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

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.

Women & Public Policy in Canada

Neoliberalism and After?

Author: Alexandra Zorianna Dobrowolsky

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA


Category: Political Science

Page: 255

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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,Stephen Brooks

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780199025541


Page: 384

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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.

Caring for Children

Social Movements and Public Policy in Canada

Author: Rachel Langford,Patrizia Albanese,Susan Prentice

Publisher: UBC Press

ISBN: 0774834315

Category: Social Science

Page: 272

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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. The contributors explore the complex issues surrounding caring for children, analyzing the connections between services and programs to reveal how childcare, parental leave, informal care, live-in caregiver programs, and child tax benefits affect the well-being of Canadian children and their families. They affirm the necessity of questioning political attitudes and arrangements, and ask what social movements can do to promote positive change in approaches to the care of children.

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).

Interregional Migration and Public Policy in Canada

An Empirical Study

Author: Kathleen M. Day,Stanley Winer

Publisher: McGill-Queen's Press - MQUP

ISBN: 0773537449

Category: Political Science

Page: 408

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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.

Women's Organizing and Public Policy in Canada and Sweden

Author: Linda Briskin,Mona Eliasson

Publisher: McGill-Queen's Press - MQUP

ISBN: 077351855X

Category: Political Science

Page: 384

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Contributors to this volume explore women's organizing and public policy in two northern welfare states - Canada and Sweden. They analyse the gender implications of some key areas of public policy and compare strategic interventions organized by women to challenge and reconstruct these policies. These articles seek to understand the constraints and possibilities provided by the institutional, political, and discursive contexts in both Sweden and Canada, while making women's agency visible.

Canada and Immigration

Public Policy and Public Concern

Author: Freda Hawkins,Institute of Public Administration of Canada

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.

Seeing Red

HIV/AIDS and Public Policy in Canada

Author: Suzanne Hindmarch,Michael Orsini,Marilou Gagnon

Publisher: University of Toronto Press

ISBN: 1487520093

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 392

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Featuring the diverse experiences of people living with HIV, Seeing Red highlights various perspectives from academics, activists, and community workers who think ahead to the new and complex challenges associated with the condition.

Choosing our future

adult education and public policy in Canada

Author: Frank Cassidy,Ron Faris,Ontario Institute for Studies in Education

Publisher: Ontario Inst for Studies in


Category: Education

Page: 245

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