Economics lessons will pay life-long dividends to understand how any marketplace works | The Globe and Mail
September 14, 2023 | In an opinion piece by David Parkinson he talks about the influx of students that are going to have their first serious exposure to economics in a university setting. He has interviewed Chris Ragan to discuss the value of learning more about economics. A key point from the conversation was that there is a fundamental misunderstanding surrounding economics where it's perceived to be all about money.
Alberta university student association calls for government supports in wake of sexual violence report | Edmonton Journal
August 30, 2023 | The Council of Alberta University Students is demanding more government action in the wake of a survey suggesting 50% of respondents have experienced some form of sexual or gender-based violence as a post-secondary student. Executive director and Max Bell School graduate Alexandra Ages said she is exited with working with the ministry on next steps.
Mandate of the Special Rapporteur on contemporary forms of slavery, including its causes and consequences
September 1, 2023 | UN Special Rapporteur Mr. Tomoya Obokata visited Max Bell School of Public Policy to examine issues of contemporary forms of slavery in Canada, including its causes and consequences.
Can the Liberal government’s Indigenous Justice Strategy catalyze a new era of transformative reconciliation? The ball is in Justice Minister Arif Virani’s court.
Data about the impact of human rights interventions at a global level are needed to ensure effective policy decision-making.
July 2, 2023 | Ten finalists have been chosen for the Hunter Prize for Public Policy, along with their groundbreaking ideas to fundamentally improve Canada’s health-care system. The finalists were picked from over 200 entries and the winning entree will be chosen by an esteemed panel of judges.
Canada urgently needs to increase housing supply and transitional supports for veterans | The Globe and Mail
August 1, 2023 | The article in The Globe and Mail provides highlights from the report created by Taylor Chase, Alison Clement, Sandrine Desforges and Anmol Gupta for Canada’s Federal Housing Advocate as part of the Policy Lab 2023. There is a lack of leadership when it comes to veteran housing, which is split between several federal departments with no central co-ordination.
July 26, 2023 | Daniel Weinstock among seven other members of the McGill community were honored by Her Excellency the Right Honourable Mary Simon, Governor General of Canada, on 30 June and has been appointed a Member of the Order of Canada (OOC).
July 23, 2023 | In this opinion piece by Taylor Owen and Supriya Dwivedi, they reflect on the passage of Bill C-18, the Online News Act, where the government is hoping that Google and Meta would expand the deals they currently have with some Canadian publishers to a wider range of outlets.
July 4, 2023 | In an interview conducted by Wesley Wark Vincent Rigby reflected on whether he might be prepared to play beyond the boundaries of his recent testimony on June 8 to the Standing Committee on Procedures and House Affairs, in order to enlarge on some of the issues he raised.
June 28, 2023 | Canada 2020 has recently announced their Advisory Board for 2023-2024 that will help generate innovative ideas and spark debates about how to seize this once-in-a-generation opportunity to build a better future for all Canadians.
July 3, 2023| In an interview with CBC Pearl Eliadis reflects on provincial government's plan to protect reproductive heath. Some health and legal experts have been questioning a provincial government plan to protect reproductive rights, after the minister responsible for women's health proposed to enshrine a women's right to abortion.
June 14, 2023 | Former product manager at Facebook, Frances Haugen, released thousands of internal Facebook documents that showed the social media giant was aware of harms caused by its products. One article in a Wall Street Journal series revealed that Facebook’s own research found that its Instagram app worsened body image issues for one in three teen girls who faced those concerns.
June 08, 2023 | The courts were asked by twenty-three municipalities to suspend parts of Quebec's new language law, which they describe as abusive. Mayors are concerned about communications, illegal searches and seizures, government grants and the obligation, set out in the law, to discipline public employees who break the rules by working in English.
Government of Canada announces $5.5m to create Canadian Digital Media Research Network at McGill, UofT
Montreal, QC (June 7, 2023) — The Government of Canada has announced $5.5 million to create the Canadian Digital Media Research Network (CDMRN), a first-of-its-kind research community in Canada aimed at strengthening our information resilience and safeguarding our democracy.