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Policy Briefing: Aboriginal Opportunities
Aboriginal business groups say the Aboriginal Youth Employment Program, which is being delivered to a select group of schools in seven provinces and one territory, is one way to address the achievement gap between aboriginal peoples and non-aboriginal peoples, but there are also other factors at play.
When planning and overseeing resource projects, say First Nations in British Columbia and the government’s critics, the federal government needs go above and beyond consulting with aboriginal communities and should instead make them an equal partner in the process.
The Canadian Construction Association named a taskforce to look into how the construction industry could better engage the aboriginal workforce in Canada to meet its needs. According to the head of the taskforce, who spoke at a recent CCA meeting, some government engagement policies are out of touch.

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