August 1, 2014

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'Every First Nation is laughing at us': Million-dollar chief's band outraged

“I trust that the members of that community would rather have their band council invest in housing units than paying a chief close to a...

Chief's $1M pay 'not reasonable,' Bernard Valcourt says | News ...

Aboriginal Affairs Minister Bernard Valcourt says the government will “look after the best interests of taxpayers,” if band councils of First Nations don't. Valcourt made...

Ebola outbreak: 2 infected aid workers heading to Atlanta

“There are no confirmed cases of Ebola in Canada," said Health Minister Rona Ambrose. "The Ebola virus itself does not spread easily from person to...

Federal Aboriginal Affairs Minister Bernard Valcourt said Kwikwetiem First ...

National Post Aboriginal Affairs Minister Bernard Valcourt says the government will "look after the best interests of taxpayers," if band councils of First Nations don't. Valcourt...

Statement by the Prime Minister of Canada on ... - Kellie Leitch

Prime Minister Stephen Harper today issued the following statement to mark the opening of Canada's National Ukrainian Festival, taking place from August 1 to 3,...

Video: Ritz on new legislation

Federal agriculture minister Gerry Ritz speaks about new grain regulations at a news conference Friday. August 1, 2014 4:42 PM. Tweet. Federal agriculture minister Gerry...

Former boy scout camp re-opened

Egmont MP and Fisheries and Oceans Minister Gail Shea commended the board for its hard work on the project and pointed out Camp Kildare can...

Peter MacKay skipping Canadian Bar Association's annual conference

In a year when the government has faced off with the chief justice of the Supreme Court, and current and former heads of the CBA...

Ritz unveils Bill C-30 regulations

Calgary Herald New regulations to the federal government's new grain transportation legislation unveiled by Agriculture Minister Gerry Ritz include a minimum of one million tonnes of...

Ottawa should let Omar Khadr speak

There's the Khadr described in statements by politicians such as former public safety minister Vic Toews, who branded him an unrepentant, radicalized terroristin 2012. Current...

Chief's $1M pay 'not reasonable,' Bernard Valcourt says

National Post Aboriginal Affairs Minister Bernard Valcourt says the government will "look after the best interests of taxpayers," if band councils of First Nations don't. Valcourt...

Ottawa unveils proposals to relieve taxpayers from covering bank bailouts

Some observers tied the delay in adopting a formal bail-in regime to the departure of former finance minister Jim Flaherty, who stepped down from Cabinet...

Ebola outbreak: Canada issues West Africa travel warning

“There are no confirmed cases of Ebola in Canada," said Health Minister Rona Ambrose. "The Ebola virus itself does not spread easily from person to...

Feds say $1M payment to chief 'not reasonable'

Aboriginal Affairs Minister Bernard Valcourt says the government will "look after the best interests of taxpayers," if band councils of First Nations don't. Valcourt made...

Bernard Valcourt and Kwikwetiem First Nation - news.financializer.com

Read why Bernard Valcourt and Kwikwetiem First Nation has made news in the financial world news.financializer.com.

Statement from Ministers Rona Ambrose and Lynne Yelich on the ...

The Honourable Rona Ambrose, Minister of Health, and the Honourable Lynne Yelich, Minister of State (Foreign Affairs and Consular), today issued the following statement regarding...

Ebola outbreak: Canada issues West Africa travel warning

(blog)Kellie Leitch, federal minister … More Canada news ». Canada on Friday joined a list of countries warning about the Ebola virus and travel...

Is Stephen Harper “the best thing to happen” to the environmental movement?

(blog)"Our Government has already taken action on two of its largest sources of greenhouse gas emissions — transportation and electricity," Environment Minister Leona Aglukkaq,...

Minister Chris Alexander issues statement to recognize ...

Canada's Citizenship and Immigration Minister Chris Alexander issued the following statement to recognize Emancipation Day.

Government of Canada to Commemorate 70th Anniversary of the Italian Campaign

OTTAWA, Aug. 1, 2014 /CNW/ - The Honourable Julian Fantino, Minister of Veterans Affairs, today announced that the Government of Canada will provide a $2,000...

Two new programs to combat cyberviolence against women and girls

Federal Minister of Labour and the Minister of the Status of Women, Dr. K. Kellie Leitch, (centre) chats with Fisheries Minister Gail Shea, Paul H.

Baird condemns Hamas as ceasefire crumbles

Foreign Affairs Minister John Baird is blaming Hamas for bringing a disappointing quick end to a 72-hour ceasefire, saying the group has "lost all credibility."...

Anti-cyber violence initiative gets $173K grant

Two initiatives focused on preventing and dealing with violence against women and girls received funding from Ottawa Friday. Kellie Leitch. The federal government is taking...

Julian Fantino Flyer Says Trudeau Lectured Kids On 'Benefits' Of Marijuana ...

National Post A flyer circulated by Conservative minister Julian Fantino makes some questionable claims about what Justin Trudeau is telling children about marijuana. The mailer, which...

Peter MacKay's Mother's Day and Father's Day messages sent staff scrambling

OTTAWA—The controversy over Justice Minister Peter MacKay's Mother's Day and Father's Day messages sent department officials scrambling as they insisted that “everyone and his brother”...

KAP still pushing AgriRecovery

Despite earlier reports to the contrary, federal Agriculture Minister Gerry Ritz hasn't ruled out AgriRecovery — a program designed to fill gaps in other farm...

Ritz: We'll Use 'Whatever Tools Necessary' Against COOL

Federal Agriculture Minister Gerry Ritz is again threatening retaliatory tariffs on U-S imports over COOL. He told this week's U-S National Cattlemen's Beef Association summer...

Harper Government funds projects to end violence against women and girls in PEI

(press release)1, 2014 /CNW/ - The Honourable Dr. K. Kellie Leitch, Minister of Labour and Minister of Status of Women, along with the Honourable...

Kelly McParland: Liberals don't need Marc Emery and his pro-pot crusade

He has been arrested several times and spent time in jail prior to his spell in a U.S. prison, which came after then-Justice Minister Rob...

New rules proposed for owning, transporting guns

CAMBRIDGE – Farmers and sportsmen who legally own and operate firearms shouldn't be penalized with unnecessary permit fees, paperwork and potential fines because of government...

Is gun ownership a legal right in Canada?

CTV News "To possess a firearm is a right, and it's a right that comes with responsibilities." — Public Safety Minister Steven Blaney at a news...

Health officials upgrade travel warning to countries grappling Ebola ...

A statement from Health Minister Rona Ambrose and Lynne Yelich, minister of state for foreign and consular affairs, said the travel recommendation is meant to...

Work experience program gets fed funding

From left, Bruce Melhuish Owner, Sunset Grill, Andrea Abbott-Kokosin, Executive Director, The Hon. Dr. Kellie Leitch Minister for the Status of Women and Labour and...

Speculation Lisa Raitt to join Ontario PC leadership race

LISA RAITT Deputy Leader Christine Elliot is, so far, the only declared candidate in the race to replace Tim Hudak as Leader of the Ontario...

/REPEAT - Media Advisory - Status of Women Canada/

(press release)OTTAWA, July 31, 2014 /CNW/ - The Honourable Dr. K. Kellie Leitch, Minister of Labour and Minister of Status of Women, will make...

Fishermen Hold Successful Policy Forum Summit with Fisheries and Oceans

In an address to Forum delegates Fisheries Minister Gail Shea called the meeting historic and said the Department needed to ensure that both the spirit...

Canada: government invests in harbours in Nova Scotia

The Honourable Peter MacKay, Regional Minister for Nova Scotia, Minister of Justice and Attorney General of Canada, on behalf of the Honourable Gail Shea, Minister...

BC chief Ron Giesbrecht's $1M pay 'very troubling,' minister's office says

In a statement, a spokesperson for Aboriginal Affairs Minister Bernard Valcourt said, "The reported salary of the chief is very troubling and his community members...

Scoreboard: Legion baseball state tournaments

W: Paradis. L: Morris. Medicine Hat Monarchs — Ryan Fauth 1-5, Austin Schibler 1-3, Zach Kunkel 0-6, Kyle Florkowski 2-5, Nolan Rattai 0-3, Brenden Schafer...