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Chuck Strahl, former Minister of Agriculture, Minister of Indian and Northern Affairs, and Minister of Transport and Infrastructure. Please join the highly respected Hon. Chuck Strahl as he raises the curtain on the politics that drives policy. In an address called Policy, Pragmatism and Politics, Strahl will discuss agriculture policy (including recent controversy surrounding the […]

2nd Symposium in Taxation and Economic Growth The School of Public Policy, in association with The Canadian Tax Foundation, is pleased to present a symposium titled The GST at 20: The Future of Consumption Taxes in Canada. The event will feature an opening dinner titled GST & HST: When Policy and Politics Collide, where a […]

Dr. Ken McKenzie & Dr. Jack Mintz Some politicians and commentators have made great hay vilifying “subsidies” to “big oil” and making the case that profitable companies should not receive public subsidies. This line of argument makes sense on its face – assuming oil and gas producers in Canada really get subsidies. In a groundbreaking […]

Melissa Jones, Chief Deputy Director, California Energy Commission As the 8th largest economy on earth and with 34 million people, California has a major impact on global economic and political activity. Likewise, California’s climate policy could have a significant impact beyond its borders, especially with close neighbours and trading partners like Canada. To understand the […]

  The School of Public Policy welcomes Lawrence Herman, one of Canada’s most experienced authors, lawyers and speakers on international trade and investment. Mr. Herman will review current rules around foreign takeovers of Canadian firms; why costly decisions, like the rejection of a takeover bid of Potash Corporation, seem to be made in a black-box […]