Standing Open Invitations

Point - Counter-point

While our staff, volunteers, stakeholders and partners are barred from influencing our authors, they are also free to disagree with them. Northern Policy Institute exists to promote informed, respectful, evidence-based debate about policy solutions for and from Northern Ontario. We have a standing open invitation to those who disagree with a paper or report to submit a counter argument, based on evidence, for consideration for publication. But the terms are the same for the counter-point as they were for the “point:” it has to pass through our double-blind peer review and be accepted by the readers for publication.

Research if Necessary – but not necessarily research

Northern Policy Institute is very aware of the scope and quality of work being done around the globe on issues that have direct implications to the quality and sustainability of our communities. We invite anyone who has commissioned or written a report on issues of relevance to Northern Ontario to submit it for republication on our website.

Data and Measurement

As with research and analysis, there are any number of organizations collecting, producing or using measures of economic, social and environmental sustainability or growth in Northern Ontario. We invite those in need of particular data to contact us so that we can ask the experts known to us if the data exists already or whether it can be collected going forward. We similarly invite those who collect or have data about Northern Ontario to let us know what they have and we invite them to allow us to share it with others in or interested in the north. We make this invitation to anyone doing direct measurement, primary interviewing (polls and surveys) or secondary (targeted or drill down) analysis of larger data sets.


If you have any questions, please contact us


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