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Canada's Fast Track Partnership to Asia report

REPORT: Canada’s Fast Track Partnership to Asia: The Republic of Korea

May 25, 2022

Canada’s Fast Track Partnership to Asia: The Republic of Korea

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Bada Bing, Bada Boom: Microsoft Bing’s Chinese Political Censorship of Autosuggestions in North America

May 19, 2022

Citizen Lab researchers analyzed Microsoft Bing’s autosuggestion system for censorship of the names of individuals, finding that, outside of names relating to eroticism, the second largest category of names censored from appearing in autosuggestions were those of Chinese party leaders,...

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The politics of universal health coverage

May 19, 2022

The UN has declared universal health coverage an urgent global goal. Efforts to achieve this goal have been supported by rigorous research on the scientific, technical, and administrative aspects of health systems design. Yet a substantial portion of the world’s...

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Minimal effects from injunctive norm and contentiousness treatments on COVID-19 vaccine intentions: Evidence from three countries

May 17, 2022

Does information about how other people feel about COVID-19 vaccination affect immunization intentions? Along with their co-authors, Peter Loewen and Eric Merkley conducted pre-registered survey experiments in Great Britain (5,456 respondents across three survey waves from September 2020 – February...

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Digital Transnational Repression and Host States’ Obligation to Protect Against Human Rights Abuses

May 13, 2022

In October 2018, public research by the Citizen Lab, a research laboratory at the Munk School of Global Affairs and Public Policy at the University of Toronto, documented how a Saudi dissident living in Montreal, Canada, was likely targeted with...

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The Municipal Role in Economic Development

May 9, 2022

New report in IMFG and Urban Policy Lab’s Who Does What series examines the role of municipalities in economic development and innovation, including through the different perspectives of large, mid-sized, and small cities. Read the report. 

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Ontario 360 Transition Briefings 2022 – Big City, Big Divide: How to Reduce Ontario’s Geographic Inequality

May 6, 2022

Economic activity has been highly concentrated in a small number of major cities for the past decade and this has led to various calls for the enactment of policies that can extend economic activity and employment opportunities to broader parts...

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The contribution of students to regional economies: reframing the regional innovation systems approach

May 6, 2022

The role of universities in regional development has grown significantly over the past two decades. One strand of analysis has been that of the university in regional innovation systems (RIS). However, the contribution of university students has largely been neglected....

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Ontario 360 Transition Briefings 2022 – Ontario Needs a Broader and More Coordinated Approach to Innovation Policy

May 3, 2022

Higher levels of innovative activity drive growth in productivity. In particular, productivity growth is linked with higher pay and increased living standards for Ontarians. Yet productivity growth in Ontario has fallen steeply over recent decades, amidst a wider productivity slowdown...

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What’s Needed Now: An Ontario Agenda to Boost Advanced Industries and Intangibles

April 22, 2022

For Ontario to drive more economic growth and higher living standards in the province, it will need to cultivate advanced industries and adjust how it thinks about its innovation infrastructure and ecosystem. Robert Asselin shares how in this Ontario 360...

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