Monument to aboriginal war veterans in Confederation Park, Ottawa, Canada

Update – National Aboriginal Day: Celebrating the Cultures, Heritage and Achievements of Indigenous Peoples

June 21, 2016 marks the 20th anniversary of National Aboriginal Day. On this day each year, hundreds of communities across Canada will hold numerous events to celebrate Indigenous cultures and contributions to Canada. Until recently, accounts of Canadian history have excluded the roles and contributions of Indigenous peoples to Canada. Over the last 20 years,…

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Economic Indicators: A Graphical Look at Canada’s Economy

Like other nations, Canada and its economy are ever-changing. In part, these changes can be assessed by examining what are sometimes characterized as key economic indicators. In chart form, this HillNote uses the most recent annual or monthly data, as appropriate, to provide information on a number of key economic indicators, including: gross domestic product;…

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Climate Change: Implications for Canadian Marine Fisheries and Aquaculture

Climate change is increasingly challenging the sustainability of Canada’s $3.5-billion marine fisheries and aquaculture, two industries of particular economic and social importance to communities on all three coasts. The challenges of dealing with climate change are complicated by uncertainties about its impact. This makes it even more difficult for managers and policy makers – on…