On May 25, the Max Bell School of Public Policy was honoured to receive the Hon. David Lametti, Canada’s Minister of Justice and the Attorney-General of Canada. The Minister spoke to the entire cohort of students in Law, Human Rights and Public Policy, a core course in the MPP program.
Jennifer Welsh co-edited the Spring 2023 issue of Dædalus.
May 26, 2023 | Following the controversial law in China that compelled companies to hand over platforms' user data if Beijing deems relevant to Chinese security, serious concerns were raised in Canada. Following this update most of the provinces and public institutions prohibited TikTok on government-owned devices.
A Non-Specialist Treatment Model for Hepatitis C Virus (HCV) in Canadian Carceral Settings: A Telemedical Focus | MGHJ
May 12, 2023 | Julian Lam, a Master of Public Policy candidate at the Max Bell School of Public Policy, was one of the authors that were featured in the McGill Journal of Global Health. His article highlighted a non-specialist treatment model for Hepatitis C virus in Canada. Despite being a high prevalence context, Canadian corrections facilities have largely failed to provide adequate care for those with HCV due to their reliance on traditional treatment models.
Amidst a swirling tide of new ideas, Canada's economic institutions remain bastions of orthodoxy | the Hub
May 23, 2023 | New and often radical ideas have emerged about how much governments can spend and how trade should be conducted following COVID-19 and Russia's invasion of Ukraine. Chris Ragan says most people at the Bank hold conventional views on how trade should be conducted, despite public discourse about concepts like Modern Monetary Theory (MMT).
May 15, 2023 | Aftab Ahmed reflected on navigating Canada's demographic transition, where the realities of the aging population coincide with an urgent need to transition toward a green economy. Aftab Ahmed is a Masters of Public Policy candidate with the Max Bell School of Public Policy at McGill University.
May 8, 2023 | Anil Wasif, Senior Economist with the Ontario Government, wrote that the recent announcement of a comprehensive review of hundreds of Australian infrastructure projects should serve as a cautionary tale for Canada. He has stated that Canada faces similar pressures on its infrastructure pipeline due to various factors, such as a shortage of care facilities for the ageing population.
May 1, 2023 | In her an opinion piece by Tasha Kheiriddin states that there is a sense of the liberal party at a crossroads, if not in a crisis.
"Every week brings fresh drama, whether it’s inaction on foreign interference, the cost of Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s latest vacation, or his brother Sacha testifying about shady donations to the family’s eponymous foundation." she said.
April 8, 2023 | Yves Giroux opened a political firestorm last week with a new report that concluded carbon price rebates are worth more than the direct cost of the carbon price for 80 per cent of families. The Conservatives, who have campaigned heavily on removing carbon pricing, claimed that the Liberals lied about the "sneaky carbon tax" when they said the rebate were more than the cost.
March 27, 2023| MPP Alumni and delegate to the UN Climate Change Conference Henna Hundal, joined CNN to discuss climate change updates, as per the IPCC's Synthesis Report. She also mentioned how the new Economic Report of the President is a hopeful sign of the U.S government investing more in climate-resilient infrastructure.
Watch the interview.
March 24, 2023 | Visiting scholar Vincent Rigby, joined David Perry for an episode of Defence Deconstructed alongside Thomas Juneau, and Eugene Lang to reflect on defence policy reviews. They provided some interesting insights into current defence updates.
March 28, 2023 | In recent years, tens of thousands of migrants have entered Canada via Roxham Road in the hope of finding a better life. However, this tolerated system is now a thing of the past. What does the sudden closure of this controversial crossing mean?
March 23, 2023, | A group of migrants was caught by an RCMP officer at a small, unofficial border crossing at Roxhan Road separating Quebec and New York state. This incident seems to occur many times a day at Roxhan Road, which has become an ever-growing migration crisis facing North America.
Quebec report recommends rights-based approach to tackle intimate partner violence, homelessness | Law360 Canada
January 3, 2023 | Intimate partner violence, after a period of decline, has been on the rise in Quebec and the rest of Canada since 2016, according to Statistics Canada. The report suggests that the Quebec government should establish a comprehensive legal framework to tackle intimate partner violence by creating a specific right to adequate housing under the Quebec Charter of Human Rights and Freedoms.
March 21, 2023 | Joe Biden will make his first trip to Ottawa as U.S. President on Thursday, where Biden wants to focus on security. The U.S. intelligence community recently warned that great-power competition will shape the global order for decades to come. In this more contested and volatile worlds, the U.S is looking for allies for support.