Data Privacy in Smart Cities: An Inside Look at Sidewalk Labs’ Quayside Project

Sidewalk Labs is owned by Alphabet Inc., a sister company of Google. Their goal is to improve urban infrastructure through technological innovation, to promote affordable living, efficient transportation, and environmental sustainability. That being said, Sidewalk Labs’ Quayside Project at Waterfront Toronto, first announced in 2017, has been subject to a great deal of criticism regardingContinue reading “Data Privacy in Smart Cities: An Inside Look at Sidewalk Labs’ Quayside Project”

The Munk School Student Events: LGBTQ+ Activism & Indigenous Child Welfare

  The Munk School of Public Policy is fortunate to be home to multiple student-led groups who pursue important work and invite interesting guests throughout the year. This episode is about two of those events. We will first be hearing from Professor Bob Rae who, alongside Professor Verne Ross, was invited in November 2019 byContinue reading “The Munk School Student Events: LGBTQ+ Activism & Indigenous Child Welfare”

Gun Violence: Various Perspectives

Welcome to this another exciting episode of Beyond the Headlines! On this episode will be discussing the policy responses to address the increase in gun-related violence. As strategies to combat gun violence have been a focal point within all levels of government, various stakeholders have proposed solutions that target the policing and sociological issues thatContinue reading “Gun Violence: Various Perspectives”

E-Health Ontario

  The definition of E-Health has many variations, but what it generally refers to is electronic communications and processes supporting health practices. Since 2008, the Ontario government has been focused on implementing a province-wide medical records database. This would create a single forum for physicians, pharmacies, testing centres, and patients to access. Theoretically this wouldContinue reading “E-Health Ontario”

The Weekly: Carving Spaces for Diversity in Policy

This week, in collaboration with the Gender, Diversity and Public Policy Initiative, we discuss diversity in policy and what it entails. In particular, we talk about how spaces for diversity are carved at the Public Policy Program at the Munk School of Global Affairs and Public Policy. Credits:  Hiba Siddiqui, Senior GDPP Analyst Sarah Khan, GDPP Analyst HabibaContinue reading “The Weekly: Carving Spaces for Diversity in Policy”

The 411 on USMCA: What You Didn’t Think About

  Since 1994 Canada, U.S. and Mexico have been economically tied through the North American Free Trade Agreement, harmonizing and liberalizing cross-border trade flows in a variety of exports and labour movements. That was until the election of Donald Trump, who called NAFTA the “worst trade agreement in history” and resolved to renegotiate the termsContinue reading “The 411 on USMCA: What You Didn’t Think About”

The Weekly: Canada’s Poverty Reduction Strategy

On November 6, 2018, Families, Children, and Social Development Minister Jean-Yves Duclos released Canada’s Poverty Reduction Act. The federal legislation defines Canada’s official poverty line for the first time and sets targets to reduce poverty. Our weekly team discusses the implications of Canada’s Poverty Reduction Strategy with Joe Gunn from Citizens for Public Justice andContinue reading “The Weekly: Canada’s Poverty Reduction Strategy”

The Weekly: Canada’s Carbon Tax

  On October 23, 2018, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau announced Canada’s federal carbon tax. Our weekly team breaks down how pollution pricing will affect Canadians with David McLaughlin from the International Institute for Sustainable Development (IISD) and Hadrian Mertins-Kirkwood from the Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives (CCPA) Guests: David McLaughlin, Director of Climate Change Canada, International Institute forContinue reading “The Weekly: Canada’s Carbon Tax”

What Brings Us Together: A Discussion with the Young Diplomats of Canada Delegation to the OECD Forum 2018

In May 2018, a group of six young Canadians came together from around the world to serve as Ambassadors of the Young Diplomats of Canada to the OECD Forum 2018 in Paris. The Youth Delegation met with high-level leaders and thinkers from around the globe, to discuss what the future will look like for youth and to reflect on what brings us together.