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Facial recognition technology speeds ahead as Canada's privacy law lags behind | The Ottawa Citizen

March 1, 2021 | Software company Clearview AI has recently been discovered illegally scraping countless images of faces on the Internet and selling them to third-party organizations in Canada. Co-penned by Sonja Solomun, Research Director of the Centre for Media, Technology, and Democracy, this article looks at the consequences of using facial recognition for the purposes of widespread surveillance.

Published: 9 Apr 2021

David Shribman on the Biden Administration | The Globe and Mail

March 2021 | Max Bell Professor David Shribman has penned several articles covering the ongoing changes being instated by the Biden administration. To learn more about how the US has been dealing with the pandemic relief response, massive government spending, and the other challenges of adapting to new leadership, read the articles:

Published: 9 Apr 2021

Liberals should drive daycare improvements, not redo system, report says | Times Colonist

March 30, 2021 | This Times Colonist article examines a recent C.D. Howe Institute report, co-authored by Max Bell School professor Ken Boessenkool. Read about the report's proposal for improving Canadian daycare systems iteratively, rather than by pressing the reset button.

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Published: 9 Apr 2021

Hedging our bets with China was a mistake | The Line

March 23, 2021 | In this recent article, Max Bell Professor Andrew Potter comments on the current diplomatic trajectory Canada is taking with China. To learn more about the economic and defense-related consequences involved, read on.

Published: 7 Apr 2021

Should a bullying comedy routine be illegal? Canada’s high court may decide. | The Christian Science Monitor

April 1, 2021 | Max Bell Professor Pearl Eliadis is quoted in this article, which takes a look at the recent Supreme Court case against comedian Mike Ward, and the consequences of a joke he made against the disability of Quebec artist Jérémy Gabriel. This piece encourages readers to consider the tense relationship between freedom of speech, artistic autonomy, and personal dignity.

Published: 6 Apr 2021

Human Rights Approaches to Covid-19: Opening Remarks to a Canadian Law School Conference | PKI Global Justice Journal

May 5, 2021 | Max Bell Professor Pearl Eliadis delivered the opening address at Queen's Human Rights Law Club's “Human Rights in Pandemic Times" conference. In this article by the PKI Global Justice Journal, learn more about Eliadis' address and the conference's key takeaways.

Published: 6 Apr 2021

Erin O’Toole says Conservatives’ plan to address climate change will surpass commitments under Scheer | Globe and Mail

April 8, 2021 | In this Globe and Mail article, the Max Bell School's Ken Boessenkool opines on the steps Erin O’Toole must take if the Conservatives want to form government in the next federal election.

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Published: 9 Mar 2021

Saving Journalism from Big Tech | Project Syndicate

March 5, 2021 | Google and Facebook have dominated digital advertising in search and social networking, creating a business model that is not based on the distribution of reliable information.

Published: 9 Mar 2021

To govern Big Tech, listen to those most harmed by it | National Post

March 19, 2021 | Taylor Owen's latest piece for the National Post delves into algorithmic bias and the disproportionate harms Big Tech inflicts on people of colour. One piece of the solution? "Amplify the diverse voices of those with most knowledge of technology’s injustices."

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Published: 9 Mar 2021

‘Are we going to be able to pull this off?’: How the Bank of Canada doused a financial fire last spring | The Globe and Mail

March 27, 2021 | In this Globe and Mail article, Max Bell School Director Chris Ragan weighs in on the Bank of Canada's role in pandemic economic recovery, discussing monetary policy topics including quantitative easing and inflation risks.

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Published: 9 Mar 2021

Is Big Tech ungovernable? | Globe and Mail

February 26, 2021 | It is increasingly clear that the many benefits of digital platforms such as Facebook, Amazon and Google come with significant economic, social and political costs.

Published: 1 Mar 2021

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




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