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Inequality in the COVID Recovery, from Infection Rates to Vaccine Access | Policy Magazine

June 15, 2021 | COVID-19 infection rates in Toronto have plummeted. But analysis of infection and vaccination statistics across different neighbourhoods in the city lays bare the discriminatory outcomes produced by government missteps at every stage of the pandemic.

Published: 14 Jun 2021

Police Use of Body Cameras: No Quick Fix | Policy Magazine

June 16, 2021 | Body cameras are not a panacea for the systemic problems in policing. "There needs to be a fundamental change in police practices and culture," says MPP candidate says Yvette Yakibonge "But to truly change behaviours, there needs to be a change in mindset."

Published: 14 Jun 2021

Race to the Top — Fixing Childcare Once and for All | Policy Magazine

June 17, 2021 | When the Liberal government tabled this year's budget, it came with a commitment to finishing the 50 year-long process of establishing a system which makes childcare accessible to every family in this country.

Published: 14 Jun 2021

Home Prices Booming Because the System Encourages It | Policy Magazine

June 17, 2021 | The Canadian housing market is hotter than ever. Why? Because it's designed to be that way. In her article for Policy Magazine, Mikayla Zolis breaks down the factors that keep housing prices high—from restrictive zoning to opaque bidding processes.

Published: 14 Jun 2021

What are Budget Consultations Good for, Anyway? | Policy Magazine

June 18, 2021 | What purpose do budget consultations serve? Whose voices are being heard, and do average Canadians really have any say on how the federal budget is constructed? MPP candidate Mariel Aramburu comments in Policy Magazine.

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Published: 14 Jun 2021

CAQ appoints former Liberal cabinet minister Geoffrey Kelley as Kahnawake negotiator | CBC News

June 5, 2021 | Max Bell School professor Geoffrey Kelley has been appointed as the new negotiator between the Quebec government and the Kahnawake Mohawk community. Kelley takes on this critical role after having served as Quebec’s Indigenous Affairs minister from 2005 to 2007, from 2011 to 2012, and from 2014 to 2018.

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Published: 17 May 2021

Joe Biden appears powerless when it comes to dealing with Mideast crisis | The Globe and Mail

May 16, 2021 | As the age-old conflict in the Middle East rages to a level not seen since the 2014 Gaza War, Joe Biden's ability to do anything about it appears limited. Biden is in a difficult situation, write David Shribman, destined to face backlash from various constituencies no matter what he does.

Published: 17 May 2021

Women negotiators in Afghan/Taliban peace talks could spur global change | The Conversation

May 19, 2021 | As the U.S. continues to withdraw troops from Afghanistan, the outcome of ongoing peace talks between the Taliban and the Afghan government will be of huge consequence to Afghan women. Max Bell School professor Vrinda Narain weighed in on the important role women are playing in the negotiations.

Published: 17 May 2021

Andrew Potter: My fellow Gen Xers don't appreciate our great gift: we were ignored | The Line

May 20, 2021 | "That is why when you hear a Gen Xer talk about being the “latchkey” generation, they aren’t really complaining — they’re bragging. There’s another word for the neglect being described here, and that’s freedom." Andrew Potter explains why he's so grateful to count himself as a member of Gen X.

Published: 17 May 2021

Andrew Potter: The pandemic has eroded trust, but without it no country can remain democratic and free | National Post

May 25, 2021 | The COVID-19 pandemic further exacerbated Canadians' growing distrust of government and civil society institutions. As we begin to emerge from lockdowns, says Andrew Potter, the restoration of trust must be a top priority.

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Published: 17 May 2021

Understanding the U.S.’s influence over Israel | The Globe and Mail

May 21, 2021 | The power dynamics in United States-Israeli relations are exceedingly complicated. David Shribman helps unpack that complexity in this episode of The Decibel podcast, produced by The Globe and Mail.

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Published: 17 May 2021

Higgs income tax cut signals a shift in Conservative carbon policy, say economists | CBC News

May 27, 2021 | In this article by CBC News, Max Bell School professor Ken Boessenkool expresses support for the burgeoning conservative movement to translate carbon pricing revenues into lower personal income tax rates.

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Published: 17 May 2021

In Alberta’s quest for a fair deal, the province shouldn’t look to Quebec for solutions | The Globe and Mail

May 29, 2021 | In his latest for the Globe and Mail, Max Bell School professor Andrew Potter cautions Alberta—as it seeks to gain more federal leverage—to avoid the pitfall of emulating Quebec's tactics.

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Published: 17 May 2021

The world’s democracies, including Canada, face a historic choice | The Globe and Mail

June 4, 2021 | In her latest piece for the Globe and Mail, Max Bell School professor Jennifer Welsh asserts that Canada must leverage its international relationships and articulate its vision for upholding democracy around the world.

Published: 17 May 2021

How systemic anti-Blackness affects who gets grants and sector workers’ well-being | The Philanthropist

April 26, 2021 | MPP candidate Rudayna Bahubeshi writes in The Philanthropist about the impacts of systemic anti-Blackness in the non-profit sector.

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Published: 5 May 2021

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