Executive Summary – Distribution of Federal Revenues and Expenditures by Province

(Disponible en français : Résumé – La répartition des revenus et des dépenses du gouvernement fédéral par province) The federal government collects revenues and makes expenditures in all provinces. Per capita federal revenues and spending vary from province to province, depending on the economic and demographic conditions in each province. Sources of federal revenues include personal…

Canada’s Federal Anti-Racism Strategy: An Overview

(Disponible en français : Aperçu de la stratégie fédérale canadienne de lutte contre le racisme) In many countries around the globe, including Canada, recent movements to recognize and address racial injustices and discrimination have led to increased examination of government efforts to combat racism. This HillNote provides an overview of the federal government’s anti-racism strategy…

The Impact of the Helms-Burton Act on Canadian Companies Operating in Cuba

(Disponible en français : Les répercussions de la loi Helms‑Burton sur les entreprises canadiennes qui font des affaires à Cuba) On 11 July 1996, the United States (U.S.) Department of State informed Sherritt International Corporation, a Toronto-based company with significant operations in Cuba’s resource and energy sectors, that its senior executives and their immediate families…

Long-Term Care Homes in Canada – The Impact of COVID-19

Revised on 24 November 2020, 9:50 a.m. Any substantive changes in this HillNote that have been made since the preceding issue are indicated in bold print. (Disponible en français : Les répercussions de la COVID-19 sur les foyers de soins de longue durée au Canada) According to the National Institute on Aging (NIA) at Ryerson University,…

Long-Term Care Homes in Canada – How are They Funded and Regulated?

(Disponible en français : Comment les foyers de soins de longue durée sont-ils financés et réglementés au Canada?) According to census data, almost 160,000 people lived in Canada’s long-term care (LTC) facilities in 2016. Health Canada defines residential LTC as “living accommodation for people who require onsite delivery of 24 hour, 7 days a week…

The official languages regulatory framework: reviewed and amended

(Disponible en français : Le cadre réglementaire pour les langues officielles, revu et corrigé)  Chronology The Official Languages (Communications with and Services to the Public) Regulations (the Regulations) establish the criteria for designating which federal offices and points of service must offer services in both official languages. In the fall of 2016, the federal government…

Executive Summary – Organic Agriculture in Canada

(Disponible en français : Résumé – L’agriculture biologique au Canada) In 2017, organic agriculture in Canada was a C$5.4 billion market. This model of agriculture emerged out of a collection of schools of thought and agrarian movements that opposed the industrialization of agriculture in the late 19th and early 20th centuries. In Canada, organic agriculture appeared in the 1950s, but it was not…

The Status of Gender Equality in Canada: Reflecting on the 25th Anniversary of the Beijing Declaration and Platform for Action

(Disponible en français : La situation de la progression de l’égalité des genres au Canada : le 25e anniversaire de la Déclaration et Programme d’action de Beijing) September 2020 marks the 25th anniversary of the adoption of the Beijing Declaration and Platform for Action (Declaration), an “agenda for women’s empowerment [aimed] … at removing all…