The COVID-19 Pandemic and the Environment

27 May 2020, 11:20 a.m. (Disponible en français : La pandémie de COVID-19 et l’environnement) Financial crises, pandemics, international conflicts and environmental incidents have all affected the Canadian economy in the past, sometimes resulting in major economic slowdowns. Shifts in human behaviour that might accompany such events, such as decreased travel and industrial activity, can…

Inuit Nunangat and COVID-19

26 May 2020, 11 a.m. (Disponible en français : L’Inuit Nunangat et la COVID 19) Key factors that influence health and wellbeing may make Inuit more susceptible to COVID-19 and more likely to experience severe forms of the illness. This HillNote provides information about access to health care, recent federal funding, and Indigenous communities’ responses…

Indigenous Peoples: Terminology Guide

(Disponible en français : Peuples autochtones : guide terminologique) For centuries, the original inhabitants of the Americas have been largely defined by others, beginning with the misapplication of the term “Indian” by Christopher Columbus to describe the various peoples of these continents. Today, as attitudes toward the First Peoples of what is now known as…

Executive Summary – Sport Canada and the Public Policy Framework for Participation and Excellence in Sport

(Disponible en français : Résumé – Sport Canada et l’encadrement public de la participation et de l’excellence sportives) This document provides an overview of the programs and initiatives implemented by Sport Canada. The Physical Activity and Sport Act (PASA) defines Canada’s objectives for sport, such as increasing participation in the practice of sport and supporting the…

COVID-19 and Trade in Needed Medical Goods

Revised on 25 June 2020, 8:30 a.m. Any substantive changes in this HillNote that have been made since the preceding issue are indicated in bold print. (Disponible en français : COVID‑19 et commerce de fournitures médicales nécessaires) On 3 March 2020, the World Health Organization (WHO) said that lives are at risk because of the COVID-19–induced…

International Institutions, Cooperation and the COVID-19 Pandemic

1 May 2020, 10:20 a.m. (Disponible en français : Les organismes internationaux, la coopération et la pandémie de COVID‑19) The COVID-19 pandemic has mobilized international institutions established by sovereign states to facilitate cooperation in the face of a global crisis or concern. The advantages of such engagement include pooling capabilities and knowledge, multiplying efforts, dispersing…