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  • Immigrant Skilled Workers: Should Canada Attract More Foreign Students?
    This paper examines federal and provincial immigration policy and explores some important issues relating to the process of admission of immigrants to Canada. It also analyzes areas where changes are needed to maximize the benefits from immigration to the Canadian economy faced with the challenges of aging population and changing labour market conditions. The paper emphasizes that immigration policy must be focused not simply on bringing in more people, but people who are likely to adapt to the Canadian lifestyle, contribute economically, abide by laws in the country, and become self-supporting.
  • Managing Complexity: The Lessons of Horizontal Policy-Making in the Provinces
    With jurisdictions increasingly in competition with one another for investment and economic growth, governments are constantly looking for ways to be more effective in harnessing their resources to address seemingly intractable social problems. This paper identifies several valuable lessons for managing the development of public policy.
  • Overview of the Saskatchewan Economy
    The Saskatchewan Institute of Public Policy supports informed policy debate in Saskatchewan on a wide variety of public policy issues, many of which are driven by or at least affected by economic conditions in the province. To further this goal, the Institute has compiled, from published materials, an overview of the latest data on the Saskatchewan economy.
  • Health Spending in Saskatchewan: Recent Trends, Future Options
    In our world of defined resources, and competing social needs, what is the best approach to financing an expensive – and increasingly costly – health care system? Mr. Daniel Hickey in his timely, thought-provoking study on health care in Saskatchewan examines this question through the two related issues of health expenditure trends and financing options.
  • Improving Accountability Models in Public Education: Applying Logic Models of Performance Management
    Whether dealing with the outcomes of the Enron fiasco or perceived failures by publicly funded K-12 education, citizens increasingly expect and demand action that ensures appropriate accountability mechanisms are in place. Jim Marshall and Larry Steeves in their paper “Improving Accountability Models in Public Education: Applying Logic Models of Performance Management” examine the current use of accountability framework models as they relate to publicly funded education in North America and compare them to more complex models developed in the field of public administration and public policy.