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New Scottish monument unveiled on waterfront

Claire LoewenThe TribuneJuly 8, 2017A monument dedicated to the Scottish settlers of Restigouche was unveiled on Saturday, July 2, by the Caledonian Society of Restigouche. Among those present were Restigouche West MLA Gilles Lepage, Sen. Paul McIntyre, Campbellton Mayor Stephanie Anglehart-Paulin and Campbellton-Dalhousie MLA Donald Arsenault.The monument can now be seen at the Campbellton waterfront, near Ritchie Street and Salmon Boulevard. It depicts an “Old Scotchman” sitting on a rock, wea…
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N.B. senator amends bill recognizing Charlottetown as birthplace of Confederation

New Brunswick Telegraph Journal   N.B. senator amends bill recognizing Charlottetown as birthplace of Confederation by: Adam Huras OTTAWA ? A bill that would recognize Charlottetown as the birthplace of Confederation has passed in the Senate, but not before being successfully amended by a New Brunswick senator, adding in that it didn't all just happen on Prince Edward Island. In what was framed as a polite history lesson to the upper chamber, Sen. Paul McIntyre made it kn…
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Upcoming article on recognizing Charlottetown as the birthplace of Confederation

New Brunswick Telegraph Journal     Grade 1 class celebrates 50-year reunion Fifty years ago they were just kids, Grade 1 kids in fact. Reporter Mike Landry had a chance to catch up with Jacqueline Fiander's 1967 Grade 1 class from Lakewood Heights Elementary School that celebrated its 50th reunion this week. Make sure you get a chance to compare the pictures of the class then and now and notice that Fiander no longer towers over the class when the story appears on tele…
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L'éducation en français et les côtes du Pacifique ne font pas bon ménage (French only)

L'Acadie Nouvelle     L'éducation en français et les côtes du Pacifique ne font pas bon ménage by: Mathieu Roy-comeau Un comité du Sénat canadien dresse un très sombre bilan de l'éducation en français en Colombie-Britannique. Des installations vétustes et pleines à craquer, des classes portatives qui empiètent sur les terrains de jeux, des trajets en autobus beaucoup trop longs, un manque chronique de personnel et des recours judiciaires à répétition; l'éducation en français con…
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Historic Feud Still Simmering

Historic Feud Still Simmering A Senate panel has endorsed a bill to proclaim Charlottetown a birthplace of Confederation, but only after mentioning Québec City, too. The Senate legal affairs committee yesterday struck a compromise on wording in a bid to settle ancient rivalries over the origins of Canada. “No one can believe that in Charlottetown the project of Confederation was perfect from the beginning,” said Senator Paul McIntyre (Conservative-N.B.); “How can Charlottetown claim…
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Committee approves bill recognizing Charlottetown as Confederation birthplace

The Canadian Press     A Senate committee has approved a private member's bill recognizing Charlottetown as the birthplace of Confederation, despite some concerns voiced by senators from other provinces.   P.E.I. Senator Diane Griffin told the legal and constitutional affairs committee Thursday that while Confederation grew out of a number of conferences, the process began in Charlottetown in 1864."In P.E.I., we are really proud of having hosted the first meeting of the Fathers…
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Sober second look? National portrait gallery gets bipartisan Senate support

CBC News   The reputation of the Red Chamber is still taking a beating after the actions and comments of senators Don Meredith and Lynn Beyak, and there are emerging accusations of gamesmanship, "threats," and legislative "ambushing," being lobbed across the aisles. But there is one thing they seem united on - turning the old U.S. embassy in Ottawa into a national portrait gallery. On Tuesday Liberal SenatorSerge Joyal, Conservative Paul McIntyre and Senator independents Patricia Bovery…
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Supporters of National Portrait Gallery at 100 Wellington St. Ramp Up Advocacy

Efforts include a letter to the prime minister organized by four Senators: one Conservative, one Liberal and two Independents.   The Hill Times Laura Ryckewaert   The federal government will announce a new public use for the old U.S. Embassy building at 100 Wellington St. later this year, and as it considers options, advocates of a plan to turn it into a national portrait gallery are ramping up their efforts. "This is a wonderful opportunity to create something of excellence for Can…
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New Brunswick Senators Split on 150-Year-Old Question

   Times & Transcript (Moncton): Adam Huras   OTTAWA ? New Brunswick senators appear split over whether they support any call to recognize Charlottetown as the birthplace of the county. The question of who can claim bragging rights as the catalyst of Confederation is now in the hands of a Senate committee that includes a single New Brunswicker and no representation from Prince Edward Island. And it's unclear if a bill that aims to boost Canada 150 celebrations will even…
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