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Construction Looking Forward, 2008-2016 Key Highlights

National Summary

Canada’s construction industry remains resilient under a cloud of economic uncertainty. Construction has been a leading national industry in growth of output and employment over the past ten years, and major infrastructure, industrial and engineering projects underway and announced will keep employment levels strong over the near term.

by NationTalk on June 23, 20081800 Views

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Sharing Canada’s Prosperity – A Hand Up, Not A Handout

Final Report

Special Study on the involvement of Aboriginal communities and businesses in economic development activities in Canada

PREFACE

In November 2004, the Standing Senate Committee on Aboriginal Peoples agreed to undertake a study examining issues concerning Aboriginal economic development. In particular, the Committee sought to understand what accounts for the economic success of some Aboriginal communities, while others have not achieved success despite advantages of resources and location.

by NationTalk on June 21, 20081617 Views

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Suncor Energy Releases Report on Climate Change

Suncor Energy Inc. is an integrated energy company strategically focused on the responsible development of one of the world’s largest petroleum basins – Canada’s Athabasca oil sands. Headquartered in Calgary, Alberta, Suncor has more than 5,500 employees. Our core oil sands business is supported by natural gas production in Western Canada and downstream refining, marketing and retail operations in Ontario and Colorado. Suncor is also a leader in renewable energy development with four wind farms and an ethanol production facility.

by NationTalk on June 18, 20081229 Views

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When Supply does not Meet Demand (Contaminated Sites Report 2008)

Labour Gaps and Issues in Canada’s Contaminated Sites Sector

EXECUTIVE SUMMARY

During the next few decades, federal, provincial, and municipal governments, as well as the private sector, are poised to commit considerable financial resources to cleaning up contaminated sites across Canada.

ECO Canada, in partnership with Human Resources and Social Development Canada, commissioned this research study so that stakeholders across the country could have a better understanding of the gaps between labour demand and supply when it comes to cleanup of contaminated sites.

by NationTalk on June 18, 20081283 Views

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Diavik 2007 Sustainable Development Report

Introduction

Using Resources Wisely

For centuries, people of the North have used resources wisely, Diavik Diamond Mines Inc., the Rio Tinto company which operates the Diavik Diamond Mine in Canada’s Northwest Territories, is continuing this tradition by practising sustainable development.

by NationTalk on June 14, 20081448 Views

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Economic Valuation and Socio-Cultural Perspectives of the Estimated Harvest of the Beverly and Qamanirjuaq Caribou Herds

Prepared by:
InterGroup Consultants Ltd.
500-280 Smith Street
Winnipeg, MB R3C 1K2
Submitted to:
Beverly and Qamanirjuaq Caribou Management Board
P.O. Box 629
Stonewall, MB R0C 2Z0

EXECUTIVE SUMMARY

The Beverly and Qamanirjuaq Caribou Management Board (BQCMB) identified a need to update their previous economic valuation of the harvest of the Beverly and Qamanirjuaq caribou herds that took place in 1990. InterGroup Consultants Ltd. was retained by the BQCMB to update and expand the scope of the economic valuation component of the study, as well as to try and understand the social and cultural importance of the harvest of the Beverly and Qamanirjuaq caribou herds to those who rely on the resource.

by NationTalk on May 23, 20081596 Views

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Students on the move: Ways to address the impact of mobility among Aboriginal students

May 15, 2008

The high-school completion rate for Aboriginal students continues to fall well short of the Canadian average. Recent research has highlighted student mobility as a major barrier to successful high-school completion. Low completion rates among Aboriginal students in families who move more frequently point to the need for greater school support for these students.

by NationTalk on May 20, 20081659 Views

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CAB – 2007-08 Report on Diversity in Broadcasting

Introduction

The Canadian Association of Broadcasters (CAB) is the national voice of Canada’s private broadcasters, representing the vast majority of Canadian programming services including private television and radio stations, networks and specialty, pay and pay-per view television services. The CAB is pleased to present its 2007-08 Report on Diversity in Broadcasting (the Report) to the Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission (CRTC).

by NationTalk on May 3, 20081303 Views

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