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The United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples – Moving Forward

Following 25 years of negotiations, in a landmark vote of the United Nations General Assembly on 13 September 2007, 143 countries voted to adopt the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples. For many of the world’s Indigenous peoples, the Declaration represents a major turning point in the recognition and protection of their…

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Canada’s Gold Reserves Reach Historic Low

Canada’s gold reserves have fallen to almost zero. As of 29 April 2016, the nation’s official gold reserves stood at a record low 55 ounces, valued at US$70,711. This followed the sale of 95,839 ounces of gold, valued at US$107.1 million, between December 2015 and April 2016. Canada’s gold reserves peaked at just over 1,000…

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The State of Broadband Internet in Canada

Canadians are among the highest Internet users in the world, according to comScore Canada. With advances in e-commerce and mobile communication, as well as increased participation in social media, broadband (or “high-speed”) Internet has become an integral part of Canada’s infrastructure. However, as broadband speeds increase, so does the “availability gap” between Canada’s urban and…