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Canadian politics, Auditor general, First Nations, Healthcare, Prisoners

Auditor takes aim at First Nations health, prisoners and tax-credit oversight

OTTAWA — Canada's auditor general is taking issue with the quality of health care in remote First Nations communities, lacklustre efforts to rehabilitate prisoners and the dearth of oversight...

Feds stifle media questions around oil sands' toxic effects, FOIs reveal

For the first time ever a federal scientist is studying toxins in animals near the Alberta oilsands but Environment Canada won't let him speak with the media about his research.

Half of the fuel tanks on First Nations reserves did not comply with regulations

OTTAWA — Half the fuel storage tanks that remote First Nations use to power their communities fell short of federal standards meant to prevent leaks and spills, a new document shows. The Conservative...
Forest certification program is logging industry Greenwash, says report

Forest certification program is logging industry greenwash: report

“It’s an industry creating its own watchdog. It’s ridiculous that we let the industry tell us they’re good for forestry when it’s just not true,” says ForestEthics campaigner.
2015 to shape new liquefied natural gas industry, accroding to BC government

2015 to shape new liquefied natural gas industry, according to BC government

"We have enough natural gas to help fuel our world for the next 150 years," says Coleman.

First Nations help Canada find the way forward

We often think that the world's First Peoples were defeated. I think they were just waiting for us to listen.

First Nation groups condemn federal government's "indefensible attack" on Indigenous rights at UN meeting

First Nations groups are expressing outrage at the Canadian government's stance toward Indigenous rights, expressed at a United Nations forum on Indigenous rights. "It is deeply concerning......

Leonardo DiCaprio rallies with Canadian Indigenous leaders at People's Climate March in New York

Hollywood star Leonardo DiCaprio was marching with Canada's Indigenous leaders against the tar sands at the Peoples' Climate March in New York.

Canadians get ready for historic environmental mobilization

Hundreds of Canadians will join tens of thousands of people in the streets of New York City next weekend for one of the largest climate change mobilizations in history. Renewable energy advocates of...

Little justice available for jailed Indigenous population

Former inmates spoke of discrimination against Indigenous peoples and the unresolved legacy of residential schools and colonization.