How Ottawa Spends, 2012-2013: The Harper Majority, Budget Cuts, and the New Opposition

How Ottawa Spends, 2012-2013: The Harper Majority, Budget Cuts, and the New Opposition

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Overview

How Ottawa Spends, 2012-2013: The Harper Majority, Budget Cuts, and the New Opposition by G. Bruce Doern, Christopher Stoney

Continuing its tradition of current, exemplary scholarship, the 2012-13 edition of How Ottawa Spends casts a critical eye at national politics, priorities, and policies, with an emphasis on the Conservative majority's mandated austerity measures and budget-cutting strategies. Leading scholars from across Canada examine a new era of majority government and a transformed political opposition both in Parliament and in provincial politics. Several closely linked political, policy, and spending realms are examined, including corporate tax reform, Conservative Party social policy, regional economic development, science and technology investments, Canada-US perimeter security and trade agreements, the rise and fall of regulatory regimes, and Canadian health care. Related governance issues such as federal infrastructure program impacts, the Harper government's Economic Action Plan impacts in Ontario, and community colleges in the federal innovation agenda, are also discussed in detail.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780773540941
Publisher: McGill-Queens University Press
Publication date: 09/11/2012
Series: How Ottawa Spends Series
Pages: 298
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.70(d)

About the Author

G. Bruce Doern is professor in the School of Public Policy and Administration at Carleton University and in the Politics Department at the University of Exeter. Christopher Stoney is associate professor in the School of Public Policy and Administration a

Table of Contents

Preface vii

1 The Harper Majority, Budget Cuts, and the New Opposition G. Bruce Doern Christopher Stoney 3

Part 1 Politics and the Changing Macro Realities

2 The Harper Election Victory, the Liberals, and Debate Over Corporate Tax Reform Ian Lee 35

3 The Hobbesian Prime Minister and the Night Watchman State: Social Policy under the Harper Conservatives Michael J. Prince 53

4 Playing Against Type? Regional Economic Development Policy in the Harper Era Neil Bradford David A. Wolfe 71

5 Science and Technology in Canada: Government Investment: at a Crossroad? Peter W.B. Phillips David Castle 89

6 Toward a Perimeter: Incremental Adaptation or a New Paradigm for Canada-US Security and Trade Relations? Geoffrey E. Hale 106

Part 2 Selected Issues and Departmental Realms

7 The Rise and Fall of Regulatory Regimes: Extending the Life-cycle Approach Derek Ireland Eric Milligan Kernaghan Webb Wei Xie 127

8 Public Private Partnership Canada and the P3 Fund: Shedding Light on a New Meso Institutional Arrangement Christian Bordeleau 145

9 Pharmacare and Federal Drug Expenditures: A Prescription for Change Marc-André Gagnon 161

10 Public Policy as an Inquiring System: The Case of Canadian Health Care Ruth Hubbard Gilles Paquet 173

11 Federal Infrastructure Program Impacts: Perceptions at the Community Level Scott Edward Bennett 190

12 How Ontario Was Won: The Harper Economic Action Plan in Ontario, 2009-2011 Patrice Dutil Byoungjun Park 207

13 Community Colleges and Applied Research in the Federal National Innovation Agenda Paul J. Madgett 227

14 Doing the North American Two-step on a Global Stage: Canada, its G8 Muskoka Initiative, and Safe Abortion Funding Melissa Haussman Lisa Mills 242

Appendix A Canadian Political Facts and Trends 261

Appendix B Fiscal Facts and Trends 273

Contributors 287

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