/65674gathering_looks_to_connect_nunavik_services_families_to_help_stem_wave/

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The Indigo Love of Reading Foundation provides $1.1 million for books to over 600 Canadian schools https://www.google.com//430/story/the-indigo-love-of-reading-foundation-provides-1-1-million-for-books-to-over-600-canadian-schools Fri, 02 Nov 2018 16:37:31 +0000 /430/?post_type=video&p=350922 Annual grassroots Adopt a School fundraiser unites Indigo stores and local communities to raise funds for high-needs elementary school libraries TORONTO, Nov. 1,?2018? –?The Indigo Love of Reading Foundation is thrilled to announce the results of its 2018 Adopt a School program, providing?$1.1 million?for books to over 600 high-needs elementary school libraries across?Canada. Running from?September […]

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Annual grassroots Adopt a School fundraiser unites Indigo stores and local communities to raise funds for high-needs elementary school libraries

TORONTO, Nov. 1,?2018? –?The Indigo Love of Reading Foundation is thrilled to announce the results of its 2018 Adopt a School program, providing?$1.1 million?for books to over 600 high-needs elementary school libraries across?Canada. Running from?September 15 to October 7, Indigo, Chapters and Coles employees, high-needs elementary schools and their communities joined forces to raise funds for their local school libraries, impacting the lives of over 200,000 Canadian children.

“We are blown away by the tremendous dedication to childhood literacy that we saw throughout the 2018 Adopt a School program,” said?Ariel Siller, Executive Director of the Indigo Love of Reading Foundation. “This year, Indigo stores, over 600 schools and supporters nationwide came together to ensure that books are at the heart of literacy education in Canada.?Thanks to everyone’s support, over 200,000 Canadian children at high-needs elementary schools will have access to new and compelling materials that will inspire them to fall in love with reading and become engaged learners.”

The Indigo Adopt a School program is an annual fundraising campaign that takes place each fall. During the program, the Foundation offers a free online fundraising platform for participating high-needs elementary schools where supporters can donate directly to a participating Canadian high-needs school of their choice. A select number of schools were also adopted by an Indigo, Chapters or Coles store and received all the donations made at that store during the program.?Schools receive 100% of the funds raised on their behalf during the campaign and were also eligible for a donation match of up to?$1,200?from the Foundation as well as a 30% discount on books at Indigo, Chapters and Coles stores when using program funds.

The online platform also provided opportunities to support a local school through the ‘Tell a Story, Give a Story’ Contest. Supporters submitted stories about literacy to adoptaschool.indigo.ca to gain additional funds for their school of choice, with no donation required. In addition, fans could “heart” their favourite story. The top five most “hearted” stories from five different schools in each province were entered into a random draw to win an additional?$2,500?Indigo e-gift card. The remaining four top “hearted” schools in each province will also receive a?$500?Indigo e-gift card.

Since its inception, the Indigo Love of Reading Foundation has committed over?$29 million?for books at 3,000 school libraries across?Canada, impacting more than 900,000 Canadian children.

The winners of the 2018 Adopt a School ‘Tell a Story, Give a Story’ Contest are:

British Columbia:

  • Westview Elementary School 每 Grand Prize Winner
  • Ellendale Elementary
  • John Stubbs Memorial School
  • Margaret Ma Murray Community School
  • Pearson Road Elementary

Alberta:

  • Hardisty School 每 Grand Prize Winner
  • Balwin School
  • David Thompson School
  • Fultonvale Elementary Junior High School
  • Weinlos School

Saskatchewan:

  • Redvers School 每 Grand Prize Winner
  • Christopher Lake Public School
  • Hillmond Central School
  • Muenster School
  • OM Irwin School

Manitoba:

  • Clifton School 每 Grand Prize Winner
  • Daerwood School
  • Frontenac School
  • J.R. Reid School
  • Walter Whyte School

Ontario:

  • Brant Avenue Public School 每 Grand Prize Winner
  • Courtland Ave. Sr. Public School
  • St Bernadette Catholic Elementary School
  • St. Martin De Porres School
  • Wellington Public School

Quebec:

  • Hampstead School 每 Grand Prize Winner
  • Allion Elementary
  • Association D’Enfants Scolaris谷s 角 La Maison
  • 谷cole Pierre Elliott Trudeau Elementary School
  • St Mary’s Elementary

Nova Scotia:

  • Dutch Settlement Elementary School 每 Grand Prize Winner
  • Basinview Drive Community School
  • Carleton Consolidated Elementary School
  • Coxheath Elementary
  • Truro Junior High School

New Brunswick:

  • Keswick Valley Memorial School 每 Grand Prize Winner
  • Back Bay Elementary School
  • Chris Saunders Memorial Elementary School
  • Northrop Frye School
  • Westfield School

Prince Edward Island:

  • West Kent Elementary School 每 Grand Prize Winner
  • Birchwood Intermediate
  • Hernewood Intermediate School
  • Parkside Elementary School
  • Queen Charlotte Intermediate School

Newfoundland and Labrador:

  • Fatima Academy 每 Grand Prize Winner
  • Lourdes Elementary
  • St. Edward’s School
  • William Gillett Academy
  • Botwood Collegiate

Northwest Territories, Nunavut and Yukon*:

  • Harry Camsell School 每 Grand Prize Winner
  • Jack Hulland Elementary School
  • Lutsel K’e Dene School
  • Princess Alexandra School

*The number of winners is reflective of the total number of entries

To learn more about the Foundation, please visit?loveofreading.org.

For further information: For media requests please contact: Marni Zaretsky, Account Manager, MSL, marni.zaretsky@mslgroup.com; Kate Gregory, Senior PR Manager, Indigo, kgregory@indigo.ca

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Storyhive looking to fund Indigenous filmmakers – Vernon Morning Star https://www.google.com//430/story/storyhive-looking-to-fund-indigenous-filmmakers-vernon-morning-star Fri, 02 Nov 2018 16:37:05 +0000 /430/?post_type=video&p=350924 Storyhive calls for creators to apply for first-ever Indigenous Storyteller Edition Nov. 1, 2018 Storyhive, a funding platform supporting independent filmmakers, has launched its first-ever Indigenous Storyteller Edition. The Telus-supported platform describes the move as the beginning of a commitment to invest in the careers of Indigenous creators and help drive social change in the […]

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Storyhive calls for creators to apply for first-ever Indigenous Storyteller Edition

Nov. 1, 2018

Storyhive, a funding platform supporting independent filmmakers, has launched its first-ever Indigenous Storyteller Edition.

The Telus-supported platform describes the move as the beginning of a commitment to invest in the careers of Indigenous creators and help drive social change in the filmmaker production industry in Western Canada.

Award-winning documentary director, writer and producer 〞 and Penticton Indian Band member 〞 Tracey Kim Bonneau is on the Indigenous advisory council for the new platform.

Read More: https://www.vernonmorningstar.com/home2/storyhive-looking-to-fund-indigenous-filmmakers/

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Pallister Government’s Assault on Manitoba M谷tis Community Continues https://www.google.com//430/story/pallister-governments-assault-on-manitoba-metis-community-continues Fri, 02 Nov 2018 16:34:28 +0000 /430/?post_type=video&p=350920 October 31, 2018 Winnipeg, MB – Yesterday, the Pallister Government wrote to the Manitoba Metis Federation (MMF) indicating that it is terminating the Turning the Page Agreement. The Agreement was signed between the MMF, Manitoba, and Manitoba Hydro in 2014. The agreement provided $1 million per year for the next 20 years. This funding was […]

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Winnipeg, MB – Yesterday, the Pallister Government wrote to the Manitoba Metis Federation (MMF) indicating that it is terminating the Turning the Page Agreement. The Agreement was signed between the MMF, Manitoba, and Manitoba Hydro in 2014. The agreement provided $1 million per year for the next 20 years. This funding was partially to settle long-outstanding claims that the M谷tis had, related to Keeyask, Bipole, and other Hydro developments. To date, $5 million has been received. The next payment under the Agreement would have been due at the beginning of December for 2018/19.%u200B Now that Keeyask and Bipole are built, the province has decided to walk away from an unsettled twenty-year Agreement.

This unilateral action by Manitoba 每 which was not co-signed by Hydro 〞 is the most recent assault by Premier Pallister against the founders of Manitoba, the Manitoba M谷tis Community.

※The Turning the Page Agreement represented reconciliation in action in Manitoba,§ said MMF President David Chartrand. ※It secured the MMF*s support for the Bipole and Keeyask projects, while the Agreement is in place. It also supported investments in our M谷tis people and our villages. It avoided costly litigation that ratepayers will now have to pay. It set out processes that allowed us to work together as opposed to creating unnecessary and costly confrontations. This is a sad day for reconciliation in this province.§

※Manitoba*s Minister of Crown Services, Colleen Mayer, did not even take the time to ask us how the money was being used,§ added Chartrand. ※With this money we were repairing churches and arenas, supporting our M谷tis Elders with programs like the Elder*s Wood Project, supporting our youth (including establishing a youth centre), undertaking cultural celebrations, and providing capital support to our communities. With great pride, we joined with all Manitobans and Canadians to commemorate our Metis Veterans. With money from this agreement we built monuments that honour their service and their ultimate sacrifice.§

The MMF is already in the courts for judicial review of the Pallister Government*s unlawful attempt to cancel a $67.5 million agreement reached between the MMF and Manitoba Hydro in July, 2017. Yesterday*s notice regarding cancellation of the Turning the Page Agreement will lead to future litigation against the Pallister Government, because the Agreement acknowledged outstanding issues and set out a mechanism to address these issues.

※Let me be clear: the final costs to Manitobans and ratepayers will far exceed the short-term political points Premier Pallister is trying to score against the Manitoba Metis,” said Chartrand. “From Pallister*s high-priced Calgary lawyers to the financial damages, we as Manitobans and Manitoba Hydro will be liable for the costs of his vengeful decision. Because of Pallister*s ongoing disregard for M谷tis rights, future Manitobans will be paying for this Premier*s mistakes long after he is gone.§

※We have a Premier that wants to turn Manitoba into a reconciliation-free zone. His Ministers can*t even say the word &reconciliation* in this province without Indigenous peoples shaking their heads. This is embarrassing for proud Manitobans who believe we need to bring Indigenous and non-Indigenous peoples together, not further apart. Manitobans need to watch what this Premier is up to. This is not just about his vendetta against the M谷tis people. You need to ask why a Premier who has run businesses demonstrates such little regard for Manitoba Hydro as a Crown Corporation. He is directly interfering in Hydro*s management,§ added Chartrand.

※This is politics 101: first attack the Metis to offset the deficit; second, shore up your electoral base by fighting against Indigenous rights; third destabilize the finances of Hydro, a Crown Corporation; and, fourth Bring in new Hydro leadership and board members with privatization agendas. This creates liabilities that will affect Hydro*s financial stability. Why take this risk? Is the province asking Indigenous people to sue?§

This action continues and intensifies Pallister*s attack on the Manitoba M谷tis Community. Although Pallister’s recent mandate letters to his Ministers refer to working towards reconciliation, his actions reflect no concept of what reconciliation means. Feel-good statements about reconciliation by the Premier and his Ministers will accomplish nothing. While the federal government takes concrete steps moving towards reconciliation, the Government of Manitoba runs in the opposite direction.

For more information on the Turning the Page Agreement and related issues, visit:
http://www.mmf.mb.ca/mmf_mbhydro.php

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Believe in Yourself; Believe in M谷tis.

The Manitoba Metis Federation (MMF) is the official democratic and self-governing political representative for the M谷tis Nation*s Manitoba M谷tis Community. The Manitoba M谷tis are Canada*s Negotiating Partner in Confederation and the Founders of the Province of Manitoba.

For media information, please contact:

Barney Morin
Director of Communications
Manitoba Metis Federation
Phone: (204) 586-8474 (277)
Cell: (204) 391-0717
E-mail: Barney.morin@mmf.mb.ca

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Glen Abernethy: Anti-Poverty Update https://www.google.com//430/story/glen-abernethy-anti-poverty-update Fri, 02 Nov 2018 16:31:14 +0000 /430/?post_type=video&p=350919 November 01, 2018 Mr. Speaker, over the last five years the Government of Northwest Territories has worked in partnership with people and organizations across the NWT to better understand and meaningfully address the root causes of poverty in this territory. This outreach supports our mandate commitment to reduce poverty in the Northwest Territories. In 2013, […]

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November 01, 2018

Mr. Speaker, over the last five years the Government of Northwest Territories has worked in partnership with people and organizations across the NWT to better understand and meaningfully address the root causes of poverty in this territory. This outreach supports our mandate commitment to reduce poverty in the Northwest Territories.

In 2013, the GNWT released Building on the Strengths of Northerners: A Strategic Framework toward the Elimination of Poverty in the NWT. The development of this Framework was a collaborative effort between our government, Indigenous governments, and the business and non-profit sectors. It is the guiding document for all the work that has been carried out since its release, including the development of a GNWT Action Plan and a multi-stakeholder Territorial Anti-Poverty Action Plan, as well as annual Roundtables to bring all partners together, significant new investments, and innovative new programs and services in communities across the NWT.

Next week, the Sixth Anti-Poverty Roundtable will be held in Hay River, continuing my commitment to host these annual meetings in a different region each year to help partners better understand the unique contexts of poverty throughout the territory.

Mr. Speaker, the Roundtable will focus on two critical pieces of work: informing the development of a progress report on the Strategic Framework towards eliminating poverty since its release five years ago, and working to develop a renewed Territorial Anti-Poverty Action Plan to guide our work moving forward. Co-creating these documents with involvement from all partners is critical to respecting the collaborative model we have embraced in our poverty reduction efforts.

Mr. Speaker, this commitment to working together is foundational to how we have chosen to address poverty. The Territorial Anti-Poverty Action Plan released in 2015, sets out three principles for action:

  • Respect and equality are essential to anti-poverty work;
  • People are our most important resource; and
  • How we do things is as important as what we do.

Elder Paul Andrew has said and I quote ※we didn*t know we were poor until the government told us we were, and no one was homeless until someone told us we had to live in a house§ end quote.

The GNWT has an essential leadership role in addressing poverty, there is no question. We also have a responsibility to carry out that role with humility, especially cultural humility, recognizing that people and communities are best able to drive solutions that are based on their lived experience and understanding, and informed by the needs and priorities they articulate for themselves.

Mr. Speaker, poverty is not an Indigenous issue, but Indigenous peoples living in the NWT continue to be disproportionately impacted by poverty and the negative health and social outcomes associated with it. This is the direct result of colonial policies that have removed people from the land that sustained them, forcing them to adapt to life in settled communities, residential schools, and other institutional environments.

Investments in community health and wellness, mental health and addictions, and opportunities to reconnect to land and culture have been essential elements of our work to address poverty and address the legacy of colonialism. Addressing the wrongs of the past and helping to create healthy, hopeful futures begins with and will be sustained by the personal development, wellness, and wellbeing of all northern peoples.

Mr. Speaker, one of the tools that we have established as part of our approach to eliminating poverty in partnership with our communities and partners, is the
Anti-Poverty Fund.? Since the Anti-Poverty Fund was established in 2014, it is conservatively estimated that 13,000 people have been touched by the programming it supports. Over the years, youth and families have been the most frequent recipients of program supports. Women, persons with disabilities, people experiencing homelessness, and Elders have also benefitted from targeted programming. These efforts are essential to breaking the cycle of poverty for individuals, and from generation to generation.

This year, the one million dollar Anti-Poverty Fund has been allocated towards more than 40 projects across the NWT.

Through the Fund, food security for children, Elders, and those in need is being immediately addressed with meal and snack programs and soup kitchens. It will also support longer-term solutions by investing in initiatives such as community gardens, traditional harvesting programs, and training for small-scale agricultural and poultry production.

Employment and life skills, including traditional and cultural skills, are being supported by programs all over the territory including the Tlicho Government*s Dene Warriors Program; the Hay River Committee for Persons with Disabilities* Life-Skills Employment Action Program; and the Deh Cho Friendship Centre*s Community Helper Program.

Housing is being addressed through numerous programs, ranging from emergency shelters to rapid rehousing projects, Housing First programs, and an extended stay program to provide extra support for women and children in crisis.

Mr. Speaker, these projects, led by community partners with financial support from our government, are examples that show how we are working together to alleviate the effects of poverty in the short-term, while meaningfully addressing the root causes of poverty in the long-term.

Poverty is not just an issue of income or economy. It cannot be solved by more jobs, or better paying jobs, if those opportunities are not accompanied by social policy that respects the dignity of those who are not able to work. Social and technological change everywhere is shifting the nature of work itself, and it is more important than ever that we find ways to invest in the creativity and ingenuity of northern people to create their own opportunities, generate their own employment, and drive the development of community-based economies that are meaningful, sustainable, and grounded in culture and way of life.

There is much work yet to be done. The GNWT is committed to ongoing leadership in the effort to address poverty in the NWT, and we are committed to continued collaboration and co-creation in the work that we do and the way that we do it. Today I want to recognize the progress that has been made so far, and acknowledge the sustained efforts of all partners, including my colleagues on both sides of this House, Indigenous and community governments, NGOs and community service providers, and the business and philanthropic sectors that support our work. Thank you to all of them for their continued support to advance these programs and initiatives; and I look forward to working with you all in Hay River next week.

Thank you, Mr. Speaker.

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Government of Canada congratulates Beausoleil First Nation on the opening of a new energy-efficient housing project https://www.google.com//430/story/government-of-canada-congratulates-beausoleil-first-nation-on-the-opening-of-a-new-energy-efficient-housing-project Fri, 02 Nov 2018 16:29:02 +0000 /430/?post_type=video&p=350918 November 1, 2018 〞 Ottawa, Traditional Algonquin Territory, Ontario 〞 Indigenous Services Canada The Government of Canada is making historic investments to improve housing conditions in First Nations communities, reduce overcrowding, and support the health and well-being of First Nations residents. Today, the Honourable Jane Philpott, Minister of Indigenous Services, congratulated?Beausoleil?First Nation on the grand […]

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November 1, 2018 〞 Ottawa, Traditional Algonquin Territory, Ontario 〞 Indigenous Services Canada

The Government of Canada is making historic investments to improve housing conditions in First Nations communities, reduce overcrowding, and support the health and well-being of First Nations residents.

Today, the Honourable Jane Philpott, Minister of Indigenous Services, congratulated?Beausoleil?First Nation on the grand opening of a new six-unit housing project in the community. The new housing units, funded through Budget 2016, are energy efficient and will contribute to healthier lives for their residents.

Beausoleil?First Nation is one of 114 First Nation communities in Ontario who are benefitting from new housing investments through Budget 2016. Indigenous Services Canada provided $1,176,000 to support the building of this new housing unit.

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※Congratulations to Chief Monague and?Beausoleil?First Nation community on the completion of this housing project. These new units will provide comfortable, modern housing for families and members of the community. Our government will continue to make significant investments in housing to improve the quality of life in First Nations communities, and I am pleased to see this progress.§

The Honourable Jane Philpott, P.C., M.P.
Minister of Indigenous Services

※Our members deserve the highest quality of homes. The support from the Government of Canada will have an impact on the quality of life for many families in our community.§

Chief?Guy Monague
Beausoleil?First Nation

Quick facts

  • Indigenous Services Canada provided $1,176,000 from Budget 2016 to support this project.
  • As of June 30, 2018, and since the Budget 2016 announcement, $95.9 million in targeted funding has been allocated in Ontario to build 402 new homes and renovate 718 homes in 114 First Nations communities.

Associated links

Contacts

Rachel Rappaport
Press Secretary
Office of the Honourable Jane Philpott
Minister of Indigenous Services
819-934-2796

Media Relations
Indigenous Services Canada
819-953-1160
SAC.media.ISC@canada.ca

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Manitoba Government Fixing Flawed Hiring Processes https://www.google.com//430/story/manitoba-government-fixing-flawed-hiring-processes Fri, 02 Nov 2018 16:26:28 +0000 /430/?post_type=video&p=350917 November 01, 2018 The Manitoba government is taking steps to ensure its hiring processes reflect and uphold the principles of merit, equity and fairness, Finance Minister Scott Fielding, minister responsible for the Civil Service, announced today.? The province is also working to ensure its employees pay their fair share of income tax and contribute equitably […]

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November 01, 2018

The Manitoba government is taking steps to ensure its hiring processes reflect and uphold the principles of merit, equity and fairness, Finance Minister Scott Fielding, minister responsible for the Civil Service, announced today.? The province is also working to ensure its employees pay their fair share of income tax and contribute equitably to government-sponsored group benefit programs such as the Canada Pension Plan and Employment Insurance.

※Since we formed government, a number of concerning employment arrangements came to our attention,§ said Fielding.? ※In response, we initiated a review to ensure the public interest is protected.§

The review found a number of serious irregularities relating to interchange agreements, which are employment arrangements between government and external organizations, such as businesses or non-profit organizations.

The review examined agreements entered into in 2015 and early 2016.? Its findings include the following:

  • Offers of employment, in the form of interchange agreements, had been extended to five people outside of the normal hiring process and without proper approvals having been obtained.? Those agreements presented gaps in openness and transparency in the hiring process.
  • Payments to external agencies of $222,000 for 2015-16 and $81,000 for 2016-17 were not disclosed in the schedule of public sector compensation payments Public Accounts, as required pursuant to The Financial Administration Act.
  • Conflict of interest declarations were not obtained in most cases.? In one instance, there was a failure to declare a conflict of interest arising from shareholdings in a company that had previously provided contracted services to the government.

The review also found the treatment of? interchange agreements may not have complied with the Canada Revenue Agency*s (CRA) &self-employed contractors* directives, creating financial risk for government.? In instances where an employer fails to deduct the required Canada Pension Plan contributions or Employment Insurance premiums, the employer is required to pay both the employer*s share and the employee*s share of any amounts owing, plus penalties and interest.

※Rules were broken under the previous government,§ said Fielding.? ※Hiring processes were not respected, and income tax and other contributions may not have been deducted as they should have been.? We sought advice from the Canada Revenue Agency and are taking steps to ensure these abuses never happen again.§

These steps include over 35 improvements that are either implemented or underway including new policies, procedures, contract templates, checklists, additional monitoring and approval processes.? An internal electronic tip line has also been created to enable staff who feel pressured to circumvent or ignore critical internal controls, or who witness such occurrences, to express their concerns.? These improvements focus in particular on contract approval and hiring practices, disclosure of conflicts of interest, and compliance with CRA rules with regard to employer-employee relationships.

Fielding confirmed the government will be filing documentation to ensure previously filed Public Accounts reports accurately reflect the compensation and payments identified in the review.

He also confirmed that steps are being taken to expand the review into the broader summary government including Crown corporations, health authorities and educational institutions.

※What happened prior to our government coming into office is unacceptable and we are taking steps to prevent a similar situation from arising in the future,§ said Fielding.? ※We will treat our employees fairly, within CRA rules and in accordance with competitive hiring practices and transparency.? We will always follow the law and act in the public interest.§

To view a copy of the review visit:
www.gov.mb.ca/finance/publications/pubs/interchange-and-secondment-agreements.pdf.

To view the updated Public Accounts visit:?www.gov.mb.ca/finance/publications/pubs/annualreports/pubacct_2_18.pdf.

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For more information:

  • Public information, contact Manitoba Government Inquiry: 1-866-626-4862 or 204-945-3744.
  • Media requests for general information, contact Communications Services Manitoba: 204-945-3765.
  • Media requests for ministerial comment, contact Communications and Stakeholder Relations: 204-945-4916.

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Wataynikaneyap Power (EB-2018-0190) – Presentation of Application https://www.google.com//430/story/wataynikaneyap-power-eb-2018-0190-presentation-of-application Fri, 02 Nov 2018 16:23:28 +0000 /430/?post_type=video&p=350916 November 2, 2018 Wataynikaneyap Power will bepresenting its leave to construct application (EB-2018-0190) to the OEB onFriday, November 2, 2018, beginning at 9:30 am – 12:00 pm.? You may go tothe OEB*s website and access the presentation slides and listen to the livestreaming audio at: (https://www.oeb.ca/calendar/wataynikaneyap-power-eb-2018-0190-presentation-application). Presentation;?https://www.oeb.ca/sites/default/files/WPLP-Presentation-20181102.pdf Application;?https://www.oeb.ca/participate/applications/current-major-applications/eb-2018-0190 Application Notice;?http://www.rds.oeb.ca/HPECMWebDrawer/Record?pageSize=400&q=CaseNumber%3DEB-2018-0190%20And%20WebDocumentType%3A%22%2ANotice%2A%22&sortBy=recRegisteredOn- Related Case Documents;?http://www.rds.oeb.ca/HPECMWebDrawer/Record?pageSize=400&q=CaseNumber%3DEB-2018-0190&sortBy=recRegisteredOn- NT4

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November 2, 2018

Wataynikaneyap Power will bepresenting its leave to construct application (EB-2018-0190) to the OEB onFriday, November 2, 2018, beginning at 9:30 am – 12:00 pm.? You may go tothe OEB*s website and access the presentation slides and listen to the livestreaming audio at:

(https://www.oeb.ca/calendar/wataynikaneyap-power-eb-2018-0190-presentation-application).

Presentation;?https://www.oeb.ca/sites/default/files/WPLP-Presentation-20181102.pdf

Application;?https://www.oeb.ca/participate/applications/current-major-applications/eb-2018-0190

Application Notice;?http://www.rds.oeb.ca/HPECMWebDrawer/Record?pageSize=400&q=CaseNumber%3DEB-2018-0190%20And%20WebDocumentType%3A%22%2ANotice%2A%22&sortBy=recRegisteredOn-

Related Case Documents;?http://www.rds.oeb.ca/HPECMWebDrawer/Record?pageSize=400&q=CaseNumber%3DEB-2018-0190&sortBy=recRegisteredOn-

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Enbridge Inc. Reports Strong Third Quarter 2018 Results and Significant Progress on Strategic Priorities https://www.google.com//430/story/enbridge-inc-reports-strong-third-quarter-2018-results-and-significant-progress-on-strategic-priorities Fri, 02 Nov 2018 16:20:45 +0000 /430/?post_type=video&p=350915 CALGARY, Nov.?2, 2018 – Enbridge Inc. (Enbridge or the Company) (TSX:ENB) (NYSE:ENB) today reported third quarter 2018 financial results and provided a quarterly business update. THIRD QUARTER 2018 HIGHLIGHTS (all financial figures are unaudited and in Canadian dollars unless otherwise noted) GAAP loss of?$90 million?or?$0.05?loss per common share for the third quarter, compared to earnings […]

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CALGARY, Nov.?2, 2018 – Enbridge Inc. (Enbridge or the Company) (TSX:ENB) (NYSE:ENB) today reported third quarter 2018 financial results and provided a quarterly business update.

THIRD QUARTER 2018 HIGHLIGHTS
(all financial figures are unaudited and in Canadian dollars unless otherwise noted)

  • GAAP loss of?$90 million?or?$0.05?loss per common share for the third quarter, compared to earnings of?$765 million?or?$0.47?earnings per common share in the third quarter of 2017, both including the impact of a number of unusual, non-recurring or non-operating factors
  • Adjusted earnings were?$933 million?or?$0.55?per common share for the third quarter, compared to?$632 million?or?$0.39?per common share in the third quarter of 2017
  • Adjusted earnings before interest, income tax and depreciation and amortization (EBITDA) were?$2,958 million?for the third quarter, compared to?$2,586 million?in the third quarter of 2017
  • Cash Provided by Operating Activities was?$1,461 million?for the third quarter, compared to?$1,568 millionfor the third quarter of 2017
  • Distributable Cash Flow (DCF) was?$1,585 million?for the third quarter, compared to?$1,334 million?for the third quarter of 2017
  • On track to achieve financial guidance for 2018, with outlook for DCF per share expected to be in the upper half of the guidance range of?$4.15?to?$4.45?per share
  • Bringing?$7 billion?of new projects into service in 2018, including the?US$1.3 billion?NEXUS and?US$0.2 billion?TEAL gas pipeline projects that began service in October and the?US$1.6 billion?Valley Crossing gas pipeline project that is now complete and in service for November
  • Continuing progress on the Line 3 Replacement Project: Agreement with the Fond Du Lac Tribe in?Minnesota?on final routing; Minnesota Public Utilities Commission (MPUC) Written Orders for the Certificate of Need and Route Permit received; and construction progressing in?Canada
  • Proceeding with the amalgamation of the Company’s?Ontario?based natural gas utilities following approval by the Ontario Energy Board (OEB)
  • Receipt of?$5.7 billion?of proceeds from non-core asset sales which will accelerate de-leveraging, provide increased financial flexibility and further focus the Company on its low-risk pipeline and utility businesses; remaining?$1.8 billion?of announced sales proceeds expected in first half of 2019
  • Reached agreements with the Independent Committees of the Company’s sponsored vehicles for the acquisition of all of the outstanding equity securities not already beneficially owned by Enbridge; targeting all closings by the end of the fourth quarter
  • Suspended the Dividend Reinvestment Program (DRIP) effective with the?December 1, 2018?dividend payment; no additional equity capital required to fund the current?$22 billion?secured growth program
  • Responded quickly to restore partial transportation service following a rupture on the BC Pipeline T-South natural gas transmission system; continuing work to safely restore the system to full capacity

CEO COMMENT

“It was another very productive quarter, both from a financial and strategic perspective,” commented?Al Monaco, President and Chief Executive Officer of Enbridge.

“The strong financial results in the third quarter underscores the quality and predictability of our business model. The 13% year over year increase in distributable cash flow reflects a growing contribution from each of our core businesses driven by strong operating performance, optimization of throughput on existing assets, synergy realization from the Spectra acquisition and the successful execution of new projects. As a result, we remain confident in achieving our financial guidance for 2018, and expect to end up in the top half of the DCF per share guidance range.

“From a strategic standpoint, we’ve made great progress in achieving the key priorities that we laid out in our three year business plan last November. In addition to delivering solid distributable cash flow and earnings per share growth, those priorities included executing significant non-core asset sales, accelerating balance sheet de-leveraging and simplifying the overall corporate structure.

“This past quarter we received close to?$6 billion?of proceeds from the?$7.5 billion?of non-core asset sales agreements announced this year. These sales will further focus our business on low risk pipeline and utility assets and a significant portion of the proceeds will immediately be put towards debt repayment. At quarter-end our consolidated Debt to EBITDA metric was down to 4.7x, well ahead of our year end target of 5.0x.

“In addition, we reached agreement with each of the Independent Committees on terms for the buy-in of our sponsored vehicles. These transactions are good for sponsored vehicle unitholders and Enbridge shareholders, all of whom will benefit from bringing in these core assets under one simpler corporate structure with greater diversification, more retained cash flow, and an enhanced credit profile.

“Execution of our?$22 billion?secured capital program also remains nicely on track. We’re very pleased that the Nexus natural gas pipeline was placed into service in October and the Valley Crossing natural gas pipeline is now complete and available for service as of this week. These two projects are good examples of the growth from the premium natural gas franchise we acquired through the Spectra transaction.

“The Minnesota PUC has now issued its Written Orders for the Certificate of Need and Route Permit for the Line 3 Replacement Project. We expect to begin construction activities in?Minnesota?in the first quarter of 2019, bringing the full project into service in the second half of the year.

“Finally, the pipeline rupture on the T-South segment of our BC Pipeline System in early October serves as an important reminder as to why the safety of our systems has and always will remain our number one priority. Fortunately there were no injuries or long-term environmental impacts to the site and we were able to quickly restore partial service to our customers. I’d like to thank the emergency responders for their efforts and the communities and First Nations in the region for their support and cooperation throughout the incident response.

“In summary, thanks to our ongoing strong business performance and the progress we’re making on our strategic priorities, including the execution of the Line 3 project, we continue to expect a 10% compound annual growth in cash flow and dividends per share through 2020. We look forward to a more in-depth update to the investment community on our business and financial outlook at our annual investor conference on?December 11th,” concluded Mr. Monaco.

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Top Indigenous experiences operators and experiences celebrated at International Indigenous Tourism Conference https://www.google.com//430/story/top-indigenous-experiences-operators-and-experiences-celebrated-at-international-indigenous-tourism-conference Fri, 02 Nov 2018 16:17:45 +0000 /430/?post_type=video&p=350911 November 1, 2018, Treaty 6 Territory and the Homeland of M谷tis (Saskatoon, SK) ?每?The Indigenous Tourism Association of Canada (ITAC) recognized over eight organizations and Indigenous entrepreneurs for outstanding achievements in tourism, both nationally and locally in Saskatchewan during the culmination of the 7th?annual International Indigenous Tourism Conference(IITC) in Saskatoon. ※As we gather together as […]

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November 1, 2018, Treaty 6 Territory and the Homeland of M谷tis (Saskatoon, SK) ?每?The Indigenous Tourism Association of Canada (ITAC) recognized over eight organizations and Indigenous entrepreneurs for outstanding achievements in tourism, both nationally and locally in Saskatchewan during the culmination of the 7th?annual International Indigenous Tourism Conference(IITC) in Saskatoon.

※As we gather together as an industry each year, it is important we celebrate our achievements as Indigenous tourism business leaders and mentors,§ says Keith Henry, CEO and President of ITAC.? ※We hold our current and past winners as examples of best practices and encourage them to share their stories of success with their fellow Indigenous tourism entrepreneurs.§

Each year, nominees must be majority Indigenous owned/controlled and provide tourism experiences or tourism related services. Nominees and winners of this year*s awards program include:

Best Marketing Campaign

Indigenous tourism business or organization who has planned and activated an effective marketing campaign or program showing real results towards specific goals using any or all of paid, earned, shared or owned media.

  • 角 la rencontre des grands chefs (Quebec) 每 Winner
  • ITO Brand Launch: Ontario Authentic Indigenous Moments
  • Tundra North Tours (Rick Mercer Report) (NWT)

Most Improved Business

Indigenous tourism business who has significantly improved their market/export readiness allowing for a stronger business opportunity and increased their ability to professionally demonstrate Indigenous tourism*s ability to meet and exceed consumer and travel trade expectations.

  • Metepenagiag?Heritage Park (New Brunswick)
  • Lennox Island Mi*kmaq Cultural Centre (PEI)-Winner
  • Atikuss Boutique Hotel (Quebec)

Most Inspiring Cultural Ambassador

A representative of an Indigenous business or organization who inspires those around them in the way they represent their culture with visitors, who leads by example and who provides guidance and mentorship to those also looking to find their path towards representing their culture to visitors and guests.

  • Carrie Armstrong (Edmonton, AB) 每 founder of Mother Earth Essentials as a way to share her grandmother*s teachings about traditional healing plants.
  • Andy Turnbull (Happy Valley, Goose Bay NL) 每 Atlantic Business Magazine named Andy one of the Top 50 CEO*s in Atlantic Canada for the third year in a row in 2018.
  • Raven Ryland (Haida Gwaii, BC). 每 Winner-?Raven shares first and second-hand knowledge about the land she calls home, Haida Gwaii, and the stories she has heard about her own people, the Haidas, to visitors that visit the Haida Heritage Centre. She is also a mentor to many young people within her community.

Indigenous Adventure Award 每 Presented by Adventure Travel Trade Association (ATTA)

This award is presented to a business who recognizes best practices in Indigenous Adventure travel with a focus on responsibility and sustainability: demonstrating effective sustainable management, maximizing social and economic benefits to the local community and minimizing negative impacts, maximizing benefits to cultural heritage and minimizing negative impacts and maximizing benefits to the environment and minimizing negative impact.

  • Tzoonie Wilderness Resort (BC)
  • H谷bergement aux Cinq Sens (Quebec)
  • Arctic Bay Adventures (Nunuvut) -winner

Saskatchewan Awards

Indoor Indigenous Cultural Experiences

Exceptional delivery of cultural knowledge and guest experience at Indigenous Cultural Centres, Museums, Galleries, Retail Stores, Food Establishments, Entertainments Centres and Spa/Retreats.

  • Chief Poundmaker Museum (Cut Knife, SK) 每 Winner
  • Wanuskewin Heritage Park (Saskatoon, SK)

Outdoor Indigenous Cultural Experiences

Outdoor Adventure, Wildlife Viewing, Outdoor Guided Tours.? Exceptional knowledge and delivery of an Indigenous cultural experience and/or adventure in an outdoor environment.

  • Aski Holistic Adventures,Cumberland-Winner
  • Takoza Tipi Camp in Qu*Appelle Valley

Lodging

Hotels, Motels, Accommodations, Cabins, Campgrounds, Lodges.? Excellent lodging experience for guests while incorporating Indigenous themes, design elements and/or cultural experiences.

  • Bear Claw Casino & Hotel -winner
  • M&N Resort, Waterhen Lake

Artists & Events

Artists, Performers and Performance Groups, Special Events, Festivals.? Exceptional skill, technique and cultural representation from an artist/performer/performance group or through a special cultural event or festival.

  • Metis Cultural Days (Saskatoon, SK)- Winner
  • First Nations University Pow Wow (Regina, SK)
  • River Road Festival (St. Louis, SK)

About the Indigenous Tourism Association of Canada

The Indigenous Tourism Association of Canada (ITAC) works to improve the socio-economic condition of Indigenous peoples through the provisions of economic development advisory services, tourism conferences, capacity development training and workshops, industry research and information for Indigenous tourism operators and communities within the 13 regions; 10 provinces and three territories of Canada. ITAC develops relationships with other groups and regions with similar mandates, uniting the Indigenous tourism industry in Canada and works to enable collective support, product development, promotion and marketing of authentic Indigenous cultural tourism businesses in a respectful protocol. ITAC also just released their brand-new experience guide, detailing Indigenous experiences across Canada, in which visitors can learn about the values of the respect, honour and integrity that guides our communities while discovering the traditional territories, history, people and culture that has been a part of our country for centuries. To down load the full 2018/19 Guide to Indigenous Tourism in Canada go to:?โฆษณาเกมยิงปลาhttps://indigenoustourism.ca/corporate/indigenous-tourism-experience-guide/. The ITAC Board is made up of Indigenous tourism industry representatives from each of the provinces and territories. For more information, visit?www.indigenoustourism.ca.

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Media contacts:
Jenna Hickman, Beattie Tartan: 250-592-3838, 250-215-8425 (cell) or?jenna.hickman@beattiegroup.com

Keith Henry, Indigenous Tourism Association of Canada:?604-639-4408?or?keith@indigenoustourism.ca

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Greyhound exit leaves gap for homeless, domestic violence shelters – CP https://www.google.com//430/story/greyhound-exit-leaves-gap-for-homeless-domestic-violence-shelters-cp Fri, 02 Nov 2018 16:16:55 +0000 /430/?post_type=video&p=350914 Source: The Canadian Press Nov?2,?2018 By Lauren Krugel THE CANADIAN PRESS CALGARY _ Organizations that help the homeless and those fleeing domestic violence say they have lost a vital resource with Greyhound’s exit from the West _and they’re not sure how well a patchwork of alternatives will be able to fill the gap. Awo Taan […]

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Source: The Canadian Press
Nov?2,?2018

By Lauren Krugel

THE CANADIAN PRESS

CALGARY _ Organizations that help the homeless and those fleeing domestic violence say they have lost a vital resource with Greyhound’s exit from the West _and they’re not sure how well a patchwork of alternatives will be able to fill the gap.

Awo Taan Healing Lodge, a 32-bed emergency shelter for women and children in Calgary, has relied heavily on the bus company over the years, said executive director Josie Nepinak.

Many of the lodge’s clients come from rural areas and often public transportation is the only safe option, she said.

“They could perhaps be pushed into more vulnerable kinds of situations where they might hitchhike _ and I have seen that happen _ therefore putting them at greater risk, not only of violence, but potentially homicide as well.”

Greyhound wound down all but one of its routes in Western Canada and northern Ontario on Wednesday. Only a U.S.-run route from Seattle to Vancouver remains.

Several regional companies have come forward to offer bus services and have taken over 87 per cent of the abandoned Greyhound routes, Federal Transport Minister Marc Garneau said this week.

Garneau said Ottawa will work with the provinces to come up with alternatives to service the remaining routes. As well, Indigenous Services Minister Jane Philpott said her department will subsidize bus services to remote Indigenous communities where needed.

Nepinak said it’s good new companies are stepping in to handle Greyhound’s old routes, but she admits she’s not familiar yet with what’s out there.

She said staff at her organization, and others like it, work flat out, and Greyhound’s exit makes their jobs more difficult.

“There needs to be a central place in order to find that information and many of us are so busy.”

There is no emergency homeless shelter in Revelstoke, B.C., a picturesque mountain community just off the Trans-Canada Highway.

Cathy Girling, who does homeless outreach for Community Connections in Revelstoke, said her group would sometimes purchase Greyhound tickets for people to get to larger B.C. centres for a place to sleep.

“I’m not sure where we’re going from here,” she said. “We’re taking it as it goes and seeing what happens.”

Revelstoke is now served by Regina-based Rider Express, which has stops along the Trans-Canada between Vancouver and Calgary. The westbound bus stops once daily in Revelstoke at 1 p.m. The eastbound bus comes at 3:25 a.m.

There is no bus connection from Revelstoke south to population centres in the Okanagan Valley such as Vernon or Kelowna.

“We’re a small community that is already quite isolated,” said Girling. “It adds to our isolation.”

In Brandon, Man., Greyhound helped connect people in need with their support networks _ whether they be friends, families or social services, said John Jackson, executive director of Samaritan House Ministries.

“In Manitoba … the geographical distances between towns and cities is so vast,” he said.

“Multiple times we have made arrangements to purchase clients’ bus tickets using Greyhound’s services. The fact that that has gone away is going to leave a very big gap.”

Jackson said it’s too soon to tell how helpful alternative bus services will be.

“The concern is you need a company that has good infrastructure and is reputable and is going to provide a reliable service.”

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Labour growth flat, but jobless rate dips to 5.8% as fewer search for work – CP https://www.google.com//430/story/labour-growth-flat-but-jobless-rate-dips-to-5-8-as-fewer-search-for-work-cp Fri, 02 Nov 2018 16:15:44 +0000 /430/?post_type=video&p=350913 Source: The Canadian Press Nov?2,?2018? THE CANADIAN PRESS OTTAWA _ Canada’s unemployment rate edged back down to its four-decade low of 5.8 per cent last month as job growth was essentially flat and fewer people searched for work, Statistics Canada said Friday. The latest labour force survey says the country added 11,200 net new jobs […]

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Source: The Canadian Press
Nov?2,?2018?

THE CANADIAN PRESS

OTTAWA _ Canada’s unemployment rate edged back down to its four-decade low of 5.8 per cent last month as job growth was essentially flat and fewer people searched for work, Statistics Canada said Friday.

The latest labour force survey says the country added 11,200 net new jobs in October _ including a gain of 33,900 full-time positions _ but the numbers were too low for the agency to consider them statistically significant.

A dip in the labour force participation rate helped nudge the jobless rate down from its 5.9 per cent reading in September to match the reading’s 40-year low for the seventh time in last 12 months.

Economists had expected an increase of 10,000 jobs and an unemployment rate of 5.9 per cent, according to Thomson Reuters Eikon.

But even in the strong labour market, wage growth continued along its downward trajectory.

Year-over-year average hourly wage growth, which is closely watched by the Bank of Canada, continued its steady decline in October to 2.19 per cent _ its weakest reading since September 2017.

Experts have predicted wage growth to rise in the tightened labour market, but it has dropped every month since May when it was 3.94 per cent.

For employee work, the private sector added 20,300 positions last month, while the public sector lost 30,800 jobs.

Compared with 12 months earlier, national employment was up 1.1 per cent following the addition of 205,900 positions, including 173,000 full-time jobs.

Saskatchewan added 2,500 jobs in October, but employment levels were largely unchanged in the other provinces.

By industry, the goods-producing sector lost 12,000 jobs last month in a decline led by a notable loss of 7,100 positions in natural resources work.

The services sector added 23,200 jobs in October following a gain of 22,000 positions in business, building and other support services.

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Affiliation of TimberWest and Island Timberlands to Allow for Shared Use of Facilities, Enhanced Forest Stewardship and Alignment of Best Practices https://www.google.com//430/story/affiliation-of-timberwest-and-island-timberlands-to-allow-for-shared-use-of-facilities-enhanced-forest-stewardship-and-alignment-of-best-practices-2 Fri, 02 Nov 2018 16:15:15 +0000 /430/?post_type=video&p=350910 November 01, 2018 UPDATE FROM AUGUST 9 ANNOUNCEMENT: The agreement announced August 9th by?British Columbia Investment Management Corporation?(BCI), the Public Sector Pension Investment Board?(PSP Investments), and Alberta Investment Management Corporation?(AIMCo) to affiliate their long-term timber investments, TimberWest Forest Corporation (※TimberWest) and Island Timberlands Limited Partnership (※Island Timberlands§) has closed. Going forward, TimberWest and Island Timberlands […]

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November 01, 2018

UPDATE FROM AUGUST 9 ANNOUNCEMENT:

The agreement announced August 9th by?British Columbia Investment Management Corporation?(BCI), the Public Sector Pension Investment Board?(PSP Investments), and Alberta Investment Management Corporation?(AIMCo) to affiliate their long-term timber investments, TimberWest Forest Corporation (※TimberWest) and Island Timberlands Limited Partnership (※Island Timberlands§) has closed. Going forward, TimberWest and Island Timberlands will continue to be stand-alone companies while sharing facilities and corporate services.

More information on the affiliation can be?found here.

August 9, 2018:
The existing owners of TimberWest Forest Corporation (※TimberWest§) and Island Timberlands Limited Partnership (※Island Timberlands§) have entered into an agreement to provide for shared use of facilities, align best practices and enhance forest stewardship.?British Columbia Investment Management Corporation?(※BCI§) and the?Public Sector Pension Investment Board?(※PSP Investments§) acquired TimberWest in 2011. BCI and investing entities managed by?Alberta Investment Management Corporation?(※AIMCo§) have been limited partners in Island Timberlands since 2005.

TimberWest and Island Timberlands will continue to be stand-alone companies with no change in control while sharing corporate services. No significant changes are anticipated to sustainable harvest levels, contractor and field workforce employment as a result of this affiliation. Both companies will continue to process logs to meet the needs of domestic mills.

The affiliation will enable TimberWest and Island Timberlands to deliver a range of economic, social and environmental benefits by sharing facilities, forestry planning and best practices. The benefits include:

  • ability to optimize logistics through the use of shared roads, sort yards and infrastructure;
  • enhancing forest health through coordinated stewardship and silviculture across adjacent private timberlands;
  • integrated best practice approach to watershed, ecosystem, species at risk and visual quality management;
  • a commitment to seek extension of the?Progressive Aboriginal Relations?certification;
  • improving safety outcomes by applying best practices across both operations;
  • expanded recreational access, trail connections and campsites; and
  • ongoing investment in forestry research and innovation, including leadership participation in the Digital Technology SuperCluster.

※As affiliated companies, TimberWest and Island Timberlands can each do more to plan and invest for the future of a stable and competitive coast forest sector,§ said TimberWest CEO, Jeff Zweig.

※This new affiliation will position both companies for long term success under strong Canadian ownership to the benefit of our many stakeholders and the communities where we live and work,§ said Island Timberlands President, Darshan Sihota.

This affiliation is subject to customary closing conditions, including approval under the Competition Act (Canada).

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Ottawa to purchase a sixth Arctic and offshore patrol vessel: Sajjan – CP https://www.google.com//430/story/ottawa-to-purchase-a-sixth-arctic-and-offshore-patrol-vessel-sajjan-cp Fri, 02 Nov 2018 16:14:54 +0000 /430/?post_type=video&p=350912 Source: The Canadian Press Nov?2,?2018 HALIFAX _ Defence Minister Harjit Sajjan says the federal government will purchase a sixth Arctic and offshore patrol vessel for the Royal Canadian Navy. Sajjan says the vessel will be built at Irving Shipbuilding in Halifax. The company is set to deliver the first of the vessels next summer and […]

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Source: The Canadian Press
Nov?2,?2018

HALIFAX _ Defence Minister Harjit Sajjan says the federal government will purchase a sixth Arctic and offshore patrol vessel for the Royal Canadian Navy.

Sajjan says the vessel will be built at Irving Shipbuilding in Halifax.

The company is set to deliver the first of the vessels next summer and is in the process of building three more.

Sajjan made the announcement before hundreds of workers at the Halifax shipyard this morning, a day after Ottawa revealed plans to divvy up $7 billion in maintenance and repair contracts for Royal Canadian Navy frigates.

The contracts will be shared by Halifax’s Irving Shipbuilding Inc., Seaspan Victoria Shipyards in Victoria, B.C., and Davie Shipbuilding in Levis, Que.

Workers in Halifax reacted with disappointment Thursday as they hoped to get more of the work to help bridge a gap between the end of the Arctic and Offshore Patrol Ships program and the start of the Canadian Surface Combatant program.

The federal government had originally planned on buying five of the Arctic and offshore patrol vessels, which will be tasked with patrolling Canadian waters including the Arctic.

Irving has said construction of the second and third vessels _ to be known as HMCS Margaret Brooke and HMCS Max Bernays _ is already well underway, and construction of a fourth is set to begin later this year.

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