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How to fix the patchwork system of paid sick leave in Canada | IRPP

April 23, 2021 | In our fragmented federal system, policies on issue like paid sick leave can vary drastically from province to province. The COVID-19 pandemic has shone a light on the problems with such disparities.

Published: 18 Mar 2021

Erin O’Toole says Conservatives’ plan to address climate change will surpass commitments under Scheer | Globe and Mail

April 8, 2021 | In this Globe and Mail article, the Max Bell School's Ken Boessenkool opines on the steps Erin O’Toole must take if the Conservatives want to form government in the next federal election.

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Published: 9 Mar 2021

Saving Journalism from Big Tech | Project Syndicate

March 5, 2021 | Google and Facebook have dominated digital advertising in search and social networking, creating a business model that is not based on the distribution of reliable information.

Published: 9 Mar 2021

To govern Big Tech, listen to those most harmed by it | National Post

March 19, 2021 | Taylor Owen's latest piece for the National Post delves into algorithmic bias and the disproportionate harms Big Tech inflicts on people of colour. One piece of the solution? "Amplify the diverse voices of those with most knowledge of technology’s injustices."

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Published: 9 Mar 2021

‘Are we going to be able to pull this off?’: How the Bank of Canada doused a financial fire last spring | The Globe and Mail

March 27, 2021 | In this Globe and Mail article, Max Bell School Director Chris Ragan weighs in on the Bank of Canada's role in pandemic economic recovery, discussing monetary policy topics including quantitative easing and inflation risks.

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Published: 9 Mar 2021

Is Big Tech ungovernable? | Globe and Mail

February 26, 2021 | It is increasingly clear that the many benefits of digital platforms such as Facebook, Amazon and Google come with significant economic, social and political costs.

Published: 1 Mar 2021

The Emergencies Act is Dead | Canadian Science Policy Centre

February 10, 2021 | As each province deals with their respective struggles in healthcare capacity, vaccination rates, travel restrictions, and other COVID-19 related policies, the federal government weighs the possibility declaring a national crisis. Take a look at what Max Bell School alumni Anil Wasif, Alexandra Ages, Ellen Rowe, and Leonardo Lozano have to say about the evolving landscape of federal pandemic policy in Canada. 

Published: 23 Feb 2021

The 'safe bets' and 'wild cards' needed to meet Canada's net zero emissions target | Maclean's

February 17, 2021 | Max Bell School Director Christopher Ragan and Carleton University economist Dave Sawyer penned this op-ed that takes a critical look at the widespread economic and industry reforms needed to achieve Canada's goal of "net zero" greenhouse gas emissions by 2050.

Published: 17 Feb 2021

Democrats take a ‘show, don’t tell’ approach in Trump’s impeachment trial | The Globe and Mail

February 10, 2021 | David Shribman of the Max Bell School analyzes the recent deliberations occurring at Donald Trump's ongoing impeachment trial. Read more to understand how the insurrection at the Capitol in January has affected the proceedings. 

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Published: 15 Feb 2021

New report on protecting democratic expression online | Public Policy Forum

Supported by the Max Bell School's Centre for Media, Technology and Democracy, the Canadian Commission on Democratic Expression has released a new report detailing six recommendations to enable citizens, governments and platforms to deal with online hate speech in Canada.

Published: 3 Feb 2021

Trump’s social-media ban clouds a bigger crisis: the power and systemic failure of Big Tech | The Globe and Mail

January 14, 2021 | In his opinion piece in The Globe and Mail, Max Bell School professor Taylor Owen discusses the effects of the recent social-media ban imposed on Donald Trump. Take a look at the article to understand how Trump's de-platforming scratches the surface of the deeper issues plaguing the current online ecosystem. 

Published: 2 Feb 2021

Advancing Human Protection Through Multilateralism | PeaceLab Blog

February 2, 2021 | As the tide of nationalism sweeps across the globe and countries increasingly turn inwards, it is crucial that the protection agenda–including the Protection of Civilians (PoC) and the Responsibility to Protect (RtoP)–is reaffirmed. Max Bell School Professor Jennifer Welsh writes on the PeaceLab Blog about what measures Germany can take to achieve this objective, including embracing multilateralism and seeking out new partners to promote civilian self-protection.

Published: 2 Feb 2021

Canada's lack of interest in self-defence explains COVID failures | The National Post

January 15, 2021 | In this article for the National Post, Max Bell School Professor Andrew Potter discusses the unique logistical challenges that Canadian government bodies face as the issue of vaccine supply becomes more relevant, and how their response measures up to the actions of other nations. 

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Published: 19 Jan 2021

Towards an Understanding of Open Innovation Ecosystems Dynamics: The Case of Montreal New Tech

December 7, 2020 | By observing the Montreal region's innovation ecosystem, this research paper, co-written by Max Bell School MPP student Eunice Mercado-Lara, presents a study case that aims to understand the main success factors for open innovation ecosystems (Chesbrough, 2003; Grandstrand & Holgersson, 2020).

Published: 18 Jan 2021

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