9 episodes

Danielle Smith is back in the saddle hosting Canada's premier public policy podcast. An initiative of the Fraser Institute, Canada's top think tank, Danielle explores the economy, the environment, health care, government policy, and lots more with in-depth interviews with leading experts from around the world.

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Danielle Smith is back in the saddle hosting Canada's premier public policy podcast. An initiative of the Fraser Institute, Canada's top think tank, Danielle explores the economy, the environment, health care, government policy, and lots more with in-depth interviews with leading experts from around the world.

    Measuring Impact: climate policy, natural disasters, and the role of the energy market in Canada

    Measuring Impact: climate policy, natural disasters, and the role of the energy market in Canada

    Research fellow at the Independent Institute, senior fellow at the Fraser Institute, acclaimed author and economist, Robert Murphy, joins me this week to discuss climate policy, and just how natural disasters are measured in Canada and across the globe. We even discuss energy markets and carbon taxes, and what's the most effective path forward relative to the country's needs.

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    • 1 hr 35 min
    Expanding the Narrative: policy impacts on Aboriginal well-being in Canada

    Expanding the Narrative: policy impacts on Aboriginal well-being in Canada

    Professor emeritus of political science and distinguished fellow at the University of Calgary's School of Public Policy, chair of aboriginal futures at the Frontier Centre for Public Policy, and senior fellow at the Fraser Institute, Tom Flanagan, joins me this week to discuss Aboriginal well-being and how many well-intended policies end up impeding the communities they aim to help. We even discuss government expenditures and the petroleum industry in Canada.

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    • 1 hr 34 min
    Who Makes the Call? The absence of educational choice in Canada

    Who Makes the Call? The absence of educational choice in Canada

    Education expert, senior fellow with the Fraser Institute, and professor emeritus at Western University, Derek J. Allison, shares his views on educational choice, or lack thereof, in Ontario and Canada more broadly. We explore the negative outcomes for students and parents alike, and even compare the school choice models adopted by Canada's neighbours.

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    • 1 hr 35 min
    Who Gets the Short End: The Nuances of Subsidized Daycare in Canada

    Who Gets the Short End: The Nuances of Subsidized Daycare in Canada

    Fraser Institute senior fellow and professor of economics at George Mason University, Vincent Geloso, dives into the specifics of Quebec's experience with subsidized daycare to answer an important question: is this a flawed policy model? We also discuss the impact on mothers, children, daycare business models, and who winds up shouldering the burden.

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    • 1 hr 28 min
    Better Treatment, Better Care: How do we fix Canadian health care and keep it universally accessible?

    Better Treatment, Better Care: How do we fix Canadian health care and keep it universally accessible?

    Health policy expert Nadeem Esmail shares his views on Canada’s long wait lists for medical treatment and the Canada Health Act. We also discuss what Canada could learn from other universally accessible health-care systems around the world, and much more.

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    • 1 hr 26 min
    What's the Best Foot Forward: the economics of climate change in Canada

    What's the Best Foot Forward: the economics of climate change in Canada

    Is a carbon tax the best way to combat emissions in Canada? Ross McKitrick, Professor of Economics at the University of Guelph, joins me to discuss environmental policy in Canada and the oft-ignored economic impact. We also discuss various models of the carbon tax and the limitations of the technology involved.

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    • 1 hr 26 min

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