Crowdfunding and Charitable Giving: The Donation-Based Model

(Disponible en français : Le financement participatif et les dons caritatifs : le modèle basé sur les dons) This is the second in a series of two articles. Crowdfunding – a practice in which many entities make small contributions through the Internet and social media – is an increasingly popular way for citizens, businesses and…

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Disclosing and Reviewing Parliamentarians’ Expenses: International Perspectives

Alex Smith Economics, Resources and International Affairs Division (Aussi disponible en francais : Divulgation et examen des dépenses des parlementaires : perspective internationale) To help parliamentarians fulfill their responsibilities, they receive public funds, which allow them to hire staff, travel to and from their constituencies and pay various costs related to their duties. In Canada, the…

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Ebola: The Disease, Canadian Government Interventions, and Economic Impacts

Raphaëlle Deraspe Economics, Resources and International Affairs Division (Aussi disponsible en français : Ebola : La maladie, les interventions du gouvernement canadien et les répercussions économiques) The Ebola epidemic in West Africa has been described by the World Health Organization (WHO) as “the largest and most complex Ebola outbreak since the Ebola virus was first…