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The Emergencies Act is Dead | Canadian Science Policy Centre

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 government weighs the possibility declaring a national crisis. Take a look at what Max Bell School alumni Anil Wasif, Alexandra Ages, Ellen Rowe, and Leonardo Lozano have to say about the evolving landscape of federal pandemic policy in Canada. 

Published: 23 Feb 2021

The 'safe bets' and 'wild cards' needed to meet Canada's net zero emissions target | Maclean's

February 17, 2021 | Max Bell School Director Christopher Ragan and Carleton University economist Dave Sawyer penned this op-ed that takes a critical look at the widespread economic and industry reforms needed to achieve Canada's goal of "net zero" greenhouse gas emissions by 2050.

Published: 17 Feb 2021

Democrats take a ‘show, don’t tell’ approach in Trump’s impeachment trial | The Globe and Mail

February 10, 2021 | David Shribman of the Max Bell School analyzes the recent deliberations occurring at Donald Trump's ongoing impeachment trial. Read more to understand how the insurrection at the Capitol in January has affected the proceedings. 

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Published: 15 Feb 2021

Trump’s social-media ban clouds a bigger crisis: the power and systemic failure of Big Tech | The Globe and Mail

January 14, 2021 | In his opinion piece in The Globe and Mail, Max Bell School professor Taylor Owen discusses the effects of the recent social-media ban imposed on Donald Trump. Take a look at the article to understand how Trump's de-platforming scratches the surface of the deeper issues plaguing the current online ecosystem. 

Published: 2 Feb 2021

Canada's lack of interest in self-defence explains COVID failures | The National Post

January 15, 2021 | In this article for the National Post, Max Bell School Professor Andrew Potter discusses the unique logistical challenges that Canadian government bodies face as the issue of vaccine supply becomes more relevant, and how their response measures up to the actions of other nations. 

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Published: 19 Jan 2021

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

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 understand the main success factors for open innovation ecosystems (Chesbrough, 2003; Grandstrand & Holgersson, 2020).

Published: 18 Jan 2021

What Should Canada Do Next? | Hot Talk Podcast

December 23, 2020 | In this episode of the Hot Talk podcast, Max Bell School director Chris Ragan comments on the federal government's newly announced plan to raise the price of carbon and implement other climate policies.

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Published: 12 Jan 2021

Two Americas are about to go head to head on the Senate floor | The Globe and Mail

February 3, 2021 | David Shrimban's latest op-ed for the Globe and Mail paints a stark picture of a polarized America, with the deep divisions between Republicans and Democrats set to play out on the floor of the Senate.

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Published: 12 Jan 2021

The Capitol – a long-time symbol of optimism – has lost its shine | Globe and Mail

January 8, 2021 | In this Globe and Mail op-ed David Shribman reflects on the mayhem at the U.S. Capital, looking back at a time when the American political system seemed "rugged, not rigged".

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Published: 12 Jan 2021

The Liberals need to have faith that their carbon tax will do its job | The Line

In this article for The Line newsletter, Max Bell School Professor Ken Boessenkool and Director Chris Ragan argue that the government should have more confidence in the newly increased carbon tax to do its job and resist the temptation to throw in all sorts of other popular, but expensive, policies as well.

Published: 12 Jan 2021

The vaccine will only work if enough people take it | Globe and Mail

January 5, 2020 | While the COVID-19 vaccine offers us an eventual way past the pandemic, many Canadians are unsure about taking or unwilling to take a vaccine. In this Globe and Mail article, Max Bell School Professor Taylor Owen and other researchers at the Media Ecosystem Observatory unpack the cause and solutions to vaccine hesitancy in Canada.

Published: 5 Jan 2021

As time runs out for Trump, the volatility becomes more intense | Globe and Mail

January 3, 2020 | Days from the routine tallying of the electoral votes to select the next U.S. president, a formality that for almost a century and a half has attracted virtually no attention, this ritual is being transformed by President Trump into a fraught flashpoint, writes David Shribman in his latest article in the Globe and Mail.

Published: 4 Jan 2021

COVID-19 puts Big Tech under the microscope, again | CBC News

Global pandemic mitigation efforts continue to be disrupted by the spread of misinformation. In this CBC interview, Taylor Owen (Director of the Centre for Media, Technology, and Democracy) shared his thoughts on the implications of misinformation in the age of COVID-19.

Published: 9 Dec 2020

After looming so large in Washington, Donald Trump has shrunk into a small, petty man | The Globe and Mail

November 23, 2020 | Four years ago, when he won an upset victory to become President of the United States, Donald Trump was a powerful and intimidating force with a penchant for erratic behaviour, leaving even his closest allies on their toes.

Published: 23 Nov 2020

Presidential projections are indispensable, but not infallible | The Globe and Mail

November 10, 2020 | Early American presidential projections raised controversy throughout this year's extended ballot-counting period. In this piece from the Globe and Mail, David Shribman examines past occurrences of early projections, and its repercussions for American society.

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Published: 19 Nov 2020

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