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How systemic anti-Blackness affects who gets grants and sector workers’ well-being | The Philanthropist

April 26, 2021 | MPP candidate Rudayna Bahubeshi writes in The Philanthropist about the impacts of systemic anti-Blackness in the non-profit sector.

Read the article here.

Published: 5 May 2021

Jennifer Welsh Elected to the American Academy of Arts & Sciences

Max Bell School professor Jennifer Welsh has been elected to the American Academy of Arts & Sciences.

Published: 28 Apr 2021

Opinion: Biden’s refugee cap should prioritize Afghanistan’s religious minorities | The Washington Post

April 26, 2021 | President Joe Biden's plan to fully withdraw American troops from Afghanistan has been met by extensive debate, but little of the discourse has centred on the plight of religious minorities—particularly Sikhs and Hindus—whose fate in Afghanistan remains worryingly uncertain.

Published: 28 Apr 2021

Ontario announces paid sick leave program | CBC

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 temporarily provide workers in the province with three paid sick

Published: 28 Apr 2021

Americans are super-spreaders of COVID-19 misinformation | McGill Newsroom

April 6, 2021| The mis- and dis-information that fills many corners of the American media ecosystem is having an affect on Canadians' perceptions of the COVID-19 pandemic, according to research from Professor Taylor Owen and other McGill academics. The McGill Newsroom has the full story.

Read the news release.

Published: 26 Apr 2021

Understanding vaccine hesitancy in Canada | Media Ecosystem Observatory

The Max Bell School's Media Ecosystem Observatory is out with a new research paper on vaccine hesitancy in Canada.

Some of the key findings:

Sixty-five percent of Canadians intend to take a vaccine, with some slight erosion since a high in July. Approximately 15 percent of Canadians are unwilling, and an additional 20 percent are unsure. 

Published: 26 Apr 2021

Mais encore… Le jugement sur la Loi 21 crée-t-il «deux Québec»? | Journal Metro

April 25, 2021 | In this Journal Métro article, Pearl Eliadis assesses the Quebec government's decision to invoke the notwithstanding clause to allow the passage of Bill 21, which violates Section 23 of the Canadian Charter.

Published: 26 Apr 2021

What the experts say about Quebec’s COVID-19 curfew measure | Global News

April 18, 2021 | Pearl Eliadis speaks to Global News about how Quebec's curfew is exacting a disproportionate adverse effect on the province's most marginalized people, including people who are unhoused.

Published: 26 Apr 2021

At Pittsburgh’s Tree of Life synagogue, faith blooms afresh | The Globe and Mail

May 5, 2021 | Over two years after the tragic mass shooting at the Tree of Life synagogue, David Shribman focuses on renewal, reflection, and and remembrance.

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Published: 26 Apr 2021

David Shribman on Joe Biden approaching 100 days in office | The Globe and Mail

April 24, 2021 | In the contemporary First Hundred Days (the standard measure of early presidential achievement that, in Joe Biden's case, ends April 30), a consequential question, which will determine the course of the next several years and will shape the 46th President’s place in history, emerges: Has Mr.

Published: 26 Apr 2021

Are Google and Facebook really the future of journalism? | Columbia Journalism Review

April 28, 2021 | This article in the Columbia Journalism Review explores a recent seminar—co-hosted by the Max Bell School's Taylor Owen—that brought together competition ministers from across the globe to discuss the ramifications of the News Media Bargaining Code and the changing dynamics between platforms and publishers.

Published: 26 Apr 2021

Biden builds on desire for change after Trump, pandemic | Globe and Mail

April 28, 2021 | Max Bell School professor David Shribman reacts to U.S. President Joe Biden's first address to Congress, which leaned into the burgeoning sentiment among Americans that government can and should play a central role in addressing the biggest challenges of our time.

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Published: 26 Apr 2021

Dissecting the Bill 21 ruling | CTV News

April 25, 2021 | Max Bell School professor Pearl Eliadis was interviewed by CTV News, providing perspective on Quebec's Bill 21 and the notwithstanding clause of the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms.

Watch the interview.

Published: 26 Apr 2021

Ken Boessenkool: Finally, a credible Conservative climate plan — now over to Kenney and Ford | National Post

April 19, 2021 | Your move, Kenney and Ford. Max Bell School professor Ken Boessenkool believes the Albertan and Ontarian premiers can design their own—superior—provincial plans by using carbon revenues to cut personal or corporate income taxes or boost childcare tax rebates, rather than giving restricted visa-cash-back style rebates.

Published: 26 Apr 2021

Group representing hijab-wearing teachers launches appeal against Bill 21 decision | Global News

April 21, 2021 | “The decision touches on virtually every aspect of the Canadian political landscape as it affects fundamental human rights.

Published: 22 Apr 2021

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