November 23, 2022

IRPP: Race and Policy Making in Canada

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The Institute for Research on Public Policy held a gala at the National Arts Centre in Ottawa to celebrate its 50th anniversary.

The gala began with a panel discussion on race and policy-making in Canada, moderated by Carleton University’s Carty chair in journalism, diversity and inclusion studies, Nana aba Duncan. She is joined by:

  • Debra Thompson, associate professor of political science and Tier 2 Canada research chair in racial inequality in democratic societies, McGill University
  • Akwasi Owusu-Bempah, professor, department of sociology, University of Toronto and senior fellow and board chair, Massey College
  • Sabreena Delhon, executive director of the Samara Centre for Democracy

Watch the full panel discussion here.

This panel explored the potential of policymaking to change embedded forms of racial inequality and the steps we need to take to get there.