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  Aboriginal Economic Development in the New Economy
This paper explores the issue of Indigenous land claims to their traditional lands and the Indigenous peoples' right to use the resources of these lands as central to their drive to nationhood. Anderson argues that land and resources are the foundation upon which Indigenous peoples intend to rebuild the economies of their nations and so improve the socioeconomic circumstances of their people.
  Aboriginal People with Disabilities
Following the completion of a two-year study looking at the issues facing Aboriginal persons with disabilities in Canada, and using culturally appropriate research methods, the authors identified the multiple gaps in public policies concerning a marginalized segment of society.
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  Capitalizing on Culture: How can public policy support arts and culture for the public good?
Remarks in this Briefing Note were presented as part of a public forum in Saskatoon, SK, on September 14, 2006. In their articles panellists discuss: urban planning with a cultural lens; the centrality of culture in urban wealth creation; and basic questions of authentic urban identity. Readers are invited to consider the role of the university, the arts and public investment and the role of the artist in urban planning.
  Coming to the End: Mandatory Retirement in Saskatchewan
Most Canadian jurisdictions have now removed or modified their laws relating to mandatory retirement. John Whyte and Justin Leifso in their paper “Coming to the End: Mandatory Retirement in Saskatchewan” analyze this reform from four perspectives – legal, social, economic and human – and question Saskatchewan’s failure to join the trend to end mandatory retirement.
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  Employment Insurance: One Size Does Not Fit All
The authors in this paper investigate how the distribution of employment insurance benefits could be changed depending on the type of recipient, by moving away from a 'one size fits' all' program to a program that would focus on getting assistance to those who require EI as a temporary supplement, and by lessening benefits to those who have fallen into the 'EI trap'.
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  Final Destination or a Stopover: Attracting Immigrants to Saskatchewan
This Briefing Note endeavours to explore some key issues relating to immigration in Saskatchewan that affect the province’s future economic and social development. The Briefing Note also provides helpful information on the historical patterns and current trends of immigration to the province, out-migration flows and the overall demographic situation in the province.
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  Insight for the Future: Saskatchewan Youth Share Their Thoughts
This briefing note shares the top essays submitted to CYR's short essay contest. The contest was designed to provide youth with an opportunity to share their thoughts on policy issues currently being addressed by the department, namely youth employment and leadership.
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  Media and Politics
“Media and Politics”, the newest publication in SIPP’s Briefing Note series, explores the relationship between media and politics: the influence of politics on the news media and the influence of the media on the nation’s political life.
  More Than Bricks and Mortar: The Consequences of Poor Housing Conditions in Regina's Aboriginal Community
This SIPP Briefing Note explores the long-term impacts of substandard housing conditions in light of the disturbing housing statistics for Regina’s Aboriginal community contained in 2001 Census figures and other housing data.
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  Not in Polite Company: Religious and Political Discursive Formations on Same-Sex Marriage
Following an open forum at the University of Regina, SIPP released its 10th Briefing Note on the question of the authority of religion on the issue of same-sex marriage. The four commentaries offer frameworks for thinking though the issue, which includes looking at the role the bible plays in the discussion, the definition of family, the view from an Anglican priest, and the complicated and sensitive relationship between religion and politics.
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  Policing the Future: The Changing Demographics of Saskatchewan
In Briefing Note #16, Judge M. E. Turpel-Lafond discusses the topic of policing in Saskatchewan.
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  Religion is About Life: Religious and Political Discursive on the Role of Faith in Politics
This briefing note is based on the public lecture held in Regina on April 5th with special guest speaker the Right Reverend Peter Short, Moderator, United Church of Canada. Rev. Short delivered a presentation entitled "Religion is About Life" to which Dr. Shadia Drury and Dr. Peter Bisson gave enlivened responses.
  Returns to Education: International and National Evidence
In Briefing Note #19, Jim Marshall reveals a striking portrait of the private and public returns to education in Saskatchewan and across Canada by level, gender, region, ethnicity and field of study.
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  Senate Reform: Is This the Beginning?
In this paper SIPP Senior Policy Fellows David E. Smith and John D. Whyte offer their submissions on the role and structure of the Senate, which they presented to the Special Senate Committee on September 20, 2006.
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  The Challenge of Compliance: Privacy Protection in the Private Sector
In this issue, the Institute examines the development of privacy legislation governing the private sector in Canada and provides valuable information to businesses about the implementation of PIPEDA that manage personal information.
  The Consequential Effects of Canadian Immigration Policy and Anti-Terror Legislation on Columbian Refugees
This paper looks at the relationship between Canada, Colombia, and the United States, and specifically at how legislation has forced Canada into a submissive role that has undermined attempts at mediating peaceful resolutions in Colombia and discouraged the promotion of other forms of social justice that Canada has traditionally advocated.
  The Economics of Public Support for the Arts
“The Economics of Public Support for the Arts”, the latest publication in SIPP’s Briefing Note series, brings an analytical approach to the discussion about whether, and to what extent, there should be public support for artists and the art they produce.
  The Last Straw
“The Last Straw” explores the events leading to the creation of the Canadian Wheat Board (CWB) and the recent scrutiny that the CWB has come under, both domestically and internationally, in regards to its single-desk selling powers.
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  Workplace Health: Changes and Challenges
“Workplace Health: Changes and Challenges” examines workplace health issues in Saskatchewan and compares them to workplace health and safety in Alberta and British Columbia. Walker analyzes the three Western provinces’ use of the internal responsibility system (IRS), which has become the underlying philosophy of current occupational health and safety legislation and programs in Canada. Four key IRS elements are reviewed: joint worker-employer workplace committees, regulations and inspections, sanctions for non-compliance, and voluntary or incentive programs.
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