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Stop the economic self-harm and revive the Canadian energy sector: Ken Coates for Inside Policy

May 22, 2020 Governments, and Canadians, are working extremely hard to protect citizens from a pandemic of frightening proportions. Appropriately, governments’ priority has been getting money into the hands of the unemployed and of businesses facing financial ruin due to lockdown measures. Governments have so far done reasonably well at keeping people in their homes, […]

by ahnationtalk on May 25, 20206 Views

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Pandemic shouldn’t impede meaningful Indigenous engagement on Ring of Fire – Policy Options

The Impact Assessment Agency must consider meaningful engagement with First Nations and the public as regional assessment planning forges ahead. Ontario’s “Ring of Fire” is a disputed deposit of minerals within Treaty 9 territory of Northern Ontario. Prior to the escalation of the COVID-19 pandemic, on Feb. 11, 2020, Jonathan Wilkinson, the Minister of Environment […]

by ahnationtalk on May 22, 20209 Views

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Announcing the launch of the Canadian Commission on Democratic Expression

OTTAWA, May 21, 2020 – In light of growing misinformation concerning public health, political disinformation, hate speech and targeted discrimination, the Public Policy Forum (PPF) announces the Canadian Commission on Democratic Expression. The annual Commission will develop policy options to directly address the harmful impacts of digital technologies on Canada’s democratic institutions and public life. […]

by ahnationtalk on May 22, 20206 Views

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NPI: Northern Rural Care: What are my options?

May 14, 2020 – Access to health care in rural communities is a known challenge. Northern Policy Institute’s newest commentary outlines the primary care landscape in Northern Ontario and Ontario, as well as two different potential models of care delivery: Patient Medical Home and Rural Health Hub. The commentary Integration of Care in Northern Ontario: […]

by ahnationtalk on May 14, 20209 Views

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Indigenous Reserve Lands in Canada Face High Flood Risk

April 30, 2020 Nearly every year, Indigenous peoples in First Nations communities face property damage, disrupted livelihoods and the severe social and psychological burdens associated with evacuation due to flooding. Perhaps the most striking example is the recurrent flooding that afflicts the Kashechewan First Nation in Northern Ontario, whose residents have been forced to evacuate […]

by ahnationtalk on April 30, 202013 Views

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How Equalization Failed Alberta in its Time of Need and How to Fix It: New Joint MLI-IIGR report by Thomas and Teresa Courchene

OTTAWA, ON (April 16, 2020): The COVID-19 pandemic will have a severe economic impact on Canada. However, given the current glut of oil supply, Alberta’s economy will be hit especially hard. Despite this, Alberta will still not receive any equalization payments as the current equalization formula deems Alberta to be a “rich” province. In a […]

by ahnationtalk on April 17, 202023 Views

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Covid-19: Working from Home

April 16, 2020 – On the 11th of March the World Health Organization (WHO) declared COVID-19 as a pandemic. Shortly after the Federal and Provincial governments across the country urged Canadians to take up social distancing to slow the spread of the virus. Students, employers and other leaders were encouraged to study and work from […]

by ahnationtalk on April 16, 202017 Views

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The search for reconciliation through accountability – Policy Options

In December 2018, an Inuk woman, the victim of domestic violence, called the RCMP to protect her safety. Instead of being helped, A(M) was arrested, detained, charged and found guilty of drinking in violation of her bail conditions. A similar situation, the case of K(M), had unfolded a year earlier, the justice of the peace […]

by ahnationtalk on April 7, 202022 Views

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OHRC issues policy on government’s human rights obligations during the COVID-19 pandemic

April 2, 2020 TORONTO – Today the Ontario Human Rights Commission (OHRC) released a policy statement to guide all levels of government to adopt a human rights-based approach to managing policy, legal, regulatory, public health and emergency-related responses to the COVID-19 pandemic. Ontario’s and Canada’s COVID-19 responses have already included social policies aimed at keeping […]

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Helping Canada’s Indigenous peoples during COVID-19: Ken Coates in the Toronto Sun – MLI

Indigenous peoples will be hit disproportionately by the health, economic and social consequences of COVID-19. Overcrowding and poor health-care systems leave many vulnerable to the disease itself. Job losses and project delays are adding to the economic crisis. Complications in government policy-making and program delivery will have a detrimental impact as well. Serious disruption has […]

by ahnationtalk on April 2, 202023 Views

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