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25 Years of Informing the Debate




I am very proud of the active and constructive role that the Canadian delegation played at the conference, and I particularly appreciated the advice that the group gave to me before the leaders’ meeting. [...] MEL CAPPE Professor, School of Public Policy and Governance, University of Toronto, and Former Clerk of the Privy Council and Secretary to Cabinet 22 25 years of informing the debate Caledon is Canadian social policy It is no exaggeration to say that the Caledon Institute of Social Policy is Canadian social policy. [...] From its work on the National Child Benefit and Canada Child Tax Benefit and through to the evolution of the system into the Canada Child Benefit, the advice, advocacy, and smarts of the Caledon Institute have been at the centre of it all. [...] JOHN MYLES Emeritus Professor of Sociology and Senior Research Fellow, School of Public Policy and Governance, University of Toronto 38 25 years of informing the debate Caledon’s legacy: Raising the bar on social policy discourse The Caledon Institute was created shortly before I left CMHC in 1994 to initiate a consulting career in the area of housing research and policy. [...] And there were the cleverly phrased titles and metaphors! These entertained but also explained some of the dynamics of budgets and social programs, whether it was the “welfare wall” or the “politics of stealth.” Thank you so much for the legacy.


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