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February 13th, 2014

Federal budget cuts costing Ontario $641M in health, social and infrastructure

Ontario press release

More Than 110 Federal Cuts - Ontarians Give Ottawa a Failing Grade

Ontario Calls on Federal Government For Fairness

February 12, 2014

Office of the Premier

Premier Kathleen Wynne called on the federal government to stop taking unilateral actions that hurt the people of Ontario.

February 12th

Federal budget 2014 makes lots of promises and dollars that might flow after next election

From APTN.ca

Bulk of new education cash contingent on passage of First Nation education bill

11. FEB, 2014

BUDGET 2014

OTTAWA-The federal government is offering little for education in the 2014-2015 federal budget, but has dangled a $1.9 billion carrot to get First Nations chiefs to support proposed legislation to govern the operation of on-reserve schools.

February 11th

Former federal gov't lawyer claims First Nations have upper hand over development in his new book

From the EdmontonJournal.com

Treaty expert says natives have upper hand over development

Bill Gallagher, an author, former oilpatch lawyer and federal treaty rights negotiator, says First Nations have the upper hand in the debate over resource ...

BY MARTY KLINKENBERG, EDMONTON JOURNAL FEBRUARY 7, 2014

February 10th

February 9th

Questioning the proposed, reworked First Nations Education Act - "The Emperor's new clothes"

From Pam Palmater's blog on IndigenousNationhood.ca

The Emperor's New Clothes: First Nation CONTROL of First Nation Education Act?

By Pam Palmater on February 7, 2014

February 7th

First Nations Control of First Nations Education Act with "over $1.9 billion" announced today

From the Prime Minister's web site:

"improving K-12 education outcomes for First Nation students and providing First Nations children on-reserve with a high quality education, just like every other Canadian. To this end, the Government of Canada also announced today that it will make a significant financial commitment of over $1.9 billion to support the First Nations Control of First Nations Education Act. Funding will account for language and culture programming."

February 6th

First Nations education deal to be announced Feb 7 on Blood Nation in Alberta

From CBC.ca

First Nations education deal to be announced Friday

Posted: Feb 06, 2014

Prime Minister Stephen Harper, left, will be joined by Assembly of First Nations National Chief Shawn Atleo Friday in Alberta to announce a deal for sustainable funding of First Nations education.

February 5th

Residential school survivors facing 'adversarial' government as they wait for decisions

From CBC.ca

Residential school survivors face 'adversarial' government

Lawyers say government attitude has 'shifted' since 2006 as survivors wait for information

By Angela Sterritt - Posted: Feb 04, 2014

Residential school archive

February 4th

Fort Severn First Nation works with MNR to clean up radar site

From CBC.ca

Fort Severn First Nation works with MNR to clean up radar site

Feb 04, 2014

The ongoing radar site cleanup by the Ministry of Natural Resources continues in Fort Severn. Pictured here is a "before" photo. See "after" picture below.