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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, 202034 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, 202043 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, 202029 Views

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Pembina: More investment needed to advance diesel reduction in remote communities

New Pembina Institute report tracks progress on reducing diesel use in remote communities July 6, 2020 OTTAWA — While comparatively good progress has been made toward reducing diesel use in remote communities in the past five years, considerable work is required to meet the federal government’s goal of eliminating diesel-powered electricity and heat in remote […]

by ahnationtalk on July 6, 202035 Views

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Mass incarceration of Indigenous people betrays Ottawa’s reconciliation efforts – Policy Options

June 25, 2020 When Justin Trudeau became prime minister of Canada in 2015, there was considerable hope that there was a partner in Ottawa whom Indigenous peoples could work with to deliver meaningful change. Within months of taking office, he endorsed the calls to action of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission (TRC). He also launched […]

by ahnationtalk on June 25, 202027 Views

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COVID-19 has changed how we respond to northern homelessness   – Policy Options

June 16, 2020 When the first cases of COVID-19 appeared in Canada, the concern was immediately palpable in northern communities. A persistent housing crisis, in combination with inequities in health care access, significantly increases northerners’ vulnerability in the face of a global pandemic. The Northwest Territories Finance Minister was frank in her acknowledgement that the […]

by ahnationtalk on June 17, 202036 Views

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Huu-ay-aht First Nation to get $5M back from federal government – Times Colonist

June 11, 2020 The Huu-ay-aht First Nation of Port Alberni is preparing to get nearly $5 million back from the federal government as a result of policy changes announced in the 2018 budget. The money comes after the federal government said it would no longer require Indigenous groups to repay loans to fund claim negotiations. […]

by ahnationtalk on June 12, 202041 Views

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How Canadian policies can enable Indigenous economic development – Policy Options

When you visit diverse Indigenous communities across Canada, whether they be Inuit, First Nation or Métis, northern or southern, rural or urban, you hear a common refrain: a desire for economic self-sufficiency and real self-determination. But in too many places, the conditions are simply not in place to realize these goals. What can be done […]

by ahnationtalk on June 11, 202054 Views

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Canada needs to remember rural communities as thoughts turn to pandemic recovery: Ken Coates in Black Press Media – MLI

June 1, 2020 As the country continues its struggle to overcome the COVID-19 pandemic, a challenging accounting is underway. The nation’s unemployment rate is extremely high. The number of permanent small business closures is frightening. Long-established major firms are closing down. The Government of Canada, which responded quickly and effectively to quell financial panic, now […]

by ahnationtalk on June 2, 202051 Views

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NPI: Experience North Program – Meet Our Summer Placements!

June 1, 2020 – May was the start of another cohort of Experience North summer placements at Northern Policy Institute (NPI). This year, NPI is happy to welcome six bright young minds to its team! Meet our placements! Abby Shillinglaw lives in New Liskeard and has completed the first three years of her undergraduate B.Sc. […]

by ahnationtalk on June 2, 202059 Views

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