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Students of the University of Toronto’s School of Public Policy analyze the news of the day with a fine tooth comb.

Students of the University of Toronto’s School of Public Policy analyze the news of the day with a fine tooth comb.
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Students of the University of Toronto’s School of Public Policy analyze the news of the day with a fine tooth comb.

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Getting Ahead of Disruption

6/6/2019
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Public Policy Forum (PPF) is a non-profit organization that offers diverse participants in the field of public policy a platform to explore and discuss policy issues. In this episode, we will be discussing two articles from PPF’s “12 Ways to Get Ahead of Disruption” series. Canada’s Infrastructure Revival: Let’s Get the Biggest Bang for […]

Duration:01:04:12

Reaching towards The Sustainable Development Goals: A Discussion with the Young Diplomats of Canada Delegation

5/30/2019
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Today’s episode chronicles the travels of a small group of young Canadian professionals that recently traveled to Bali to be apart of Canada’s national delegation to a host of international development conferences hosted by the World Bank and International Monetary Fund. This selection of live quotes from the events from leading public policy and […]

Duration:01:00:24

The Weekly: The Impact of OSAP Changes on Lower-Income Students – A Conversation with Dr. Andrew Parkin

5/28/2019
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Earlier this year, the Government of Ontario announced changes to the Ontario Student Assistance Program (OSAP). These changes include the elimination of free tuition through grants for lower-income students, a decrease in the maximum income threshold to qualify for the program, a reduction in the percentage of grants available, the elimination of the 6-month […]

Duration:00:21:03

The Weekly: Equity, Inclusion & Public Policy

5/24/2019
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This week, in collaboration with the Gender, Diversity and Public Policy Initiative, we discuss how women in politics is changing the narrative, shattering glass ceilings and paving the way for future generations of female leadership in North America, with guest Gabrielle Gallant. Credits: Kaidie Williams, producer & host Aneet Gill, producer & host Emma […]

Duration:00:43:05

Urban Resilience

5/17/2019
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We are currently living in a time of unprecedented urbanization that is transforming the planet and the way we live. Being resilience means to be ahead, think ahead — Chrystelle Maechler With a greater concentration of people and assets in urban cities, the impact of natural disasters and a changing climate can be […]

Duration:00:57:36

The Opioid Crisis

3/1/2019
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On today’s show we will be discussing some potential policy responses to combat the ongoing opioid crisis. As strategies to tackle the opioid crisis have been a focal point of all levels of government, various stakeholders have proposed taking a public health response to address the ongoing national epidemic. In the first half of 2018, […]

Duration:00:35:02

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

2/8/2019
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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 […]

Duration:00:58:28

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

1/28/2019
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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 by […]

Duration:00:57:51

Gun Violence: Various Perspectives

1/18/2019
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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 […]

Duration:00:49:19

E-Health Ontario

12/21/2018
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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 would […]

Duration:02:37:37

The Weekly: Carving Spaces for Diversity in Policy

12/14/2018
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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 […]

Duration:00:26:41

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

12/6/2018
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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 terms […]

Duration:00:58:06

The Weekly: Canada’s Poverty Reduction Strategy

11/16/2018
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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 […]

Duration:00:35:53

The Weekly: Canada’s Carbon Tax

10/26/2018
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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 for […]

Duration:00:40:18

The Weekly: Cannabis Legalization

10/19/2018
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Beyond the Headlines is debuting its very first The Weekly episode! Tune in to our discussions of the societal implications of Cannabis Legalization in Canada. Credits: Aryeh Ansel Jasper Paredes Dimitri Trehels Vienna Vendittelli Music Credits: Over Everything by Courtney Barnett & Kurt Vile

Duration:00:42:15

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

6/17/2018
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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.

Duration:00:57:25

Addressing Intergenerational Mobility: A Discussion with Dr. Miles Corak

5/23/2018
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Addressing inequality is arguably one of the most challenging issues in public policy. How we choose to acknowledge past, present and future inequalities; how we measure and identify this issue; whether we address concerns on the basis of inequality of outcome or opportunity; and what policies we ultimately should implement to tackle inequality remain […]

Duration:00:35:31

Net Neutrality Part Two: A Discussion with Martin Masse

5/8/2018
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This episode is part two of BTH’s examination of net neutrality in the Canadian context. Listen to part one here. On Thursday, December 14th 2017 the United States Federal Communications Commission voted to repeal Net Neutrality regulations originally implemented by the Obama administration. What is the importance of Net Neutrality in the Canadian context? […]

Duration:00:43:32

Clearing the Air: Examining Global Air Pollution

5/1/2018
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More than 80% of people living in urban areas are exposed to poor air quality levels that exceed the safe World Health Organization (WHO) Standards. A declining air quality is associated with a host of health problems, including risk of stroke, cardiovascular and respiratory diseases, allergies and asthma. It is also linked to approximately […]

Duration:00:57:23

Net Neutrality in the Canadian Context

4/20/2018
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On Thursday, December 14th 2017 the United States Federal Communications Commission voted to repeal Net Neutrality regulations originally implemented by the Obama administration. What is the importance of Net Neutrality in the Canadian context? What is the broader issue at play here? And how do we uphold the affordability and openness of the internet, while […]

Duration:00:57:17