Making UN Declaration law shows Canada’s commitment to Indigenous people

Wednesday, June 23rd, 2021

Bill C-15 requires regular public reporting on progress and accountability measures developed in collaboration with Indigenous peoples. Importantly, the implementation of the declaration is in line with the findings of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission and the National Inquiry into Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls Calls for Justice.

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Rae argues retirement benefit cuts a massive hit to Canadians

Thursday, April 12th, 2012

April 3, 2012
The Budget cuts retirement benefits by raising the age of eligibility for Old Age Security and the Guaranteed Income Supplement from 65 to 67 years, forcing Canadians to postpone their retirement for two years. For low income seniors it’s even worse. They stand to lose up to $30,000 which could hike seniors’ poverty by up third. It’s a massive hit to the least-well off. It’s mean-spirited and it’s wrong. The Conservatives offered zero financial analysis to justify the cut because there is none…

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Today, 10 Canadians will kill themselves

Tuesday, October 4th, 2011

Oct. 04, 2011
Today, 10 Canadians will take their own lives, a per capita rate three times that of the United States’, largely due to the staggering number of suicides among aboriginal Canadians. In fact, suicide is the leading cause of death in men ages 25 to 29 and 40 to 44, women ages 30 to 34, and the second cause of death among adolescents… it affects adolescents struggling with sexual identity… it touches those in our armed forces, our police and firefighters, and… it deeply affects seniors as they struggle with the difficulties of growing old.

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