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Greenest City Camp March 5th, 2011

Wednesday, February 23rd, 2011

On Thursday February 24th, Olive Dempsey, Amanda Mitchell and Councillor Andrea Reimer from the City of Vancouver (and the Greenest City team) will talk to us about policy issues within the Greenest City file (but obviously we will be able to discuss the larger policy implications of these issues). Furthermore, I want to call your […]

Evidence-based health policy in the United Kingdom

Saturday, February 12th, 2011

I just read about how the UK’s ‘evidence-based’ health policy is coming under scrutiny and criticism. Check this post from Boing Boing. Given how much emphasis I have placed on empirical evidence, this post is particularly relevant to our in-class discussions.

Collective action in Canadian Public Policy through an evolutionary theory lens

Tuesday, February 8th, 2011

As indicated in today’s class, here is the text of the assignment for before class on Thursday, February 10th, 2011. Individually Pick a Canadian policy issue where you see the need for self-organization (examples): Water management in the Fraser river basin Policing and surveillance on buses in Metro Vancouver Provision of health services for low-income […]

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