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PowerPoint slides which accompanied Frontier’s Policy Analyst Joseph Quesnel speech for Tobacco Education Day in Richmond Hill, Ontario on November 30, 2010.
The Frontier Centre has released the first Canadian Property Rights Index. The March 14th report, written by Joseph Quesnel, was fashioned along the same basis as a U.S. property rights index, rating how each of the 13 jurisdictions in Canada handled property rights.
Last week the Institute for Liberal Studies held their inaugural Canadian Property Rights Conference in Ottawa. Frontier’s Joseph Quesnel was among the speakers.
A Snapshot of Property Rights Protection in Canada After 10 years
The writ has been dropped and Albertans are off to the polls on May 29. That leaves just four weeks for political leaders and voters to sort out what is arguably the most divisive, yet significant, issue for this election - health care. On Day 2, NDP leader Rachel...
A unique type of public school, found only in Alberta, is being held up as a model for other First Nations to follow. Joseph Quesnel, an analyst with the Frontier Centre for Public Policy, says Saskatchewan’s western neighbor is the only province in the country to currently allow charter schools.
PowerPoint slides which accompanied Frontier’s Policy Analyst Joseph Quesnel speech for the release of The Nisga’a Treaty: Over 10 Years Later Policy Series in Vancouver, BC on June 27, 2011.
PowerPoint slides which accompanied Frontier’s Policy Analyst Joseph Quesnel speech for the release of the 2011 International Property Rights Index in Lethbridge, Alberta on March 23, 2011.
Joseph Quesnel argues that a petition to remove a regional First Nation leader ought to be free of personal politics.
Joseph Quesnel argues that Aboriginal financial institutions need to be thoroughly examined in terms of effectiveness and value for money.
The Manitoba government’s attempt to seize the home of an accused sex predator is raising eyebrows in many quarters.
The civil suit states the home was instrumental in allowing the sexual abuse of a preteen girl.
What is interesting from a legal standpoint is Manitoba’s Criminal Property Forfeiture Act is mainly used to seize property involved in drug houses, grow-op operations, and the cars drug dealers use.
It is arguable seizing property of a sex predator is a step up from seizing property used in drug activities. In the case of the predator, they are harming someone tangibly.
People choose to come and buy drugs. Yes, many are addicted to hard drugs, but there is the choice to seek help and break the addiction.
Time To Debate The Viability Of Some Reserves: Leaders should consider reserve relocations for sake of the young
First Nation leaders should consider relocating reserves to better locations in order to maximize economic and educational opportunities for the next generation: some reserves are simply not economically viable, says Policy Analyst Joseph Quesnel.
Frontier Centre in the Media where Joseph Quesnel shares his thoughts about On-reserve land ownership, as reported on the Missinipi Broadcasting Corporation website.
If you look at their website, their election and audit results from 2007-08 are posted openly, which is not common for First Nation reserves, said Joseph Quesnel, Lethbridge based co-author of the study. “Even in that way, a small way, it shows accountability to citizens.”