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Strategy needed to woo newcomers

The 11 Northern Ontario districts require a comprehensive, co-ordinated, and inclusive newcomer attraction and retention strategy.

This is the key finding in the second commentary in Northern Policy Institute's “Northern Attraction" series, by author Christina Zefi, entitled "Identifying Northern Ontario's Strengths and Weaknesses in the Attraction and Retention of Newcomers.”

Preserving indigenous languages a priority

The Congress of Aboriginal Peoples welcomes Bill C-91, the Indigenous Languages Act, and the establishment of an Office of the Commissioner of Indigenous Languages which promises to work toward meaningful solutions to the loss of indigenous language in Canada.

There is a great cultural diversity in Canada; there are 58 unique indigenous languages and some 90 dialects.