Governance and Public Policy in Canada

A View from the Provinces

Author: Michael M. Atkinson,Gregory P. Marchildon,Peter W. B. Phillips,Daniel Béland,Kenneth A. Rasmussen,Kathleen McNutt

Publisher: University of Toronto Press

ISBN: 144260493X

Category: History

Page: 202

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Governance and Public Policy in Canada lays the foundation for a systematic analysis of policy developments, shaped as they are by multiple players, institutional tensions, and governance legacies. Arguing that provinces are now the most central site of governance and policy innovation, the book assesses the role of the provinces and places the provincial state in its broader economic, institutional, social, and territorial context. The aim throughout is to highlight the crucial role of provinces in policy changes that directly affect the lives of citizens. Three key themes unify this book. First, it addresses the role of policy convergence and divergence among provinces. Although the analysis acknowledges enduring differences in political culture and institutions, it also points to patterns of policy diffusion and convergence in specific areas in a number of provinces. Second, the book explores the push and pull between centralization and decentralization in Canada as it affects intergovernmental relations. Third, it underscores that although the provinces play a greater role in policy development than ever before, they now face a growing tension between their expanding policy ambitions and their capacity to develop, fund, implement, manage, and evaluate policy programs. Governance and Public Policy in Canada describes how the provincial state has adapted in the context of these changing circumstances to transcend its limited capacity while engaging with a growing number of civil society actors, policy networks, and intergovernmental bodies.

Public Policy in Canada

An Introduction

Author: Lydia Miljan,Stephen Brooks

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780199025541


Page: 384

View: 538

This seventh edition continues to successfully navigate and examine the changing landscape of public policy in Canada, bringing students the latest developments and in-depth discussions on highly debated topics. The text guides students through fundamental concepts, theories, and approaches topublic policy before taking a deeper look into six principal fields: macroeconomics, social programs, health care, the family, Indigenous peoples, and the environment.

Women & Public Policy in Canada

Neoliberalism and After?

Author: Alexandra Zorianna Dobrowolsky

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA


Category: Political Science

Page: 255

View: 1534

Women and Public Policy in Canada offers a theoretical and topical approach to studying the public policy issues that specifically affect Canadian women. Written by policy experts from across Canada, this contributed text exposes students to various perspectives and a wealth of expertise. Topics such as the environment, healthcare, Aboriginal women, economic policy, anti-violence policy, immigration, and multiculturalism are covered, giving students insight into the most prevalent issuesregarding women and public policy in Canada.

Public Policy in Canada

An Introduction

Author: Lydia Miljan

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 9780195442779

Category: Political Science

Page: 342

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Now in its sixth edition, this classic work continues to chronicle the changing landscape of public policy issues in Canada. Offering essential information in an accessible style, Miljan begins by covering the fundamental concepts, theories, contexts, and approaches to public policy before taking a deeper look in later chapters into six principal fields: macroeconomics, social programs, health, family, Aboriginal peoples, and environmental policy. Featuring the latest data and in-depth discussions on highly debated topics - ranging from the recent global recession and its aftermath to ongoing land-claims disputes to the costs and benefits of 'going green' - this sixth edition provides an informed overview of key political, economic, and social factors that drive public policy-making in Canada.

Interregional Migration and Public Policy in Canada

An Empirical Study

Author: Kathleen M. Day,Stanley Winer

Publisher: McGill-Queen's Press - MQUP

ISBN: 0773587276

Category: Political Science

Page: 432

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Using a unique dataset based on income tax records, authors Kathleen Day and Stanley Winer examine the factors influencing the decision to migrate within Canada, paying special attention to the role of regional variation in the generosity of public policies including unemployment insurance, taxation, and public expenditure. The influence of extraordinary events such as the election of a separatist government in Quebec and the closure of the east coast cod fishery is also considered. They look at why we ought to be concerned about public policies that interfere with market-based incentives to move, provide a wealth of information on interregional differences in public policies and market conditions, and examine what other researchers have discovered about fiscally induced migration, culminating in a discussion of the likely impact of various policy changes on migration and provincial unemployment rates. The authors' assessment of the lessons to be learned from their own and past research on policy-induced migration in Canada will be of interest to students of migration and policy makers alike.

Seeing Red

HIV/AIDS and Public Policy in Canada

Author: Suzanne Hindmarch,Michael Orsini,Marilou Gagnon

Publisher: University of Toronto Press

ISBN: 1487510314

Category: Political Science

Page: 392

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What does it mean to think of HIV/AIDS policy in a critical manner? Seeing Red offers the first critical analysis of HIV/AIDS policy in Canada. Featuring the diverse experiences of people living with HIV, this collection highlights various perspectives from academics, activists, and community workers who look ahead to the new and complex challenges associated with HIV/AIDS and Canadian society. In addition to representing a diversity of voices and perspectives, Seeing Red reflects on historical responses to HIV/AIDS in Canada. Among the specific issues addressed are the over-representation of Indigenous peoples among those living with HIV, the criminalization of HIV, and barriers to health and support services, particularly as experienced by vulnerable and marginalized populations. The editors and contributors seek to show that Canada has been neither uniquely compassionate nor proactive when it comes to supporting those living with HIV/AIDS. Instead, this remains a critical area of public policy, one fraught with challenges as well as possibilities.

Caring for Children

Social Movements and Public Policy in Canada

Author: Rachel Langford,Susan Prentice,Patrizia Albanese

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780774834285

Category: Canada

Page: 258

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"Social inequality. Selective political attention. Insufficient funding and access. Caring for Children provides a comprehensive, interdisciplinary examination of the crisis in care for Canadian children and their caregivers. Couched in the language of choice, government policies on the care of Canadian children over the past decade have favoured professional, nuclear families while doing little to assist children with the greatest needs, including those from low-income, immigrant, and Aboriginal families. This feminist collection explores the politics of the care crisis, drawing on historical and contemporary materials to document policy shifts and associated social movement responses, and using comparative examples from across Canada to illustrate how public policies have both caused and emerged from the crisis. Analyzing the connections between services and programs, the contributors reveal how childcare, parental leave, informal care, live-in caregiver programs, and child tax benefits affect the well-being of Canadian children, caregivers, and families. They explain how social movements are fighting to change contemporary approaches to the care of children and affirm the urgent necessity of questioning Canadian political attitudes and arrangements."--

Political Culture and Public Policy in Canada and the United States

Only a Border Apart?

Author: John C. Pierce

Publisher: Edwin Mellen Press

ISBN: 9780773478978

Category: Political Science

Page: 402

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This text focuses on the shared Pacific West political arena of Washington State and the province of British Columbia, but has many implications for comparison drawn at the national level. Using multiple methodologies, the book reports the results of investigative differences in the two countries, including political cultures and public preferences in three major areas of public policy: native claims, immigration, and forest resource management.

The Chrétien Legacy

Politics and Public Policy in Canada

Author: Lois Harder,Steve Patten

Publisher: McGill-Queen's Press - MQUP

ISBN: 0773560114

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 364

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Contributors include Yasmeen Abu-Laban (Alberta), Caroline Andrew (Ottawa), Gerard W. Boychuk (Waterloo), Kathy Brock (Queen's), Stephen Clarkson (Toronto), David Docherty (Wilfrid Laurier), Alexandra Dobrowolsky (St Mary's), Christina Gabriel (Carleton), Ian Greene (York), Tom Keating (Alberta), Erick Lachapelle (Toronto), Laura MacDonald (Carleton), Michael Murphy (Otago, New Zealand), Steve Patten (Alberta), Michael J. Prince (Victoria), Reg Whitaker (York and Victoria), and Robert Young (Western Ontario).

Anthropology, Public Policy, and Native Peoples in Canada

Author: Noel Dyck,James B. Waldram

Publisher: McGill-Queen's Press - MQUP

ISBN: 0773563717

Category: Social Science

Page: 368

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The essays in Anthropology, Public Policy, and Native Peoples in Canada provide a comprehensive evaluation of past, present, and future forms of anthropological involvement in public policy issues that affect Native peoples in Canada. The contributing authors, who include social scientists and politicians from both Native and non-Native backgrounds, use their experience to assess the theory and practice of anthropological participation in and observation of relations between aboriginal peoples and governments in Canada. They trace the strengths and weaknesses of traditional forms of anthropological fieldwork and writing, as well as offering innovative solutions to some of the challenges confronting anthropologists working in this domain. In addition to Noel Dyck and James Waldram, the contributing authors are Peggy Martin Brizinski, Julie Cruikshank, Peter Douglas Elias, Julia D. Harrison, Ron Ignace, Joseph M. Kaufert, Patricia Leyland Kaufert, William W. Koolage, John O'Neil, Joe Sawchuk, Colin H. Scott, Derek G. Smith, George Speck, Renee Taylor, Peter J. Usher, and Sally M. Weaver.

Canadian Public Policy

Selected Studies in Process and Style

Author: Michael Howlett

Publisher: University of Toronto Press

ISBN: 1442699140

Category: Political Science

Page: 240

View: 5499

Studies of public policy in Canada are traditionally narrow, focusing on a particular policy area or jurisdiction without giving consideration to the significant procedural commonalities that can be identified across the public policy spectrum. Canadian Public Policy provides the first comprehensive, theoretically informed, empirical evaluation of the development of public policy in Canada. It represents the culmination of a fifteen-year program of large-scale primary research into Canadian policy-making by Michael Howlett, an internationally recognized public policy expert. Each of the chapters investigates one stage of the policy process – including agenda setting, policy formulation, decision-making, policy implementation, and policy evaluation – in the Canadian context. The volume is book-ended by an introductory section setting out the logic of the policy cycle model, and a conclusion summarizing the research program and results. Investigating how Canadian experiences can inform and contribute to existing policy models, this unique volume will be a fixture in the Canadian public policy literature for years to come.

Canada and Immigration

Public Policy and Public Concern

Author: Freda Hawkins

Publisher: McGill-Queen's Press - MQUP

ISBN: 9780773506336

Category: History

Page: 476

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Canada and Immigration is a portrait of Canadian immigration since the end of the Second World War. It is an important record and analysis of immigration policies, laws, and methods of management during this period, as well as an account of the attitudes and beliefs of the politicians and officials who developed and managed this area of public policy. It is the first study to considers all aspects of Canadian immigration and pays as much attention to management and the problems facing immigration managers as it does to immigration policy and policy makers.

Women's Organizing and Public Policy in Canada and Sweden

Author: Linda Briskin,Mona Eliasson

Publisher: McGill-Queen's Press - MQUP

ISBN: 0773567895

Category: Social Science

Page: 408

View: 4633

Women's Organizing and Public Policy in Canada and Sweden highlights the impact of women's organizing on the framing and implementing of public policy, the reconstituting of discourse, and the practices of unions, political parties, and the state. It examines the strategies women have used to organize themselves as a vocal and politicized constituency. In so doing, it stretches definitions of organizing and of political practice, politicizes the social and the private, and expands conceptions of agency. Comparing Sweden and Canada allows the mechanisms at work in each society to emerge more clearly, challenging what is often taken for granted. Contributors include Christina Bergqvist (Uppsala, Sweden), Linda Briskin, Barbara Cameron (York, Canada), Marianne Carlsson (Uppsala, Sweden), Rebecca Priegert Coulter (University of Western Ontario, Canada), Mona Eliasson, Georgina Feldberg (York, Canada), Sue Findlay (private scholar, Canada), Lena Gonäs (National Institute for Working Life, Sweden), Wuokko Knocke (National Institute for Working Life, Sweden), Catharina Landström (Linkoping, Sweden), Colleen Lundy (Carleton, Canada), Rianne Mahon (Carleton, Canada), Chantal Maillé (Concordia, Canada), Roxana Ng (Ontario Institute for Studies in Education, Canada), Becki Ross (University of British Columbia, Canada), Lena Wängnerud (Göteborg, Sweden), and Inga Wernersson (Göteborg, Sweden).