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Economist Chris Ragan on the problems with Modern Monetary Theory | The Hub

January 20, 2022 | Economist and Director Chris Ragan joins this episode of Hub Dialogues to discuss the proper role of central banks, the problems with Modern Monetary Theory, and the need to rethink fiscal priorities in recovering from the devastation of the pandemic.

Published: 20 Jan 2022

Canada's cost of living increased 4.8% in December, the fastest rate since 1991 | CBC News

January 19, 2022 | Director Chris Ragan discusses supply chain disruptions and Canada's inflation rate rising to a 30-year high on CBC News. "There's a lot of pent-up demand," Chris notes, referring to businesses and restaurants being closed over the pandemic, and many consumers not having any place to spend their income.

Published: 20 Jan 2022

2022 is turning out to be a terrible, horrible, no good, very bad year for Biden | The Globe and Mail

January 18, 2022 | After last week's defeats, U.S. President Joe Biden has been transformed from Battling Joe Biden into the Embattled Joe Biden, David Shribman writes for The Globe and Mail. "The new year brought forth a new Biden - a fiery, determined, passionate President substituting for the dewyeyed, sentimental chief executive.

Published: 18 Jan 2022

Biden vows to end filibuster ahead of voting rights bills ‘that will mark a turning point’ in U.S. history | The Globe and Mail

January 12, 2022 | Joe Biden isn't the first president to push for expanded voting rights, David Shribman comments in his article for The Globe and Mail.

Published: 14 Jan 2022

A no-vax tax | CBC's Radio Noon Quebec with Shawn Apel

January 12, 2022 | Joining the CBC's Radio Noon Quebec with Shawn Apel, Professor Pearl Eliadis cautions that it's premature to discuss the legality of the "no-vax tax" or health contribution the Quebec government is proposing on unvaccinated Quebecers, as the legislation has not been made publicly available yet.

"We don't know enough yet to know if it's legal, but I do think it's bad public policy," she comments.

Published: 13 Jan 2022

Quebec's 'anti-vax tax' difficult to enforce, experts say | Montreal Gazette

January 12, 2022 | After the Quebec government announced unvaccinated Quebecers would have to pay a "health contribution," Professor Pearl Eliadis weighs in on the legality and enforcement of such a proposition.

“Are we really going to go and find 800,000 people, (some of whom) are low-income earners or have disabilities?” she asked. “What are we going to do, seize their couch (if they can’t afford to pay)?”

Published: 13 Jan 2022

There is a word for a shameless age | The Line

January 10, 2022 | Andrew Potter writes for The Line that we're living in a shameless age. "More than almost anyone else in our society it is politicians who feel the weight of mass opinion, the pride that comes with public esteem, or the shame that follows public disgrace."

Read the article here.

Published: 12 Jan 2022

Do We Still Believe in a Better Tomorrow? | The Agenda

January 10, 2022 | It's true, albeit clichéd, to say that we're living through "unprecedented times." With all the bad news out there, do we still believe in a better tomorrow? Max Bell School professor Andrew Potter, author of the recently published book "On Decline: Stagnation, Nostalgia, and Why Every Year is the Worst One Ever," weighs in.

Published: 12 Jan 2022

Want S.F. to achieve net-zero carbon emissions? Don’t forget to green the health care industry | San Francisco Chronicle

January 10, 2022 | "Nearly 5% of global greenhouse gas emissions can be traced to health care activities in developed countries," writes MPP alumna Henna Hundal. Read her full argument for the crucial importance of including the healthcare sector in decarbonization efforts. 

Published: 12 Jan 2022

'Hassle' for tourists: Letter from June 2021 shows P.E.I. business group seeking relaxed COVID controls | CBC

January 5, 2022 | Professor Pearl Eliadis was interviewed for this public health article about COVID-19 pandemic restrictions for Prince Edward Island and their impact on businesses and tourism.

Professor Eliadis said something the pandemic has shown is that public health and economic interests aren't in competition – they are one and the same.

Published: 7 Jan 2022

23 charts to watch on inflation and the economy in 2022 | Maclean's

December 21, 2021 | In Maclean's "Chart Week 2022" predictions roundup, Chris Ragan answers the question: "When will Canadian inflation return to target?"

Read the article.

Published: 7 Jan 2022

La démocratie n’est plus contagieuse | La Presse

January 2, 2022 | What do China and Qatar have in common? They will be hosting two main sporting events in 2022, and have strict authoritarian regimes, Jennifer Welsh explores in this co-written article.

Read the article.

Published: 5 Jan 2022

In a deeply divided U.S., Americans struggle over how to commemorate Jan. 6 | The Globe and Mail

January 4, 2022 | In a special to The Globe and Mail, David Shribman discusses the furious debates Americans are having as the one-year anniversary of the siege at the Capitol arrives.

Published: 5 Jan 2022

Burning Questions: Is Ottawa finally about to get serious about housing bubbles? | Regina Leader-Post

December 24, 2021 | After Director Christopher Ragan

Published: 5 Jan 2022

Pearl Eliadis on Bill 96 | The Telegraph

December 28, 2021 | Pearl Eliadis commented that this legislation is the latest in a years-long push to effectively authorise "blatant discrimination against religious minorities in Quebec".

Eliadis said that while it was important to have protections in place for the French language, with Bill 96, "Quebec is starting to drift off into territory where they're really prepared to take pretty much any measures, sometimes outside the law ... to achieve that goal."

Published: 5 Jan 2022



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