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Fostering development in northern Alberta

Minister of Economic Development, Trade and Tourism Tanya Fir has appointed five members to the Northern Alberta Development Council to promote growth in northern Alberta. The council advances development in Alberta’s north and advises the government on economic and social development opportunities. All five appointees – including two new members and three reappointments – are […]

by ahnationtalk on July 10, 20207 Views

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Fort McKay FN: Executive Personnel Announcement

Dear Community Member, We are so pleased to be sharing two important updates about our new administrative structure. This update is building on the news we shared last December that our friend George Arcand would be stepping down as CEO in 2020. We have worked together to explore different approaches to how we would staff […]

by ahnationtalk on July 10, 20206 Views

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Expert panel formed to review affordable housing

An independent Affordable Housing Review Panel will bring a new vision for affordable housing into focus. Seniors and Housing Minister Josephine Pon has appointed 10 experts to an independent panel, led by MLA Mickey Amery, to conduct a review that will provide recommendations to transform affordable housing. Through this review, the panel will identify ways […]

by ahnationtalk on July 10, 20206 Views

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Alberta NDP, Indigenous leaders renew calls for Kenney to fire speechwriter over 2013 essay – Globalnews.ca

July 7, 2020 Members of Alberta’s official Opposition and some Indigenous leaders have renewed calls for Premier Jason Kenney to fire his speechwriter over a 2013 essay that was critical of how Indigenous issues are framed in Canada, and which argues the narrative around residential schools amounts to a “bogus genocide story.” “Today I asked […]

by ahnationtalk on July 7, 202010 Views

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Seven Albertans joining Alberta Order of Excellence

Seven remarkable Albertans will be invested into the Alberta Order of Excellence in 2020. The Order recognizes those who have made an outstanding provincial, national or international impact, and is the highest honour a citizen can receive as an official part of the Canadian Honours System. “Members of the Alberta Order of Excellence represent the […]

by ahnationtalk on July 4, 202021 Views

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Blackfoot Confederacy calls for Alberta premier to fire speechwriter over residential school comments – Global News

July 2, 2020 The Blackfoot Confederacy has called on Alberta Premier Jason Kenney to fire his speechwriter over comments made in a 2013 essay about residential schools. The essay written by now-Kenney speechwriter Paul Bunner was titled “The ‘Genocide’ That Failed” and was published in a right-wing online publication called the C2C Journal. The essay […]

by ahnationtalk on July 3, 202023 Views

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Speech: Premier Kenney speaks to a government motion condemning racism

Premier Kenney’s speech in the legislature on a government motion to condemn racism in the legislature. Thank you, Mr. Speaker. I appreciate the opportunity to rise in debate on these critically important issues. The recent and brutal murder of George Floyd in Minneapolis in the United States has been a catalyst for a necessary and, […]

by ahnationtalk on June 29, 202020 Views

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NDP calling for Premier to fire speechwriter following controversial essay – CityNews Edmonton

Jun 25, 2020 EDMONTON – The Premier is facing calls to fire his speechwriter after a controversial article came to light. In 2013, Paul Bunner wrote an article for the conservative-leaning publication C2C Journal. In the article, Bunner argued residential schools were a good thing, and calls claims that the schools destroyed Indigenous culture a […]

by ahnationtalk on June 26, 202032 Views

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AFN national chief calls for suspension of RCMP officer who tackled Chief Allan Adam – CBC

RCMP officer currently facing trial on charges stemming from a separate incident Jun 25, 2020 The head of the country’s most influential First Nations organization is calling for the Alberta RCMP to suspend the officer who tackled Athabasca Chipewyan First Nation Chief Allan Adam during a violent arrest in March. Assembly of First Nations National Chief […]

by ahnationtalk on June 26, 202032 Views

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Lieutenant Governor’s Volunteers Receive Vice-Regal Commendation

June 2020 During their tenure as the Queen’s representative, each of Canada’s Lieutenant Governors has a limited number of special Vice-Regal Commendations that they can present to those who offer outstanding service to their office. Lieutenant Governor Lois Mitchell has chosen seven leaders who have served as valued volunteers on various programs and initiatives that she has led over the past five years. The recipients are: […]

by ahnationtalk on June 25, 202031 Views

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