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How Ottawa Spends, 2011-2012 Trimming Fat or Slicing Pork? by Christopher Stoney, G. Bruce Doern

How Ottawa Spends, 2011-2012 Trimming Fat or Slicing Pork?


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How Ottawa Spends, 2011-2012 Trimming Fat or Slicing Pork? by Christopher Stoney, G. Bruce Doern

Leading scholars from across Canada examine a new era of life under the knife in the context of the Harper agenda after five years in power, the partisan calculus of a minority Parliament, and a deep global recession still in crisis mode. Given the budget-related pressure for an election, the book poses questions about the degree to which the budget agenda involves the political arts of trimming fat versus slicing the pork of partisan spending. Several closely linked political, policy, and spending realms are examined, including economic stimulus, environmental assessment, energy and climate change, health care, science and technology, immigration, and northern strategy (including affordable housing). Related governance issues such as the use of new media, regulatory budget cuts, Industry Canada as an economic regulator, and federal compensation costs are also discussed in detail. Contributors include Frances Abele (Carleton University), Caroline Andrew (University of Ottawa), Vandna Bhatia (Carleton University), Neil Bradford (University of Western Ontario), Francois Bregha (Statos), David Castle (University of Edinburgh), G. Bruce Doern (Carleton University and University of Exeter), Nick Falvo (Carleton University), Mary Francoli (Carleton University), Ruth Hubbard (University of Ottawa), Derek Ireland (Carleton University), James Lahey (University of Ottawa), Douglas Macdonald (University of Toronto), Eric Milligan (Regulatory Consulting Group Inc, Ottawa), Leslie A. Pal (Carleton University), Gilles Paquet (University of Ottawa), Peter W.B. Phillips (University of Saskatchewan), Richard Schultz (McGill University), Christopher Stoney (Carleton University), Kernaghan Webb (Ryerson University), and Wei Xie (doctoral student, Carleton University).

About the Author

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

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Publication date

30th August 2011


Christopher Stoney, G. Bruce Doern

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McGill-Queen's University Press


344 pages


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