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Research funders face a delicate balancing act amid limited resources and multiplying priorities

May 4, 2021 – Ottawa, ON Research funding agencies around the world are testing creative approaches to address urgent needs while laying the foundation for discoveries that will meet the unpredictable demands of the future. According to a new expert panel report from the Council of Canadian Academies (CCA), Canada can bolster its research capacity […]

by ahnationtalk on May 4, 202113 Views

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NCC writes letter to the Alberta Coal Policy Engagement Committee supporting the Metallurgical Coal Mining Industry in Alberta and BC

Dear Mr. Wallace, Re: Coal Policy Engagement I am writing to you on behalf of the National Coalition of Chiefs to express our support for metallurgical coal mining in Alberta. The National Coalition of Chiefs (NCC) was established in 2017 with a mandate to defeat on-reserve poverty through Indigenous participation in Canada’s natural resource industry. […]

by ahnationtalk on May 4, 202126 Views

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Enhancing COVID-19 Vaccine Acceptance in Canada

The RSC Policy Briefing entitled “Enhancing COVID-19 Vaccine Acceptance in Canada” is now freely and publicly available here. “The objective of our report is to provide decisionmakers and colleagues on the front lines with actionable, evidence-based guidance,” said Chair Noni MacDonald, Chair of the Working Group. The RSC has prepared Policy Briefings and other resources […]

by ahnationtalk on May 3, 202128 Views

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Why the Oil Sands aren’t going anywhere and how Investment and Production Benefit Canada

OTTAWA, ON (April 29, 2021): While blue-collar work is being devastated in much of the rest of the Western world, Canada’s natural resource sector continues to be a pillar of stability and opportunity in the economy. In particular, with its high paying jobs in Canadian-owned businesses, the oil sands offer a stable, reliable, and growing […]

by ahnationtalk on April 30, 202135 Views

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AER: Bulletin 2021-15 – Invitation for Feedback on New Water Conservation Policy Manual

April 20, 2021 We are seeking feedback on the draft Manual XXX: Water Conservation Policy for Upstream Oil and Gas Operations. The manual provides guidance for Water Act licence applications that fall under the scope of the Government of Alberta’s Water Conservation Policy for Upstream Oil and Gas Operations. This public comment period builds on […]

by ahnationtalk on April 20, 202144 Views

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Report into RCMP’s treatment of grieving Indigenous family left out key systemic problems – Policy Options

A complaints commission report into the RCMP’s treatment of Colten Boushie’s family should have pushed for fundamental cultural and governance change. The under-resourced Civilian Review and Complaints Commission for the RCMP did a valiant job in substantiating the discriminatory treatment of a Cree mother grieving the killing of her son. In its final and interim […]

by ahnationtalk on April 6, 202162 Views

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How creating an Armed Forces Indigenous community assistance program would pay off – Policy Options

March 31, 2021 In Australia, the military and Indigenous communities work together to develop infrastructure in a program that is central to reconciliation progress. The Department of National Defence’s plan for its relationships with Indigenous Peoples for 2021-2022 states, “(b)ecause DND/CAF operations intersect with Indigenous interests and rights, we will continue to strengthen our relationship, […]

by ahnationtalk on March 31, 202147 Views

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Colonizers Being Colonizers: Lobster Fishing & The Continued Oppression Of L’nu’k In Mi’kma’ki – Yellohead Institute

March 30, 2021 TREATIES ACROSS Turtle Island began to be broken by our settler relatives the same day they were signed. From then, up to the present, the forces of colonization implemented through the policies of these foreign governments have upheld economic and social inequality across our homelands. For the l’nu’k, of Mi’kma’ki, who signed […]

by ahnationtalk on March 30, 202164 Views

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Engaging with Albertans on a modern coal policy

Alberta has appointed an independent committee to lead a comprehensive public engagement to inform the development of a modern coal policy. The Coal Policy Committee, comprised of Albertans with various backgrounds and perspectives, has been established to ensure all Albertans will have an opportunity to contribute to how the province will manage coal development. “Albertans […]

by ahnationtalk on March 30, 2021188 Views

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Engaging with Albertans on a modern coal policy

Alberta has appointed an independent committee to lead a comprehensive public engagement to inform the development of a modern coal policy. The Coal Policy Committee, comprised of Albertans with various backgrounds and perspectives, has been established to ensure all Albertans will have an opportunity to contribute to how the province will manage coal development. “Albertans […]

by ahnationtalk on March 30, 202137 Views

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