With a federal election campaign just weeks away, NDP Leader Jagmeet Singh scored a blow against Justin Trudeau's Indigenous bona fides on Monday, July 29, 2019, as he introduced a prominent First Nation chief as one of his party's candidates in northern Ontario.
A new poll conducted for The Canadian Press seems to show the cloud of the SNC-Lavalin controversy is lifting for the federal Liberals, who now face a closer fight with the Conservatives less than three months to go until the election.
The Ontario government's rejection of shared responsibility for legal aid is an "excuse for spending cuts" that will leave many of the province's most vulnerable at greater risk, federal Justice Minister David Lametti said on Tuesday, July 23, 2019.
The federal government is committing more assistance for a northern Ontario reserve facing challenges with its water supply, Indigenous Services Minister Seamus O'Regan said on Monday, July 22, 2019, adding that more medical officials will be visiting Attawapiskat First Nation this week.
With three months to go now until the election, the Liberals are intensifying campaign efforts with Prime Minister Trudeau hitting party events to drum up support and by ensuring his long-time friend and former senior adviser is in the fold.
The Anglican Church's recent apology for doing "spiritual harm" to Indigenous Peoples is a beginning, Crown-Indigenous Relations Minister Carolyn Bennett said on Wednesday, July 17, 2019, but victims of sexual abuse at the hands of one priest in the 1970s and '80s continue to wait for an apology for physical harm they endured from a "man of the cloth."
Indigenous Services Minister Seamus O'Regan faced calls on Wednesday, July 18, 2019, from the federal NDP to visit the northern Ontario community of Attawapiskat First Nation so he can see the impacts of a state of emergency first-hand.