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North of 60: CIGI releases special report on Canadian Arctic policy

Thursday, 29 September 2016
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Today the Centre for International Governance Innovation (CIGI) released North of 60: Toward a Renewed Canadian Arctic Agenda, a special report that outlines a framework for a Canadian Arctic strategy.

Public unaware of true cost of personal data breaches

Thursday, 22 September 2016
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22 September 2016 (Waterloo, Ontario) – At a time when millions of people’s personal information can be exposed by a single data breach, as was recently the case with the breach of Dropbox that exposed personal information on upwards of 68 million account holders, a new global survey finds that a substantial majority—73 percent—of citizens in 24 countries have never actually been notified that their information has been compromised due to a data breach.

Immigration is a net economic benefit – this is a story Canada should build on

Wednesday, 14 September 2016
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Too often, immigration to Canada is viewed as a cost to our society, rather than as a net benefit. But research has found that immigrants are an enormous benefit to Canadian prosperity and this part of our story needs to be told now more than ever.

Resurrecting Globalization in the Upcoming G20

Wednesday, 31 August 2016
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I never finished Globalization and its Discontents, the book that made Joseph Stiglitz a cult hero of the political left. I was sympathetic to the thesis that the Washington Consensus served one group of people (American and European corporations and their shareholders) at the expense of another group (workers and farmers in developing countries). But Stiglitz was too much of a firebrand for my taste, so I set the book aside with the intention of returning to it at some point. That was more than a decade ago and I have yet to so.

Expert from Canadian Think-Tank: G20 Summit is the perfect platform for China advocates its ideas on global economic governance

Sunday, 28 August 2016
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CIGI G20 expert Alex He stated at the recent launch of his book (The Dragon’s Footprints: China in the Global Economic Governance System under the G20 Framework) that "through its [China's] participation in G20 summits and its playing a significant role in global efforts to fight the global financial crisis in 2008, China has taken the 'centre stage' of global economic governance, and increased efforts to work through key institutions in global economic governance.

Following the Dragon’s Footprints: CIGI releases new book on China & the G20

Wednesday, 24 August 2016
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25 August 2016 – As China prepares to host its first Group of 20 (G20) Summit in Hangzhou, a new book from Centre for International Governance Innovation (CIGI) Chinese foreign policy expert Alex He takes a close look at the country’s rise to become one of the most active and influential players in global economic governance.

The Governance Games

Monday, 22 August 2016
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Project Syndicate Staff
There was a time when the Olympic Movement was viewed as an almost perfect reflection of a shining ideal: a global commons and a global common good. But the International Olympic Committee’s stunning fall from grace is hardly unique: governments of all types are held in low esteem nowadays.

A report on the IMF’s work in Europe exposes raw nerves over the handling of Greece

Wednesday, 3 August 2016
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It remains difficult to have a calm discussion about the Greece. Just look at the reaction to the release on July 28 of the Independent Evaluation Office of the IMF’s review of the handling the European debt crisis. Ambrose Evans-Pritchard of the Daily Telegraph called the IEO's conclusions a “lacerating verdict” on the IMF’s management of the “most damaging episode in the history of the Bretton Woods institutions.” Ian Talley of the Wall Street Journal said the watchdog’s report “gives credence to some of the fund’s harshest critics.” The Financial Times called the assessment “damning.”

Statement by Asia-Pacific experts on South China Sea arbitration ruling

Tuesday, 12 July 2016
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Experts at the Centre for International Governance Innovation in Waterloo, Ontario, released the following statement today in reaction to the Permanent Court of Arbitration’s ruling in the case brought by the Republic of the Philippines against the People’s Republic of China regarding maritime claims in the South China Sea.

CETA is moving forward in spite of challenges

Wednesday, 6 July 2016
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After a lull since the publication of the final text of the Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement (CETA) between Canada and the European Union (EU) at the end of February, CETA is now back in the news.
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