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…

Seen and Heard: An International Women’s Day Discussion on Gender Equality

James Nelson On March 8th, I attended an International Women’s Day event hosted by The Hill Times in Ottawa to discuss gender equality and the role women play in policy making.  The International Women’s Day 2016 campaign theme, Pledge for Parity, follows the World Economic Forum’s Global Gender Gap Report 2015, which estimates that the…

It’s 2015: Women’s Issues are Everybody’s Issues

Adryan Bergstrom-Borins On November 4th, 2015, Justin Trudeau was sworn in as Canada’s 23rd Prime Minister, replacing Stephen Harper after a decade of Conservative rule. Elected after running on a progressive platform and a guarantee of “Real Change”, the Liberal Party has promised an extensive set of changes – many that will attempt to tackle…

Seen and Heard: Stephen Lewis on Gender Equality

Wyndham Bettencourt-McCarthy  “There is no issue more important [than women’s rights],” humanitarian Stephen Lewis told a packed atrium at Ryerson University on Wednesday night. Lewis, who is currently a visiting professor at the school, spoke to students and the public at the free event on global gender issues as part of the student and faculty-run…