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Equity Concerns In The Context Of COVID-19: A Focus On First Nations, Inuit, And Métis Communities In Canada

Authors Saint-Girons, Marie Joh-Carnella, Nicolette Lefebvre, Rachael Blackstock, Cindy Fallon, Barbara Source Toronto, ON: Child Welfare Research Portal. COVID-19 and the quarantine measures put in place to stop its spread have had a devastating and far-reaching impact around the world. Since it was first detected, the virus has infected and killed people from all backgrounds, […]

by ahnationtalk on July 23, 2020228 Views

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Carbon Capture, Utilization and Storage: It’s Time to Act

OTTAWA, ON, July 21, 2020  – The Energy Future Forum is pleased to release its first policy position paper on Canada’s quest for a clean energy future that meets environmental and economic goals. It calls on the federal government to immediately lend support to the development and implementation of Canadas unique Carbon Capture, Utilization and […]

by ahnationtalk on July 22, 2020140 Views

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The Thin Case for Passenger Rail in Ontario’s Northern Regions

July 16, 2020 – Passenger rail has been the subject of debate in Ontario’s northern regions for as long as anyone can remember. Most recently arguments have been put forward in support of passenger rail on the basis of; tourism, connectivity, equity, and economic spin off. Given this renewed enthusiasm, Northern Policy Institute posed the […]

by ahnationtalk on July 17, 2020118 Views

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What role can journalism schools play in reconciliation? – Policy Options

The TRC called on journalism schools to require Indigenous history education. How does a new generation of journalists learn to report differently? Community members from Kiashke Zaaging Anishinaabek-Gull Bay First Nation (KZA) stood in silence around the crackling fire, while one of its leaders sang a haunting, beautiful prayer of thanks in Anishinaabemowin (Ojibwe). After […]

by ahnationtalk on July 16, 2020120 Views

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Canadians Want Economic Recovery to Include Nature Conservation & Indigenous Stewardship

Ottawa: July 7, 2020   As the country focuses on restoring public health and the economy in the face of COVID-19, most Canadians continue to want the federal government to prioritize nature protection. According to a new poll, they view conservation as an important part of economic recovery. And nearly three in four Canadians support federal […]

by ahnationtalk on July 7, 202099 Views

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IISD: Seven principles to align COVID-19 recovery with Canada’s climate commitments—new report shown to key federal ministers

Leading environmental organizations endorse new green recovery guidelines, including strict conditions on oil and gas industry July 7, 2020, Ottawa—As the federal government works out its COVID-19 economic recovery, the International Institute for Sustainable Development (IISD) today released seven principles that outline a roadmap for meeting Canada’s 2050 climate commitments while spurring economic resiliency and […]

by ahnationtalk on July 7, 2020137 Views

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Policy Brief: Indigenous-Led Conservation Job and Economic Opportunities that Work for Nature

New federal investments in Indigenous Guardians and Indigenous Protected and Conserved Areas will create immediate, vital new jobs in Indigenous communities across the country. New investments in this work will help transform local and regional economies – particularly in remote and Northern communities – towards a more sustainable future. It will offer new job opportunities […]

by ahnationtalk on July 7, 2020171 Views

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Pembina: More investment needed to advance diesel reduction in remote communities

New Pembina Institute report tracks progress on reducing diesel use in remote communities July 6, 2020 OTTAWA — While comparatively good progress has been made toward reducing diesel use in remote communities in the past five years, considerable work is required to meet the federal government’s goal of eliminating diesel-powered electricity and heat in remote […]

by ahnationtalk on July 6, 2020126 Views

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Mass incarceration of Indigenous people betrays Ottawa’s reconciliation efforts – Policy Options

June 25, 2020 When Justin Trudeau became prime minister of Canada in 2015, there was considerable hope that there was a partner in Ottawa whom Indigenous peoples could work with to deliver meaningful change. Within months of taking office, he endorsed the calls to action of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission (TRC). He also launched […]

by ahnationtalk on June 25, 2020115 Views

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COVID-19 has changed how we respond to northern homelessness   – Policy Options

June 16, 2020 When the first cases of COVID-19 appeared in Canada, the concern was immediately palpable in northern communities. A persistent housing crisis, in combination with inequities in health care access, significantly increases northerners’ vulnerability in the face of a global pandemic. The Northwest Territories Finance Minister was frank in her acknowledgement that the […]

by ahnationtalk on June 17, 2020109 Views

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