Must governments in Canada consult with Indigenous communities prior to adopting legislation that could affect their rights? The Supreme Court of Canada’s decision in the Mikisew Cree case is a perfect example of a situation where the headlines and the trend lines differ in important ways. The headlines suggest the Mikisew Cree lost and that […]
The Harper government in Canada, devoted to the alignment of state and corporate interests, has shocked the scientific world by dismantling publicly-funded research libraries at the Department of Fisheries and Oceans. In the wake of Harper’s gutting of the fisheries act that required protection of fresh and saltwater bodies, the muzzling of outspoken scientists, and […]
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