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Althia Raj

NDP On Hook For Offices, Accused Of Using Staff In Byelection

HuffingtonPost.com | Althia Raj | Posted 08.12.2014 | Canada Politics

OTTAWA — NDP MPs will be on the hook for several thousands of dollars each after a committee found the party misled the House of Commons about where...

Althia Raj

Bloc Complaint Spurs Review Of NDP Mailings

HuffingtonPost.com | Althia Raj | Posted 03.26.2014 | Canada Politics

OTTAWA – The NDP is defending its use of taxpayer money to send mass mailings to hundreds of thousands of homes in advance of three byelections la...

5 Tory Ministers With Hefty Summer To-Do Lists

CP | Jennifer Ditchburn, The Canadian Press | Posted 09.15.2013 | Canada Politics

OTTAWA - The thing about cabinet shuffles in the summer is they don't lend themselves to relaxing on the deck with a beer and a hot dog. Those taking ...

Tory MPs To Voters: Give Us $355,907

CP | Steve Rennie, The Canadian Press | Posted 08.24.2013 | Canada Politics

OTTAWA - Seven Conservative MPs are seeking a combined $355,907 from a group of voters who went to court and lost their bid to overturn election resul...

Fresh Faces Who May Crack Harper's Cabinet

The Huffington Post Canada | Eric Grenier | Posted 03.19.2013 | Canada Politics

Speculation is growing that Stephen Harper will unveil a major cabinet shuffle in a matter of months. The team Harper puts together is expected to hav...

Duncan's Resignation Draws Cynicism

CP | Paola Loriggio, The Canadian Press | Posted 04.18.2013 | Canada Politics

TORONTO - The surprise resignation of Aboriginal Affairs Minister John Duncan is being met with raised eyebrows among some First Nations leaders, who ...

Twitter Wonders About The Friday Afternoon Timing

The Huffington Post Canada | Posted 04.17.2013 | Canada Politics

John Duncan resigned as Minister of Aboriginal Affairs and Northern Development on Friday and Twitter, predictably, went nuts. Many users were quic...

Aboriginal Affairs Minister Quits

CP | Bruce Cheadle, The Canadian Press | Posted 04.17.2013 | Canada Politics

OTTAWA - A rough week for the governing Conservatives got rougher late Friday with the surprise resignation of Aboriginal Affairs Minister John Duncan...

'I Have No Idea What It'll Do'

CP | Bruce Cheadle, The Canadian Press | Posted 03.13.2013 | Canada Politics

OTTAWA - "I have no idea what it'll do."John Duncan's frank, if less than illuminating, assessment of the impact on aboriginal protests of Friday's ha...

Hunger-Striking Chief Gets A Boost

CP | Stephanie Levitz, The Canadian Press | Posted 02.26.2013 | Canada Politics

OTTAWA - An aboriginal chief's decision to go on a hunger strike until the prime minister agrees to a meeting has entered a deadly serious phase, a Ne...

Minister Concerned About Theresa Spence

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 02.24.2013 | Canada Politics

OTTAWA - Aboriginal Affairs Minister John Duncan expressed concern on Tuesday for the health of a northern Ontario First Nation chief who is on a hung...

Why First Nations Children Should Learn Off Reserves

Mark Milke | Posted 12.24.2012 | Canada Politics
Mark Milke

The recent decision by the Assembly of First Nations to reject Ottawa's musings about reforming on-reserve education was an example of a react-first, ask-questions later approach. It was unhelpful, most of all to First Nations kids. Whenever the possibility of mixing more First Nations kids with non-native kids is brought up, some immediately have concerns over possible forced assimilation given past attempts to such an end. But integration (attending class with non-natives) is not assimilation. One can be Jewish in a public school without losing one's heritage and faith.

Ottawa Pitches In $3 Million For Aboriginal Spa

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 10.03.2012 | Canada Business

SASKATOON - Aboriginal Affairs Minister John Duncan says the federal government will contribute $3 million to a new aboriginal hotel and spa in Saskat...

The Dirty Secret About MP Pensions

Jordan Bateman | Posted 06.29.2012 | Canada Politics
Jordan Bateman

Earlier this year, the Canadian Taxpayers Federation (CTF) released a report showing that taxpayers put in $23.30 for every one dollar parliamentarians contribute to their pension plans. Politicians are reluctant to step away from the machine multiplying their money. Here are some dirty little secrets about those pensions.

Full Recovery For Aboriginal Affairs Minister

CBC | Posted 03.10.2012 | Canada Politics

Aboriginal Affairs and Northern Development Minister John Duncan is said to be recovering after he was hospitalized for complications ste...

Tory MP Admits Attawapiskat Communications Failure

CBC | Posted 03.08.2012 | Canada

While a crisis continues to grip families living in the northern Ontario community of Attawapiskat, at least one Conservative MP acknowle...

Attawapiskat Chief Denies Accusation, Demands Funding

CBC | Posted 03.07.2012 | Canada

Attawapiskat First Nation Chief Theresa Spence has fired off a lengthy letter denying the accusation made Thursday by Aboriginal Affairs ...

Canada's Truth Commissioner Blasts The Feds and Attawapiskat

CP | Dirk Meissner, The Canadian Press | Posted 02.12.2012 | Canada

VICTORIA - The chairman of Canada's Truth and Reconciliation Commission for victims of residential schools has harsh words for aboriginal leaders and ...

New Homes For Attawapiskat

The Huffington Post Canada | Posted 02.08.2012 | Canada

The beleaguered native community of Attawapiskat could soon receive 15 modular homes, Aboriginal Affairs Minister John Duncan announced in Ottawa on F...

Paul Martin: Attawapiskat Linked To Failed Kelowna Accord

CBC | Posted 02.05.2012 | Canada Politics

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Minister To Meet Attawapiskat Chief

CP | Heather Scoffield, The Canadian Press | Posted 02.04.2012 | Canada Politics

OTTAWA - The housing crisis in Attawapiskat has now turned into a full-blown political crisis.Attawapiskat band councillors turfed a federal appointee...

Attawapiskat Is Canada's Katrina Moment

Charlie Angus | Posted 02.01.2012 | Canada Politics
Charlie Angus

Attawapiskat is Canada's Katrina moment. It may not be the same scale, but it is the tip of the iceberg for the numerous Bantustan-style homelands of the far north. Years of chronic under funding and bureaucratic indifference has created a Haiti north where dying in slow motion on ice-filled shantytown is considered the norm.

What If They Declared An Emergency And No One Came?

Charlie Angus | Posted 10.23.2012 | Canada Politics
Charlie Angus

The Red Cross will help address many of the short-term problems facing the community, however, this disaster wasn't an accident of nature. It was the direct result of the failure of the federal and provincial government to work with the community. This problem remains.