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Blame Bad Decisions for Crime, Not Structural Racism and Colonialism – FCPP

August 21, 2019 If I were to buy a Tesla, because I thought it was the best car in the world, but had trouble making the payments for it and for my mortgage, and in the end lose my car and my house, who is responsible: the Tesla advertisers, the banks that extend credit, my […]

by ahnationtalk on August 21, 201915 Views

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Indigenous DND employee says he was subjected to debilitating intolerance

Credits: CBC News: The National Steve Morrisey, an Indigenous employee at DND, spent years trying to make the Canadian Forces more inclusive. The department says it has a zero-tolerance policy toward harassment – but Morrisey says the system failed him and he wants to warn other Indigenous people looking to serve. Welcome to The National, […]

by ahnationtalk on August 18, 201934 Views

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BC’s Oil and Gas Commission: industry demands trump public interest, says new report

AUGUST 14, 2019 VANCOUVER—Numerous environmental offences have happened because British Columbia’s Oil and Gas Commission has failed to be tough on the fossil fuel companies it regulates, says a new Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives report that calls for substantial reforms based on the agency’s track record over the past two decades. The report released […]

by pnationtalk on August 14, 201934 Views

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FCPP: Indigenous Protestors Start Blocking Roads

August 13, 2019 The Southern Chiefs’ Organization (SCO) is organizing protests to slow down traffic and inconvenience thousands of Manitoban heading to cottage country.  Friday saw the first disruption on number one highway to Lake of the Woods. Chief Jerry Daniels explained: “We’re the original owners of this land and most marginalized. Our children don’t […]

by pnationtalk on August 14, 201920 Views

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Council of Canadian Academies: Building the future of federal science

August 8, 2019 – Ottawa, ON The work of federal scientists is essential to support the health, security, and well-being of people in Canada, from exploring the high Arctic, to safeguarding the effective and ethical use of AI, to ensuring the food that ends up on our dinner plates is safe to eat. Their work […]

by pnationtalk on August 8, 201930 Views

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Canada must respect Indigenous cannabiz laws – Policy Options

August 1, 2019 The cannabis industry in Canada, which may be worth $5 billion by 2021, could provide urgently needed employment and revenue to Indigenous communities. In order for this success to be realized, however, Canada and the provinces must not repeat the predatory behaviour of past governments. The near extinction of the plains bison […]

by ahnationtalk on August 1, 201946 Views

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Human Capital Series part 2/3: Hey you in the Northeast!

25 July, 2019 – The next four reports from the UPDATED Northern Projections: Human Capital Series have been released. These reports explore demographic and labour market trends as well as projections into the future of Northeastern Ontario, specifically in the districts of Cochrane, Timiskaming, Nipissing, and Parry Sound. Below are some key recommendations found in […]

by ahnationtalk on July 26, 201932 Views

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Express Scripts Canada Releases Indigenous Relations Policy

Express Scripts Canada Releases Indigenous Relations Policy Mississauga, July 25, 2019 – As part of their larger commitment to building relationships with Indigenous communities, Express Scripts Canada (ESC) has released its Indigenous Relations Policy that can be found on the Indigenous commitment page of their website. The policy highlights how ESC will achieve its positive […]

by pmnationtalk on July 25, 2019223 Views

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Webinar: Property Transfer Tax Under the FMA

In the above webinar, FNTC Legal Counsel Marie Potvin breaks down property transfer tax under the FMA into seven essential topics, including defining PTT, provincial regimes, PTT under the FMA, implementation, administrative requirements, law development and next steps. Below are some highlights. What is PTT? PTT is a tax that is levied each time a […]

by aanationtalk on July 22, 201975 Views

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A New Agenda for Indigenous Economic Empowerment: MLI study by John Paul and Ken Coates

OTTAWA, ON (July 18, 2019): With a federal election approaching, politicians and policy-makers must re-evaluate Indigenous policy. Financial transfers and program spending are not helping First Nation communities get ahead. The status quo of Indigenous living standards and quality of life is not acceptable to Indigenous peoples or to Canadians as a whole. Clearly, a new […]

by ahnationtalk on July 19, 201936 Views

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The Two Cultures Today: Crisis in Knowledge Translation – FCPP

July 13, 2019 We are nearly twenty years into the 21st century, and we have not overcome what C. P. Snow called the conflict of Two Cultures—the culture of science and the culture of the humanities. Speaking two different languages, these cultures are unable to reach understanding. The clash between the two groups originally emerged […]

by ahnationtalk on July 15, 201958 Views

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CCPA: Future trade deals must give priority to people and planet over corporations: Report

Ottawa / Washington, D.C. / New York, NY / Mexico City, Mexico—With ratification of NAFTA 2.0 still up in the air in the U.S. and Canada, a new international report contrasts the deeply flawed agreement with proposals for a more progressive and truly fair trade regime. Beyond NAFTA 2.0: A Trade Agenda for People and […]

by ahnationtalk on July 15, 201938 Views

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PPF: The Future is Due North

Canada’s North covers nearly 40% of the country’s land mass and its icebergs, polar bears and Northern Lights are symbols closely tied to Canada’s identity. But the North is more than just symbols — it’s a dynamic place with diverse peoples, cultures, communities, economies, lands, waters and governance structures. The success of the North is […]

by ahnationtalk on July 15, 201941 Views

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New and Updated Northern Projections: Human Capital Series – Part 1/3

June 4, 2019 – The first four reports from the UPDATED Northern Projections: Human Capital Series have been released! These reports explore demographic and labour market trends in Northeastern Ontario, specifically, the districts of Sudbury, Greater Sudbury, Manitoulin and Algoma. Some key recommendations from the reports are as follows: Market the districts as a desirable […]

by pnationtalk on July 5, 201942 Views

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CCPA: Fossil-Power Top 50 launched

Who’s who of Canada’s fossil fuel industry in a publicly accessible database July 3, 2019 (VANCOUVER) What do Suncor, Encana, the Royal Bank of Canada, the Fraser Institute and 46 other companies and organizations have in common? They are among the entities that make up the most influential fossil fuel industry players in Canada. Today, […]

by ahnationtalk on July 4, 201954 Views

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Trudeau’s paradoxical definition of Indigenous consent – Policy Options

The latest cabinet approval of the Trans Mountain pipeline came less than a day after the federal government declared a climate emergency. While the irony was a dream for satirists, it wasn’t the biggest contradiction of the day. Instead, it was Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s bizarre definition of free, prior, and informed consent (FPIC) with […]

by ahnationtalk on June 28, 201954 Views

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Figuring out the Who, Where, How and What to Implement UNDRIP in Canada – CIGI

June 27, 2019 The Canadian government has signed the United Nations Declaration for the Rights of Indigenous Peoples (UNDRIP) but so far, little action has been made to implement the landmark declaration in Canada. With a new federal election on the horizon, politicians have taken note; Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, recently said he will […]

by ahnationtalk on June 27, 201987 Views

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Maximizing Opportunities for Economic Growth in Rural Canada – Minister Jordan launches Canada’s Rural Economic Development and Connectivity Strategies

From: Infrastructure Canada Minister Jordan launches Canada’s Rural Economic Development and Connectivity Strategies New Ross, Nova Scotia, June 27, 2019 — Strong, connected and prosperous rural communities are key to Canada’s culture, social fabric and economic success. Residents of these communities know what they need to thrive, which is why the Honourable Bernadette Jordan, Canada’s […]

by ahnationtalk on June 27, 201995 Views

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UNDRIP Won’t Help Marginalized Aboriginals – FCPP

June 25, 2019 Bill C-262, the proposed legislation requiring Canadian laws to meet an undefined measure of compliance with the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Aboriginal Peoples (UNDRIP) is being held up by Conservative senators. Tax paying Canadians should be thankful. Advocates of the Bill say that the legislation will create no additional […]

by ahnationtalk on June 26, 201979 Views

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MLI welcomes prominent Indigenous leaders as senior fellows

OTTAWA, ON (June 20, 2019): MLI is pleased to formally welcome our newest Senior Fellows, Stephen Buffalo and Sharleen Gale. They will be contributing to the Institute’s growing body of work on Indigenous issues, particularly the ever-expanding role that many First Nations are playing as partners in the natural resource economy. A proud member of the Samson […]

by pnationtalk on June 24, 201958 Views

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Policy Approaches to Harmful Content Online – Summary Report

Canadian society has the resources to operate more effectively than violent extremists — and at scale — said panelists at two PPF events on countering radicalization online. Participants made recommendations in four policy areas to combat hate that festers without intervention, which not only threatens public safety, but the human rights and lived-experiences of all […]

by pnationtalk on June 24, 201947 Views

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“Everyone at the Table!” Government of Canada announces the first-ever Food Policy for Canada

From: Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada June 17, 2019 – Montreal, Quebec – Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada Canadian foods are recognized worldwide for the highest standards of quality and food safety. Responsible for one in eight jobs across the country, our food sector is a powerhouse of the economy, particularly in our rural communities. However, more […]

by ahnationtalk on June 17, 201983 Views

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How to break the pipeline logjam: MLI study by Joseph Quesnel and Ken Coates

OTTAWA, ON (June 17, 2019):  As the June 18 deadline for federal Cabinet to approve the Trans Mountain expansion project looms and an election campaign approaches, Canadians of all regions are reminded how critical oil and gas pipelines are to Canada’s economy. Moreover, controversial bills affecting energy projects, such as Bill C-48, Bill C-69, and […]

by ahnationtalk on June 17, 201959 Views

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Governments and project managers need First Nation input at development table: Sharleen Gale In The Toronto Sun – MLI

June 17, 2019 The key to continued First Nation success will not be found in changes or advancements to government programs and services. Instead, it’s rooted in the willingness and leadership of governments and the private sector to support a new era of Indigenous business leadership. We must ask ourselves what is preventing First Nations […]

by ahnationtalk on June 17, 201956 Views

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MLI launches “A Mandate for Canada” project

OTTAWA, ON (June 14, 2019): How do we break the pipeline logjam? How do we move forward on reconciling with Indigenous peoples? Does Canada need a national pharmacare system? Is a carbon tax the best way to reduce greenhouse gas emissions? How should we deal with China? And the Trump administration in the US? As […]

by ahnationtalk on June 14, 201942 Views

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MLI experts available for comment on C-48, C-69 and Trans Mountain

OTTAWA, ON (June 12, 2019): It has been a busy week in the national debate over the development of energy resources and the Macdonald-Laurier Institute’s experts are available to comment on what it all means for Canadians. The government’s legislation banning tanker traffic on the north west coast, Bill C-48, will go to a vote […]

by ahnationtalk on June 13, 201939 Views

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Canada ranks in the middle of the pack for family-friendly policies among wealthy countries

NEW YORK and TORONTO, 13 June 2019 – Canada ranks 19th in paid leave available for mothers and is tied for last place in paid leave reserved for fathers or second parents, according to a new UNICEF report, which ranks 41 wealthy countries on their family-friendly policies. The UNICEF report — Are the world’s richest […]

by ahnationtalk on June 13, 201959 Views

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Pipelines key to raising living standards in remote, poor Indigenous communities – Fraser Institute

June 11, 2019 CALGARY—A large number of small, remote and fairly poor First Nations in British Columbia and Alberta support pipelines because they stand to gain substantially from them, finds a new study released today by the Fraser Institute, an independent, non-partisan Canadian public policy think-tank. “Pipelines can be economic lifelines for many remote Indigenous […]

by ahnationtalk on June 12, 201965 Views

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MLI: Newman, Major warn of serious issues with C-262

OTTAWA, ON (June 4, 2019): The Senate Standing Committee on Aboriginal Peoples is currently considering Bill C-262, which aims to bring Canadian laws into harmony with the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples (UNDRIP). MLI Munk Senior Fellow Dwight Newman will be testifying before the Senate Standing Committee on the proposed legislation on June 4 at […]

by ahnationtalk on June 4, 201937 Views

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Indigenous Access To Capital Is Necessary For Reconciliation: New MLI Report

OTTAWA, ON (May 2, 2019): By now, many Canadians understand that an increasing number of Indigenous communities are full partners when it comes to resource development in Canada.  Indeed, several First Nations are considering pursuing partial or even full ownership of the Trans Mountain pipeline. However, despite progress, many hurdles remain in place for First […]

by ahnationtalk on May 2, 2019189 Views

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Charting a Path to Economic Reconciliation with Indigenous Peoples: New MLI Commentary

OTTAWA, ON (April 25, 2019) If Canadian policy-makers are serious about reconciliation, what should they be doing about it? To help answer this question, MLI has published a new commentary titled Charting a Path to Economic Reconciliation with Indigenous Peoples. This commentary sets out five concrete ideas to advance a real reconciliation agenda with Indigenous peoples. This publication […]

by pnationtalk on May 2, 201961 Views

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2018/2019 Donner Prize Winner Announced

INDIGENOUS NATIONALS, CANADIAN CITIZENS: FROM FIRST CONTACT TO CANADA 150 AND BEYOND WINS THE $50,000 PRIZE TORONTO MAY 1, 2019 – The winner of the 2018/2019 Donner Prize was announced tonight by David Dodge, Chair of the Donner Prize Jury, in Toronto. The awards gala at The Carlu was hosted by broadcaster Amanda Lang. Thomas J. […]

by pnationtalk on May 2, 201997 Views

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Fraser Institute: Establishing clear consultation guidelines, recognizing Indigenous property rights key to providing certainty for pipelines, resource projects

May 02, 2019 CALGARY—The federal government could provide greater certainty for major resource development projects—such as pipelines—by establishing clear consultation guidelines and recognizing Indigenous property rights, finds a new study released today by the Fraser Institute, an independent, non-partisan Canadian public policy think-tank. “Uncertainty surrounding Indigenous consultations is the biggest impediment to resource development in […]

by pnationtalk on May 2, 201948 Views

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Blood Tribe Elder coming to the Hat to speak out against upcoming federal government policy – Medicine Hat News

April 25, 2019 A Blood Tribe Elder is hosting a talk Saturday at Medicine Hat College about upcoming developments in relations between Indigenous peoples and the federal government. Ross Cross Child says Prime Minister Justin Trudeau is following in his father’s footsteps by attempting to assimilate Indigenous people, as Pierre Elliott Trudeau did with his […]

by ahnationtalk on April 25, 2019107 Views

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New governments in Ontario and Quebec drive surprising job growth: MLI Labour Market Report

OTTAWA, ON (April 18, 2019): Canada has been experiencing surprising growth in employment despite a consistently-sluggish economy. And, even though job numbers are looking good, wage growth remains stagnant. What explains these contradictions? To make sense of all this “noise,” the Macdonald-Laurier Institute has released its Labour Market Report for Q1, 2019. Report author and MLI Munk Senior […]

by pnationtalk on April 22, 2019106 Views

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Government of Canada announces investment in Northwest Territories’ women’s organizations

From: Status of Women Canada Four projects from the Northwest Territories are receiving funding to ensure women’s organizations can continue providing essential supports to women and their families April 15, 2019 – Yellowknife, Northwest Territories – Department for Women and Gender Equality Women’s organizations provide vital services in our communities, supporting women and girls to […]

by ahnationtalk on April 15, 2019156 Views

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The propriety of Wilson-Raybould’s taped conversation: Brian Lee Crowley for Inside Policy

At a difficult time, Jody Wilson-Raybould made a courageous decision to put principle before political expediency, writes Brian Lee Crowley. By Brian Lee Crowley, April 5, 2019 Last week Jody Wilson-Raybould, the former Justice Minister and Attorney General, surprised many observers by revealing that she had recorded a conversation between herself and the then-Clerk of […]

by pnationtalk on April 8, 201964 Views

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FCPP: Saskatchewan Chiefs’ Wage Disparity

April 05, 2019 In the age of transparency, fairness, and equity this infographic demonstrates how spectacularly different the Saskatchewan Chiefs’ total compensation per registered member across 13 reserves in Saskatchewan. The highest paid per capita Chief of Kinistin Saulteaux Nation makes $50 per capita while the lowest paid Chief of Mitawasis only makes $21 per […]

by pnationtalk on April 5, 201970 Views

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CIGI: Curbing Cultural Appropriation in the Fashion Industry

April 03, 2019 The fashion industry has faced several accusations of cultural appropriation over the past decade. For example, American clothing retailer Urban Outfitters made headlines in 2011 when it issued Navajo-themed items, including underwear with traditional patterns, much to the discontent of the Navajo Nation. Likewise, French designer Isabel Marant was criticized in 2015 […]

by pnationtalk on April 5, 201963 Views

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Dalhousie administrator’s controversial book shortlisted for $50K Donner Prize – Reston Recorder

TORONTO — A book on campus debate by Dalhousie University’s interim president that stirred controversy at the Halifax school is among the books shortlisted for the $50,000 Donner Prize. Peter MacKinnon’s “University Commons Divided: Exploring Debate and Dissent on Campus” (University of Toronto Press) is one of five finalists for the award recognizing the best […]

by ahnationtalk on April 3, 201972 Views

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Donner Prize Announces the 2018/2019 shortlist

TORONTO, APRIL 2, 2019 – Ken Whyte, Chair of the Donner Canadian Foundation, today announced the shortlist for the 2018/2019 Donner Prize, the award recognizing the best public policy book by a Canadian. “The Donner Prize jury has always selected books that are exceptional works of public policy research, writing and thinking from leading Canadian […]

by ahnationtalk on April 2, 201966 Views

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Resource Works – Policy Note: A closer look at Bill C-48, the proposed ban on shipping oil along British Columbia’s north coast

After careful consideration, we’ve found that Bill C-48 comes up short in striking a balance between environmental and economic interests. One of the most difficult tasks facing any Canadian government in recent years (and for years to come) is striking the right balance between the vast benefits Canadians derive from their natural resource industries and […]

by ahnationtalk on March 27, 2019111 Views

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Getting past the politics of the SNC-Lavalin case: New MLI Commentary

OTTAWA, ON (March 21, 2019): News watchers in Canada have had front row seats to the so-called “LavScam,” along with all the political games that accompany such a scandal. Putting aside optics and politics though, what does the SNC-Lavalin case actually mean? And what changes should the government implement to prevent similar scandals from erupting? A […]

by ahnationtalk on March 21, 2019328 Views

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MLI Explains: Indigenous Participation in the Resource Economy – MLI

March 18, 2019 MLI Munk Senior Fellow Ken Coates debunks some misconceptions regarding Indigenous peoples in Canada and their role in the natural resource economy. Read More: https://www.macdonaldlaurier.ca/mli-explains-indigenous-participation-resource-economy/

by ahnationtalk on March 19, 201976 Views

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Province Releases Our Way Forward: Manitoba’s Culture Policy and Action Plan

March 12, 2019 First New Culture and Creative Framework in a Generation: Cox Following the first review of Manitoba’s cultural policy in nearly three decades, the province has released an action plan that will guide the decision-making process for Manitoba’s cultural and creative industries, Sport, Culture and Heritage Minister Cathy Cox announced today. “Our government […]

by pmnationtalk on March 12, 2019124 Views

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Fraser Institute: Ontario plummets in annual ranking of mining investment attractiveness; four other Canadian jurisdictions among top 10 worldwide

February 28, 2019 CALGARY—Saskatchewan is the world’s third most attractive jurisdiction for mining investment, while Ontario fades in the eyes of mining investors amid increased regulatory uncertainty and concerns about disputed land claims, finds the latest Annual Survey of Mining Companies released today by the Fraser Institute, an independent, non-partisan Canadian public policy think-tank. “The […]

by ahnationtalk on March 1, 2019104 Views

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Public needs to know pipelines are the best way to go: Joseph Quesnel in the Hill Times – MLI

February 26, 2019 The issue of increased pipeline capacity is front and centre on Parliament Hill as protesters with a truck convoy originating from the West converged on Ottawa last week to push legislators to end delays on critical pipeline projects. Provincial politicians—in response to federal inaction on pipelines—are acting on their own. Just recently, […]

by ahnationtalk on February 28, 201988 Views

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Montreal Economic Institute – Trans Mountain: Some good news, but the saga is far from over

Montreal, February 22, 2019 – The MEI salutes the National Energy Board’s decision to recommend that the federal government move forward with the Trans Mountain pipeline expansion project. Nonetheless, this saga is far from over, and shows once again that Canada’s energy project approval process remains burdensome and inefficient. “It takes forever to get an […]

by ahnationtalk on February 25, 2019122 Views

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Cornwallis And Ryerson: Heros Or Villians? – FCPP

February 20, 2019 How much of a hero do you have to be to warrant a statue? How much of a villain do you have to be to have your name stripped from streets, bridges, or schools? The brouhaha surrounding the memory of Edward Cornwallis and Egerton Ryerson means that Canadians and their governmental representatives […]

by ahnationtalk on February 20, 2019119 Views

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Northern Policy Institute Welcomes New Executive & Directors

February 15, 2019 – Northern Policy Institute (NPI) is pleased to announce the appointment of our Officers for 2018-2019 as well as the addition of two new Directors to our Board. Dawn Madahbee Leach was appointed Chair of NPI at our AGM held in Thunder Bay on December 11, 2018. Madahbee Leach, Executive Director of […]

by pmnationtalk on February 20, 2019153 Views

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