Category Government policy

Briefly: Academic morality and DACA

The Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program has recently come under threat. An Obama-era program, it allows undocumented immigrants who came to the United States as children to apply for renewable permits to work and go to school in the States. Essentially, it hedges against the prospect of an undocumented immigrant being utterly denied […]

Discussions on a National Food Policy for Canada

I wrote a blog post for the Food Law and Policy Conference, on the a lunch-time plenary discussing the relevance of a national food policy in Canada. Text below. “Over a delicious meal of marinated tofu, mashed potatoes and steamed vegetables, I learned about some exciting projects going on across the country, some facts about […]

Introducing Dalhousie’s Food Law and Policy Conference

This is a few weeks out of date by now, but I wrote a short preview of the Food Law conference for the Dalhousie Gazette: “One of the purposes of the Food Law and Policy Conference is to answer that question: ‘What is food law?’” Jamie Baxter explained to me in his office. Baxter is […]

Japan’s aging: perceptions and interpretations of economy

I came across a National Post article a few weeks ago on Japan’s aging crisis and its economic impacts. As you may know, a significant chunk of Japan’s population are seniors, and the combination of low birth-rates and longer life expectancies are exacerbating this trend. In the article, John Ivison describes Japan as having the highest […]