Policy Conversations: Celebration, Caution and Backlash – January 24, 2018

Good morning subscribers! As a public policy enthusiast, you tend to encounter three different kinds of conversations. You’re no stranger to someone raising a polarizing topic at a lighthearted lunch. You’re often pleasantly surprised by a peer’s passion on an issue that you may not have put much thought into. And, of course, you can’t […]

Policy and Tech – December 6th, 2017

Good morning subscribers! More than ever, technology rules our lives – but as any SPPG student knows to ask, what are the policy implications? We’ve collected several articles this week exploring emerging paradigms in tech and digital governance, and what they may mean for Canadian policy-makers and citizens alike. This week’s Morning Brief was prepared by […]

Policy and Civic Participation – November 22nd, 2017

Good morning subscribers! It often seems that policy conversations and decisions unfold without the vital input of the very people affected by the policies in question. But this doesn’t always have to be the case. Now more than ever, we see citizens and communities standing up to make a change. With that in mind, we’ve […]

Putting Diversity and Inclusion into Action – ELNStudio 3D

As Canadians, no one sentence has become more nationally ingrained than, “Diversity is our strength.” We’ve heard Prime Minister Justin Trudeau champion the phrase both off and online. It’s the City of Toronto’s motto. If you want, you can wear it on a shirt. But whether this sentiment adequately reflects the reality of inclusion in […]

Policy and the Law – November 8th, 2017

Rise and shine, subscribers! If you woke up thinking, I’d love to read some articles discussing the intersection of law, policy, and politics today, you’re in luck. As a policy tool, the law can protect and it can punish, and it can have far-reaching implications for our daily lives—which is why it’s subject to political […]

Trudeau, Two Years In – October 25, 2017

Good morning subscribers! Time flies – last Thursday, October 19th , marked two years of Justin Trudeau’s tenure in Canada’s highest office. With this in mind, we’ve collected several pieces that consider how policy and politics have played out in the first half of the current Prime Minister’s mandate. Keep reading for more! This week’s Morning Brief was prepared by Katerina. Sign up here to […]