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Industrial policy may have part of the answer to Canada’s productivity problem – Policy Options

April 24, 2024 If Canada’s low productivity is becoming an emergency, the government must use every tool to turn it around. Industrial policy should be among them. The Trudeau government’s latest budget contained a number of splashy items, ranging from housing policy to national defence. In the midst of a national housing crisis and with […]

by ahnationtalk on April 24, 202416 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, 202349 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, 202356 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, 202349 Views

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Reimagining Canada as Inter-National: Understanding First Nations-Provincial Relationships

July 11, 2023 IRPP research presents new path toward reconciliation by reframing Indigenous-provincial relations Montreal – Relationships between Indigenous Peoples and settlers are often reduced to interactions between two groups: Canada and Indigenous peoples. On top of that, federal-Indigenous interactions are typically given more weight in the public eye, even though relations between the provinces and Indigenous […]

by ahnationtalk on July 12, 202377 Views

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The end of Hydro surpluses: Quebec must untie the hands of independent producers

Montreal, July 6, 2023 – Liberalizing the electricity market would help Quebec deal with the anticipated end of Hydro-Quebec’s energy surpluses, according to a study published this morning by the Montreal Economic Institute. “The end of Hydro-Québec’s electricity surpluses threatens to transform the Crown corporation from a motor into a drag on the flourishing of […]

by ahnationtalk on July 6, 202379 Views

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Federalism Structures and Relationships with Indigenous Peoples – IRPP

February 16, 2023 This episode of the podcast explores how federalism interacts with Indigenous governance. Moderated by Danielle White, Assistant Deputy Minister of Strategic Policy and Partnerships and ISC Evaluation, the conversation features Darcy Gray, Former Chief of Listuguj Mi’gmaq First Nation; Catherine MacQuarrie, Fellow at Carleton University’s School of Public Policy & Administration; and Martin Papillon, […]

by ahnationtalk on February 17, 202399 Views

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Expanding immigration will not erase racism in Canadian society – IRPP

February 13, 2023 In its latest immigration plan, the federal government says it hopes to welcome almost 1.5 million new permanent residents between 2023 and 2025, up from approximately one million in the immigration targets for 2020-22. The economic benefits of increased immigration aside, there remains a major elephant in the room that Canada is […]

by ahnationtalk on February 13, 202390 Views

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A young man’s death and the wider systemic problems with jail, bail and detention – IRPP

February 6, 2023 Pre-trial detention of legally innocent people has quadrupled in 40 years. Rights violations, abuses of power and deaths in custody must be addressed. In late December, Nicous D’Andre Spring, a 21-year-old racialized man, should have been released from custody on bail. Instead, Quebec’s Ministry of Public Security confirmed he had been “illegally […]

by ahnationtalk on February 6, 202396 Views

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Why not replace the monarchy with a monarchy of a different kind? – IRPP

December 12, 2022 Here’s a compromise for our monarchal catch-22: Cut ties with the Crown, keep the royal accoutrements and have future heads of state be Indigenous. The ascension of King Charles III has predictably revived the question of Canada’s ties with the monarchy. Quebec’s National Assembly just adopted a bill making the oath of […]

by ahnationtalk on December 12, 202288 Views

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