Aboriginal Policy

— Jan 26, 2021
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Promise and Performance: Recent Trends in Government Expenditures on Indigenous Peoples

Promise and Performance: Recent Trends in Government Expenditures on Indigenous Peoples finds that, according to federal budget projections, from fiscal year 2015-16 to 2021-22, federal spending on Indigenous programs will increase by 50 per cent—from $11 billion to more than $17 billion—despite evidence that more money won’t solve the chronic problems in First Nations communities.

— 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.

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