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Ontario announces paid sick leave program | CBC

Published: 28Apr2021

April 28, 2021 | MPP alumna Paisley Sim, who recently wrote an IRPP policy brief on paid sick leave in Canada, was interviewed by the CBC after the Government of Ontario announced a plan to...

Variation in the Canadian Provincial and Territorial Responses to Covid-19 | Blavatnik School

Published: 18Mar2021

In collaboration with Oxford University's Blavatnik School and Institute for Research on Public Policy and its Centre of Excellence on the Canadian Federation, Max Bell School alumni and Policy...

Anti-Asian Racists Must Pay Legal Price | New Canadian Media

Published: 25Jun2020

March 19, 2021 | In this article for New Canadian Media, MPP candidate Camilla Liu recounts the racism she has faced and explains why such bigotry must be met with legal consequences....

The Emergencies Act is Dead | Canadian Science Policy Centre

Published: 23Feb2021

February 10, 2021 | As each province deals with their respective struggles in healthcare capacity, vaccination rates, travel restrictions, and other COVID-19 related policies, the federal...

Towards an Understanding of Open Innovation Ecosystems Dynamics: The Case of Montreal New Tech

Published: 18Jan2021

December 7, 2020 | By observing the Montreal region's innovation ecosystem, this research paper, co-written by Max Bell School MPP student Eunice Mercado-Lara, presents a study case that aims to...

Rethinking Quebec’s Support for Electric Vehicles

Published: 11Nov2020

In this report for the Quebec government, our Director Christopher Ragan with the support of MPP students Matis Allali, Ruhee Ismail-Teja, Riad Katkhoda & Charlotte Reboul examine how...

It’s Time for Big Ideas – Time for a First Nations Universal Basic Income Program | Policy Magazine

Published: 16Jun2020

June 15, 2020 | In Canada, First Nations people experience lower health, social, and education outcomes than non-First Nations Canadians across the board. These vulnerabilities have only been...

Fixing the Mess of Ottawa’s LRT — All Aboard for Policy that Works | Policy Magazine

Published: 17Jun2020

June 16, 2020 | In 2007, the City of Ottawa adopted an Accountability and Transparency Policy, which outlined seven municipal governance principles to promote transparency. In this article, Max...

COVID-19 and Canada’s Charities: An Existential Funding Crisis | Policy Magazine

Published: 22Jun2020

June 18, 2020 | From food banks to women’s shelters, the COVID-19 pandemic has left Canada’s charitable sector overstretched and underfunded like never before. Less funding means less operational...



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