Newspaper article The Canadian Press

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Newspaper article The Canadian Press

--First NewsWatch-

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(Calgary-Stampede-Premiers)

The Council of the Federation opens its semi-annual meeting today in Saskatoon, where Canada's provincial and territorial leaders will spend three days discussing all kinds of issues of national interest.

Five of the leaders met yesterday in Calgary around some Stampede activities for what Alberta's Jason Kenney described as an informal get-together of some like-minded premiers from Saskatchewan, Ontario, New Brunswick and the Northwest Territories.

Saskatchewan's Scott Moe insists the meeting was not partisan, though four of the premiers share common cause over fighting Ottawa's carbon tax.

New Brunswick's Blaine Higgs thinks innovation -- and not taxing people more -- is the way to get carbon emissions down. (1)

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(Indigenous-Child-Poverty)(Audio:01)

A new study released today says Indigenous children are more than twice as likely to live in poverty than other children in Canada, with little improvement over the last decade.

Researchers at the Assembly of First Nations and the Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives found that just under half of First Nation children, both on- and off-reserve, live in poverty.

That figure tops 50 per cent when looking at First Nations children living on-reserve.

In fact, the on-reserve child-poverty rate is roughly three times the national rate of 17.6 per cent reported in the 2016 census.(1)

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(Canadian-Convicted-Nepal)(Audio:06)

Lawyers for a Canadian aid worker convicted in Nepal of sexually abusing children say he will appeal his conviction and his 16-year-prison sentence.

Sixty-two-year-old London, Ontario native Peter Dalglish was arrested last year and charged with sexually assaulting two boys, aged 11 and 14, and was sentenced yesterday to prison time and ordered to pay each boy the equivalent of about five-thousand dollars U-S.

Police in Nepal allege he lured children from poor families with promises of education, jobs and trips before assaulting them. …

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