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” […]

Regulatory Costs and Benefits

Good morning subscribers and welcome to the penultimate edition of the 2017 Morning Brief! Is the stress of exams getting to you? Do you feel the rising urge to throw your textbook(s) across the room? The Morning Brief is here to help! Put down that textbook and take a dive into this week’s articles, where […]

A Radioactive Policy: What to Do with High-level Nuclear Waste

Ian T. D. Thomson The world of nuclear energy generation presents an interesting paradox. With the USSR connecting the first nuclear power plant to the electricity grid in 1954, many applaud nuclear for being a clean, cheap, abundant and non-C02 emitting source of energy generation. Yet there remains a fear of nuclear meltdowns and of […]

Unpacking Equity: Gender Equity in the Media

Recent public allegations of sexual misconduct by powerful Hollywood players, while not exactly surprising, have sparked an open conversation about gender equity in the media industry. There are far fewer women than men in decision-making roles in the media industry, and thus women are not given an equal voice in influencing the roles written for […]

Daylight Savings Time – A Tale of Unintended Consequences

Michael Smolinski Yes, you do get an extra hour of sleep on that one morning in November, but does that really make up for the dreaded morning in March when you lose an hour? Or the biannual ritual of having to adjust every clock in your house? Daylight savings time is simply an inconvenient policy, […]

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 […]