Join Katherine Graham, a Professor Emerita in the School of Public Policy and Administration at Carleton University and former Dean of FPA for a discussion of her new edited collection Canada in Cities: The Politics and Policy of Federal-Local Governance.
Federal policies—and the politics behind them—have a significant effect on Canadian cities. The book Canada in Cities: The Politics and Policy of Federal-Local Governance examines this relationship to better understand the interplay among changing demographics, how local governments and citizens frame their arguments for federal action, and the ways in which the national government uses its power and resources to shape urban Canada.
Most studies of local governance in Canada focus on politics and policy within cities. The essays in this collection turn such analysis on its head by examining federal programs, rather than municipal ones, and by observing how these programs influence local policies and work with regional authorities and civil societies. Through a series of case studies—ranging from federal policy concerning Aboriginal people in cities to the impact of Canada’s emergency management policies on cities—the contributors provide insights about how federal politics influence the local political arena. Analyzing federal actions in diverse policy fields, the authors uncover meaningful patterns of federal action and outcome in Canadian cities.
A timely collection, Canada in Cities offers a comprehensive study of the diverse areas where municipal and federal public policy intersect.
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