Connecting with Canadians
There’s More to Policy Than Alignment
In December 2008, Canadian Policy Research Networks and the York University Knowledge Mobilization Unit convened a roundtable, The Future of Policy Capacity in Canada. Leading public sector professionals and academics attended the session, which was chaired by Ron Hicks, former Deputy Minister of the Executive Council, Government of Alberta. The roundtable was organized to gain insights into the state of policy development capacity in Canada and the quality of advice being produced, and to identify possible actions that could address identified shortcomings.
To set a context, Professor Evert Lindquist, Director, School of Public Administration, University of Victoria, offered a presentation, There's More to Policy Than Alignment, from which his final paper is based.
Release Date: 28 May 2009
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