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Going Beyond the Inflation-Targeting Mantra: A Dual Mandate

23 Apr 2021

Every five years over the last three decades, the Government of Canada goes through a ritual of renewing the mandate of its central bank. To most Canadians, this renewal process must be somewhat...

Time to Change the Bank of Canada’s Mandate

23 Apr 2021

In 2019, New Zealand created a formal monetary policy committee and enshrined the dual mandate (price stability and full employment) into their law and the policy targets agreement between the...

Facing Newfoundland and Labrador’s Fiscal Challenges

6 Apr 2021

Newfoundland and Labrador have highest debt burden of all provinces. Don Drummond and Louis Lévesque unpack the difficult choices the province faces to get back on track.

Ken Boessenkool on Getting a Triple Dividend from a Carbon Tax

19 Mar 2021

The new federal climate plan is bold, but shows a lack of confidence in carbon pricing that will end up hampering economic growth.

Our MPP students: François Provencher

16 Mar 2021

Born and raised in Ottawa, François Provencher understood the importance of public policy from a young age—an understanding that has shaped his perspective of the world as well as his career path. ...

Our MPP students: Camilla Shuang Liu

5 Mar 2021

How Camilla’s passion for communicating complex policy to the Canadian public led her to the Max Bell MPP program.

John Stewart: How is Nuclear Energy Like Immigration and Free Trade?

1 Mar 2021

John Stewart takes a look at the links between public opinion and the past, present and future of nuclear energy.

The History of Inflation Targeting and the Case for Maintaining the Status Quo

18 Feb 2021

Michelle Alexopolous argues that the evidence in favour of the various alternatives is not yet strong enough to justify the risks involved in abandoning the status quo.

Our MPP students: Yvette Yakibonge

17 Feb 2021

Yvette Yakibonge is one of six sisters raised by a single mom, who immigrated to Montreal, Canada from the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) in search of a better life for her family. When Yvette...

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