Bernard Valcourt

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Church had moral duty to residential-school survivors, but walked away

Bernard Valcourt, the former Conservative aboriginal affairs minister, found it frustrating that the Catholic Church wasn't living up to its commitments to residential-school survivors. And...

Supreme Court recognizes rights of Métis and non-status Indians

The Conservative government prepared the memo for Bernard Valcourt, who was then minister of aboriginal affairs, in June 2014, when the government was deciding whether...

When past becomes present

Although the current Liberal government has pledged to launch an inquiry into missing and murdered Indigenous women over the summer, Indigenous activists first had to...

Tag: Joe Clark

(subscription)Clark said his Progressive Conservative government adopted and expanded on the policies put in place by a former Liberal government to directly assist Indochinese...

Liberals to reassess First Nations education funds after removal from last year's ledgers

The federal Liberals are taking a second look at ways to improve the deplorable state of education for Canada's First Nations after learning that funds...

Manchester Memorial High School Honor Roll

GRADE 9: Tiba Al Jumaili, Julie Baker, Kostandina Bicja, Jenna Bienvenue, Jason Bouchard, Quyen Bui, James Buttrick, Ryan Cardow, Jonathan Casoni, Olivia Daley, Hunter Davies,...

Manchester Memorial High School Honor Roll

GRADE 9: Tiba Al Jumaili, Julie Baker, Kostandina Bicja, Jenna Bienvenue, Jason Bouchard, Quyen Bui, James Buttrick, Ryan Cardow, Jonathan Casoni, Olivia Daley, Hunter Davies,...

Menomonee Falls sends 5 wrestlers to state tournament

On Tuesday it qualified for the WIAA state team tournament by beating Wauwatosa in a Division 1 team sectional final. Then the Indians went out...

'Pennies for Billions': Aboriginals Fight Near Giveaway of Pipeline Rights in 1952

By late 2014, an official for then-Conservative federal minister Bernard Valcourt granted retroactive consent to the transfer of the pipeline's easement to the U.S. company.

AP Sportlight

1978 — Bryan Trottier has five goals and three assists to lead the New York Islanders to a 9-4 victory over the Rangers. Trottier sets...

Road to isolated Shoal Lake First Nation a long-awaited step in tangled history

Over the next few years, it began negotiating with the federal government — first the Liberals, then the Conservatives — for a deal on a...

$12M In Funding Still Being Withheld From First Nations

As the fall election saw the Liberals replace the Conservatives in power, the FNFTA took a beating in court. Onion Lake won a stay of...

UBC prof seeks inquiry of murdered aboriginal men

(blog) (blog)All of Canada's major political parties, including the post-election Conservatives, have now called for an inquiry into the cases of the roughly 1,000...

Q&A with Status of Women Minister Patricia Hajdu

The Conservative government often framed this issue as being largely about domestic violence, with Bernard Valcourt, the former aboriginal affairs minister, asserting the majority of...

Bennett rejects Conservatives' view that aboriginal men are to blame for ...

Then-Conservative aboriginal affairs minister Bernard Valcourt sparked controversy when he told the Citizen last year that some aboriginal men have a “lack of respect” toward...

Bennett says aboriginals not to blame for missing, murdered women

Then-Conservative aboriginal affairs minister Bernard Valcourt sparked controversy when he told the Citizen last year that some aboriginal men have a “lack of respect” toward...

Liberals' Indigenous Affairs Name Change Called 'Important' Symbolic Gesture

Bennett replaces unseated Conservative MP Bernard Valcourt as indigenous affairs minister. The name change to indigenous affairs will restore the department's former acronym, INAC. The...

Trudeau will have to tread carefully on missing/murdered women inquiry

(subscription) (subscription)The Conservatives cemented their tone-deaf reputation this spring when former Aboriginal Affairs and Northern Development Minister Bernard Valcourt remained seated while a packed...

Liberals make major breakthrough in Quebec

Those results include a sweep for the Liberals in all 32 Atlantic seats, with Conservative cabinet ministers Gail Shea and Bernard Valcourt and Halifax NDP...

'Canadians Will Have High Expectations For Their Next Parliament,' NDP Leader

National PostThe party was unable to convince voters in the province that it was best-placed to replace Conservative Leader Stephen Harper. Ignatieff lost his own...

Trudeau is in as Canada's next prime minister; Harper and his Conservatives ...

(blog) (blog)Two of Harper's cabinet ministers, fisheries minister Gail Sheal and aboriginal affairs minister Bernard Valcourt, suffered landslide losses. Another opposition party, the New...

5 election results from Toronto's most contested ridings

Liberal James Maloney has defeated Conservative incumbent Bernard Trottier in the Etobicoke Lakeshore riding. In May the Liberals had to scramble to find a new...

James Maloney reclaims Etobicoke-Lakeshore for Liberals - Toronto ...

James Maloney has won the riding of Etobicoke-Lakeshore for the Liberals, unseating Conservative Bernard Trottier.

Liberal James Maloney wins Etobicoke-Lakeshore

insideTORONTO.comLiberal James Maloney won handily in Etobicoke-Lakeshore Monday, winning by a wide margin in a riding where his party has often enjoyed solid support. Maloney...

Liberal James Maloney wins Etobicoke-Lakeshore

insideTORONTO.comLiberal James Maloney won handily in Etobicoke-Lakeshore Monday, winning by a wide margin in a riding where his party has often enjoyed solid support. Maloney...

West Toronto turns to Liberals

In Etobicoke-Lakeshore, Liberal James Malone beat Conservative incumbent Bernard Trottier. There was another tight race in Parkdale-High Park but at press time there wasn't a...

Toronto-Area Election Results Show Liberal Dominance Across The City

... then-Liberal leader Michael Ignatieff failed to capture the support of traditional party supporters. Some of them voted Conservative to prevent NDP wins in Ontario.

Oliver, Alexander, Duceppe among the notables who fell before the ...

In the northern New Brunswick riding of Madawaska-Retigouche, Conservative Minister of Aboriginal Affairs and Northern Development Bernard Valcourt was crushed by the red wave, winning...

Election results: Liberal majority looms as red wave washes into BC

National PostThose results include a sweep for the Liberals in all 32 Atlantic seats, with Conservative cabinet ministers Gail Shea and Bernard Valcourt and Halifax...

Phil Trotter, Etobicoke-Lakeshore NDP Candidate Denies Trolling Conservatives ...

No, the NDP isn't trolling the Conservatives by nominating a federal candidate with a similar last name to the incumbent — it's “all coincidence,” according...

Economy, outmigration loom large in Madawaska-Restigouche race

The NDP's L'Italien said Valcourt has been "invisible" during the longest election campaign in Canadian history. "I didn't see Bernard Valcourt during this electoral campaign,...

Aglukkaq comes under fire at CBC Nunavut all-candidates forum

“I said the Conservative candidate was here. They said, 'Oh ... Okalik was mimicking an incident last year when Aglukkaq read a newspaper in the...

Stephen Harper holds private rally in key battleground riding ...

By Alex Drobin and Andy Redding. Stephen Harper held a private rally in support of Conservative incumbent Bernard Trottier Tuesday in his Etobicoke – Lakeshore...

Conservatives put focus on pitch, not pace in final week - iPolitics

Conservative Bernard Trottier, who was the victor, said nothing should be read into the relatively small crowd that showed up for Tuesday's event — on...

Harper attacks Trudeau Liberals with focus on small business

(subscription) (subscription)Harper is in the highly-symbolic Toronto riding of Etobicoke-Lakeshore, where former Liberal leader Michael Ignatieff infamously lost his seat in the 2011 campaign...

Justin Trudeau Angles For NDP Voters In Toronto

CJOBHarper heads to the highly symbolic riding of Etobicoke-Lakeshore, where former Liberal leader Michael Ignatieff infamously lost his seat in the 2011 campaign to Conservative...

Harper attacks Trudeau Liberals with focus on small ... - iPolitics

Harper is in the highly-symbolic Toronto riding of Etobicoke-Lakeshore, where former Liberal leader Michael Ignatieff infamously lost his seat in the 2011 campaign to Conservative...

Canadian minister rejected Arctic drilling review warning: memo

CALGARY (Reuters) - Canada's Conservative government rejected advice from its bureaucrats warning it was "inappropriate" to use a sole-source contract to hire a consultant to...

Madawaska—Restigouche - CCNB

Conservative — Bernard Valcourt: No response. Liberal — Rene Arseneault: No response. NDP — Rosaire L'italien: New Democrats believe climate change is a clear and...

Madawaska—Restigouche - CCNB

Conservative — Bernard Valcourt: No response. Liberal — Rene Arseneault: No response. NDP — Rosaire L'italien: New Democrats believe climate change is a clear and...

Major party leaders head to Battleground Ontario Tuesday

Stephen Harper heads to the highly symbolic riding of Etobicoke-Lakeshore, where former Liberal leader Michael Ignatieff infamously lost his seat in the 2011 campaign to...

Canada Votes. Vote October 19. Full coverage of the 2015 federal election »

Prime Minister Stephen Harper heads to the highly symbolic riding of Etobicoke-Lakeshore, where former Liberal leader Michael Ignatieff infamously lost his seat in the 2011...

NDP promise on core First Nation education richest among three main federal ...

... available, but as we said all along, investment will follow reform, not replace reform, so we are working with willing First Nation partners to...

Ten Years and Still No Justice

Amid a standing ovation, the Conservative Aboriginal Affairs Minister Bernard Valcourt remained seated, refusing to honour the missing and murdered indigenous girls and women. “That...

Bernard Valcourt's local First Nations connection belies his national ...

For many First Nations activists and organizations, Bernard Valcourt has become the bête noire of Stephen Harper's Conservative government. As minister of aboriginal affairs and...

Bernard Valcourt compares Stephen Harper and Brian Mulroney ...

Bernard Valcourt occupies a unique position: he is the only minister to serve in the cabinets of both Stephen Harper, the current Conservative prime minister,...

Bernard Valcourt compares Stephen Harper and Brian Mulroney

Bernard Valcourt occupies a unique position: he is the only minister to serve in the cabinets of both Stephen Harper, the current Conservative prime minister,...

Bernard Valcourt's local First Nations connection belies his national image

Bernard Valcourt, Conservative candidate. And in June, he was the focus of an indelible image: while others around him leapt to their feet to applaud...

Harper welcomes surplus, cites strong economy

(blog)“I was out there selling to these potential candidates that this was actually a very winnable riding for us”, said Bernard Trottier, then a...

Bernard Valcourt compares Harper and Mulroney

Bernard Valcourt occupies a unique position: he is the only minister to serve in the cabinets of both Stephen Harper, the current Conservative prime minister,...