Mel Cappe is a professor in the Munk School of Global Affairs and Public Policy, University of Toronto. He was the 18th Clerk of the Privy Council and the 7th president of the Institute for Research on Public Policy.


Health and disease are issues of national security

When government assesses threats to security and our capacity to address them, we look to intelligence. There are many dimensions of such intelligence, such as cyber, border, transportation, international and public health security. In 2004, the …

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The role of scientists in policymaking

This week, Policy Options magazine released a collection of articles as part of a special feature entitled “Science, Technology and Public Policy.”  The feature enabled several policy leaders to share their views on the role …

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