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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.

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  1. Cover
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  1. Title Page, Copyright
  2. pp. i-iv
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  1. Contents
  2. pp. v-viii
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  1. Preface
  2. pp. ix-xi
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  1. Policy Transformation in Canada: Is the Past Prologue?
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  1. PART One. Generational Prospects, Then and Now
  1. Discounting Now and Then
  2. Michael Valpy
  3. pp. 11-18
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  1. Postponed Adulthood, the Inequality Surge, and the Millennial Burden
  2. John Myles
  3. pp. 19-26
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  1. Half a Century of Pension Reform in Canada
  2. Daniel Béland
  3. pp. 27-34
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  1. PART Two. The Economy, the Environment, and the Federation
  1. Natural Resources, Federalism, and the Canadian Economy
  2. Michelle Alexopoulos and Jon Cohen
  3. pp. 47-55
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  1. Environmental Policy Transformations and Canada at 150
  2. Jennifer Winter
  3. pp. 56-66
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  1. The Environment as an Urban Policy Issue in Canada
  2. Matti Siemiatycki
  3. pp. 67-74
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  1. Canada's Radical Fiscal Federation: The Next Fifty Years
  2. Kevin Milligan
  3. pp. 75-84
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  1. PART Three. Rethinking Sovereignty, Allegiance, and Rights
  1. Invisibility, Wilful Blindness, and Impending Doom: The Future (if Any) of Canadian Federalism
  2. Jean Leclair
  3. pp. 94-104
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  1. Canadian Federalism, Canadian Allegiance, and Economic Inequality
  2. Jeremy Webber
  3. pp. 105-111
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  1. Indigenous-Canadian Relations at the Sesquicentennial: An Opportunity for Real and Lasting Transformation
  2. Sheryl Lightfoot
  3. pp. 112-119
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  1. Reconciliation with a Question Mark: Three Moments
  2. Christa Scholtz
  3. pp. 120-126
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  1. Reconciliation, Colonization, and Climate Futures
  2. Deborah McGregor
  3. pp. 127-136
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  1. PART Four. Canada's Borders and Beyond
  1. From Gérin-Lajoie to USMCA: The Role of the Canadian Provinces in Trade Negotiation
  2. pp. 147-154
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  1. Canada and the World: Managing Insecurity in a Changing Global Order
  2. Aisha Ahmad
  3. pp. 155-164
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  1. Has Canada Reached Policy Gridlock?
  2. Peter John Loewen and Andrew Potter
  3. pp. 165-172
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  1. Contributors
  2. pp. 173-175
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