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Max Bell MPP student selected for research fellowship with the Canada West Foundation

The Policy Scholars program is welcoming three exceptional members of the Max Bell School MPP class of 2020 to complete research fellowships with prominent Canadian policy think tanks.

Published: 13 Jul 2020

Can an ad boycott fix Facebook's hate speech problem? | CBC News

July 6, 2020 | Over 800 companies are pulling their ads from Facebook in response to the Stop Hate for Profit boycott, led by civil rights groups who want to remove hate speech from the platform. Will threatening the company's bottom line motivate them into action? Max Bell School Professor Taylor Owen goes on the CBC's Front Burner to discuss the propagation of hate speech on social media.

Published: 8 Jul 2020

Max Bell School partners with the C.D. Howe Institute for Policy Scholars Program

The Policy Scholars program provides Max Bell School MPP students with fellowships working in prominent Canadian policy organizations.

Published: 7 Jul 2020

Canada’s COVID-19 recovery plan | The Current

By how much will the pandemic cause federal spending to rise? How much revenue are we expecting to lose? And how will the Canadian government manage their debt and avoid a financial emergency? As the COVID-19 crisis continues to spread uncertainty across Canada and the around the world, economists and policymakers must ask themselves these questions and devise ways to manage the post-pandemic financial landscape.

Published: 7 Jul 2020

The Institute for Research on Public Policy joins the Max Bell School Policy Scholars Program

Three Policy Scholars, selected from the Max Bell School MPP class of 2020, will receive research fellowships with prominent Canadian policy think tanks.

The Institute for Research on Public Policy (IRPP) has partnered with McGill University’s Max Bell School of Public Policy as a participating organization in the Policy Scholars program, a series of new research fellowships awarded annually to promising Max Bell School Master of Public Policy (MPP) students.

Published: 2 Jul 2020

Max Bell School Partners launches Policy Scholars Program

Funded through a grant from the Max Bell Foundation, the Policy Scholars program provides Max Bell School MPP students with research fellowships at prominent Canadian policy organizations.

Published: 30 Jun 2020

Cities in Crisis Need Urgent Federal Support | Policy Magazine

June 19, 2020 | The unfolding economic and public health crisis caused by COVID-19 has revealed cracks in healthcare while underscoring the challenges of Canada's decentralized fiscal federalism. With cities facing increased service delivery pressures and a steep decline in revenues, provinces must invest in municipal economic development on equal footing with the federal government.

Published: 25 Jun 2020

When It’s Measured, it Matters: Disaggregated Race Data in Canada | Policy Magazine

June 17, 2020 | For years, advocates have been criticizing the Canadian government for neglecting to implement race-based data collection in policing, the justice system, health care, education, and employment. This kind of disaggregated data is essential for policy makers, as it exposes hidden data trends and establishes the scope of systemic inequality. In this Policy Magazine article, MPP candidate

Published: 23 Jun 2020

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

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 capacity at a moment when demand for social services is anything but flattening.

Published: 22 Jun 2020

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

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

Published: 17 Jun 2020

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

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 exacerbated by the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.

Published: 16 Jun 2020

Johns Hopkins SAIS and McGill University's Max Bell School of Public Policy launch cooperative degree program

The Johns Hopkins University School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS) and McGill University’s Max Bell School of Public Policy have partnered to launch a cooperative degree program. This two-year program will enable students to earn a Master of Arts in International Affairs at SAIS Europe, the School’s European campus located in Bologna, Italy, and a Master of Public Policy from McGill University.

Published: 15 Jun 2020

Three rules for post-pandemic corporate rescues | Financial Post

June 3, 2020 | Given the early-warning signal from bank earnings last week, we should be expecting a wave of business failures in the months ahead, and demands for taxpayer assistance will soon follow. Now is the time for governments to commit to clear principles to guide their response. In this Financial post article, Max Bell School Director Chris Ragan and Dr. Paul Boothe explain how we can use lessons from the financial crisis of 2008-09.

Published: 5 Jun 2020

Canada needs a new prescription for the pandemic recession | Maclean's

June 2, 2020 | The spread of the COVID-19 virus has resulted in a severe — and unique — recession, which continues to ravage many corners of the Canadian economy. What makes the current "pandemic" recession so different from a "normal" recession, and how should government policy reflect this reality? In this Maclean's article, Max Bell School Director Chris Ragan and Dr. Paul Boothe break down the role of governments and the shortcomings of conventional stimulus in this pandemic context.

Published: 2 Jun 2020

The Liberals and NDP have embraced contempt for Parliament | The National Post

June 1, 2020 | Recently, a two party agreement was reached in Parliament: the NDP supported the Liberals’ motion to suspend regular sittings of Parliament until September, while the Liberals promised to push for a federal policy guaranteeing 10 days of paid sick leave to workers. Given the social distancing guidelines espoused by health experts, is the continued suspension of in-person Parliamentary proceedings actually in the interest of public health?

Published: 1 Jun 2020

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