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A Canadian food policy moves closer to becoming a reality – CP

Source: The Canadian Press Sep 13, 2018 By Evan Fraser, Director of the Arrell Food Institute at the University of Guelph; Professor; Tier 1 Canada Research Chair in Global Food Security, University of Guelph THE CANADIAN PRESS This article was originally published on The Conversation, an independent and nonprofit source of news, analysis and commentary from academic […]

by ahnationtalk on September 13, 20184 Views

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How to get First Nations onside with resource-related projects – Troy Media

The support of B.C. Indigenous communities for LNG projects provides a working model for agreements The division and acrimony among First Nation communities over the Trans Mountain pipeline expansion project can mask the many examples of Indigenous communities that have reached agreements with resource companies. For example, how many Canadians know that the experience of […]

by ahnationtalk on September 10, 20189 Views

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Everyone needs to take a deep breath after the Trans Mountain ruling: Ken Coates in The Conversation – MLI

September 4, 2018 The Federal Court of Appeal decision that halted construction on the Trans Mountain Pipeline expansion has thrown Canada into a tizzy. While British Columbia First Nations and environmentalists are celebrating a rare court victory on this project, industry representatives, trade unions and many other First Nations who supported the expansion feel the […]

by ahnationtalk on September 5, 20186 Views

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MLI Impact Report, Q2, 2018

In the ​second​ quarter of 201​8​, MLI’s impact was felt particularly on national security, Indigenous relations, natural resources, and economic and tax policy.​ Aecon deal MLI has been at the forefront of arguing that CCCI’s takeover bid for Canadian construction giant Aecon posed a national security risk and needed to be rejected. In April 2018, […]

by ahnationtalk on September 4, 201811 Views

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This is not a ‘bad NAFTA deal’: Brian Lee Crowley and Sean Speer for Inside Policy – MLI

August 30, 2018 Prime Minister Trudeau’s recent observation that “no NAFTA deal is better than a bad NAFTA deal” is true in theory but the government isn’t debating theoretical questions in a university classroom. It’s making a determination about whether the terms of the US-Mexico agreement on free trade are acceptable to Canada – a […]

by ahnationtalk on August 30, 201811 Views

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Economic forces may be killing Indigenous communities—but they’re hardly neutral – Macleans

Opinion: The colonial state has much to do with the conditions by which First Nations, Inuit hamlets, and Métis settlements have been impoverished in Canada Veldon Coburn teaches Indigenous Studies at Carleton University and is a PhD candidate in the department of political studies at Queen’s University. His research and writing focuses on Indigenous politics […]

by ahnationtalk on August 30, 20188 Views

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Tearing down statues is not reconciliation: Brian Lee Crowley in the Telegraph-Journal – MLI

August 16, 2018 Unsurprisingly for the head of an organization called the Macdonald-Laurier Institute, I believe the current campaign of vilification and erasure being carried out against Sir John A. Macdonald, architect of Confederation and our first prime minister, is both wrong and unjustified. On the other hand, I warmly welcome the desire for reconciliation […]

by ahnationtalk on August 17, 201817 Views

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The Past, Present, and Future of Ottawa’s Role in Health Care: New MLI Report

OTTAWA, ON (August 16, 2018):  Although most Canadians tend to think of health care as being a responsibility of the provinces and territories, the federal government has slowly yet steadily intruded on provincial jurisdiction when it comes to health. With the federal Department of Health centenary in 2019, now is the time to re-examine the […]

by ahnationtalk on August 16, 201820 Views

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Fighting historic wildfires amid bad ideas and no funding – CP

Source: The Canadian Press Aug 9, 2018  By Edward Struzik, Fellow, Queen’s Institute for Energy and Environmental Policy, School of Policy Studies, Queen’s University, Ontario THE CANADIAN PRESS This article was originally published on The Conversation, an independent and nonprofit source of news, analysis and commentary from academic experts. Disclosure information is available on the original site. […]

by ahnationtalk on August 9, 201815 Views

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MLI Recognized as Top Social Policy Think Tank in North America

OTTAWA, ON (July 18, 2018): Last night, the Macdonald-Laurier Institute’s work on criminal justice reform was recognized for its impact in shaping the public discourse, influencing public policy, and producing high-quality thought leadership on this crucial issue. MLI is humbled and honoured to have received the 2018 Prospect Magazine Think Tank Award for Best North […]

by ahnationtalk on July 19, 201817 Views

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