Wednesday, January 25, 2012
You can have a pub night with the latest NDP Leadership candidate to come to Thunder Bay. Peggy Nash will be in the City on Monday and is hosting a "pub night" at Tony and Adams for NDP supporters. The event runs from 7 until 9.
Tuesday's meeting between the Prime Minister and Canada's First Nations people is being panned. This time the bad review is coming from MP Bruce Hyer. The local MP thinks the PM should have made more of an effort towards scrapping the Indian Act.
MP John Rafferty says Premier Dalton McGuinty is passing the buck when he claims First Nations are a Federal responsibility. Rafferty says that's not the case since the Province of Ontario signed both the Treaty three and nine treaties. The local MP says the McGuinty Government has failed to provide equal funding for first nation education.
Posted by The Giant 105.3 News at 10:35 AM
Canada has quietly extended the Softwood Lumber Agreement for another two years. The deal will now expire in 2015. Kenora M.P. Greg Rickford says while softwood lumber exports have been declining in recent years, the deal does provide market certainty for producers.