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Sound-Bite Policy

Published on 30/09/2007

The search for new ideas is on in Ottawa as federal parties gear up for the next election.  Proposed initiatives typically take the form of individual disparate measures – or policy ‘sound bites.’  But the complex challenges that Canada faces, including persistent poverty and growing inequality, a rapidly aging population, the exclusion of racialized youth, the marginalization of Aboriginal Canadians and serious imbalance in local government fiscal capacity relative to responsibility, need more than sound-bite measures.  They require multifaceted responses, involving different sectors and actions, which can tackle more effectively these complex challenges.

ISBN – 1-55382-253-6

Summary

The search for new ideas is on in Ottawa as federal parties gear up for the next election.  Proposed initiatives typically take the form of individual disparate measures – or policy ‘sound bites.

Topic(s)

Evidence-based policy, Poverty