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Highlights and U turns in the B.C. Liberals’ speech from the throne – CP

Source: The Canadian Press Jun 22, 2017  By Geordon Omand THE CANADIAN PRESS VANCOUVER _ British Columbia Premier Christy Clark has introduced what could be her final throne speech. In many ways it is a drastic about-face from the platform her Liberal party ran on during last month’s provincial election. Here is a look at some of […]

by ahnationtalk on June 23, 201718 Views

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BR Legis BC Throne Speech – CP

Source: The Canadian Press – Broadcast wire Jun 23, 2017  VICTORIA – British Columbia’s Green leader Andrew Weaver says he’s astonished by the about-face taken by the Liberals in yesterday’s throne speech. He says the Liberals have actively opposed policies such as banning corporate and union donations to political parties for 16 years, and only now have […]

by ahnationtalk on June 23, 201716 Views

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Throne speech strikes a balance between economic, social, and environmental principles

VICTORIA – Today’s speech from the throne is an important moment in history – it reflects both the priorities British Columbians articulated in the recent election, and the ability to invest in programs and services that British Columbians depend on, thanks to years of sound fiscal management and building Canada’s leading economy. “British Columbians spoke […]

by pmnationtalk on June 23, 201717 Views

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Throne Speech opens 41st Parliament of British Columbia

June 22, 2017 Today, Lieutenant-Governor Judith Guichon will open the first session of the 41st Parliament of British Columbia and read the speech from the throne. The election of a Speaker will begin at approximately 10 a.m., and will be broadcast on the Legislative Assembly channel and webcast on the Legislative Assembly website at: https://www.leg.bc.ca/documents-data/broadcasts-and-webcasts […]

by pmnationtalk on June 22, 201716 Views

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CLC celebrates First Nations contributions on National Aboriginal Day

Wednesday, June 21, 2017 On National Aboriginal Day, and as we prepare for the upcoming 150th anniversary of Confederation, Canada’s unions are recognizing the history of Canada’s First Nations, Métis and Inuit people that pre-dates Canada by more than 10,000 years. “What we call Canada today was inhabited by hundreds of diverse societies long before […]

by pmnationtalk on June 22, 201715 Views

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On National Aboriginal Day, Minister Dominic LeBlanc highlights the importance of the fisheries in reconciliation

From Fisheries and Oceans Canada June 21, 2017 OTTAWA – Today, the Honourable Dominic LeBlanc, Minister of Fisheries, Oceans and the Canadian Coast Guard, issued the following statement: As the longest day of the year, the summer solstice has long held special meaning for Indigenous peoples. On this day, we mark and celebrate the valuable […]

by ahnationtalk on June 22, 201713 Views

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National Aboriginal Day: Reconciliation through renewal

June 21, 2017 Minister of Aboriginal Relations and Reconciliation John Rustad has issued the following statement to mark National Aboriginal Day: “By celebrating the 21st National Aboriginal Day, Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal communities throughout British Columbia come together to honour the rich traditions, cultures and histories of First Nations, Métis and Inuit people in our province. […]

by pmnationtalk on June 22, 201717 Views

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B.C. throne speech marks beginning of the end for Liberal minority government – CP

Source: The Canadian Press Jun 22, 2017  VICTORIA _ British Columbia’s politicians will return to the legislature in Victoria today, marking the beginning of the end for the minority Liberal government. Premier Christy Clark’s Liberals have recently announced a number of campaign-style promises that will be included in today’s throne speech, including hikes for welfare rates, reforms […]

by ahnationtalk on June 22, 201716 Views

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Assembly of First Nations National Chief Perry Bellegarde Welcomes Name Change for June 21: ‘National Indigenous Peoples Day’

June 21, 2017 (Ottawa, ON) – Assembly of First Nations Nation Chief Perry Bellegarde supports the new name for June 21 – National Indigenous Peoples Day – as a name consistent with the international recognition of Indigenous peoples and consistent with an AFN resolution (23/2013) calling for the name change. “I believe this small change […]

by pmnationtalk on June 21, 201743 Views

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National Aboriginal Day a time to acknowledge reconciliation potential in BC

VANCOUVER – On National Aboriginal Day, the Treaty Commission encourages all Canadians, but especially British Columbians, to recognize the potential of BC treaty negotiations and support the efforts of First Nations, Canada, and British Columbia to reach lasting reconciliation. The goals of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission, self-determination and governance, and the building of renewed […]

by ahnationtalk on June 21, 201726 Views

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