The confusion afflicting Canada’s natural resource economy

By: Jeffrey Simpson, Former National Affairs Columnist, The Globe and Mail

Throughout its history, Canada has depended on its bounty of natural resources. Quite simply, natural resources have been the backbone of the nation’s economy.

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Gender-Based Violence and Homelessness: Two Sides of the Same Coin

By: Dr. Vianne Timmons, President, University of Regina (U of R); Melissa Coomber-Bendtsen, CEO, YWCA Regina; Alexis Zederayko, Researcher, U of R

According to the United Nations Population Fund, one out of three women worldwide reports having been a victim of gender-based physical or sexual violence (United Nations Populatio...

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Freedom from Government: The Origin of Good Ideas

By: Dale Eisler, Senior Policy Fellow, Johnson Shoyama Graduate School of Public Policy

A major preoccupation of people in government is policy innovation. More specifically, it’s how to inject new ideas and ways of doing things that result in policy with innovative a...

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Pipeline Policy, Politics and the Public Interest

By: Dale Eisler, Senior Policy Fellow, Johnson Shoyama Graduate School of Public Policy

The dispute between the governments of Alberta, British Columbia and Canada over the proposed Trans-Mountain pipeline presents a compelling case study on a fundamental challenge th...

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Ensuring prosperity: A new Canadian trade agenda

By: Colin Robertson, former Canadian Diplomat and Federal Trade Official

Trade is a cornerstone of Canada’s economy and society. The very idea of Canada was formed on the need to create a union based on trade and commerce.

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Are superclusters sensible policy?

By: Peter W.B. Phillips, Distinguished Profressor, Johnson Shoyama Graduate School of Public Policy; Director, Johnson Shoyama Centre for the Study of Science and Innovation 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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