Resources

Link to Canada Natural Resources (press).

While not a current producer of REEs, Canada has some of the most advanced exploration projects in the world. Canada hosts 20 of the 63 advanced REEs projects tracked by Technology Metals Research, a company focused on markets and analysis of critical and strategic materials such as REEs.

REEs are categorized as being either “light” or “heavy”:

  • Light REEs (lanthanum, cerium, praseodymium, neodymium, promethium, samarium, europium, gadolinium and scandium) are produced in global abundance and are in surplus supply
  • Heavy REEs (terbium, dysprosium, holmium, erbium, thulium, ytterbium, lutetium and yttrium) are produced mainly in China and are in limited supply. Global efforts to bring new resources to the marketplace continue.

Many of Canada’s most advanced REEs exploration projects contain high concentrations of the globally valued heavy REEs used in high-technology and clean-energy applications.

Population

(Global) Population growth (10,000 an hour) seriously threatens global peace and stability. It is the primary cause of humankind’s most challenging problems, including climate change, and the greatest obstacle to overcoming them.to come. (Population Institute Canada (PIC)).

Link to PIC

Feeding Canada

The Food Policy for Canada is a roadmap for a healthier and more sustainable food system in Canada – one that builds on the Government’s ambitious agenda to support the growth of Canada’s farmers and food businesses, as well as key federal initiatives like the Heathy Eating Strategy, Canada’s Food Guide, and the Poverty Reduction Strategy, as well as work on food fraud, food labelling, and food loss and waste, among others.

Link

All Together

Peace & order all together is the hoped for way of life. Should you seek history the Categories of this site are not a place to find it for categories here are about the present & near future. In the tags section I attempt to put flesh including both background & far future on Canada.

CLASSES Indigenous & Settlers

INDIGENOUS The many nations that occupied the whole area now Canada for over a thousand years are called indigenous . These peoples lived mainly by hunting & trapping.

SETTLERS They come from all over on earth. First were those who came by boat mainly from Europe & brought with them not only firearms but also (inadvertently it seems) ravaging diseases to which the indigenous had no tolerance. Still they come.

TREATIES With the odds stacked against them the indigenous folk often succumbed partly. The settlers & indigenous locals often became party to treaties which confined indigenous to defined space in which to live ceding the other land to settlers. This is a very simplified view & in addition each treaty varied with many indigenous groups settling on their own terms.

SKIRMISHES Many skirmishes are recorded later, internal disputes & those between indigenous & settlers.

CONCILIATION Canada has a reputation for fair peace & order but it is only in this 21’st century that we have pursued real conciliation with “All Together”. Here is a linked site pursuing this goal (press).

INDIGENOUS

Good place to start: Link to a story of Canada’s First People (Press)

At 2018 there were over a million indigenous persons living in Canada. The indigenous are the humans who had lived in this land for centuries when the settlers started to arrive. Indigenous nations & settlers fought over the usage of the land & many of these disputes resulted in treaties. In subsequent events the warring sides interpreted treaties differently with arguments continuing to this day. The words here are deliberately made vague by me for in this 21st century there is a serious effort being made by all involved toward clarification & above all fairness. Humans being Good, Bad, Indifferent there will be many disputes to argue. Bear with me as I too am human.

Indigenous peoples in Canada, also known as Aboriginal Canadians are the indigenous peoples within the boundaries of Canada. They comprise the First Nations, Inuit and Métis, or by the initialism FNIM, Although “Indian” is a term still commonly used in legal documents, the descriptors “Indian” and “Eskimo” have somewhat fallen into disuse in Canada and some consider them to be pejorative. Similarly, “Aboriginal” as a collective noun is a specific term of art used in some legal documents, including the Constitution Act, 1982, though in some circles that word is also falling into disfavour. (Wikipedia).

Indigenous Services Canada (ISC) works collaboratively with partners to improve access to high quality services for First Nations, Inuit and Métis. Our vision is to support and empower Indigenous peoples to independently deliver services and address the socio-economic conditions in their communities.

How Solve Differences? Here are some things being discussed.

  1. All relations with Indigenous peoples need to be based on the recognition and implementation of their right to self-determination, including the inherent right of self-government.
  2. Reconciliation is a fundamental purpose of section 35 of the Constitution Act, 1982.
  3. The honour of the Crown guides the conduct of the Crown in all of its dealings with Indigenous peoples.
  4. Indigenous self-government is part of Canada’s evolving system of cooperative federalism and distinct orders of government.
  5. Treaties, agreements, and other constructive arrangements between Indigenous peoples and the Crown have been and are intended to be acts of reconciliation based on mutual recognition and respect.
  6. Meaningful engagement with Indigenous peoples aims to secure their free, prior, and informed consent when Canada proposes to take actions which impact them and their rights on their lands, territories, and resources.
  7. Respecting and implementing rights is essential and that any infringement of section 35 rights must by law meet a high threshold of justification which includes Indigenous perspectives and satisfies the Crown’s fiduciary obligations.
  8. Reconciliation and self-government require a renewed fiscal relationship, developed in collaboration with Indigenous nations, that promotes a mutually supportive climate for economic partnership and resource development.
  9. Reconciliation is an ongoing process that occurs in the context of evolving Indigenous-Crown relationships.
  10. A distinctions-based approach is needed to ensure that the unique rights, interests and circumstances of the First Nations, the Métis Nation and Inuit are acknowledged,  affirmed, and implemented.

Link to ISC

Amnesty International Human Rights (Link- press)

Family Care

The Government is responsible for the care afforded indigenous families as described in the following link: A Government plan

SETTLERS

Artificial Intelligence

See Human Compatible by Russell Stuart. Also see- Benefits/Risks Link

Augmented intelligence is an approach that automates insight-finding by incorporating natural language processing and machine learning… Augmented intelligence is an approach that automates insight-finding by incorporating natural language processing and machine learning to create better data preparation methods and facilitate data-sharing.

O Canada

Canada Map

Canada Shines (canadashines.ca), this site, is built around the togetherness of Canadian citizens. Indigenous & settlers. Canadian citizens all, whether born here or settled here. A Canadian success on planet earth & as part of a potential future space colony.

(News of the day is presented in several excellent articles & generally not repeated again here),

Canada, the country on planet Earth, is both ashine with the good (that is maintaining our prosperity), with the bad (failure to meet our commitments particularly on many important climate matters) & near future as we move into the second decade of this the 21st century.

Near the end of the 20th century Bob Dylan was awarded a Nobel prize for his song “Times they are a’changin”. How right he was in his reference to planet Earth & I don’t think he appreciated that they are part of a very fast change. So fast are the advances & so fast is the effect on producers, consumers and financiers that I am unable to keep abreast of all the changes but I intend to mention the well known ones.

This then is a look at what Canada is doing to advance the good & eliminate the bad during century 21. I keep reading that world conditions are ripe for a recession that would surely hurt our GDP which was sitting at a goodly 3% (it should be 2.2% in 2018).
Categories here are descriptions of items that are common to most areas of Canada. Tags here are used to describe physical conditions that pertain to limited but politically multiple areas, mostly of Canada..

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