MEDIA COMMENTARIES AND INTERVIEWS

In an effort to communicate our research with the general public, I have regularly interacted with the popular media. On this page, I have noted columns I've written and some interviews with the media. For those working in the media and seeking commentary - I am usually happy to talk about things I know, during the day, and appreciate questions in advance.

IRPP Policy Options Blog

In 2015 I started blogging with the Institute for Research on Public Policy's Policy Options. Posts are quite informal and often refer to something that just happened to cross my desk that morning.

Gender equity and 100 years of income taxes May 13, 2016.

Employment equity policies in 2016 March 7, 2016.

Don't fear the baby boomer. February 11, 2016.

Who cares about poverty? September 17, 2015.

Lifting seniors out of poverty September 2, 2015.

The demise of the male breadwinner, and his pension June 29, 2015.

Horribly unsatisfactory employment trends May 12, 2015.

Universal benefits: are they worth it? May 4, 2015.

On the 'typical' family in Budget 2015 April 22, 2015

Who wants to work part-time? March 24, 2015

Puzzling: Ontario men and women and full-time employment March 17, 2015

Please define precarious March 5, 2015

Published commentaries and such

CPP: A smaller paycheque today is a good thing for Canadians tomorrow Globe and Mail, June 21, 2016 (also in print).

What the Liberal victory could mean for your pension plan. Globe and Mail, October 24, 2015. In print version as "The pension race is on, yes, but pace yourself."

Why is Ottawa giving me a child care benefit I don’t need? Globe and Mail, October 14, 2014.

Six questions Ontario must answer before it starts a pension plan Globe and Mail, July 11, 2014.

Would you want to be in your mother's shoes? Policy Options, May 2014 Issue.

No easy answer to underemployment of twentysomething men Globe and Mail, March 21, 2014.

A simple feasible way to expand CPP (with Kevin Milligan), Globe and Mail, December 12, 2013

Published commentaries - Economy Lab at the Globe and Mail

No need for universities to become job-specific skills trainers, September 9, 2013.

Raise a child for $4,500 a year? They're counting dollars, not making sense August 22, 2013 (print version of G&M on August 23, 2013)

Dual-income households subsidizing single-earner families, April 29, 2013.

Ottawa's child care tax deduction is out of touch with reality, April 10, 2013.

Think today's youth joblessness is unprecedented? Think again. February 5, 2013.

Ottawa should follow Quebec if it wants more rural doctors, August 22, 2012

How CPP reforms will affect your nest egg (with Kevin Milligan and Alex Laurin), June 13, 2012.

Closing penitentiaries is not in taxpayers' best interests, May 2, 2012

How the budget will affect public service retirements, April 2, 2012.

How Ontario's budget hurts its poorest citizens, March 28, 2012.

Let's inject some creativity into retirement policies, February 23, 2012.

Why borrowing for RRSPs could be a money loser, February 16, 2012.

Do the math before changing tax credits for charity, January 17, 2012.

Canada's jobs recovery: Unbalanced at best, January 11, 2012.

Are all public sector workers really overpaid? December 16, 2011.

Small changes to daycare policy has big impact on jobs, November 25, 2011.

'We are the 30%' a better chant for Canadian protesters, October 19, 2011.

Interviews, comments and other media attention

Globe and Mail - July 13, 2016 - Little Benefit for many Canadian workers from CPP reforms: report.

National Post - June 20, 2016 - Stephen Gordon: When it comes to pension reform, don’t try to fix what isn’t broken

Globe and Mail - June 18, 2016 - CPP Reform: a pension plan for the next generation" Ian MacGugan

The Cord - March 16, 2016 - Gender parity problems most prevalent in economics Erika Ymana.

CBC news online - February 10, 2016 - CPP reform is needed, say groups representing younger, older Canadians

National Post Full Comment - February 2, 2016 - Ontario pension plan not about ‘helping’ retirees, but financing infrastructure Andrew Coyne.

Globe and Mail - January 19, 2016 - Ontario’s proposed pension plan is just a notion with major holes William Robson.

Toronto Star - January 15, 2016 - There’s No XY in team: Study suggests women in academia get less credit than male co-authors Robin Levinson King.

Financial Post - December 21, 2016 - Expand CPP, but modestly Normal Neilson.

Macleans - December 9, 2015 - The most important charts for the Canadian economy in 2016. Jason Kirby.

Global News - September 22, 2015 - Your election questions: Pharmacare, terrorism, and neglected singles. Anna Mehler Paperny.

CTV News - July 30, 2015 - Baloney Meter Jordon Press.

Global news - July 13, 2015 - Who benefits from Canada’s Universal Child Care benefit? Anna Mehler Paperny.

Globe and Mail - May 28, 2015 - Sounds like 'schmelection': The CPP reform charade . Research cited.

National Post, Full comment - May 27, 2015 - Andrew Coyne: Whether voluntary or mandatory, there is no need to expand the CPP research cited.

National Post View - May 5, 2015 - The Ontario Retirement Pension Plan Act — a costly, unneeded plan research cited.

CBC Radio One, Kitchener-Waterloo - April 30, 2015 Morning news - Discussed pay equity in Ontario universities.

CBC Radio One, Kitchener-Waterloo - April 20, 2015, 7:50am - Discussed gender wage gaps, live radio.

570 News, The Eric Drozd Show - April 14, 2015, 1pm - Gender Pay Gaps Live radio interview.

Globe Advisor - March 6, 2015 - The trouble behind Canada's job growth Tavia Grant, Bill Curry, David Kennedy.

Globe and Mail - January 23, 2015 - Ottawa failing to include First Nations in key employment data, Joe Friesen (front page in print version).

BNN - live interview, July 11, 2014 - Discussing the ORPP plans Six Questions...

Maclean's - May 21, 2014 - referred to my UCCB research in Why child benefits matter—and why they need reform by Kevin Milligan.

CBC Radio, Ottawa - May 5, 2014 - Live interview with host Stu Mills, All in a Day, on challenges for Ontario Registered Pension Plan proposal.

National Post, Full Comment - May 2, 2014 Andrew Coyne: The Ontario Liberals have invented a crisis with proposed pension plan rollout

CTV Kitchener News - May 1, 2014 What recession? We're spending more than we have in years

CTV Kitchener News - April 30, 2014 - Canadian middle class better off than American counterparts: report by David Imrie

The Record - April , 2014 Art Exhibit misses the real story about jobs by Peter Shawn Taylor

Globe and Mail - March 5, 2014 - Simple CPP reform would help retirees most, study finds by Janet McFarland

Huffington Post - February 28,2014 - Boomers Not Causing Rise In Youth Unemployment by Romina Maurino, The Canadian Press
   Also in Winnipeg Free Press: Job market can accommodate Boomers working longer and youths starting out
   Montreal Gazette: Job market can accommodate Boomers working longer and youths starting out
   CTV News: Boomers hanging onto jobs aren't blocking younger workers: study
   and others

Macleans - February 12, 2014 - Backing away from income splitting

Globe and Mail - February 11, 2014 - Budget 2014: Economy Lab's wish list

Globe and Mail - October 15, 2013 - The Throne Speech: An Economy Lab wish list by David Parkinson.

Globe and Mail - September 11, 2013 - The wealth of the nations: A snapshot of what Canadians earn

CTV - Kitchener, August 9, 2013 - Disappointing job numbers for July

The Hill Times, May 13, 2013. Canadians working longer

National Post - Sexonomics: In love and sex, it's economics — not romance — at the root of major relationship decisions, February 8, 2013.

The Record - How do these boomers manage such soft landings?, March 31, 2012.

CTV Investigates - Careers and Gender, January 31 and February 2, 2012