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MAX Policy is a collection of provocative ideas and policy solutions generated by the minds at the Max Bell School of Public Policy.

Fiscal Prudence Means Making Difficult Decisions – Is the Federal Government Up to the Task?

1 Feb 2023

Chris Ragan's suggestion for federal finance minister Chrystia Freeland is simple: Budget 2023 should contain a full chapter devoted to some of the fiscal challenges in our future, and why these...

Protecting Civilians From Explosive Weapons in Populated Areas: A New Political Declaration

23 Jan 2023

Simon Bagshaw evaluates the new political declaration, established in Geneva on June 17, 2022, that sets new and express standards for the protection of civilians from the use of explosive weapons.

Modern America Looks Nothing Like Dad Would Recognize

23 Jan 2023

David M. Shribman critiques the current political environment of the United States in the form of a letter he writes to his late father.

Sue Gardner: Bill C-18 is Bad for Journalism and Bad for Canada

12 Oct 2022

C-18 misdiagnoses the problem as "news publishers aren't getting their fair share of ad revenues." The real problem is more like "we need to find new sustaining business models for the news...

A Fire-Proof House No More: Rethinking Canada’s National Security in the 21st Century

21 Sep 2022

Vincent Rigby argues that Western liberal democracies face an uncertain and tumultuous world and Canada must take its own national security more seriously. By failing to do so, we place our...

Ndidi Nwuneli: Urgent Global Collaboration is Required to Avert the Next Food Crises

1 Aug 2022

Food insecurity is rising across the globe in light of Russia's invasion of Ukraine. The two countries collectively export approximately 25% of the world's wheat. Russia is also a significant...

Ndidi Nwuneli on Enabling Small Businesses to Survive and Thrive through Shocks

22 Jul 2022

When crises hit, small businesses are hit hardest. What measures can be taken in preparation for the next shock?

Chris Ragan: Why politics and central banking shouldn't mix

31 May 2022

Politicizing monetary policy may be expedient for politicians, but it's dangerous for Canada's economy.

Sue Gardner: Diagnosing the Internet’s Ills

27 May 2022

How can we create a healthier, happier, and safer internet for all?

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