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2011 Conference Program
Wallace Hall, John Deutsch University Centre (JDUC) 87 Union Street, Kingston
SPS Director’s Breakfast
Welcome and Introductory Comments
Naomi Alboim, Adjunct Professor, School of Policy Studies
10:00 - 11:30 AM
A Retrospective Look at Canada’s Future Prospects
Chair: Naomi Alboim Fellow and Adjunct Professor, School of Policy Studies,
Keith Banting Professor, Queen’s Research Chair in Public Policy, Queen’s University Tom Courchene Jarislowski-Deutsch Professor of Economics and Financial Policy and Professor, School of Policy Studies, Queen’s University Peter Harrison Director, Stauffer-Dunning Chair, School of Policy Studies, Queen’s University LUNCH 11:30 AM - 12:15 PM 12:15 - 1:30 PM, Wallace Hall, JDUC The 2011 Donald Matthews Lecture Is Ontario’s Healthcare System Sustainable?
Don Drummond Matthews Fellow and Adjunct Professor, School of Policy Studies, Queen’s University 2011 Policy Studies Forum 1:45 - 3:15 PM, Wallace Hall, JDUC Priorities for a New National Policy Agenda Chair: Robert Wolfe Professor, School of Policy Studies, Queen’s University New Fiscal Arrangements André Juneau Director, Institute of Intergovernmental Relations, Queen’s University The Environment Velma McColl Principal, Earnscliffe Strategy Group Foreign Policy Joel Sokolsky Principal, Royal Military College 3:30 - 5:00 PM, Wallace Hall, JDUC Challenges in Public Management Chair: Jacoba Lilius Assistant Professor, School of Policy Studies, Queen’s University Enhancing Accountability Caroline Davis Vice-Principal Finance and Administration, Queen’s University Potential Flashpoints in Public Sector Labour Relations Victor Rabinovitch President and CEO, Canadian Museum of Civilization Corporation Aboriginal Self-Governance Bob Watts Adjunct Professor and Fellow, School of Policy Studies, Queen’s University Ban Righ Dining Room, 10 Bader Lane (at University Avenue) Reception 5:30 PM Banquet 6:30 PM Donald Gow Memorial Lecture 7:45 PM The Future of Democracy in Canada The Hon. Peter Milliken, Speaker of the House of Commons Queen’s University occasionally has the opportunity to highlight campus events through the use of photos and video like those taken today. Should you prefer not to appear in any of these promotional efforts, please contact Chris Cornish, by email firstname.lastname@example.org or phone 613-533-6217.
A Retrospective Look at Canada’s Future Prospects 10:00 - 11:30 am Naomi Alboim is a fellow and adjunct professor at the School of Policy Studies at Queen’s University and Chair of its Policy Forum. She is also a senior fellow at the Maytree Foundation where she leads its immigration policy work. Ms Alboim is an active public policy consultant, advising governments and NGOs across Canada and abroad, including in Ghana, Vietnam, Indonesia, and Kenya. She worked as a senior civil servant in the Canadian and Ontario governments for twenty-five years, including eight years as Deputy Minister in three different portfolios. Her areas of responsibility included immigration, human rights, culture, labour market training, workplace practices, women’s, seniors’ and disability issues, and aboriginal community economic development. She has authored both commissioned and unsolicited policy papers, which have had significant impact on federal and provincial policy. She is a member of the Order of Ontario and a recipient of the Jubilee Gold Medal for public service.
Keith Banting earned his B.A. (Hons) from Queen’s University, and his doctorate from Oxford University. He taught for thirteen years at the University of British Columbia, before returning to Queen’s in 1986. He has also been a visiting scholar at the London School of Economics, the Brookings Institution, Harvard University, Oxford University, the European University Institute and the University of Melbourne.
His research interests focus on public policy in Canada and other western nations. He is the author of Poverty, Politics and Policy (1979) and The Welfare State and Canadian Federalism (second edition 1987). He is an editor and co-author of another fifteen books dealing with public policy, and has contributed a lengthy list of articles to journals and other books. Dr. Banting’s current research focuses on ethnic diversity, multiculturalism and the welfare state. He is co-editor (with Will Kymlicka) of Multiculturalism and the Welfare State: Recognition and Redistribution in Contemporary Democracies (2006), and co-editor (with Thomas Courchene and Leslie Seidle) of Belonging? Diversity, Recognition and Shared Citizenship in Canada (2007).
Dr. Banting served as Director of the School of Policy Studies (1993He previously served as Associate Dean of Graduate Studies and Research at Queen’s University. He was a Research Coordinator for the Royal Commission on the Economic Union and Development Prospects for Canada (1983-85). A member of the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (1986-92), he was elected vice-president of the Council in 1990. Dr. Banting was invested as a member of the Order of Canada in 2005.
Tom Courchene was educated at the University of Saskatchewan (B.A. Hons., 1962) and Princeton University (Ph.D., 1967). He was Professor of Economics at the University of Western Ontario (1965-88), before accepting the Directorship of the new School of Policy Studies at Queen’s University (1988-92). He is currently the Jarislowsky-Deutsch Professor of Economic and Financial Policy at Queen’s, a member of the Department of Economics, the School of Policy Studies and the Faculty of Law, and Senior Scholar at the Institute for Research on Public Policy. He served as Director of the Institute of Intergovernmental Relations at Queen’s University (2007-10).
Dr. Courchene is the author or editor of some 60 books and has published over 250 academic articles on a wide range of Canadian public policy issues. A collection of his recent articles appears as Rearrangements (Oakville, Mosaic Press). His 1994 book, Social Canada in the Millennium, was awarded the Doug Purvis Prize for the best Canadian economic policy contribution in 1994 and his book, From Heartland to North American Region State: The Social, Fiscal and Federal Evolution of Ontario (1998, with Colin Telmer) won the inaugural Donner Prize for the best book on Canadian Public Policy. His on-going research interests also include financial deregulation, the political economy of Canadian federalism, and comparative federal systems, climate change and the knowledge based economy.
He was Chair of the Ontario Economic Council (1982-85) and Senior Fellow at the C.D. Howe Institute (1980-99). He was elected as a Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada (1981) and is Past President of the Canadian Economics Association (1991-92). Dr. Courchene was selected by the University of Saskatchewan as one of 100 Alumni of Influence (2007). He is a recipient of the Molson Prize for lifetime achievement in the Social Sciences and Humanities (1999). Dr.
Courchene was invested as an Officer in the Order of Canada (1995).
Peter Harrison, a geographer by profession, holds the Stauffer-Dunning Chair and is Director of the School of Policy Studies at Queen’s University. Dr. Harrison’s career as a senior member of the Public Service of Canada lasted nearly 30 years. During this time he served as the Deputy Minister of a number of federal Departments including Natural Resources Canada, Fisheries and Oceans, the Leadership Network, the National Research Council of Canada (Senior Research Fellow, Oceans) and Indian Residential Schools Resolution Canada.
Dr. Harrison was responsible for shepherding the ratification of the United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea (UNCLOS) by the Government of Canada (2003) and the investment of $150 million in the International Polar Year. As Senior Associate Deputy Minister of the Department of Indian and Northern Affairs, he was responsible for the development of the Government’s current Northern Strategy, the commitment to a new “High Arctic research Station,” and the Canada-UK Memorandum of Understanding regarding Arctic Research. He also served as Associate and Assistant Deputy Minister in the Departments of Finance, Human Resources Development Canada, and Revenue Canada. He was Secretary to the Priorities and Planning, Operations, and Expenditure Review Committees (1989of the federal Cabinet in the Privy Council Office.
THE DONALD MATTHEWS LECTUREIs Ontario’s Health Care System Sustainable?
12:15 - 1:30 pm Don Drummond was born and raised in Victoria, British Columbia.
He graduated from the University of Victoria and subsequently received his M.A. in Economics from Queen’s University. Mr.
Drummond joined the federal Department of Finance upon completing his studies at Queen’s. During almost 23 years at Finance, Mr. Drummond held a series of progressively more senior positions in the areas of economic analysis and forecasting, fiscal policy and tax policy. His last three positions were respectively Assistant Deputy Minister of Fiscal Policy and Economic Analysis, Assistant Deputy Minister of Tax Policy and Legislation, and most recently, Associate Deputy Minister. In this latter position, Mr. Drummond was responsible for economic analysis, fiscal policy, tax policy, social policy and federal-provincial relations. In particular, Mr. Drummond coordinated the planning of the annual federal budgets.
Mr. Drummond was Senior Vice President and Chief Economist for the TD Bank (2000¬10), taking the lead with TD Economics’ work in analyzing and forecasting economic performance in Canada and abroad. For Canada, this work was conducted at the city, provincial, industrial and national levels. TD Economics also analyzes the key policies which influence economic performance, including monetary and fiscal policies.
Mr. Drummond travels widely across Canada and abroad, speaking to various groups about the Canadian economy and its prospects. He is frequently quoted by the media on economic and policy issues.
Priorities for a New National Policy Agenda 1:45 - 3:15 pm Robert Wolfe is Professor in the School of Policy Studies at Queen’s University. He was a foreign service officer for many years, serving abroad in Bangladesh and in the Canadian Delegation to the OECD in Paris. In Ottawa he worked in the National Security Section; the U.S. Trade and Economic Relations Division; as Executive Assistant to the Ambassador for Multilateral Trade Negotiations and the Prime Minister’s Personal Representative, Economic Summit; and in the International Economic Relations Division. He is the coordinator of Canadian participation in the Canada-UK Colloquium, an associate of the International Institute for Sustainable Development, and a member of the Canadian Agricultural Trade Policy and Competitiveness Research Network.
Since joining Queen’s in 1995, after completing a Ph.D. in Political Studies, Dr. Wolfe has published widely on Canadian trade policy, on public opinion about trade, and on the World Trade Organization. Recent publications include ‘The WTO Single Undertaking as Negotiating Technique and Constitutive Metaphor’ (2009), ‘Sprinting During a Marathon: Why the WTO Ministerial Failed in July 2008,’ (2010), ‘The Special Safeguard Fiasco in the WTO’ (2009), ‘Endogenous Learning and Consensual Understanding in Multilateral Negotiations: Arguing and Bargaining in the WTO,’ (2010), ‘Did the protectionist dog bark? Transparency, accountability, and the WTO during the global financial crisis’ (forthcoming in 2011), and, with Terry Collins-Williams, ‘Transparency as a Trade Policy Tool: The WTO’s Cloudy Windows.’ (2010).
André Juneau graduated from the University of Ottawa in political science, undertook graduate studies at the Institute for Canadian Studies at Carleton University, and received an M.A. from the Department of Urban Affairs and Policy Analysis at the New School for Social Research in New York City. He began his career as a research assistant at the Brookings Institution in Washington, D.C. working on a study of intergovernmental fiscal relations.
Mr. Juneau’s career in the Public Service of Canada began in 1975 in the Department of Finance where he worked on transfers to provinces, constitutional reform and social policy. He also served as the Deputy Minister’s executive assistant. After a period of three years in the Priorities and Planning Secretariat of the Privy Council Office (PCO) dealing with social policy, Mr. Juneau served as Director General for labour market policy, and Director General and then Assistant Deputy Minister for immigration policy. In 1993, he moved to Health Canada as Assistant Deputy Minister for policy and communications.
Mr. Juneau returned to PCO in 1998 as Deputy Secretary for Intergovernmental Relations, liaising with IGA officials in all jurisdictions across Canada. The Prime Minister then appointed him as Deputy Secretary to Cabinet for Operations.
Velma McColl works on a range of economic and social issues, specializing in energy, environment and green technologies. Prior to joining Earnscliffe Strategy Group in 2004, she advised Federal Cabinet Ministers on political strategy, policy and communications.
Throughout her career, Ms McColl has focused on Canada’s competitiveness and innovation challenges, climate change, energy, technology and sustainable development. She has worked to find creative solutions across federal/provincial/territorial, North American and international boundaries. Her career includes success as an entrepreneur and experience working collaboratively with business, academia, think tanks, not-for-profit organizations and the public sector.
She is a co-founder of the Canadian Clean Technology Coalition.
Joel J. Sokolsky is Principal and Professor of Political Science at the Royal Military College of Canada. He was previously Dean of the Faculty of Arts. He is a Senior Fellow at the Queen’s University Centre for International Relations, and holds an appointment with the Queen’s Department of Political Studies. He is a member of the Canadian Navy’s Strategic Advisory Group, the Canadian Coast Guard Advisory Council, and a Research Affiliate at the Strategic Studies Program of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. His areas of interest and teaching include Canadian foreign and defence policy, contemporary maritime strategy, international security relations and American foreign and defence policy.