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Moving forward on lobster fishery means addressing access and conservation – Policy Options

The situation unfolding in the Nova Scotia lobster fishery raises larger questions around who holds decision-making power over this natural resource. October 28, 2020 Back in 1999, the Supreme Court’s Marshall decision recognized that Mi’kmaq First Nations have had, and continue to have, a treaty right to catch and sell fish. As a result, First […]

by ahnationtalk on October 28, 202047 Views

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UNDRIP is not a threat to Canada; the implementing legislation is: Ken Coates and Heather Exner-Pirot in the National Post – MLI

The current row over Indigenous fishing rights has the Maritimes on edge. Over the past 20 years, the implementation of the Supreme Court’s Marshall decision has led to the most successful commercialization of Indigenous harvesting rights in Canadian history. But the issue has now become a tinder box that threatens to engulf the whole region. […]

by ahnationtalk on October 23, 2020136 Views

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First Nations have their own legal authority to regulate their fishing rights – Policy Options

The Crown has failed to live up to its duty to protect treaty rights of the L’nuk. But fishing can be regulated under L’nuk legal principles. October 22, 2020 It has been 21 years since Donald Marshall Jr. was acquitted by the Supreme Court of Canada of illegal fishing under Canada’s federal fishing laws and […]

by ahnationtalk on October 22, 202075 Views

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N.W.T. government to tackle policy that favours Indigenous contracting – CBC

Nunavut has had a similar policy in place for 20 years Oct 19, 2020 The N.W.T.’s finance minister has affirmed that its new procurement policy will include incentives to give more government contracts to Indigenous-owned businesses. The announcement in the legislature Friday follows an urgent call made by three N.W.T. business leaders last week. Darrell […]

by ahnationtalk on October 19, 202065 Views

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Researchers at Queen’s University examine the impact COVID-19 has on indigenous peoples living with chronic health issues – Globalnews.ca

October 19 2020 Queen’s University is suppling funding to various research projects supporting medical and social coronavirus-related solutions. Read More: https://globalnews.ca/video/7405056/researchers-at-queens-university-examine-the-impact-covid-19-has-on-indigenous-peoples-living-with-chronic-health-issues

by ahnationtalk on October 19, 202091 Views

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Worker says Yukon government breaking own policy by demanding she work in Whitehorse – CBC

Economic development adviser says her family wants to stay in Watson Lake Oct 14, 2020 A Yukon woman says the territorial government is demanding she work in Whitehorse instead of letting her stay in Watson Lake and is not following its own decentralization policy in the process. “This doesn’t make any sense,” said Elise Pendlebury, a regional economic […]

by ahnationtalk on October 14, 202073 Views

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Easing the Disruption of COVID-19: Supporting the Mental Health of the People of Canada

October 9, 2020 The RSC Policy Briefing entitled Easing the Disruption of the COVID-19 Pandemic: Supporting the Mental Health of the people of Canada is now freely and publicly available here. Authors of the report will participate in a panel discussion at the 2020 RSC Celebration of Excellence and Engagement on Monday, November 23. Information […]

by ahnationtalk on October 9, 2020204 Views

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Provinces can help First Nations generate more revenue by reducing regulation of casinos

CALGARY—If Canadian policymakers want to help First Nations generate more revenue and improve living standards, they should reduce regulation of the gaming industry, finds a new study released today by the Fraser Institute, an independent, non-partisan Canadian public policy think-tank. “Casinos with slot machines and table games are the most lucrative form of legalized gambling […]

by ahnationtalk on October 6, 2020110 Views

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Fisheries framework obscures the long-term picture of declining populations – Policy Options

The Sustainable Fisheries Framework uses shifting baselines to determine if a species stock is healthy, failing to account for historical declines. Fisheries and Oceans Canada (DFO) made notable mistakes during the latter part of the 20th century. It allowed commercial fisheries to overexploit several stocks, ranging from Atlantic cod to Pacific herring. Most stocks were […]

by ahnationtalk on September 21, 202085 Views

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Statement: Ontario Public Service Launches Third-Party Review of Inclusive Workplace Policies and Programs

Focus will be on anti-racism, transphobia and specific barriers for persons with disabilities TORONTO — Today, Peter Bethlenfalvy, President of the Treasury Board, and Sylvia Jones, Solicitor General and the Minister Responsible for Anti-Racism, issued the following statement in response to the Ontario Public Service (OPS) review: “Our government has zero tolerance for hate, racism […]

by ahnationtalk on September 21, 2020131 Views

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