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A prescription for savings

Sub Title: 
Federal revenue options for pharmacare and their distributional impacts on households, businesses and governments
Release Date: 
Wednesday, December 5, 2018
Number of pages in documents: 
45 pages
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Pharmacare is high on Canada’s political agenda with the federal government’s Advisory Council on the Implementation of National Pharmacare led by Dr. Eric Hoskins set to report by spring 2019. Pharmacare is also expected to be a key issue in the 2019 federal election. 

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True, Lasting Reconciliation

For the first time, a report outlines what implementation of the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples could and should look like at the provincial level. This report focuses on implementation in BC law, policy and practices.

Fundamental to the UN Declaration is an understanding that government must move from a “duty to consult” to a genuine process of obtaining free, prior and informed consent of Indigenous Nations in all matters pertaining to their Title and Rights.

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How the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples can be implemented in BC law, policy and practices — new report

Release Date: 
Wednesday, November 21, 2018

(Coast Salish Territories/ Vancouver) A report released today outlines for the first time what implementation of the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples could and should look like in BC law, policy and practices; the BC government has explicitly committed to adopt and implement the UN Declaration. 

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True, Lasting Reconciliation

Sub Title: 
Implementing the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples in British Columbia law, policy and practices
Release Date: 
Tuesday, November 27, 2018
Attached Document Title: 
True, Lasting Reconciliation
True, Lasting Reconciliation — Summary
Appendix A: United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples
Appendix B: 2015 Original Commitment Document
Appendix B: 2018 Actions for Implementing the Commitment Document
Appendix B: 2018 Vision for implementing the Commitment Document
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28 pages
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Implementation of the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples is a central political and public policy issue around the world. The BC government has committed to fully adopting the UN Declaration and this ground-breaking report, for the first time, outlines what implementation could and should look like in BC law, policy and practices.

Boom, Bust and Consolidation

The five largest bitumen-extractive corporations in Canada control 79.3 per cent of Canada’s productive capacity of bitumen. The Big Five—Suncor Energy, Canadian Natural Resources Limited (CNRL), Cenovus Energy, Imperial Oil and Husky Energy—collectively control 90 per cent of existing bitumen upgrading capacity and are positioned to dominate Canada’s future oil sands development.

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Contract jobs now account for majority of university faculty appointments in Canada

Release Date: 
Thursday, November 1, 2018

New study examines reliance on precarious jobs on university campuses; Ontario, Quebec and B.C. have contract faculty rates above national average.

OTTAWA—Canadian universities are relying heavily on precariously-employed faculty on campus, according to a new study released today by the Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives.

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Universitaires précaires

Sub Title: 
Les nominations d’enseignants contractuels, la tendance dans les universités canadiennes
Release Date: 
Thursday, November 1, 2018
Number of pages in documents: 
60 pages
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Les universités canadiennes dépendent énormément des enseignants précaires sur les campusAyant déjà été parmi les professions les plus sûres au pays, en 2016-2017 les emplois contractuels dans le secteur représentaient la majorité (53,6 pour cent) de toutes les nominations d’enseignants universitaires, et ce selon les données obtenues par l’entremise de demandes d’accès à l’information envoyées aux 78 universités canadiennes financées par l’État.

Contract U

Sub Title: 
Contract faculty appointments at Canadian universities
Release Date: 
Thursday, November 1, 2018
Number of pages in documents: 
56 pages
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Canadian universities are relying heavily on precariously-employed faculty on campusOnce among the most secure professions in the country, by 2016-17 contract jobs in the sector accounted for the majority (53.6 per cent) of all university faculty appointments, according to data obtained through Freedom of Information requests to all 78 publicly-funded Canadian universities. The findings show that reliance on contract faculty is a foundational part of the system, and has been for at least a decade.

The Monitor, November-December 2018

Sub Title: 
Making Finance Work for People
Release Date: 
Thursday, November 1, 2018
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In Part 2 of our feature on the state of the economy 10 years after the crisis, the Monitor heads to the bank. With radical ideas for reforming finance's retail, mortgage and investing functions from John Anderson, Michal Rozworski, Kevin Young and Alper Yagci, Roxanne Dubois and Brett Scott.

Here's a sample of what you'll find inside this issue:

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