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WINNING STUDENT ESSAYS ADDRESS POLICY PRIORITIES FOR CANADA debt


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WINNING STUDENT ESSAYS ADDRESS POLICY PRIORITIES FOR CANADA debt

Montreal – The Institute for Research on Public Policy (IRPP) today published on its Web site the winning essays for 2012-13 in the annual Canadian Priorities Agenda student essay competition. Held every year as part of the University of Toronto’s Masters in Public Policy program, this year’s winners are Fardowsa Hashi and Linda Friis Petersen.In the capstone seminar students take on the role of judges and write papers proposing a policy agenda based on a broad menu of options. The winners of the 2013 competition advance the position that for Canada, as a small, open economy, the basis of economic growth is globalization. They both make the case for diversifying trade toward Asia.


By IRPP, Canada


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IRPP APPOINTS ARI VAN ASSCHE AND ROBERT WOLFE AS RESEARCH FELLOWS debt


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IRPP APPOINTS ARI VAN ASSCHE AND ROBERT WOLFE AS RESEARCH FELLOWS debt

The Institute for Research on Public Policy (IRPP) is pleased to announce the appointment of Ari Van Assche and Robert Wolfe as research fellows. In these roles, they will support the IRPP’s Art of the State research initiative on the future of Canada’s trade policy. “We are thrilled to work with Ari, who is one of the country’s brightest young economists and has a vibrant research agenda on the emerging phenomenon of global value chains. He has considerable knowledge of East Asian economies — particularly that of China” said Graham Fox, IRPP President and CEO.


By IRPP, Canada


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The Impact of Precarious Legal Status on Immigrants' Economic Outcomes debt


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The Impact of Precarious Legal Status on Immigrants' Economic Outcomes debt

The incorporation of immigrants into Canadian economic life is a complex process with longterm consequences for immigrant workers, their families and Canadian society as a whole. This study calls for a reframing of the study of immigrant economic incorporation to pay closer attention to the relationship between migration status, legal status trajectories and employment outcomes, measured by job quality and not just by employment rates and earnings.


By IRPP, Canada


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Foreign Direct Investment and the National Interest: A Way Forward debt


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Foreign Direct Investment and the National Interest: A Way Forward debt

The federal government's effective rejection of BHP Billiton's bid for Saskatchewan's Potash Corporation in 2010 was seen as a flashpoint in the recent evolution of the Investment Canada Act (ICA), which many hoped would lead to greater clarity in the rules of the game for foreign direct investment (FDI). But uncertainty persists and, with the introduction of provisions such as "exceptional" circumstances, new questions have been raised. While the federal government has undertaken measures to address specific gaps in the ICA, it has done so without conducting a more general reassessment of the overall policy regime.>


By IRPP, Canada


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