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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.

Will Governments or Markets Drive Canada’s Energy Transition?

22 Mar 2023

From Chris Ragan and Rachel Samson - Governments should resist the siren song of being too hands-on in the direction of specific sectors or technologies, and focus instead on addressing the market...

Up in the Air—The Spy Balloon and What It Means for Canada

20 Mar 2023

Vincent Rigby outlines the unanswered questions surrounding the Chinese spy balloons saga.

Labour Trafficking—Even in Canada

2 Mar 2023

McConnell Visiting Scholar Olivia Smith describes the state of human and labour trafficking in Canada and offers policy recommendations to address it.

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...

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