About the Event

Free one-day student seminar with presentations from leading policy experts, Q & A, and informal discussions. Lunch is included.

When

Saturday, February 10, 2018 - 10:00 am to 4:00 pm
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Where

Le Centre Sheraton Montreal Hotel
1201 Boulevard René-Lévesque West
Montreal, QC H3B 2L7
Contact Name: 
Ryan Hill
Contact Phone: 
416-363-6575 ext. 233

Bus Information

Complimentary return bus service for Ottawa based students. If you wish to register for the bus please indicate so on the registration form.

Departure
7:15 AM – Board bus in Ottawa, Ottawa University
7:30 AM – Depart Ottawa University 
9:45 AM – Arrive at Le Centre Sheraton Montreal Hotel

Return
4:15 PM – Depart from Le Centre Sheraton Montreal Hotel
6:15 PM – Arrive at Ottawa University, Ottawa

Event Pricing

FREE – no costs to attend or register
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About the Event

Free one-day student seminar with presentations from leading policy experts, Q & A, and informal discussions. Lunch is included.

Speakers & Instructors

Professor of Economics, Lakehead University
Presentation Title: Onwards and Upwards: 150 Years of Federal SpendingThis history of the public... more

Presentation Title: Onwards and Upwards: 150 Years of Federal Spending

This history of the public finances of Canada’s federal government from 1867 to 2017 focuses on revenues, expenditures and their composition, as well as deficits and public debt. Over two thirds of federal spending today is now largely a transfer payment to individuals, other governments, or bondholders.  The evolution of the federal government from a producer and provider of public goods and services to a cheque-writing agency is a development that might astound the 19th century founders of Canada.

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Senior Fellow, Fraser Institute
Presentation Title: Why Do So Many Canadians Travel Abroad to Get the Health Care They Need? ... more

Presentation Title: Why Do So Many Canadians Travel Abroad to Get the Health Care They Need? 

If our public health care system is so enviable, as its supporters claim, why are so many Canadians seeking treatment abroad every year? In 2016, an estimated 63,459 Canadians received non-emergency medical treatment outside Canada, based on data gathered through the Fraser Institute’s Waiting Your Turn survey of physicians, and from the Canadian Institute for Health Information, which tracks the numbers of procedures performed in Canada. This presentation examines the issues around access to timely health care.

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Senior Policy Analyst, Fraser Institute
Presentation Title: What’s Up with House Prices? The Economics of Housing Markets in... more

Presentation Title: What’s Up with House Prices? The Economics of Housing Markets in Canada

Rapidly rising housing costs in Canada’s most desirable cities are cause for concern for both potential buyers and renters. This presentation discusses the imbalance between supply and demand, touching on the drivers of each, such as historically low interest rates and municipal red tape entwining all aspects of homebuilding.

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Associate Fellow of Technology Policy, R Street Institute
Presentation Title: The Internet of Threats: The Role of Policymakers in Addressing Cybersecurity... more

Presentation Title: The Internet of Threats: The Role of Policymakers in Addressing Cybersecurity in the IoT

The scale and scope of connected devices that make up the “internet of things” present a unique cybersecurity challenge, as one device’s vulnerability can be a problem for the entire network. With incidents of ransomware, data breaches, and distributed denial-of-service attacks on the rise, cyberspace is now an active warzone. What role can policymakers and other stakeholders play in addressing the consequences of device insecurity in the internet of things?

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Event Testimonials

  • Seminars like this one are a more approachable format to learning more about topics in public policy that otherwise may seem daunting, especially for a student.
    - Saskatoon
  • A thought-provoking experience that will challenge your assumptions and broaden your perspectives.
    - Ottawa
  • Amazing way to spend my Saturday. Very relevant and academic conversations inspiring students to professionally pursue these topics.
    - Calgary

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