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Harper shuffles senior ranks of public service

Harper shuffles senior ranks of public service

Richard Fadden becomes PM's national security adviser, among other moves in bureaucratic shuffle



Harper’s assimilation agenda just had a head-on collision with indigenous resistance

Harper’s assimilation agenda just had a head-on collision with indigenous resistance
This is our refusal to watch our children’s futures assimilate into oblivion. Prime Minister Stephen Harper and the AFN both need to seriously consider their next steps.

Federal response to AG report on First Nations emergency preparedness ‘a start,’ but not enough, says AFN regional chief

Federal response to AG report on First Nations emergency preparedness ‘a start,’ but not enough, says AFN regional chief
Opposition says auditor general’s latest findings call into question the government’s fiscal management.

Aboriginal business leaders see paradigm shift in new economic opportunities

Aboriginal business leaders see paradigm shift in new economic opportunities
But access to equity and the Indian Act remain barriers to economic development.

Federal Conservatives taking ‘big government’ approach to First Nations

Critics say the Tories are continuing to impose policies top-down on First Nations.

‘I’m not the First Nations Prime Minister’


‘I’m not the First Nations Prime Minister’

AFN National Chief Shawn Atleo talks Idle No More, Northern Gateway, Neil Young, and the year ahead.

Reconciling my two Canadas

Reconciling my two Canadas
Leaving the reconciling to indigenous peoples alone will not do. Indigenous people recognize the need to heal from the past, but too often some are being pushed to forgive before they are ready—or before the harm is acknowledged. Canada also needs to recognize its own wounds and the scars that have not completely healed.

Time for feds to bring in effective modern treaty implementation policy: land claims agreement coalition

Time for feds to bring in effective modern treaty implementation policy: land claims agreement coalition
The willful neglect of the principles expressed in this proclamation underlies the conflict that has characterized this relationship since 1763. While many non-aboriginal Canadians would like to ‘turn the page’ on this legacy, this document remains fundamental to the relationship between Canada and aboriginal peoples.

Algonquin land claim, a journey of reconciliation

Algonquin land claim, a journey of reconciliation
A final treaty will provide economic development, social and cultural opportunities that will not only benefit the Algonquins of Ontario, but provide tremendous advantage to our neighbours living within Eastern Ontario.

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Sunday, July 12, 2015
HILL LIFE & PEOPLE SLIDESHOWS
Politicians, Candidates come out for Toronto Pride Parade, June 28, 2015 June 29, 2015

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On Sunday, Toronto didn't have to wait for the rain to stop for the rainbows to appear, or the politicians. Pictured here, federal and Ontario Liberal leaders Justin Trudeau and Kathleen Wynne, joined by MPs Chrystia Freeland, Carolyn Bennett, and Bob Rae. Candidates Bill Morneau, Salma Zahid, and Bill Blair were there, too.

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NDP Leader Tom Mulcair, really playing up the beard thing at this year's pride.

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Green Party Leader Elizabeth May alongside candidates Gord Miller, Mike Schreiner, and deputy leader of the Green Party of Ontario, Mark Daye.

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A first this year was a Conservative contingent actually walking in the parade. They were calling themselves the LGTBTories. Among them were MP Bernard Trottier, candidate for Toronto-Centre Julian Di Battista, and Status of Women and Labour Minister Kellie Leitch.

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NDP Toronto MPs Matthew Kellway and Craig Scott, with Ontario NDP Leader Andrea Horwath and candidate for Toronto-Centre Linda McQuaig.

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Liberal MP Carolyn Bennett carrying the banner with the Women's College Hospital in the parade.

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In an appearance that has sparked some backlash among social-conservative Conservatives, MPPs Jack MacLaren and Lisa MacLeod marched alongside Ontario Progressive Conservative Party Leader Patrick Brown.

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