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Kathy Brock: Liberals accused of 'toxic disdain for democracy' as committee debates basis for proroguing Parliament during pandemic

Liberals accused of 'toxic disdain for democracy' as committee debates basis for proroguing Parliament during pandemic

January 29, 2021
National Post - Jesse Snyder with contribution by Kathy Brock, Professor, School of Policy Studies, Queen's University


Opposition members on Thursday accused the Liberal government of blatant partisan manoeuvring when it prorogued Parliament last summer, in what one MP said showed a “toxic disdain for democracy” by the prime minister.

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Eugene Lang: Lessons from the Julie Payette affair? Even the governor general can be held accountable

Lessons from the Julie Payette affair? Even the governor general can be held accountable

January 25, 2021
The Ottawa Citizen - Eugene Lang, Adjunct Professor, School of Policy Studies, Queen's University; Fellow, Canadian Global Affairs Institute


In the pantheon of bad government appointments, Julie Payette – who last week resigned as governor general, owing to findings that she engaged in what amounts to workplace harassment at Rideau Hall – ranks near the top.

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Drummond & Sinclair: There’s an urgent need for leadership on our aging society

There’s an urgent need for leadership on our aging society

January 25, 2021
The Hill Times - David Crane with contributions by Don Drummond, Stauffer-Dunning Fellow, School of Policy Studies, Queen's University and Duncan G. Sinclair, Distinguished Fellow, Queen's University


It’s an issue that cannot wait: how do we deal with the pressing challenges of an aging of society and avoid the looming fiscal costs and social failure that we face unless we get serious.  

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Warren Mabee: Why the U.S. isn't in desperate need of the Keystone XL pipeline

Why the U.S. isn't in desperate need of the Keystone XL pipeline

January 22, 2021
CBC News - Mark Gollom with contribution by Warren Mabee, Director/Associate Dean, School of Policy Studies, Queen's University


The project, first announced in 2005, would have carried 830,000 barrels of crude a day from the oilsands in Alberta to Nebraska and connected with the original Keystone pipeline that runs to Gulf Coast refineries.

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Warren Mabee: Biden’s Keystone XL death sentence requires Canada’s oil sector to innovate

Biden’s Keystone XL death sentence requires Canada’s oil sector to innovate

January 21, 2021
The Conversation - Warren Mabee, Director/Associate Dean, School of Policy Studies, Queen's University


In one of his first acts of office, U.S. President Joe Biden has issued an executive order that effectively kills the Keystone XL pipeline project.

The order states that the pipeline “disserves the U.S. national interest” and that approving it would be inconsistent with his campaign climate pledges.

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Christian Leuprecht: Joe Biden’s cybersecurity priorities: Fixing damage from SolarWinds attack, working with allies

Joe Biden’s cybersecurity priorities: Fixing damage from SolarWinds attack, working with allies

January 22, 2021
IT World Canada - Howard Doloman with contribution by Christian Leuprecht, Professor, Royal Military College; Director, Institute of Intergovernmental Relations, School of Policy Studies, Queen's University

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Don Drummond & Duncan SInclair: Enabling better aging: The 4 things seniors need, and the 4 things that need to change

Enabling better aging: The 4 things seniors need, and the 4 things that need to change

January 7, 2021
The Conversation -  Don Drummond, Stauffer-Dunning Fellow, School of Policy Studies, Queen's University and Duncan G. SinclairProfessor of Health Services and Policy Research, Queen's University


Canada’s population is rapidly aging, but is it aging well? In our November 2020 report “Ageing Well,” we found both good and bad news.

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