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(TORONTO, September 8, 2017) This morning the Province of Ontario announced a new Cannabis Control Board which will regulate the sales of marijuana through as many as 150 stand-alone stores located in municipalities across the province, beginning July 1, 2019. Ontario First Nations will be discussing their involvement in this process, including our own laws to regulate cannabis consumption and sales in First Nation communities. There is also potential in sharing provincial sales revenues.

(Toronto – August 28, 2017) Today, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau announced a significant Cabinet shuffle that will see Indigenous and Northern Affairs Canada (INAC) split into two departments. Former Health Minister Jane Philpott becomes Minister of Indigenous Services while former INAC Minister Carolyn Bennett becomes Minister of Crown-Indigenous Relations and Northern Affairs.

(Toronto, August 15, 2017) The Province of Ontario released a statement yesterday indicating the intended collaboration between Ontario and Quebec regarding energy sector related opportunities. The two provinces have been examining opportunities to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and provide savings to Ontario ratepayers.

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