Policy Issues with Ontario Municipal Elections – October 26, 2018

Good morning subscribers! This past Monday, elections took place in municipalities across Ontario. In some municipalities the results were shocking. In others, not so much. Either way, there remains a number of policy issues regarding regulations on political advertising and the nuances of municipal election systems. With elections fresh on people’s minds, this week’s morning…

Highlights of the 2017-18 year – April 25, 2018

Good morning, subscribers! Spring seems to have finally arrived in Toronto just as the school year comes to an end. For students, the end of school is a time to reflect on the year behind us and to jump in to new adventures ahead. As our term as Editors-in-Chief comes to a close as well,…

The Persistence of Social Policy Issues – April 18, 2018

Good morning subscribers! A lot can change in an academic year. SPPG students know from experience that policy priorities can switch focus quickly when exposed to new information and fresh ways of thinking. But we also know that certain topics remain at the forefront of our policy concerns, and the problems that motivated one’s studies…

Pan-Canadian Perspectives – April 11, 2018

Hello PPGR enthusiasts and welcome to a special edition of the Morning Brief! This week, we will be looking at five commentary articles from students at public policy and public administration schools across Canada! From the Trans-Mountain pipeline in BC to car-sharing regulation in Regina, these articles touch on policy issues of national importance and…

Policy Holes, Fixes and Tools – April 4th, 2018

Good morning PPGR enthusiasts! One of the biggest hopes for public policy is that it may serve as a great equalizer of sorts. The potential benefactors of government action are diverse and many, and so are the tools of the policy trade. Even so, gaps between our current policy efforts and their stated goals of…

The road to Queen’s Park, and other election news – March 28, 2018

Good morning PPGR enthusiasts! Brace yourselves – it’s almost time for another provincial election in Ontario. The past few months have seen significant political turmoil with the resignation of Progressive Conservative leader Patrick Brown and rise of Doug Ford as the new PC leader going into the election. The articles below delve into other issues…