Panelists describe the the effects of climate change on human health, both directly from increases in temperature and the severity and frequency of extreme weather events, as well as indirectly from effects on potable water, food security and increased exposure to pathogens and infectious diseases.
In conversation with the Toronto Star's Heather Scoffield, Thomas Barkin discusses the U.S.-Canada business relationship, its outlook, and related matters of economics and trade.
Panelists discuss the state of Canada's health care system, how the system can be adjusted or redesigned to maximize its outcomes, and the most critical issues facing the system that should be addressed by the next government.
Economists address factors such as macroeconomic stability, productivity and innovation, and income growth and disparities and debate which economic policy options should be adopted by the next Canadian government to promote economic stability and improve economic performance.
The environment occupies significant space and attention in political spheres. Reconciling competing interests and narratives on the severity of the world’s ecological systems, like its water and air, can appear complex and challenging. Can environmental sustainability be reconciled with political interests and economic realities?
A panel discussion on infrastructure and municipal affairs as it relates to the 2015 Federal Election. A researchers panel frames the discussion by analyzing and debating the key issues surrounding public infrastructure in Canada.
A panel of expert academics and practitioners debate the levers for women in politics and how they can be used, including: the importance of grassroots pressure; reform of the nomination process; Aboriginal women’s leadership; and media and voting behavior.
Is constructive dissent in caucuses and in parliamentary debate necessary for a healthy democracy? If so, how can such dissent be fostered within the current system?