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Workshop: Understanding the Indian Act (April 20th, 2017)

Members of the media are invited to join a Policy Options workshop designed to build basic knowledge of one of Canada’s most complex and most reviled pieces of legislation – the 141-year-old Indian Act.

Council of the Federation has strengthened the ties among provincial and territorial governments Emmet Collins (March 26th, 2017) Coming into Its Own? Canada’s Council of the Federation, 2003-16

The Council of the Federation has become an active intergovernmental institution that allows governments to work together more effectively.

Maternity and parental leave benefits: Ottawa’s proposed reforms will not work for low-income families Jennifer Robson (March 15th, 2017) Parental Benefits in Canada: Which Way Forward?

Montreal – As the federal government considers extending maternity and parental leave benefits from the current 50 weeks to 18 months, a new study from the Institute for Research on Public Policy says that without additional reforms to ensure more equitable access to longer leave, the proposed changes will not benefit low-income families. Although the current […]

Canada’s suburbs must rethink development to prepare for aging population Glenn Miller (March 8th, 2017) No Place to Grow Old: How Canadian Suburbs Can Become Age Friendly

Montreal – With Canada’s population aging rapidly, municipalities must refocus their community planning efforts to deal with the impact of decades-old car-dependent suburban sprawl that leaves less-mobile seniors isolated, says a new publication from the Institute for Research on Public Policy. Today seniors prefer to “age at home,” but most older residents who do wish to […]

Canada is not immune to the Trump effect: Income inequality must remain a top policy priority David A. Green, W. Craig Riddell and France St-Hilaire (February 23rd, 2017) Income Inequality in Canada

Research shows that rising income inequality can give way to populist and protectionist sentiments and result in political uncertainty. Brexit and the results of the US election are clear manifestations of these dynamics at play. And Canada is not immune.

Canada on the right track after recent reforms to foreign investment rules Andrew Newcombe (January 18th, 2017) Canadian Investment Treaty Policy: Stay the Course on Progressive Developments

Montreal – The new rules to settle foreign investment disputes contained in the recently signed Canada-EU Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement (CETA) are a step in the right direction and provide a model for Canada’s future investment agreements, says a new chapter from the Institute for Research on Public Policy’s forthcoming volume Redesigning Canadian Trade Policies for New […]

Canada must improve prescription drug safety for seniors Nicole F. Bernier (January 12th, 2017) Improving Prescription Drug Safety for Canadian Seniors

Montreal – Canada needs a national strategy to address inappropriate prescribing practices that lead to the unsafe use of medications by seniors, says the author of a new study from the Institute for Research on Public Policy. Seniors are the heaviest users of prescription medicines in Canada. On average, two-thirds take 5 or more prescriptions drugs […]

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