March 16, 2023 | Master of Public Policy Candidate Aftab Ahmed, wrote about the innovation Minister François-Philippe Champagne recently launching the second phase of the Pan-Canadian AI Strategy. Ottawa’s attempts to frame the ‘rules of the game’ for its digital economy is commendable, and the U.S. should be observing and emulating this approach. He said "Let me be clear: technology is not the enemy. Novel innovations can undeniably act as positive economic disruptors."
February 28, 2023 | This past week a 45 year old man died attempting to cross the Canada-US border, as well as the 367 cases reported in January.
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.
March, 2023 | Max Bell School of Public Policy alumni, Ellen Rowe's policy proposal for a National Digital Literacy Strategy for Indigenous Communities was featured on the Canadian Science Policy Center webpage under the Youth Award 2022.
Max Bell School of Public Policy Professor Jennifer Welsh has launched a new podcast series.
You can listen to Tour de Table with co-host with Frédéric Mérand (Chair, University of Montreal, Department of Political Science).
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.
March 1, 2023 | Max Bell School of Public Policy Alumni, Shweta Menon, joined Julia Wright to talk about one of the projects at the Public Policy Forum where they are focused on understanding the risks polarization poses to social cohesion and trust in Canada.
With its Ukraine peace plan, China seeks to make itself indispensable on the world stage | The Globe and Mail
February 27, 2023 | The events marking the one-year anniversary of the war in Ukraine included fiery speeches from the two main opponents, Vladimir Putin and Volodymyr Zelenskyy, as well as Ukraine’s strongest Western supporter, Joe Biden. Yet diplomatic attention was also focused on China – a potent reminder that as the newest global superpower, it too is a crucial player in this unfolding conflict.
February 16, 2023 | In his latest piece with Thomas Juneau, Vincent Rigby identified areas where Canada needs to improve its performance on national security. They stated that the six areas require particular attention.
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.
February 13, 2023 | Director Christopher Ragan spoke to Tony Clement on his show Boom and Bust to highlight the challenges Canada is facing as the budget season is approaching. He touched upon the aging population and how the increasing rates of retirement presents some fiscal challenges including an increase for the budget for healthcare.
The Chinese spy balloon is the latest chapter in the history of high-altitude espionage and surveillance | The Globe and Mail
February 9, 2023 | The story of the flight of the Chinese balloon created a near-hysteria in political circles of not on the ground and, in breathless cable coverage, suggested a frightening new frontier in international spycraft, said David Shribman.
February 9, 2022 | A recent report by Statistics Canada has found that more than 63% of Canadians belonging to a low-income household are worried about the impacts of inflation on food, housing and other expenses. Director Chris Ragan mentioned that the increase in prices hurt low-income households more. However according to Ragan, this is not solely due to inflation.
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.
January 31, 2023 | As National Assembly resumes in Quebec City, hostilities between the provincial and federal governments are heating up. The latest controversy rose from Prime Minister Trudeau defending the appointment of Amira Elghawaby as his government's special representative to combat Islamaphobia. Premier François Lagault and other members of the government are in disbelief.