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We are in a crisis of knowledge - and it couldn’t have happened at a worse time | The Globe and Mail

October 20, 2023 | This opinion piece by Taylor Owen talks about the reasoning behind why he decided to take a break from X, formerly Twitter, a platform he has been using as a gateway to information for over a decade. 

Published: 24 Oct 2023

Carbon-Pricing Exemptions Are the Wrong Way to Keep Energy Affordable | National Newswatch

October 17, 2023 | The federal government is under pressure to carve out exemptions to its carbon pricing system, particularly for rural home-heating fuel in Atlantic Canada. Keeping essentials like energy affordable is a serious concern, but carbon-pricing exemptions are the wrong solution.  

Published: 17 Oct 2023

With inflation cooling, politicians turn up the heat to address Canada’s affordability crisis | The Globe and Mail

September 16, 2023 | On September 6 the Bank of Canada decided to hold interest rates steady after two years of high inflation and 18 months of rising interest rates. The premiers of Ontario, British Columbia and Newfoundland and Labrador each wrote to the Bank of Canada urging it not to raise interest rates, following the critics from Justin Trudeau's caucus stating that the government has lost focus on affordability issues, especially regarding housing.

Published: 26 Sep 2023

Economics lessons will pay life-long dividends to understand how any marketplace works | The Globe and Mail

September 14, 2023 | In an opinion piece by David Parkinson he talks about the influx of students that are going to have their first serious exposure to economics in a university setting. He has interviewed Chris Ragan to discuss the value of learning more about economics. A key point from the conversation was that there is a fundamental misunderstanding surrounding economics where it's perceived to be all about money.

Published: 19 Sep 2023

Alberta university student association calls for government supports in wake of sexual violence report | Edmonton Journal

August 30, 2023 | The Council of Alberta University Students is demanding more government action in the wake of a survey suggesting 50% of respondents have experienced some form of sexual or gender-based violence as a post-secondary student. Executive director and Max Bell School graduate Alexandra Ages said she is exited with working with the ministry on next steps. 

Published: 7 Sep 2023

Hunter Prize finalists showcase ten ideas to fix Canada’s health | The Hub

July 2, 2023 | Ten finalists have been chosen for the Hunter Prize for Public Policy, along with their groundbreaking ideas to fundamentally improve Canada’s health-care system. The finalists were picked from over 200 entries and the winning entree will be chosen by an esteemed panel of judges.

Published: 3 Aug 2023

Canada urgently needs to increase housing supply and transitional supports for veterans | The Globe and Mail

August 1, 2023 | The article in The Globe and Mail provides highlights from the report created by Taylor Chase, Alison Clement, Sandrine Desforges and Anmol Gupta for Canada’s Federal Housing Advocate as part of the Policy Lab 2023. There is a lack of leadership when it comes to veteran housing, which is split between several federal departments with no central co-ordination.

Published: 3 Aug 2023

How we can move forward, now that the divisive Bill C-18 is law | The Globe and Mail

July 23, 2023 | In this opinion piece by Taylor Owen and Supriya Dwivedi, they reflect on the passage of Bill C-18, the Online News Act, where the government is hoping that Google and Meta would expand the deals they currently have with some Canadian publishers to a wider range of outlets.

Published: 2 Aug 2023

Q & A with Vincent Rigby | Wesley Wark

July 4, 2023 | In an interview conducted by Wesley Wark Vincent Rigby reflected on whether he might be prepared to play beyond the boundaries of his recent testimony on June 8 to the Standing Committee on Procedures and House Affairs, in order to enlarge on some of the issues he raised.

Published: 1 Aug 2023

Quebec's plan to protect reproductive health | CBC News

July 3, 2023| In an interview with CBC Pearl Eliadis reflects on provincial government's plan to protect reproductive heath. Some health and legal experts have been questioning a provincial government plan to protect reproductive rights, after the minister responsible for women's health proposed to enshrine a women's right to abortion. 

Published: 1 Aug 2023

A leading advocate for responsible tech joins McGill | McGill News

June 14, 2023 | Former product manager at Facebook, Frances Haugen, released thousands of internal Facebook documents that showed the social media giant was aware of harms caused by its products. One article in a Wall Street Journal series revealed that Facebook’s own research found that its Instagram app worsened body image issues for one in three teen girls who faced those concerns. 

Published: 19 Jun 2023

Bilingual cities and towns in Quebec join forces to mount legal challenge to Bill 96 | CBC News

June 08, 2023 | The courts were asked by twenty-three municipalities to suspend parts of Quebec's new language law, which they describe as abusive. Mayors are concerned about communications, illegal searches and seizures, government grants and the obligation, set out in the law, to discipline public employees who break the rules by working in English. 

Published: 8 Jun 2023

Don't ban TikTok. Make it safer | The Globe and Mail

May 26, 2023 | Following the controversial law in China that compelled companies to hand over platforms' user data if Beijing deems relevant to Chinese security, serious concerns were raised in Canada. Following this update most of the provinces and public institutions prohibited TikTok on government-owned devices.

Published: 30 May 2023

Amidst a swirling tide of new ideas, Canada's economic institutions remain bastions of orthodoxy | the Hub

May 23, 2023 | New and often radical ideas have emerged about how much governments can spend and how trade should be conducted following COVID-19 and Russia's invasion of Ukraine. Chris Ragan says most people at the Bank hold conventional views on how trade should be conducted, despite public discourse about concepts like Modern Monetary Theory (MMT).

Published: 23 May 2023

Should Justin Trudeau stay or go? Why is Hillary Clinton coming to Ottawa?

May 1, 2023 | In her an opinion piece by Tasha Kheiriddin states that there is a sense of the liberal party at a crossroads, if not in a crisis. 

"Every week brings fresh drama, whether it’s inaction on foreign interference, the cost of Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s latest vacation, or his brother Sacha testifying about shady donations to the family’s eponymous foundation." she said. 

Published: 3 May 2023

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