About the Event
Our Explore Public Policy Issues seminars are back! These post-secondary student seminars are a perfect networking opportunity for students interested in economics, political science, business and public policy, though students of all backgrounds are welcome! Join us in downtown Vancouver for a day full of informative and thought-provoking presentations from top scholars, a lively Q&A and peer-to-peer discussion. A light breakfast and lunch are provided alongside complimentary beverages. Please arrive before 10:00am PT to check-in. Registration is free for students.
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Speakers & Instructors
Unleashing Market Forces to Transform Canadian Education
Though taxpayers are spending more and more on government public schools, where most Canadian kids are educated, student achievement in reading, math and science has dropped. How can provincial governments use market forces to expand innovation in education and give every child the opportunity to attend a school that helps them thrive?close
Canadian Carbon Tax: Economic Impacts of a $170 Carbon Tax in Canada
The federal government’s emission reduction plan includes a $170-per-tonne carbon tax to be phased in over 7 years. Elmira Aliakbari delves into a comprehensive assessment of Canada's carbon pricing plan and its implications.close
Do Canadians Want Socialism? Preferences and Realities.
Recent polling reveals that many young Canadians view socialism as being the best economic model for their country, as do many young people in the U.K., Australia and the U.S. While traditional socialism, whereby government controls the economy, receives some support from survey respondents, the favoured socialist model is the welfare state closely linked by many politicians to the Nordic countries, particularly Sweden and Denmark. In fact, popular perspectives of Sweden and Denmark as being socialist states are seriously mistaken, and their actual economic model would arguably not be popular with most Canadians who seem to favour that model.close
Harmonizing Nature and Markets: Exploring the Tenets of Free Market Environmentalism
In an era of pressing environmental challenges and evolving economic paradigms, a compelling approach emerges that reconciles conservation goals with market principles: Free Market Environmentalism. Join Dr. Anderson to discuss how to achieve both ecological sustainability and economic prosperity.close