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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, 2020108 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, 2020151 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, 2020261 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, 2020102 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, 2020106 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, 2019195 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, 2019189 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, 2019179 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, 2019252 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, 2019141 Views

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