About the Event
Free one-day student seminar with presentations from leading policy experts, Q & A, and informal discussions. Lunch is included.
Speakers & Instructors
Presentation Title: Canada Health Act: Defender of Medicare or Barrier to Reform and Innovation?
The Canada Health Act has been called both the defender of universal access health care and a barrier to health policy reform and innovation. Which is true? And how does the Canada Health Act accomplish this? Join Nadeem Esmail in a discussion about the Canada Health Act’s role in shaping provincial health care policy. Learn which policies are permissible under the letter of the Canada Health Act and which ones would run afoul of its myriad rules, regulations, and interpretations.close
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 both for potential buyers and renters. This presentation discusses the current imbalance between supply and demand, touching on the drivers of each, including historically low interest rates and municipal red tape entwining all aspects of homebuilding.
Presentation Title: Hayek, the Rule of Law, and the Duty to Consult Aboriginal Peoples
Nobel Prize-winning economist F.A. Hayek made significant contributions to our understanding of how the rule of law protects individual expectations and facilitates economic coordination. This presentation will outline some of Hayek’s ideas and explore their relevance to contemporary disputes over Aboriginal rights.