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Softwood fight threatens Indigenous exporter – Policy Options

August 30, 2017 As Canadian producers nervously await the outcome of softwood lumber talks with the US, the stakes are especially high for one Indigenous-owned sawmill in Saskatchewan’s northern boreal forest. NorSask Forest Products in Meadow Lake sees about 60 percent of its production going to the US. It is part of a growing Indigenous […]

by pmnationtalk on August 30, 201725 Views

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The Value of Tax Exemptions On First Nations Reserves – FCPP

All Canadian provinces face mounting health expenditures, owing in part to smoking. Yet, tobacco products sold on First Nations reserves is not subject to taxes, unlike off-reserve sales. Even though exemptions are not enshrined in the Indian Act, the constitution, or in any treaty, they are no federal tax on tobacco on reserves. According to […]

by pmnationtalk on July 6, 201736 Views

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Saskatchewan Top Ranked Province on Conference Board of Canada’s Food Report Card

Ottawa, May 18, 2017—Saskatchewan is the top performer on The Conference Board of Canada’s food report card. Canada’s Food Report Card: Provincial Performance assesses the performance of the provinces’ food systems and food sectors based on five categories: industry prosperity, healthy food and diets, food safety, household food security, and environmental sustainability. “Overall, Saskatchewan is […]

by pmnationtalk on May 18, 201753 Views

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A National Housing Strategy must enable provinces and territories to shape programs to their varying needs and market realities. – Policy Options

March 27, 2017 The federal government is currently making decisions on its promised National Housing Strategy, and its 2017 budget has announced the funding involved. It seems timely to ask: What can we learn from the history of social housing policy in Canada that is relevant today? In the government’s election platform and budget, affordable […]

by pmnationtalk on March 27, 201760 Views

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FCPP: The Privatization Of Potash Corporation Of Saskatchewan

The Frontier Centre for Public Policy today released a study about the privatization of the Potash Corporation of Saskatchewan (PCS). The report was co-authored by Dr. Mark Moore and Dr. Aidan Vining, both at the Beedie School of Business, Simon Fraser University, BC. The Potash Corporation of Saskatchewan was established in 1975, and continued to […]

by pmnationtalk on February 28, 2017106 Views

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FCPP: Treaty Land Entitlement and Urban Reserves in Saskatchewan

The Frontier Centre for Public Policy today released a study about treaty land entitlement and urban reserves in Saskatchewan. The study was conducted by Dr. Tom Flanagan, Professor Emeritus, University of Calgary, and Mr. Lee Harding, who was a M.A. student in the School of Public Policy. Saskatchewan’s Treaty Land Entitlement (TLE) initiative provides funds […]

by pmnationtalk on February 21, 201740 Views

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As The Crow Flies – Transportation Policy in Saskatchewan and the Crow’s Nest Pass Agreement – FCPP

The Frontier Centre for Public Policy today released a study by Mary-Jane Bennett, a Senior Fellow at the Frontier Centre for Public Policy.  As the Crow Flies: Transportation Policy in Saskatchewan and the Crow’s Nest Pass Agreement studies the Crow rate, one of the terms of the 1897 Crow’s Nest Pass Agreement between the CPR […]

by pmnationtalk on February 9, 201750 Views

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Public Policy Forum welcomes Linsay Martens as Director of Policy

Ottawa, Nov. 7, 2016 – The Public Policy Forum is pleased to announce that Linsay Martens will join the Forum on December 1 as Director of Policy. Linsay holds a PhD in Public Policy from the Johnson-Shoyama Graduate School of Public Policy at the University of Saskatchewan. His dissertation focused on Indigenous involvement in sustainability […]

by pmnationtalk on November 8, 2016141 Views

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FCPP: Saskatchewan Megaprojects in the 1980s: the Ugly, the Bad, and the Good

Canada has had a troubled history of governments pursuing megaprojects that entail large losses of taxpayer money, leading politicians later to bemoan the fact that the project should never have been undertaken. Would better advance assessment avoid such losses? This paper looks at the question in the context of the history of three energy-related megaprojects […]

by pmnationtalk on September 27, 201688 Views

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