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Indigenous DND employee says he was subjected to debilitating intolerance

Credits: CBC News: The National Steve Morrisey, an Indigenous employee at DND, spent years trying to make the Canadian Forces more inclusive. The department says it has a zero-tolerance policy toward harassment – but Morrisey says the system failed him and he wants to warn other Indigenous people looking to serve. Welcome to The National, […]

by ahnationtalk on August 18, 201936 Views

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FCPP: Indigenous Protestors Start Blocking Roads

August 13, 2019 The Southern Chiefs’ Organization (SCO) is organizing protests to slow down traffic and inconvenience thousands of Manitoban heading to cottage country.  Friday saw the first disruption on number one highway to Lake of the Woods. Chief Jerry Daniels explained: “We’re the original owners of this land and most marginalized. Our children don’t […]

by pnationtalk on August 14, 201920 Views

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Canada must respect Indigenous cannabiz laws – Policy Options

August 1, 2019 The cannabis industry in Canada, which may be worth $5 billion by 2021, could provide urgently needed employment and revenue to Indigenous communities. In order for this success to be realized, however, Canada and the provinces must not repeat the predatory behaviour of past governments. The near extinction of the plains bison […]

by ahnationtalk on August 1, 201947 Views

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Human Capital Series part 2/3: Hey you in the Northeast!

25 July, 2019 – The next four reports from the UPDATED Northern Projections: Human Capital Series have been released. These reports explore demographic and labour market trends as well as projections into the future of Northeastern Ontario, specifically in the districts of Cochrane, Timiskaming, Nipissing, and Parry Sound. Below are some key recommendations found in […]

by ahnationtalk on July 26, 201932 Views

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Express Scripts Canada Releases Indigenous Relations Policy

Express Scripts Canada Releases Indigenous Relations Policy Mississauga, July 25, 2019 – As part of their larger commitment to building relationships with Indigenous communities, Express Scripts Canada (ESC) has released its Indigenous Relations Policy that can be found on the Indigenous commitment page of their website. The policy highlights how ESC will achieve its positive […]

by pmnationtalk on July 25, 2019225 Views

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Webinar: Property Transfer Tax Under the FMA

In the above webinar, FNTC Legal Counsel Marie Potvin breaks down property transfer tax under the FMA into seven essential topics, including defining PTT, provincial regimes, PTT under the FMA, implementation, administrative requirements, law development and next steps. Below are some highlights. What is PTT? PTT is a tax that is levied each time a […]

by aanationtalk on July 22, 201975 Views

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The Two Cultures Today: Crisis in Knowledge Translation – FCPP

July 13, 2019 We are nearly twenty years into the 21st century, and we have not overcome what C. P. Snow called the conflict of Two Cultures—the culture of science and the culture of the humanities. Speaking two different languages, these cultures are unable to reach understanding. The clash between the two groups originally emerged […]

by ahnationtalk on July 15, 201958 Views

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PPF: The Future is Due North

Canada’s North covers nearly 40% of the country’s land mass and its icebergs, polar bears and Northern Lights are symbols closely tied to Canada’s identity. But the North is more than just symbols — it’s a dynamic place with diverse peoples, cultures, communities, economies, lands, waters and governance structures. The success of the North is […]

by ahnationtalk on July 15, 201941 Views

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New and Updated Northern Projections: Human Capital Series – Part 1/3

June 4, 2019 – The first four reports from the UPDATED Northern Projections: Human Capital Series have been released! These reports explore demographic and labour market trends in Northeastern Ontario, specifically, the districts of Sudbury, Greater Sudbury, Manitoulin and Algoma. Some key recommendations from the reports are as follows: Market the districts as a desirable […]

by pnationtalk on July 5, 201942 Views

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CCPA: Fossil-Power Top 50 launched

Who’s who of Canada’s fossil fuel industry in a publicly accessible database July 3, 2019 (VANCOUVER) What do Suncor, Encana, the Royal Bank of Canada, the Fraser Institute and 46 other companies and organizations have in common? They are among the entities that make up the most influential fossil fuel industry players in Canada. Today, […]

by ahnationtalk on July 4, 201954 Views

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Trudeau’s paradoxical definition of Indigenous consent – Policy Options

The latest cabinet approval of the Trans Mountain pipeline came less than a day after the federal government declared a climate emergency. While the irony was a dream for satirists, it wasn’t the biggest contradiction of the day. Instead, it was Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s bizarre definition of free, prior, and informed consent (FPIC) with […]

by ahnationtalk on June 28, 201954 Views

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Figuring out the Who, Where, How and What to Implement UNDRIP in Canada – CIGI

June 27, 2019 The Canadian government has signed the United Nations Declaration for the Rights of Indigenous Peoples (UNDRIP) but so far, little action has been made to implement the landmark declaration in Canada. With a new federal election on the horizon, politicians have taken note; Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, recently said he will […]

by ahnationtalk on June 27, 201987 Views

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UNDRIP Won’t Help Marginalized Aboriginals – FCPP

June 25, 2019 Bill C-262, the proposed legislation requiring Canadian laws to meet an undefined measure of compliance with the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Aboriginal Peoples (UNDRIP) is being held up by Conservative senators. Tax paying Canadians should be thankful. Advocates of the Bill say that the legislation will create no additional […]

by ahnationtalk on June 26, 201979 Views

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MLI welcomes prominent Indigenous leaders as senior fellows

OTTAWA, ON (June 20, 2019): MLI is pleased to formally welcome our newest Senior Fellows, Stephen Buffalo and Sharleen Gale. They will be contributing to the Institute’s growing body of work on Indigenous issues, particularly the ever-expanding role that many First Nations are playing as partners in the natural resource economy. A proud member of the Samson […]

by pnationtalk on June 24, 201958 Views

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Policy Approaches to Harmful Content Online – Summary Report

Canadian society has the resources to operate more effectively than violent extremists — and at scale — said panelists at two PPF events on countering radicalization online. Participants made recommendations in four policy areas to combat hate that festers without intervention, which not only threatens public safety, but the human rights and lived-experiences of all […]

by pnationtalk on June 24, 201947 Views

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How to break the pipeline logjam: MLI study by Joseph Quesnel and Ken Coates

OTTAWA, ON (June 17, 2019):  As the June 18 deadline for federal Cabinet to approve the Trans Mountain expansion project looms and an election campaign approaches, Canadians of all regions are reminded how critical oil and gas pipelines are to Canada’s economy. Moreover, controversial bills affecting energy projects, such as Bill C-48, Bill C-69, and […]

by ahnationtalk on June 17, 201959 Views

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MLI launches “A Mandate for Canada” project

OTTAWA, ON (June 14, 2019): How do we break the pipeline logjam? How do we move forward on reconciling with Indigenous peoples? Does Canada need a national pharmacare system? Is a carbon tax the best way to reduce greenhouse gas emissions? How should we deal with China? And the Trump administration in the US? As […]

by ahnationtalk on June 14, 201942 Views

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MLI experts available for comment on C-48, C-69 and Trans Mountain

OTTAWA, ON (June 12, 2019): It has been a busy week in the national debate over the development of energy resources and the Macdonald-Laurier Institute’s experts are available to comment on what it all means for Canadians. The government’s legislation banning tanker traffic on the north west coast, Bill C-48, will go to a vote […]

by ahnationtalk on June 13, 201939 Views

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MLI: Newman, Major warn of serious issues with C-262

OTTAWA, ON (June 4, 2019): The Senate Standing Committee on Aboriginal Peoples is currently considering Bill C-262, which aims to bring Canadian laws into harmony with the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples (UNDRIP). MLI Munk Senior Fellow Dwight Newman will be testifying before the Senate Standing Committee on the proposed legislation on June 4 at […]

by ahnationtalk on June 4, 201937 Views

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Indigenous Access To Capital Is Necessary For Reconciliation: New MLI Report

OTTAWA, ON (May 2, 2019): By now, many Canadians understand that an increasing number of Indigenous communities are full partners when it comes to resource development in Canada.  Indeed, several First Nations are considering pursuing partial or even full ownership of the Trans Mountain pipeline. However, despite progress, many hurdles remain in place for First […]

by ahnationtalk on May 2, 2019189 Views

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Charting a Path to Economic Reconciliation with Indigenous Peoples: New MLI Commentary

OTTAWA, ON (April 25, 2019) If Canadian policy-makers are serious about reconciliation, what should they be doing about it? To help answer this question, MLI has published a new commentary titled Charting a Path to Economic Reconciliation with Indigenous Peoples. This commentary sets out five concrete ideas to advance a real reconciliation agenda with Indigenous peoples. This publication […]

by pnationtalk on May 2, 201961 Views

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2018/2019 Donner Prize Winner Announced

INDIGENOUS NATIONALS, CANADIAN CITIZENS: FROM FIRST CONTACT TO CANADA 150 AND BEYOND WINS THE $50,000 PRIZE TORONTO MAY 1, 2019 – The winner of the 2018/2019 Donner Prize was announced tonight by David Dodge, Chair of the Donner Prize Jury, in Toronto. The awards gala at The Carlu was hosted by broadcaster Amanda Lang. Thomas J. […]

by pnationtalk on May 2, 201997 Views

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New governments in Ontario and Quebec drive surprising job growth: MLI Labour Market Report

OTTAWA, ON (April 18, 2019): Canada has been experiencing surprising growth in employment despite a consistently-sluggish economy. And, even though job numbers are looking good, wage growth remains stagnant. What explains these contradictions? To make sense of all this “noise,” the Macdonald-Laurier Institute has released its Labour Market Report for Q1, 2019. Report author and MLI Munk Senior […]

by pnationtalk on April 22, 2019106 Views

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FCPP: Saskatchewan Chiefs’ Wage Disparity

April 05, 2019 In the age of transparency, fairness, and equity this infographic demonstrates how spectacularly different the Saskatchewan Chiefs’ total compensation per registered member across 13 reserves in Saskatchewan. The highest paid per capita Chief of Kinistin Saulteaux Nation makes $50 per capita while the lowest paid Chief of Mitawasis only makes $21 per […]

by pnationtalk on April 5, 201971 Views

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CIGI: Curbing Cultural Appropriation in the Fashion Industry

April 03, 2019 The fashion industry has faced several accusations of cultural appropriation over the past decade. For example, American clothing retailer Urban Outfitters made headlines in 2011 when it issued Navajo-themed items, including underwear with traditional patterns, much to the discontent of the Navajo Nation. Likewise, French designer Isabel Marant was criticized in 2015 […]

by pnationtalk on April 5, 201964 Views

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Donner Prize Announces the 2018/2019 shortlist

TORONTO, APRIL 2, 2019 – Ken Whyte, Chair of the Donner Canadian Foundation, today announced the shortlist for the 2018/2019 Donner Prize, the award recognizing the best public policy book by a Canadian. “The Donner Prize jury has always selected books that are exceptional works of public policy research, writing and thinking from leading Canadian […]

by ahnationtalk on April 2, 201966 Views

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Getting past the politics of the SNC-Lavalin case: New MLI Commentary

OTTAWA, ON (March 21, 2019): News watchers in Canada have had front row seats to the so-called “LavScam,” along with all the political games that accompany such a scandal. Putting aside optics and politics though, what does the SNC-Lavalin case actually mean? And what changes should the government implement to prevent similar scandals from erupting? A […]

by ahnationtalk on March 21, 2019328 Views

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Province Releases Our Way Forward: Manitoba’s Culture Policy and Action Plan

March 12, 2019 First New Culture and Creative Framework in a Generation: Cox Following the first review of Manitoba’s cultural policy in nearly three decades, the province has released an action plan that will guide the decision-making process for Manitoba’s cultural and creative industries, Sport, Culture and Heritage Minister Cathy Cox announced today. “Our government […]

by pmnationtalk on March 12, 2019124 Views

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Cornwallis And Ryerson: Heros Or Villians? – FCPP

February 20, 2019 How much of a hero do you have to be to warrant a statue? How much of a villain do you have to be to have your name stripped from streets, bridges, or schools? The brouhaha surrounding the memory of Edward Cornwallis and Egerton Ryerson means that Canadians and their governmental representatives […]

by ahnationtalk on February 20, 2019119 Views

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Northern Policy Institute Welcomes New Executive & Directors

February 15, 2019 – Northern Policy Institute (NPI) is pleased to announce the appointment of our Officers for 2018-2019 as well as the addition of two new Directors to our Board. Dawn Madahbee Leach was appointed Chair of NPI at our AGM held in Thunder Bay on December 11, 2018. Madahbee Leach, Executive Director of […]

by pmnationtalk on February 20, 2019153 Views

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