Canada’s Isolationist Ebola Response: Hypocritical and Harmful

The ‘Public Policy and Governance Review Abroad’, or PPGR Abroad, is a new initiative for 2014. Undertaken in collaborative with exchange students from the Master of Public Policy program at the School of Public Policy and Governance, University of Toronto, it will featured policy insights and analyses direct from Berlin and Paris. James Drummond Ebola is…

Three Policy Issues to Watch for This September

Deanna Veltri Coming off the heels of an eventful summer recess, Parliament is set to reconvene on Monday, September 15. A new Northern Canada Research Program, controversial prostitution legislation, and an overhaul of the Temporary Foreign Worker Program marked only a few of the major policy moves made over the summer months. Standing on the…

Crimean Lessons: Implications for China and the Asia-Pacific Region, Part 2

Ernest Chong China and the Asia-Pacific can draw a few conclusions from the current situation in the Crimea. Where does this leave the region? How has China responded, and what are the implications? Strangely, the region is relatively quiet. Beijing’s neighbours are feeling somewhat vindicated in their individual decisions to hedge against China’s ‘peaceful rise’,…

Crimean Lessons: Implications for China and the Asia-Pacific Region, Part 1

Ernest Chong As Western Europe and the United States scramble to craft effective responses to the Ukraine crisis, another collection of nations is anxiously watching the aftermath unfold from the other side of the globe. What does the Crimean situation mean for China and the Asia-Pacific? This two-part brief looks at the lessons and implications…

The Spread of Private Policing

Sopana Selvachandran The proliferation of private policing does not offer a fair and impartial means of crime regulation because participation in private security markets like CCTV, DNA, home drug tests and nanny cams are all vested with an interest in making profit. The private sector organizations that carry out these tasks are only accountable to…