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 […]

The Constant Gardiner – Infrastructure in Toronto & Canada – March 1st, 2017

Good morning subscribers! This week, the rubber hits the gridlocked, pothole ridden road as we turn our attention to infrastructure policy. Highlights from this week’s brief include: New PPGR articles examining Toronto’s cancelled road toll plan (RIP) and Canada’s infrastructure deficit; A Parliamentary Budget Office report on the federal government’s infrastructure investment plan; A report from the Senate of Canada […]

Long Overdue: Assessing the State of Canada’s Infrastructure Deficit

Rohan Balram Every day, over 6,000 commuters travel to and from central Toronto by the Gardiner Expressway. Although the Gardiner is clearly a key piece of transportation infrastructure, it has been left to deteriorate for more than a decade. Despite reports of falling debris every winter, most government action has manifested itself in scattered efforts […]

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 […]

Trudeau’s New Year’s Resolution: Improve Public Transit

Mohamad Yaghi Road works, traffic jams, and long drives – these are all typical everyday experiences urban commuters in major Canadian cities face. Often, many rightly complain that travel to and from work takes a considerable amount of time out of their day, but, contrary to the popular discourse, there have been substantial improvements to […]