|Keith G. Banting||Roger Gibbins||Peter M. Leslie|
|Alain Noël||Richard Simeon||Robert Young|
The Institute of Intergovernmental Relations at Queen's University is proud to announce the publication of Open Federalism: Interpretations, Significance.
This collection of six essays discusses open federalism, a key theme in the Conservative Party's campaign of 2005-06. This attractive slogan may represent a new stance towards the other levels of government, and the provinces in particular. But much about "open federalism" is unclear. What does the concept mean? Is it distinctive, and if so, how is it different from previous models of Canadian federalism? What does it mean in theory, and what are its practical implications for Canadian public policy making and the operation of intergovernmental relations?
To address these questions, the Institute of Intergovernmental Relations engaged several experts to bring different perspectives to bear in exploring "open federalism". Their objectives were to define the term, or at least to explore it, to identify historical antecedents in Canada, to assess how the concept accords with the recent evolution of the federation, and to evaluate how well current intergovernmental institutions and mechanisms may fit with the new government's objectives.
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