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Policy analysis in Canada brings together original contributions from many of the field’s leading scholars. Contributors chronicle the evolution of policy analysis in Canada over the past 50 years and reflect on its application in both governmental and non-governmental settings.

As part of the International Library of Policy Analysis series, the book enables cross-national comparison of public policy analysis concepts and practice within national and sub-national governments, media, NGOs and other institutional settings.

Informed by the latest scholarship on policy analysis, the volume is a valuable resource for academics and students of policy studies, public management, political science and comparative policy studies.

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Author: Human Rights Watch

Canada Canada’s global reputation as a defender of human rights was tarnished by the failure of the Stephen Harper government, in power until October, to take essen- tial steps to remedy serious human rights problems. Particular areas of concern include the rights of indigenous peoples, the legal status of sex work, restrictive counterterrorism measures, the impact of Canada’s extractive and garment in- dustries abroad, and the rights of asylum seekers and migrants. Violence against Indigenous Women and Girls Growing public concern over missing and murdered

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Author: Human Rights Watch

Canada Canada enjoys a global reputation as a defender of human rights, aided by a solid record on core civil and political rights protections that are guaranteed by the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms. Nonetheless, in 2014, the sitting majority in parliament refused to take essential steps to remedy serious human rights concerns, particularly with regard to violence against indigenous women, the legal status of sex work, and the impact of Canada’s extractive industries abroad. Violence against Indigenous Women and Girls A 2014 data collection effort by

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25 Part I The profession of policy analysis in Canada

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33 THRee canada and Québec: two policies, one country Andrea Doucet, Lindsey McKay and Diane-Gabrielle Tremblay Maternity leave1: Québec – 18 weeks at 70% of earnings or 15 weeks at 75% of earnings, both with an earnings ceiling of CAN$60,5002 (€37,665) per year. Rest of Canada – 15 weeks at 55% of earnings, with an earnings ceiling of CAN$41,100 (€25,585), but no payment for the first 2 weeks of leave. Paternity leave: Québec – 5 weeks at 70% of earnings or 3 weeks at 75% of earnings, both with an earnings ceiling of CAN$60,500 (€37,665). Rest of Canada

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91 FIVE Approaches to teenage motherhood in Québec, Canada Johanne Charbonneau Introduction A number of recent Québec policy initiatives in such areas as vocational integration, school attendance, social services and family support services have targeted young mothers under the age of 20. The circumstances of those young women contrast sharply with those of older women, who are opting to start a family later or even forego children altogether. Indeed, the low fertility rate among Québec women stirs regular debates. Why then, does early parenthood pose a problem

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393 Part V Pedagogy and policy analysis in the Canadian university system

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69 Part II Policy analysis at different levels of Canadian governments

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135 EIGHT Patterns of medical oversight and regulation in Canada Humayun Ahmed, Adalsteinn Brown and Mike Saks Introduction As medical professionals, physicians in Canada have among the greatest extent of self-regulatory powers internationally. They have gained what can be described in neo-Weberian terms as a dominant form of exclusionary social closure in a competitive marketplace. Here their interests have prevailed in so far as they have managed across Canadian provinces and territories to create a legally enshrined group of insiders based on

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91 Informal and voluntary care in Canada: caught in the Act? SIX Informal and voluntary care in Canada: caught in the Act? Mark W. Skinner and Mark W. Rosenberg Introduction Contemporary Western societies are undergoing social, political and economic change as they come to terms with major shifts in the global economy. The adjustment process has been characterised in part by national policies promoting rapid and far-reaching restructuring of economies and societies (Pinch, 1997). Within this context, governments have sought to reconfigure their responsibilities

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