Pan-Canadian Perspectives: Intangible as air: Determining whether the federal government meets its climate change and emissions reductions goals

Editor’s Note: This week, the PPGR is publishing commentary articles from public policy and public administration students at universities across Canada. This Pan-Canadian Perspectives series is meant to highlight voices from coast to coast, addressing diverse issues of local and national importance. Our fourth article in this series is from Mavis Chan at Ryerson University, […]

(Lack of) Citizenship and Canada’s Angel Complex

by Mirusha Yogarajah Canada tends to nod in agreement to the conversation about their angel complex—constantly contrasting themselves to the United States to highlight their zeal towards human rights initiatives and the galvanizing forces behind their diversity with their “reconciliation efforts” or gender-based federal budget. I’ve seen Prime Minister Justin Trudeau in a myriad of […]

Canada and the Revival of the Pacific-Rim Trade Agreement

Joost van de Loo The Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP), now known as the Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership (CPTPP), is an eleven-member trade agreement between Australia, Brunei, Canada, Chile, Japan, Malaysia, Mexico, New Zealand, Peru, Singapore, and Vietnam. The goals of the CPTPP are: to reduce trade barriers; enforce environmental regulations; promote human rights; […]

Canada on the World Stage

Joost van de Loo Foreign Policy: A Conceptual Discussion Foreign policy is an essential part of every nation-state’s central focus—put simply, it’s a government’s blueprint on how it will interact with actors outside of its borders. Foreign policies include policy decisions a government makes on how it interacts with other countries; examples include trade agreements […]