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Métis and non-status Indians won a major victory this morning with a Federal Court of Canada declaration that they qualify as being “Indians” under the 1867 Constitution Act that set the template for Confederation. Aboriginal People, Native Indian, First Nations, Politics, Canada, Culture, Constitution, Ottawa, Thursday

Number of recognized aboriginal people should double, court rules

Ruling would force Ottawa to recognize and deal directly with about one million people who were left outside previous definitions of ‘Indians’

The Canadian penny will still be around for years — just in many fewer cash registers. Designer Renee Gruszecki is one of a handful of creative Canadians taking repurposing the pennies — creating jewellery for her Halifax studio Coin Coin designs & co. Canadian Penny, Coin Design, Coin Ring, Jewelry For Her, Coins, Collection, Pennies, Repurposing, Wire Wrap

A penniless Canada: Mint begins years-long process of collecting and melting down 82-million kg in coins

The Canadian penny gets one step closer to extinction Monday as the the Mint officially stops distributing the coins

What’s the Best Way to Increase Youth Voter Engagement? Take our poll on the Tyee! Public Square, Change The World, Youth, Politics, Good Things, Engagement, Change The Worlds, Engagements, Young Adults

The Tyee – Tyee Poll: What’s the Best Way to Increase Youth Voter Engagement?

Canadian dollar resumes record slide as Bank of Canada holds.: Canadian dollar resumes record slide as Bank of Canada holds rates… Gail Vaz Oxlade, Crude Oil Futures, Canadian Dollar, Federal Budget, Fiscal Year, Gold Rate, Minimum Wage, Money Laundering, Credit Check

B.C. should raise taxes to Canadian average: report

B.C. could raise as much as $2.3 billion in new revenue, pay off its deficit, and fund new programs if it brought provincial taxes in line with the Canadian average, according to a controversial report by a left-leaning think tank.

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Washington state hiring marijuana adviser | CBC News

Washington state is searching for an adviser on all things marijuana as they develop regulations for the drug.

SFU's President Andrew Petter says public investment in education is "an economic imperative for the province" The Province, British Columbia, Presidents, Investing, Public, Politics, Education, Sayings, Lyrics

Shortage of skilled workers looming, report says

Labour-market study from B.C.’s research universities calculates that the tipping point – where the number of jobs in B.C. will exceed the number of qualified workers – is just three years away

Vancouver council moves to protect Waldorf from demolition for 120 days Moving Out, The World's Greatest, British Columbia, Vancouver, Politics, City, Cities

Final, reluctant toast to Vancouver Waldorf

Production company that gave old hotel an eclectic new life to move out as developer steps in

Whistle-blower protection in B. too limited, auditor general says Political Science, British Columbia, Politics

Legislative protection recommended for workers who blow the whistle

Auditor-General calls for protection and legislation

If a reform is given, B. wants say on any changes to the Red Chamber, justice minister says - Policy and Politics - The Province, Politics, Change, Sayings, History, Red, Historia, Lyrics, Quotations

If a reform is given, B.C. wants say on any changes to the Red Chamber, justice minister says

The province is ruling out reform without agreement from seven of the provinces representing at least 50 per cent of the country’s population

Long-awaited legislation, to be introduced Thursday, is intended to address problems arising from the robocalls scandal. Long Awaited, Scandal, Thursday, Politics

Electoral reform bill to be introduced Thursday in wake of robocalls scandal

Tim Uppal, the minister of state for democratic reform, said the bill will address concerns raised before a Commons committee by Marc Mayrand

's legislature has been dissolved, marking the official start of the election campaign. The provincial election is on May Chartered Accountant, Federal Agencies, The Next Step, British Columbia, Barcelona Cathedral, Campaign, Politics, Building, Day

B.C. election campaign officially underway | CBC News

B.C. Premier Christy Clark has asked Lieutenant Governor Judith Guichon to dissolve parliament, marking the start of the provincial 28-day election campaign.

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PM Harper appoints 5 new senators | CBC News

Prime Minister Stephen Harper has appointed five new senators to sit in the Upper Chamber, including one chosen by voters in Alberta.

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 advocates desperate to see affordable childcare in the province have presented a proposal for universal daycare to the Ministry of Children and Family Development. Day Plan, Children And Family, Childcare, Politics, How To Plan, News, Parenting

Daycare advocates seek $10-a-day plan for B.C. | CBC News

B.C. advocates desperate to see affordable childcare in the province have presented a proposal for universal daycare to the Ministry of Children and Family Development.