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With House, Senate disagreeing over bill, judge rules against deadline extension for Indian Act changes

OTTAWA — A Quebec Superior Court judge ruled Tuesday against giving the federal government more time to pass court-mandated changes to the Indian Act that would prevent sex-based discrimination. 788 more words


Plaintiffs in landmark Indian Act court case side with Senate, seek deadline extension

OTTAWA — The government is rushing an Indian Act update through the Commons because of a court-mandated July 3 deadline, but it isn’t asking for an extension despite the court’s apparent openness to the idea. 859 more words


Senators, government in another time-sensitive showdown — this time over the Indian Act

OTTAWA — Senators are once again defiantly challenging the Trudeau government on legislation that’s facing a court-imposed time crunch.

The government is trying to make senators feel like “Chicken Little,” but the sky won’t fall based on Senate amendments, Liberal Sen. 698 more words


7 defining moments that shaped Canada in the last 150 years

“The great themes of Canadian history are as follows: Keeping the Americans out, keeping the French in, and trying to get the Natives to somehow disappear” – … 1,510 more words


Contemporary Warriors (2)

Gord Hill is a Warrior with a pen.This is an image he uses to address the nexus economic and legal realities of native Canada. He addresses the  74 more words

Duncan Campbell Scott

Written for and performed at Conversation@Noon: After the TRC as part of Lit Fest, October 14th 2016.

Duncan Campbell Scott
Confederation Poet
Believed this land was terra nullius… 868 more words


Video: Jack Woodward Lawyer Addressing the Indian Act

The Indian Act is one of the oldest pieces of legislation in Canada. It was first – the first version of it was enacted in 1868 just a few months after Confederation and it’s been in place almost unchanged in its essence since then. 74 more words