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UNDRIP provides ‘guide’ to resolving tensions among Indigenous communities over questions of authority, say experts

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'We have to move beyond public platitudes and eloquent statements; we need a reality whereby Indigenous law and institutions are placed on the same level as common law,' says Grand Chief Stewart Phillip.
Plus, the PM plans to convene the incident response group to discuss the string of issues—coronavirus, the blockades, and the downing of Flight 752—that have been competing for the government's attention in recent weeks.
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'The work they’re doing is going to need to speak for itself,' says Liberal strategist Tiffany Gooch, about the party's recovery from the prime minister's blackface scandal.
Plus, Elections Canada reports it didn't face any significant cyberthreats during the October vote.
A string of committees, including the House Environment and Immigration committees, are electing their chairs.
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'When Black or Indigenous or other people of colour get into the political system, it always assumed it’s they who must carry this change for the rest of us,' says journalist and activist Desmond Cole.
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The PM's agenda today includes a meeting with Senegalese President Macky Sall and a visit to Gorée Island, known as the 'door of no return,' where Africans where shipped off to America as slaves.
Plus, Health Minister Patty Hajdu squeezes in a lunch at budget-friendly Dim Sum King in Toronto's Chinatown after a morning of briefings with Ontario officials and medical staff at Sunnybrook Hospital.
News|By Beatrice Paez
Scheduling the departure for next week will give those stuck in China 'ample time' to prepare to leave, says Minister Champagne.
Plus, Canada's UN ambassador Marc-André Blanchard is slated to provide a briefing on the prime minister's Africa tour and effort to court votes for Canada's Security Council bid.
News|By Beatrice Paez
Plus, the House Health Committee is convening at 3:30 p.m. for another round of briefings on the coronavirus with government officials.
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Some MPs have taken to social media to show it's safe to visit their city's Chinatown.
Plus, Justice Minister David Lametti, Gender Equality Minister Maryam Monsef, and former interim Conservative leader Rona Ambrose are set to announce the revival of a legislative effort on sexual assault education.
Plus, the Greens set the conditions for entering their party's leadership race.
Plus, Environment Minister Jonathan Wilkinson said the government plans to move forward with its single-use plastics ban by the end of next year.
News|By Beatrice Paez
For their work in assisting the committee chair, each vice-chair would be entitled to a $6,200 pay bump on top of an MP’s base salary of $178,900.
Presumptive front-runner Peter MacKay announced he intends to march in Toronto's Pride Parade on June 28, a day after a new leader is elected.
'It sends a positive message. It's very much akin to a manger leaving the door open,' says Conservative MP Dan Albas.
News|By Beatrice Paez
Whereas the government projected that 1.1 millions Canadians will no longer be paying federal taxes, the PBO puts that figure at 900,000. 
News|By Beatrice Paez
Senator Kutcher had also advocated in favour of offering families financial assistance to alleviate the strain some may be experiencing in having to cover unexpected costs. 
Mr. Poilievre is among the latest high-profile candidates to drop out of the contest this week.
Plus, the World Health Organization is set to decide today whether the coronavirus, is a global health emergency.
News|By Beatrice Paez
Learn to reach across party lines for relationships and resist sticking to talking points, new MPs told at a Carleton University-hosted orientation event.
Plus, former Quebec premier says he won't be running to succeed outgoing Conservative Leader Andrew Scheer, citing his outsider status. Hearings on the extradition of Huawei exec Meng Wanzhou continue in Vancouver.
Plus, Deputy Prime Minister Chrystia Freeland dismisses engaging in a 'prisoner swap' with China to secure the release of the two Canadian detainees.
TSB officials say there are 'no firm plans' on when outside investigators, including Canada, can be present for the download and analysis of the 'aircraft recorders.'
Plus, Canada Proud founder picks his horse in the Conservative leadership race.
Plus, foreign ministers are meeting at Canada House in London, U.K., today to discuss the range of legal avenues they can take in response to the shoot-down. 
Plus, former Conservative party leader Stephen Harper called for regime change in Iran following the downing of Flight 752.

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