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Workshops & seminars, Conferences & lectures

The Role of Government: Rationales, Instruments
and Issues

with Mel Cappe, Former Clerk of the Privy Council
Date and time
Date & time

May 19-20, 2016
9 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.


Henry F. Hall Building
1455 De Maisonneuve W.
Sir George Williams Campus


This event is free

Wheelchair accessible
Wheelchair accessible



Mel Cappe
Former Clerk of the Privy Council
Professor, School of Public Policy and Governance,
University of Toronto


Some Governments take on more than they can accomplish.  Others fail to attempt to address fundamental issues of public good.

This workshop will look at the rationales for government interventions, the criteria for instrument choice, as well as the limits of government intervention and issues best left to the private and not-for-profit sectors.

In addition, it will address a number of current issues of public policy, possibly including Climate Change, Security, Fiscal Policy, Immigration, Death and Dying etc.

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