Ontario government’s priorities for rebuilding are still a mystery after provincial budget

For an alternative view, read the response from former Progressive Conservative policy chief Mitchell Davidson.  …


Politicians, use your formal power, or agree to good ideas others are putting forward

In his Toronto Star column, Karim Bardeesy discusses why the Ontario government should use its formal power to defeat…


Principles and policies for a national pandemic response

Karim Bardeesy is Co-Founder and Executive Director of the…


Did this week’s economic policy statements go far enough?

The federal government issued three big updates this week about Canada’s approaches to economic and public health…


We're six months into the pandemic. Where do we go from here?

Most of us are still standing, though many are weary. The hopes for a “return to normal” have been dashed, as school…


A buffet of programs – but some items still not on the menu

So many decisions, so quickly. First, it is important to re-state how breathtakingly quickly governments have mobilized…


What are policy professionals saying we must do first?

As the exponential growth in the number of Covid-19 cases starts to sink in, the exponential growth in the economic…


Introducing “Policy Response”

There is a need to come together as a policy community to outline economic and social policy responses in real time…