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Opinion | BY KEN COATES | February 15, 2024
Water has become one of the most prominent symbols of the gap in quality of life and services between Indigenous and non-Indigenous Peoples, and between rich and poor, writes Ken Coates. Photograph courtesy of Tony Cordaro/Pixabay
Opinion | BY KEN COATES | February 15, 2024
Opinion | BY KEN COATES | February 15, 2024
Water has become one of the most prominent symbols of the gap in quality of life and services between Indigenous and non-Indigenous Peoples, and between rich and poor, writes Ken Coates. Photograph courtesy of Tony Cordaro/Pixabay
Opinion | BY KEN COATES | February 5, 2024
In then-prime minister Jean Chrétien’s last term, innovation was held as Canada’s great economic hope, writes Ken Coates. The Hill Times photograph by Jake Wright
Opinion | BY KEN COATES | February 5, 2024
Opinion | BY KEN COATES | February 5, 2024
In then-prime minister Jean Chrétien’s last term, innovation was held as Canada’s great economic hope, writes Ken Coates. The Hill Times photograph by Jake Wright
Opinion | BY KEN COATES | January 31, 2024
The community of Apex, Nunavut. Small and widely distributed populations, vast expanses of land, and the high cost of living, working, and building will always make the Far North reliant on southern funds. But the balance can shift, writes Ken Coates. Photograph courtesy of Aaron Lloyd/Wikimedia Commons
Opinion | BY KEN COATES | January 31, 2024
Opinion | BY KEN COATES | January 31, 2024
The community of Apex, Nunavut. Small and widely distributed populations, vast expanses of land, and the high cost of living, working, and building will always make the Far North reliant on southern funds. But the balance can shift, writes Ken Coates. Photograph courtesy of Aaron Lloyd/Wikimedia Commons
Opinion | BY KEN COATES, CARIN HOLROYD | December 6, 2023
The Scandinavian North has assumed Arctic leadership, with Tromsø—the self-proclaimed ‘capital’ of the European North—a prosperous, innovative, and creative city with the best university in the circumpolar world. Photograph courtesy of Tomislav Medak/Flickr
Opinion | BY KEN COATES, CARIN HOLROYD | December 6, 2023
Opinion | BY KEN COATES, CARIN HOLROYD | December 6, 2023
The Scandinavian North has assumed Arctic leadership, with Tromsø—the self-proclaimed ‘capital’ of the European North—a prosperous, innovative, and creative city with the best university in the circumpolar world. Photograph courtesy of Tomislav Medak/Flickr
Opinion | BY KEN COATES | February 2, 2022
Canada should shift from the attempt to define a national innovation strategy to greater support for local and regional initiatives, writes Ken Coates. Photograph courtesy of Unsplash
Opinion | BY KEN COATES | February 2, 2022
Opinion | BY KEN COATES | February 2, 2022
Canada should shift from the attempt to define a national innovation strategy to greater support for local and regional initiatives, writes Ken Coates. Photograph courtesy of Unsplash
Opinion | BY KEN COATES | October 29, 2021
The Centennial Flame on Parliament Hill, pictured on Sept. 29, 2021. The Hill Times photograph by Sam Garcia
Opinion | BY KEN COATES | October 29, 2021
Opinion | BY KEN COATES | October 29, 2021
The Centennial Flame on Parliament Hill, pictured on Sept. 29, 2021. The Hill Times photograph by Sam Garcia
Opinion | BY KEN COATES | March 24, 2021
Natural Resources Minister Seamus O’Regan is pictured in Ottawa on Feb. 27, 2020. Strategic minerals have to be afforded high priority within the resource economy, with the country working with Canadian producers and manufacturers and key industrial clients in partner countries to identify medium- and long-term needs, writes Ken Coates. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade
Opinion | BY KEN COATES | March 24, 2021
Opinion | BY KEN COATES | March 24, 2021
Natural Resources Minister Seamus O’Regan is pictured in Ottawa on Feb. 27, 2020. Strategic minerals have to be afforded high priority within the resource economy, with the country working with Canadian producers and manufacturers and key industrial clients in partner countries to identify medium- and long-term needs, writes Ken Coates. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade
Opinion | BY KEN COATES | November 4, 2020
Two fishers fighting in Nova Scotia. We must also remember that the present conflict did not have to happen. Ottawa knew of the First Nations’ dissatisfaction with the 'moderate livelihood' provisions, the need for greater commercial space for the growing Indigenous population, and more First Nations participation in fisheries management, writes Ken Coates. Image courtesy of CBC The National, Oct. 14, 2020
Opinion | BY KEN COATES | November 4, 2020
Opinion | BY KEN COATES | November 4, 2020
Two fishers fighting in Nova Scotia. We must also remember that the present conflict did not have to happen. Ottawa knew of the First Nations’ dissatisfaction with the 'moderate livelihood' provisions, the need for greater commercial space for the growing Indigenous population, and more First Nations participation in fisheries management, writes Ken Coates. Image courtesy of CBC The National, Oct. 14, 2020
Opinion | BY KEN COATES | September 16, 2020
Students are pictured on campus at the University of Guelph. The next few weeks are likely to be critical to the future of Canada’s globally competitive university sector, writes MLI's Ken Coates. Photograph courtesy of Wikimedia Commons/Oacstudent
Opinion | BY KEN COATES | September 16, 2020
Opinion | BY KEN COATES | September 16, 2020
Students are pictured on campus at the University of Guelph. The next few weeks are likely to be critical to the future of Canada’s globally competitive university sector, writes MLI's Ken Coates. Photograph courtesy of Wikimedia Commons/Oacstudent
Opinion | BY KEN COATES | March 25, 2019
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, pictured March 7, 2019, at the National Press Theatre in Ottawa. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade
Opinion | BY KEN COATES | March 25, 2019
Opinion | BY KEN COATES | March 25, 2019
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, pictured March 7, 2019, at the National Press Theatre in Ottawa. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade
Opinion | BY KEN COATES | January 21, 2019
Jody Wilson-Raybould is now Canada's veterans affairs minister. Removing Ms. Wilson-Raybould from the Justice portfolio has lessened the stature and impact of the most powerful and influential Indigenous federal politician in Canadian history, writes Ken Coates. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade
Opinion | BY KEN COATES | January 21, 2019
Opinion | BY KEN COATES | January 21, 2019
Jody Wilson-Raybould is now Canada's veterans affairs minister. Removing Ms. Wilson-Raybould from the Justice portfolio has lessened the stature and impact of the most powerful and influential Indigenous federal politician in Canadian history, writes Ken Coates. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade
Opinion | BY KEN COATES, STEPHEN BUFFALO | June 18, 2018
Natural Resources Minister Jim Carr and Finance Minister Bill Morneau, pictured on May 29 in Ottawa when they announced the government's next steps to take control of the Kinder Morgan Trans Mountain pipeline expansion. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade
Opinion | BY KEN COATES, STEPHEN BUFFALO | June 18, 2018
Opinion | BY KEN COATES, STEPHEN BUFFALO | June 18, 2018
Natural Resources Minister Jim Carr and Finance Minister Bill Morneau, pictured on May 29 in Ottawa when they announced the government's next steps to take control of the Kinder Morgan Trans Mountain pipeline expansion. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade
Opinion | BY DWIGHT NEWMAN, KEN COATES | December 14, 2017
The Trudeau government recently announced that it would back a private member's bill from NDP MP Romeo Saganash, pictured, calling on Ottawa to introduce and maintain a 20-year implementation plan for the sweeping United Nations Declaration on Indigenous Rights. The Hill Times file photograph
Opinion | BY DWIGHT NEWMAN, KEN COATES | December 14, 2017
Opinion | BY DWIGHT NEWMAN, KEN COATES | December 14, 2017
The Trudeau government recently announced that it would back a private member's bill from NDP MP Romeo Saganash, pictured, calling on Ottawa to introduce and maintain a 20-year implementation plan for the sweeping United Nations Declaration on Indigenous Rights. The Hill Times file photograph