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Bill C-11: Canadian Heritage issues final policy direction to the CRTC – It Business

November 16, 2023 Heritage Minister Pascale St-Onge has issued the final policy direction to the Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission (CRTC) for the regulation of Bill C-11, after it initiated a public proceeding in June. The legislation, which forces streaming services like Netflix, Disney Plus, and YouTube to pay to support Canadian media content, faced […]

by ahnationtalk on November 16, 2023109 Views

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Bonnie Crombie promises to bring back basic Income pilot program – Thorold Today

The policy planks come two weeks before Liberal members vote for the new leader EDITOR’S NOTE: This article originally appeared on The Trillium, a new Village Media website devoted exclusively to covering provincial politics at Queen’s Park. Ontario Liberal leadership candidate Bonnie Crombie’s economic plan includes reviving the previous Liberal government’s basic income pilot program and gender pay gap law. […]

by ahnationtalk on November 15, 202374 Views

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Yänonhchia’ would draw on First Nations’ proud history of sustainable housing – Policy Options

November 8, 2023 Scaling up an Indigenous-to-Indigenous housing finance model would get far more homes built where banks won’t go and where Ottawa won’t back loans. In better times for Canada, when safe, affordable and adequate housing was in far greater supply and taken for granted by most Canadians, First Nations housing was already in […]

by ahnationtalk on November 8, 2023126 Views

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Shuttered Yukon mine is a canary for resource-dependent communities: Ken Coates and David Silar for Inside Policy

November 6, 2023 To the Selkirk First Nation the Minto Mine brought prosperity and hope As accountants scramble to find new owners for the Minto Mine in central Yukon, which abruptly shut down last spring, the closure continues to cost the territorial government millions of dollars for water treatment and environmental protection. It is also […]

by ahnationtalk on November 6, 2023113 Views

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Balancing ambition with pragmatism in Canada’s Indo-Pacific strategy – Policy Options

November 2, 2023 Less than a year after the release of Canada’s Indo-Pacific strategy, the federal government can celebrate its first major victory. But challenges lie ahead. Prime Minister Justin Trudeau left the summit in Jakarta between Canada and the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) in September with a significant win in the form […]

by ahnationtalk on November 2, 202363 Views

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Revisiting Homelessness, Mental Health, and Substance Use in Northern Ontario; Moving Northern Ontario Communities Forward

October 26, 2023 – Northern Ontario communities are experiencing a homelessness, addiction, and mental health crisis. As established in Northern Policy Institute’s paper, More than Just a Number: Addressing the Homelessness, Addiction, and Mental Health Crisis in the North, current services and programs are not meeting the needs of northern communities. Further analysis was done […]

by ahnationtalk on October 26, 2023110 Views

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Will Premier Kinew Choose the Indigenous Prosperity Path? – Frontier Centre For Public Policy

October 21, 2023 Wab Kinew being elected as the first Indigenous premier is historic, and a golden opportunity for him to set a different course for Indigenous peoples in Manitoba. Similarly, when Barack Obama was elected the first Black president, it was historic but there are different opinions on what that can mean. Manitobans should […]

by ahnationtalk on October 23, 202367 Views

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A course-correction on cannabis equity : the moment is now – Policy Options

October 16, 2023 The legislative review of the Cannabis Act is a crucial opportunity to move toward cannabis policies that advance racial justice and social equity. Five years after legalization, the landscape of cannabis equity in Canada remains unchanged. Those who are socially marginalized continue to be excluded from the cannabis industry and governments have […]

by ahnationtalk on October 16, 202372 Views

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Provincial Wetland Policy Dries up Northern Economic Opportunities

October 12, 2023 – Wetlands play an essential role in water filtering, flood prevention, and serve as a habitat for many species. Currently, provincial policies are in place to preserve wetlands, but at what cost? In Northern Policy Institute’s latest report, authors Don McConnell and his daughter Laura set out to examine if the current […]

by ahnationtalk on October 12, 202394 Views

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Failure to invest in Indigenous youth aging out of care could cost economy billions, report says – CBC

Oct 11, 2023 The Conference Board of Canada projects a loss of revenue between $2 billion and $5.5 billion Failure to improve programs for Indigenous youth adults transitioning out of government care could cost the Canadian economy billions, warns a new report from the Conference Board of Canada. In the recently released report, Empowering Indigenous […]

by ahnationtalk on October 11, 202392 Views

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