The Senate of Canada, Explained

For the past six years, every new cohort of MPP students of the Munk School of Global Affairs and Public Policy makes a three-day trip down to Ottawa in early fall. This year, a group of students inspired by their visit and troubled by the Canadian sentiment around the usefulness of the Canadian Senate, set out to capture its current role in the Canadian governance system. In collaboration with Senator Donna Dasko the students developed an infographic that presents the role of the Canadian Senate post changes implemented by the 42nd parliament.

Ontario’s tax system hurts marginal earnings of low-income individuals

by Jessica Rapson Code and Dataset https://github.com/UnrequitedReason/Ontario-Taxes Highlights In Ontario, the increase in taxes and decrease in benefits that follow from an income increase substantially depress marginal earnings for low earners, reducing additional income gains by 70% to over 100% These low marginal earnings may disincentivize individual efforts to increase income at lower earning levels […]

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 […]