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How to really help Canada’s Indigenous peoples in a time of crisis: Ken Coates for Inside Policy

March 30, 2020 It is axiomatic that Indigenous peoples will be hit disproportionately by the health, economic and social consequences of the coronavirus. This, sadly, is typically the fate of marginalized people in times of national crisis. Overcrowding and poor health care systems leave many Indigenous peoples vulnerable to the disease itself. Job losses and […]

by ahnationtalk on March 31, 202012 Views

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Assembly of First Nations Declares State of Emergency on COVID-19 Pandemic

Assembly of First Nations Declares State of Emergency on COVID-19 Pandemic OTTAWA, March 24, 2020 – The Assembly of First Nations (AFN) is officially declaring a State of Emergency for First Nations regarding the COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic. The AFN is pressing for immediate increases in funding for First Nations and full involvement in all discussions […]

by pmnationtalk on March 24, 202090 Views

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OHRC policy statement on the COVID-19 pandemic

March 13, 2020 Disclaimer: This statement does not constitute legal advice. The OHRC encourages individuals and organizations to take universal precautions based on the most current advice from Public Health officials. The OHRC continues to monitor the evolving situation and will update this statement on an ongoing basis as needed. Overview Following the lead of […]

by ahnationtalk on March 13, 202047 Views

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Grand Council Treaty#3 Travel Restrictions

March 12, 2020 Ogichidaa Kavanaugh has recommended that travel restrictions be implemented in an effort to protect citizens and our communities from the COVID-19 virus. The COVID-19 virus has been declared a pandemic by the World Health Organization. We all have a role and responsibility in making decisions that support the health and well being […]

by ahnationtalk on March 12, 202040 Views

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Pipeline Dispute: Delicate Decisions Ahead, with Much at Stake: Ken Coates in The Epoch Times – MLI

March 4th, 2020 What is at stake in the current pipeline dispute? Few episodes in Canada’s recent past have attracted national and global attention as have the anti-pipeline protests and rail blockades in solidarity with the Wet’suwet’en hereditary chiefs. Fuelled by well-financed and media-wise environmental organizations and accelerated by legitimate Indigenous frustrations and internal political […]

by ahnationtalk on March 5, 202038 Views

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A tale of two fundamentally different crises in Canada – Policy Options

March 4, 2020 Over the past few weeks, Canadians have been seized by two crises: the spread of the coronavirus and the blockades set up across the country to protest construction of the Coastal GasLink pipeline in traditional Wet’suwet’en territory in British Columbia. Both meet the three conditions that define a crisis: they are unexpected, […]

by ahnationtalk on March 5, 202035 Views

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The shifting lens through which Canadians see the Wet’suwet’en crisis – Policy Options

Canadians don’t just want things to get back to normal; they want things to get better. The country has moved on from where it was in 1990. Canadians have lived through many confrontations over Indigenous rights and resource development, but few have had such high stakes as the one that erupted last month and is […]

by ahnationtalk on March 2, 202032 Views

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Teck Frontier cancellation: Uncertainty is costing Canadians

Montreal, February 24, 2020 – The decision by Teck Resources to abandon its Frontier oilsands mine project in northern Alberta shows once again that Canada’s regulatory, legal, and political environment entails unreasonable delays and uncertainty that chases investors away. “In Canada, getting an energy infrastructure project approved and implemented is a real challenge, even when […]

by ahnationtalk on February 24, 202041 Views

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Give the Wet’suwet’en space to conduct their law-making, away from barricades – Policy Options

February 24, 2020 In 1986, in preparation for the Delgamuukw land rights trial that would be held in the Supreme Court of British Columbia, an all clans feast was held in in Wet’suwet’en territory, in the northwestern central interior of the province. The feast was organized to help establish that there were no overlaps in […]

by ahnationtalk on February 24, 202064 Views

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Indigenous DNA database should be managed by its people – Policy Options

Indigenous communities, not the RCMP, should be the ones to collect and store their DNA for use in investigating missing persons. Canada’s use of DNA collection and analysis was expanded in March 2018 through the creation of five new DNA databases. Three were created for humanitarian purposes, and the other two are for criminal investigations. […]

by ahnationtalk on February 21, 202049 Views

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First Nations and natural resources: A different picture – Montreal Economic Institute

Montreal, February 12, 2020 – Protests are taking place across the country as certain members of First Nations express their opposition to the Coastal GasLink energy project in British Columbia. Yet according to Germain Belzile, Senior Associate Researcher at the MEI, we must keep in mind that the democratically elected band councils of the communities […]

by ahnationtalk on February 12, 2020101 Views

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Soaring debt puts Canada’s sluggish economy at risk: Cross Quarterly Economic Report

OTTAWA, ON (January 29, 2020) As the economy continues to trudge along with persistently slow economic growth, there are worrying signs that Canada’s economy is vulnerable to a global downturn. MLI Munk Senior Fellow Philip Cross’s latest quarterly quarterly economic report, titled “Excessive debt leaves Canada vulnerable to global economic slowdown,” reflects on the state […]

by ahnationtalk on January 29, 202046 Views

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Despite soaring Indigenous incarceration, minimum sentencing persists – Policy Options

Inflexible sentencing is a pipeline to federal prisons for Indigenous offenders. As over-representation soars, it’s puzzling why the laws remain unchanged. It is impossible to know how hard the federal government is working to address Indigenous over-representation in Canada’s federal prisons, but it is clear it is not working very effectively. Indigenous people now make […]

by ahnationtalk on January 27, 2020114 Views

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NPI: Come North Planning Conferences – You’re Invited!

16 January 2020 – Two conferences are coming to Northern Ontario. Come North – Population Growth Strategy Planning Conferences will be taking place in Temiskaming Shores on February 11-13, and in Thunder Bay on February 18-20. The conferences are designed around information sharing, planning and coordination. During these three -day conferences, attendees will participate in […]

by ahnationtalk on January 16, 2020104 Views

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The Rise Of The Anishinabek Nation: Self-Government For The Status Quo? – Yellowhead Institute

IN JUST A FEW WEEKS, Anishinaabeg (at least those in the province of Ontario) will vote on the Anishinaabek Nation Governance Agreement (ANGA). The Agreement has been under negotiation for over twenty years, with a tremendous amount of support and hope invested from Anishinaabe communities. In fact, the self-government provisions are limited to what already […]

by ahnationtalk on January 15, 202095 Views

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Why Canada’s North Warning System Needs an Overhaul: New MLI Commentary

OTTAWA, ON (January 14, 2020): Regardless of the party in power, the federal government has been notorious for dropping the ball when it comes to Canada’s national defence. Good examples can be found in the government’s failures to modernize our North Warning System (NWS) and expand the scope of the North American Aerospace Defense Command […]

by ahnationtalk on January 15, 202083 Views

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Call for Applications – QIA’s Social Policy Committee

January 10, 2020 EVENT: Call for Applications; Qikiqtani Inuit Association, Social Policy Committee, youth representative. The Qikiqtani Inuit Association (QIA) is looking for energetic and dynamic individuals to fill the following committee position. To be considered, candidates must be actively and personally committed to represent the interest of Qikiqtani Inuit and have a sound understanding […]

by ahnationtalk on January 13, 2020107 Views

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A Work in Progress: Measuring Wage Gaps for Women and Minorities in the Canadian Labour Market

January 9, 2020 – Wage gaps between men and women and white, Indigenous, and visible minority groups persist, despite a wide range of federal and provincial legislation intended to close them, according to a new report from the C.D. Howe Institute. In “A Work in Progress: Measuring Wage Gaps for Women and Minorities in the […]

by ahnationtalk on January 9, 2020187 Views

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CAP on C-92 coming into Force: A biased process resulted in a biased policy

January 8th 2020 (Ottawa, ON) – On January 1st 2020, Bill C-92, “An Act respecting First Nations, Inuit and Métis children, youth and families”, came into force. The stated purpose of this legislation is “to affirm the rights and jurisdiction of Indigenous peoples in relation to child and family services”. It claims to respect “the […]

by ahnationtalk on January 9, 202071 Views

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Cultural Appropriation Keeps Happening Because Clear Laws Simply Don’t Exist – CIGI Online

December 24, 2019 Gucci, Dior, Valentino, Carolina Herrera, DSquared — countless top fashion labels have been in hot water over claims of cultural appropriation. Not a day goes by that news outlets don’t report on yet another example. But, despite the outrage and the backlash, high-profile brands and public figures continue to make headlines and […]

by ahnationtalk on January 6, 202079 Views

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Groups from Across Canada Join Initiative to Get Climate and Energy Policy Working Together

The Energy Future Forum (EFF), a new pan-Canadian initiative to develop policy answers that reduce greenhouse gas emissions and strengthen the economy, was officially launched on Dec. 16 at a meeting in Toronto. It’s an “unprecedented effort to find common cause in addressing Canada’s climate and energy challenges,” said PPF’s Edward Greenspon. New initiative seeks […]

by ahnationtalk on December 16, 2019155 Views

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The frustration in the West over energy policy is very, very real – The Globe and Mail

If one were to look back to review the biggest political mistakes in Canadian history, the National Energy Program (NEP) imposed in 1980 would rank pretty high on any list. Not only was it disastrous economically for the West – it was disastrous in terms of national unity. It cemented what had been an already […]

by ahnationtalk on December 16, 2019157 Views

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Unicef Canada: Top 5 policies to defend childhood in 2020

TORONTO, 13 December 2019 – The Prime Minister of Canada released ministerial mandate letters to guide federal ministers during the 43rd Parliament. Canada ranks 25 out of 41 wealthy countries in child and youth well-being, a middling position that has persisted for more than a decade. Kids in Canada have one chance at childhood; they […]

by ahnationtalk on December 16, 2019146 Views

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Pembina Institute: Alberta’s regulations fail to effectively address major sources of emissions

Dec. 13, 2019 Federal government would put Canada’s climate ambition at risk if Alberta’s weak methane regulations are approved Alberta needs to improve its oil and gas methane regulations significantly before they go to the federal government for approval. The current regulations will fail to meet Canada’s methane reduction targets of 40 to 45 per […]

by ahnationtalk on December 13, 2019212 Views

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PE Government: New policy to strengthen diversity and inclusion in the provincial public service

Celebrating the 2019 International Human Rights Day, the Government of Prince Edward Island is pleased to announce its new Diversity and Inclusion Policy that supports creating an inclusive and welcoming workplace by recognizing and acknowledging the value of diversity and inclusion and of being reflective of our diverse population. The new Diversity and Inclusion Policy […]

by ahnationtalk on December 10, 2019114 Views

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Indigenous participation in energy sector an exercise in Indigenous self-determination, economic development: Joseph Quesnel in the Hill Times

December 3, 2019 Now that the dust has settled from the election, the newly re-elected Liberal government will have to take stock of this election campaign and what issues were missed. For Indigenous communities, much was lost or distorted. When a group called Climate Justice Edmonton attempted to hold a “climate strike” in Edmonton on […]

by ahnationtalk on December 3, 2019115 Views

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A chance to forge a fiscal relationship with Indigenous peoples – Policy Options

December 3, 2019 History tells us that minority governments in Canada can be shaky and unpredictable. But along with volatility and risk, there’s also an upside for political leaders who choose cooperation over conflict. One such opportunity lies in government-wide policies that will set Canada’s relationship with Indigenous peoples on a solid path toward reconciliation […]

by ahnationtalk on December 3, 2019148 Views

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IISD: Fossil fuel subsidies undermine BC’s efforts on climate change

Winnipeg – British Columbia has long held a reputation for being one of the most environmentally friendly provinces in Canada, but, according to a new report, it is also one of the country’s top supporters of the fossil fuel industry. The Global Subsidies Initiative of the International Institute for Sustainable Development found that BC’s subsidies […]

by aanationtalk on November 27, 2019113 Views

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Climate Policy Program Leads with Indigenous Youth Voices – Alternatives Journal

Nov 24 2019 Brandon Kyikavichik and Dominique Souris are helping communities adapt to climate change with their new platform FutureXChange. Earlier this month, 15 youth from across Canada gathered in Inuvik, Northwest Territories as part of the FutureXChange Program, designed to connect and equip them to collaborate on new community projects to help adapt to […]

by ahnationtalk on November 25, 2019123 Views

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MLI Experts Available to Comment on New Cabinet

Ottawa, ON (November 20, 2019): The federal government led by Prime Minister Justin Trudeau is set to formally reveal its new cabinet at the swearing in ceremony at Rideau Hall this afternoon. What do new faces in key portfolios mean for public policy in Canada? What are the key challenges the new ministers will face, […]

by ahnationtalk on November 21, 201985 Views

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NPI: What is discussed at the table doesn’t stay at the table

November 14, 2019 – These two reports were created by compiling key points and topics from each table discussion that occurred at Northern Policy Institute’s 2017 and 2018 State of the North Conferences. State of the North is an annual conference that explores how Northern leaders and policy experts can come together to find ways […]

by ahnationtalk on November 15, 2019125 Views

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NPI: Northern Perspectives: Rural Ontario Foresight Papers

November 12, 2019 The Rural Ontario Foresight Papers is a collection of six papers on selected themes as prepared by expert authors. Each Foresight Paper explores a particular topic in view of the current situation in rural and northern Ontario and looks ahead to what directions various stakeholders, governments or non-profits might follow in order to […]

by ahnationtalk on November 13, 201988 Views

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Ryerson U Diversity Institute: Women and racialized minority representation in Montreal’s senior leadership on the rise

MONTREAL, Nov. 12, 2019  – A new study shows that the representation of women and racialized minorities in senior leadership positions in the Greater Montreal Area (GMA) has increased since 2016 but both are still under-represented based on their proportion in the population. Ryerson University’s Diversity Institute and Canada Women’s Foundation looked at 2,537 senior […]

by ahnationtalk on November 13, 2019107 Views

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Report: Rate of Food Bank Use Among Single People Hits Record High

Nearly half of all visits are by single person households, driven by people with disabilities and those on pensions TORONTO, ON – November 12, 2019 – The rate of food bank use has hit a record high among single person households, even as overall food bank use has stabilized. HungerCount 2019, an annual report released […]

by ahnationtalk on November 12, 2019104 Views

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FCPP: You are invited to a new book launch!

November 6, 2019 Mount Royal University Faculty Centre, Third Floor by West Gate Entrance, Room W315 Separate but Unequal provides an in-depth critique of the ideology of “parallelism” – the prevailing view that Indigenous cultures and the wider Canadian society should coexist, albeit separately, in a nation-to-nation relationship. This book provides an alternative framework for […]

by pmnationtalk on November 1, 2019150 Views

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CCPA – When it comes to gender equality, Canada has unfinished business: Study

At current pace it will take 164 years to close the economic gender gap alone in Canada OTTAWA—Canada’s progress towards gender equality has been uneven, and despite some positive steps there is significant unfinished business, according to a new report released today by a network of gender equality groups and the Canadian Centre for Policy […]

by aanationtalk on November 1, 2019138 Views

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Yellowhead Special Report: Canada’s Emerging Indigenous Rights Framework: A Critical Analysis

An Overview Justin Trudeau ran on an election platform of changing the relationship between the Crown and Indigenous peoples in Canada. Trudeau promised a new nation-to-nation relationship based on the recognition of Indigenous rights, respect, cooperation, and partnership. Over halfway into his mandate as Prime Minister, some clarity is emerging on the scope of that […]

by aanationtalk on October 29, 2019252 Views

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The Marshall Decision and The Impact of Two Decades of Commercial Re-Empowerment: New MLI Report

OTTAWA, ON (October 24, 2019): In 1999, the Supreme Court issued its ruling in the case brought forward by Donald Marshall Jr., finding that the 18th century “peace and friendship” treaties between the British government and Mi’kmaq and Maliseet had to be honoured. The Marshall decision, as its commonly known, resulted in the federal government […]

by ahnationtalk on October 24, 2019132 Views

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Quebec’s new mining consultation policy aims to involve , respect Indigenous communities – CTV News

October 22, 2019 MONTREAL — The Quebec government announced Tuesday it will establish a new mining consultation policy, which aims to respect local Indigenous communities in the development of mineral resources. The program aims to involve 11 First Nations communities at each stage of a project’s development. They will be invited to express their concerns […]

by ahnationtalk on October 22, 2019110 Views

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NPI: Revitalizing Governance and Economic Development

October 16, 2019 – This new commentary by Northern Policy Institute shows that there are areas of economic and governing weakness in Northern Ontario that need to be addressed. In 2015 and 2016, Northern Policy Institute (NPI) published two papers – “A New Northern Lens: Looking Out Is as Important as Looking In” (Mackinnon 2015) […]

by ahnationtalk on October 18, 2019136 Views

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Human Rights and Reconciliation: Indigenous Child Welfare

Credits: MacEachen Institute for Public Policy and Governance This is the fifth panel in the MacEachen Institute’s 2019 Policy Matters Speaker Series. Recorded on Oct 8, 2019. Events in the last four years have brought significant attention to the issue of Indigenous child welfare. In 2015, the Truth and Reconciliation Commission (TRC) stated that “Canada’s […]

by ahnationtalk on October 15, 2019464 Views

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‘These are not distant dreams’: Federal parties must recognize the benefits of First Nation self-governance says Macdonald-Laurier Institute – APTN News

October 12, 2019 The federal election campaign provides all national parties with an opportunity to bring forward their ideas for the betterment of Canada. First Nations, many of whom live in conditions that other Canadians would be unacceptable and who cope with the legacy of generations of colonialism and government paternalism, will be listening very […]

by ahnationtalk on October 15, 2019126 Views

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Environics Institute: Towards Reconciliation: Indigenous and non-Indigenous Perspectives

No attempt to assess, modernize or reimagine the Canadian federation today is complete without including the perspectives of Indigenous Peoples, and addressing issues relating to the prosperity and well-being of Indigenous Peoples and communities. This is the focus of this report, the third in the series presenting the results of the Confederation of Tomorrow 2019 […]

by ahnationtalk on October 15, 2019157 Views

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Non-Indigenous Canadians show less support for policies that improve the lives of Indigenous Peoples, survey shows – The Globe and Mail

Indigenous people voice more support than non-Indigenous Canadians for a range of ideas associated with reconciliation, including providing clean drinking water on reserves and requiring material in curriculums on the history of residential schools, a new survey from the Environics Institute has found. Although a majority of Canadians expressed some support for policies aimed at […]

by ahnationtalk on October 15, 2019262 Views

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YT Government: LGBTQ2S+ engagement informs action plan

Results from latest LGBTQ2S+ engagement have been released, representing the final stage of a public engagement designed to inform the development of an action plan to increase inclusiveness for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, Two-Spirit, plus (LGBTQ2S+) Yukoners in government legislation, policies, programs and services. Throughout the public engagement, Yukoners made it clear that banning […]

by ahnationtalk on October 9, 2019135 Views

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MLI – Unprecedented Stimulus has Failed to Spur Long-Term Growth: Cross Quarterly Economic Report

OTTAWA, ON (October 3, 2019): In the wake of the 2008 recession, governments embarked on a strategy of unprecedented stimulus spending. This strategy continues to this day, but despite a decade of continuous monetary and fiscal stimulus, Canada’s economy has little to show for it. In MLI’s latest Quarterly Economic Report, Munk Senior Fellow Philip […]

by ahnationtalk on October 4, 201991 Views

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NPI – Northern Ontario: What should we do?

September 30, 2019 – What are the opportunities and challenges that face Northern Ontario communities today, and in the next 10, 15, 20 years? Charles Cirtwill, President and CEO of Northern Policy Institute (NPI), answered this question at this year’s annual State of the North event. Each year, NPI provides an update on the state […]

by ahnationtalk on October 2, 2019112 Views

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Inside Policy: Canadians the Economy Forgot

OTTAWA, ON (September 26, 2019): In our latest issue of Inside Policy, MLI authors explore challenges facing the Canadian economy and the need to work towards a more inclusive labour market. Trump’s populist appeal has resonated in the United States partly due to his focus on the “forgotten men and women” facing increasing vulnerabilities in the […]

by ahnationtalk on September 27, 2019133 Views

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NL Government: Modernized Aquaculture Policy and Procedures Established to Meet Needs of Growing Industry

September 25, 2019 The Honourable Gerry Byrne, Minister of Fisheries and Land Resources, today announced the release of modernized aquaculture policies and procedures, including updated policies that set the stage for effectively managing our growing industry to become a world leader in environmentally sustainable aquaculture development. Minister Byrne announced the release during the Newfoundland Aquaculture […]

by pnationtalk on September 25, 2019151 Views

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New Research Reveals Data Gaps on Key Policy Issues Across G20 Countries

LONDON, Sept. 19, 2019  — Research released today reveals data gaps that could be preventing the G20 countries from designing effective policies to tackle critical global challenges. The Evidence Initiative, a project of The Economist Group and The Pew Charitable Trusts, has released a first-of-its kind “Evidence Map”, an interactive tool that tracks the availability and characteristics […]

by pnationtalk on September 19, 2019113 Views

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