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ICYMI - Ethics Watchdog Sides Firmly with Former Attorney General Wilson-Raybould

OTTAWA. After insisting for six months that his government had done nothing wrong in the SNC-Lavalin affair, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau was forced to accept a verdict Wednesday that backed his...

 

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GOVERNOR CUOMO SIGNS BRIANNA’S LAW On August 6, 2019, Governor Andrew M. Cuomo signed legislation (S.5685/A.4853.A) - or Brianna’s Law - to phase in requirements that all operators of motorized...

 

Museum of History Announces Partnership with Indigenous Experiences

(June 4, 2019) Gatineau, Quebec — The Canadian Museum of History is pleased to announce a new partnership with Indigenous Experiences (formerly Aboriginal Experiences), a local organization providin...

 

Ontario Conservative Government Eliminates Indigenous Culture Fund

Doug Ford’s conservative government in Ontario has eliminated a fund supporting Indigenous culture as the government cuts tens of millions of dollars in arts funding. The Progressive Conservatives...

 

In Canada, Conservative senators move to kill bill consistent with UNDRIP

According to the Globe and Mail, conservative senators are attempting to derail a bill approved more than a year ago by the elected House of Commons that would require the government to consider...

 

Pope Francis Appoints New Bishop for the Roman Catholic Diocese of Syracuse

Syracuse, NY. Pope Francis has appointed a new bishop for the Roman Catholic Diocese of Syracuse. Bishop-elect Douglas John Lucia, 56, of the Diocese of Ogdensburg will become the 11th bishop of...

 

Vermont Renames Columbus Day to Indigenous Peoples Day

Vermont has joined a handful of states in renaming Columbus Day to honor Native Americans. Republican Gov. Phil Scott signed a bill into law on Friday, May 10, 2019 recognizing the second Monday in...

 

Maine becomes first state to BAN Native American mascots

Originally published in Campus Reform Maine is the first state in the country to ban any public universities from having a mascot that “depicts or refers to a Native American tribe, individual,...

 
 News    May 2, 2019

Former Justice Minister says feds not interested in reconciliation

Former justice minister Jody Wilson-Raybould says she believes the federal Liberals have decided to “manage the problem” with Indigenous people rather than do the hard work of reconciliation. In...

 
 News    May 2, 2019

Former School Bus Driver Admits to Rape – Watertown Judge Refuses to Jail Him

Watertown. Judge James P. McClusky of Watertown, NY refused district attorneys request to designate Shane M. Piche, 26, a level 2 sex offender, after Piche admitted he raped a 14-year-old girl....

 

St. Lawrence Seaway Begins Navigation Season, Celebrates 60th Anniversary

(March 26, 2019) WASHINGTON – The U.S. Saint Lawrence Seaway Development Corporation (SLSDC) joined with its binational partner, the Canadian St....

 

Governor Cuomo Announces Seven Year Deal with Alcoa

March 21, 2019. Governor Andrew M. Cuomo announced that an agreement has been reached with Alcoa that would preserve 450 jobs at the aluminum company’s smelting plant in Massena. The new seven-year...

 

Attorney General James Announces $62.5 Million in Settlement Credits for Spectrum Customers

NEW YORK. NYS Attorney General Letitia James announced that Spectrum (formerly Time Warner Cable) has started to issue credits to New York consumers as required by Charter Communications, Inc.’s...

 

NYS Gov. Cuomo's State Address

On January 15, 2019, NYS Governor Cuomo delivered his annual State of the State Address, laying out his priorities for the year ahead. One notable agenda item includes legalizing marijuana. According...

 

News From Our Neighbors

Upper Canada District School Board Officially Opens New TR Leger Campus in Cornwall September 24, 2017 (Cornwall, ON) – On Monday, the Upper Canada District School Board (UCDSB) held the official...

 

Trudeau Government Redoing Trans Mountain Pipeline Consultations with First Nations

OTTAWA. The Canadian federal government is searching for a retired federal judge to help guide a renewed consultation with Indigenous communities on the Trans Mountain pipeline expansion. The Federal...

 

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Cuomo Announces Series of Listening Sessions on Regulated Marijuana (August 30, 2018) Governor Andrew M. Cuomo announced a series of listening...

 

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CUOMO SIGNS LULU AND LEO’S LAW TO PROTECT CHILDREN (August 16, 2018) Governor Andrew M. Cuomo signed Lulu and Leo’s Law (A.11125-A/S.9070-A) to establish the crime of misrepresentation by, or on b...

 
 News    May 3, 2018

Parti Quebecois (PQ) Leader wants to build a fence – and have Mexicans pay for it

QUEBEC. Parti Quebecois (PQ) Leader Jean-François Lisée said he wants a fence built in Hemmingford, Quebec on the New York border crossing that is popular with asylum seekers. Lisee said the fence...

 

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GOVERNOR CUOMO SIGNS THE NEW YORK STATE DEMOCRACY PROTECTION ACT TO SECURE THE INTEGRITY OF NEW YORK ELECTIONS First State in the Nation to Enact Comprehensive Legislation That Brings Accountability...

 

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Keystone Pipeline spill larger than reported and US Census Wants to know – are you a U.S. citizen According to national news, the Keystone crude oil pipeline spill which occurred on November 16,...

 

NYS Governor Announces Formal Request for NYS Exclusion from Federal Offshore Drilling Program

Governor Andrew M. Cuomo, joined by former Vice President Al Gore, announced that New York has formally requested an exclusion from the new five-year National Outer Continental Shelf Oil and Gas Leasi...

 

Trump Budget Undermines Rural America – Slashing SNAP Benefits and Working Lands Conservation Programs

Lyons, Neb. Center for Rural Affairs policy associate Anna Johnson said America stands to suffer as a result of President Trump’s 2019 budget, released this on February12, by the U.S. Government...

 

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NY & MN AG’s Sue Trump Administration for Unlawful Funding Cuts to Basic Health Program New York Attorney General Schneiderman and Governor Cuomo announced a lawsuit against the Trump...

 

NYS Minimum Wage Increase and Paid Family Leave Policy Enacted

(December 31, 2017) Governor Andrew M. Cuomo announced the second increase toward a statewide $15 per hour minimum wage and the launch of the...

 

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