Hugh Segal was President of the IRPP and formerly Chief of Staff to the Prime Minister of Canada.

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A message from the President

This special issue of Policy Options celebrates the 30th anniversary of the Institute for Research on Public Policy. It reflects on the people our Board of Directors will honour with fellowships and awards on May …

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First past the post wins again

Ontario's election results produced one party, the  Liberals, with 42.2 percent of the vote and almost 70 percent of the seats in Ontario's parliament; the Green Party, with 8 percent of the vote, received zero …

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From the road back to the road ahead

If it seems that Stephen Harper has been prime minister of Canada for many years, it is not because so much time has passed, or because his government has gone through controversies of great significance. …

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How we got the Charter: a reality check

Mythology in the capturing and transmitting of a country's history is both unavoidable and not without value. But there are times when the distortions offered by the myth-makers can be harmful and disruptive. This is …

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Pakistan: problem or partner in Afghanistan

The government of Pakistani President Pervez Musharraf has been much criticized for its apparent inaction and/or lack of control of the border that it shares with Afghanistan. It has been charged by Pakistan's allies and …

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Roy McMurtry – renaissance man

On the surface, a black South African going into a voting station to cast a ballot, a French-speaking Ontarian being pulled over for speeding some- where near North Bay, a blind Torontonian wandering into a …

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The Man from Brampton: Decency and clarity

There was and is a particular sensibility to the Brampton and Peel County roots that spawned the political persona of William Grenville Davis. It was a DNA that mixed modesty with decency, noblesse oblige with humanity, …

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The military should get involved in the debate

In 1967 Maclean's magazine ran a contest in which Peter C. Newman asked people to finish the following sentence, “As Canadian as... .” The second runner-up was: “As Canadian as John Diefenbaker's French.” The first runner-up …

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The promise of federalism

Countries facing serious conflicts do not find resolu- tion in formulaic responses. That, in summary, was the conclusion””and is the challenge””faced by the over 500 scholars, practitioners and government leaders who gathered at a conference …

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Un message du président

Ce numéro spécial d'Options politiques, qui souligne le 30e anniversaire de l'Institut de recherche en politiques publiques, rend hommage aux personnalités qui seront honorées par notre conseil d'administration à l'occasion de notre dîner-anniversaire et fait le …

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