Immigration Policy in Canada

In 2018, the Government of Canada released the first multi-year immigration levels plan, which sets targets for the amount of immigrants that Canada will admit from 2019 to 2021. According to Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada, the plan is designed to contribute to an immigration system that supports the middle class through economic growth, supportsContinue reading “Immigration Policy in Canada”

The Health Paradox of Immigrants in Canada

While immigrants arrive in Canada often healthier than their Canadian-born counterparts, data shows that over time and generations, immigrant health tends to decline faster than the average Canadian. Health outcomes in immigrant populations are often affected by various factors, including but not exclusive to language proficiency, ethnicity, immigrant classification, and education. To better understand thisContinue reading “The Health Paradox of Immigrants in Canada”

The Future of Ontario's Energy Policy

In this week’s episode of Beyond the Headlines, we explore the implications of the repeal of the Green Energy Act and the future of energy policy in Ontario. Was the Green Energy Act forging a new future for Ontario’s Energy sector? Or, will the decision to repeal the act be the saving grace for Ontario’sContinue reading “The Future of Ontario's Energy Policy”

Young Diplomats of Canada: World Bank/IMF 2019

Inclusive Economic Growth, Innovative Technologies and Open Governance The Young Diplomats of Canada (YDC) provided five Canadian youth from across the country with the opportunity to attend the World Bank/International Monetary Fund (WB/IMF) Annual Meetings in Washington DC. This podcast provides a behind the scenes look into the exciting meetings they held with stakeholders, theContinue reading “Young Diplomats of Canada: World Bank/IMF 2019”

Thriving Beyond GDP: Transitioning and Innovating to Well-Being Generating Economies

This is a special collaborative episode and partnership with the David Suzuki Foundation. Two of the David Suzuki Foundation’s ecological economists, Yannick Beaudoin and Michelle Molnar, join us in studio. Our conversation steps outside the realm of traditional economic thinking and challenges conventional indicators of economic prosperity. Yannick and Michelle share powerful stories and insightsContinue reading “Thriving Beyond GDP: Transitioning and Innovating to Well-Being Generating Economies”

UK Election, Brexit and the Rise of the Right: In Conversation with Professor Robert Ford

On Thursday, the United Kingdom is heading to the polls for the 3rd time in the last 4 years. As the Brexit saga drags on, the stakes for the future of the country and its place in the European Union are at all-time high.  Robert Ford is a Professor of Political Science at the UniversityContinue reading “UK Election, Brexit and the Rise of the Right: In Conversation with Professor Robert Ford”

The Intersection of Health and Conflict: Syria and Iraq

Around the world, armed war, conflict and violence have had a significant impact on the way healthcare is delivered. This can be seen in the Syrian Civil War, the Iraq War, and in humanitarian crises such as the Rohingya Refugee Crisis. On this week’s episode of Beyond the Headlines, we discuss the intersection of healthContinue reading “The Intersection of Health and Conflict: Syria and Iraq”

Rethinking Development Policies at Home and Abroad

Over the past 20 years, 1.2 billion people worldwide have left extreme poverty. While we celebrate this achievement, it is expected that over 500 million people will still be living in extreme poverty in 2030, with wealth inequality remaining a significant factor in this issue across the globe. Our guests today will be speaking withContinue reading “Rethinking Development Policies at Home and Abroad”

Threats to Digital Democracy: New Findings for Canadian Governance

In recent years, social media has provided a platform to share and discuss things big and small, and has given a voice to the unheard that was unimaginable mere decades ago. It’s given rise to movements such as #metoo, the Hong Kong protests, and Bell’s Let’s Talk campaign. However – this democratic expansion has notContinue reading “Threats to Digital Democracy: New Findings for Canadian Governance”

Canadian Climate Policy: How Climate Change is Re-Energizing Provincial Fault Lines

In this episode, we will focus on how the regional differences and increasing polarization in Canada may complicate the implementation of strong climate action at the federal level. We discuss the future of climate policy given the new Liberal minority government and potential innovative environmental policy pathways relevant to the Canadian context. Our first interview isContinue reading “Canadian Climate Policy: How Climate Change is Re-Energizing Provincial Fault Lines”