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Federal Court of Appeal rules on Daniels case

Posted on April 17, 2014 | No Comments

TORONTO – Hon. Carolyn Bennett, Liberal Party of Canada Aboriginal Affairs critic, made the following statement today regarding the Federal Court of Appeal decision on the Daniels case:

“This important clarification of the responsibilities of the federal government to Métis peoples in Canada has been a long time coming.

Liberals believe fundamental issues like this should be resolved around a negotiating table and not in a court room.

It is time for the government to initiate good faith negotiations with these communities about how they will work collaboratively to implement the rights affirmed by the court today.”

Airing tomorrow: Shake Hands With The Devil: The Journey of Roméo Dallaire

Posted on April 11, 2014 | No Comments

Airing tomorrow night on CBC’s the Passionate Eye is Shake Hands With The Devil: The Journey of Roméo Dallaire.

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Shake Hands With The Devil: The Journey of Roméo Dallaire follows former UN Commander Roméo Dallaire on an emotional pilgrimage to Rwanda, a country whose tragedy nearly became his own. This special presentation of an Emmy award-winning documentary marks the 20th anniversary since the former Canadian General tried to warn the world of Rwanda’s pending genocide.

Canadian Lt.-General (ret.) Roméo Dallaire may never fully come to terms with the horrific events that unfolded while he commanded the United Nations peacekeeping mission in Rwanda, but an emotionally scarred Dallaire is trying. Over 100 nightmarish days in 1994, more than 800,000 men, women and children were brutally murdered, despite the valiant efforts of Dallaire and his small number of peacekeepers.

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St. Paul’s name change proposal

Posted on April 10, 2014 | No Comments

After riding redistribution, Parliament asks M.P.s for proposals to change or amend the names of their ridings. For a number of years, we have been hearing from constituents that they would like to see the name of our riding changed to ‘Toronto-St. Paul’s’. The reasons given are many but most are simply seeking to set our riding apart from the other communities across the country that also have St. Paul’s in their names.

After hearing from so many fellow St. Paul’s denizens, I’ve been persuaded to request the name change and have submitted a request to initiate the process. I’d love to hear what you think about the change so please share your thoughts in the comment section.

First Nations Control of First Nations Education Act

Posted on April 10, 2014 | No Comments

The Conservatives’ failure to consult on their cynical and universally rejected education proposal last fall has badly undermined the trust of First Nations. It is critical […]

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CBC Article: First Nations Education Act

Posted on April 9, 2014 | No Comments

I was quoted today in CBC News’ article on the forthcoming First Nations Education Act: Liberal aboriginal affairs critic Carolyn Bennett said it’s important that the […]

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Tarragon Theatre Audience Survey

Posted on April 9, 2014 | No Comments

  The Tarragon Theatre in St. Paul’s is looking for feedback from their audience. They want to know how to make Tarragon better suit your needs. Please […]

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Harper government further marginalizes its own Specific Claims Tribunal

Posted on April 7, 2014 | No Comments

In February the Minister of Aboriginal Affairs slashed funding support for the Specific Claims Tribunal – a body that was to provide accelerated and binding resolution […]

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In the House: April 7

Posted on April 7, 2014 | No Comments

I rose in the House today to ask the Minister of Justice whether he would be meeting with the families of missing and murdered Indigenous women […]

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Meir Medical Centre honourees

Posted on April 7, 2014 | No Comments

Congratulations to the recipients of the Canadian Friends of the Meir Medical Centre’s Medal of Merit. I was honoured to attend the awards ceremony last night […]

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In the House: April 4

Posted on April 4, 2014 | No Comments

I was proud to stand today and ask the government two questions, the first on violence against Aboriginal women and girls and the second on the […]

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