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AFN National Chief Tells House of Commons Committee to Withdraw Bill C-51, the Anti-Terrorism Legislation

AFN National Chief Tells House of Commons Committee to Withdraw Bill C-51, the Anti-Terrorism Legislation March 12, 2015 (Ottawa, ON) – Assembly of First Nations (AFN) National Chief Perry Bellegarde today told the House of Commons Standing Committee on Public Safety and National Security to withdraw Bill C-51, the proposed federal anti-terrorism legislation. “I am […]

by NationTalk on March 12, 2015631 Views

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Open Letter asks Federal Parties to issue their Anti-Poverty Plan to Voters

March 11, 2015 TORONTO – A Campaign 2000 open letter released today calls on each party to issue a national anti-poverty plan as part of the next federal election campaign. In February 2015, all parties voted in favour of Motion-534 on Eliminating Child Poverty, which calls on Government “to work in collaboration with the provinces, […]

by NationTalk on March 11, 2015378 Views

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Oxfam Canada statement on inequality report released by the Parliamentary Budget Officer

“Today’s report on the impact of growing income inequality on Canada’s fiscal policy framework is another in a steady stream of studies and statistics that paint a picture of growing inequality around the world. As Oxfam’s January report indicated, we will soon live in a world where 1% of the richest people will have more […]

by NationTalk on March 11, 2015324 Views

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Assembly of First Nations Responds to CEDAW Report Stating Canada has Committed “Grave Violation” of Rights of Indigenous Women, Continues Push for National Inquiry and Immediate Action

Assembly of First Nations Responds to CEDAW Report Stating Canada has Committed “Grave Violation” of Rights of Indigenous Women, Continues Push for National Inquiry and Immediate Action March 9, 2015 (Ottawa, ON) – Assembly of First Nations (AFN) National Chief Perry Bellegarde says the finding by the United Nations Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination […]

by NationTalk on March 10, 2015634 Views

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Statement by The Honourable Dr. K. Kellie Leitch, Minister of Labour and Minister of Status of Women, on International Women’s Day

March 8, 2015 The following is a statement by the Honourable Dr. K. Kellie Leitch, Minister of Labour and Minister of Status of Women, on the occasion of International Women’s Day, March 8, 2015. March 8th is International Women’s Day. Each year, this occasion provides Canadians with the opportunity to appreciate the women in our […]

by NationTalk on March 9, 2015384 Views

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Urgent action required in five key areas, says Beijing summary report

March 6, 2015 UN Secretary-General’s report stresses that progress towards women’s rights and empowerment has been unacceptably slow, with stagnation and even regression in some cases. To be presented at the opening of the Commission on the Status of Women on 9 March, today UN Women Executive Director highlighted the key findings of the new […]

by NationTalk on March 6, 2015385 Views

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Standing Committee, Aboriginal Peoples – Notice of Meeting March 10 & 11, 2015

Previous Meeting Tuesday, March 10, 2015 9:30 AM Televised live on PTN Video Webcast Subject to Change Location: Room 160-S, Centre Block Clerk : Marcy Zlotnick (613) 990-6080 AgendaStudy on challenges relating to First Nations infrastructure on reserves *Witnesses Fiscal Realities Economists -Andre Le Dressay, Director, Fiscal Realities Economists and Tulo Centre of Indigenous Economics […]

by NationTalk on March 6, 2015413 Views

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Second Notice ~ Invitation to Participate AFN Specific Claims Review: Expert based – Peoples Driven

~ SECOND NOTICE ~ INVITATION TO PARTICIPATE AFN SPECIFIC CLAIMS REVIEW: EXPERT BASED – PEOPLES DRIVEN The AFN has appointed an independent Expert Panel to hold hearings and receive contributions for the development of recommendations to improve the Specific Claims process. The Expert Panel members are: Delia Opekokew (Chair), Bryan Schwartz and Robert Winogron (both […]

by NationTalk on March 4, 2015723 Views

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“National Chief Acknowledges Final Report by Working Group on Natural Resource Development”

      National Chief Acknowledges Final Report by Working Group on Natural Resource Development (Ottawa, ON) – Assembly of First Nations (AFN) National Chief Perry Bellegarde today acknowledged the final report by the Working Group on Natural Resources Development, Advancing Positive, Impactful Change.  The report was publicly released today by members of the Working […]

by NationTalk on March 3, 2015740 Views

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Harper Government supports economic opportunities for women

Minister Leitch highlights skilled trades and technical professions at roundtable March 2, 2015 – Calgary, AB – Status of Women Canada Today, the Honourable Dr. K. Kellie Leitch, Minister of Labour and Minister of Status of Women, highlighted the measures put in place by the Government of Canada to encourage women to enter into the […]

by NationTalk on March 3, 2015426 Views

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