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Federal Court of Appeal to rule Wednesday on letting pipeline appeals proceed – CityNews Edmonton

OTTAWA — The Federal Court of Appeal says it will reveal Wednesday whether a new set of legal challenges to the Trans Mountain pipeline project can proceed. The federal government has twice approved a plan to twin an existing pipeline from Alberta’s oilpatch to the B.C. coast. Last year the Federal Court of Appeal tore […]

by pmnationtalk on September 4, 201932 Views

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Cree police sign collective agreement with the Cree Nation Government – CBC

Sep 03, 2019 Cree Nation Government wary of union, Eeyou Eenou Police say officers now have better job security The Cree Nation Government has recently signed its first collective agreement with the unionization of the Eeyou Eenou Police Force, the regional police service that serves the nine Cree communities in northern Quebec. The force officially […]

by ahnationtalk on September 3, 201934 Views

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Hailed by CanLit, poet Billy-Ray Belcourt allies with Indigenous ‘resistance’ – CTV News

The cultural cognoscenti rains down plaudits and praise on Billy-Ray Belcourt, but it’s not their approval he’s after. The 24-year-old Cree scholar — the youngest-ever winner of Canada’s richest poetry prize — says this hailing can feel “skewered” coming from the largely white arts-scene elite who have been so quick to laud his efforts. His […]

by pmnationtalk on September 3, 201946 Views

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‘We don’t have a word for crime’: New Calgary Indigenous Court to follow peacemaking approach

Court opens Wednesday with morning ceremony, to hear cases in the afternoon. The Calgary Indigenous Court (CIC) will officially open this week during a ceremony presided over by Judge Eugene Creighton, a member of the Blood Tribe who speaks fluent Blackfoot. After about 18 months of planning, the court will open Wednesday. Sitting weekly, it […]

by pmnationtalk on September 3, 201945 Views

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Commentary – Diversity is indispensable to excellence in research – Folio

Recent increases in diversity of researchers receiving federal grants show there is no conflict between equity and excellence, argues U of A political scientist. Earlier this year, NASA’s plan to conduct a historic joint spacewalk of two female astronauts outside the International Space Station was thwarted because the station did not have space suits that […]

by ahnationtalk on August 30, 201938 Views

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Federal government announces new Canada Energy Regulator appointments- JWN

Aug. 29, 2019 Cassie Doyle, a former deputy minister of Natural Resources Canada and a former Alberta Energy Regulator (AER) board member, will chair the board of directors of the new Canada Energy Regulator (CER). The vice-chair is George Vegh, head of McCarthy Tétrault’s national energy regulatory practice and leader of its Toronto energy regulation […]

by ahnationtalk on August 29, 201939 Views

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Indigenous ownership of the Trans Mountain pipeline would safeguard the environment – CanadianManufacturing.com

Proponents of the pipeline, however, say it’s too early to celebrate because the pipeline continues to face environmental and Indigenous opposition Construction of the Trans Mountain pipeline expansion has restarted following the reapproval of the project by Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s government. Proponents of the pipeline, however, say it’s too early to celebrate because the […]

by ahnationtalk on August 27, 201942 Views

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The Government of Canada Invests More than $4 Million in Arts and Culture in Alberta

From: Canadian Heritage News release EDMONTON, August 25, 2019 Arts, culture and heritage organizations across Alberta will continue to prosper and offer arts programming, festivals and celebrations year round, in modernized and well-equipped facilities, thanks to ongoing, dedicated support from the Government of Canada. Randy Boissonnault, Member of Parliament (Edmonton Centre), today announced funding totalling […]

by ahnationtalk on August 26, 201942 Views

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Making Treaty 7 celebrates Indigenous queer culture at Calgary Pride – Canada.com

Making Treaty 7 promises to be loud and proud with its Pride celebrations. Marking Treaty 7’s artistic director Justin Many Fingers has programmed three special events at The Grand to celebrate Indigenous queer culture during Calgary Pride. Many Fingers will host a panel with guests playwright/actor Waawaate Fobister and performance artist Marshall Vielle to discuss […]

by ahnationtalk on August 23, 201947 Views

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Trans Mountain gives contractors notice to proceed – JWN

An estimated 4,200 workers expected to be employed on pipeline twinning project by end of this year Aug. 22, 2019 Trans Mountain Corp. has given its prime contractors “notice to proceed,” which may go some way to address fears the project will miss another summer construction window. The SAF Group, a Canadian private equity investment […]

by ahnationtalk on August 22, 201941 Views

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