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Oath Of Canadian Citizenship Will Recognize Rights Of First Nations, Inuit And Métis Peoples

Reading Time: 2 minutes Post Views: 80 Ottawa – The Honourable Marco E. L. Mendicino, Minister of Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship, today introduced a Bill to amend the Citizenship Act to change Canada’s Oath of Citizenship. The bill responds to the recommendations of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission by inserting text that refers to the rights of Indigenous Peoples. The proposed […]

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Young Drivers In The UK Are Being Killed At An Alarming Rate

Reading Time: 2 minutes Post Views: 19 Pivotal THINK! campaign calls on young men to step in and stop their mates from drink driving. Young men are over-represented in alcohol-related deaths and serious injuries on the road. Intervention can help save lives. Government research has revealed that a third of people don’t think it’s important to intervene if someone […]

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Canadian Flag Celebrated Its 55th Birthday

Reading Time: < 1 minute Post Views: 28 In 1964, Prime Minister Lester B. Pearson formed a committee to resolve the ongoing issue of the lack of an official Canadian flag, sparking a serious debate about a flag change to replace the Union Flag. Out of three choices, the maple leaf design by George Stanley, based on the flag of the Royal Military College of Canada, was […]

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B.C Government Commits $930 Million For Seismic Upgrades To Schools

Reading Time: < 1 minute Post Views: 30 VICTORIA – Students at Campus View Elementary in the Greater Victoria School District can better focus on their studies, knowing their school is seismically safe, thanks to recent upgrades. “The safety of our students matters, and that’s why I’m thrilled the students at Campus View Elementary are now learning and playing in […]

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Should Winnipeg Make Railway Relocation A Priority?

Reading Time: < 1 minute Post Views: 251 The Saskatchewan government reported that 1.2 million litres of oil spilled during a Canadian Pacific Railway (CP) train derailment near the hamlet of Guernsey last week. In December of 2019, another train derailment saw an estimated 1.5 million litres spilled also near Guernsey. Both train derailments are under investigation by the Transportation […]

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Minister Chagger Announces Funding For Anti-Racism Initiative In Saskatchewan

Reading Time: 2 minutes Post Views: 33 In Canada, diversity is one of our country’s greatest social and economic strengths, yet many Canadians experience racism and discrimination every day. Supporting organizations and programs that find ways to combat racism is incredibly important, which is why the Honourable Bardish Chagger, Minister of Diversity and Inclusion and Youth, announced $100,000 in […]

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New Legislation To Reduce B.C Auto Insurance By 20%

Reading Time: 2 minutes Post Views: 31 VICTORIA – Government is transforming ICBC by removing lawyers and legal costs from the system to reduce rates and substantially increase care benefits, making public auto insurance work for British Columbians again. Legislation will be introduced in the coming weeks that will lower ICBC premiums by approximately 20% – an average of […]