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Idle No More In Solidarity with Indigenous Taiwanese: INM Solidarity statement   For immediate release Idle No More stands in solidarity with Indigenous Taiwanese who are currently occupying the 228 Peace Memorial Park/台北市二二八和平紀念公園. This current occupation has been for more than 260 days. INM calls for the Canadian government to impose immediate tra...
Canada Must Read: The Reconciliation Manifesto Edition - UNsettling Canada 150: For the great Secwepemc leader Arthur Manuel, decolonization meant recovering the land, and rebuilding the economy. His book “The Reconciliation Manifesto” presents a devastating look at the backrooms and predatory spaces of settler state colonialism in Canada. But it also theorizes in plain lang...
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Public Inquiry Needed to Address Sexualized Violence in Policing and Corrections System: *Originally published in Lawyer's Daily on November 6, 2017 (edited to include links)The integrity of Canada’s policing and corrections system has been called into disrepute from the sexualized violence committed by its police and corrections officers against Indigenous women and girls, female pr...
NAFTA 2.0 - Time to Get it Right or Kill It: *Originally published in Lawyer's Daily on October 10, 2017There is a long list of items that U.S. President Donald Trump has put on his “to kill” list, including Obamacare, Planned Parenthood, the Department of Education, immigration and most recently, NAFTA. Trump called the North American Free...
Canada's Ongoing Racial Discrimination Against Indigenous Women and Children Discussed at United Nations:                                  (Photo by NWAC of ONWA, CAEFS, myself and NWAC at UN)On August 14th and 15th, 2017, Canada appeared before the United Nations (UN) Committee for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination (CERD) to account for its efforts to eliminate racial discrimination in Canada...
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Qat’mak-Where the Grizzly Bears Dance And the Importance of Power Places: Qat’mak-Where the Grizzly Bears Dance And the Importance of Power PlacesJudith SayersNovember 3, 2017One of the biggest problems First Nations have always had is having non First Nations people understand what is important to us and why.  The Supreme Court of Canada decision rendered yesterday i...
A New Government for BC? Change in the Offing?: A New Government for BC? Change in the Offing?Judith SayersJuly 18, 2017It is definitely a new day in British Columbia as John Horgan was sworn in as the 36th Premier. Finally, Christy Clark and her cabinet are gone with their regressive attitudes. 
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Where things go now in BC: We are in a unique situation in Canadian political history.   There are only a couple of examples I know of where the government was reduced to a large minority or a bare majority. Ontario 1985 - the PCs won 52 seats, the Liberals 48 and NDP 25.   The Liberals and NDP cut a deal and replaced the ...
2016 Census Numbers: Prov/Terr      2016      2011      Pct  Pop per MPOntario     13,448,494 12,851,821  4.6%  111,145Quebec       8,164,361  7,903,001  3.3%  104,671BC           4,648,055  4,400,057  5.6%  110,668Alberta      4,067,175  3,645,257 11.6%  119,623Manitoba     1,278,235  1,208,268  5.8%   91,303Saskatc...
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How a Facebook lie about Thunder Bay woman killed by trailer hitch spread: Tia Nicholaichuk said she was struck by how quickly the rumours spread on Facebook about Barbara Kentner, the Anishinaabe woman who died this summer after she was struck by a trailer hit thrown from a moving car.
MMIWG inquiry lacked family aftercare plan, HR staff, says fired health manager: Over a year into its mandate, the National Inquiry Murdered and Missing Indigenous Women and Girls has still not developed an aftercare protocol for participating families or created positions to deal with the human resources issues plaguing its work, according t...
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Kinew Commits to Action on Climate Change: Kinew Commits to Action on Climate Change An NDP government would invest every dollar collected through pollution taxes into specific efforts to reduce and mitigate the effects of global warming   August 31, 2017 Winnipeg, MB – Today Wab Kinew committed to reinvesting every do...
Kinew Takes Decisive Step Toward Victory: Kinew Takes Decisive Step Toward Victory  August 22, 2017 Winnipeg, MB – Results announced today from the past two weeks of voting show that NDP members voted decisively in favour of Wab Kinew to be the next leader of the Manitoba NDP. New Democrats elected a total of 588 Kinew d...
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