Are superclusters sensible policy?

After two years of anticipation and competition, the federal government announced Feb 15 the five winning “superclusters” designed to spur economic development and innovation in Ca...

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Science and innovation policy for the 21st century: Shaping the dialogue

Generating, developing and applying science and innovation to benefit humanity at local and global levels has never been more important and challenging for decision-makers in the p...

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The Challenge of Managing Carbon Emissions in Saskatchewan’s Mining and Mineral Sector

The global consensus reached in the Paris Agreement is that governments and industry need to reduce the carbon footprint and “to accelerate and intensify the actions and investment...

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Energy and the Environment: A Step Towards Reconciliation

The Government of Canada is in the midst of developing policy it hopes will help build a national consensus on what often appear to be the irreconcilable issues of energy and the e...

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Physician-assisted dying in Canada: Where do we stand after the Supreme Court’s Decision in Carter v. Canada?

On February 6, 2015, the Supreme Court of Canada (SCC) released its judgment in Carter v. Canada, 2015 SCC 5 [Carter]. This much-anticipated decision changed the law relating to ph...

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Can the Web help restore public faith in democracy?

Representative democracy faces many challenges. Declining voter turnout reflects citizen discontent expressed in voter apathy and the replacement of traditional partisan politics w...

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