New Zealand's Response to the Age-Old Question: Does Money Buy Happiness?

by Matt Condie and Steven Giallelis One cannot resist questioning if having more financial resources could resolve a considerable amount of stress, increase happiness and improve overall wellbeing.  New Zealand’s response to this challenge, however, appears to be the counter, contending that money does not entirely determine wellbeing. In May 2019 Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern […]

Nova Scotia's E-Cigarette Ban: Implications for Other Provinces

by Melissa Slauenwhite The introduction of e-cigarettes and vapes, as a tool for adult smokers to deal with nicotine addiction, is affecting the health of young Canadians and has created an unanticipated and serious policy issue. There have been more than 2200 reports of severe lung disease linked to vaping in the United States, with similar rates […]

SRO Programs in Ontario's Public Schools

Unpacking Equity is a collaboration between the Public Policy and Governance Review and the Equity, Diversity and Public Policy Initiative (EDPP) at the Munk School of Global Affairs and Public Policy. This series aims to explain equity-related policy issues and break down complicated topics involving equity, diversity and inclusion. Policy professionals can gain a better […]

Taking Stock of Canada’s International Commitments to Reduce GHG Emissions

By Clare MacDonald Introduction This explainer will delve into the international organizations involved in measuring and reporting worldwide commitments to slowing climate change. It will also examine the Government of Canada’s biggest climate-related commitments over the years and explain how Canada tracks and articulates its climate emissions and commitments on the global scale. Environment and […]

Canada's Single Use Plastic Ban

Unpacking Equity is a collaboration between the Public Policy and Governance Review and the Equity, Diversity and Public Policy Initiative (EDPP) at the Munk School of Global Affairs and Public Policy. This series aims to explain equity-related policy issues and break down complicated topics involving equity, diversity and inclusion. Policy professionals can gain a better […]

Key Considerations of Canadian Drug Policy – March 8th, 2019

Good morning subscribers! On October 17, 2018 recreational cannabis was legalized by the Federal government. Its legalization came with regulations that are similar to the ones used for alcohol in Canada, as they set limits on how cannabis is produced, distributed, consumed and sold. However, these regulations and other associated policies have been criticized for […]