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Don McRae stepping down from cabinet responsibilities

January 30, 2015 Premier Christy Clark announced the following change in cabinet responsibilities today. Don McRae has asked to be relieved of his cabinet duties to support a family member through health challenges.  He will continue to serve as MLA for Comox Valley. Michelle Stilwell will be sworn in as Minister of Social Development and […]

by pmnationtalk on January 30, 2015244 Views

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FNTC Proposals to Amend the First Nations Fiscal Management Act

28th Jan 2015 In 2005, the First Nations Fiscal and Statistical Management Act (now First Nations Fiscal Management Act or FMA) was enacted by Parliament with all-party support.  This optional First Nation-led legislation provides the statutory basis for the First Nations Tax Commission (FNTC) as well as for the First Nations Financial Management Board (FNFMB) […]

by pmnationtalk on January 29, 2015283 Views

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Working Together to Increase the Participation of Urban Aboriginal People in the British Columbia Economy

Enabling Aboriginal people to participate fully in the economic prosperity of our country January 26, 2015 – Vancouver, BC – Aboriginal Affairs and Northern Development Canada Mark Strahl, Parliamentary Secretary to the Honourable Bernard Valcourt, Minister of Aboriginal Affairs and Northern Development, today announced support to four Aboriginal organizations: the BC Association of Aboriginal Friendship […]

by pmnationtalk on January 26, 2015234 Views

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Parliamentary Secretary Mark Strahl Emphasizes the Importance of First Nations Partnerships at BC Mineral Exploration and Mining Forum

January 26, 2015 – Vancouver, BC – Aboriginal Affairs and Northern Development Canada Mark Strahl, Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Aboriginal Affairs and Northern Development, today delivered opening remarks at the 31st annual Mineral Exploration Roundup in Vancouver, British Columbia. Parliamentary Secretary Strahl highlighted the significant initiatives the Government of Canada has undertaken to […]

by pmnationtalk on January 26, 201549648 Views

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Parliamentary Secretary Mark Strahl to make important announcement for Urban Aboriginal Peoples

Please be advised that Mark Strahl, Parliamentary Secretary, Aboriginal Affairs and Northern Development will make an announcement concerning urban Aboriginal Peoples in British Columbia. Date: Monday, January 26, 2015 Time: 1:30 p.m. PST Where: Vancouver Shipyards Co. Ltd. (Seaspan Shipyard – security gate and on to reception area) 50 Pemberton Avenue North Vancouver, BC Please […]

by pmnationtalk on January 26, 2015181 Views

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Ontario’s Kathleen Wynne ranks among Canada’s worst fiscal managers; Saskatchewan’s Brad Wall one of the best

January 22, 2015 VANCOUVER—Ontario’s Kathleen Wynne ranks as one of the worst Canadian premiers at managing provincial government finances while Saskatchewan’s Brad Wall ranks as one of the best, according to a new analysis released today by the Fraser Institute, Canada’s leading public policy think-tank. Measuring the Fiscal Performance of Canada’s Premiers, 2015 examines the fiscal records […]

by pmnationtalk on January 23, 2015204 Views

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Dawn Thomas-Wightman aasumes Role as Acting Deputy Representative

January 14, 2015 Dawn Thomas-Wightman has been named Acting Deputy Representative for Children and Youth in British Columbia, Representative Mary Ellen Turpel-Lafond announced this week. Thomas-Wightman brings nearly 20 years of direct experience in child welfare through her various roles with the Ministry of Children and Family Development (MCFD), delegated Aboriginal Agencies (DAAs) and the […]

by pmnationtalk on January 15, 201542357 Views

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Final Opportunity for Feedback on First Nation Tax Report

Jan 14, 2015 Local governments have one more opportunity to provide feedback on a report that explores current dynamics related to First Nation taxation.  Member feedback is requested on First Nation Property Tax, Services and Economic Development in British Columbia, prepared by Professor Robert Bish and Fiscal Realities Economists, by February 27, 2015. The report, […]

by pmnationtalk on January 15, 2015188 Views

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Year ahead to shape B.C.’s new liquefied natural gas industry

January 7, 2015 VICTORIA – After three years of planning, we anticipate British Columbia’s liquefied natural gas (LNG) industry will take flight in 2015 as leading proponents make final decisions to move forward with some of the largest capital projects in our province’s history. This will be great news for many British Columbians who will be […]

by pmnationtalk on January 8, 2015289 Views

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Reconciliation with First Nations in B.C.

December 30, 2014 By John Rustad Minister of Aboriginal Relations and Reconciliation VICTORIA – Looking back at 2014, this has been a year of revitalizing partnerships between First Nations and the Province of British Columbia and focusing on reconciliation to improve the quality of life for Aboriginal people. Generally, Aboriginal people are not where they […]

by pmnationtalk on January 4, 2015239 Views

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