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Jukasa News Update Friday December 6, 2019


Local unemployment rates are among the lowest in the country. Statistics Canada released the jobless rate by city today for the month of November with Brantford averaging an unemployment rate of 3.1%. That is one of the lowest rates in Canada and well below the 5.9 percent national average.
Hamilton was also below the national average at 4.8%. Edmonton and St. John’s tied for the highest unemployment rates in Canada at 7.7%.

A social media app geared towards the outdoor lives of Inuit launched Wednesday with features that tie traditional knowledge to smartphone technology.
The Siku app and web platform, named after the Inuktitut word for sea ice, allows users to trade observations about dangerous conditions, document wildlife sightings and trade hunting stories.
The app was created by the Arctic Eider Society to make space for Inuit elders to oral history with young people in modern ways.

The Liberal government will release its national action plan on Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls by June 2020.
This pledge coming from Crown-Indigenous Relations Minister Carolyn Bennett.
The plan will be Ottawa’s official response to act on the 231 “calls for justice.” coming out of the National Inquiry.
The report’s recommendations include calls for an effective response to human-trafficking, A national Indigenous- and human-rights ombudsperson and a national Indigenous- and human-rights tribunal.

Legal arguments began in Federal Court in Ottawa on Monday as the federal government attempts to stop an order by the Canadian Human Rights Tribunal to compensate First Nations children and families who experienced discrimination in the child welfare system.
Justice Department lawyers asked Judge Paul Favel for a stay on the tribunals September decision that would see nearly 54,000 First Nations families compensated as far back as 2006.
Lawyers for the federal government are arguing that there are victims going as far back as the early 1990s and say the tribunals decision causes irreparable harm to Canada because it forces the government to take a piecemeal approach to settlement.
The tribunal has given Ottawa until December 10 to distribute compensation to families.

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