School of Public Policy

Taylor Owen on the challenges of moderating online content | CBC News

Published: 16May2019

MAY 15, 2019 | McGill University's Chair of Media, Ethics and Communications Taylor Owen joined CBC's Andrew Nichols to talk about the challenges in tackling online extremism. The technical...

Debunking carbon tax myths | Financial Post

Published: 10Apr2019

APRIL 5, 2019 | With the federal carbon tax coming in to the four provinces in Canada, how will it affect small businesses? Is the carbon tax constitutional?  Chris Ragan, economist and director of...

Regulating Social Media Giants | The Reporter

Published: 10Apr2019

APRIL 9, 2019 | The Canadian government is now considering to actively regulate social media platforms such as Facebook, given the lack of results from self-regulation. "We better get the...

Why are governments slow to regulate social media? | Global News

Published: 10Apr2019

APRIL 8, 2019 | Social media has been deeply ingrained in our daily lives and with the current spread of hate and misinformation, governments have been slow to regulate social media companies....

How Trudeau is faring economically ahead of pre-election budget | BNN Bloomberg

Published: 5Apr2019

MARCH 18, 2019 | Prior to Canada’s next election, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau delivers his fourth and final budget. After surveying over a dozen economists to take stock of the government’s...

There’s probably more consensus on output-based pricing than you think | Canada's Eco-fiscal Commission

Published: 5Apr2019

MARCH 29, 2019| "Meeting Canada’s climate targets in a way that is best for our economic prosperity requires broad policy that creates consistent incentives across all emissions in the economy,...

Introduction of the Federal Carbon Tax | CBC Power & Politics

Published: 5Apr2019

APRIL 1, 2019 | Chris Ragan, Director of Max Bell School of Public Policy, joined CBC News Power and Politics, to discuss the federal carbon tax. "Carbon pricing is the lowest-cost method that we...

Debt is a vast, sucking field of muck, and we're all flailing to get out | CBC Opinion

Published: 4Apr2019

March 19, 2019 | Chris Ragan, Director of the Max Bell School, shares his thoughts with Neil Macdonald, a columnist at CBC Opinion, regarding government debt and the upcoming "fiscal squeeze" as...

Federal carbon tax comes into effect | CTV Power Play

Published: 4Apr2019

APRIL 1, 2019 | Director of the Max Bell School of Public Policy, Christopher Ragan, sat down with Don Martin on Power Play to speak about the Federal Carbon Tax....