OTTAWA—Indigenous children in Canada are more than twice as likely to live in poverty than non-aboriginal kids, according to new findings released today by the Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives.
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OTTAWA—The federal NDP has opted for an extended leadership race to replace Tom Mulcair, as it looks to name a new leader between September and October of 2017.
OTTAWA—Health Canada said yesterday it will fund two additional mental health workers and a case manager for youth in Attawapiskat to assist with the Northern Ontario reserve’s suicide crisis.
It’s a move that comes after the federal government came under fire by the region’s MP and the community’s chief.
OTTAWA—Amid political pressure, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has sent a letter to the chief of Attawapiskat First Nation—the beleaguered Ontario community that has made headlines around the globe due to its suicide crisis—to offer a meeting in Ottawa.
OTTAWA—The leader of the country’s national Inuit organization says his people also are dealing with devastating rates of suicide.
The “heartbreaking” suicide crisis in the First Nation community of Attawapiskat has become a touchstone moment for how mental health issues affect aboriginal peoples, Natan Obed, president of Inuit Tapiriit Kanatami, said yesterday.
EDMONTON—New Democrat MPs returned to the House of Commons today after an emotional and divisive weekend that ended up costing Tom Mulcair his job as leader.
Not only does the federal party now have to contend with a potentially-divisive leadership race within the next 24 months, it also has to contend with a now very-apparent rift with the governing Alberta NDP.
OTTAWA—Tom Mulcair, the man many are blaming for last year’s NDP collapse at the ballot box, will confront his critics this weekend in Edmonton, where rank-and-file party members are gathering to decide their leader’s political fate.
OTTAWA—Finance minister Bill Morneau is facing increased pressure from aboriginal advocates to move beyond symbolism in his maiden budget and spell out how the federal government intends to reform its fiscal relationship with First Nations—an overhaul that could cost billions.
OTTAWA—The federal government needs to ensure there is money for palliative care in the budget next week as part of a down payment on a much larger repair project, health advocates said yesterday.
The Canadian Cancer Society said the Liberal government needs to urgently address the glaring holes in end-of-life care.
OTTAWA—Two members of Parliament with dramatically different political affiliations have joined forces in an effort to establish a national strategy to deal with dementia.