Canadian Policy

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.

Our new book! A Quiet Evolution: The Emergence of Indigenous - Local Intergovernmental Relations in Canada

Jen Nelles and I have written a new book to be published by University of Toronto Press in August. The book is called, "A Quiet Evolution: The Emergence of Indigenous - Local Intergovernmental Partnerships in Canada." 

We produced a short video that summarizes one of the findings from our book.