Connecting with Canadians


Complexity, Politics, Policy and People

by Mary Pat MacKinnon

The presentation, Complexity, Politics, Policy and People, offers insights on how a process of deliberative dialogue was used by the Advisory Panel on Fiscal Imbalance (Council of the Federation) as part of its consultative process on how to better share funds between governments.  The presentation describes the dialogue process and the resulting roadmap citizens provided to decision-makers in working through how to address this politicized issue of sharing funds.  It shows how engagement can be effective in identifying citizen solutions that reflect an understanding and appreciation of the policy challenges.

Release Date: 22 Nov 2007
Number of pages: 17
Document number: 49018