Indigenous self-government in Canada

Government of Canada announces recipients of Canada's Volunteer Awards

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Tuesday, November 29, 2022

I also want to extend my heartfelt thanks to all of the volunteers across Canada who continue to contribute to finding new and innovative ways of making a difference in their communities."

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  • I also want to extend my heartfelt thanks to all of the volunteers across Canada who continue to contribute to finding new and innovative ways of making a difference in their communities."
  • The Government of Canada promotes innovative ideas as a solution to local issues and the Canada's Volunteer Awards honor and highlight the volunteer contribution of individuals, non-profit organizations, social enterprises and businesses to their communities.
  • The Minister of Families, Children and Social Development makes final selections based on the recommendations from the National Advisory Committee.
  • Recipients can be individual volunteers or groups of volunteers, socially responsible businesses, social enterprises, or not-for-profit organizations.

Government of Canada collaborates with provinces and territories to provide the most complete overview of Canada's biodiversity to date

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Tuesday, November 29, 2022

OTTAWA, ON, Nov. 29, 2022 /CNW/ - The Government of Canada is committed to protecting Canada's nature, biodiversity, and species at risk.

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  • OTTAWA, ON, Nov. 29, 2022 /CNW/ - The Government of Canada is committed to protecting Canada's nature, biodiversity, and species at risk.
  • For the first time, the Wild Species report takes stock of more than half of all known species in Canada.
  • The Government of Canada has made historic investments and taken significant action to protect species at risk.
  • The Government of Northwest Territories was the Working Group Co-Chair for the Wild Species 2020 report, alongside Environment and Climate Change Canada.

Governments of Canada and British Columbia invest up to $24.7 million to bring high-speed Internet to more than 5,000 households

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Friday, November 25, 2022

This funding is part of an existing agreement between the governments of Canada and British Columbia.

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  • This funding is part of an existing agreement between the governments of Canada and British Columbia.
  • Today, we are one step closer to our goal of connecting all of British Columbia to high-speed Internet by 2027."
  • This agreement represents a plan to connect all remaining rural households in British Columbia to high-speed Internet through a total combined investment of up to $830million.
  • Since 2015, the Government of Canada has invested more than $523 million in connectivity projects in British Columbia.

Canadian Competition in the Digital Era - a webinar organised by Access Partnership and the Canadian Chamber of Commerce

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Friday, November 25, 2022

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  • OTTAWA, Canada, Nov. 25, 2022 /PRNewswire/ -- Tech policy firm Access Partnership and the Canadian Chamber of Commerce will be hosting a joint webinar on 29 November 2022 at 10:00 ET | 15:00 GMT.
  • To join the webinar simply follow the link: https://tinyurl.com/5n6pz99h
    The Government of Canada launched a 100-day public consultation for the review of its competition law and enforcement framework.
  • To frame the consultation, the Government published a discussion paper proposing several changes to its framework.
  • In Europe, the Digital Market Act (DMA) introduces ex-ante regulation and imposes substantial restrictions and obligations on large online companies labelled as "gatekeepers" to abide by.

Canada and the Assembly of First Nations launch the Specific Claims Reform Co-Development Process

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Thursday, November 24, 2022

The ultimate goal of the Specific Claims Reform Co-Development Process is the establishment of an independent Specific Claims Resolution Centre.

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  • The ultimate goal of the Specific Claims Reform Co-Development Process is the establishment of an independent Specific Claims Resolution Centre.
  • "For generations, First Nations have called for the elimination of the Government of Canada's conflict of interest and the creation of a fully independent specific claims process.The launch of the Specific Claims Implementation Working Group marks a significant advancement in our collective efforts to improve the specific claims process.
  • We look forward to making progress with the Government of Canada to create a fair and equitable specific claims process."
  • The specific claims process is voluntary for First Nations and provides a way to resolve disputes outside of the court system.

Government of Canada Contributes $4.7 Million to Cree Forestry Project

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Thursday, November 24, 2022

Recommissioning and upgrading the Cree Forestry Project will result in new opportunities for the local community and Canada's forestry sector in Quebec."

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  • Recommissioning and upgrading the Cree Forestry Project will result in new opportunities for the local community and Canada's forestry sector in Quebec."
  • The Cree forestry announcement is part of that vision of sustainability that is much needed for us as a community.
  • NRCan's Indigenous Forestry Initiative (IFI) encourages Indigenous inclusion in the forest economy by supporting forest-based, Indigenous-led economic development projects across Canada.
  • Natural Resources Canada is contributing $13 million over three years (20202023) to support Indigenous forestry projects across Canada through the IFI.

Canada's National Adaptation Strategy will protect communities and build a strong economy

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Thursday, November 24, 2022

With the release of Canada's National Adaptation Strategy: Building Resilient Communities and a Strong Economyfor engagement and final consultations, the Government of Canada commits to a whole-of-society approach to climate adaptation.

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  • With the release of Canada's National Adaptation Strategy: Building Resilient Communities and a Strong Economyfor engagement and final consultations, the Government of Canada commits to a whole-of-society approach to climate adaptation.
  • The announcement includes $1.6 billion in new federal funding commitments to help protect communities from coast to coast to coast.
  • Working together is key to addressing challenges of this scale, and that's why Canada's National Adaptation Strategy proposes a whole-of-society approach to adaptation in this country.
  • Through the National Adaptation Strategy, we will advance key resilience and adaptation measures to mitigate these changes, preserve livelihoods and protect our communities and the critical infrastructure we depend on.

The Government of Canada and the National Centre for Truth and Reconciliation launch a new funding opportunity to support Reconciliation Network in Response to Call to Action 65

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Thursday, November 24, 2022

The investment will support a national research program with multiyear funding to advance the collective understanding of reconciliation.

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  • The investment will support a national research program with multiyear funding to advance the collective understanding of reconciliation.
  • The funded recipients will participate in activitiesmanaged by the NCTR, in its role as coordination hub for the Reconciliation Network.
  • "As the host for the National Centre on Truth and Reconciliation, the University of Manitoba has an important role to play in reconciliation in Canada.
  • This investment through the Reconciliation Network is an important milestone in implementing the Calls to Action of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission (TRC).

Canada Releases New Report Showing the Impacts of Climate Change in Northern Canada and the Adaptation Efforts Underway

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Thursday, November 24, 2022

A live-streamed event on December 7 will follow the official release of the Northern Canada Chapter of the Regional Perspectives Report.

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  • A live-streamed event on December 7 will follow the official release of the Northern Canada Chapter of the Regional Perspectives Report.
  • Hear directly from the authors about how climate change is affecting Northern Canada and how communities and sectors are increasingly taking action to adapt.
  • The Northern Canada Chapter of the Canada in a Changing Climate: Regional Perspectives Report is an important first step to identifying and addressing these urgent societal issues caused by climate change."
  • "Climate change continues to impact the lives of Nunavummiut and northerners alike Inuit have observed and documented the impacts of climate change for generations.

Ducks Unlimited Canada contributes to innovative climate research

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Thursday, November 24, 2022

OAK HAMMOCK MARSH, MB, Nov. 23, 2022 /CNW/ - Ducks Unlimited Canada (DUC) is contributing to innovative climate research focused on bringing Canada closer to achieving net-zero greenhouse gas emissions by 2050.

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  • OAK HAMMOCK MARSH, MB, Nov. 23, 2022 /CNW/ - Ducks Unlimited Canada (DUC) is contributing to innovative climate research focused on bringing Canada closer to achieving net-zero greenhouse gas emissions by 2050.
  • Today, the Government of Canada is announcing funding for three novel projects as part of the Climate Action and Awareness Fund.
  • "We are pleased to join some of the country's top scientists as we explore how Canada can, and must, leverage the power of nature to address the climate crisis."
  • About Ducks Unlimited Canada:Ducks Unlimited Canada (DUC) is the leader in wetland conservation.