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Canada’s actions around the Mi’Kmaq fisheries rest on shaky legal ground – Policy Options

Court decisions over the past two decades suggest the Crown’s latest attempts to regulate the Mi’Kmaq fisheries would be declared unconstitutional. November 9, 2020 Acting on treaty right recognized in the Supreme Court of Canada’s decision 21 years ago in R v Marshall, the Sipekne’katik First Nation launched its moderate livelihood fishery in the waters […]

by ahnationtalk on November 9, 202032 Views

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Moving forward on lobster fishery means addressing access and conservation – Policy Options

The situation unfolding in the Nova Scotia lobster fishery raises larger questions around who holds decision-making power over this natural resource. October 28, 2020 Back in 1999, the Supreme Court’s Marshall decision recognized that Mi’kmaq First Nations have had, and continue to have, a treaty right to catch and sell fish. As a result, First […]

by ahnationtalk on October 28, 202050 Views

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PE Government: New policy to strengthen diversity and inclusion in the provincial public service

Celebrating the 2019 International Human Rights Day, the Government of Prince Edward Island is pleased to announce its new Diversity and Inclusion Policy that supports creating an inclusive and welcoming workplace by recognizing and acknowledging the value of diversity and inclusion and of being reflective of our diverse population. The new Diversity and Inclusion Policy […]

by ahnationtalk on December 10, 2019178 Views

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Maximizing Opportunities for Economic Growth in Rural Canada – Minister Jordan launches Canada’s Rural Economic Development and Connectivity Strategies

From: Infrastructure Canada Minister Jordan launches Canada’s Rural Economic Development and Connectivity Strategies New Ross, Nova Scotia, June 27, 2019 — Strong, connected and prosperous rural communities are key to Canada’s culture, social fabric and economic success. Residents of these communities know what they need to thrive, which is why the Honourable Bernadette Jordan, Canada’s […]

by ahnationtalk on June 27, 2019237 Views

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Muskrat Falls Inquiry: A missed opportunity for reconciliation – Policy Options

The terms of reference of the Muskrat Falls Inquiry don’t address the concerns of Labradorians about the impact of the dam on their lives. The Muskrat Falls hydroelectric project in Labrador has been plagued by problems and has even been publicly labelled a “boondoggle” by Stan Marshall, CEO of Nalcor Energy, the provincial Crown corporation overseeing it. […]

by pmnationtalk on January 23, 2018193 Views

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CCPA: Time for a New Social Contract to Eradicate Child and Family Poverty

NOVEMBER 21, 2017 Halifax – The 2017 Report Card on Child and Family Poverty in Nova Scotia reveals that 35,870 children or more than 1 in 5 children in Nova Scotia were living in poverty in 2015. As primary author, Acadia University Professor Lesley Frank says, “We should celebrate the fact that 1,600 children were lifted out of […]

by pmnationtalk on November 22, 2017206 Views

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The Value of Tax Exemptions On First Nations Reserves – FCPP

All Canadian provinces face mounting health expenditures, owing in part to smoking. Yet, tobacco products sold on First Nations reserves is not subject to taxes, unlike off-reserve sales. Even though exemptions are not enshrined in the Indian Act, the constitution, or in any treaty, they are no federal tax on tobacco on reserves. According to […]

by pmnationtalk on July 6, 2017179 Views

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We have a better budget for Nova Scotia – CCPA

April 20, 2017 Halifax—The Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives-Nova Scotia released its annual Nova Scotia Alternative Budget today, a week in advance of the current government’s tabling what is likely to be its last provincial budget before it calls an election. It is thus timely to hold our government to account for the choices it […]

by pmnationtalk on April 20, 2017179 Views

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A National Housing Strategy must enable provinces and territories to shape programs to their varying needs and market realities. – Policy Options

March 27, 2017 The federal government is currently making decisions on its promised National Housing Strategy, and its 2017 budget has announced the funding involved. It seems timely to ask: What can we learn from the history of social housing policy in Canada that is relevant today? In the government’s election platform and budget, affordable […]

by pmnationtalk on March 27, 2017198 Views

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13th Annual Demographia International Housing Affordability Survey: 2017

Jointly Published with the Atlantic Institute for Market Studies The 13th Annual Demographia International Housing Affordability Survey: 2017 is published in collaboration with the Demographia group in Illinois, USA and the Atlantic Institute for Market Studies in Halifax. Authors Wendell Cox, Senior Fellow at the Frontier Centre for Public Policy, and Hugh Pavletich, an investment property […]

by pmnationtalk on January 23, 2017211 Views

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