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The politics of rage and disinformation — we ignore it at our peril | National Observer

July 18, 2022 | Before joining the Max Bell School's Centre for Media, Technology and Democracy as its Director of Policy & Engagement, Supriya Dwivedi encountered the harmful world of conspiracy theories and misinformation as host of a morning show on a Toronto talk radio station. Learn more about her experience and how it galvanized her to tackle to problem of mis- and disinformation.

Published: 10 Aug 2022

How should Canada tackle harmful online content? Look beyond our borders, experts say | Toronto Star

July 14, 2022 | As a member of the 12-person advisory group convened by the federal government to weigh in on the Liberals' online harms legislation, Max Bell School professor Taylor Owen provided perspective on what lessons can be learned from other countries' legislative efforts.

Published: 10 Aug 2022

Can Quebec pharmacists legally refuse to prescribe the morning-after pill? | CBC News

August 6, 2022 | Recently, in Saguenay, Que., a pharmacist rejected a woman's request to purchase emergency oral contraception, claiming that then morning-after pill did not "align with his values." Human rights lawyer and Max Bell School professor Pearl Eliadis weighs in.

Published: 10 Aug 2022

Curbing Online Harms | CBC Radio

June 20, 2022 | With the Canadian Commission on Democratic Expression's new report hot off the press, Commission co-chair and Max Bell School professor Taylor Owen sat down for an interview with CBC Radio to discuss the recommendations on curbing online harm that he and his colleagues have proposed.

Published: 23 Jun 2022

After a hundred days of war, the West is losing interest in Ukraine | The Line

June 6, 2022 | With Russia's illegal war in Ukraine now well past the hundred day mark, Western interest is waning—despite the fact that Ukraine's people and territorial integrity are far from safe. What does this tell us about the depth of the West's commitment to Ukraine? Andrew Potter comments in this article for the The Line.

Published: 23 Jun 2022

Session wraps up at National Assembly | CTV News Montreal

With the last pre-election sessional period of Quebec's National Assembly drawing to a close last week, Max Bell School professor Pearl Eliadis joined CTV News Montreal to discuss the key legislative news of the past several months.

Watch the interview.

Published: 14 Jun 2022

Legal experts fact-check Quebec ad campaign that aims to correct 'falsehoods' on controversial language law | CBC News

June 3, 2022 | After Bill 96 passed in the Quebec legislature, the government of Quebec published a full-page advertisement in both French and English newspapers to "correct falsehoods" circulating about the law. However, several legal experts - such as Max Bell's Pearl Eliadis - fact-checked the claims made in the ad in this article for CBC News.

Published: 6 Jun 2022

Five reasons Quebec's language law reform is stirring controversy | City News

May 19, 2022 | This City News article delves into the various reasons Quebec's Bill 96 is stirring controversy. Max Bell School professor Pearl Eliadis provides prospective on how the proposed law would affect access to justice.

Read the article.

Published: 24 May 2022

Why politics and central banking shouldn't mix | The Line

May 13, 2022 | In a recent debate, Conservative Party leadership candidate Pierre Poilievre pledged that—if he were to become prime minister—he would fire the governor of the Bank of Canada. Max Bell School Director Chris Ragan thinks such a promise is irresponsible and dangerous.

Read the article.

Published: 24 May 2022

Public Policy Forum releases second report from its Canadian Commission on Democratic Expression initiative | Financial Post

May 5, 2022 | The Max Bell School's Centre for Media, Technology and Democracy—as part of the Canadian Commission on Democratic Expression—has published in-depth research paper on transparency and accountability issues regarding online platforms. Read more about the research via the Financial Post.

Published: 18 May 2022

The Max Bell Foundation Celebrates its 50th Anniversary

The Max Bell School couldn't wish for a better partner than the Max Bell Foundation. It is only thanks to the Foundation's generous and ongoing support that we are able to carry out our critical work educating policy leaders and creating impact. As the Foundation celebrate its 50th anniversary, we offer our sincere congratulations.

Watch the anniversary video.

Published: 3 May 2022

Pearl Eliadis on Reproductive and Sexual Health Services for Vulnerable Women in Quebec

There is a glaring gap in Quebec's healthcare system: Women whose immigration status is precarious are systematically denied access to critical reproductive and sexual health services. This, says Max Bell School professor Pearl Eliadis, must change.

Published: 3 May 2022

Amid rising pressures and a political divide, Biden’s centric views might be a bad omen for a second term | The Globe and Mail

April 29, 2022 | U.S. President Joe Biden, a lifelong centrist Democrat, has a extremely difficult job at an exceedingly tumultuous time in history. His low poll numbers reflect the scale of the challenges he faces. As politics becomes more and more polarized, what does Joe Biden's moderate approach to politics bode for his re-election chances, should he decide to seek a second term?

Published: 3 May 2022

Stronger government regulation of social media companies could improve free speech, says expert | CBC Radio

In an interview with CBC Radio, Max Bell School professor Taylor Owen—who leads the School's Centre for Media, Technology and Democracy—opined on the role regulation can play in safeguarding free speech and online safety.

Access the interview.

Published: 2 May 2022

Bill 96 and the constitution - What you need to know | CBC Radio

April 28, 2022 | Numerous English-language advocacy groups have raised concerns about potential constitutionality issues with Quebec's recently tabled Bill 96, which was introduced as a means to safeguard the status of the French language. In this interview on CBC Radio, Max Bell School professor and humans rights lawyer Pearl Eliadis weighs in.

Published: 2 May 2022

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