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01/16/2018 04:18 PM
Alberta MLA Dave Schneider sorry for saying Indigenous people disengaged – CP

Source: The Canadian Press Jan 16, 2018 EDMONTON _ An Alberta legislature member is apologizing for saying Indigenous people don’t tend to vote and, when they do engage in politics, they only want to talk to the prime minister. Dave Schneider apologized on Twitter for offending anyone and says he wants everyone to participate in democracy. Schneider […]

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01/16/2018 04:17 PM
AFN regional chief calls on Trudeau to take control of MMIWG inquiry – APTN News

January 16, 2018 A First Nations leader is calling on the prime minister to take control of the National Inquiry into Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls. “Justin Trudeau needs to address this situation right away,” said Kevin Hart, the Assembly of First Nations regional chief for Manitoba. Hart said the second executive director […]

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01/16/2018 04:10 PM
First Nations file civil claims in attempt to stop Site C construction – Alaska Highway News

January 16, 2018 Two Treaty 8 First Nations have launched legal action in a bid to stop construction of the Site C dam. The West Moberly and Prophet River First Nations filed two separate civil claims in B.C. Supreme Court Monday, naming the province, BC Hydro, and Canada’s attorney general as defendants. The two First […]

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01/16/2018 04:09 PM
How I wrote a symphony about the changing Canadian Arctic – CP

Source: The Canadian Press Jan 16, 2018 By Vincent Ho, Adjunct associate, University of Calgary THE CANADIAN PRESS This article was originally published on The Conversation, an independent and nonprofit source of news, analysis and commentary from academic experts. Disclosure information is available on the original site. ___ Author: Vincent Ho, Adjunct associate, University of Calgary Almost […]

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01/16/2018 04:01 PM
Carillion collapse ‘won’t impact’ new Yellowknife hospital – Cabin Radio

UPDATED January 15 2018, 16:39 MT –– The collapse of global construction and facilities firm Carillion will not delay construction of Yellowknife’s new Stanton Hospital, according to the Government of the Northwest Territories. Boreal Health Partnership, a consortium led by Carillion Canada, won the contract to build and maintain the hospital – which replaces a […]

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01/16/2018 03:59 PM
How do we Indigenize post-secondary curriculum? – U Calgary

PhD candidate reflects on developing pedagogy based on principles of respect, compassion, humility, reciprocity and kindness Being both a Blackfoot woman who grew up in a reserve community as well as a post-secondary educator, I live Indigenous perspectives and teach them from a place of experience. As one of the research assistants working on the […]

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01/16/2018 03:11 PM
Indigenous group tackles diabetes with storytelling – The Conversation

When Emily’s mother lay dying of kidney failure from years of diabetes, Emily begged the doctors to take her kidney and transplant it into her mom. But the doctors refused — Emily had diabetes too. She would need both kidneys herself. Like many Indigenous groups around the world, the James Bay Cree of northern Québec […]

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01/16/2018 03:09 PM
Vital Conversations: Reconciliation – OTC

South Saskatchewan Community Foundation took a closer look at Reconciliation through a Vital Conversation on Oct. 4, 2017. That conversation on Pursuing Reconciliation was designed to educate on Reconciliation and engage participants to share knowledge and stories while gathering information for the 2018 Vital Signs report. What they heard was important, said Karen Henders, acting […]

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01/16/2018 03:00 PM
Toronto restaurant bringing traditional foods to urban community – APTN News

January 16, 2018 Access to traditional foods can be challenging in the city. A restaurant in Toronto is trying to bring those foods to the urban Indigenous community. But also for non-Indigenous food lovers. bandrews@aptn.ca Read More: http://aptnnews.ca/2018/01/16/toronto-restaurant-bringing-traditional-foods-urban-community/

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01/16/2018 02:59 PM
Pangnirtung starts work on community wellness, suicide prevention – Nunatsiaq Online

January 16, 2018 Baffin community to spend next two weeks honing action plan Starting today, Pangnirtung elders, youth, parents, counsellors, school staff and other residents will spend part of the next two weeks in workshops designed to produce a five-year community wellness action plan. The goal of the plan is to help residents get the […]

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01/16/2018 02:42 PM
Feds focus on the five I’s: Peterborough-Kawartha MP Maryam Monsef – Peterborough Examiner

January 15, 2018 Peterborough-Kawartha MP Maryam Monsef spoke about the federal government’s five I’s Monday during the MP’s annual address to Rotarians. Infrastructure, inclusive growth, innovation, immigration and Indigenous reconciliation are the Liberal government’s top priorities, Monsef said. The MP delivered her speech to Peterborough Rotarians over lunch at the Holiday Inn Peterborough Waterfront. The […]

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01/16/2018 02:40 PM
Kinder Morgan building infrastructure to support Trans Mountain pipeline – APTN News

January 16, 2018 Kinder Morgan wants to increase the flow of their pipeline from Alberta to British Columbia. The Trans Mountain pipeline has been approved by the federal government, but in B.C. there is fierce opposition to the project. There are also several lawsuits trying to stop it. While Kinder Morgan isn’t at the stage […]

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01/16/2018 02:38 PM
Wild fur prices on the rebound after 2 year slump, says seller – CBC

After 2 years of declining value, some fur prices up by 50% The fur is about to fly. Fur prices that is. Across the North trappers are waiting for their cheques from the first auction of 2018. The auction was held by Fur Harvesters Auction Inc. in North Bay, Ont. “We’re expecting improvement for long […]

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01/16/2018 11:29 AM
Mi’kmaq districts invite PM to meet, redefine ‘nation-to-nation’ dealings – CBC

Representatives present private document, ask Trudeau to forego relationship with AFN Two Mi’kmaq women are waiting on Justin Trudeau’s RSVP to a nation-to-nation meeting in Nova Scotia, outside of Canada’s relationship with the Assembly of First Nations. During the first stop on Justin Trudeau’s three-day town hall tour of Canada, Michelle Paul and Rebecca Moore […]

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01/16/2018 11:28 AM
Canadian Rangers Efforts to Promote Boat and Water Safety Recognized – NNL

16 January 2018 THUNDER BAY – Two members of the headquarters staff of the 3rd Canadian Ranger Patrol Group have received national awards recognizing their work in promoting boat and water safety in the remote First Nations of the Far North of Ontario. Chief Warrant Officer Robert Patterson, 3 CRPG’s group sergeant major, and Warrant […]

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01/16/2018 11:25 AM
Saskatchewan First Nation in mourning after two teens die by suicide – The Globe and Mail

A small northern Saskatchewan First Nation is once again in mourning after two teenagers killed themselves in recent weeks. The suicides in Fond du Lac came as the community recovers from a Dec. 13 plane crash that led to the death of 19-year-old Arson Fern Jr. Chief Bobby Cameron of the Federation of Sovereign Indigenous […]

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01/16/2018 11:24 AM
Canada’s top court dives deep into duty to consult issue – APTN News

January 16, 2018 The Supreme Court of Canada heard arguments Monday that may change the way laws are made if the court agrees governments are required to consult First Nations over new legislation. “The reality is right now … governments can pick or choose whether they consult about legislation, so it could be a law […]

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01/16/2018 11:22 AM
Alberta First Nation holds candlelight vigil to honour those that died by suicide – APTN News

January 16, 2018 Maskwacis held a candlelight vigil and walk over the weekend. It was to honour those that have died by suicide in recent weeks. But organizers of the vigil also said the gathering was to send a message of hope. cstewart@aptn.ca Read More: http://aptnnews.ca/2018/01/16/alberta-first-nation-holds-candlelight-vigil-honour-died-suicide/

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01/16/2018 11:21 AM
Nunavut’s Zach Kunuk helps rising Inuit filmmaker – Nunatsiaq Online

January 15, 2018 Two Inuit filmmakers received a big show of support Jan. 9 from the Toronto Film Critics Association, with award-winning filmmaker Zach Kunuk passing on his award’s $50,000 in services to Isabella Weetaluktuk, a young Inukjuak-born, Montreal-raised Inuk filmmaker who prefers now to be known by her Inuktitut name, Asinnajaq. At the annual […]

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01/16/2018 11:20 AM
St. Anne’s residential school survivors want mediation, say Ottawa keeps fighting claims – CBC

Ottawa has gone to court to stop reopening of more residential school cases Survivors from an Indian residential school that used a homemade electric chair for punishment want the federal government to enter into mediation to settle their claims. Three survivors from St. Anne’s Indian residential school made the call Monday during a news conference […]

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01/16/2018 11:18 AM
Critical incidents: Provincial report details deaths, mishaps, gaps in First Nations care – CBC

Health-care system ‘doesn’t meet the needs of a lot of Northern Manitoba First Nations’: Sheila North A patient went to a federal nursing station with jaundice and in respiratory distress, was sent by air ambulance to a regional health centre, waited 3½ hours to see a doctor, then died after another transfer to a tertiary […]

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01/16/2018 11:15 AM
Court rules Ft. William Sanatorium school was not a residential school – TB Newswatch

Decision excludes patients from Indian Residential Schools Settlement THUNDER BAY — A Superior Court judge has dismissed an application to have a school that operated in the former Fort William Sanatorium declared a school for purposes of claims under the Indian Residential Schools Settlement Agreement (IRSSA). The application was made by an Indigenous woman who […]

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01/16/2018 11:13 AM
Aboriginal-owned coffee company sues Terrace and Kitasoo Band Council over ‘Spirit Bear’ trademark – Business in Vancouver

Defendants accused of pressuring company to sign a licensing deal “under duress” Jan. 15, 2018 The Sprit Bear Coffee Co. (SBCC) is suing the City of Terrace and the Kitasoo Band Council, claiming it was nearly bankrupted, in part, due to the city and council’s invalid claim to the “Spirit Bear” trademark. The company filed […]

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01/16/2018 11:08 AM
BR Indigenous Teen Suicides – CP

Source: The Canadian Press – Broadcast wire Jan 16, 2018  A small northern Saskatchewan First Nation is in mourning against after two teenagers recently killed themselves — just weeks after a member of the community died in a plane crash. The suicides in Fond du Lac came as residents recover from a crash that led to the […]

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01/16/2018 11:07 AM
Canada North Korea – CP

Source: The Canadian Press – Broadcast wire Jan 16, 2018 By Laura Kane VANCOUVER – A gathering of foreign ministers in Vancouver today to discuss the perils posed by North Korea is expected to focus on sanctions, non-proliferation and diplomacy. Eric Walsh, Canada’s ambassador to Korea, says ministers will aim to identify which sanctions are being evaded […]

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01/16/2018 11:06 AM
NAFTA’s Chapter 11 dispute mechanism too costly for Canada at $314M, says report – CP

Source: The Canadian Press Jan 16, 2018  By Dan Healing THE CANADIAN PRESS A progressive group says it’s baffled that the Canadian government has worked at the NAFTA negotiating table to protect a dispute resolution system that allows companies to sue governments, estimating it has cost Canadian taxpayers $314 million. The Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives says […]

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01/16/2018 11:04 AM
Sanctions, non proliferation, diplomacy on agenda at North Korea summit – CP

Source: The Canadian Press Jan 16, 2018 By Laura Kane THE CANADIAN PRESS VANCOUVER _ A gathering of foreign ministers in Vancouver today to discuss the perils posed by North Korea is expected to focus on sanctions, non-proliferation and diplomacy. Eric Walsh, Canada’s ambassador to Korea, says ministers will aim to identify which sanctions are being evaded […]

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01/16/2018 11:03 AM
Sask Information Police – CP

Source: The Canadian Press – Broadcast wire Jan 15, 2018 REGINA – A move in Saskatchewan to include municipal police forces in the province’s Freedom of Information Act has resulted in a stream of requests, police in Regina say. Jo Baumgartner, executive director of corporate services with the Regina Police Service, says there’s been in excess of […]

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01/16/2018 11:02 AM
Ottawa could offer carbon rebates directly to residents in holdout provinces – CP

Source: The Canadian Press Jan 15, 2018  By Mia Rabson THE CANADIAN PRESS OTTAWA _ The federal government is giving itself the legal wiggle room to give carbon tax rebate cheques directly to people in those provinces that refuse to impose a carbon tax of their own. A draft legislative proposal released Monday spells out that any […]

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01/16/2018 11:01 AM
Alta Legis Sitting – CP

Source: The Canadian Press – Broadcast wire Jan 15, 2018  EDMONTON – The new legislature calendar is out for 2018 and Alberta politicians are to be back in the house for a spring sitting that begins March 8. It will be United Conservative Leader Jason Kenney’s first appearance as a legislature member. Kenney, a former Conservative MP, […]

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01/16/2018 10:59 AM
Emerson’s role as B.C. softwood envoy ends as trade battle looks headed to court – CP

Source: The Canadian Press Jan 15, 2018  VICTORIA _ David Emerson’s appointment as British Columbia’s special envoy to the United States on softwood lumber is coming to an end. Premier John Horgan said Emerson’s experience has been invaluable but the need for his expertise has been reduced as the trade issue appears headed for a court battle. […]

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01/16/2018 10:01 AM
Trudeau defends North Korea meeting in the face of Russian, Chinese criticism – CP

Source: The Canadian Press Jan 15, 2018 By Lee Berthiaume THE CANADIAN PRESS OTTAWA _ Both China and Russia will be integral to securing peace on the Korean peninsula, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau conceded Monday even as he defended the decision to leave the two countries out of this week’s international gathering on the perils posed by […]

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01/16/2018 10:00 AM
Trump goes after the Dem who surfaced his immigration remark – CP

Source: The Associated Press Jan 15, 2018  By Darlene Superville THE ASSOCIATED PRESS WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. _ President Donald Trump turned his Twitter torment Monday on the Democrat in the room where immigration talks with lawmakers took a famously coarse turn, saying Sen. Dick Durbin misrepresented what he had said about African nations and Haiti and, […]

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01/15/2018 04:04 PM
Missing 15-year-old girl from Thompson, Man., was last seen in Winnipeg: RCMP – CBC

Judith Robinson was supposed to return home on Jan. 9, but she never arrived RCMP are searching for a missing teen girl last seen in Winnipeg, three days before she was scheduled to return to her hometown of Thompson, Man. Judith Robinson, 15, was last seen in Winnipeg on Jan. 6. Robinson was supposed to […]

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01/15/2018 04:02 PM
Ian Campeau will come to McMaster to talk about the Journey to Success – McMaster Daily

As a musician and advocate, Ian Campeau is familiar with the winding roads that lead to success. From achieving fame as a founding member and DJ of the award-winning music group, A Tribe Called Red, to speaking out against injustice as an Indigenous Advocate and using his art as a tool of resistance, leadership, and […]

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01/15/2018 03:54 PM
Tahoe cuts 250 jobs in Guatemala as Escobal mine licence remains suspended – CP

Source: The Canadian Press Jan 15, 2018 VANCOUVER _ Tahoe Resources Inc. (TSX:THO) says it has cut 250 jobs at its Escobal silver mine in Guatemala as a legal battle to reopen the mine drags on. The company says it was forced to suspend operations at the mine last July after the Supreme Court of Guatemala issued […]

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01/15/2018 03:53 PM
A Q & A with Faculty of Native Studies Student Mark Oldershaw – U of AB

January 12, 2018 Native Studies undergraduate student Mark Oldershaw completed a summer internship in Ottawa through the Summer Leadership Program. Mark shares his experience working in the Liberal Research Bureau. In the summer of 2017, Mark Oldershaw completed a four month internship in Ottawa through the Summer Leadership Program. The program gives young people an […]

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01/15/2018 03:51 PM
Who are we talking about when we talk about prostitution and sex work? – CP

Source: The Canadian Press Jan 15, 2018 By Debra M Haak, PhD Candidate and Teaching Fellow, Queen’s University, Ontario THE CANADIAN PRESS This article was originally published on The Conversation, an independent and nonprofit source of news, analysis and commentary from academic experts. Disclosure information is available on the original site. ___ Author: Debra M Haak, PhD […]

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01/15/2018 02:01 PM
Over 30 U of T community members named to Order of Canada – The Varsity

Faculty, alumni honoured with prestigious award recognizing contributions to Canadian society On December 29 last year, over 30 University of Toronto faculty members and alumni were named to or promoted within the Order of Canada. The order is the second highest honour a Canadian citizen can receive, behind the Order of Merit, and it is […]

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01/15/2018 02:00 PM
8 Indigenous-Made Films Premiering at the Sundance Film Festival – and a 20th Anniversary Screening of “Smoke Signals” – Sundance

January 10th, 2018 Following President and Founder Robert Redford’s original vision, Sundance Institute has remained committed to supporting Native American artists throughout the Institute’s history. This support has established a rich legacy of work and has supported more than 300 filmmakers through labs, grants, mentorships, public programs, and the platform of the Sundance Film Festival. […]

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01/15/2018 01:35 PM
Scotiabank donates $500,000 to the University of Manitoba – UM Today

Establishes dentistry fund to help underserved populations, and endows new scholarship in data analytics January 15, 2018 — Scotiabank has donated $500,000 to the University of Manitoba’s Front and Centre campaign, giving students academic support and opportunities to serve their community. A portion of the new donation will help more Manitobans get the oral health […]

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01/15/2018 01:34 PM
Rural medicine: How a gamble to bring in doctors is paying off – Globe and Mail

January 14, 2018 Twelve years after the first class began at The Northern Ontario School of Medicine, many remote communities have ‘gone from crisis mode to planning mode’ thanks to graduates, the majority of which opt to practise in rural areas When the Northern Ontario School of Medicine was created, it was based on a […]

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01/15/2018 01:21 PM
Couple keeps culture alive with bannock in a warm teepee – CBC

Barbara and Clarence Nepinak have been setting up their teepee and making bannock at the forks for 19 years For Barbara and Clarence Nepinak making bannock in their teepee set up at The Forks is more than just an annual winter tradition; it’s part of how they pass down their culture to the next generation. […]

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01/15/2018 01:20 PM
Homeless deaths skyrocket in major Canadian cities – WSW

Homelessness levels have risen so sharply in Toronto, Canada’s largest city, that city officials have announced the creation of 400 new beds in shelters this winter. This move, which is entirely inadequate to deal with the spiraling crisis, came after Toronto reported a sharp increase in homeless deaths in the first nine months of 2017. […]

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01/15/2018 01:16 PM
Jack Knox: Why province wants to expand wolf-trapping – Times Colonist

January 13, 2018 The provincial government wants to extend the wolf-trapping season on Vancouver Island. To which you reply: We trap wolves here? Yes, we do, which some people think is terrible. “Trapping is abhorrent,” says Trish Boyum. The Royston woman and her husband own Ocean Adventures, which offers boat-based tours of the Great Bear […]

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01/15/2018 01:11 PM
Acknowledgment, reconciliation and reckoning: are we experiencing an ‘Indigenous moment’? – TheSpec.com

Or are things like territorial acknowledgments and teaching circles and urban Indigenous strategies mere blips on a very long continuum? Jan 13, 2018 It was the spring of 2016 when perhaps the first local public declaration was made. It was this: what most Hamiltonians think of as their home, is in one sense, not. It […]

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01/15/2018 01:03 PM
Government moves endangered caribou off Northern Ontario island where they were hunted by wolves – Sudbury Star

The Ontario government has launched an operation to relocate an endangered herd of caribou off the remote island on which they have been systematically hunted down by recently arrived wolves. The Ontario government has launched an operation to relocate an endangered herd of caribou off the remote island on which they have been systematically hunted […]

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01/15/2018 01:02 PM
Creating poetry connects First Nations youth with elders – CBC

‘Startling and beautiful’ results from interviews for Elder Project Indigenous youth in B.C. are partnering with local elders to tell their stories through poetry as part of the ongoing Elder Project series of books. The project started in 2009 with the goal of bringing together young First Nations students and elders or “knowledge keepers.” Since […]

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01/15/2018 01:00 PM
Seven Fallen Feathers a must-read for city – Chronicle Journal

Jan 13, 2018 I RECENTLY read Seven Fallen Feathers by Tanya Talaga and never before have I been so affected by a book. This deals with the deaths of the Indigenous students, what they face coming to Thunder Bay and many other aspects of their lives. I strongly feel this should be required for everyone […]

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01/15/2018 12:58 PM
Cuthand: Time to draw the line on Senator Lynn Beyak’s racism and intolerance – StarPhoenix

January 13, 2018 Senator Lynn Beyak’s ongoing saga continues its weary way in the media. This lady has no understanding of political correctness or public relations. Every time she or her family members go on the record, they just make things worse. Senator Beyak represents the lake head area between Thunder Bay and the Manitoba […]

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