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Black leaders are nearly non-existent on Canadian boards according to Ryerson’s Diversity Institute’s new study of Canadian board diversity

Analysis of eight Canadian cities and five sectors shows women, Black people and other racialized persons under-represented as board of directors. Toronto, ON, August 6, 2020: While progress is being made for some groups, Black leaders are mostly absent from Canadian boards of directors, according PDF fileto a new report by Ryerson University’s Diversity Institute […]

by ahnationtalk on August 6, 202016 Views

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Major new study by Ken Coates shows tremendous progress on Indigenous engagement with the resource economy

OTTAWA, ON (August 5, 2020): The Supreme Court of Canada recently dismissed a legal challenge by a small group of First Nations in BC aimed at stopping the TMX pipeline expansion. In so doing, they sent an important signal about the long-term viability of the oil and gas industry in Canada. However, it would be […]

by ahnationtalk on August 6, 20203 Views

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New report suggests passenger rail service ‘doesn’t make sense’ for northern Ontario – Timmins Today

Advocacy group for passenger rail in northern Ontario says Northern Policy Institute report has ‘thrown a wrench’ into its efforts. But the think tank’s president and CEO is encouraging passenger rail proponents to take a closer look at its research A report recently released by the Northern Policy Institute (NPI) suggests that passenger rail service […]

by ahnationtalk on July 24, 20206 Views

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Equity Concerns In The Context Of COVID-19: A Focus On First Nations, Inuit, And Métis Communities In Canada

Authors Saint-Girons, Marie Joh-Carnella, Nicolette Lefebvre, Rachael Blackstock, Cindy Fallon, Barbara Source Toronto, ON: Child Welfare Research Portal. COVID-19 and the quarantine measures put in place to stop its spread have had a devastating and far-reaching impact around the world. Since it was first detected, the virus has infected and killed people from all backgrounds, […]

by ahnationtalk on July 23, 20209 Views

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Carbon Capture, Utilization and Storage: It’s Time to Act

OTTAWA, ON, July 21, 2020  – The Energy Future Forum is pleased to release its first policy position paper on Canada’s quest for a clean energy future that meets environmental and economic goals. It calls on the federal government to immediately lend support to the development and implementation of Canadas unique Carbon Capture, Utilization and […]

by ahnationtalk on July 22, 202012 Views

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The Thin Case for Passenger Rail in Ontario’s Northern Regions

July 16, 2020 – Passenger rail has been the subject of debate in Ontario’s northern regions for as long as anyone can remember. Most recently arguments have been put forward in support of passenger rail on the basis of; tourism, connectivity, equity, and economic spin off. Given this renewed enthusiasm, Northern Policy Institute posed the […]

by ahnationtalk on July 17, 202010 Views

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What role can journalism schools play in reconciliation? – Policy Options

The TRC called on journalism schools to require Indigenous history education. How does a new generation of journalists learn to report differently? Community members from Kiashke Zaaging Anishinaabek-Gull Bay First Nation (KZA) stood in silence around the crackling fire, while one of its leaders sang a haunting, beautiful prayer of thanks in Anishinaabemowin (Ojibwe). After […]

by ahnationtalk on July 16, 202018 Views

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Canadians Want Economic Recovery to Include Nature Conservation & Indigenous Stewardship

Ottawa: July 7, 2020   As the country focuses on restoring public health and the economy in the face of COVID-19, most Canadians continue to want the federal government to prioritize nature protection. According to a new poll, they view conservation as an important part of economic recovery. And nearly three in four Canadians support federal […]

by ahnationtalk on July 7, 202018 Views

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IISD: Seven principles to align COVID-19 recovery with Canada’s climate commitments—new report shown to key federal ministers

Leading environmental organizations endorse new green recovery guidelines, including strict conditions on oil and gas industry July 7, 2020, Ottawa—As the federal government works out its COVID-19 economic recovery, the International Institute for Sustainable Development (IISD) today released seven principles that outline a roadmap for meeting Canada’s 2050 climate commitments while spurring economic resiliency and […]

by ahnationtalk on July 7, 202018 Views

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Policy Brief: Indigenous-Led Conservation Job and Economic Opportunities that Work for Nature

New federal investments in Indigenous Guardians and Indigenous Protected and Conserved Areas will create immediate, vital new jobs in Indigenous communities across the country. New investments in this work will help transform local and regional economies – particularly in remote and Northern communities – towards a more sustainable future. It will offer new job opportunities […]

by ahnationtalk on July 7, 202012 Views

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