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Broken promises mar unique history of Métis experience in treaty making

The Halfbreed Adhesion to Treaty No. 3 is the only instance of a Métis community collectively adhering to one of the historic treaties negotiated with First Nations across Canada. As a part of Treaties Recognition Week, the Northwestern Ontario Métis Community is raising awareness about the “Halfbreeds of Rainy Lake and Rainy River.” In the 1870s, Métis pressed their land ...

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Ontario Recognizes Seventh Annual Treaties Recognition Week

Greg Rickford, Minister of Indigenous Affairs, issued the following statement on Treaties Recognition Week: “This week, Ontario is marking the seventh annual Treaties Recognition Week by encouraging students and the public to learn more about treaties and how they form the basis of the relationship between Indigenous and non-Indigenous peoples in this province. Treaties Recognition Week was introduced by the ...

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L’Ontario souligne la septième Semaine annuelle de reconnaissance des traités

Greg Rickford, ministre des Affaires autochtones, a fait la déclaration suivante au sujet de la Semaine de reconnaissance des traités : « Cette semaine, l’Ontario souligne la septième Semaine annuelle de reconnaissance des traités en encourageant les élèves et le public à en apprendre davantage sur les traités et sur la façon dont ils constituent la base des relations entre ...

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L’Ontario réagit à l’Énoncé économique de l’automne fédéral

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Peter Bethlenfalvy, ministre des Finances, a fait la déclaration suivante aujourd’hui en réaction à l’Énoncé économique de l’automne de 2022 du gouvernement fédéral : « Notre gouvernement se réjouit d’un grand nombre des initiatives annoncées dans l’Énoncé économique de l’automne rendu public aujourd’hui, mais nous ne pouvons nous empêcher de remarquer l’absence de soutien pour mettre de l’avant des projets ...

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Ontario Responds to Federal Fall Economic Statement

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Peter Bethlenfalvy, Minister of Finance, issued the following statement in response to the federal government’s 2022 Fall Economic Statement: “While our government welcomes many of the initiatives included in today’s Fall Economic Statement, we can’t help but notice the absence of support to move transformational projects forward that are critical to Ontario and Canada’s economic success. Although we welcome funding ...

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Northern Ontario Black Economic Empowerment Program (NOBEEP) receives $1.15 million in funding from FedNor

Through the Afro-Heritage Association of Sudbury (AHA), the Northern Ontario Black Economic Empowerment Program (NOBEEP), received $1.15 million in funding from FedNor. This fund is to aid NOBEEP in supporting Black-owned businesses in Northern Ontario in their efforts to start up and scale up as well as to create jobs to contribute to the overall economic development of the North. ...

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Provincial plaque commemorating Shingwauk Hall updated

on National Day for Truth and Reconciliation, the Ontario Heritage Trust, in partnership with the Children of Shingwauk Alumni Association (CSAA) and Algoma University, unveiled a new provincial plaque commemorating the former Shingwauk Indian Residential School in Sault Ste. Marie. The new plaque replaces an outdated 1977 version that excluded facts about the true purpose of the residential school and ...

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Ontario’s plan will get 1.5 million homes built over the next 10 years

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Le gouvernement de l’Ontario a déposé aujourd’hui le projet de loi intitulé Loi de 2022 visant à accélérer la construction de plus de logements, qui prévoit des mesures audacieuses pour réaliser le plan de la province visant à atténuer la crise du logement grâce à la construction de 1,5 million d’habitations sur les 10 prochaines années. Si elles sont adoptées, les propositions énoncées dans ...

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Ontario’s plan will get 1.5 million homes built over the next 10 years

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The Ontario government has introduced the More Homes Built Faster Act, which takes bold action to advance the province’s plan to address the housing crisis by building 1.5 million homes over the next 10 years. The proposals in the More Homes Built Faster Act would, if passed, ensure that cities, towns and rural communities grow with a mix of ownership and ...

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Cora McGuire-Cyrette Appointed to Thunder Bay Police Services Board Governance Committee

The Ontario Native Women’s Association (ONWA) is pleased to announce that Executive Director, Cora McGuire-Cyrette, has been appointed to the Thunder Bay Police Services (TBPS) Board Governance Committee for a 2-year term. This Committee was established to ensure governance decisions are being represented, not just by the Board, but informed and assisted by the community’s voice. The Committee will have ...

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Statement by the Prime Minister on the International Day of the Girl

The Prime Minister, Justin Trudeau, today issued the following statement on the International Day of the Girl: “On the 10th anniversary of the International Day of the Girl, we celebrate the power of girls everywhere by championing their human rights here at home and around the world. “This year’s theme, ‘Our time is now – our rights, our future’, is particularly ...

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Ontario to add 4,000MW of new electricity Generation & Storage Resources

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The Ontario government has directed the Independent Electricity System Operator (IESO) to acquire 4,000 MW of new electricity generation and storage resources to ensure the province has the electricity it needs to support a growing population and economy. “Our government is building the electricity generation and storage needed to support our success in driving electrification and attracting new jobs to ...

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Octobre marque le Mois national de la sensibilisation à l’emploi des personnes en situation de handicap

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Raymond Cho, ministre des Services aux aînés et de l’Accessibilité, a publié la déclaration qui suit : « Cette année, le Mois national de la sensibilisation à l’emploi des personnes en situation de handicap se déroule dans un contexte où de nombreux employeurs en Ontario et partout au Canada se livrent une concurrence féroce pour recruter les meilleurs talents. L’une ...

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