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October 2018 – The Hill Times Northern Policy Briefing – ITK

The October 31, 2018 Hill Times Newspaper featured a policy briefing in the North. In that brief, there is a submission from ITK President Natan Obed. You can read the brief here: 2018-10-31-HillTimes-policy-briefing Read More: https://www.itk.ca/october-2018-the-hill-times-northern-policy-briefing/

by ahnationtalk on November 2, 201820 Views

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The problem with Canada’s gradual climate policy – Policy Options

The latest report of the UN Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) erases any doubts about the inadequacy of incremental action on climate. In that context, Canada’s gradual approach to climate policy has been exposed as a feckless failure. Rapid, unprecedented and systemic changes in how governments, industries and societies function are required to limit […]

by ahnationtalk on October 26, 201811 Views

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Attawapiskat chief says Mushkegowuk Council needs a policy on cannabis legalization – CBC

State of emergency due to illicit drugs and alcohol has been in place since last November Oct 24, 2018 It’s a remote First Nation that has fought hard against illegal drugs entering the community. Now it is having to deal with one of those drugs becoming legal and entering the community freely. Attawapiskat is among […]

by ahnationtalk on October 24, 20189 Views

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Government must consult First Nations who support development, too: Stephen Buffalo in the National Post – MLI

October 22, 2018 The federal government’s sweeping environmental legislation, which is now before the Senate, has the potential to undermine the hard-won gains of Indigenous people in the natural-resource economy. But C-69 is being rushed through by a government that does not seem to understand its obligations to consult comprehensively with Indigenous peoples. As we […]

by ahnationtalk on October 23, 20187 Views

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Hiking minimum wages has slowed income growth: MLI’s Labour Market Report

OTTAWA, ON (October 19, 2018): The Macdonald-Laurier Institute’s Labour Market Report for Q3, 2018, has been released, with key indicators suggesting that minimum wage hikes have actually slowed real income growth. “Overall the hoped-for boost to household incomes did not materialize for several reasons,” writes MLI Munk Senior Fellow and report author Philip Cross. “The number of […]

by pmnationtalk on October 19, 201811 Views

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OHRC releases new policy guidance on human rights and cannabis

October 11, 2018 Toronto – Today, the Ontario Human Rights Commission (OHRC) released a new policy statement on cannabis and Ontario’s Human Rights Code. “The legalization of cannabis is a new reality in Ontario,” said OHRC Chief Commissioner Renu Mandhane. “But while cannabis laws are changing, this policy statement reminds us that human rights protections […]

by ahnationtalk on October 11, 201816 Views

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Creating the conditions for a dynamic, growing, and inclusive economy: Crowley and Speer for Inside Policy

Rather than a “high-tax, high-transfer agenda,” governments should focus instead on expanding work and opportunity for all Canadians, write Brian Lee Crowley and Sean Speer. By Brian Lee Crowley and Sean Speer, October 3, 2018 A series of MLI studies, commentaries, op-eds, speeches, and presentationshave long warned about the limits of an over-emphasis on income redistribution and an inattention to […]

by pmnationtalk on October 4, 201813 Views

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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, 201820 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, 201818 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, 201816 Views

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