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Canada needs a new prescription for the pandemic recession | Maclean's

Published: 2Jun2020

June 2, 2020 | The spread of the COVID-19 virus has resulted in a severe — and unique — recession, which continues to ravage many corners of the Canadian economy. What makes the current "pandemic"...

Engineering a ‘green recovery’ is a terrible idea | The Globe and Mail

Published: 1Jun2020

June 1, 2020 | In the coming weeks, the federal government is expected to begin crafting a stimulus package to lift Canada out of the economic crisis brought about by the COVID-19 pandemic. Based...

The Liberals and NDP have embraced contempt for Parliament | The National Post

Published: 1Jun2020

June 1, 2020 | Recently, a two party agreement was reached in Parliament: the NDP supported the Liberals’ motion to suspend regular sittings of Parliament until September, while the Liberals...

Video: Looking Through the Retro-Scope

29 May 2020

In this webinar, Christy Clark elaborates on past governmental shortcomings, and how in anticipation of a second wave, we must do better to learn from past mistakes.

Taylor Owen in The Globe and Mail: Who will answer the Christchurch Call? Nobody, if tech platforms continue ungoverned | OPINION

Published: 19Jun2019

May 23, 2019 | Taylor Owen, Beaverbrook Chair in Media, Ethics and Communication at the Max Bell School of Public Policy, writes that the Christchurch Call might be a missed opportunity for...

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...

Fiscal responsibility and the federal budget | Breakfast Television Montreal

Published: 18Mar2019

March 14, 2019 | Director of the Max Bell School of Public Policy, Dr Christopher Ragan, sat down with Breakfast Television Montreal to speak about the new 'fiscally responsible' budget, 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....

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,...

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