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 […]

Weighing our Economic Options for the 2015 Downturn

Akbar Khurshid There is a sense in which youths in Canada are perennially told they were late. In the policy world, we missed out on the simple policymaking of the good old days; back when the gold standard was a thing, the front page of the newspaper was the main media source, government was able […]

The Costs and Benefits of the Income Split

Cayla Baarda After months of debate both in and outside of Parliament, the federal government recently announced plans to lower the tax burden for Canadian families. A core component of these plans is an income splitting policy designed to allow couples with children under the age of 18 to split their incomes between the higher and lower […]