Archive - May 2010

Vote-Buying in Burnt Church a Cultural Tradition?

I know that this blog may be a little off-topic from my usual discussions, but this issue is too important to let slide. A very senior person in Aboriginal politics has made an absolutely insane statement about my Mi’kmaq Nation, our governance practices and our traditions. The record now has to be set straight so[…]

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Bill C-3 Debates of May 25, 2010

This blog is a summary of my initial reaction to the debates on Bill C-3 that took place in the House on Tuesday, May 25, 2010. It is quite clear to me that there is a huge divide between the unanimous voices of Aboriginal peoples on this issue and that of the government. Even the[…]

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Copy of Letter sent to Minister of INAC asking Canada to Amend Bill C-3

Dear Minister Strahl; RE: Bill C-3 I understand that next week the House will start debate at the report stage of Bill C-3. Please accept this letter as my official request for you to make meaningful amendments to the bill in order to finally end gender discrimination. Barring substantive amendments, I would ask that you[…]

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Current Status of Bill C-3

Bill C-3 – An An Act to promote gender equity in Indian registration by responding to the Court of Appeal for British Columbia decision in McIvor v. Canada (Registrar of Indian and Northern Affairs)(Gender Equity in Indian Registration Act). This Bill was introduced in the House on March 11, 2010. Debates at second reading were[…]

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