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Canada’s wisest policy: stealing policies from other countries | The Globe and Mail

Published: 12Aug2019

AUGUST 12, 2019 | In this piece, Christopher Ragan, Director of the Max Bell School of Public Policy, argues that economists know the more we lean on carbon pricing, the better off our economy will...

Climate change puts health at risk and economists have the right prescription | The Conversation

Published: 15Jul2019

June 24, 2019 | Climate change affects many aspects of people's lives. As it is a common source of worry to doctors and economists alike, the proposed solutions to climate change are numerous....

Why doctors argue ‘carbon pricing’ can ‘cure’ climate change | Global News

Published: 4Jul2019

JUNE 30, 2019 | For doctors across Canada, the evidence at the bedside is increasingly hard to ignore: climate change poses a serious health risk. Chris Ragan, Director of the Max Bell School of...

A cross-country "energy corridor" for Canada? | CTV News

Published: 24May2019

MAY 24, 2019 | Conservative leader Andrew Scheer revived the idea of a coast-to-coast energy corridor, a policy that has picked up interest in recent years. Chris Ragan, Director of the Max Bell...

Debunking carbon tax myths | Financial Post

Published: 10Apr2019

APRIL 5, 2019 | With the federal carbon tax coming in to the four provinces in Canada, how will it affect small businesses? Is the carbon tax constitutional?  Chris Ragan, economist and director of...

Introduction of the Federal Carbon Tax | CBC Power & Politics

Published: 5Apr2019

APRIL 1, 2019 | Chris Ragan, Director of Max Bell School of Public Policy, joined CBC News Power and Politics, to discuss the federal carbon tax. "Carbon pricing is the lowest-cost method that we...

There’s probably more consensus on output-based pricing than you think | Canada's Eco-fiscal Commission

Published: 5Apr2019

MARCH 29, 2019| "Meeting Canada’s climate targets in a way that is best for our economic prosperity requires broad policy that creates consistent incentives across all emissions in the economy,...

How Trudeau is faring economically ahead of pre-election budget | BNN Bloomberg

Published: 5Apr2019

MARCH 18, 2019 | Prior to Canada’s next election, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau delivers his fourth and final budget. After surveying over a dozen economists to take stock of the government’s...

Debt is a vast, sucking field of muck, and we're all flailing to get out | CBC Opinion

Published: 4Apr2019

March 19, 2019 | Chris Ragan, Director of the Max Bell School, shares his thoughts with Neil Macdonald, a columnist at CBC Opinion, regarding government debt and the upcoming "fiscal squeeze" as...

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