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A Canadian Priorities Agenda: Policy Choices to Improve Economic and Social Well-Being

A Canadian Priorities Agenda: Policy Choices to Improve Economic and Social Well-Being


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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780886452032
Publisher: McGill-Queens University Press
Publication date: 01/21/2008
Series: Institute for Research on Public Policy
Edition description: New Edition
Pages: 588
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 1.10(d)

About the Author

Jeremy Leonard is senior fellow for policy outreach at the IRPP. France St-Hilaire is vice president of research at the IRPP. Christopher Ragan is an associate professor of economics at McGill University.


Table of Contents

Foreword     xi
Acknowledgements     xiii
Setting the Stage   Jeremy Leonard   Christopher Ragan   France St-Hilaire     1
The Policy Challenges
Human Capital: Investing in Human Capital: Policy Priorities for Canada   W. Craig Riddell     13
Smart Human Capital Policy: An Alternative Perspective   Serge Coulombe     57
Education and Human Capital: Reconciling Policy Imperatives and Policy Design   Jane Gaskell     67
Climate Change: Canadian Policies for Deep Greenhouse Gas Reductions   Mark Jaccard   Nic Rivers     77
Slowing, Then Reducing, Greenhouse Gas Emissions Is Important but Will Not Be Easy   Christopher Green     107
Time to Actually Begin   James Meadowcroft     115
Natural Capital: Securing Natural Capital and Ecological Goods and Services for Canada   Nancy Olewiler     125
Innovative Conservation Policies for Canada That Really Integrate the Environment and the Economy   Wiktor Adamowicz     161
Nature as Capital: Concerns and Considerations   Peter A. Victor     171
Population Aging: Some Economic and Social Consequences of Population Aging   David K. Foot     181
Population Aging: The Risk of Tunnel Vision   Peter Hicks     215
Population Aging: Better than the Alternative   Susan A. McDaniel     223
Economic Security: A Better Income Security System for All Canadians   Jean-Yves Duclos     233
An Alternative Proposal on Income Security   David A. Green     267
The Practitioner's Perspective on Income Security Reform   Kathy O'Hara   Allen Sutherland     277
Health Outcomes: Improving Health Outcomes in Canada   Robert Evans   Clyde Hertzman   Steve Morgan     291
Next Steps in the Health Policy Wars?   Raisa Deber     327
Canada's High Poverty Rate Is the Greatest Impediment to Better Health Outcomes   Dennis Raphael     337
Productivity: Three Policies to Increase Productivity Growth in Canada   Andrew Sharpe     353
An Alternative Policy Script to Boost Canadian Productivity Growth   Don Drummond     389
The Canadian Productivity Conundrum   Richard G. Harris     397
Trade and Globalization: Canadian Engagement in the Global Economy   Michael Hart     405
Constructing Constructive Engagement    Jonathan T. Fried     435
Engage the United States, Forget the Rest?   Keith Head     445
The Policy Choices
Rising to the Challenges of Economic Transformation   Wendy Dobson     457
Drawing a Policy Road Map for Canada   Alain Dubuc     473
Choosing Policies to Build and Sustain Well-Being   John F. Helliwell     487
Navigating the Shoals: The Search for Canadian Policy Solutions   Richard G. Lipsey     499
Policy Priorities for Canada: Making Choices   Carolyn Hughes Tuohy     515
Think Small and Do No Harm   William Watson     533
The Implications
Epilogue: Some Reflections on the Judges' Policy Choices   Jeremy Leonard   Christopher Ragan   France St-Hilaire     549
Notes on Contributors     563

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