Annual Public Policy Lecture

Public Policy Lecture 2020

Poster: Dr. C. David Naylor poster

“Paying for healthcare, investing in health: Options after COVID-19”

In September 2020, Canada’s premiers requested that the federal government raise its contribution from 22% to 35% of existing provincial/territorial healthcare outlays – the latest episode in six decades of disagreements over how to share the costs of Medicare. Meanwhile, there is pressure on governments to support improved coverage for drugs, dental services, and mental health care. The toll of the COVID-19 epidemic has rekindled debate about funding and regulation of long-term care and nursing homes – and focused attention on social interventions to improve health equity. Dr. Naylor will review the history and consequences of inter-jurisdictional gridlock for both expansion of public cove rage and successful health care reforms. He will also highlight the challenges facing decision-makers and all Canadians as we contemplate investments in healthcare versus new social programs.

Dr. C. David Naylor is co-chair of Canada’s COVID-19 Immunity Task Force, and Professor of Medicine at the University of Toronto where he served as President (2005-13) and Dean of Medicine (1999-2005). Earlier, Dr. Naylor was founding director of clinical epidemiology at Sunnybrook Health Science Centre in Toronto (1990-96), and founding CEO (19 91-98) of Institute for Clinical Evaluative Sciences (ICES). He has co-authored over 300 scholarly publications spanning quantitative methods, medical history, public policy, medical education, and health economics, as well as clinical and health services research in most fields of medicine. Dr. Naylor was a two-term inaugural governor of Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR) (2000-04). His public service also includes chairing three national panels: Canada's review of public health after the 2003 SARS outbreak, the federal advisory panel on healthcare inn ovation (2014-15), and the federal review of support for extramural science and research (2016-17). Dr. Naylor is an Officer of the Order of Canada, Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada and the Canadian Academy of Health Sciences, and an international member of the US National Academy of Medicine.

Thursday, November 12, 2020 at 6:30 p.m.

Co-sponsored by the Office of the Head of McLaughlin College, the School of Public Policy and Administration (SPPA), and its Master of Public Policy, Administration and Law (MMPAL) Program.

Public Policy Lecture 2019

Poster: Beverley McLachlin poster

“The Role of the Constitutional Court in a Modern Democracy”

The lecture will explore the role of the constitutional court in a modern democracy, and, the heightened role of such courts in a federation like Canada. Looking abroad, the lecture will ask what Canada can do to enhance the role of constitutional courts, the rule of law and democracy beyond its borders.

THE RIGHT HONOURABLE BEVERLEY MCLACHLIN served as Chief Justice of Canada from 2000 to mid-December 2017. In June 2018 she was appointed to the Order of Canada as a recipient of its highest accolade, Companion of the Order of Canada. She has received over 35 honorary degrees from universities in Canada and abroad, and numerous other honours and awards. Ms. McLachlin works as an arbitrator and mediator in Canada and internationally. Ms. McLachlin also sits as a Justice of Singapore’s International Commercial Court and the Hong Kong Final Court of Appeal.

Wednesday, October 30, 2019 at 5:30 p.m.
McLaughlin College Junior Common Room
(014 McLaughlin College)

Co-sponsored by the Office of the Head of McLaughlin College, the School of Public Policy and Administration (SPPA), and its Master of Public Policy, Administration and Law (MPPAL) Program.

Public Policy Lecture 2018

Poster: Mario Dion poster

The Federal Approach to Ethics from an Evolutive Perspective- key Milestones, Past and Future
picture of Mario DionMr. Dion will provide an overview of the major steps and causes of the evolution, in the last fifty years, of regimes governing elected and appointed officials at the federal level and will attempt to predict what significant additional refinements should be added in the first half of this century. The speaker will highlight the raison d’ëtre of such measures and the main impacts they have on officials.

MARIO DION was named Conflict of Interest and Ethics Commissioner on January 9, 2018, foll owing a long and distinguished career with the Government of Canada. After graduating with a law degree in 1979, Mr. Dion immediately joined the federal government as legal advisor and after 1988 occupied several senior positions at the Correctional Service of Canada, the Department of Justice and the Privy Council Office before being appointed Deputy Minister of Indian Residential Schools Resolution in 2003, Commissioner for Public Sector Integrity in 2010 and the Chair of Canada’s two largest administrative tribunals.

Thursday, November 29, 2018 at 5:30 p.m.
McLaughlin College Junior Common Room (014 McLaughlin College)

Co-sponsored by the Office of the College Head, McLaughlin College,
the School of Public Policy and Administration (SPPA),
and the Master of Public Policy and Law (MPPAL)

Public Policy Lecture 2016

Poster: sheldon-levy-poster-nov-8_2016rv

How the Funding Formula Can Support the Development of Talent Needed to Drive Ontario's Economy
In the context of Ontario's constrained fiscal situation, as well as rapid changes to the competitive environment, students and employers are calling for changes in higher education. The funding formula review can provide some opportunity for change, but change also requires a shared
understanding of the issues.

SHELDON LEVY is a former Vice-President of York University and the University of Toronto, and President of Sheridan College and Ryerson University. He is now the Deputy Minister of Ontario's Ministry of Advanced Education and Skills Development.

 

Tuesday, November 8, 2016 at 6:30 p.m.
McLaughlin College Junior Common Room (014 McLaughlin College)

Co-sponsored by the Office of the Master, McLaughlin College,
the School of Public Policy and Administration (SPPA),
and the Master of Public Policy and Law (MPPAL)