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.
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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.
For the past 14 years, Vancouver surgeon Dr. Brian Day has led the charge for health-care reform, pushing for the right of patients to pay for private care if their health and well-being are threatened as a result of waiting in a stagnant and overburdened public...
The path to net zero, based on the much disputed belief that carbon dioxide is a pollution, is more steep and impractical than most people realize. Replacing fossil fuels with clean electricity will require much more power generation and a greatly upgraded grid to...
Policy Analyst Joseph Quesnel was interviewed by the Regina Leader-Post about First Nations’ rankings in Saskatchewan.
Policy analyst Joseph Quesnel argues First Nation organizations should end their opposition to Bill C-8, legislation to provide First Nation women with property rights protection when their marriage falls apart.
Policy analyst Joseph Quesnel points out how First Nations are their own worst enemy as their conduct of elections gives Indian Affairs an excuse to intervene. One possible solution is to empower grassroots indigenous people to change their own election regulations.
To be selected as national chief of the Assembly of First Nations (AFN), one only need receive a majority of votes from chiefs, not citizens. By only speaking for chiefs, the AFN represents the institutional interests of the band system; they cannot be expected to criticize corruption and lack of accountability on reserves. The Frontier Centre’s policy analyst Joseph Quesnel says the system needs to be democratized so that average band members select the national chief.
Frontier policy analyst Joseph Quesnel reviews an excellent new book on Indian policy by Gordon Gibson, where Gibson argues the central problems confronting First Nations are the result of preferring the collective over the individual.
While Martin was delivering his plea to continue along this tearful trail of failure, Joseph Quesnel, a Quebec Métis, wrote a useful study published by the Frontier Centre for Public Policy, a growing and imaginative think-tank headquartered in Winnipeg.
The Centre’s background paper, Indigenous Peoples from an International Perspective: How is Canada Faring? and written by Joseph Quesnel, used the report’s results to determine how First Nations in Canada could do better.
Newly elected Cindy Woodhouse faces significant challenges in restoring AFN credibility among First Nations
Despite many who would never dare believe it, Premier Wab Kinew has come out said he would like to become a transformational economic leader in our province. The evidence? Well, not too long ago at an event held at the Manitoba Chamber of Commerce Kinew addressed an...