'What we’re hearing from the Mi'kmaq communities themselves is that they're not willing to sell this right. They're not willing to take any sum of money and not practise their right anymore, they believe that they should just be able to implement their right,' says rookie Liberal MP Jaime Battiste, one of three Mi’kmaq Parliamentarians.
Independent Nova Scotia Senator Dan Christmas, Canada's first Mi’kmaq Senator, says violence targeting Indigenous fishers in the province has left everyone 'polarized.' Photograph courtesy of Dan Christmas' office
Acts of violence that have erupted in recent days in Nova Scotia as part of an ongoing lobster dispute have cast a “black eye” on the province, says Canada’s first Mi’kmaw Senator.
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Brian Clow, executive director of issues management, parliamentary affairs and Canada-U.S. relations remains at the helm, and works closely with Elise Wagner, adviser for issues and Canada-U.S. relations within the PMO.
One-term former Liberal MP Celina Caesar-Chavannes talks to The Hill Times about her life in federal politics and about her upcoming book, Can You Hear Me Now?, and she says she's not ruling out a return to the Hill.