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Jukasa News Update Monday, September 24, 2018


OPP are investigating an accident on Highway 24 in Brant County over the weekend.
They say a pedestrian was struck and killed by a vehicle Saturday around 10 p.m.
Police said the name of the deceased was being withheld pending notification of next of kin.
No suspect or charges have been made public.

The federal government will give $154 million to the Manitoba Metis Federation to assist the organization head towards self-government.
The federation will use some of the money to improve the social and economic well-being of the Manitoba Metis community.
But it says some of the dollars will also help the federation transition from a corporate structure to a self-governing Metis government.
The funding is part of a reconciliation package that the Metis and Ottawa have been working towards since November 2016.

40,000 high school students across Ontario walked out of class on Friday to protest changes to the province’s curriculum.
The protest is in response to the provincial government scrapping a revised sex-ed curriculum for elementary school students, reverting to a version that was created in 1998.
The walkout is also in opposition to the cancellation of curriculum-writing sessions designed to fulfil findings of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission.
Students in Brantford participated in the province wide walkout with a group of about 100 teens gathered outside of MPP Will Boumas office.
A spokeswoman for the province’s education minister encourages people to participate in the education consultations that are set to begin next week.

The national chief of the Assembly of First Nations is raising concerns that a promised Indigenous chapter in a renewed North American Free Trade Agreement “may not come to fruition.”
Bellegarde expressed his concerns in a letter to Foreign Affairs Minister Chrystia Freeland — that Liberals may ease demands for an Indigenous chapter in NAFTA as Canadian negotiators steer clear of a revamped deal.
Bellegarde says dropping the Indigenous chapter would be a lost opportunity for the country and set back efforts on economic reconciliation with First Nations.   

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