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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Balance: The Key to Good Governance and Policy Making

By: Kevin Lynch, former Clerk of the Privy Council and federal Deputy Minister; and Dale Eisler, Senior Policy Fellow, Johnson Shoyama Graduate School of Public Policy and former federal Assistant Deputy Minister

The argument that power has steadily become more centralized is nothing new. However, the potential harm that today’s scope and scale of centralization poses for our Westminster sy...

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The Politics and Governance of Artificial Intelligence

By: Dr. Justin Longo (PhD) and Amy Zarzeczny (LLM), Associate Professors, Johnson Shoyama Graduate School of Public Policy, University of Regina

Advances in artificial intelligence (AI) and related technologies offer important opportunities for society, from medical care to driverless cars. But these technologies also raise...

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Net Zero 2050: Rhetoric and Realities

By: Henry Geraedts, Adjunct Professor, Johnson Shoyama Graduate School of Public Policy, University of Saskatchewan

Canada’s interests are ill-served by wishful politics.

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Competitiveness in a Protectionist World: Should We Send in the Diplomats?

By: Kevin Lynch, former Clerk of the Privy Council and Deputy Minister to the Prime Minister

Often governments get siloed in their thinking. They become so immersed in how they traditionally approach public policy issues that they fail to broaden their perspectives in sear...

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Enhancing Social Inclusion for Older Adults Living with Dementia: A Community-Based Collective Impact Approach in Rural Saskatchewan

By: Tom McIntosh, Akram Mahani, Bonnie Jeffery and Nuelle Novik, Saskatchewan Population Health and Evaluation Research Unit, University of Regina

The social isolation of older adults, especially those living with dementia, is a global challenge and Canada is no exception. Most factors that contribute to social isolation amon...

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