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  • The Demand Side of the Prostitution Industry: An Analysis of Clients' Attitudes towards Women in Prostitution 

    Vaknin, Eden; Vaknin, Eden (Graduate Studies, The School of Public Policy, University of Calgary, 2017-09-03)
    On July, 2017, the Ministerial Committee for Legislation in Israel approved a law designed to criminalize the purchase of prostitution services. The suggested law imposes a fine of 1250 NIS (440 CAD)1 on first-time offenders ...
  • Towards a New Canadian Trade Strategy in Asia? 

    Wong, Jeremy (Graduate Studies, The School of Public Policy, University of Calgary, 2017-09-08)
    In response to the rising economic importance of the Asia-Pacific region, the Canadian government has often expressed the intent to develop increased trade ties with countries in Asia. In this Capstone, a Canadian trade ...
  • Understanding and Implementing Concussion Policy in Alberta 

    Wittevrongel, Krystle (Graduate Studies, The School of Public Policy, University of Calgary, 2017-08-21)
    Rates of concussion-related emergency room visits in Alberta have risen exponentially over the past decade, with visit rates highest among youth. Adolescents and youth suffering from concussions tend to have more complicated ...
  • What is best for Canada? An Analysis of the Regulation of E-commerce through Multilateral Trade Agreements 

    Whittaker, Brittney (Graduate Studies, The School of Public Policy, University of Calgary, 2017-09-14)
    The use of the internet has grown drastically worldwide since the late 1990s. Increasingly the internet is being used to engage in electronic commerce (e-commerce), especially trade across borders. As this is a relatively ...
  • A Tale of Two Provinces: An Analysis of the Implementation of the Harmonized Sales Tax in British Columbia and Ontario 

    Thorvaldson, Braden; Thorvaldson, Braden (Graduate Studies, The School of Public Policy, University of Calgary, 2017-09-07)
    This paper analyzes the question of which conditions need to be present to increase the likelihood of passing economic or tax reform legislation. This is important because in many cases, the world now is very different ...
  • Evaluating For-Profit Ridesharing Regulations in Canada 

    Thompson, Austin (Graduate Studies, The School of Public Policy, University of Calgary, 2017-09-12)
    The proliferation of smart phones with access to mobile data has revolutionized the for-hire transportation industry. New for-profit ridesharing firms offer taxi-style services by connecting paying passengers to a network ...
  • Universal Prescription Drug Coverage: Rethinking Outpatient Pharmaceutical Provision in Alberta 

    Rosser, Patrick (Graduate Studies, The School of Public Policy, University of Calgary, 2017-09-18)
    For years, healthcare researchers and economists have explored and expounded the advantages of implementing a national Pharmacare program in Canada. Yet, the federal government has resisted or ignored the arguments presented ...
  • Urban Drilling: Best Practices for Urban Oil and Gas Wells in Alberta 

    Peterson, Kristy (Graduate Studies, The School of Public Policy, University of Calgary, 2017-09-05)
    Recent urban drilling projects in Alberta have met substantial opposition from municipal governments and members of communities within close proximity to the developments. Alberta policymakers only appear to acknowledge ...
  • Beyond Supply Side Fixes: Reducing Magnetic Resonance Imaging Wait Times in Alberta 

    Perrin, Vanessa (Graduate Studies, The School of Public Policy, University of Calgary, 2017-09-11)
    Canadian healthcare is plagued by long wait times, especially in magnetic resonance imaging (MRI). Provinces have attempted a variety of policy responses to this issue over the years with minimal success. Most attempts ...
  • Family Planning and Healthcare Provider Practice Patterns in Alberta: Are They Aligned With the Ready 

    Paul, Dhwani; Paul, Dhwani (Graduate Studies, The School of Public Policy, University of Calgary, 2017-09-14)
    Prenatal care is characterized by the delivery of education and services related to the health of mothers and babies. It is comprised of preconception care and family planning education that includes consultations on methods ...

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