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World-class bombast: Morning File, Saturday, July 19, 2014

News 1. Morgentaler Clinic battle continues Fredericton’s private Morgentaler Clinic, which provides most of the abortions in New Brunswick, is set to close at the end of the month. The closure comes because the provincial government refuses to fund the clinic, which is representative of the archaic policies around abortion in New Brunswick:  Prior to 1988, the […]

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Consent is key when it comes to energy development, chiefs tell AFN

by Hilary Beaumont Consent, when asked for and granted, is a beautiful thing. But as the Assembly of First Nations heard Thursday, industry and the Crown haven’t exactly been establishing consent before plowing forward with energy development on First Nations territory. When it comes to extracting gas or developing land, chiefs and delegates voiced concern […]

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Yo-ho-ho and a bottle of rum: Morning File, Friday, July 18, 2014

News 1. Assembly of First Nations meeting concludes The Halifax Examiner will publish two more articles about the meeting this morning. Check back on the home page. 2. Liberals end corporate handouts by increasing corporate handouts As a candidate, Stephen McNeil promised that if elected he would end government subsidies to corporations. As Premier, McNeil clarifies […]

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I left my heart in San Francisco: Morning File, Thursday, July 17, 2014

News 1. Assembly of First Nations continues Halifax Examiner coverage includes: Ghislain Picard named Interim National Chief AFN renews call for national inquiry into missing and murdered aboriginal women Tsilhqot’in ruling could set precedent in land disputes, AFN hears The last two articles are behind the Examiner’s pay wall. You can purchase a subscription here. 2. […]

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Ghislain Picard named Interim National Chief

Ghislain Picard, the Regional Chief of Quebec and Labrador and the longest-serving chief on the Assembly of First Nations executive committee, has been named Interim National Chief of the AFN. Picard fills a seat that has been empty since the unprecedented resignation of National Chief Shawn Atleo in May. Picard was nominated for the interim position yesterday, but […]