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Policy Analysis in Canada$
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Laurent Dobuzinskis and Michael Howlett

Print publication date: 2018

Print ISBN-13: 9781447334910

Published to Policy Press Scholarship Online: January 2019

DOI: 10.1332/policypress/9781447334910.001.0001

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Canadian legislatures, public policy and policy analysis

Canadian legislatures, public policy and policy analysis

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(p.211) Ten Canadian legislatures, public policy and policy analysis
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Policy Analysis in Canada
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Ted Glenn

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Policy Press
DOI:10.1332/policypress/9781447334910.003.0010

This chapter aims to clarify the roles that legislatures play in Canadian public policy and its analysis by looking at the institution as it functions in the country’s parliamentary system of government. The chapter begins by describing the four core functions that legislatures perform in Canada’s parliamentary system, namely making government, making government work, making government behave, and making alternative governments. The chapter then explains how and where these functions fit into the public policy process, most significantly in the agenda-setting, implementation and evaluation stages. The chapter concludes with some thoughts on what this fresh perspective on Canadian legislatures and public policy offers for policy analysis in this country.

Keywords:   Canadian legislatures, Westminster-based parliamentary system, democratic legitimacy, confidence convention, responsible government

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