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Critical Topics in Global Warming

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Critical Topics in Global Warming

The issue of global warming is the subject of two parallel debates: one scientific, focused on the analyses of complex and conflicting data; the other political, addressing what is the proper response of government to a hypothetical risk. Proponents of an immediate and sweeping regulatory response insist that the scientific debate has long been settled. But a fair reading of the science, as presented in the Fraser Institute’s Independent Summary for Policymakers (ISPM), proves otherwise. The supplements to that report go deeper into some of the key topics and provide even more evidence that popularized notions about the causes and consequences of global warming are more fiction than fact.


By Fraser Institute, Canada.


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Canadian Indian policy a dismal failure and should be changed to focus on individuals, not tradition

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Canadian Indian policy a dismal failure and should be changed to focus on individuals, not traditional bands

Canada's current Indian policy is deeply flawed and will be unable to change and progress until the country moves away from the concept of Indians as a collective and parallel society and embraces the idea of Indians as individuals, argues Gordon Gibson in a new book published by the Fraser Institute.


By Fraser Institute, Canada.


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Defining the Federal Government’s Role in Social Policy: The Spending Power and Other Instruments

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Defining the Federal Government’s Role in Social Policy: The Spending Power and Other Instruments

Limiting the use of the federal spending power in areas of provincial jurisdiction, particularly social policy, was on the agenda of most of the constitutional negotiations that began in the late 1960s. The issue was of particular interest to Quebec, but a number of other provincial governments also resented some of the ways the spending power had been used over time. Although all governments agreed to certain limits in the Meech Lake and Charlottetown accords, the rejection of the latter in 1992 ended attempts to provide for constitutional limits on the spending power.


By IRPP, Canada.


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Breaking Down Barriers to Labour Market Integration of Newcomers in Toronto

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Breaking Down Barriers to Labour Market Integration of Newcomers in Toronto

Immigrants have been settling in Canada for centuries. The pace of their integration into Canadian society has depended on many factors, but one constant has been their ability to earn a living. This can be most challenging for immigrants who arrive as adults and are ready and willing to enter the labour force immediately. Their experience differs from those of other adult immigrants who do not join the labour force and immigrants who arrive as children and are educated and socialized within the Canadian school system before entering the labour force.


By IRPP, Canada.


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