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Ontario Recognizes Indigenous Marriage Ceremonies


The government of Ontario has amended the Marriage Act to enable Indigenous officiants to perform marriage ceremonies according to their customs and traditions, and to submit a marriage for registration with the Ontario Registrar General. These changes, effective immediately, recognize the role of Indigenous communities and organizations in designating marriage officiants.

Racism and bias ‘alive and well’ in federal procurements, Indigenous entrepreneur says

Four panelists at a presentation held on Wednesday during the Canadian Council for Aboriginal Business (CCAB) online Business Recovery Forum said the federal government’s procurement strategy is not only failing Indigenous entrepreneurs, it’s wasting their precious time and resources.

RCMP tech analyst testifies about material found on N.B. shooting suspect's computer

FREDERICTON - A senior forensic analyst with the RCMP has begun testifying at the first-degree murder trial of Matthew Raymond in Fredericton.

Raymond, 50, is accused in the August 2018 shooting deaths of Donnie Robichaud, Bobbie Lee Wright and police constables Robb Costello and Sara Burns.

First Nations file lawsuit to seek declaration of Aboriginal title

FREDERICTON - Six First Nations in New Brunswick have filed a lawsuit seeking a declaration of title for their traditional lands, which include much of the western half of the province.

Leaders from the Wolastoqey Nation gathered Monday at St. Anne's Point in Fredericton to announce their claim against the governments of New Brunswick and Canada.

Greens slam other parties for refusing to show 'leader's courtesy' to Annamie Paul

OTTAWA - Former Green leader Elizabeth May slammed the New Democrats Monday for refusing to withdraw their candidate in a coming byelection, arguing doing so would allow the first Black woman elected to lead a federal party in Canada to win a seat.

Annamie Paul became the new leader of the Green party Saturday after winning on the eighth ballot.