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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.

Published: 22 Nov 2022

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 

Published: 15 Nov 2022

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.

Published: 15 Nov 2022

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.

Published: 11 Nov 2022

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. 

Published: 11 Nov 2022

Andrew Potter: Trust, state capacity, and the meaning of ArriveCAN | The Line

November 4, 2022 | "The crisis of state capacity can't be separated from the more general crisis of expertise and the legitimacy of the state and the rule of law." says Andrew Potter. 

Published: 11 Nov 2022

Canada should back the declaration to protect civilians from explosive weapons | The Globe and Mail

October 18, 2022 | In this opinion piece, Simon Bagshaw and Jennifer Welsh comment on the gathering in Dublin held to formally endorse a groundbreaking international political declaration that will set new standards for the protection of civilians from the use of bombs, rockets, artillery and other ex

Published: 8 Nov 2022

Charter may quickly become less relevant: Why Canadians outside of Quebec should watch the elections | CTV News

September 6, 2022 | Professor Pearl Eliadis reflected on the Charter ahead of the Quebec elections and how the two pieces of legislation- and the CAQ's use of the notwithstanding clause to protect from their court challenges- show a "unilateral attempt by the CAQ to change our fundamental Charter and constitutional values," and a "pushing and pulling at the constitution." 

Published: 8 Nov 2022

Researchers explore misinformation during Quebec election campaign | Global News

October 3, 2022 | Researchers from McGill University, including Professor Taylor Owen, have conducted a study into online misinformation and the possible effects on the provincial election campaign and says the findings have implications for the future of our democratic process. 

Published: 8 Nov 2022

Iran on fire: Once again, women are on the vanguard of transformative change | The Conversation

September 26, 2022 | In this article for The Conversation, Professor Vrinda Narain and Fatemeh Sadeghi wrote about Mahsa Amini's death representing a historical moment in Iran and how it highlighted the brutality of the regime towards women and minorities.

Published: 8 Nov 2022

Is democracy doomed? | CBC

September 27, 2022 | Professor Jennifer Welsh joined Nahlah Ayed for a discussion on disinformation and the future of democracy. 

Published: 4 Nov 2022

Curing Canada’s energy paralysis may mean new climate targets, renewed political will | Global News

September 22, 2022 | Director Chris Ragan spoke to Global News about the future of energy sources in Canada and answering the question: Could Canada really be an energy superpower and be a global leader on climate change?

Published: 27 Sep 2022

Chris Ragan on Rebuilding the Canadian economy in the post-Covid era | Government Analytics' The Monthly Podcast

September 12, 2022 | On Government Analytics' The Monthly podcast with host Peter Kent, director Chris Ragan spoke about rebuilding the Canadian economy in the post-Covid era. At the recent Jackson Hole economic policy symposium, Jerome Powell, the head of the US central bank, spent 8-minutes making it abundantly clear he’s g

Published: 21 Sep 2022

Chris Ragan on Bank of Canada expected to raise interest rates | Toronto Star

September 2, 2022 | In response to the possibility of the Bank of Canada raising interest rates next week, Director Christopher Ragan said the central bank is best-suited to take on the responsibility of maintaining low interest rates.

Published: 6 Sep 2022

Andrew Potter: Zelenskyy's mistake was believing Canada was serious | The Line

July 20, 2022 | In this article for The Line, Max Bell School professor Andrew Potter lambastes the Canadian government for allowing gas turbines for the Nord Stream 1 pipeline to be returned to Germany.

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Published: 10 Aug 2022

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