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Northern Exposure: Peoples, Powers and…

Northern Exposure: Peoples, Powers and Prospects in Canada's North

by Frances Abele

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This is an insightful and thought-provoking examination of Canada's north. It looks at the issues facing governments and citizens: politics, economic and social development, sovereignty. One of the best parts of the book was the section where young northerns spoke about their visions for the future.

The Institute for Research on Public Policy has a well-earned reputation for studying issues that matter, and for taking a broad perspective that balances academic depth with practical application. It is not surprising that they have created a comprehensive, interesting and useful look at major issues in Canada's northern territories. ( )
  LynnB | Jun 14, 2009 |
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The North is an increasingly important focal point of public policy. The impact of climate change on the environment and community life underlines the urgent need for measures to slow this trend and facilitate adaptation to uncertain conditions. International events have underlined the importance of safeguarding Canada's sovereignty in its Arctic regions, and the federal government has announced a series of measures to further this objective. The result of a wide-ranging IRPP research program, this multidisciplinary volume explores the following themes: Canada in the circumpolar world - environmental, scientific and foreign-policy dimensions; First Nations, Inuit and public governance; economic development - enterprise, sustainable development and communities; sustaining people - education and human capital; and developing a northern policy for the future. Public policy specialists review the implications of the unprecedented changes in governance that have taken place in the three territories and in Aboriginal communities in northern Quebec and Labrador over the past three decades and analyze challenges that must be faced in order to strengthen economic development and quality of life for northern residents. Contributions from Inuit and First Nations leaders, former territorial premiers, and Aboriginal youth activists add further depth and perspective. Contributors include Frances Abele, Elaine Alexie, George Berthe, George Braden, Michael Bravo, Thomas J. Courchene, Nellie Cournoyea, Anne Crawford, Gordon Erlandson, James Feehan, Terry Fenge, Violet Ford, Danny Gaudet, Minnie Grey, Franklyn Griffiths, Udloriak Hanson, Jack Hicks, Tom Hoefer, Rob Huebert, Stephanie Irlbacher-Fox, Armand MacKenzie, Laura MacKenzie, Douglas McArthur, Stephen Mills, Nathan Obed, Aynslie Ogden, Tony Penikett, Hanne Petersen, Greg Poelzer, Thierry Rodon, F. Leslie Seidle, Mary Simon, France St-Hilaire, Richard Van Loon, Sheila Watt-Cloutier, Graham White, and John B. Zoe

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