CIGI – “East Asia-Arctic Relations: Boundary, Security and International Politics” is co-edited by Kimie Hara and Ken Coates. The new book’s 12 chapters are written by Arctic and Asia relations experts from Canada, China, Japan, Korea, Russia and the United States.
GLOBE AND MAIL – The government of Canada has made an obvious and much-anticipated decision on the Northern Gateway pipeline, but the debate is far from over. Based on the report of the Joint Review Panel, which recommended approval subject to important modifications and conditions, and the government’s strong commitment to resource development, few expected the plan to be rejected.
LEADER POST – Saskatchewan’s commodity fuelled economic boom is “masking a weak performance in innovation and productivity,” according to a study by the Johnson-Shoyama Graduate School of Public Policy, which was released at the Conference Board of Canada’s Saskatchewan Forum in Regina Tuesday.
UARCTIC SHARED VOICES MAGAZINE (see pages 14-15) with Greg Poelzer.
The Circumpolar North faces major challenges in the years ahead, beyond the often-mentioned issues of climate change, indigenous empowerment and rapid resource development.
CBC North – An Unfinished Nation: Completing the devolution revolution in Canada’s North
Canada is an incomplete nation. Vast parts of the country, mostly in the North, lack the services, equality of opportunity, and political authority necessary to effect positive change.
Audio – Listen online here
NATIONAL POST – Ken Coates and Greg Poelzer discuss the NWT Devolution Act and its implications for northern Canada and the country as a whole. Read the story here.
CBC – Ken Coates explains the significance of the upcoming court battle over the Peel Watershed Land Use Plan. Click here for the full story.
JSGS NEWS RELEASE – The University of Saskatchewan has received $1 million from Federated Co-operatives Limited (FCL), on behalf of the Co-operative Retailing system, for a new initiative in co-operative business development in rural and Aboriginal communities in Canada. The project will be led by the Centre for the Study of Co-operatives in partnership with the Johnson-Shoyama Graduate School of Public Policy (JSGS), the International Centre for Northern Governance and Development, the Edwards School of Business (ESB) and the Plunkett Foundation in the UK.
LAC LA RONGE NEWS – Students in Ken Coates’ course, JSGS 863: Aboriginal Peoples and Public Policy entered into an agreement with the town of La Ronge to work on a project analyzing community services in the town.