The Truckers Convoy: Examining the Consequences for Canada

By: Dale Eisler, Policy Fellow, Johnson Shoyama Graduate School of Public Policy; Kevin Lynch, former Clerk of the Privy Council, and former Vice-Chair BMO Financial

Take your pick how you want to describe the so-called Truckers Convoy, whether you feel sympathetic or repelled, one thing is certain—in the eyes of the world Canada’s stature has ...

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Reconciliation isn’t just about treaty rights

By: John Richards, Professor of Public Policy, Simon Fraser University

To grasp fully the context of reconciliation with Indigenous people in Canada, it’s important to understand that the choices of Indigenous people as where to live have changed over...

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Getting “Serious” About Climate Change: The Case for Nuclear

By: John Richards, Professor of Public Policy, Simon Fraser University

The fundamental reason democracies avoid “serious” climate change policy is that the majority of the electorate rarely give a high priority to events that occur beyond one or two d...

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Citizen Science and COVID: Identifying the Needs of Rural and Remote Education

By: Tarun Katapally, Associate Professor, Johnson Shoyama Graduate School of Public Policy (JSGS), and Director, Digital Epidemiology and Population Health Laboratory; Prasanna Kannan, PhD Candidate, JSGS; and Eric Kwabia, PhD Candidate, JSGS

The effect of Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19) on educational institutions has been well documented, with activities of educational institutions across the globe being significantly ...

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Addressing Climate Change and Economic Growth: Are they compatible?

By: Dale Eisler, Senior Policy Fellow, Johnson Shoyama Graduate School of Public Policy and former federal Assistant Deputy Minister

Late this month, approximately 25,000 people representing more than 200 nations will gather in Glasgow, Scotland to tackle yet again the climate challenge facing the world. The Con...

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Innovation in Northern Sweden: Are there Lessons for Canada?

By: Ken Coates, Canada Research Chair in Regional Innovation, Johnson Shoyama Graduate School of Public Policy, University of Saskatchewan; Carin Holroyd, Associate Professor of Political Studies, University of Saskatchewan

This policy brief considers efforts made by a series of northern Swedish communities to build sustainable jobs and businesses beyond traditional northern economic activities in the...

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