A Work in Progress: Completing the Devolution Revolution in Canada’s North By Ken Coates and Greg Poelzer

This report, co-authored by Ken Coates and Greg Poelzer, examines the process of devolution (the transfer of government power, authority, and resources from the national government to sub-national governments) and its implications for Canada’s North. While the authors note that devolution will empower the territorial governments, they also outline some of the challenges presented by the transformation.

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Greg Poelzer

Greg M. Poelzer

Executive Chair, ICNGD and Fulbright Arctic Initiative Scholar

Dr. Greg Poelzer is a Professor in the School of Environment and Sustainability (SENS) at the University of Saskatchewan. He the Co-Lead of the Fulbright Arctic Initiative III program. He is the Co-Director of a multi-million dollar SSHRC Partnership Grant (2019-2026), Community Appropriate Sustainable Energy Security (CASES), which spans 17 Indigenous and Northern communities across Canada, Alaska, Norway, and Sweden. He also is the Lead of the Renewable Energy in Remote and Indigenous Communities Flagship Initiative at the University of Saskatchewan and Lead of the UArctic Thematic Network on Renewable Energy.

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