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Policy Transformation in Canada: Is the Past Prologue? (University of Toronto Press: Toronto): Eds. Carolyn Tuohy, Sophie Borwien, Peter Loewen & Andrew Potter. 2019. Pp 139-147.


It is my argument that any climate change policy that is put forward internationally (Paris Climate Agreement), nationally (Pan-Canadian Framework on Clean Growth and Climate Change), or provincially (Ontario’s Climate Change Action Plan) must consider the rights and interests of Indigenous peoples as well as historical and ongoing processes of colonization. It is recognized, internationally and in Canada, that Indigenous peoples are more vulnerable to the impacts of climate change than other peoples due to distinct connections to the natural world.

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