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TORONTO, ON (April 27, 2017) --- Today, Ontario Finance Minister Charles Sousa unveiled the province’s budget announcing major funds directed at education, health and justice making community wellness a priority, however there was a clear absence of targeted investment in infrastructure, child welfare and climate change.

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TORONTO, ON (April 21, 2017) --- Yesterday, Grandmother Josephine Mandamin, of Wikwemikong First Nation, began her annual Water Walk to raise awareness of the pollution and poisoning of our lakes and rivers on both sides of the Great Lakes borders. Since 2003, Josephine has walked over 25,000 kilometres.

TORONTO, ON (April 13, 2017) --- Ontario Regional Chief Isadore says that First Nations must have the opportunity to consult and participate fully from the new cannabis legislation announced today.

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TORONTO, ON (April 12, 2017) --- Today, Pakistani girls’ rights activist Malala Yousafzai becomes an honourary citizen of Canada during a ceremony on Parliament Hill. Ms. Yousafzai began her crusade for education rights for Pakistani girls at the age of 12 when the Taliban were preventing girls from going to school. Two years later, she survived being shot in the head by a Taliban fighter.

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TORONTO, ON (April 7, 2017) --- “First Nation citizens in Ontario – indeed across the country – are victimized on a daily basis by police forces who either have some members that are overtly racist or, for the most part, have not been educated on the colonial legacy that continues to negatively impact far too many of our Peoples,” said Ontario Regional Chief Isadore Day.

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