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Business Plays a Key Role in Shaping Regulation
The relationship between business ethics and regulation is complex. The role of MNCs in shaping regulation is growing. MNCs in emerging economies need to take an active approach in shaping their regulatory environments.
Governments Must Do More to Involve Local Electricity Distribution Companies in Promoting Conservation
Local Distribution Companies can to play a greater role in the design and delivery of conservation demand management programs (CDMs), but need a framework of more stable and comprehensive policies and institutional ...
Is There an Emerging Chinese Model of the University?
The new Chinese model of the university sees the university as the state’s educational and research arm for national development. The model, which is increasing in global influence, has both flaws and advantages for China ...
NAFTA Weakens Regulatory Power of Governments
NAFTA creates a situation where governments have less power to intervene on issues such as obesity, hunger, and public health. This is likely to benefit only the privileged sector of society and harm low-income citizens.
China's Automotive Modernization and Strategic Industrial Policy
The fast modernization of China’s automotive industry was made possible by a strategic industrial policy of the Chinese government. It pushed foreign automakers to transfer large amounts of capital and technology to China, ...
The Transition from "Mother-Carer" to "Mother-Worker"
Ontario’s welfare-to-work policy was not shaped by neoliberal reform alone. It was influenced by ideas on “good” mothering, and imposed these values into policy.
Mass Media Can Be an Unfair Space to Engage Public Debate
Mass media, including newspapers, are a popular forum for deliberative democracy. However, there needs to be some caution with the media. They should offer a fair and balanced space for public debate on issues like our ...
Reconciling Aboriginal Peoples with the Rest of Canada Through Engagement
Aboriginal reconciliation is an important goal. But litigation and negotiation are slow, difficult processes. Increasing Aboriginal engagement in voting and land claim negotiations is also a difficult task, but efforts at ...
Firefighters Don't Have a Leg Up in Labour Relations - They Have a Ladder
Firefighters, as public safety workers, are privileged compared to public care workers like nurses. But they haven’t been unaffected by neoliberal policies. These policies have increased their work and put them at odds ...
Physicians Can Impact Policy That Supports Children's Health
Canada is a liberal welfare state. It favours the needs of the individual over the needs of the community. Policymakers need to enact public policy that improves the living conditions that impact the health of children. ...