Past Issues

Volume 3: Fall 2016

In this edition…

Stephanie Klak – “On the Brink of Better Tailings Management: Policy Options in the Aftermath of the Mount Polley Mine Disaster”

Brittany Stares – “Stranded Investors: A Growing Legal Case for Fossil Fuel Divestment by Canadian Public Pension Funds”

Patrick Obendoerfer – “Public Policy and the Safety of Canadian Sex Workers: Lessons from Australia and Sweden”

Lucas Donlevy-Riddall – “The Harms in ‘Protection’: Canada’s Damaging Response to Regulating Sex Work”

Allysa Olding – “Policy Interventions to Reduce Food Insecurity in Nunavut: A Comparison of Contemporary Policies Promoting Access to Healthy and Affordable Food”

Volume 2: Fall 2015

Nathan Platte – “The emergence and evolution of forestry regulation via third party certification in Ontario”

Nathan Platte completed his M.A. in Public Administration, with a concentration in Innovation, Science, and Environment, at the end of August 2015. He holds undergraduate degrees in Political Science (Carleton University, 2013) and Psychology (University of Ottawa, 2010). His current policy interests centre around the psychological and sociological aspects of environmental policy, especially people’s willingness to make trade-offs in transitioning to a sustainable society.

Evangeline Ducas – “Canada’s tainted blood scandal  The rise of the precautionary principle in public health regulation”

1442185360450Evangeline Ducas graduated from Queen’s University in 2012 with a Bachelor of Arts degree, majoring in Political Science. Since moving to Ottawa, she has gained an applied understanding of the need and importance of sound policy and regulation from her time spent in the financial services industry. Evangeline has continued to explore these areas of interest and gained inspiration for her Carleton Perspectives on Public Policy paper when tasked with unraveling one of the most horrific regulatory failures in Canadian history – that of the tainted blood scandal. She is currently entering her second year of the Masters of Public Administration program at Carleton University.

Sasha Hanson-Pastran – “Regulating Canadian mining overseas: Policy options for managing conflict”

1442184482797 Sasha Hanson-Pastran is originally from Estelí, Nicaragua but spent most of her life in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan. She completed an International Studies honours degree in the Latin American Stream at the University of Saskatchewan before coming to Ottawa to study International and Development Policy at Carleton University’s School of Public Policy and Administration. Some of her experience includes: organizing with the Global Day of Climate Action campaign for a fair, ambitious, and binding climate treaty at the UNFCCC Copenhagen Climate Change Conference; collaborating with government officials, educators, parents, children and other stakeholders to develop a Child Protection Policy in Nicaragua while on an internship with the Government of Canada’s Department of Foreign Affairs, Trade and Development; and contributing to the Treasury Board of Canada Secretariat’s international engagement policy by assisting with the coordination of official diplomatic visits to the department. She has an upcoming student exchange in Brazil in 2016 to continue her research on global mining policies.

Zach Hayes – “Milking it for all it’s worth: Assessing key criticisms of Canada’s dairy supply management policies”

Zach+Hayes+Profile+PictureZach Hayes is entering his second year of studies in the Master of Arts in Public Administration program at Carleton University. He graduated from the University of Ottawa with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Philosophy in 2011 and worked as a Program Manager at Motivate Canada, a youth development nonprofit organization, over the course of 3 years. Zach currently works as a Junior Analyst for Industry Canada’s Science and Innovation Sector and chairs the Member Relations Committee of the Young Nonprofit Professionals Network Ottawa. Zach’s work and academic experiences have sparked his interest in trade, science, and food policy.

Stephen Malesevich – “Electrical hazards risk assessment of cyber security in smart grids”

1442772843599Stephen Malesevich is a recent graduate from Carleton University and holds a MA in Sustainable Energy Policy.  Previously, Stephen attained at Bachelor in Environmental Studies and Diploma in Environmental Assessment while studying Environment and Business at the University of Waterloo.  Stephen’s work experience includes positions held in both the public and private sectors, and often have been related to environmental legislation, energy and sustainability.  As a result of his work and academic experiences, Stephen has developed interests in renewable energy, environmental science and environmental policy.  Furthermore, his enthusiasm for information technology sparked his interest smart electrical grids.


Volume 1: Fall 2014

Davide Cargnello – “Accountability in an age of production: Organizational culture and values in the Canadian public service”

1409198172965Davide P. Cargnello is a researcher with interests in ethics, governance and public     affairs. He obtained his doctorate in philosophy from the University of Oxford (Balliol College), where he taught ethics and political theory (Hertford College), and was a postdoctoral fellow in philosophy at McGill University. He recently complete a Master’s in Public Administration at Carleton University, focusing on public management ethics. His paper for Carleton Perspectives on Public Policy was written during his graduate studies at Carleton and draws on his background in political philosophy and in public and institutional ethics. Davide plans to continue widening his understanding of governance issues facing public organizations. He is currently a  senior researcher at the Institute on Governance

Jacob Dicker – “Confronting caligula: Toward an effective ethical infrastructure for local governments in Ontario”

1409198461272Jacob Dicker recently graduated from the School of Public Policy and Administration (SPPA) with a Master of Arts in Public Administration. The inspiration for his article arose while he was enrolled in a course on local government with Dr. Chris Stoney. Before moving to Ottawa in 2012, he studied at Queen’s University, where he earned Bachelor of Arts (Honours) and Master of Arts degrees in History. Jacob currently works for the J.W. McConnell Family Foundation as a Program Officer for the Innoweave program. He also serves as Vice Chair, Corporate Secretariat and Partnerships for the Institute of Public of Administration of Canada in the National Capital Region.

Todd Julie – “The promise and potential of gamification for open dialogue”

1409198679089Todd Julie is an artist turned analyst. After spending his twenties as a freelance illustrator, Todd decided to embrace what Bismark called, ‘the art of the possible’. Either as an M.A. student at Carleton University’s School of Public Policy & Administration or a Junior Analyst at Aboriginal Affairs & Northern Development Canada, he generates creative solutions to wicked problems. The paper on Gamification helped Todd become a finalist in the past years Blueprint 2020 National Student Paper Competition. A refined version of the paper appears in the new journal, Carleton Perspectives on Public Policy.

Matthew Lye – “Of the people, by the people, for the people? Quebec’s Bill 60, representative bureaucracy, and national identity building”

1409199044456Matt Lye just completed his MA in Public Administration with a policy analysis option. In his prior graduate work on an MA in sociology at the University of Waterloo, Matt wrote a thesis on the importance of religious group identity in the context of Canadian multiculturalism. Examining Quebec’s Charter of Values was a natural fit to his interests in diversity and immigration. Currently, Matt works for Employment and Social Development Canada as a junior policy analyst, where he focuses on issues relating to skilled labour and immigration.



Gennifer Stainworth – “The role of Canada’s non-profit sector in emergency management: An analysis of Canada’s provincial and territorial emergency management plans”

1409199492105Gennifer joined the Canadian Armed Forces in 1992, and earned a Bachelor of Mechanical Engineering from the Royal Military College. She travelled to many areas of the world and to all of Canada’s provinces and territories during her 22 years as a military officer. As a volunteer, she continues to feel the spirit and power of Canada’s third sector. Her travels and experiences remind her how privileged we are to live in Canada and how vulnerable humans can be to natural disasters. Now working as a federal public servant and towards a Master of Arts in Public Administration, Gennifer would love to see Public Safety and Emergency Preparedness Canada sponsor a centre of excellence for disaster management in Canada that recognises the synergistic potential of all three sectors.