Aboriginal Policy

— Sep 29, 2020
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Cartels and Casinos: First Nations’ Gaming in Canada

Cartels and Casinos: First Nations’ Gaming in Canada finds that if Canadian policymakers want to help First Nations generate more revenue and improve living standards, they should reduce regulation of the gaming industry and allow entrepreneurs—not regulators—to make decisions about casino locations and other key industry factors.

— Mar 10, 2020
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Squaring the Circle: Adopting UNDRIP in Canada

Squaring the Circle: Adopting UNDRIP in Canada finds that the federal government's plan to legislate a recent United Nations declaration on Indigenous people conflicts with Canadian constitutional law and will likely cause legal chaos.

— Dec 17, 2019
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Gaining Ground, Losing Ground: First Nations' Community Well-Being in the 21st Century

Gaining Ground, Losing Ground: First Nations’ Community Well-Being in the 21st Century finds that, despite billions of dollars in government spending, nearly one of every five First Nation communities in Canada has experienced a decline in living standards since 2001.

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