Policy Transformation in Canada: Is the Past Prologue?

Edited by Carolyn Hughes Tuohy, Sophie Borwein, Peter John Loewen, and Andrew Potter

© 2019

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.

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Scrutinizing various public policy issues through the prism of Canada’s sesquicentennial, 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.

Policy Transformation in Canada: Is the Past Prologue?

Edited by Carolyn Hughes Tuohy, Sophie Borwein, Peter John Loewen, and Andrew Potter

© 2019

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.

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Product Details

  • Division: Scholarly Publishing
  • World Rights
  • Page Count: 200 pages
  • Dimensions: 6.0in x 0.0in x 9.0in
  • Author Information

    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.


    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.


    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.


    Andrew Potter is a noted journalist and editor-in-chief of the Ottawa Citizen.
  • Table of contents

    Preface

    1. Downstream from the Centennial: Navigating Fifty Years of Policy Change
        Sophie Borwein and Carolyn Hughes Tuohy

    Part I: Generational Prospects, Then and Now

    2. Dreams along a Journey
        Michael Valpy
    3. Discounting Now and Then
        Joseph Heath
    4. Postponed Adulthood, the Inequality Surge, and the Millennial Burden
        John Myles
    5. Half a Century of Pension Reform in Canada
        Daniel Béland

    Part II: The Economy, the Environment, and the Federation

    6. The Economy: From Innovation to Policy
        Michelle Alexopoulos and Jon Cohen
    7. Natural Resources, Federalism, and the Canadian Economy
        Kathryn Harrison
    8. Environmental Policy Transformations and Canada at 150
        Jennifer Winter
    9. The Environment as an Urban Policy Issue in Canada
        Matti Siemiatycki
    10. Canada’s Radical Fiscal Federation: The Next Fifty Years
          Kevin Milligan

    Part III: Rethinking Sovereignty, Allegiance, and Rights

    11. Reasonable Accommodation, Diversity, and the Supreme Court of Canada
          Emmett Macfarlane
    12. Invisibility, Wilful Blindness, Impending Doom: The Future (if Any) of Canadian Federalism
          Jean Leclair
    13. Canadian Federalism, Canadian Allegiance, and Economic Inequality
          Jeremy Webber
    14. Indigenous-Canadian Relations at the Sesquicentennial: An Opportunity for Real and Lasting Transformation
          Sheryl Lightfoot
    15. Reconciliation with a Question Mark: Three Moments
          Christa Scholtz
    16. Reconciliation, Colonization, and Climate Futures
          Deborah McGregor

    Part IV: Canada’s Borders and Beyond

    17. Fifty Years of Canadian Immigration Policy
          Antje Ellermann
    18. From Gérin-Lajoie to USMCA: The Role of the Canadian Provinces in Trade Negotiation
          Stéphane Paquin
    19. Canada and the World: Managing Insecurity in a Changing Global Order
          Aisha Ahmad
    20. Has Canada Reached Policy Gridlock?
          Peter Loewen and Andrew Potter

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