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Policy Lab 2020

A capstone element of our MPP program is the Policy Lab. As part of the Lab, sponsors were selected across government departments, corporations, and NGOs to provide a specific policy challenge.

This year, our MPP students worked in teams to tackle the circular economy, power purchase agreements, Canada's legal Cannabis industry, Canadian innovation policies, public transit, and senior housing.

Read the executive summaries below and download the full reports.

Public Policy Options for Noise Pollution Management: A Reflection for Montreal

6 Aug 2020

This Policy Lab executive summary examines the topic of noise pollution management in Montreal. It is authored by the Max Bell School's 2020 MPPs Matis Allali, Sta Kuzviwanza, Janoah Willsie, Aria...

Charting a Course for a Canadian Transition to a Circular Economy

6 Aug 2020

This Policy Lab executive summary examines the topic of Charting a Course for a Canadian Transition to a Circular Economy. It is authored by Max Bell School MPPs Michelle Kellam, Sumaiya Kabir...

Planning for Power Purchase Agreement (PPA) Negotiations in the Republic of Tajikistan

6 Aug 2020

This Policy Lab executive summary examines the Planning for PPA Negotiations in the Republic of Tajikistan. It is authored by Max Bell School MPPs Riad Katkhoda, Sarah Lombard, Charlotte Reboul,...

Supporting Affordable Housing for Canadian Seniors Living in Rural Communities

6 Aug 2020

This Policy Lab executive summary examines Supporting Affordable Housing for Canadian Seniors Living in Rural Communities. It is authored by the Max Bell School's 2020 MPPs Ruhee Ismail-Teja,...

Improving Demand-Driven Innovation Policies in Canada

6 Aug 2020

This Policy Lab executive summary examines the topic of demand-driven innovation policies in Canada It is authored by the Max Bell School's 2020 MPPs Ana Gama Dias, Mauricio Horn, Eunice Mercado...

Chronic Waste: Strategies to Reduce Waste and Encourage Environmentally-Friendly Packaging in Canada’s Legal Cannabis Industry

6 Aug 2020

This Policy Lab executive summary examines the topic of packaging waste and plastic pollution as consequences of cannabis legalization. It is authored by the Max Bell School's 2020 MPPs Omar...

Connected Autonomous Vehicles in Public Transit

6 Aug 2020

This Policy Lab executive summary examines the adoption and integration of connected and autonomous vehicles (CAVs) into Canadian public transit systems. It is authored by Max Bell School's 2020...

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