February 1, 2022 | In this opinion piece for iPolitics, MPP alumnus Anil Wasif, along with co-author Maisha Kabir, examines the factors that contribute to the relatively low rates at which women run for office.
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February 11, 2022 | As part of the Schwartz Reisman Institute's Seminar Series, Max Bell School professor Taylor Owen delivered a presentation on the regulatory frameworks governments are putting in place to mitigate the potential negative impacts of digital ecosystems, including Big Tech social media platforms.
Chris Ragan on Canadian Inflation, Supply Chains, Pent-up Demand, and Hot Real Estate | Culture at a Crossroads
February 11, 2022 | The COVID-19 pandemic has thrust Canada's economy into an extraordinarily unusual state. To break down the issues, Max Bell School director Chris Ragan spoke to David Mann for an episode of the At a Crossroads podcast. Hear Ragan's perspective on inflation, pent-up demand, supply chain disruptions, the housing market, and more.
February 15, 2022 | On Radio Noon Quebec with Shawn Apel, and on Quebec AM, professor Pearl Eliadis discusses the criteria for Prime Minister Justin Trudeau invoking the Emergencies Act in response to the ongoing convoy protests across Canada.
February 9, 2022 | McGill Alumni hosted a Made by McGill webcast featuring professors Pearl Eliadis and Nicholas King entitled "Defining freedom in the time of COVID."
In the summer of 2021, Max Bell School Master of Public Policy candidates Danielle Appavoo, Mariel Aramburu, Ricardo Chejfec, and Anil Wasif responded to a call to the academic community from Québec’s Minister of Finance, M. Eric Girard.
Fentanyl kills more young Americans than COVID. The underlying causes should worry us all. | USA Today
February 6, 2022 | MPP alumna Henna Hundal has penned a new article for USA Today, delving into the the addiction and overdose crisis that has caused devastation across the United States, Canada, and many other countries around the world.
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February 1, 2022 | Many Canadians look to the state of politics in America and feel better about our own politics. But is "Canadian exceptionalism" a delusion? Andrew Potter outlines three principles or guidelines that may provide a reality check.
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Neil Young’s dispute with Spotify over Joe Rogan increases pressure on streamer to monitor content | The Globe and Mail
January 31, 2022 | With Spotify navigating the fallout from Neil Young’s dispute with the company over podcaster Joe Rogan, the audio-streaming giant is under increasing pressure to join other major digital platforms forced to police the content they provide.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.