Public Policy and Programs

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Canada Employment has been directly involved in the retraining and relocation of displaced Cape Breton steelworkers. No recipients of this training, however, achieved long-term employment in the...
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While training has always been an integral part of the HRDA strategy, business development has been its outstanding initiative. Its record of success and failure deserves careful scrutiny by all...
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The Body Shop is serious about developing Trade Not Aid (TNA) partnerships in Canada. It aims to create successful and sustainable trade links and to encourage small-scale community economies. It is...
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Sherri Torjman of the Caledon Institute launches a new column with a reminder that community-based economic development must work in concert with well-designed 'top-down' initiatives and resources.
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Workfare is mere window-dressing. To really reduce welfare costs, Ontario's Tories should consider the example of employment development set in the Waterloo region by the Opportunities Planning...
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Remember 'Men Are From Mars, Women are from Venus'? Well, a little biological analysis can also shed some light on the difficulty in replicating CED success. In the bureaucratic world of mainstream...
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The current distribution of power between local, regional, and national levels of government runs contrary to common sense, as well as economic reality. There is no cut-and-dried solution. But...
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Many of the difficulties (and half-baked solutions) which beset indigenous peoples in the South Pacific may sound familiar to North Americans active in aboriginal economic development. Two...
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An eyewitness account of how regional agencies and bureaucrats can sabotage the implementation of alternative development policy. The venue in J.D. House's 'Against the Tide' is Newfoundland and...
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Governments' 'hands-off' attitude toward women's economic development is hampering some very creative citizens in their climb out of poverty. WRED's Carol Rock urges women to confront the necessity...