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New RSC Policy Briefing: “Health Research System Recovery: Strengthening Canada’s Health Research System After the COVID-19 Pandemic”

[Ottawa, April 11, 2024) – The RSC has released its latest report titled “Health Research System Recovery: Strengthening Canada’s Health Research System after the COVID-19 Pandemic.” The report goes beyond preparing for the next pandemic or health emergency by outlining how to comprehensively reshape Canada’s health research system. Co-Chair of the Working Group, Dr. Sharon […]

by ahnationtalk on April 11, 20243 Views

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The federal government is spending millions on equity, diversity, and inclusion research: Dave Snow in the Hub – MLI

April 2, 2024 There’s been a lot of discussion and debate in recent months about the extent to which the Canadian government and the country’s universities and colleges are being influenced by the steady rise of equity, diversity, and inclusion (EDI). Some argue it’s a serious problem that is coming at the expense of the […]

by ahnationtalk on April 2, 202413 Views

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Making Greenland a full part of North America should be a priority for Canada- Policy Options

April 2, 2024 The U.S., the E.U. and Iceland are all increasing ties with Greenland. It wants to work strategically with Canada. It’s a critical opportunity. Greenland’s geopolitical value is on the rise and its international vision includes Canada. It is time for Canada to step up in response and not get left behind by […]

by ahnationtalk on April 2, 202419 Views

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True North strong? Chronic neglect has pushed Canada’s military into a crisis – MLI

March 28, 2024 Rely not on the likelihood of the enemy’s not coming, but on our own readiness to receive him.” Sun Tzu’s advice rings as true today as it did when the Chinese military strategist wrote The Art of War around the fifth century BC. In a perfect world, a desire for peace is […]

by ahnationtalk on March 28, 202416 Views

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Addressing Ecological Risks (from the Institutions for Effective Climate Action conference) – Policy Options

March 27, 2024 This episode of the IRPP/Policy Options podcast considers how to address ecological risks, and was recorded at the Examining Institutions for Effective Climate Action conference, which was hosted at Queen’s University in December 2023. The conference brought together experts from Canada, the US and Europe to discuss different ways that institutions may be hindering […]

by ahnationtalk on March 27, 202417 Views

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In an age of Big Data, measurement error can be costly for smaller communities – Policy Options

March 21, 2024 Good policymaking relies on good data and ensuring quality, meaningful data faces constant challenges in a fast-evolving information ecosystem. The quantity of data has increased, real-time data have become ubiquitous and data sources have become more varied, notably as administrative data are harnessed. Furthermore, artificial intelligence (AI) – despite its biases and […]

by ahnationtalk on March 21, 202413 Views

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Government As Enabler: Responding to Canada’s Rising Social Woes – MLI

March 19, 2024 Canadians are facing rising loneliness and social isolation. More than two-fifths of Canadians feel lonely some or all the time (Dangerfield 2023), with roughly 25 percent saying that they are not satisfied with the number of friends they have (Canadian Mental Health Association 2024). The situation is worse among single people and […]

by ahnationtalk on March 19, 202421 Views

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Should all Indigenous Canadians pay all tax?

March 19, 2024 Executive Summary Since 1876, the Indian Act has contained a tax exemption for real and personal property owned by Indians,a either individually or collectively, on Indian reserves. The purpose of the exemption was to protect the reserves, which were federal Crown property set aside for the use and benefit of First Nation […]

by ahnationtalk on March 19, 202422 Views

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Addressing the funding gap for Indigenous entrepreneurs in Canada – Policy Options

March 12, 2024 Indigenous entrepreneurs still face a growth cliff caused by a lack of access to capital, despite a surging Indigenous economy. Indigenous people were the first entrepreneurs to ply their trades on this land – as voyageurs, translators, trappers and traders. Today, they create businesses at nine times the rate of non-Indigenous Canadians. […]

by ahnationtalk on March 12, 202422 Views

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Conservative criminal justice policy: new directions and alternatives

February 29, 2024 Aiming to fill a void in the national conversation, this paper lays out the key planks of a credible, principled, ‘small-C’ conservative approach to criminal justice. However, our use of the term ‘conservative’ should not be conflated with partisan punditry. Our approach eschews simplistic ‘tough on crime’ rhetoric in favour of an […]

by ahnationtalk on February 29, 202428 Views

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