Federal Politics

The planned byelection for the urban councillor's position in the Peter Ballantyne Cree Nation has been cancelled; the head electoral officer issued a release on July 23 indicating the band had been served legal notice prohibiting them from hosting the planned byelection.
The planned byelection for the urban councillor's position in the Peter Ballantyne Cree Nation has been cancelled; the head electoral officer issued a release on July 23 indicating the band had been served legal notice prohibiting them from hosting the planned byelection. Bryan Eneas/paNOW Staff

Peter Ballantyne Cree Nation cancels planned byelection

By Bryan Eneas
July 23, 2018 - 4:58pm

A byelection for the Urban Councillor position in the Peter Ballantyne Cree nation will not go ahead.

Crown-Indigenous Relations Minister Carolyn Bennett signed a Framework Agreement for Advancing Reconciliation with the Métis Nation-Saskatchewan Friday in Batoche.
Crown-Indigenous Relations Minister Carolyn Bennett signed a Framework Agreement for Advancing Reconciliation with the Métis Nation-Saskatchewan Friday in Batoche. Tyler Marr/paNOW Staff

Feds, Métis Nation sign historic agreement to negotiate reconciliation nation-to-nation

By Tyler Marr
July 21, 2018 - 8:00am

Batoche is a site already ripe with history for the Métis people, and another historic chapter has been added that will see the nation no longer “left on the sidelines” of discussions.

NDP MP Georgina Jolibois says interprovincial transport is the federal government's responsibility and they need to drive a plan to save or replace Greyhound service across the Prairies.
NDP MP Georgina Jolibois says interprovincial transport is the federal government's responsibility and they need to drive a plan to save or replace Greyhound service across the Prairies. File photo/Derek Cornet

Feds must do more to save bus service: NDP

By Glenn Hicks
July 12, 2018 - 12:00pm

The NDP MP for Desnethe-Missinippi-Churchill River says the federal government has an obligation to either save Greyhound bus service in Western Canada or help subsidize a new one.

The federal government is making seatbelts on new highway buses mandatory from 2020, but enforcement will be a challenge according to a local operator.
The federal government is making seatbelts on new highway buses mandatory from 2020, but enforcement will be a challenge according to a local operator. The Canadian Press

New bus seatbelt laws will be difficult to enforce, company owner says

By Glenn Hicks
July 12, 2018 - 10:00am

A Saskatchewan charter bus company is welcoming news of stricter seatbelt regulations from the federal government, but says enforcement will be a challenge.

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