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Policy Transformation in Canada

Is the Past Prologue?

edited by Carolyn Tuohy, Sophie Borwein, Peter John Loewen & Andrew Potter

Publisher
University of Toronto Press
Initial publish date
Apr 2019
Category
Canadian, Social Services & Welfare, Post-Confederation (1867-), History & Theory, Public Affairs & Administration
  • Hardback

    ISBN
    9781487504304
    Publish Date
    Apr 2019
    List Price
    $70.00
  • Paperback / softback

    ISBN
    9781487523244
    Publish Date
    Mar 2019
    List Price
    $32.95
  • eBook

    ISBN
    9781487519872
    Publish Date
    Apr 2019
    List Price
    $32.95

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Canada's centennial anniversary in 1967 coincided with a period of transformative public policymaking. This period saw the establishment of the modern welfare state, as well as significant growth in the area of cultural diversity, including multiculturalism and bilingualism. Meanwhile, the rising commitment to the protection of individual and collective rights was captured in the project of a "just society."

 

Tracing the past, present, and future of Canadian policymaking, Policy Transformation in Canada examines the country's current and most critical challenges: the renewal of the federation, managing diversity, Canada's relations with Indigenous peoples, the environment, intergenerational equity, global economic integration, and Canada's role in the world. Scrutinizing various public policy issues through the prism of Canada’s sesquicentennial, the contributors consider the transformation of policy and present an accessible portrait of how the Canadian view of policymaking has been reshaped, and where it may be heading in the next fifty years.

About the authors

Carolyn Tuohy is a professor emeritus of political science and founding fellow in the School of Public Policy and Governance at the University of Toronto.

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Sophie Borwein is a PhD student in Political Science at the University of Toronto, Junior Fellow of Massey College, and the first public editor of University of Toronto’s student newspaper, a role focused on serving the interests of both the newspaper’s readers and its journalists.

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Peter John Loewen is the Director of the School of Public Policy and Governance and an associate professor of Political Science at the University of Toronto.

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Andrew Potter is the coauthor of the international bestseller Nation of Rebels. A journalist, writer, and teacher, he lives in Toronto. Follow him on Twitter (@jandrewpotter).

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