Jennifer Welsh on Inequality’s Threat to Liberal Democracy | CBC Listen

May 9, 2024 | On a podcast episode of Ideas with Nahlah Ayed, Professor Jennifer Welsh delves into answering on how inequality is undermining liberal democracy. Following the end of Cold War, the quest for peace, equality, and democracy didn't conclude; instead, it evolved into a multifaceted challenge.

Published: 14 May 2024

The UN’s New Agenda for Protection | International Peace Institute

May 13, 2024 | The United Nations (UN) recently released its Agenda for Protection, a comprehensive document aiming to enhance protection as a collective responsibility across various UN components. It addresses previous shortcomings highlighted by inquiries into UN responses in Myanmar and Sri Lanka. However, it faces challenges due to geopolitical dynamics undermining multilateral action and UN entities’ limited roles in ongoing conflicts. 

Published: 14 May 2024

Profile of Pearl Eliadis for QUESCREN | Concordia University

In Concordia University's latest Researcher-Member Portrait, Pearl Eliadis talks about effective ways of educating the public about their rights and details her work related to the rights and interests of Quebec's English-speaking community. The Quebec English-Speaking Communities Research Network (QUESCREN) is a dynamic alliance of researchers, community members, and institutions that develop

Published: 16 Apr 2024

Jennifer Welsh on Tour de Table

In March 2023, Jennifer Welsh launched Tour de Table, a podcast series that joins leading scholars and policymakers for a bilingual discussion of the political, economic, and security challenges confronting our world and whether and how Canada is prepared to address them. 

Published: 16 Apr 2024

Freedom of expression (Mike Ward file) | Arrêt sur le droit

March 18, 2024 | Pearl Eliadis recently contributed her expertise to an episode of "Arrest sur le droit," a podcast in partnership between the Supreme Court of Canada and the Quebec legal organization CAIJ. In Episode 4, Pearl discusses the SCC's ruling to the case of Ward v. Quebec (Human Rights and Youth Rights Commission), exploring its implications for freedom of expression. 

Published: 11 Apr 2024

Chris Ragan on Carbon Tax

The Federal Government of Canada has increased the federal carbon tax from $65 a tonne to $80 as of April 1, 2024. Christopher Ragan joins several news outlets below sharing his expertise.

Opinion: Carbon pricing has become our national dumpster fire | The Globe and Mail

Published: 3 Apr 2024

92nd Ottawa Conference on Security and Defence | CPAC

March 6, 2024 | Vincent Rigby attended the 92nd Ottawa Conference on Security and Defence which is the largest and longest of its kind in Canada. The conference is an annual event held at the Chateau Laurier since 1932. 

Published: 27 Mar 2024

Should Canada have a foreign intelligence service? | Policy Insights Forum

March 20, 2024 | Vincent Rigby joins host Geoffrey St. John in an episode of the Canadian Foreign Intelligence Service podcast series and argues that Canada should carefully consider the creation of a foreign intelligence service.

Published: 27 Mar 2024

What the tick tock of online regulation says about our digital discourse | CBC Radio

March 17, 2024 | In this episode of The Sunday Magazine, Taylor Owen joins a discussion on digital discourse and the future of online safety regulation. The US House of Representatives voted to pass a bill that could lead to a nationwide ban against TikTok.

Published: 19 Mar 2024

Economist weighs in on premiers' calls to pause carbon tax hike | CBC News

March 14, 2024 | A growing number of premiers are urging the federal government to pause the carbon tax hike that's set to take place on April 1, or to ditch it altogether. Chris Ragan, the director of the Max Bell School of Public Policy at McGill University, joined Power & Politics to discuss the impact this could have on Canada's climate plan.

Published: 19 Mar 2024

Quebec's Court of Appeal upholds Bill 21, with a few exceptions | CBC

February 29, 2024 | Pearl Eliadis speaks on "Breakaway with Alison Brunette" and "Let's Go with Sabrina Marandola" on the upholding of Bill 21 and what the ruling means. The law bans certain employees in the public sector from wearing religious symbols while on the job.

Published: 18 Mar 2024

Is a price on carbon the right tool to address climate change? | iHeartRadio

March 13, 2024 | Is carbon pricing the most effective tool to address climate change issues? The news recording talked about the opposition to the climate tax rebate in recent years and the government's efforts to rebrand the tax and communicate its effectiveness to the public.

Published: 14 Mar 2024

Court case against universiy tuition hikes in Quebec | CBC Montreal

February 23, 2024 | With the Québec government's decision to raise tuition fees for out-of-province students and change the funding model for international students, McGill has launched a lawsuit, arguing that these measures will violate the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms and the Québec Charter of Human Rights and Freedoms.

Published: 12 Mar 2024

AI and Canada's proposed Online Harms Act | GZERO

March 5, 2024 | In this episode of GZERO AI, Professor Taylor Owen takes a look at the Canadian government’s Online Harms Act, which seeks to hold social media companies responsible for harmful content.

Published: 6 Mar 2024

Court case against the end of life legislation in Quebec | CBC Montreal

February 6, 2024 | The Catholic Church legally challenges Quebec's assisted dying law, arguing the province's end of life legislation violates its religious freedom. The church feels it is forced to choose between a procedure it finds morally unacceptable or abandon its pallative care center in Montreal. Prof. Pearl Eliadis says that this is a case of religious freedom vs.

Published: 20 Feb 2024



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