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  • Kneebone, Ron; Leach, John (Saskatchewan Institute of Public Policy., 2000-10)
    What have been the causes of the accumulation of government debt in Canada? How large have been the respective contributions of high interest rates, low growth rates, the business cycle, and changes to tax rates and ...
  • Dion, Stéphane (Saskatchewan Institute of Public Policy, 2001-03-06)
    Our country is so vast and so diverse that our knowledge of it is always limited. This could be a disadvantage. I believe on the contrary that we draw three advantages from this. First, a permanent call to modesty: all ...
  • McIntosh, Tom; Rushton, Michael; Kouri, Denise; Horsburgh, Martha E.; Labonte, Ronald; Muhajarine, Nazeem (Saskatchewan Institute of Public Policy, 2001-04)
    Table of Contents Contributors......................................................................................................................... v A Fyke in the Road: The ‘New’ Politics of Health Reform......... ...
  • Allan, John R. (Saskatchewan Institute of Public Policy, 2001-06)
    Over the last two decades, the public sector has been viewed as cumbersome, unresponsive and costly. In view of its perceived inability to meet the complex and rapidly changing demands of modern societies, there have been ...
  • Greenberg, Louise (Saskatchewan Institute of Public Policy, 2001-12)
    Canada has one of the safest food safety systems in the world. It has created a system that includes regulation, inspection, enforcement, research and education. The various orders of governments, the food industries, ...
  • Ruggeri, G. C.; Howard, R. (Saskatchewan Institute of Public Policy, 2001-12)
    It is becoming increasingly evident that the fiscal structures of the federal government and of provincial-territorial governments combined are not moving in parallel directions. While provincial and territorial governments ...
  • Rushton, Michael (Saskatchewan Institute of Public Policy, 2001-11)
    Suppose that changing technology, patterns of trade, and prices have created a situation that, left unchecked by decisive government action, would result in a migration from rural to urban areas. Should the government ...
  • Arcus, Peter; Parsons, Graham (Saskatchewan Institute of Public Policy, 2002-02)
    The three Prairie provinces of Manitoba, Saskatchewan and Alberta1 have been in a state of restructuring and change since settlement by European immigrants in the latter half of the 19th and the early part of the 20th ...
  • Bullinger, Anne-Béatrice (Saskatchewan Institute of Public Policy, 2002-03)
    This paper summarizes and analyzes a 1999 report by the Swiss federal government and the cantons (Conseil fédéral 1999), which presents the planned reform of the equalization system in Switzerland. I argue that this ...
  • Hornosty, Jennie; Doherty, Deborah (Saskatchewan Institute of Public Policy, 2002-03)
    In order to understand wife abuse in a rural context, it is important to recognize the nature of that context. New Brunswick is a largely rural province with 51% of its 738,133 inhabitants living in areas defined as ...
  • Allan, John R. (Saskatchewan Institute of Public Policy, 2002)
    The recent release by the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (“OECD”) of the results of the Programme for International Student Assessment (“PISA”) has served once more to focus the attention of ...
  • Pitsula, James M. (Saskatchewan Institute of Public Policy, 2003-02)
    The rationalization and coordination of the university sector has been a major public policy concern for the Government of Saskatchewan. Following two major inquiries in the 1990s, policy-making in this area has been ...
  • Green, Joyce (Saskatchewan Institute of Public Policy, 2003-03)
    Canada is, in historical terms, a fairly recent political manifestation. The name, so myth tells us, is drawn from some Aboriginal language, though opinion differs on which one, or what the literal translation was. Nor ...
  • Wardhaugh, Robert (Saskatchewan Institute of Public Policy, 2003-04)
    This paper examines popular attitudes toward welfare recipients in the province of Saskatchewan from 1970 until 1990. Rather than analyzing government policy, it uses as its primary sources the two largest and most ...
  • Hayden, Michael; Pitsula, James; Blake, Raymond (Saskatchewan Institute of Public Policy, 2003-05)
    Shortly after he returned to Harvard University, the former Secretary of State, Dean Rusk, was challenged respecting an evident change in the views to which he subscribed. His response—“Where one stands depends upon where ...
  • de Clercy, Cristine; Greenberg, Louise; Gilchrist, Donald; Marchildon, Gregory; McHughen, Alan (Saskatchewan Institute of Public Policy, 2003-05)
    This research paper on GM food policy had its beginnings in late 2001, when the Saskatchewan Institute of Public Policy began a research project on the GM industry in Saskatchewan supported equally by the Government of ...
  • Rushton, Michael (Saskatchewan Institute of Public Policy, 2003-06)
    This paper examines the costs and benefits associated with extending competition in the electrical sector in Saskatchewan beyond the wholesale level, to the retail level. The paper does not contain recommendations on how ...
  • Peykov, Pavel (Saskatchewan Institute of Public Policy, 2003-09)
    In recent years governments across Canada have tried to deal with the issue of the provision of essential services through new or amended legislation. More specifically, the attention has been focused on whether strikes ...
  • Stokes, Janice (Saskatchewan Institute of Public Policy, 2003-10)
    Recent Census results and projected demographic trends for Saskatchewan are troubling. An aging non-Aboriginal population and a very young Aboriginal population are demographically polarizing the province, and related ...
  • Green, Ross (Saskatchewan Institute of Public Policy, 2003-11)
    Few issues in Canada have stirred public debate as has youth crime. Over the last decade and more, cries for a more punitive focus to our statutory young offender law have been frequently, and loudly, heard from those ...

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