Building Mental Health Policies into All Policies
March 6, 2023 | MPP Candidate, Sandrine Desforges, wrote an article on integrating mental health in all policies (MHIAP). She wrote that this approach would seek to promote mental health and well-being by expanding the scope of the efforts dedicated to improving population mental health to all policies. She also added that a MHIAP approach would require all sectors to take into account the potential mental health implications of all decisions.
All-In: Pathways to Economic and Financial Inclusion for Canada | Public Policy Forum
January, 2023 | Shweta Menon, an MPP Alumni, co-authored a research report on the pathways to economic and financial inclusion for youth aged 18-30 in Canada. The report summarizes the key findings from a literature review and focus group discussions held with youth in Canada.
Assessing the Impact of Canada's Feminist Foreign Assistance | Policy Magazine
February 14, 2023 | Following Kevin Page's complexity seminar, Caroline Wilson wrote about the Canadian government making a significant shift in the right direction in terms of their commitment to gender equality and women's empowerment. She also mentioned that the method of application of policies has to be justified in the program monitoring and evaluation phases.
Reforming the United Nations: How Canada Can Lead on Human Rights | Policy Magazine
February 9, 2023 | Following Kevin Page's complexity seminar, Elisa Alloul wrote about how the lack of accountability on how gross human rights abusers have joined UN bodies is hurting the UN's legitimacy and credibility. Elisa Alloul is a Master of Public Policy candidate at the Max Bell School of Public Policy at McGill University.
Making Canada's Foreign Assistance More Accessible and Transparent | Policy Magazine
February 7, 2023 | In an ongoing conversation about the significant global challenges today from climate change to the war in Ukraine following Kevin Page's complexity seminar, Alison Clement wrote about these challenges requiring strong, united responses from the world's leading democracies.
Transparency in the World Cup: Canada Should Lead by Example | Policy Magazine
February 7, 2023| Following Kevin Page's Complexity Seminar, Aftab Ahmed reflected on the country's reputation for shaping and adhering to international norms being on the line when Canada co-hosts the FIFA World Cup in 2026. Aftab Ahmed is a Masters of Public Policy candidate with the Max Bell School of Public Policy at McGill University.
Building National Pharmacare on a Flawed Foundation | Policy Magazine
February 6, 2023 | As Canada sets forth to build a national pharmacare plan, following Kevin Page's Complexity Seminar, MPP candidate Anmol Gupta wrote this op-ed to address the need to reflect on the performance of the public system before it's expanded to cover all Canadians.
Canada can't be complacent about threats to our democracy | The Monitor
Stop prioritizing the profits of Big Tech over the health of our kids | Toronto Star
December 30, 2022 | Supriya Dwivedi, the director of policy and engagement at the Centre for Media, Technology, and Democracy at McGill University, wrote about the opportunity Canada has in the upcoming year when it comes to passing legislation aimed at putting the safety of Canadians - especially children- ahead of Big Tech's bottom line.
Elections Alberta recommends legislative changes to tackle misinformation, disinformation | CBC
December 7, 2022 | The independent and non-partisan office that administers Alberta's provincial elections is recommending legislative changes to address misinformation and disinformation. Mathieu Lavigne, a senior researcher at the Centre for Media, Technology, and Democracy has been researching misinformation during elections and stated that better education about how elections work is crucial in reducing the spread of misinformation and increase trust in the election process.
Embracing "Strategic Clarity" on Taiwan | It was always burning
November 11, 2022 | In the face of an increasingly bellicose China buttressed by its mighty economic and military strengths, Washington’s “strategic ambiguity” has become insufficient to pre-empt China’s ambitions. A shift towards "strategic clarity" could pave the way to deter Chinese aggression in the region, provided it remains subtle and is carefully managed, Pangying Peng says.
Canada's national security institutions have fallen woefully behind | Policy Options
November 3, 2022 | The article, written by MPP Candidate Jack Burnham, was based on a discussion held in McGill University which focused on " The future of national security in the world of the "n-block war." Panelists included Jennifer Welsh, Ali Dizboni and Vincent Rigby, while the panel w
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.
The Role of Energy Transition in Addressing Climate Change | Policy Magazine
August 4, 2022 | In an ongoing conversation about the role of energy transition in addressing climate change since the end of Kevin Page's Complexity Seminar, MPP alumnus Umer Farooq wrote this op-ed in collaboration with Page. Umer is a Master of Public Policy candidate at the Max Bell School of Public Policy at McGill University. He has a Doctorate in Engineering.
A Plea for Greening Canada’s Housing Policy | Policy Magazine
In Policy Magazine's new Emerging Voices series by students, five Max Bell School MPPs were invited to write articles on issues important to them.
The fourth article is "A Plea for Greening Canada’s Housing Policy" about the housing and climate change crises wreaking havoc on the Canadian economy by Nimmi Hamid.