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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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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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

Duration:00:57:17

2018 Ford+SPPG Conference: What the Tech? Unpacking the Challenges and Opportunities of Disruptive Technologies

4/10/2018
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The Ford+SPPG Conference is a collaborative student-led case competition held between the University of Toronto’s School of Public Policy and Governance, and the University of Michigan’s Gerald R. Ford School of Public Policy. Both schools meet for a full-day case competition to pitch a policy proposal about a looming issue ...

Duration:00:59:30

BTH Insight Series Ep. 4: The Rohingya Crisis and Immigration Policy in Western Liberal Democracies

4/4/2018
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This is the fourth episode of the BTH Insight Series, where we examine various policy topics within the hour. Topics discussed include the Rohingya crisis with Jonah Kotzer interviewing former Ontario premier Bob Rae, and Tony Yin on immigration policy with University of Toronto Associate Professor Phil Triadafilopoulos. The Rohingya Crisis ...

Duration:00:54:42

A Story to Tell: Communications at the Center

3/23/2018
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The creation of public policy is more than fleshing out content within a policy but also about how it is distributed and understood by the public. Communication can emphasize or inform how the public perceives policy initiatives as well as informing the overall identity of an organization or government. ...

Duration:00:59:47

SPPG Student Events: LGBTQ+ Leadership and Affordable Rental Housing

3/20/2018
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Beyond the Headlines is produced through the School of Public Policy and Governance (SPPG) which allows us to engage deeply with policy professionals through panels, case competitions, and special guest talks. This episode goes in depth to explore the SPPG events and the insights from our distinguished guests. Today ...

Duration:00:55:07

The Economic Impact of Brexit

3/7/2018
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In June of 2016, nearly 47 million UK citizens voted in a nationwide referendum to leave the European Union. With a 52% majority vote, the UK opted to be the first Member to leave the world’s largest and only political and economic union, and subsequently restore sovereignty. Prime Minister ...

Duration:01:00:00

Comparing Global Welfare Politics

2/22/2018
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On this episode of BTH we will be comparing social welfare policy between a few select Latin American countries to that of the North American model, specifically Canada. We will look at how their alternative welfare distribution methods relate to the broader discussion of reducing poverty, domestic politics, reducing regional ...

Duration:00:59:06

Beyond the Budget: Examining Canadian Fiscal Policy

2/20/2018
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A central role of government revolves around the allocation of resources. This includes raising or lowering taxes, deciding which programs to allocate funding to and determining how much of the fiscal pie to give to each program. The nuances of fiscal policy often get lost in the fray. How ...

Duration:00:59:57

The Economics of Marijuana Legalization

2/1/2018
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Since entering office in 2015, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has successfully followed through on many of his campaign promises. He made gender identity a prohibited ground of discrimination under the Canadian Human Rights Act, he rolled out a universal child care benefit to better support the needs of Canadian families, ...

Duration:00:59:50

Behavioural Economics and Public Policy

1/25/2018
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The assumption within the standard or mainstream economics, that individuals act to maximize their long-term best interest, have stable preferences, and are consistent rational actors has served as a useful benchmark for predicting behavior. This model of human behavior has influenced the design of public policy. Yet, these traditional ...

Duration:00:58:00

BTH Insight Series Ep. 3: United Way Social Procurement, the Ontario Election and Energy Governance

1/18/2018
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This is the third episode of the BTH Insight Series, where we examine various policy topics within the hour. Topics discussed include energy governance, elections and not-for-profits and their role in their social procurement. United Way Social Procurement As the largest non-governmental supporter of social services in the region, United ...

Duration:00:59:48