Tag: National

Opening Statement before the Senate National Finance Committee

Good afternoon, Mr. Chairman and committee members. Senior Deputy Governor Wilkins and I welcome the opportunity to appear before you to discuss the Bank of Canada’s actions in response to the coronavirus pandemic. Since the pandemic began, the Bank has had two goals in mind. In the short term, we have been working to help…

National action plan for missing and murdered Indigenous women delayed

OTTAWA—Crown-Indigenous Relations Minister Carolyn Bennett says a national action plan to make life safer for Indigenous women and girls is not going to be ready next month as planned. June 3 will mark one year since the national inquiry on missing and murdered Indigenous women and girls concluded with a 1,200-page report and 231 “calls…

Kenney calls Wet’suwet’en rail shutdown ‘national economic crisis’ — blames ‘some angry fringe groups’

EDMONTON—Alberta Premier Jason Kenney says the widespread shutdown of Canadian rail operations this week is a full-blown economic crisis. “Why?” he said to reporters in Edmonton on Friday. “Because some angry fringe groups are ignoring the democratically expressed wishes of every First Nation in northern British Columbia.” “I think Canadians are losing patience with this,”…

Margaret Atwood’s ‘MaddAddam’ books to be translated into dance in National Ballet of Canada’s new season

The work of Margaret Atwood will get yet another interpretation in a new ballet getting its world premiere from the National Ballet of Canada. “MADDADDAM,” inspired by Atwood’s “MaddAddam Trilogy” of books, is being choreographed by Wayne McGregor for the Canadian company with original music by Max Richter as part of its 2020-21 season. It…