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Minister Hajdu and Métis Nation Leaders to Sign Métis Nation Skills and Employment Training Accord

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Minister Hajdu and Métis Nation Leaders to Sign Métis Nation Skills and Employment Training Accord

The Honourable Patty Hajdu, Minister of Employment, Workforce Development and Labour, and Métis Nation leaders will sign a Métis Nation Skills and Employment Accord on June 15, 2018. Budget 2018 provides for $625,369,476 over 10 years for the Métis Nation stream of the Indigenous Skills and Employment Training Program which supports employment services, skills development, and job training. The Métis Nation Skills and Employment Accord marks the first sub-accord under the Canada-Métis Accord signed by the Prime Minister and Métis Nation leadership in 2017.

Please be advised that the Métis Nation leadership and the Honourable Patty Hajdu will hold a brief media availability following this important Accord signing.

Media are invited to participate in the Q & A with Minister Hajdu and Métis Nation leadership.

Date: June 15, 2018
Time: 9:15 a.m.
Location: Lord Elgin Hotel
St. Laurent Room
100 Elgin Street, Ottawa, ON

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For all media requests or for more information, please contact:

Ke Ning
Métis National Council
c: (613) 297-5193
e: ken@metisnation.ca

The MNC represents the Métis Nation in Canada at the national and international levels. The Métis Nation’s homeland includes the 3 Prairie Provinces and extends into the contiguous parts of British Columbia, Ontario, the Northwest Territories and the United States. There are approximately 400,000 Métis Nation citizens in Canada, roughly a quarter of all Aboriginal peoples in the country.

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