Chiefs of Ontario – Federal Election 2021

September 14, 2021

The Chiefs of Ontario have developed helpful information and resources, including a 2021 Federal Election Toolkit and Party Platforms document, to assist First Nations leadership and communities that wish to participate in the 44th Federal Election on September 20, 2021.

Learn more: http://chiefs-of-ontario.org/federal-election-2021/

 

Ontario reports 577 new COVID-19 cases, 7 more deaths

September 14, 2021

Tuesday marks first time province’s case count has dropped below 600 this month

https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/toronto/ontario-covid-19-cases-data-september-14-1.6174855

 

The Robinson-Huron Treaty Anishinabek respectfully petition and call upon the Crown

September 13, 2021

On the 171st anniversary of the signing of the Treaty, the 21 First Nations of the Robinson-Huron Treaty are calling on the Governor-General of Canada and Lieutenant Governor of Ontario to engage in honourable negotiations to fully implement the augmentation clause.

https://anishinabeknews.ca/2021/09/13/the-robinson-huron-treaty-anishinabek-respectfully-petition-and-call-upon-the-crown/

 

Ontario schools report 189 active COVID-19 cases; one school is already shut down

September 13, 2021

Just five days into the school year for most of the province, schools are reporting 189 active cases of COVID-19 among students and staff, dozens of classes are self-isolating at home and one school is completely closed.

https://www.cp24.com/news/ontario-schools-report-189-active-covid-19-cases-one-school-is-already-shut-down-1.5583431

 

Ontario to make announcement about COVID-19 vaccine certificate program Tuesday

September 14, 2021

Ontario is expected to provide an update on its COVID-19 vaccination certificate program Tuesday afternoon.

https://toronto.ctvnews.ca/ontario-to-make-announcement-about-covid-19-vaccine-certificate-program-tuesday-1.5584504

 

Many mail-in ballots requested, but not the millions Elections Canada expected

September 13, 2021

As Canadians grapple with the decision of who to vote for, thousands of mail-in ballots are arriving at doorsteps, with just over a week to go before election day.

https://www.ctvnews.ca/politics/federal-election-2021/many-mail-in-ballots-requested-but-not-the-millions-elections-canada-expected-1.5584351

 

‘Platitudes without a lot of commitments’: Cindy Blackstock on the leaders’ debate and reconciliation

September 13, 2021

TVO.org speaks with the executive director of the First Nations Child and Family Caring Society of Canada about the leaders’ debate and what was — and wasn’t — said about Indigenous issues

https://www.tvo.org/article/platitudes-without-a-lot-of-commitments-cindy-blackstock-on-the-leaders-debate-and-reconciliation

 

How do the main parties compare on these issues?

September 14, 2021

Read the policies and promises of the six main parties on this election’s pressing issues. These will be updated as parties add to their platforms ahead of the Sept. 20 election.

https://newsinteractives.cbc.ca/elections/federal/2021/party-platforms/

 

Where Canada’s federal parties stand on three big climate and environment issues ahead of the election

September 14, 2021

Canadians who watched the English-language leaders’ debate learned little about the differences between the climate policies of Justin Trudeau’s Liberals, Erin O’Toole’s Conservatives, Jagmeet Singh’s NDP and Annamie Paul’s Greens. Here’s what the federal election debate missed

https://thenarwhal.ca/federal-election-2021-climate-platform-explainer/

 

Climate change, homelessness and where to vote big issues in Kenora riding

September 13, 2021

The electoral riding of Kenora is home to over 40 First Nation communities candidates recently gathered to debate in the city where one-third of the population lives.

https://www.aptnnews.ca/national-news/climate-change-homelessness-and-where-to-vote-big-issues-in-kenora-riding/

 

Kenora Election 2021: Candidates On First Nations Quality Of Life

September 14, 2021

CKDR News continues to ask the important questions as we are exactly one week away from the federal election.

https://www.ckdr.net/2021/09/13/kenora-election-2021-candidates-on-first-nations-quality-of-life/

 

Here’s what leaders on Walpole Island are looking for this federal election

September 14, 2021

From truth and reconciliation to justice for residential schools, leaders and band members want to be heard

https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/windsor/walpole-island-election-1.6174047

 

Federal Election: Wesley-Esquimaux runs for the Liberals for the third time in Simcoe North

September 14, 2021

Chippewas of Georgina Island First Nation’s Cynthia Wesley-Esquimaux is running in her third federal election as a candidate for the Liberal Party of Canada, including her first campaign in the Simcoe North riding.

http://anishinabeknews.ca/2021/09/14/federal-election-wesley-esquimaux-runs-for-the-liberals-for-the-third-time-in-simcoe-north/

 

Muskoka Indigenous women frustrated with federal election campaign

September 13, 2021

Activists say Indigenous issues should be at forefront

https://www.guelphmercury.com/news-story/10473075-muskoka-indigenous-women-frustrated-with-federal-election-campaign/

 

We asked Haldimand-Norfolk’s candidates the questions Indigenous voters have on their minds

September 13, 2021

Themes include land rights, treaties and reconciliation attempts

https://www.sachem.ca/news-story/10475344-we-asked-haldimand-norfolk-s-candidates-the-questions-indigenous-voters-have-on-their-minds/

 

Wabauskang First Nation signs agreement with Miisun and Miitigoog

September 14, 2021

It was a special day yesterday for Miisun – Miitigoog Integrated Resource Management Co. and for Wabauskang First Nation.

https://www.kenoraonline.com/articles/wabauskang-first-nation-signs-agreement-with-miisun-and-miitigoog

 

NDP Leader Jagmeet Singh promises to end boil-water advisories on First Nations, offers few specifics

September 13, 2021

Jagmeet Singh is promising to bring the “political will” to end boil-water advisories on First Nations, but has offered few specifics on how this would be achieved under an NDP government.

https://www.theglobeandmail.com/politics/article-singh-promises-to-end-boil-water-advisories-on-first-nations-with-few/

 

How a northern Ontario town’s summer health-care staffing crisis is a canary in the coal mine

September 13, 2021

Rural physicians’ group calling on federal parties to address inequities

https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/thunder-bay/how-a-northern-ontario-town-s-summer-health-care-staffing-crisis-is-a-canary-in-the-coal-mine-1.6174223

 

Timmins Transit bus moves message of Indigenous reconciliation

September 13, 2021

Timmins Mayor George Pirie said it is important to acknowledge the past and present treatment of Indigenous people.

https://northernontario.ctvnews.ca/timmins-transit-bus-moves-message-of-indigenous-reconciliation-1.5584108

 

Refuse to wear a mask? Don’t come to vote in some provinces, Elections Canada warns

September 13, 2021

Some voters who arrive to their polling station without a mask or who refuse to wear a mask will be turned away from the polls, Elections Canada warns.

https://www.ctvnews.ca/politics/federal-election-2021/refuse-to-wear-a-mask-don-t-come-to-vote-in-some-provinces-elections-canada-warns-1.5584277

 

Marathon campaigns for local palladium mine project

September 13, 2021

Environmental review panel sizes up Generation Mining’s open-pit project

https://www.northernontariobusiness.com/industry-news/mining/marathon-campaigns-for-local-palladium-mine-project-4328477

 

Unvaccinated COVID patients in Hamilton’s ICUs leave families, doctors ‘disappointed’

September 13, 2021

There are 362 active cases of the virus in Hamilton

https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/hamilton/covid-19-hospital-unvaccinated-1.6173965

 

‘They weren’t just children’: Indigenous artist imagines who Kamloops residential school students could’ve become

September 14, 2021

Johnny Bandura’s mind was tormented by what his late grandmother had experienced as a child, upon hearing the news of the discovery of unmarked graves at the site of the former Kamloops Indian Residential School earlier this year.

https://www.ctvnews.ca/canada/they-weren-t-just-children-indigenous-artist-imagines-who-kamloops-residential-school-students-could-ve-become-1.5584522

 

Moose Deer Point resident’s acceptance into Northern Ontario School of Medicine a life-long

September 13, 2021

Health inequalities ‘sparked my interest growing up’

https://www.parrysound.com/news-story/10475772-moose-deer-point-resident-s-acceptance-into-northern-ontario-school-of-medicine-a-life-long-dream-achieved/

 

Parents make 350-km canoe journey to raise awareness about missing son

September 13, 2021

Verle and Bradley Bushie from Poplar River First Nation greeted by supporters in Winnipeg

https://www.cbc.ca/news/indigenous/bradden-bushie-parents-canoe-journey-1.6174324

 

Manitoba wildfire evacuees starting school year in hotel rooms rather than classrooms

September 13, 2021

Hundreds of people forced from homes in Pauingassi First Nation, Little Grand Rapids still in Winnipeg hotels

https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/manitoba/manitoba-wildfire-evacuees-school-1.6171822

 

Mi’kmaw harvesters vow to keep fishing despite harassment from DFO officials

September 13, 2021

National chief surrounded by DFO while treaty fishing on Mi’kmaw boat.

https://www.aptnnews.ca/national-news/mikmaw-harvesters-vow-to-keep-fishing-despite-harassment-from-dfo-officials/

 

2021 Federal Election Media Clips

 

Canadian federal election 2021: Latest updates and essential reading ahead of Sept. 20 vote

September 14, 2021

With a pandemic still in progress, Canadians will decide the balance of power between the Liberals, Conservatives, NDP, Bloc Québécois and Greens. Here’s what you need to know

https://www.theglobeandmail.com/politics/article-2021-federal-election-poll-tracker-nanos/

 

Federal election: How the parties plan to make life more affordable

September 14, 2021

The increasing price of everything from cell phone bills to housing to child care can feel overwhelming. And when a federal election rolls around, it’s a chance for politicians of all parties to vie for votes by pledging to make life more affordable for Canadians.

https://www.theglobeandmail.com/podcasts/the-decibel/article-federal-election-making-life-more-affordable-for-canadians/

 

Where the main party leaders are on Day 31 of the federal election campaign

September 14, 2021

You can watch streaming video of available live events on this page throughout the day

https://www.cbc.ca/news/politics/canada-election-2021-where-the-leaders-are-day-31-1.6173970

 

How crises impact voter turnout in federal elections

September 14, 2021

Variables like voters’ financial security, their levels of trust, satisfaction and anger come into play and must be understood by policy-makers.

https://policyoptions.irpp.org/magazines/septembe-2021/how-crises-impact-voter-turnout-in-federal-elections/

 

Nickel Belt, Sudbury candidates debate environmental issues

September 13, 2021

Most of the candidates running in the Sudbury and Nickel Belt ridings appear committed to preserving Laurentian University’s green space for the public.

https://www.thestar.com/news/canada/2021/09/14/nickel-belt-sudbury-candidates-debate-environmental-issues.html

 

Trudeau, O’Toole neck in neck in campaign’s final days

September 14, 2021

A new poll shows a complete deadlock between Justin Trudeau’s Liberals and Erin O’Toole’s Conservatives with less than one week left in the federal election.

https://www.nationalobserver.com/2021/09/14/news/justin-trudeau-erin-otoole-tied-election-campaign

 

Party leaders go into attack mode one week from election day

September 13, 2021

With one week to go until Sept. 20, the major party leaders are attacking each other in force, and campaigning in ridings where the race is especially close.

https://ipolitics.ca/2021/09/13/party-leaders-go-into-attack-mode-one-week-from-election-day/

 

Blanketing of leader doesn’t mean support of PPC platform, says chief

September 13, 2021

The blanketing of Peoples Party of Canada leader Maxine Bernier this past Saturday in an Edmonton park does not mean support of the right-wing party by the Papaschase First Nation.

https://www.thestar.com/news/canada/2021/09/13/blanketing-of-leader-doesnt-mean-support-of-ppc-platform-says-chief.html

 

O’Toole pitches election as a referendum on Trudeau, Liberal leader targets Conservatives on vaccines

September 13, 2021

The polls are tightening with just one week to go before election day

https://www.cbc.ca/news/politics/trudeau-otoole-polls-tighten-attack-1.6173714

 

How ‘minority-majority’ ridings are influencing Canada’s election conversation

September 14, 2021

The B.C. municipality is renowned as perhaps the ultimate Canadian “minority-majority” city, with nearly three out of four Richmond residents speaking a language other than English or French at home.

https://www.thestar.com/opinion/2021/09/14/how-minority-majority-ridings-are-influencing-canadas-election-conversation.html