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Tahltan Nation Introduces Predator Management Policy

Dease Lake, BC, September 15, 2020 – In response to dwindling wildlife populations and increased conflict between community members and predatory species, the Tahltan Central Government has introduced the Tahltan Predator Management Policy. The robust policy encourages and incentivizes Tahltan members to exercise their constitutionally protected Aboriginal hunting rights to harvest predatory species, including black […]

by ahnationtalk on September 15, 202099 Views

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Tackling the She-Cession Critical to Canada’s Economic Recovery

TORONTO, Sept. 9, 2020  – The COVID-19 crisis is having a disproportionate economic impact on women, with women’s labour participation rate falling to its lowest in 30 years. Existing systemic inequalities have been further exacerbated by recent shut-down measures, resulting in what some economists are calling a “she-cession,” as more women have lost their jobs […]

by ahnationtalk on September 9, 2020146 Views

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Carbon pollution pricing needed to support B.C.’s resilient recovery

Pembina Institute reacts to B.C.’s postponement of carbon tax increase VANCOUVER / MUSQUEAM, SQUAMISH & TSLEIL-WAUTUTH TERRITORIES — Josha MacNab, national policy director at the Pembina Institute, made the following statement today in response to the B.C. government’s deferral to 2021 of the next carbon tax increase: “Pricing carbon pollution is the cheapest way to […]

by ahnationtalk on September 3, 202037 Views

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Systemic racism in policing in Canada and approaches to fixing it: New MLI commentary by Christian Leuprecht

OTTAWA, ON (August 31, 2020): Racial turmoil in the United States has led to a sustained debate on police use of force in Canada that is long overdue. While the situation in Canada is in many ways different from the US, issues of systemic racism persist in Canada, and needed reforms have been neglected for many […]

by ahnationtalk on August 31, 2020105 Views

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Webinar Panel Video: How far we’ve come – Indigenous engagement with the Canadian energy economy – MLI

The past decade has seen a transformation in Indigenous engagement in the natural resource economy. Most recently, two Indigenous-led groups have emerged as prime bidders for the TransMountain Pipeline. This development is far from unexpected. For years, Indigenous communities have benefited from royalty payments, business opportunities and employment prospects. However, with the oil and gas […]

by ahnationtalk on August 21, 2020146 Views

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New report from the Women Entrepreneurship Knowledge Hub shows women entrepreneurs face structural inequalities which are exacerbated by COVID-19

August 11, 2020 A new report from the Diversity Institute supported by TD through the TD Ready Commitment, external link assesses the diversity of boards in Canada across eight cities and finds that women, Black people, and other racialized persons remain underrepresented. Diversity Leads 2020 analyzed 9,834 individuals on the boards of directors across Canada. […]

by ahnationtalk on August 12, 2020254 Views

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Black leaders are nearly non-existent on Canadian boards according to Ryerson’s Diversity Institute’s new study of Canadian board diversity

Analysis of eight Canadian cities and five sectors shows women, Black people and other racialized persons under-represented as board of directors. Toronto, ON, August 6, 2020: While progress is being made for some groups, Black leaders are mostly absent from Canadian boards of directors, according PDF fileto a new report by Ryerson University’s Diversity Institute […]

by ahnationtalk on August 6, 2020194 Views

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Major new study by Ken Coates shows tremendous progress on Indigenous engagement with the resource economy

OTTAWA, ON (August 5, 2020): The Supreme Court of Canada recently dismissed a legal challenge by a small group of First Nations in BC aimed at stopping the TMX pipeline expansion. In so doing, they sent an important signal about the long-term viability of the oil and gas industry in Canada. However, it would be […]

by ahnationtalk on August 6, 202087 Views

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Filling Canada’s Indigenous skills gap would be an economic boon – Policy Options

Gaps in Indigenous education and skills training harm Indigenous business and overall economic growth. Better data are needed to address the problem. Turning 15 is an important milestone; it’s the age when a person becomes a potential member of the workforce. Over the course of 10 years (between 2016 and 2026), 350,000 Indigenous youth will […]

by ahnationtalk on July 29, 202090 Views

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RCMP must acknowledge the force’s racist underpinnings – Policy Options

July 28, 2020 Evidently, RCMP Commissioner Brenda Lucki, other police officials and various politicians would benefit from a primer on racism and systemic racism and what these concepts have to do with policing. Lucki has had to backpedal since mid-June after initially denying the existence of systemic racism in her organization. To understand systemic racism […]

by ahnationtalk on July 28, 2020151 Views

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