Canadian Policy

Are the Liberals taking Atlantic Canada for granted?

For better or worse, Atlantic Canada has put all of its political eggs in one basket – the Liberal basket.

All four provinces have Liberal governments, and last October the region gave all 32 of its Commons seat to Justin Trudeau and his federal Liberals. After years of feeling ignored by the Harper Conservatives, the region’s ardent embrace of the Liberals is understandable.

Searching for justice(s): Trudeau’s better way to fill Supreme Court vacancies

At the risk of being summarily expelled from the Venerable Order of Pundits, Skeptics and Other Assorted Naysayers, I would like to venture a positive thought about a government initiative.

The government in question is the one in Ottawa headed by the shirtless one, Justin Trudeau. The initiative is the new procedure for selecting judges for the Supreme Court of Canada that was announced last week.

First Nations' Financial Reporting and Public Opinion in Canada

Dr. Jason Roy and I recently completed a study on this topic for the Frontier Centre for Public Policy.  The FCPP gave us some money to buy a sample and conduct a wording experiment on the effect of different levels of financial disclosure by Indigenous governments on public opinion towards Indigenous politicans and governments.

A new model for making Aboriginal policy?

That's the title of a new piece that Zac Spicer and I have just published in the latest issue of Canadian Public Administration.

Click here to check it out!

Christopher Alcantara and Zac Spicer. 2016. “A New Model for Making Aboriginal Policy? Evaluating the Kelowna Accord and the Promise of Multilevel Governance in Canada.” Canadian Public Administration. 59 (2): 183-203.