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  • National chief urges Canadians to 'stand with us' - Politics - CBC News
    be unified it is time to be idle no more we better listen Shelly Young an aboriginal activist from Nova Scotia wept during a panel discussion Friday in Halifax as she spoke of how Spence is inspiring others Attawapiskat Chief Theresa Spence is conducting a hunger strike and demanding a Crown and First Nations meeting to deal with the pace of assistance to First Nations communities Canadian Press She is a warrior in our eyes because she s standing up to the government she s saying the pain is too much Young 30 said in an interview I think sometimes we have to do the extreme to get the attention of the government because they re ignoring us Atleo told CBC News Friday evening that he had not yet received a reply from the Prime Minster s Office about meeting with Spence Protesters in Nova Scotia also held a peaceful demonstration along Highway 102 in the Truro area causing about eight kilometres of traffic gridlock The Canadian Auto Workers and civil service unions across the country have also shown support for the movement saying they stand in solidarity with First Nations in a struggle against Bill C 45 Spence did not take part in the Ottawa rally but on Thursday she wrote to Harper and Gov Gen David Johnston urging them to start a national discussion about poverty in First Nations communities With files from CBC News The Canadian Press 2012 Share Tools Report Typo Send Feedback Stay Connected with CBC News Mobile Facebook Podcasts Twitter Alerts Newsletter Big Box Advertisement House hits the unofficial home stretch of the pre summer legislative blitz by Kady O Malley Jun 3 2013 7 44 AM Speaker s ruling on late stage budget amendments likely puts the kibosh on another marathon voting session Top News Headlines Canada Revenue Agency mails private records to wrong person The federal privacy commissioner is investigating the Canada Revenue Agency after it mailed confidential financial records on other taxpayers to a B C woman and failed to get them back when she tried to return the package more Can anyone take on top 3 telecom companies Some telecom analysts question whether it s at all possible for a new national competitor to go head to head against the incumbent carriers and carve out their own slice of the Canadian telecom pie more Turkey not experiencing Arab Spring PM says Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan again dismisses street protests against his rule as actions organized by extremists described them as temporary and angrily rejected comparisons with the Arab Spring uprisings more Don Pittis Where will Stephen Poloz take economy as new head of Bank of Canada An economy threatening to improve can be bad for a central banker s popularity writes Don Pittis as new Bank of Canada governor Stephen Poloz takes over Monday for a seven year term more China poultry plant fire kills at least 119 A massive fire breaks out at a poultry plant in

    Original URL path: http://www.cbc.ca/news/politics/story/2012/12/21/pol-idle-no-more-aboriginal-protests.html (2013-06-03)
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  • Spence meeting demand for government to decide, GG says - Politics - CBC News
    play this game and to play it safely And that we reinforce those great Canadian virtues of fair play competing very very strenuously but always within the rules and with never any notion that one is going to attempt to injure another person And while he says like all fans he wants to see the NHL lockout end as quickly as possible Johnston said he ll be watching the Canadian juniors play instead in the annual World Junior Championship over the holidays The father of five married daughters and nine grandchildren said Rideau Hall the official residence of the Governor General and the home of the people of Canada will be full on Christmas Day This place will be alive and rocking Johnston said My wife and I enjoy our family and wish that all families across the country would have that same joy and those four great elements of the Advent season for Christians of peace hope joy and love which I think are universal will visit themselves in every home in this country Share Tools Report Typo Send Feedback Stay Connected with CBC News Mobile Facebook Podcasts Twitter Alerts Newsletter Big Box Advertisement House hits the unofficial home stretch of the pre summer legislative blitz by Kady O Malley Jun 3 2013 7 44 AM Speaker s ruling on late stage budget amendments likely puts the kibosh on another marathon voting session Top News Headlines Canada Revenue Agency mails private records to wrong person The federal privacy commissioner is investigating the Canada Revenue Agency after it mailed confidential financial records on other taxpayers to a B C woman and failed to get them back when she tried to return the package more Can anyone take on top 3 telecom companies Some telecom analysts question whether it s at all possible for a new national competitor to go head to head against the incumbent carriers and carve out their own slice of the Canadian telecom pie more Turkey not experiencing Arab Spring PM says Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan again dismisses street protests against his rule as actions organized by extremists described them as temporary and angrily rejected comparisons with the Arab Spring uprisings more Don Pittis Where will Stephen Poloz take economy as new head of Bank of Canada An economy threatening to improve can be bad for a central banker s popularity writes Don Pittis as new Bank of Canada governor Stephen Poloz takes over Monday for a seven year term more China poultry plant fire kills at least 119 A massive fire breaks out at a poultry plant in northeastern China trapping workers inside a cluttered slaughterhouse and killing at least 119 people more Must Watch Latest Politics News Headlines Trudeau vows to raise the bar for transparency on expenses The only way to restore public trust in the wake of the Senate expenses scandal is to raise the bar and make parliamentarians expenses more transparent than ever before said Liberal Leader Justin Trudeau on

    Original URL path: http://www.cbc.ca/news/politics/story/2012/12/19/pol-governor-general-johnston-solomon-pandp-interview.html (2013-06-03)
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  • Attawapiskat chief's hunger strike part of wider movement - Sudbury - CBC News
    Spence to discuss issues affecting Attawapiskat but there was no response Quebec City based writer and activist Nora Loreto recently blogged Idle No More has reminded me that there exists massive gulfs between people experiences and awareness She claims there s been an effective media blackout on the cause After an aggressive social media campaign flash mobs rallies blockades co ordinated actions letters of support from national unions and a hunger strike the media coverage has still been significantly lacking she said How can someone know what s going on if none of their friends are talking about it Moving towards sustainability The campaign was started by four women from Saskatchewan who were protesting against a number of bills before Parliament They are particularly critical of Bill C 45 the government s omnibus budget legislation which they say weakens environmental laws There are many examples of other countries moving towards sustainability and we must demand sustainable development as well says a manifesto published on the group s website idlenomore com Theresa Spence on Parliament Hill at the start of her hunger strike Dec 11 Facebook We believe in healthy just equitable and sustainable communities and have a vision and plan of how to build them Louttit is concerned that Spence s quest to bring this message to Canada s top leaders is heading down an unhealthy path however She s a mother and a grandmother and there s a lot of people I think that are worried about her he said The federal opposition parties and the head of the Assembly of First Nations have urged Harper to take steps to end the hunger strike In a letter to Harper NDP Leader Tom Mulcair called on the prime minister and the Governor General to meet with aboriginal leaders to end the protests I ask that you please act swiftly to avoid a personal tragedy for Chief Spence Mulcair wrote I look forward to your early positive response to this urgent matter Spence has been living in a teepee on Victoria Island in the Ottawa River less than a kilometre from Parliament Hill since beginning her fast Dec 11 Upcoming Idle No More rallies Dec 19 5 p m North Bay Indian Friendship Centre Dec 21 10 30 a m Sudbury Community Arena Victoria Island is considered by the Anishinabe as traditional territory New Democrat MP Paul Dewar visited Spence on the island Tuesday and reported that she is so far in good health Harper met with Assembly of First Nations Chief Shawn Atleo as recently as Nov 28 to review progress the government has been making in addressing aboriginal issues said spokeswoman Julie Vaux The prime minister hosted an historic gathering of the Crown and First Nations this past January Vaux said in an email Since then the government has been working with First Nations leadership to make progress in several areas most notably education and infrastructure on reserve The Liberals and the Assembly of First Nations also sent letters

    Original URL path: http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/sudbury/story/2012/12/18/sby-idle-no-more.html (2013-06-03)
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  • First Nations education talks back on track - Politics - CBC News
    with legislation to create regional school board type arrangements that would give First Nations more autonomy over curriculum and administration With the new agreement however the process will be more collaborative The Canadian Press 2012 Share Tools Report Typo Send Feedback Stay Connected with CBC News Mobile Facebook Podcasts Twitter Alerts Newsletter Big Box Advertisement House hits the unofficial home stretch of the pre summer legislative blitz by Kady O Malley Jun 3 2013 7 44 AM Speaker s ruling on late stage budget amendments likely puts the kibosh on another marathon voting session Top News Headlines Canada Revenue Agency mails private records to wrong person The federal privacy commissioner is investigating the Canada Revenue Agency after it mailed confidential financial records on other taxpayers to a B C woman and failed to get them back when she tried to return the package more Can anyone take on top 3 telecom companies Some telecom analysts question whether it s at all possible for a new national competitor to go head to head against the incumbent carriers and carve out their own slice of the Canadian telecom pie more National anti bully scheme to launch at late teen s school The suicide of 15 year old Jamie Hubley in the fall of 2011 was a tragedy that hit the local community hard but personal connections sent the heartache reverberating through the halls of Parliament Hill and the Ontario legislature too more Don Pittis Where will Stephen Poloz take economy as new head of Bank of Canada An economy threatening to improve can be bad for a central banker s popularity writes Don Pittis as new Bank of Canada governor Stephen Poloz takes over Monday for a seven year term more CRTC to unveil wireless code of conduct The CRTC is set to unveil a new code of conduct for cellphone companies that could include changes to contract lengths and provisions to unlock mobile devices more Must Watch Latest Politics News Headlines Trudeau vows to raise the bar for transparency on expenses The only way to restore public trust in the wake of the Senate expenses scandal is to raise the bar and make parliamentarians expenses more transparent than ever before said Liberal Leader Justin Trudeau on Sunday more Feds pick off the shelf design for military resupply ships A design by ThyssenKrupp Marine Systems Canada has been selected for the Navy s new support ships being built by Vancouver Shipyards Co Ltd more Not all mayors swayed by 53B federal promise More than 1 800 municipal leaders from across Canada are calling for an overhaul of the way they get money from the federal government especially when it comes to transportation and infrastructure projects more Canada Revenue Agency mails private records to wrong person The federal privacy commissioner is investigating the Canada Revenue Agency after it mailed confidential financial records on other taxpayers to a B C woman and failed to get them back when she tried to return the package

    Original URL path: http://www.cbc.ca/news/politics/story/2012/12/07/pol-cp-aboriginal-education-agreement.html (2013-06-03)
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  • Atleo opens AFN special assembly with unity call - Politics - CBC News
    an interpretation contained in the government s second omnibus budget implementation bill C 45 which is set for its final votes in the Commons this week a Missing Children s Project to record the legacy of Indian Residential Schools a public inquiry into murdered and missing aboriginal women Government policy concerning First Nations health benefits tobacco control substance abuse and mental health strategies are also on the agenda Chiefs are also calling for subsidies for nutrition in northern communities to be reinstated after the cancellation of the federal government s food mail program Resolutions dealing with ongoing land claims negotiations ending discrimination against indigenous people with disabilities in the criminal justice system and sustainable funding for on reserve police services round out the list as well as expressions of support for several local and cultural initiatives Between now and Thursday evening chiefs will engage in a mix of policy discussions political lobbying and social events Share Tools Report Typo Send Feedback Stay Connected with CBC News Mobile Facebook Podcasts Twitter Alerts Newsletter Big Box Advertisement House hits the unofficial home stretch of the pre summer legislative blitz by Kady O Malley Jun 3 2013 7 44 AM Speaker s ruling on late stage budget amendments likely puts the kibosh on another marathon voting session Top News Headlines Canada Revenue Agency mails private records to wrong person The federal privacy commissioner is investigating the Canada Revenue Agency after it mailed confidential financial records on other taxpayers to a B C woman and failed to get them back when she tried to return the package more Can anyone take on top 3 telecom companies Some telecom analysts question whether it s at all possible for a new national competitor to go head to head against the incumbent carriers and carve out their own slice of the Canadian telecom pie more National anti bully scheme to launch at late teen s school The suicide of 15 year old Jamie Hubley in the fall of 2011 was a tragedy that hit the local community hard but personal connections sent the heartache reverberating through the halls of Parliament Hill and the Ontario legislature too more Don Pittis Where will Stephen Poloz take economy as new head of Bank of Canada An economy threatening to improve can be bad for a central banker s popularity writes Don Pittis as new Bank of Canada governor Stephen Poloz takes over Monday for a seven year term more CRTC to unveil wireless code of conduct The CRTC is set to unveil a new code of conduct for cellphone companies that could include changes to contract lengths and provisions to unlock mobile devices more Must Watch Latest Politics News Headlines Trudeau vows to raise the bar for transparency on expenses The only way to restore public trust in the wake of the Senate expenses scandal is to raise the bar and make parliamentarians expenses more transparent than ever before said Liberal Leader Justin Trudeau on Sunday more Feds pick off

    Original URL path: http://www.cbc.ca/news/politics/story/2012/12/04/pol-afn-special-chiefs-assembly.html (2013-06-03)
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  • Aboriginal HIV infections a growing problem in Canada - Manitoba - CBC News
    very few agencies that provide services for HIV positive aboriginal people in large cites There are even fewer resources for those in small and remote First Nations Métis and Inuit communities he added It s concerning said federal Health Minister Leona Aglukkaq Aglukkaq said the federal government is investing in research education and treatment programs including a Health Canada project to develop aboriginal language terminology concerning HIV and AIDS We have translated a number of terms to the appropriate language of the aboriginal population she said Aglukkaq said while the availability of HIV and AIDS related services in remote communities is an issue there are hospitals in a number of areas that can provide treatment Education is fundamental in getting to the bottom of this and we have to work in partnership with the community to educate young people she said But it has to be done in partnership with the community Stigma remains in some communities But Zoccole said sometimes those very communities are part of the problem There s still stigma and discrimination So when that happens sometimes the result is that the person living with HIV and AIDS needs to move and relocate to a place that s safe for them he said Art Zoccole of the Canadian Aboriginal AIDS Network says some people don t know what a female condom is or how it could help women protect themselves from HIV infection Karen Pauls CBC They almost get ostracized from their communities and it s very unfortunate Aboriginal people need to take a greater stand against you know this kind of discrimination that we re doing to our own family and in our own community It s not right Pelletier said her own family has withdrawn from her with some members even changing their phone numbers They dumped me They didn t want nothing to do with me she said You feel like you re not good enough to be with people unless they are HIV positive too But Pelletier said she is trying to be part of the solution by taking part in a speaking tour organized by a non profit aboriginal service agency in Winnipeg I go into communities and I talk and I ll tell them how I got it if they ask she said I hope that they have listened Pelletier and others say the best way to stem the rise in HIV and AIDS cases among aboriginal people is by teaching young people in a culturally appropriate way how to protect themselves Share Tools Report Typo Send Feedback Stay Connected with CBC News Mobile Facebook Podcasts Twitter Alerts Newsletter Big Box Advertisement Latest Manitoba News Headlines Homeless woman finds body in Winnipeg alley A body found in a Winnipeg alley on Sunday was found by a homeless woman who was gathering cans when she came across a trail of blood more Reprimanded financial adviser faces new lawsuit New complaints have been leveled in court against Ken Muzik a Winnipeg financial adviser

    Original URL path: http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/manitoba/story/2012/11/30/mb-aboriginal-hiv-aids.html (2013-06-03)
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  • Residential Schools window dedicated on Parliament Hill - Politics - CBC News
    Canada Revenue Agency after it mailed confidential financial records on other taxpayers to a B C woman and failed to get them back when she tried to return the package more Can anyone take on top 3 telecom companies Some telecom analysts question whether it s at all possible for a new national competitor to go head to head against the incumbent carriers and carve out their own slice of the Canadian telecom pie more National anti bully scheme to launch at late teen s school The suicide of 15 year old Jamie Hubley in the fall of 2011 was a tragedy that hit the local community hard but personal connections sent the heartache reverberating through the halls of Parliament Hill and the Ontario legislature too more Don Pittis Where will Stephen Poloz take economy as new head of Bank of Canada An economy threatening to improve can be bad for a central banker s popularity writes Don Pittis as new Bank of Canada governor Stephen Poloz takes over Monday for a seven year term more CRTC to unveil wireless code of conduct The CRTC is set to unveil a new code of conduct for cellphone companies that could include changes to contract lengths and provisions to unlock mobile devices more Must Watch Latest Politics News Headlines Trudeau vows to raise the bar for transparency on expenses The only way to restore public trust in the wake of the Senate expenses scandal is to raise the bar and make parliamentarians expenses more transparent than ever before said Liberal Leader Justin Trudeau on Sunday more Feds pick off the shelf design for military resupply ships A design by ThyssenKrupp Marine Systems Canada has been selected for the Navy s new support ships being built by Vancouver Shipyards Co Ltd more Not all mayors swayed by 53B federal promise More than 1 800 municipal leaders from across Canada are calling for an overhaul of the way they get money from the federal government especially when it comes to transportation and infrastructure projects more Canada Revenue Agency mails private records to wrong person The federal privacy commissioner is investigating the Canada Revenue Agency after it mailed confidential financial records on other taxpayers to a B C woman and failed to get them back when she tried to return the package more National anti bully scheme to launch at late teen s school The suicide of 15 year old Jamie Hubley in the fall of 2011 was a tragedy that hit the local community hard but personal connections sent the heartache reverberating through the halls of Parliament Hill and the Ontario legislature too more More Headlines The National The House Senators debate who s to blame in Duffy expenses scandal Jun 1 2013 12 04 PM This week on The House Conservative Senator Larry Smith and Liberal Senator Jim Munson weigh in on the Senate expenses scandal Plus B C s Environment Minister Terry Lake explains why his province is rejecting the Northern Gateway

    Original URL path: http://www.cbc.ca/news/politics/story/2012/11/26/pol-residential-schools-window.html (2013-06-03)
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  • Senator Brazeau pens song for missing aboriginal women - Politics - CBC News
    being reviewed by the Senate s board of internal economy Senators are given a housing allowance if their primary residence is more than 100 kilometres from the capital I am glad the Senate struck a subcommittee on the issue and I look forward to providing the facts that prove my primary residence is in Maniwaki Que contrary to what has been reported Brazeau told CBC News I built my reputation on the need for greater accountability and I will continue practising what I preach Share Tools Report Typo Send Feedback Stay Connected with CBC News Mobile Facebook Podcasts Twitter Alerts Newsletter Big Box Advertisement House hits the unofficial home stretch of the pre summer legislative blitz by Kady O Malley Jun 3 2013 7 44 AM Speaker s ruling on late stage budget amendments likely puts the kibosh on another marathon voting session Top News Headlines Canada Revenue Agency mails private records to wrong person The federal privacy commissioner is investigating the Canada Revenue Agency after it mailed confidential financial records on other taxpayers to a B C woman and failed to get them back when she tried to return the package more Can anyone take on top 3 telecom companies Some telecom analysts question whether it s at all possible for a new national competitor to go head to head against the incumbent carriers and carve out their own slice of the Canadian telecom pie more National anti bully scheme to launch at late teen s school The suicide of 15 year old Jamie Hubley in the fall of 2011 was a tragedy that hit the local community hard but personal connections sent the heartache reverberating through the halls of Parliament Hill and the Ontario legislature too more Don Pittis Where will Stephen Poloz take economy as new head of Bank of Canada An economy threatening to improve can be bad for a central banker s popularity writes Don Pittis as new Bank of Canada governor Stephen Poloz takes over Monday for a seven year term more CRTC to unveil wireless code of conduct The CRTC is set to unveil a new code of conduct for cellphone companies that could include changes to contract lengths and provisions to unlock mobile devices more Must Watch Latest Politics News Headlines Trudeau vows to raise the bar for transparency on expenses The only way to restore public trust in the wake of the Senate expenses scandal is to raise the bar and make parliamentarians expenses more transparent than ever before said Liberal Leader Justin Trudeau on Sunday more Feds pick off the shelf design for military resupply ships A design by ThyssenKrupp Marine Systems Canada has been selected for the Navy s new support ships being built by Vancouver Shipyards Co Ltd more Not all mayors swayed by 53B federal promise More than 1 800 municipal leaders from across Canada are calling for an overhaul of the way they get money from the federal government especially when it comes to transportation and

    Original URL path: http://www.cbc.ca/news/politics/story/2012/11/27/pol-senator-patrick-brazeau-song-missing-aboriginal-women.html (2013-06-03)
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