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COMMENTARY November 05, 2013 - 4:14 pm

Nunavut’s new government: the first 100 days (Part 1)

Will new government and leadership be decisive, innovative, calculating, or fumbling?

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ANNE CRAWFORD

The first 100 days of a new government are when the emerging administration reveals its first priorities, strengths and weaknesses.

Will the new government and leadership be decisive, innovative, calculating, or fumbling? After months of talk and promises, the 100-day mark is when...

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COMMENTARY July 19, 2013 - 1:25 pm

Ottawa must consult indigenous people on changes to Species at Risk Act

Changes to the Species at Risk Act should not be imposed by government but achieved through co-operation with indigenous people

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OVIDE MERCREDI, PEIGI WILSON and WILL AMOS

“Damn the torpedoes, full steam ahead!” This is one way to get things done, but the wreckage it leaves in its wake can undermine the victory. The current federal government’s relationship with environmentalists and indigenous peoples is a case in...

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COMMENTARY April 24, 2013 - 6:02 am

Nunavut media arts centre would usher in “new era”

“NMAC represents grand opportunities to produce leading-edge digital content”

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MADELEINE D’ARGENCOURT
Chair, Inuit Broadcasting Corp.

Significant changes in the worldwide broadcast and communications industries are underway because of advances in digital technology and the pervasiveness of internet connectivity.

IT-based digital delivery systems are rapidly replacing...

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COMMENTARY April 22, 2013 - 7:24 am

Devolution a nation-building project for Canada

”Governance and capacity issues facing the Government of Nunavut are a significant impediment”

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CHRISTOPHER ALCANTARA

Last month, the federal government announced that it had signed a historic devolution deal with the Northwest Territories government.

Under this agreement, the federal government will transfer its jurisdiction and administrative responsibilities over territorial lands and...

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COMMENTARY March 04, 2013 - 8:00 am

What really happened to food costs under Nutrition North?

"Cheerleaders for this program have been using smoke and mirrors in the way food cost information is collected"

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FRED HILL AND MICHAEL FITZGERALD

In May 2010, the Government of Canada announced that the Food Mail Program would be replaced by Nutrition North Canada and that the new program would “make healthy food more accessible and affordable to Canadians living in isolated Northern communities.”

Since...

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