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New atlas of Indigenous Peoples reveals country ‘before the lines were drawn’

The Indigenous Peoples Atlas of Canada will soon be available from the Royal Canadian Geographic Society.  There will also be a free app that puts the knowledge in your pocket, including a geo-locator that tells you on which Indigenous nation’s territory you stand and information about what land treaty, if any, applies.

 

The dazzling deceit of big marijuana

Marijuana will be legal in Canada on October 17.  A recent article in the Globe and Mail suggests that legalization of marijuana might change things less than we think.

 

This New Boston Consulting Group Study Might Change How You Think About Startups

We have a lot of start-up companies in Ottawa.  A recent study from the Boston Consulting Group looked at the question of which start-ups have the greatest chance of making money.  Their study revealed an interesting finding – women-led companies averaged ten percent greater revenue than the men-founded companies. And female founders achieved this while raising less than half, on average, of what the men raised.

 

As long as decrepit Iqaluit jail stays open, riots will keep happening, says director

Most Canadians would be surprised to know that one of Canada’s most notorious jails in Iqaluit.  It has been well documented that conditions are deplorable and last week these conditions contributed to a riot at the Baffin Correctional Centre, a story that was not widely covered in the mainstream news across Canada.  Due to the riot, many inmates will have to be moved to institutions outside of Nunavut.  Staff at the Baffin Correction Centre anticipate that there will be more rioting until a new correctional facility is built which is years away.

 

 

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