Connecting with Canadians

Research Report:

Framing the Canadian Social Contract: Integrating Social, Economic and Political Values Since 1940

by Greg Clarke, David Laycock

David Laycock and Greg Clarke of Simon Fraser University look at the evolution of Canada's implicit social contract over the past four and a half decades. The result is a fascinating exploration of the ways in which Canadians have managed the unavoidable trade-offs between political, social and economic goals in an ever-changing environment.

Release Date: 15 Nov 2002
Number of pages: 63
Document number: 15344
Keywords: citizenship, welfare state, political parties, social values, social contract