Upcoming Events

May 13 2014
08:30:00 - 13:00:00
UNIVERSITY OF VICTORIA CANADA-EU WORKSHOP SERIES Opening Up Canadian Federalism the European Way
Room 608 (Senate Room), Robertson Hall, Carleton University
The University of Victoria (UVic) European Union Centre of Excellence (EUCE) and the Department of Political Science are running a series of six workshops to disseminate and discuss the findings of a three year research project comparing Canadian and European Union (EU) approaches to governing social policy.

The Ottawa workshop compares how Canada and the EU ensure that all of their citizens can participate fully in society, and identifies some of the coordination challenges facing Canada. For example, the federal government provides income support to seniors, the unemployed, and children, and redistributes income through the tax system. Provinces provide last-resort social assistance. Municipalities also play a key role, especially in relation to housing and homelessness. Yet there are no overarching pan-Canadian goals or strategies as it relates to social inclusion, inequality, poverty, child care, or homelessness. Each jurisdiction is working through problems on its own.

For more information on the workshop and to register, visit http://eucaworkshops.com. Registration is free for IPAC Members but mandatory as there are only limited seetings.

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