December 6, 2023 | This op-ed by recent MPP graduate, Aftab Ahmed, is based on the policy titled “Enhancing Access to Diagnostic Imaging: A Proposal for a Pan-Canadian and Interoperable Teleradiology Network” written by our MPP graduates Aftab Ahmed, Anmol Gupta and Harshini Ramesh.
December 2, 2023 | Kim Brunhuber speaks with MPP alumni Henna Hundal, a delegate to the U.N. Climate Change Conference, about what to expect from U.S. Vice President Kamala Harris at the COP28 climate conference.
She also talks about COP28 being the first climate conference to have a dedicated day for health effects of climate change.
Health sector corruption in the times of COVID-19 pandemic in Bangladesh: Newspapers as mirrors of society | Elsevier
November 21, 2023 | Raihana S. Kamal, a Master of Public Policy student at the Max Bell School of Public Policy, was a co-author published on Elsevier. Her research paper conducted a comprehensive analysis of health-sector corruption during the COVID-19 pandemic in Bangladesh using print media sources from March 2020 to March 2021. The study revealed corruption in every aspect of the health system during COVID-19.
October 25, 2023 | This piece by MPP Alumnus Phaedra de Saint-Rome,highlights Canada's limited efforts in trying to publish a bill addressing online safety since 2020 and not having one in place to this day. The article provides a timeline of the same bill in the European Union and Australia and shows how other government around the world have been able to take action regarding online safety and harms.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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."
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.
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 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.
February 7, 2023 | In an ongoing conversation about the significant global challenges today from climate change to the war in Ukraine following Kevin Page's complexity seminar, Alison Clement wrote about these challenges requiring strong, united responses from the world's leading democracies.