Contemporary Issues in Canadian Federalism Series: The View from the Territories (TRN5-E18)

Product code: TRN5-E18


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1.5 hours



All public servants at all levels



Due to their small population and their unique geography, Canada's territories experience federalism in ways that greatly differ from the provinces.

This tenth event in the Contemporary Issues in Canadian Federalism Series focuses on the specific needs and challenges of each of Canada's territories and their unique views on federalism. Speakers will provide an overview of the different needs, contexts and considerations for Nunavut, the Yukon and the Northwest Territories.

Participants will leave this session with a better understanding of modern treaties and the role of self-government in shaping governance in these three territories.

Learn more about The Living Tree: Contemporary Issues in Canadian Federalism Series.


  • Jerald Sabin, PhD, Assistant Professor, School of Public Policy and Administration, Carleton University
  • Stephanie Irlbacher-Fox, PhD, Adjunct Professor, Carleton University and Principal Investigator, Modern Treaties Implementation Research Project


  • Georgina Lloyd, Assistant Deputy Minister, Crown-Indigenous Relations and Northern Affairs Canada
Date modified: 2023-07-10