Down the Cylinder Part 2: The National Energy Board and pipeline regulation

Ian T.D. Thomson My last pipeline explainer left us on a policy cliff-hanger. Pipelines are crucial to Canada’s economy and energy infrastructure. As the primary mode of transportation for resources, they connect our exports to the United States. The history of pipelines in Canada dates back over 150 years, with some of the first pipeline…

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…

More Than Just A Roof: Why Toronto’s Affordable Housing Struggles to Meet the Needs of Tenants with Mental Illness

Celine Caira According to psychologist Abraham Maslow’s “hierarchy of needs,” security and shelter rank second only to basic physiological needs as the most vital requisites for human survival. There is significance to Maslow’s approach, since it is still telling today. Community health literature maintains that access to secure, adequate, and affordable housing is a key social…

Cities Need A Strategy For Public-Private Partnerships

Rex Law The federal government and a handful of provinces share a particular fondness for public-private partnerships. Now they are hoping that cities will share the same affection. The affinity for public-private partnerships (P3s) comes from the benefits that P3s have over traditional procurement methods in the delivery of infrastructure: transferring of key risks to…