Canada’s Public Schools: Are we paying more but getting less?

By: Jim Marshall, Executive-in-Residence, Johnson Shoyama Graduate School of Public Policy (JSGS); Haizhen Mou, Associate Professor, JSGS; Michael Atkinson, Professor Emeritus, JSGS

The question of value for money is central to any public policy consideration. Given its scale, coupled with its critical social and economic impact, education ranks as one of the ...

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Unintended Consequences: Saskatchewan Assured Income for Disability

By: Rick August

Saskatchewan Assured Income for Disability (SAID) was intended as an income support program for people with severe and prolonged disabilities. It has already expanded well beyond t...

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Saskatchewan Potash Taxes and Royalties: Is it Time for a Review?

By: Jim Marshall, Executive-in-Residence, Johnson Shoyama Graduate School of Public Policy

Potash production has long been important to the Saskatchewan economy. Consider: In 2017, exports of potash from Saskatchewan amounted to over $5.0 billion as compared to a Gro...

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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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