Unpacking Equity: The Fight for Indigenous Rights Under USMCA

Unpacking Equity is a collaboration between the Public Policy and Governance Review and the Gender, Diversity and Public Policy Initiative (GDPP) at the Munk School of Global Affairs and Public Policy. This series aims to explain equity-related policy issues and break down complicated topics involving equity, diversity and inclusion. Policy professionals can gain a better […]

Unpacking Equity: Ending Drinking Water Advisories in First Nations Communities

Unpacking Equity is a collaboration between the Public Policy and Governance Review and the Gender, Diversity and Public Policy Initiative (GDPP) at the School of Public Policy and Governance. This series aims to explain equity-related policy issues and break down complicated topics involving equity, diversity and inclusion. Policy professionals can gain a better understanding of these […]

Canada’s Policy Transformations – January 17 2018

Good morning PPGR enthusiasts! As we wind down the celebrations for Canada’s sesquicentennial, this week’s Morning Brief is a special edition, highlighting Canada’s Policy Transformations: The Last 50 and the Next, a major conference where both academics and policy influencers reflected on the country’s past in order to speculate about its future. This week’s Morning Brief was […]

Indigenous Peoples: from the 1969 White Paper to the Truth and Reconciliation Commission and beyond

Joshua Johnson Indigenous issues within Canada have become an ever-increasing area of political focus and discourse. Last September, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau discussed  “Canada’s Shame” in regards to the country’s historic treatment of Indigenous peoples, while also noting the power of unity and collective participation in overcoming reconciliatory challenges. The Trudeau government has also made […]

The Sixties Scoop and steps toward reconciliation

The term “Sixties Scoop” has been widely referenced in the media for much of 2017, often in passing and without much discussion of the dark history behind it. This term references Canada’s child welfare policies from the 1960s to the mid-1980s, which supported the forceful removal of Indigenous children from their families, and resulted in […]