Regina city council has added its voice to the growing call for a national inquiry into the crisis of 1,200 murdered and missing aboriginal women in Canada.
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Labour market data in Canada is easily available by sex, age, and region. We spend a great deal of time talking about these factors. More recently Statistics Canada made labour market data available on CANSIM by landed immigrant status, going back to 2006. This factor is less often included in most labour market analysis, and . . . → Read More: The Progressive Economics Forum: Indigenous Workers in Canada
The news of UBC Sauder Business School students chanting about rape of underage girls during a FROSH week event has generated much outrage. As it should.
While the chant might seem like an isolated incident, it is not. The recent rape chant scandals in UBC and in St Mary’s University in Halifax are evidence of . . . → Read More: The Progressive Economics Forum: What UBC and SMU’s rape chant scandals say about women in the Canadian economy
by Obert Madondo | The Canadian Progressive, Feb. 4, 2013: “We’ve to acknowledge that Australia has a Black history”, an Aboriginal leader said last week as he “reflected on pain, and hope, of Australia Day”. Steve Widders is asking indigenous people in Australia not to forget a painful colonial past dominated by oppression, racism, dispossession, . . . → Read More: The Canadian Progressive: Aboriginal leader: “We’ve to acknowledge that Australia has a Black history”
Unfortunately racism is an incredibly powerful and shockingly nefarious thing. It seeps into people’s blood and bones in ways that they don’t even notice. Racism is not just a conscious and blatant force. Rather, like many aspects of human relations, racism often lies in the background of people’s conscious feelings. I once saw an illustration of this kind of subconscious racism . . . → Read More: kirbycairo: Chief Spence and Our Quiet Racist Traditions. . . . .
Idle No More is first and foremost a grassroots movement – a movement that has risen up to confront the unjust dealings of the Harper government with indigenous peoples.
The moderate approach that has been favored by Assembly of First Nations’ national chief, Shawn A-in-chut Atleo, has been in certain key respects misguided. . . . → Read More: drive-by planet: Idle No More: inspirational Thunder Bay rally and video
There’s a fascinating new report from the Centre for the Study of Living Standards that calculates Human Development Index (HDI) scores for all of Canada’s provinces and territories. Here’s the citation:
The Human Development Index in Canada: Estimates for the Canadian Provinces and Territories, 2000-2011, by Elspeth Hazell, Kar-Fai Gee, and Andrew Sharpe (Ottawa: Centre . . . → Read More: The Progressive Economics Forum: Canada’s Own Third World
In a recent blog post at Northern Public Affairs, Stephanie Irlbacher-Fox looks at the issue of ‘who gets what?’ when a mine is developed in the Northwest Territories (NWT).
Here is an excerpt from the post:
The resource extractor: they pay royalties (the NWT has the lowest royalties in the world), and costs of . . . → Read More: The Progressive Economics Forum: Mining in the NWT: Who Gets What?
There’s so much going on in the climate change world these days, it’s hard to keep up. This Saturday is 350.org’s Connect The Dots event, where thousands of people across the globe will gather to protest, educate, document and volunteer to support the communities on the front lines of the climate crisis, and make the . . . → Read More: 350 or bust: Connecting the Dots: Extreme Weather, First Nations Rights, And Our Addiction To Dirty Energy