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February 8, 2016 |
The endorsement of the Declaration is indicative that more Canadians are committing to respect the laws and authority of First Nations and their efforts to protect the environment of all communities.

Waterloo's people's injunction against the NEB

February 5, 2016
| Audio from the January 24 "People's Injunction" demonstration in Waterloo which demanded new rules for the NEB which consider Indigenous rights and climate change in their decisions.
Length: 27:37 minutes (37.93 MB)

Patients need real solutions to a health system in crisis

Photo: StudioTempura/flickr

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On Friday I wrote about my personal and political experiences as a patient activist and my take on the new patient ombudsman position to which Christine Elliot has been appointed. I have a lot more to say about many aspects of this appointment and its implications.


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January 29, 2016 |
AFN Grand Chief Perry Bellegarde said he is optimistic that the Trudeau government is listening. But indigenous groups warn they will go to court again if the government does not fix the system.
The Council of Canadians has called for climate change to be included in NEB rev
| January 28, 2016
Photo: Sipekne'katik flag waves at the proposed brine storage site, Tori Ball
| January 27, 2016
January 27, 2016 |
A ruling by the Canadian Human Rights Tribunal has confirmed that the federal government discriminated against First Nations children.
Two participants at the mass Blanket Exercise on Parliament Hill, June 2015
| January 26, 2016
December 23, 2015 |
It was Indigenous people themselves who made this happen. They came up with the idea. They put in the effort. They took on the government.
Photo: Council of Canadians
| December 22, 2015
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