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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, 201911 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, 201930 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, 2019131 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, 201950 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, 201947 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, 201958 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, 201926 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, 201919 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, 201923 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, 201937 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, 201950 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, 201932 Views

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New report looks at value of publicly-owned Manitoba Hydro

September 5, 2019 For immediate release (Winnipeg): A new report from the Canadian Centre for Policy Alternative’s (CCPA) Manitoba office: Manitoba Hydro, the Long View argues the publicly owned crown corporation offers economic and social benefits that would be lost if the crown were privatized. This sentiment was reflected in the Probe Research poll released […]

by ahnationtalk on September 11, 201944 Views

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With little fanfare, Canada quietly launches new Arctic policy document – Nunatsiaq News

11 September, 2019 Liberals claim new policy represents “profound change of direction” One day prior to the start of Canada’s national election campaign, the Liberal government, with little fanfare, launched its long-awaited Arctic and northern policy framework on Sept. 10. The document, which represents the first phase of a continuing process, will replace Conservative Prime […]

by ahnationtalk on September 11, 201946 Views

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A new US front in the war on the oil sands: Joseph Quesnel for Inside Policy – MLI

August 30, 2019 With all the fuss about Canada’s inability to build major pipeline projects, it’s surprising so little attention has been paid to a US circuit court case that could give Canada the access to world oil markets it so desperately needs. Given intense environmentalist interest in this case, this is clearly part of […]

by ahnationtalk on September 2, 201941 Views

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Human Capital Series Part 3/3: Northwest, this one’s for you!

August 29, 2019 – The final 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 Northwestern Ontario, specifically in the districts of Kenora, Thunder Bay and Rainy River. Here are some key recommendations from the reports: […]

by ahnationtalk on August 29, 201940 Views

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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, 201950 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, 2019162 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, 201970 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, 201942 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, 201969 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, 201984 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, 201950 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, 2019449 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, 2019103 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, 201966 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, 201984 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, 201950 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, 201958 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, 201968 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, 201987 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, 201988 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, 2019115 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, 2019123 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, 2019104 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, 201979 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, 201973 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, 2019105 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, 201993 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, 201971 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, 201965 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, 201957 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, 201980 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, 201985 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, 201956 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, 2019221 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, 201973 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, 2019124 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, 201960 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, 2019139 Views

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