At the dawn of a new century, the third sector has become increasingly embedded in the business of government in Canada. What is the nature of this relationship? What does it forecast for Canadian public policy? This collection of essays, the second in the Public Policy and the Third Sector series, analyses the role of the nonprofit sector and its links with both the state and society in Canada. The Nonprofit Sector and Government in a New Century captures the complexities and contradictions in the relationship between the nonprofit sector and government, and highlights the struggles of nonprofit organizations to respond to an environment defined by increased expectations and constrained resources. Contributors include Keith Banting, Kathy Brock, Jack Quarter (OISE), Caroline Andrew (University of Ottawa), James Rice (McMaster University), Darcy Mitchell (Mitchell Consulting), Joesph Tindale (University of Guelph), and Luc Theriault (University of Regina).