The global resurgence of economic nationalism: A looming threat for Canada

By: Kevin Lynch, former Clerk of the Privy Council, federal Deputy Minister, Executive Director of the International Monetary Fund, and Vice-Chair BMO Financial

A new strain of economic nationalism is reshaping policies in the world’s two largest economies – the U.S. and China – and risks infecting the rest of us. This bout of nationalism ...

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Canada’s Critical Mineral Strategy: Opportunities and Challenges for the Development of Critical Mineral Supply Chain in Saskatchewan

By: Albert I. Ugochukwu, Senior Policy Fellow, Centre for the Study of Science and Innovation Policy, Johnson Shoyama Graduate School of Public Policy (JSGS)

Saskatchewan has a significant endowment of critical minerals and Rare Earth Elements. With the right policies the province can become a major player in the supply chain for develo...

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Saskatchewan’s Forgone Potash Windfall: Collecting a Fair Public Return

By: Erin Weir, Former MP & Consulting Economist, Silo Strategy

The price of potash doubled in 2022, adding $10 billion to the value of Saskatchewan's pink gold. But the provincial government collected only a quarter of this windfall. This poli...

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Quebec as a Model for Provincial Autonomy in Alberta and Beyond

By: Daniel Béland, Director, McGill Institute for the Study of Canada, McGill University and André Lecours, Professor of Political Science, University of Ottawa

Nationalism is a powerful political force in countries as different as Canada, Belgium, Spain and the UK. In federal states, nationalist movements typically work to augment the aut...

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Economic Development in Saskatchewan: Where to from here?

By: Ron Styles, Executive-in-Residence, Johnson Shoyama Graduate School of Public Policy

The health of the Saskatchewan economy is an issue of active debate, usually leading to a discussion on how to improve the province’s economic growth and employment performance. Th...

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Empowering Communities, Energizing the Nation: Scaling Up Renewable Energy Cooperatives in Canada

By: Marc-Andre Pigeon, JSGS; Martin Boucher, JSGS; Julie MacArthur, Royal Roads University; Derya Tarhan, University of Toronto; and Karen Miner, Saint Mary’s University

As the spectre of a climate crisis casts an increasingly worrisome global shadow, Canada has started to take action, setting a goal to reach net-zero greenhouse gas emissions by 20...

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