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Fiscal responsibility and the federal budget | Breakfast Television Montreal

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 proposed by the Finance minister, Morneau.

"The new budget will be fiscally responsible". What does that mean about taxes, debt and spending? Dr. Christopher Ragan explains the new budget proposal and its effects.

Published: 18 Mar 2019

Taylor Owen cited in article about Facebook leak | CBC

Documents leaked to UK journalists reveals a global lobbying operation carried out by Facebook targeting legislators around the world, including in countries like the U.K., United States, Canada, India and Brazil. 

Facebook promised to open a data centre in Canada to create jobs, in exchange for the federal government offering assurances that it would not impose its jurisdiction over the company's non-Canadian data. 

Published: 18 Mar 2019

Populism and Public Policy | Breakfast Television Montreal

The rise of populism has caused major changes in public policy, on both the left and the right. Professor Christoper Ragan, Director of Max Bell School of Public Policy, explores some examples.

How do we define populism? Will it trickle down to Canada and effect the upcoming federal election? Chistoper Ragan explains on the Breakfast Television Montreal. 

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Published: 18 Mar 2019

Better Environmental and Economic Outcomes | The Future Economy

In this interview, Christopher Ragan, Director of Max Bell School of Public Policy and Chair of Canada’s Ecofiscal Commission, helps to identify policy options to improve environmental and economic performance in Canada.

Published: 18 Mar 2019

Losing Ground on Carbon Pricing | TVO

Director of the Max Bell School of Public Policy Chris Ragan sat down with TVO'S The Agenda with Steve Palkin to discuss carbon pricing.

Published: 16 Jan 2019

The “AB-QC’s” of equalization payments | Breakfast Television Montreal

Director of the Max Bell School of Public Policy, Chris Ragan, sat down with Breakfast Television Montreal to speak about equalization payments. 

"Equalization payments are inflaming Quebec-Alberta tensions. Dr. Christopher Ragan explains what they are and how they add fuel to the fire."

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Published: 11 Jan 2019

The Politics of Carbon Pricing | Breakfast Television Montreal

Director of the Max Bell School of Public Policy, Chris Ragan, sat down with Breakfast Television Montreal to discuss carbon pricing.

"The federal carbon tax plan is causing friction across parties and provinces, and will be a key issue this election year," Professor Ragan explains.

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Published: 8 Jan 2019

Big Tech’s net loss: How governments can turn anger into action | THE GLOBE AND MAIL

Newly appointed Max Bell School of Public Policy professor Taylor Owen wrote a piece for the Globe and Mail on how governments should regulate Big Tech companies. 

"There is currently a disconnect between the global scale, operation and social impact of technology companies and the national jurisdiction of most countries' tech laws and regulations. As former BlackBerry co-CEO Jim Balsillie has argued, the digital economy may need its Bretton Woods moment."

Published: 7 Jan 2019

Not all news consumers worry about journalistic values | POLICY OPTIONS

The Max Bell School of Public Policy was mentioned in a Policy Options piece that discusses research conducted by newly appointed Max Bell Professor Taylor Owen and McGill Institute for the Study of Canada Assistant Professor Andrew Potter on the habits of news consumers. 

Published: 14 Dec 2018

Un projet pour surveiller et analyser la désinformation en ligne | Le Devoir

The Max Bell School was mentioned in an article featuring the Digital Democracy Project in Le Devoir. 

Published: 12 Dec 2018

Digital Democracy Project to examine online disinformation

TORONTO, Nov 27, 2018 – Public Policy Forum President & CEO Edward Greenspon and recently appointed Max Bell School of Public Policy professor Taylor Owen announced the launch of a multi-year project to analyze and respond to the increasing amounts of disinformation and hate in the digital public sphere.

Published: 27 Nov 2018

In conversation with Taylor Owen, digital media scholar | MCGILL REPORTER

Taylor Owen sat down with the McGill Reporter to discuss media, technology, public policy and his appointment to the Max Bell School of Public Policy. 

Published: 26 Nov 2018

Bank of Canada to review policy framework, hints at big changes | REUTERS

McGill University was featured in an article outlining the Bank of Canada's plans to review policy framework and implement changes. 

"Bank of Canada Senior Deputy Governor Carolyn Wilkins said that while the inflation-targeting framework has promoted the economic and financial well-being of Canadians, the decade since the fiscal crisis has shown it is not perfect.

Published: 21 Nov 2018

Speech by Carolyn A. Wilkins, Senior Deputy Governor of the Bank of Canada, at McGill University's Max Bell School of Public Policy

MONTREAL - On Tuesday, November 20, 2018, Bank of Canada Senior Deputy Governor Carolyn A. Wilkins will visit McGill University and deliver a speech during the first Max Bell Policy Luncheon, organized by the Max Bell School of Public Policy. 

Topic: Major public policy issues around monetary policy frameworks and how those issues have become more complex in the post-global financial crisis world.

Time:12:00 - 14:00 (Eastern Time)

Published: 19 Nov 2018

Was Trudeau’s ‘Grand Bargain’ just a little too clever? | THE GLOBE AND MAIL

Chris Ragan, Director of the Max Bell School, and Andrew Potter, Associate Professor at the McGill Institute for the Study of Canada, wrote an opinion piece for The Globe and Mail on carbon pricing and pipelines. 

"Instead of a Pan-Canadian Framework getting us the economic benefits of a new pipeline and a carbon price to reduce greenhouse-gas emissions, it’s entirely possible that we will end up with neither."

Published: 14 Nov 2018

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