Public Policy Papers

Public Policy Papers

 

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  • McNutt, Kathleen; Carey, Meaghan (Saskatchewan Institute of Public Policy, 2008-06)
    Using information technologies and the Internet to improve communication and service delivery are key processes of government modernization in North America, Europe and parts of Asia. In response to shifting political, ...
  • Praud, Jocelyne; Henriques, Karl A. (Saskatchewan Institute of Public Policy, 2008-05)
    This paper examines how and why France and Belgium came to modify their respective constitutions and pass parity laws. The first section analyses French and Belgian women’s acquisition and exercise of political rights ...
  • Marshall, Jim; Steeves, Larry (Saskatchewan Institute of Public Policy, 2008-04)
    Within the field of education administration and education policy a substantial body of literature has accumulated on the issue of accountability, especially as manifest in performance measurement and performance management ...
  • Weseen, Simon; Olfert, Rose (Saskatchewan Institute of Public Policy, 2008-03)
    Cultural policy has a history of being relegated to secondary importance or being supported in an ad hoc way by governments in many jurisdictions in North America and around the world. This has occurred despite the fact ...
  • Bisson, Peter (Saskatchewan Institute of Public Policy, 2008-01)
    This study uses interviews with leaders of faith-based justice groups in Regina to examine how they apply their religious resources for the goal of social change, and in this way make religious faith public. There has ...
  • Blake, Raymond (Saskatchewan Institute of Public Policy, 2007-12)
    Family allowances were one of the few programs shared by all Canadian families from 1945 to 1992, and one of the few means of building social cohesion across Canada. Family allowances became embroiled in the minefield ...
  • Belanger, Yale D. (Saskatchewan Institute of Public Policy, 2007-06)
    This paper examines the current reality as it relates to Aboriginal people and housing in Lethbridge. This inferential study is designed to provide a basic demographic profile of Aboriginal people in Lethbridge with an ...
  • Ward, Lee (Saskatchewan Institute of Public Policy, 2007-04)
    The current debate over humanitarian intervention is characterized by the twofold tension between the UN Charter restrictions on the use of force and more permissive customary norms, on the one hand, and competing claims ...
  • Charlebois, Sylvain (Saskatchewan Institute of Public Policy, 2007-03)
    It has been recognized that agriculture and food companies have a long tradition of being commodity-driven, with an emphasis on production technology, high volumes, and quality consistency. In the context of global ...
  • Olfert, Rose; Weseen, Simon (Saskatchewan Institute of Public Policy, 2007-02)
    Ethanol has recently been heralded by governments in North America and around the world as an attractive renewable energy source that can reduce our dependence on nonrenewable fossil fuels. The Saskatchewan provincial ...
  • Cameron, Geoffrey (Saskatchewan Institute of Public Policy, 2006-12)
    Democracy occupies an uncertain position in Canadian public discourse; we want more of it at home, but we are hesitant to openly promote democratization overseas. Election campaigns are peppered with promises to revitalize ...
  • Adams, Chris (Saskatchewan Institute of Public Policy, 2006-11)
    Many First Nations high school teenagers face systemic barriers when making good career and education-related choices. These include poverty, remoteness, unemployment, cultural alienation, and psychological despair.3 ...
  • Marshall, Jim (Saskatchewan Institute of Public Policy, 2006-10)
    In October 2004, the federal government, faced with mounting criticism of the national Equalization program, announced an end to the methods used to calculate entitlements up until that point and created the “Expert Panel ...
  • Howe, Eric C. (Saskatchewan Institute of Public Policy, 2006-09)
    The purpose of this paper is to analyze the economic transformation of the Eastern European immigrants and their descendants and to ask whether it will happen again for Aboriginal people in Saskatchewan. There were two ...
  • Bonner, Bill (Saskatchewan Institute of Public Policy, 2006-05)
    This paper examines two enactments of public policy in practice, the Saskatchewan Automobile Injury Appeal Commission’s (AIAC) posting of sensitive personal information on the Internet and the government (Saskatchewan ...
  • Ruggeri, Joe (Saskatchewan Institute of Public Policy, 2006-04)
    The debate over health care spending and its fiscal implications in Canada has been going on for quite a while and there seems to be no end in sight. Three major aspects of this debate may be identified: (a) the concept ...
  • Akhand, Hafiz; Gupta, Kanhaya (Saskatchewan Institute of Public Policy, 2006-03)
    In 2002, Canada gave about $3.3 billion in foreign aid, which amounts to a 29% increase over the aid given in 2001. A similar trend in aid giving is observed in other donor countries. To help poorer countries meet the ...
  • Cismaru, Magdalena (Saskatchewan Institute of Public Policy, 2006-02)
    People are exposed to public service announcements that advocate for changes in behaviour, such as abstaining from drinking and driving, wearing a seatbelt, quitting smoking, preventing obesity, or protecting against ...
  • Anderson, Robert B.; Barnett, Corinne (Saskatchewan Institute of Public Policy, 2006-01)
    This paper explores the struggle by Indigenous people in Canada and New Zealand1 for the recognition of their rights to their traditional lands and resources and the role that these resources are expected to play, and ...
  • DiGiacomo, Gordon (Saskatchewan Institute of Public Policy, 2005-12)
    Executive federalism has been a prominent institution in the Canadian political system for at least four decades. Defined by Kathy Brock as “...the arrangements used to negotiate agreements between the two levels of ...

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