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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

Topic(s)

Evidence-based policy, Poverty

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.