Canadian Immigration Policy Examined  – Morning Brief March 21, 2018

Good morning subscribers! Internationally, Canada is known as a polite and progressive country, celebrated for its immigration policy and efforts at refugee resettlement. On closer inspection, it appears that these sentiments fail to acknowledge the country’s fraught past, enduring racism and xenophobia, and don’t account for just how often Canadian immigration policy falls short. This…

What’s love got to do with it? – February 14, 2018

Happy Valentine’s Day, PPGR enthusiasts! This week, we’ve brought you articles that look at the role of public policy in human interaction – from igniting new relationships to overcoming feelings of loneliness. And what is technology’s role in all this – does it connect us to one another or drive us further apart? Check out…

The affordable housing dilemma – January 31st, 2018

Good morning subscribers and welcome to this week’s edition of the Morning Brief! With the waitlist for affordable housing in Ontario at nearly 200,000 households, affordable housing policy couldn’t be more of an important issue. The articles below examine some key housing challenges at the municipal, provincial, and federal levels. This week’s Morning Brief was…

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…