The Future of Climate Change Policy & Politics in Canada

Tuesday, February 11, 2020 18:00to20:00
6th Floor, 680 Sherbrooke Street West, Montreal, QC, H3A 2M7, CA

Do you believe governments should do everything they can to address climate change, but find it difficult to know exactly what that should be? Do the details of climate policy discussions often leave you feeling lost and unsure what the best course of action is? Let us help.

Join Chantal Hébert, Sébastien Jodoin, and Christopher Ragan for an in-depth look at the future of climate change policy and politics in Canada, and let them demystify this complex but important debate. The panel discussion will be followed by a question period during which you will have the opportunity to engage directly with the speakers.

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About the speakers:

Chantal Hébert is a political columnist with the Toronto Star and a weekly participant on CBC’s The National “At Issue” panel. Ms. Hébert was recently appointed to teach a Core Policy Course at McGill's Max Bell School of Public Policy on the Canadian political and policy landscape. She is a Senior Fellow of Massey College at the University of Toronto and holds honorary doctorates from Bishop’s, York University, the University of Western Ontario and Concordia University. She is a recipient of two Asia-Pacific media fellowships (Malaysia and Japan), as well as the 2005 APEX Public Service Award. She previously served as parliamentary bureau chief for Le Devoir and La Presse. In 2014, she won a National Magazine Award (gold) for her political column in L’actualité. She is an officer of the Order of Canada.

Sébastien Jodoin is an Assistant Professor in the Faculty of Law at McGill University, where he directs the Law, Governance & Society Lab. He is also a member of the McGill Centre for Human Rights and Legal Pluralism, an Associate Member of the McGill School of Environment, and a Faculty Associate of the Governance, Environment & Markets Initiative at Yale University. His research focuses on environmental law and governance, climate change, human rights, disability, social innovation, and socio-legal research. Professor Jodoin holds a Ph.D. in environmental studies from Yale University, an M.Phil. in international relations from the University of Cambridge, an LL.M. in international law from the London School of Economics, and B.C.L. and LL.B. from McGill University.

Christopher Ragan is an Associate Professor in the Faculty of Economics at McGill University. His research focuses mainly on the design and implementation of macroeconomic policy in Canada. In 2017, Professor Ragan was appointed as the inaugural Director of McGill's Max Bell School of Public Policy. He served as chair of Canada's Ecofiscal Commission, a five-year project of independent economists and advisors to promote the greater use of pollution pricing in the Canadian economy. He previously served as Special Advisor to the Governor of the Bank of Canada, the Clifford Clark Visiting Economist at the Department of Finance, and a member of the Advisory Council on Economic Growth. In 2007, Professor Ragan was awarded the Noel Fieldhouse teaching Award from McGill for teaching excellence. He holds a Ph.D. in Economics from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.


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