Forging the Canadian Social Union: SUFA and Beyond

Forging the Canadian Social Union: SUFA and Beyond


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Seven leading experts examine various aspects of the Agreement and consider whether it fulfils its expected role with respect to intergovernmental relations and social policy, whether it is a viable arrangement given the non-participation of one of its partners, and whether it should be renewed and under what conditions. Contributors include Christian Dufour (ENAP), Roger Gibbins (Canada West Foundation), Alain Noël (Université de Montréal), Susan Phillips (Carleton University), Michael Prince (University of Victoria), Bruno Théret (Université de Paris, Dauphine), and Yves Vaillancourt (UQAM).

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780886451943
Publisher: McGill-Queens University Press
Publication date: 11/27/2003
Series: Institute for Research on Public Policy Series
Pages: 200
Product dimensions: 5.96(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.64(d)

Table of Contents

Learning from the SUFA Experience1
Shifting Sands: Exploring the Political Foundations of SUFA31
Power and Purpose in Intergovernmental Relations47
Restoring the Federal Principle: The Place of Quebec in the Canadian Social Union69
SUFA and Citizen Engagement: Fake or Genuine Masterpiece?93
SUFA: Sea Change or Mere Ripple for Canadian Social Policy?125
The Quebec Model in Social Policy and Its Interface with Canada's Social Union157
Canada's Social Union in Perspective: Looking into the European Mirror197
AppendixA Framework to Improve the Social Union for Canadians (the Social Union Framework Agreement)235
Biographical Notes243

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