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Impact of COVID-19 on First Nations: Lessons from a successful response by the Assembly of Manitoba Chiefs
This is a special episode in collaboration with the Indigenous Policy Initiative (IPI) at the Munk School of Global Affairs and Public Policy.
This episode explores the COVID-19 response by the Assembly of Manitoba Chiefs. At the outset of the pandemic, the Assembly formed the COVID-19 Pandemic Response Coordination Team in order to best face the coming pandemic. Their experience over the last year provides important insight and examples for indigenous policy throughout Canada.
Today's guests are Grand Chief Arlen Dumas and Dr. Marcia Anderson
Produced by Arman Bachmann, Ertiana Rrokaj, Megan Annable
Understanding Differences in Provincial Energy Efficiency with Efficiency Canada
Canada is one of the world’s most energy-intensive economies; per-capita energy usage is five times the global average, 29% higher than in the United States and triple that of the European Union. There is a significant opportunity for Canada to improve energy efficiency which can provide 40% of Canada’s energy needs by 2050!
Today we’re sitting down with Efficiency Canada - the leading voice of energy efficiency in this country - to discuss their newly released “Provincial Energy Efficiency Scorecard.” The Scorecard details regional progress on energy efficiency with aims of benchmarking progress, inciting competition and sharing best practices. We spoke with the co-author of the scorecard, Dr. James Gaede on December 18th to discuss the findings, understand the current state of play, and understand what the future of energy efficiency in Canada might look like.
In Conversation with Michael Sabia: The Role of Infrastructure Investment in Canada's Economic Recovery
The COVID-19 pandemic has wreaked havoc across broad swathes of the Canadian economy. The consequences of the current recession are complex and overlapping and range from widespread job losses to a prolonged contraction of the country’s economy. Experts on the Hill and in the private sector have pointed to the vital role that infrastructure investment must play in Canada’s economic recovery plan. But it has to be smart. Stakeholders must pay attention to environmental and social considerations at every stage of project development. Now is the chance to create a bold new vision for Canadian Infrastructure investment. Last week, Senior Producer Duncan Cooper sat down with Michael Sabia - veteran infrastructure executive and current Director of the Munk School of Global Affairs and Public Policy - to discuss these issues and chart a course forward for Canada’s recovery. From March 2009-January 2020, Michael Sabia served as President and CEO of the Caisse de Dépôt et Placement du Québec (CDPQ), where he oversaw its strategic direction and global growth.