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 […]

Turning the Light on for Research in Ontario

Aniket Kumar In an effort to address the reality that Ontario tuition costs are higher than other Canadian provinces, the Ontario government has committed to transform the way that universities are funded. The new funding formula will focus on improving access to universities for individuals from low-income households, and preparing these students for the workforce. […]

Volume 7, Issue 2 (Spring 2016)

We are proud to announce the publication of the Spring 2016 edition of the Public Policy and Governance Review. Political scientist Giovanni Sartori once claimed that “(h)e who knows only one country knows none”. Given the complexity of many contemporary policy challenges, it is almost impossible to make informed decisions without analyzing other regions. This spring’s edition takes this approach […]

The Next Wave of Health Care that No One is Talking About

Jonathan Kates In a classic Simpsons episode, Bart is having trouble in school and starts acting out – what else is new – but his teacher, Mrs. Krabappel, realizes the cause of his behaviour isn’t psychological, but physical: Bart can’t see the chalkboard. The next day he arrives to class wearing thick-inched glasses and voilà! […]

A Continuing Lack of Accountability Should Worry the Ontario Liberals

Jonathan Kates It has recently come to light that the Ontario Liberal government, with Education Minister Liz Sandals at the helm, has betrayed the public’s trust by a) secretly distributing $2.5 million to three teachers’ unions during tense negotiations in the Summer of 2015 and b) not asking for the expense receipts. To truly understand […]