OTTAWA—With a federal election campaign just weeks away, NDP Leader Jagmeet Singh scored a blow against Justin Trudeau's Indigenous bona fides yesterday as he introduced a prominent First Nation chief as one of his party's candidates in northern Ontario.
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GATINEAU, Que.—Geraldine Gauthier clutched a picture of her sister, Lynn, as she heard from the federally funded commission tasked with documenting the causes of violence against Indigenous women and girls.
Lynn was murdered 19 years ago. For Gauthier, the day was emotional and brought back many memories.
OTTAWA—The Senate's ethics committee recommended Tuesday that Sen. Lynn Beyak be suspended without pay over incendiary letters about Indigenous Peoples she posted to her website.
OTTAWA—The chief of a First Nation in northwestern Ontario long-plagued by the debilitating impacts of mercury contamination says he is worried about the fate of a federally promised treatment facility as the calendar speeds towards this fall's election without any signs of progress.
OTTAWA—A new commemorative loonie is sparking concern among academics and advocates who fear it could perpetuate myths about Canada's treatment of lesbian, gay, transgender, queer and two spirited persons.
OTTAWA—Brilliant late-winter sunshine lifted the spirits of Garry McLean's family members Tuesday as they celebrated the former Indian Day School survivor—and a proposed settlement of his class-action lawsuit against the federal government that he never lived to see.
OTTAWA—Prime Minister Justin Trudeau must lift a “gag order” and ensure Jody Wilson-Raybould can speak the full truth about her decision to leave cabinet, Conservative leader Andrew Scheer said yesterday.
OTTAWA—Ongoing concerns about coerced sterilization of indigenous women is nothing short of a “crisis” that warrants a public inquiry, a prominent Alberta First Nations' leader says.
In an interview, Athabasca Chipewyan First Nation Chief Allan Adam said concerns were brought directly to his attention by a member of his community north of Fort McMurray.
BUENOS AIRES, Argentina—Canada says it is on track to sign a new North American free-trade agreement on the sidelines of the G20 summit in Argentina but Foreign Affairs minister Chrystia Freeland would not provide a firm confirmation today.
OTTAWA—The federal government needs to appoint a special representative to hear from indigenous women coerced into being sterilized to learn what justice would look like for the survivors, Amnesty International Canada says.