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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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Toronto, ON

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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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English


Episodes

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 and Social Procurement As the largest non-governmental supporter of social services in the region, ...

Duration:00:59:48

Inuit Reconciliation and Self-Governance

12/13/2017
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The Government of Canada’s recent announcement of an Inuit-Crown Partnership Committee has reaffirmed the unique political predicament the Inuit peoples of Canada face. It is paramount that the reconciliatory endeavors of the Canadian government recognize and are sensitive to that uniqueness. As well as contending with a host of ...

Duration:00:59:57

BTH Insight Series Ep. 2: Cryptography, Abortion Access and Disability Rights in the Labour Market

11/30/2017
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This is the second episode of the BTH Insight Series, where we examine various policy topics within the hour. On today’s show, we discuss the barriers Canadian women face in accessing the abortion pill Myfegimiso, the public security, safety, and privacy implications of cryptography, and the labour market barriers ...

Duration:00:59:15

NAFTA in the Digital Era

11/16/2017
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The election of Donald Trump has brought renegotiation of the North American Free Trade Agreement to the forefront of Canada’s trade priorities. Discussions have ranged from our agricultural supply regimes to tariffs, but one potentially transformative aspect relates to digital rights. NAFTA, which came into force in January of ...

Duration:00:56:38

Canadian Content in a Digital World: Assessing Policy Options

11/29/2016
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In April 2016, Canada’s Heritage Ministry launched a review to overhaul Canadian cultural policies for the first time in decades. The impetus? To bring Canada into the digital age. Public consultations with consumers and content creators intend to modernize Canada’s cultural properties, everything from the Broadcast Act to the Telecommunications Act to the Canadian Radio-television …

Duration:00:59:57

Police Accountability in the GTA – Part 1

11/8/2016
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As the Toronto Police Services’ (TPS) budget increases, internal reforms to combat the organization’s disciplinary system and every-day operations have lagged. Reports and internal reviews have also not enacted visible changes. Beyond the Headlines takes a look at this issue in a two part series. The first episode features former TPS Chief, Alok Mukherjee, and Anna Willats of the Police Accountability …

Not-for-Profits

6/30/2015
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This episode will explore the organizational capacity of the not-for-profit sector. The not-for-profit is a service provider to the general public, an advocate for community needs, and an overall driver of economic growth. Despite its growing importance, it still remains overlooked in many public policy discussions. We will be asking our guests about how the

Duration:00:52:17

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