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Social Housing and the Role of Aboriginal Organizations in Canadian Cities

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Social Housing and the Role of Aboriginal Organizations in Canadian Cities

Since as early as 1970, Aboriginal housing organizations have been operating in urban areas. They have combatted disproportionate housing hardship, fought discrimination in the private and public housing sectors, and delivered housing in the most culturally appropriate ways possible within the parameters of state social housing programs.


By IRPP, Canada.


Governance Policy Resource.


Building a brigde to the futureFUTURE

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Building a brigde to the futureFUTURE

In this exclusive to Policy Options, the Liberal leader underlines his party's role as the "party of the centre" in Canada, and stresses its "ability to build bridges and unite Canadians from every province." Looking ahead, he sees climate change as the "main focus of our endeavour." He adds: "if humanity does not develop a sustainable way of living on this planet soon, we will quickly reach the tipping point for environmental, economic and social catastrophe."


By IRPP, Canada


Governance Policy Resource.


Doug Bland Assesses Rick Hillier's Legacy in Policy Options article

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Doug Bland Assesses Rick Hillier's Legacy in Policy Options article

“As General Rick Hillier steps down as Chief of Defence Staff, Doug Bland notes that no previous CDS has commanded such close attention from the prime minister or played as central a role in the direction of Canada's defence and foreign policies. He is the first of a new breed of post-Cold War senior officers, and it is a safe bet that his successor will continue his deep involvement in policy development.


By IRPP, Canada.


Governance Policy Resource.


Naphta Nonsense

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Naphta Nonsense

“Beggar thy neighbour” may not be good policy, but it is predictable in hard economic times, especially in election cycles. Thus, both Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama, debating in the Rust-Belt state of Ohio, promised to reopen NAFTA and even cancel it if the Canadians and Mexicans didn’t agree to renegotiate. But then came “NAFTA-gate,” a silly episode in which the Harper government was accused of trying to derail the Obama campaign for the benefit of John McCain, followed by the leak of a low-level diplomatic note by Canadian consular officials, advising Ottawa to pay no heed to Obama’s rhetoric, which hurt Obama’s prospects on the eve of the Ohio vote. Robin Sears backgrounds an episode of spring fever. . .


By IRPP, Canada.


Governance Policy Resource.