OTTAWA—Crown-Indigenous Relations minister Carolyn Bennett is keeping mum on a call by First Nations' chiefs for the ouster of the head of the inquiry into missing and murdered indigenous women and girls.
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OTTAWA—A Calgary woman engaged in a class-action lawsuit against the federal government is coming forward with new allegations about Disabilities minister Kent Hehr, saying he was disrespectful and condescending when she raised her concerns directly with him.
OTTAWA—The federal government has pledged to fund a treatment centre for an Ontario reserve plagued by mercury contamination.
Indigenous Services minister Jane Philpott delivered the news to community leaders during a meeting yesterday in Toronto that included Ontario Indigenous Relations minister David Zimmer.
OTTAWA—Alberta's premier says she's worried that marijuana legalization could drive up policing and court bills her province cannot afford to pay.
The justice system already is overburdened and enforcing new pot-related measures could make things worse, Rachel Notley warned in an interview with The Canadian Press.
OTTAWA—The federal government has decided to change course on its proposed legislation to end sex-based discrimination in the Indian Act.
OTTAWA—Prime Minister Justin Trudeau is facing increased public pressure from indigenous women and a feminist alliance to accept a Senate amendment of legislation on sex-based discrimination under the Indian Act.
OTTAWA—A high fertility rate and a growing sense of self are fuelling an explosion in the ranks of indigenous peoples, according to fresh census numbers that lay bare the demographic challenges facing one of the most vulnerable and poverty-stricken segments in Canada.
OTTAWA—Canadians can unite on reconciliation efforts to honour Gord Downie's legacy, indigenous leaders said yesterday.
In the final months of his life, the Tragically Hip frontman became an outspoken advocate on indigenous issues, notably as part of his “Secret Path” project.
OTTAWA—The president of the Métis National Council is urging the federal government to formally recognize the contribution of Métis veterans in the Second World War before it is too late for remaining survivors to find redress and get post-war benefits.
The timing is important because the ranks of surviving veterans are dwindling as the years go on, said Clement Chartier.
OTTAWA—Newly-elected federal NDP leader Jagmeet Singh yesterday named Quebec leadership rival Guy Caron to be his House of Commons surrogate after basking in the glow of a raucous caucus welcome to Parliament Hill.