Federal Liberals table new Indigenous rights bill

Bill C-15 developed in consultation with Indigenous groups, including Inuit Tapiriit Kanatami

The Liberal government tabled a bill on Thursday that it says will help bring federal law into alignment with the United Nations Declaration of the Rights of Indigenous Peoples. “I’m really pleased that we’ve gotten to this point,” said Natan Obed, the president of Inuit Tapiriit Kanatami, about the first reading of Bill C-15, an...

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COVID-19

Montreal women’s shelter open 24-7 thanks to money from Makivik Corp., feds

Homeless Inuit women in Montreal have a safe place to sleep, thanks to COVID-19 prevention money from the federal government and Nunavik’s Makivik Corp. On Tuesday, Dec. 1, the Chez Doris day shelter, located downtown at 1430 Chomedey St., transformed into a 24-7 haven for homeless women. Chez Doris, whose clients are nearly 30 per…

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Environment

As high Arctic ecosystems collapse, scientists call for increased protection

When Warwick Vincent, a Laval University biology professor and a Canada research chair in aquatic ecosystem studies, first visited northern Ellesmere Island in 1998, it looked a lot different from the way it looks today. He vividly recalls seeing the Markham Ice Shelf that was as wide as Manhattan and 10 storeys tall, which has…

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