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AB Government: Coal policy report deadline extended: Joint statement

Minister of Energy Sonya Savage and chair of the Coal Policy Committee Ron Wallace issued the following statement on the deadline being extended for the committee’s engagement and final reports: “Due to the extraordinary volume, breadth and depth of the input provided by Albertans, the Coal Policy Committee requested an extension to the deadline for […]

by ahnationtalk on November 10, 2021163 Views

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Letter to Ontario government ministers on the OHRC’s Policy statement on human rights in COVID-19 recovery planning

November 9, 2021 The Honourable Lisa M. Thompson, Minister of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs The Honourable Doug Downey, Attorney General The Honourable Merrilee Fullerton, Minister of Children, Community and Social Services The Honourable Parm Gill, Minister of Citizenship and Multiculturalism The Honourable Jill Dunlop, Minister of Colleges and Universities The Honourable Victor Fedeli, Minister […]

by ahnationtalk on November 9, 2021237 Views

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OHRC Policy statement on human rights in COVID-19 recovery planning

November 9, 2021 Overview Since March 2020, COVID-19 has taken a stark health, social and economic toll on communities, with more than 9,750 lives lost in Ontario, 28,000 lives lost in Canada[1] and over 4.5 million lost worldwide.[2] But the impact of this pandemic has not been felt equally. The most vulnerable groups in Canadian […]

by pmnationtalk on November 9, 2021195 Views

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Indigenous consultations must be better integrated into Ontario policy – Policy Options

October 28, 2021 To repair fractured relationships with Indigenous Peoples, Ontario must move beyond addressing internal processes and build long-term partnerships. In the shadow of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, policy-watchers in Ontario could be forgiven for not noticing the December 2020 release of a report by the province’s Auditor General Bonnie Lysyk on the government’s […]

by ahnationtalk on October 28, 2021190 Views

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Pembina Institute: B.C. climate plan closes gap on 2030 target, unclear on role of gas

Pembina Institute applauds strong policy measures while calling on province to plan for decline in gas VANCOUVER — KAREN TAM WU, B.C. Regional Director at the Pembina Institute, made the following statement in response to the announcement of its 2021 climate plan: “Yesterday, B.C. had a gap between its 2030 emissions reduction target and its plan […]

by ahnationtalk on October 26, 2021178 Views

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Federal Indigenous spending up more than 90% since 2015

Oct. 26, 2021 CALGARY—Since 2015, federal spending on Indigenous programs has skyrocketed from $12.4 billion to $24 billion for fiscal year 2021/22, finds a new study released today by the Fraser Institute, an independent, non-partisan Canadian public policy think-tank. In other words, Indigenous federal spending increased by 94.3 per cent since 2015 (after adjusting for […]

by ahnationtalk on October 26, 2021177 Views

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B.C’s community benefits agreement makes assumptions about economic justice for Indigenous workers – IRPP

October 18, 2021 The agreement has led to more jobs for Indigenous workers on B.C. infrastructure projects, but the initiative suffers from fundamental shortcomings. The goal of economic justice for Indigenous Peoples is central to the Truth and Reconciliation Commission’s 2015 Calls to Action. This is something that British Columbia, the first jurisdiction to enact […]

by ahnationtalk on October 18, 2021210 Views

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The Transition from Symbolism to Action: Ken Coates for Inside Policy- MLI

Canada’s first National Day of Truth and Reconciliation fell far short of expectations. The continuing pandemic did not help, nor did the unevenness of the holiday/commemoration across the country. As expected, most Canadians who had a day off used it as personal time. Only a small number took the opportunity to engage with Indigenous peoples […]

by ahnationtalk on October 8, 2021198 Views

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Yukon First Nations Procurement Policy fully implemented

04/10/2021 Today, the Government of Yukon implemented the third and final phase of the Yukon First Nations Procurement Policy. Measures that recently came into effect include: bid value reductions; and the verification process for the Yukon First Nations business registry, which will now be managed by the Yukon First Nation Chamber of Commerce. This final […]

by ahnationtalk on October 4, 2021241 Views

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What’s standing in the way of teaching about residential schools? – IRPP

Ontario’s curriculum now includes the history of residential schools, but the status quo still prevails in Indigenous education. Unearthing the unmarked children’s graves on or near former Canadian Indigenous residential schools could well be the tipping point. Since the June 2021 revelations at Kamloops Indian Residential School, the broader public has finally been engaged and […]

by ahnationtalk on September 20, 2021201 Views

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