Prince Edward Island has become the third province to sign on to the federal government's national child-care program, allowing it to receive about $120 million from Ottawa for $10-dollar-a-day child-care spots by the end of 2024.
First Nations chiefs and delegates will gather virtually this week to discuss their communities’ priorities and plans for moving forward — even as they also reflect on a past brought into harsher light with the recent discoveries of unmarked graves at former residential schools.
As many settler Canadians gain greater awareness of the dark and disturbing truths about the country's mistreatment of Indigenous populations, political leaders struck conciliatory tones in recognizing National Indigenous People's Day on Monday, June 21, 2021.
A landmark piece of Liberal legislation aimed at harmonizing Canada's laws with the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples has passed third reading in the Senate, paving the way for the bill to be enshrined into law before a possible federal election.
The plan released Thursday — the second anniversary of the National Inquiry into Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls' final report — was branded as the long-promised "national action plan." However, the document is something of a preliminary framework that some Indigenous leaders said fell short of the urgent action needed.
A new poll by Leger and the Association of Canadian Studies suggests the country is divided over plans to send athletes from Canada to the upcoming Olympic Games in Tokyo as Japan grapples with climbing COVID-19 cases.