Monument to aboriginal war veterans in Confederation Park, Ottawa, Canada

National Aboriginal Day: Celebrating Aboriginal Cultures, Heritage and Achievements

Brittany Collier Legal and Social Affairs On June 21, hundreds of communities across Canada will hold numerous events for National Aboriginal Day to celebrate Aboriginal cultures and contributions to Canada. These events will include workshops, traditional games, pow-wows, cultural celebrations, concerts and wreath-laying ceremonies. Until recently, accounts of Canadian history have excluded the roles and…

Peace Tower close-up of clock face with detail, Parliament of Canada

Bill C-59: Implementing the April 2015 Budget

Andre Barnes Legal and Social Affairs Division When the finance minister delivers the government’s budget in the House of Commons, a complex approval process is just beginning. Budget measures do not take effect until Parliament adopts the necessary legislation. Numerous measures contained in the most recent budget are implemented by Bill C-59, An Act to implement certain…