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Sask. NDP wants auction of Crown parcels cancelled

The listing of 45 parcels of Crown land for sale is “a slap in the face to First Nations who have been ignored by the provincial government for far too long,” said Official Opposition Critic for First Nations and Métis Relations and Truth and Reconciliation, Betty Nippi-Albright.

278 acres of Crown land for sale by the Ministry of Agriculture in the RM of Birch Hills. (Lisa Risom/CTV Prince Albert)

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New benefit for workers only intended for those in 'complete' lockdowns: Qualtrough

The federal government intends for the newly proposed lockdown benefit to apply only to individuals whose work is interrupted by a complete COVID-19 lockdown in their region. Employment, Workforce Development and Disability Inclusion Minister Carla Qualtrough said the details of the new Canada Worker Lockdown Benefit are still being ironed out, and will depend too on the public health restrictions imposed by provinces and territories.

Minister of Finance Chrystia Freeland and Minister of Employment, Workforce Development and Disability Inclusion Carla Qualtrough holds a press conference on Parliament Hill in Ottawa on Thursday, Sept. 24, 2020. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Sean Kilpatrick

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