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Policy Briefing: Territorial Development
Indigenous Services Minister Jane Philpott addresses the Assembly of First Nations Special Chiefs Assembly on Federal Legislation in Gatineau, Que., in early May. She said the chiefs tabled a motion on the government's child welfare legislation, which she expects to be tabled in the fall. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade

Indigenous services minister says plan to eliminate water advisories is on track

In a Q&A this week, Jane Philpott also said she hopes Indigenous child welfare legislation will be tabled by fall, and that in leading her new department she's focused on customer service and improved staff morale.
Companies currently permitted to explore for deposits or hold on to discoveries in Arctic waters have waited in uncertainty since December 2016 over whether they can continue to operate.
While protecting the environment is important, well-intentioned actions, like putting in place an oil and gas exploration ban and carbon pricing, represent a U-turn in our struggle for economic prosperity.
Under current weak targets, Canada is not committed to keeping the Arctic cold enough to ensure the survival of the Inuit.
Opposition critics say Liberal goal of eliminating tuberculosis by 2030 is unrealistic, given housing and the treatment money allocated to northern regions.
Instead, Trudeau’s dismissive approach has meant delayed infrastructure money and a carbon tax paternalistically dictated from Ottawa.
Parliament has never before had a committee dedicated to studying the Arctic, a region garnering increasing global attention.
Feature|Emily Haws
Northerners need to be ‘in control of their destiny,’ says the Crown-Indigenous relations minister.
Skills development and tourism promotion will help northerners diversify their economy.
Between 2018 and 2028, the Yukon will receive $445-million from the Canadian government to boost infrastructure.
Canada is the only Arctic nation without a university specifically within the Arctic itself, which means Canada is lagging behind, says Conservative Senator Dennis Patterson.

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