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Finding the “Win-Win” in Major Project Agreements

March 08, 2017

Christopher Duschenes
Director
Northern and Aboriginal Policy,
Centre for the North

Lessons From Indigenous Groups and Industry Proponents

Over the past 30 years, major project agreements (MPAs) between Indigenous communities and natural resources companies have become the cornerstone of successful development projects in Canada. It is increasingly ...

Fostering Reconciliation: Investing in Indigenous-Centred Early Childhood Education

September 07, 2016

Kala Pendakur Kala Pendakur
Research Associate
Northern and Aboriginal Policy
Kiran Alwani Kiran Alwani
Student Intern
Northern and Aboriginal Policy

During The Tragically Hip’s final concert in Kingston last month, lead singer Gord Downie took a moment to reflect on the situation facing many Indigenous peoples in Canada. He emphasized ...

No More “Jurisdictional Wasteland” for Métis and Non-Status Indians

May 18, 2016

Kala Pendakur Kala Pendakur
Research Associate
Northern and Aboriginal Policy

Canada is moving through some significant changes in its relationship with Aboriginal people. And as we approach Aboriginal Awareness Week (May 24 to 27), we wanted to take a moment to place a spotlight on two recent and important decisions....

Shipping in a Changing Northern Climate: Where Do We Go From Here?

January 27, 2016

Kala Pendakur Kala Pendakur
Research Associate
Northern and Aboriginal Policy

The very climatic changes that are opening up Northern waters to exploration and shipping are the same changes that are making these activities more difficult.

Marine transportation plays a critical role in the quality of life of Canada’s Northern residents. ...

Put Northerners' Interests at Forefront of Northern Development

June 17, 2015

Adam Fiser Adam Fiser
Senior Research Associate
Northern and Aboriginal Policy
Brent DowDall
Senior Writer
Forecasting and Analysis Division

Many of Canada's pressing socio-economic, political, and environmental challenges are at their most intense in the North. Blessed with natural resource endowments, the North has lots of potential for economic ...

Arctic Security—It's More Than Just Patrol Ships

August 25, 2014

Anja Jeffrey
Anja Jeffrey
Director
Northern and Aboriginal Policy
Satyamoorthy Kabilan
Director
National Security and Strategic Foresight

As usual, the Prime Minister's annual Northern tour generates a national conversation about the future of the Canadian North. Issues, from infrastructure and resource development to science and technology and the well-being of ...

Aboriginal Workers: Integral to Canada’s Ongoing Competitiveness and Performance

February 01, 2012

Jessica Edge
Jessica Edge
Research Associate
Industry and Business Strategy

In the coming years, Canada’s economy is unlikely to have enough workers with the right skills to meet its labour market needs. Our workforce is aging at an accelerating rate, and the fertility levels of the Canadian population are below replacement ...


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