For policy-related scholarship authored or edited by instructors and fellows of the School of Policy Studies, please browse the list of recent publications below.
Edited by Christine Arnold, Mary Wilson, Jean Bridge and Mary Catherine Lennon
[2020 - Forthcoming]
By Thomas J. Courchene and Teresa M. Courchene
By Richard Baldwin and Simon Evenett
By Livianna Tossutti, Eric Mintz, Kathy L. Brock, and Doreen Barrie
Edited by Elizabeth Goodyear-Grant and Kyle Hanniman
By Andrew Graham
Edited by Jonathan Rose and Hugh Mellon
Edited by Elizabeth Goodyear-Grant, Richard Johnson, Will Kymlicka, and John Myles
Edited by Jack Jedwab and John Kincaid
2018/19 Donner Prize winner
Edited by Thomas J. Courchene
Edited by A.Scott Carson, and Kim Richard Nossal
COVID-19 Working Groups
In late 2019 the world began to bear witness to the birth of a new virus that initially rivalled that of the SARS pandemic from the early 2000s but that quickly began to surpass it in strength and sheer number of people infected worldwide. As the numbers climbed, countries around the globe started the process of containment and began to 'close their doors' in an attempt eradicate the virus.
As months passed, the numbers grew larger and it was clear that getting back to normal would require more work than initially thought. What will 'normal' look like when this is over? What lies ahead?
The COVID-19 Working Groups brought together like-minded faculty, students, and community members to explore ways in which we could 'build back better' in a post-COVID world. The groups were organized across broad policy spectrums:
- Arts and Culture
- Energy and the Environment
- Health and Healthcare
- Mental Health
As a result of the work done by these working groups a series of White Papers has been produced.
- Ageing Well [PDF 1.5 MB]
- The Future of Work Post-Pandemic [PDF 2.1 MB]
- The Impact of COVID-19 on the Future of Governance in Canada [PDF 1.6 MB]
- Summary Document [PDF 260 KB]
In addition to the White Paper series, a series of op-eds from the Governance Working Group were published in the Ottawa Citizen that offered key insights into the operation of the legislative, executive and judicial branches of government using core principles of federalism, constitutionalism, the rule of law, ministerial responsibility and accountability. The articles examined how our governing institutions are shaping and being shaped by the Coronavirus challenge and what it portends for the governance of Canada and Canadians, executive accountability and the office of the Deputy Prime Minister.
- COVID-19 – Good intentions aren't the same as good governance - Kathy L. Brock
- Post-pandemic, Canada will have to confront soaring provincial debt - Kyle Hanniman
- After the pandemic – three challenges to the public service - Andrew Graham
- The great policy unwind – post-pandemic, Canada's leaders must decide how to tackle fresh challenges - Toby Fyfe
- COVID-19 aftermath – the government can't keep improvising forever - Eugene Lang
- Coronavirus should not infect democracy. Let's boost our governance 'immune' system - Gregory Tardi
- The coronavirus challenge to Canada's democracy – Who's in charge? - Lori Turnbull
- The coronavirus challenge to democracy - Kathy L. Brock
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