Media Release - Evaluating Canada’s Place in International Property Rights Protection – March 24, 2011
The Frontier Centre is the Canadian think tank partner in the release of the 2011 International Property Rights Index – which measures property rights protection globally. Canada scores 9 of 129 countries measured, significantly ahead of the USA which scored 18 of 129.
Researcher Says Alberta Lagging on Property Rights – March 24, 2011
The 2011 International Property Rights Index released this week is the fifth annual study that investigates how well countries protect property rights. Out of 129 countries, Canada ranks ninth in the world, just below Australia. Finland and Sweden are first and second, respectively, while the United States is nineteenth.
Dr. Tom Flanagan, Professor of Political Science, University of Calgary and Co-Author of Beyond the Indian Act: Restoring Aboriginal Property Rights – April 15, 2010
Conversation with the co-author of Beyond the Indian Act: Restoring Aboriginal Property Rights which proposes a legislation to make it possible for First Nations, on a voluntary basis, to take collective ownership of their land reserves and also to create ownership in fee simple for individuals.
Researcher Supports On-reserve Land Ownership – November 27, 2009
Frontier Centre in the Media where Joseph Quesnel shares his thoughts about On-reserve land ownership, as reported on the Missinipi Broadcasting Corporation website.
Property Rights: the Nisga'a Pave the Way – July 10, 2009
The Nisga’a government is evaluating historic legislation that will voluntarily provide private property rights for residential lots to Nisga’a citizens. This legislation should be a model for all First Nation communities as it will provide for community economic development and individual empowerment.
Settling Old Debts – November 20, 2008
Despite the recent establishment of a tribunal for settling specific claims, Canada still requires an expedited process that moves towards a final filing deadline for all specific land claims.
Media Release: Short-term Costs for Long-term Finality – November 20, 2008
First Nations and Canadian taxpayers need a new expedited approach that prioritizes specific land claims and moves towards a final filing deadline.
'Promised Land' Not Too Bright – May 9, 2008
While there is universal agreement for the need for reform, solutions seem elusive and expensive. In the absence of opportunities and solutions, Aboriginal people are leaving reserves for urban centres in pursuit of something better.