An Afternoon with Minister Hajdu – A Fireside Chat on Proactive Pay Equity Legislation

By Declan Ingham We live in a patriarchal society, what’s wrong with saying that?” These are not the words of a typical cabinet minister, but Patty Hajdu, Canada’s Minister of Employment, Workforce Development and Labour, may not be a “typical” cabinet minister. She offered this premise to an assembly of University of Toronto students in October…

Seen and Heard: Chrystia Freeland on the Global Plutocracy

Sarah Mckenna Though posed in front of a crimson curtain, Chrystia Freeland’s status as candidate for the riding of Toronto Centre took a silent backseat to her candid discussion of the concept of global plutocracy and the changing world of capitalism. Freeland brought to the discussion a wealth of knowledge from her celebrated career. A…

Seen and Heard: SPPG’s Gender & Public Policy Workshop

Michael Stacey  Born out of an especially vibrant discussion in Dr. Dan Zuberi’s Social Context of Policy Making class last year, the School of Public Policy and Governance’s Gender & Public Policy Workshops are a student-led attempt to address critical policy issues that remain absent from SPPG’s current curriculum. Last Friday the first Workshop welcomed…