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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.

Paisley Sim: COVID-19 Policy Stringency across Provinces

6 May 2021

Provincial policy responses and outcomes have been highly divergent and the coordination benefits of federalism have been unevenly leveraged.

Facing Newfoundland and Labrador’s Fiscal Challenges

6 Apr 2021

Newfoundland and Labrador have highest debt burden of all provinces. Don Drummond and Louis Lévesque unpack the difficult choices the province faces to get back on track.

Ken Boessenkool on Getting a Triple Dividend from a Carbon Tax

19 Mar 2021

The new federal climate plan is bold, but shows a lack of confidence in carbon pricing that will end up hampering economic growth.

John Stewart: How is Nuclear Energy Like Immigration and Free Trade?

1 Mar 2021

John Stewart takes a look at the links between public opinion and the past, present and future of nuclear energy.

Ian Peach Argues for Reform of How Indigenous Communities Are Policed

4 Feb 2021

Indigenous people in Canada are too rarely the beneficiaries of a community-based approach to policing. That needs to change.

Ken Boessenkool Argues for a Childcare Baby Bonus

14 Jan 2021

Accessible and affordable childcare will play an outsized role in determining whether mothers will recover their pre-COVID levels of employment and wages.

Pearl Eliadis on Quebec's "Universal" Healthcare System

15 Dec 2020

Pearl Eliadis explains how Quebec's healthcare system is shutting out some its most vulnerable citizens.

Howard Balloch on Canada's China Policy

25 Nov 2020

During this period of challenge and confrontation with China, Howard Balloch contends that Canada should double down and pursue deeper engagement.


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