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Jukasa News Update Tuesday February 18, 2020


It will be a celebrated ending for “Schitt’s Creek” and “Anne with an E” at next month’s Canadian Screen Awards, with a slew of nominations for each show.
“Schitt’s Creek,” which announced last year that the currently running sixth season will be the last, is up for a leading 26 trophies going into Canadian Screen Week.
Nominations for the internationally beloved riches-to-rags story include best comedy series, best writing, and best lead actor for both father-son stars/co-creators Daniel and Eugene Levy.
Meanwhile, the CBC coming-of-age story “Anne with an E,” which was cancelled in late November after three seasons, is next with 17 nominations.

AFN National Chief Perry Bellegarde held a press conference in Ottawa Tuesday to address the blockades on rail lines across the country. He was joined by leaders from the Eastern Mohawk territories who said if
Hereditary chiefs in the Wet’suwet’en First Nation oppose the natural-gas pipeline through their traditional territory, though it’s received approval from elected band councils.
Since the RCMP moved in to enforce an injunction and keep the hereditary chiefs and their supporters away from the pipeline worksites, protests by Indigenous people and supporters have shut down the CN rail network in eastern Canada, suspended Via Rail passenger service, and temporarily blocked traffic on streets and bridges and at ports in multiple cities.

The Ontario legislature returns today after a break that’s been dominated by increasing tensions with the province’s public school teachers and the unions that represent them.
Contract talks between the Progressive Conservative government and the four major teachers’ unions have largely stalled.
Meanwhile, a co-ordinated provincewide strike set for Friday will see about two million students out of class.
In addition to the teachers’ issue, the Tories are preparing their second spring budget.
Controversy plagued the rollout of their first spending package last year, which included deep spending cuts _ including some that are now at the centre of the teachers’ dispute.

Quebec and Cree leaders are announcing the first steps of a wide-ranging 30-year plan to further develop the province’s northern territory together.
Premier Francois Legault told reporters today he has been assured the initiative has the consent of the broader Cree community, in contrast, he said, to a natural gas pipeline proposal in British Columbia that has divided First Nations peoples and triggered protests across the country.
The leaders announced a multi-million dollar feasibility study that will look into developing the James Bay territory, with costs split equally between the Quebec and the Cree governments.
The study will analyze the feasibility of potential initiatives such as extending the territory’s rail network, electrifying industrial installations and developing the local labour force.

The national chief of the Assembly of First Nations is calling for calm and constructive dialogue to ease tensions over a British Columbia pipeline project and the nationwide protests it’s spawned.
National Chief Perry Bellegarde is telling reporters in Ottawa that governments and industry have to give the time and space to work with the Wet’suwet’en people.
Hereditary chiefs in the Wet’suwet’en First Nation oppose the natural-gas pipeline through their traditional territory, though it’s received approval from elected band councils.
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau is under increasing pressure to end the blockades, which he says he wants to do quickly but peacefully. He is set to address the House of Commons later this morning.
Indigenous-relations ministers both federally and in B.C. are seeking to meet leaders of British Columbia First Nations in hopes of finding a solution.

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