Class-action lawsuit against Facebook claiming discrimination gets the green light | CBC
January 4, 2023 | The Quebec Court of Appeal has approved a class-action lawsuit launched on behalf of Facebook users who claim they were discriminated against because the social media giant allowed advertisers to target job and housing ads based on factors like age, gender or race.
Stop prioritizing the profits of Big Tech over the health of our kids | Toronto Star
December 30, 2022 | Supriya Dwivedi, the director of policy and engagement at the Centre for Media, Technology, and Democracy at McGill University, wrote about the opportunity Canada has in the upcoming year when it comes to passing legislation aimed at putting the safety of Canadians - especially children- ahead of Big Tech's bottom line.
Elections Alberta recommends legislative changes to tackle misinformation, disinformation | CBC
December 7, 2022 | The independent and non-partisan office that administers Alberta's provincial elections is recommending legislative changes to address misinformation and disinformation. Mathieu Lavigne, a senior researcher at the Centre for Media, Technology, and Democracy has been researching misinformation during elections and stated that better education about how elections work is crucial in reducing the spread of misinformation and increase trust in the election process.
Focus shifts to labour market in inflation fight | Investment Executive
January 10, 2023 | Professor Christopher Ragan, Director of the Max Bell School of Public Policy spoke at the Global Risk Institute webinar and said it's "very unlikely" that the Bank of Canada has gone too far already and overtightened. He pointed to inflation expectations from businesses for the next two years remaining above the central bank's target range.
It’s strange, we have long-term focus in some policy areas but not others | Financial Post
January 4 2023 | Professor Christopher Ragan, Director of the Max Bell School of Public Policy shares his thoughts on the state the of the Canadian economy and the health care crisis as it stands at the end of 2022.
Appel à un cadre juridique sur la violence conjugale «fait au Québec» | Le Devoir
25 novembre 2022 | Les femmes qui pensent à quitter leur conjoint violent craignent une foule de choses : se retrouver à la rue par manque d’argent, subir une violente agression en quittant la maison, être incapable de naviguer le système de justice pour se protéger.
Se loger, clé manquante vers la liberté pour les victimes de violence conjugale | Le Devoir
25 novembre 2022 | Dans cet article avec les co-auteurs James Hughes, Melpa Kamateros et Eric Latimer, Pearl Eliadis soutient que malheureusement, aujourd’hui encore au Québec, le cadre légal entourant les droits des femmes victimes de violence conjugale et le droit au logement présente des barrières importantes au rétablissement d’une vie sécuritaire.
Canada's Indo-Pacific Strategy is finally out | The Globe and Mail
November 30, 2022 | Canada finally released its long-awaited Indo-Pacific Strategy on Sunday. This new policy framework is vital for a variety of actors, both inside and outside the government.
Housing is a growing hurdle to fleeing domestic violence | Montreal Gazette
November 24, 2022 | Fourteen women have been killed by an intimate partner in Quebec so far this year. Shame, stigma and manipulation from controlling spouse are barriers as formidable as they are complex. Housing has long been overlooked as a hurdle to fleeing domestic violence, but as prices soar, it has become even more of a barrier.
Decision holding Bill 21 under microscope | CTV News
November 12, 2022 | Quebec government and the groups opposing Bill 21 are challenging a court decision that largely upheld the controversial religious symbols law. Professor Pearl Eliadis commented on the hearing into the appeal that started this week.
Alberta's newly minted UCP cabinet will need to lead Premier Smith | CBC
October 26, 2022 | In the opinion column by Prof Ken Boessenkool, he highlighted how the head of lettuce is connected to Alberta's new cabinet. The first 10 days of Danielle Smith's premiership in Alberta overlapped with the final 10 days of Liz Truss, former British Prime Minister. The end of Truss and the beginning of Smith felt so similar.
Hockey Canada scandal is not an isolated event. Forceful government action is past due | CBC Opinion
November 11, 2022 | In the opinion column by Alison Clement and Sandrine Desforges, Master of Public Policy candidates at the Max Bell School of Public Policy, they talk about the news of Hockey Canada using 7.6 million dollars from a reserve fund of registration fees to cover nine sexual assault or abuse claims. An aditional 1.3 million dollars was paid through Hockey Canada's insurance to settle
Pearl Eliadis on parental rights vs. rights of health authorities | CBC News
November 3, 2022 | A Quebec superior court judge has authorized Sainte-Justine Hospital to extubate a 5 year old boy, who has been in a coma breathing with the help of a tube. In this case a young boy drowned and his parents wanted him to have certain medical treatment whereas the hospital said the treatment was not going to work and that the child will never recover.
Will Elon Musk’s Twitter takeover have ‘big implications’ for Canada’s upcoming online harms bill? | Toronto Star
November 9, 2022 | Professor Tyler Owen weighed in the coming bill, saying Canada should look at how other jurisdictions have handled Musk’s “convulsions.” For example, the European Union has passed a Digital Services Act last summer that would require tech giants to monitor their platforms for harmful content.
Taylor Owen: The Online News Act keeps journalism alive while it adapts to a new world | The Hub
November 8, 2022 | Taylor Owen writes about why C-18 is, on balance, the right policy for the moment.