Federal

Statement by Minister Rickford on Louis Riel Day

Today, Greg Rickford, Minister of Indigenous Affairs issued the following statement on Louis Riel Day: “Today we commemorate the legacy of Louis Riel and his important role in Métis history and the formation of Canada. On this date in 1885, Riel was executed for leading the Northwest Resistance in defence of Métis rights. In 2009, Canada reversed the conviction of ...

Read More »

Ontario Unveils Design for Afghanistan War Memorial

  Today, the Ontario government unveiled the design for the Memorial to Honour Canadian Heroes of the War in Afghanistan, a monument to honour the veterans and the fallen members of the Canadian Armed Forces who served in Afghanistan. “During the war in Afghanistan, more than 40,000 Canadian soldiers fought with courage and honour to defend our values and keep ...

Read More »

Statement by Minister Rickford on Aboriginal Veterans Day

Today, Greg Rickford, Minister of Indigenous Affairs issued the following statement on Aboriginal Veterans Day: “Lest we forget, each year the Ontario government recognizes the long and proud history of First Nations, Métis and Inuit contributions to the military history of Canada. Ever since distinguishing themselves fighting alongside British soldiers in the War of 1812, Indigenous people have demonstrated their ...

Read More »

“6(1)a All the Way!”

  Finally, after years of completing family oral history, archival research, and taking legal action against Indian and Northern Affairs Canada’s (INAC) Unknown / Unstated Paternity policy I am now registered as a 6(1)a Indian.  I applied for Indian status in 1994 and was denied. I contacted Kimberly Murray of Aboriginal Legal Services Toronto (ALST) who filed a protest on ...

Read More »

NDP Leader Andrea Horwath on the Federal Election

Andrea Horwath, NDP Leader and Leader of the Official Opposition, issued the following statement:   “I want to congratulate Justin Trudeau on his re-election as Prime Minister and thank all of the candidates who put their names on the ballot, and put their lives on hold to make democracy work.                                                     I look forward to working with the new government ...

Read More »

Premier Ford on 2019 Federal Election Results

Today Doug Ford, Premier of Ontario, issued the following statement: “I want to congratulate Prime Minister Justin Trudeau on his re-election, and congratulate all federal leaders on a hard fought campaign to ensure Canadians’ voices are heard on the important issues facing this country. Our government looks forward to working with the Prime Minister, and with all federal parties, to ...

Read More »

Scheer – A new Conservative government will put $4000 back in the pockets of new parents

Today, the Hon. Andrew Scheer, the Leader of Canada’s Conservatives, revealed that, if elected Prime Minister this October, a new Conservative government would make maternity benefits tax-free. “Having a child is an exciting milestone in any person’s life, but it comes with added costs and pressures,” said Scheer. “Today, young parents are under pressure and worried about their future. They ...

Read More »

Statement on World Day Against Trafficking in Persons

Today, Jill Dunlop, Associate Minister of Children and Women’s Issues, issued the following statement regarding World Day Against Trafficking in Persons: “Today, on World Day Against Trafficking in Persons, I want to draw attention to the unfortunate prevalence of human trafficking across Ontario. I also want to recognize the survivors and stakeholders who are actively working to help raise awareness ...

Read More »

Second de Havilland DHC-2 Beaver involved in accident in less than a week

The Transportation Safety Board of Canada (TSB) will deploy a team of investigators to Mistastin Lake, Newfoundland and Labrador, where a de Havilland DHC-2 Beaver floatplane operated by Air Saguenay was involved in an accident. The TSB will gather information and assess the occurrence. The aircraft was reported missing to the Joint Rescue Co-ordination Centre (JRCC) in Halifax at 11:30 ...

Read More »

Majority of Canadians do not trust Flushable Wipes manufacturers’ claims

As leaders from the Canadian wastewater management sector gather in Ottawa to discuss issues like plastics in water and the impacts and costs associated with “flushable” wipes on municipal sewer systems operations and reliability, Friends of the Earth is releasing its new poll on flushable wipes. With municipal expenditures to clean up wipes estimated in the past at $230 million ...

Read More »

M-174 National Suicide Prevention Action Plan is Passed in Parliament

“When the vote began on my call for a national suicide action plan I stood up and held up the eagle feather and the red hawk feather in remembrance of all the youth we have lost in the northern communities. I wanted those children to know that they were loved and that Canada must do better for this coming generation ...

Read More »

MP Kent Calls for Investigation into Trudeau’s Illegal Bahamas Vacation

Today, the Honourable Peter Kent, Conservative Shadow Minister for Ethics, sent a letter to the Commissioner of the RCMP regarding Justin Trudeau’s illegal vacation to the Aga Khan’s private island. The letter points out that the facts, as uncovered and reported in December 2017 by the former federal Conflict of Interest and Ethics Commissioner, Mary Dawson, potentially reveal a prima ...

Read More »

Time to clean up our tax problems

There’s no doubt tax time can be stressful. Most of us understand there are consequences for cheating on taxes but may not be aware that the Canada Revenue Agency (CRA) also write off some debt as being uncollectable.  While this doesn’t often make news, the fact that this type of forgiveness was extended on a grand scale this year is ...

Read More »