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Canada could benefit from a Silver Alert program, says NDP MP

Though not yet enshrined as policy anywhere north of the American border, this sort of program, officially called the Silver Alert program in the United States and similar to the AMBER Alert system for children, is attracting attention in British Columbia thanks to a private member’s bill introduced into the province’s legislature in February

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NDP MP Irene Mathyssen, centre, pictured with NDP MPs Pierre Nantel and Laurin Liu, says Canada could benefit from having a nationally-coordinated program that notifies the public when seniors who suffer from dementia go missing.

 

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Canada could benefit from a Silver Alert program, says NDP MP

Though not yet enshrined as policy anywhere north of the American border, this sort of program, officially called the Silver Alert program in the United States and similar to the AMBER Alert system for children, is attracting attention in British Columbia thanks to a private member’s bill introduced into the province’s legislature in February

The Hill Times photograph by Jake Wright
NDP MP Irene Mathyssen, centre, pictured with NDP MPs Pierre Nantel and Laurin Liu, says Canada could benefit from having a nationally-coordinated program that notifies the public when seniors who suffer from dementia go missing.

 

  

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Monday, March 2, 2015
HILL LIFE & PEOPLE SLIDESHOWS
ITK hosts intimate preview of next week's Taste of the Arctic event March 2, 2015

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ITK project coordinator Looee Okalik, using an 'ulu' or 'woman's knife' to cut off a portion of 'Nikku' or dried caribou.
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NAC Le Café's executive chef John Morris explaining his take on traditional Inuit menu items.
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First Air's Elisapee Sheutiapik, also former mayor of Iqaluit, with ITK health and social development assistant director Anna Fowler.
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First Air's Ron Lowry, Ms. Sheutiapik, ITK's Looee Okalik, iPolitics' Elizabeth Gray-Smith, ITK's Anna Fowler, The Hill Times' Rachel Aiello, First Air's Bert van der Stege, and ITK's Kathleen Tagoona.
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After the tasting, Chef John Morris joined the guests for the mini-feast of traditional Inuit foods.
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Chef John Morris spoons some jus on Ottawa Citizen food editor Peter Hum's plate.
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First Air's Ron Lowry and Bert van der Stege; and ITK President Terry Audla.
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ITK president Terry Audla digging in to the frozen Arctic char or 'Iqaluk' meat from the Rankin Inlet.
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First Air's Ron Lowry adding a bit of seal fur to his suit.

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