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Toronto, ON (June 10, 2014) — The Chiefs of Ontario are calling the latest Conservative bill a direct attack on the livelihood of First Nations people. The act to amend the Criminal Code section dealing with trafficking in contraband tobacco introduced by the Harper government was done once again without due consideration of the inherent and Constitutional rights of First Nations. 

Thunder Bay, ON (April 24, 2014) — Ontario Regional Chief Stan Beardy extended his congratulations to the nine Matawa member First Nations and the Ontario government on the Ring of Fire regional framework agreement (RFA) commemorated today in Thunder Bay.  

October 18, 2012

Toronto, ON – In response to the abrupt resignation of the Premier of Ontario on October 15, 2012 and the proroguing of the Ontario legislature—Chiefs of Ontario (“COO”) Ontario Regional Chief Stan Beardy said that despite the political instability at the provincial level, COO continues to expect respect for Indigenous Nations’ Inherent and Treaty rights.