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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, 2020126 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, 202093 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, 2020146 Views

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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, 2020291 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, 2020213 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, 202068 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, 2020181 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, 2020211 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, 2020300 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, 2020228 Views

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