Budget watchdog troubled by spin around latest report on carbon pricing | CTV News

April 8, 2023 | Yves Giroux opened a political firestorm last week with a new report that concluded carbon price rebates are worth more than the direct cost of the carbon price for 80 per cent of families. The Conservatives, who have campaigned heavily on removing carbon pricing, claimed that the Liberals lied about the "sneaky carbon tax" when they said the rebate were more than the cost. 

Published: 11 Apr 2023

The world marks Earth Hour, but are leaders doing enough to fight climate change? | CNN

March 27, 2023| MPP Alumni and delegate to the UN Climate Change Conference Henna Hundal, joined CNN to discuss climate change updates, as per the IPCC's Synthesis Report. She also mentioned how the new Economic Report of the President is a hopeful sign of the U.S government investing more in climate-resilient infrastructure.

Watch the interview.

Published: 28 Mar 2023

Making of defence policies | Canadian Global Affairs Institute

March 24, 2023 | Visiting scholar Vincent Rigby, joined David Perry for an episode of Defence Deconstructed alongside Thomas Juneau, and Eugene Lang to reflect on defence policy reviews. They provided some interesting insights into current defence updates. 

Published: 28 Mar 2023

Closure of Roxham Road | La Presse

March 28, 2023 | In recent years, tens of thousands of migrants have entered Canada via Roxham Road in the hope of finding a better life. However, this tolerated system is now a thing of the past. What does the sudden closure of this controversial crossing mean?

Published: 28 Mar 2023

At Roxham Road, migrants reach uncertain end to harrowing journeys | Global News

March 23, 2023, | A group of migrants was caught by an RCMP officer at a small, unofficial border crossing at Roxhan Road separating Quebec and New York state. This incident seems to occur many times a day at Roxhan Road, which has become an ever-growing migration crisis facing North America.

Published: 28 Mar 2023

Justin Trudeau needs to assure Joe Biden about Canada’s commitment to security | The Globe and Mail

March 21, 2023 | Joe Biden will make his first trip to Ottawa as U.S. President on Thursday, where Biden wants to focus on security. The U.S. intelligence community recently warned that great-power competition will shape the global order for decades to come. In this more contested and volatile worlds, the U.S is looking for allies for support.

Published: 23 Mar 2023

The future of AI governance a balancing act of privacy, ethics, and progress | The Hill Times

March 16, 2023 | Master of Public Policy Candidate Aftab Ahmed, wrote about the innovation Minister François-Philippe Champagne recently launching the second phase of the Pan-Canadian AI Strategy. Ottawa’s attempts to frame the ‘rules of the game’ for its digital economy is commendable, and the U.S. should be observing and emulating this approach. He said "Let me be clear: technology is not the enemy. Novel innovations can undeniably act as positive economic disruptors."

Published: 17 Mar 2023

Migrant dies crossing from US to Quebec | CTV News

February 28, 2023 | This past week a 45 year old man died attempting to cross the Canada-US border, as well as the 367 cases reported in January.

Published: 10 Mar 2023

Youth Award 2022

March, 2023 | Max Bell School of Public Policy alumni, Ellen Rowe's policy proposal for a National Digital Literacy Strategy for Indigenous Communities was featured on the Canadian Science Policy Center webpage under the Youth Award 2022. 

Published: 10 Mar 2023

How Polarization Manifests in Canada | CBC Radio

March 1, 2023 | Max Bell School of Public Policy Alumni, Shweta Menon, joined Julia Wright to talk about one of the projects at the Public Policy Forum where they are focused on understanding the risks polarization poses to social cohesion and trust in Canada.

Published: 7 Mar 2023

With its Ukraine peace plan, China seeks to make itself indispensable on the world stage | The Globe and Mail

February 27, 2023 | The events marking the one-year anniversary of the war in Ukraine included fiery speeches from the two main opponents, Vladimir Putin and Volodymyr Zelenskyy, as well as Ukraine’s strongest Western supporter, Joe Biden. Yet diplomatic attention was also focused on China – a potent reminder that as the newest global superpower, it too is a crucial player in this unfolding conflict.

Published: 28 Feb 2023

Six security and intelligence areas the Rouleau report needs to adress | Policy Opinions

February 16, 2023 | In his latest piece with Thomas Juneau, Vincent Rigby identified areas where Canada needs to improve its performance on national security. They stated that the six areas require particular attention.

Published: 23 Feb 2023

Long-Range Challenges in Canada's Economy | The News Forum

February 13, 2023 | Director Christopher Ragan spoke to Tony Clement on his show Boom and Bust to highlight the challenges Canada is facing as the budget season is approaching. He touched upon the aging population and how the increasing rates of retirement presents some fiscal challenges including an increase for the budget for healthcare.

Published: 14 Feb 2023

The Chinese spy balloon is the latest chapter in the history of high-altitude espionage and surveillance | The Globe and Mail

February 9, 2023 | The story of the flight of the Chinese balloon created a near-hysteria in political circles of not on the ground and, in breathless cable coverage, suggested a frightening new frontier in international spycraft, said David Shribman.

Published: 14 Feb 2023

63% low income Canadians worried about impact of inflation on food, housing | Global News

February 9, 2022 | A recent report by Statistics Canada has found that more than 63% of Canadians belonging to a low-income household are worried about the impacts of inflation on food, housing and other expenses. Director Chris Ragan mentioned that the increase in prices hurt low-income households more. However according to Ragan, this is not solely due to inflation.

Published: 14 Feb 2023



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