Connecting with Canadians

Research Report:

Fostering Canadians' Role in Public Policy: A Strategy for Institutionalizing Public Involvement in Policy

by Peter Aucoin, Lori Turnbull

Fostering Canadians' Role in Public Policy: A Strategy for Institutionalizing Public Involvement in Policy, Lori Turnbull and Peter Aucoin. CPRN Research Report P|07. March 2006. 53 pp.

The arguments for engaging Canadians at all stages of the policy process are clear and overwhelming. Citizens demand a more meaningful role in policy development. Engagement is a powerful antidote to voter disaffection with political institutions. It means greater policy effectiveness and legitimacy, and it fosters inclusion and social cohesion.

Fostering Canadians' Role in Public Policy: A Strategy for Institutionalizing Public Involvement in Policy, by Lori Turnbull and Peter Aucoin, looks at the structural, cultural and practical barriers to making citizen engagement a natural and permanent part of our policy processes.

Release Date: 24 Mar 2006
Number of pages: 53
Document number: 42670