Indigenous Policy & Issues

Does Canadian society fully appreciate why Indigenous People face the serious inequality that exists today? How do we as a society move towards a more equal society? By respecting treaties, which are living documents; and by working towards the advancement especially of Indigenous people.

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Protecting Human Rights in Trade Agreements – Hunsley

By Terrance Hunsley

The NAFTA negotiations are likely to be a tough uphill slog, given Mr Trump’s belligerent stance. It is hard to see how Canada will make much headway on subjects such as gender rights, indigenous rights and environmental regulations. But these issues a …

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Naming Buildings: A useful debate – Cardozo

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The controversy around naming buildings, it’s actually a good debate We need to welcome the debate and not hurl insults at those we disagree with. This is an opportunity to understand discrimination present and past. Second, as we become a more egalita …

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Parliamentary Committee on Poverty Reduction

By Terrance Hunsley

HUMA – the Parliamentary Standing Committee on Human Resources, Skills and Social Development, and the Status of Persons with Disabilities, (the name rolls right off the tongue, doesn’t it.) has spent a year hearing from Canadian experts, social advoca …

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Racism: What’s happening? Where to from here?(Mar21)

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ROUNDTABLE ON RACISM WHAT IS GOING ON? WHERE DO WE GO FROM HERE? REPORT: Roundtable on Racism What is going on? Where do we go from here? Tuesday, March 21, 8:00 am to 11:00 am Canadian Museum of History (Douglas Cardinal Room), Gatineau This Roundtabl …

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A Cdn Research Council on Social, Cultural & Econ Health

By Terrance Hunsley, Senior Fellow, The Pearson Centre

We could take a lesson from the health system. Over the past four decades, the federal government, with provincial involvement, has invested in health research, health information systems, performance evaluation and innovation. Those investments are pa …

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NEW REPORT: Poverty Reduction Roundtable with Minister Jean-Yves Duclos

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March 28, 2017 Report of The Pearson Centre Roundtable on Poverty Reduction By Terrance Hunsley, Senior Fellow, The Pearson Centre Hosted by the Somerset West Community Health Centre, Ottawa December 8, 2016 ____________________________________________ …

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REPORT: Roundtable: Murray Sinclair / TRC, Educ, Empl

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Contents: – Program – Roundtable Report – Commentary by Gabrielle Fayant – Commentary by Susanna Cluff-Clyburn – List of TRC Calls to Actions that address education, training and employment – List of additional resources _______________________________ …

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Scrapping Welfare, Hugh Segal

By Hugh Segal

The case for guaranteeing all Canadians an income above the poverty line.   This article was originally published by the Literary Review of Canada in 2012. It is a classic presentation of the rationale for a guaranteed basic income and we decided …

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Former U.S. secretary of state Madeleine Albright, former prime minister John Turner, and former foreign affairs minister Lloyd Axworthy, pictured in Toronto at the Global Progress Evening, hosted by the Pearson Centre, April 1, 2014
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Hon. Lloyd Axworthy C.C. :)

By Andrew Cardozo

Governor General announced the appointment of new members and companions of the Order of Canada last week. One of the recipients was Lloyd Axworthy for “his principled contributions to international human rights and for his leadership in post-secondary …

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