Doug Downey

Providing More Affordable Housing in Barrie

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Province’s investment will create safe and secure housing for Indigenous families at risk of homelessness Barrie — The Ontario government is providing more than $800,000 to help create two affordable housing units in Barrie. Through a partnership between the Ontario Aboriginal Housing Services and the Barrie Native Friendship Centre, this investment will help provide better, safer and secure access to housing to …

Gudie Hutchings Minister of Rural Economic Development

$1.9m to bring high-speed Internet access to 663 rural BC households

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Ottawa – Gudie Hutchings, Minister of Rural Economic Development, together with Patrick Weiler, Member of Parliament for West Vancouver–Sunshine Coast–Sea to Sky Country, announced nearly $1.9 million in combined federal and provincial funding for two projects by CityWest to bring high-speed Internet access to 663 households on Keats Island and in New Brighton, British Columbia. These two projects are part of …

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Budget 2022 housing investments for Métis of Northwest Territories

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Yellowknife – Access to safe and affordable housing is critical to improving health and social outcomes for Indigenous Peoples and to ensuring a strong future for their communities and children. Today, the Honourable Daniel Vandal, Minister of Northern Affairs, announced historic new investments of $34 million over seven years from Budget 2022 that will be distributed to four Métis communities in the …

Marc Miller

Okemasis’ Cree Nation reach settlement agreement on treaty salaries

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Saskatchewan – Chief Edwin Ananas of the Beardy’s & Okemasis’ Cree Nation and Marc Miller, Minister of Crown–Indigenous Relations, announced that the First Nation and the Government of Canada have negotiated a settlement agreement regarding the Beardy’s and Okemasis Treaty Salaries Specific Claim. The resolution of this claim addresses a longstanding historical grievance where Canada failed to provide the salaries …

24th international AIDS conference in Montreal

24th international AIDS conference in Montreal

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Montreal – The HIV cases are on the rise in Canada and are mostly impacting the Indigenous communities. So researchers at the 24th annual international AIDS conference, hosted in Montreal, are calling for a new approach to fighting the disease that is 50-year-old. Gaps in healthcare for the Indigenous communities living with HIV in remote and northern communities are more.

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Toronto Council endorses work plan to hasten expansion of major parks

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Toronto – Toronto City Council has endorsed an extensive work plan that advances the delivery of significant, new downtown parks and public realm initiatives along the waterfront at Bathurst Quay and University Avenue. The plan also prioritizes parks and public realm initiatives along the downtown rail corridor, and a planned expansion of public space underneath the Gardiner Expressway by The …

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Delivering clean oceans & healthy coasts

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Bowen Island – Canadians are proud of our oceans. With the longest coastline in the world, marine and coastal areas are essential to our livelihoods and our economy right across the country. Since it was launched in 2016, the Oceans Protection Plan has strengthened protections for our coasts and wildlife, improved marine traffic and incident management, and advanced partnerships with …

University of Saskatchewan

$10M in Clean Energy Support for Indigenous Communities in Saskatchewan  

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Regina – The Government of Canada is partnering with Indigenous communities and Indigenous businesses in Saskatchewan to support projects that deliver clean and affordable energy. These projects are critical to building long-term prosperity and energy security, while contributing to Canada’s ambitious climate goals. Today, the Honourable Jonathan Wilkinson, Canada’s Minister of Natural Resources, announced investments totalling nearly $10 million for …

Steven Guilbeault Minister of Canadian Heritage

Improving regulations to protect migratory birds 

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Gatineau- Canada hosts almost 400 species of migratory birds, and they are an important component of Canadian biodiversity. Their health reflects the health of the natural ecosystems that support us all. Birds across the country are emblematic of Canadians’ love of nature, and a vital sign of the health of the environment. They are also an important part of Indigenous …

Patty Hajdu

$8.7m to support tourism across Northern Ontario

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Ottawa – Canada’s tourism sector is an essential contributor to the Canadian economy. Prior to the COVID-19 pandemic, the sector was generating $102 billion in annual economic activity, 1.8 million jobs and accounted for over two percent of GDP. However, the sector has been one of the hardest hit by the pandemic. During these challenging times, the Government of Canada …