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Order of Canada recipients include Inuit throat singer Tanya Tagaq, children's author

OTTAWA – An avant garde Inuit throat singer who receives hate mail over her art and a children’s story teller who grew up wanting to be a boy are among the latest recipients of the… 166 more words

Canada

Let's make Canada 'even better' in 2017, governor general says in New Year's message

Governor General David Johnston is marking the start of what’s likely his last few months as the Queen’s representative in Canada by urging all Canadians to make 2017, … 497 more words

Canada

Time to change?

There is an interesting story on the Global News website, headlined: “Majority of Canadians say ties to monarchy should be cut when Queen dies: poll… 967 more words

Democracy

Senator Cullenton's letter to the Governor General

December 22, 2016

Western Australian Independent Senator Rodney Culleton has written to Governor-General Peter Cosgrove over concerns on recent High Court amendments.

On September 12, in his First Question to the Senate, Senator Culleton quizzed Attorney-General George Brandis on the validity of High Court when documents had not been written in the name of the Queen for the past 12 years. 276 more words

Federal Politics

Merry Christmas and happy New Year!

With Christmas fast approaching, our Treaty Times 30 project is also reaching its final stages. The original English version of the Treaty of Waitangi and a modern English translation of its Maori version have been successfully translated into 30 languages and reviewed by expert reviewers. 232 more words

The Project

Teresa Dellar of the WIPCR awarded Meritorious Service Cross

Gov.-Gen. David Johnston presented Teresa Dellar with the Meritorious Service Cross at a ceremony held in Rideau Hall Friday afternoon.

The executive director and co-founder of the West Island Palliative Care Residence was recognised for her contribution to palliative care in Canada and her local community. 201 more words

News

Return to Trinidad

BY AMANDA CUMMINS

On my parents’ return to Trinidad it was to a bigger job, a bigger house and a bigger diary.

They had attended, and given, many parties during our first stint in the West Indies. 851 more words

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