In the second edition of the Public Policy section of the Manitoba Law Journal, nine articles cover a broad range of public policy issues facing the province of Manitoba. Topics include infrastructure policy, poverty policy, balanced budget legislation, justice policy and labour market policy. At the launch we heard from some of the authors on recent developments in their policy areas and to learn more about the public policy landscape in the province. In this video, Dr. Karine Levasseur (Editor of the Public Policy Section of the Manitoba Law Journal: Underneath the Golden Boy & Associate Professor in Political Studies at the University of Manitoba) discusses the creation of the journal and her article, Continued Instability in Manitoba: Deficits, Taxes, Elections, and Resetting Government.
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Daniel Griswold is the former director of the Herbert A. Stiefel Center for Trade Policy Studies at the Cato Institute in Washington, D.C, and the author of the new Cato book, Mad about Trade: Why Main Street America Should Embrace Globalization. Since joining Cato in 1997, Mr. Griswold has authored major studies on globalization, trade, and immigration. He’s written articles for major newspapers, appeared on CNBC, C-SPAN, CNN, PBS, and Fox News, and testified before House and Senate committees. Earlier in his career, Mr. Griswold was editorial page editor of a daily newspaper, the Colorado Springs Gazette, and a congressional press secretary. He holds a bachelor’s degree in journalism from the University of Wisconsin at Madison and a diploma in economics and a master’s degree in the Politics of the World Economy from the London School of Economics. Since 2012 Griswold has been president of the National Association of Foreign Trade Zones.