Net Neutrality: How Will its Absence Affect Canadians?

Jasper Paredes The issue of net neutrality has been a hot-button topic recently. However, there still remains much discussion about what it is, what it’s supposed to do, and how the recent Federal Communications Commission (FCC) decision will affect Canada. Here is everything you need to know. What is net neutrality? The term “net neutrality”…

The Challenges of The Safe Third Country Agreement

Matthew Plouffe Recent issues surrounding restrictive immigration and refugee practices in the United States have led to a surge in irregular border crossings into Canada within the past year. This has caused increased concern amongst Canadian policy-makers and ignited a discussion about the dominant policy shaping U.S.-Canada border crossing, the Safe Third Country Agreement. The…

Trump, NAFTA and the future of Canadian trade

During his presidential campaign, U.S. President Donald Trump promised to overhaul or eliminate the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA), claiming it was killing American jobs. Seven months into his presidency, Trump took to Twitter (his preferred mode of communication) and threatened to scrap NAFTA, days before Canada, Mexico and the U.S. were scheduled to…

Hope, optimism and the changing face of politics: Barack Obama in Toronto

Jonah Kotzer On Friday, September 29th, former U.S. President Barack Obama spoke at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre. The event was hosted by Canada 2020 and drew an audience of 3,000 people, who paid $10,000 per table to attend. Students of University of Toronto’s School of Public Policy and Governance were invited to volunteer at…

Ford+SPPG Conference: Immigration in a Populist Era

Kelly Rahardja The United States is undergoing a transformation of its immigration policy that could prevent thousands of incoming refugees from gaining entry into the country. As legislative action continues to target refugees at the federal level, the need for state refugee integration and resettlement programs becomes increasingly salient. It was relevant then that this…