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Bill C-69: Is anybody thinking about how to implement it?

By Monica Gattinger      

This legislation will be with us for the long term. Today, it’s controversy over a pipeline. Tomorrow, it could be an electricity transmission line or a project aimed at reducing greenhouse gas emissions.

New Natural Resources Minister Amarjeet Sohi, pictured. Bill C-69, the federal government’s sweeping reform of energy regulation and environmental assessment, could make for a good case study of political scientist Francis Fukuyama’s critique, writes Monica Gattinger. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade

In a recent piece for The American Interest, political scientist Francis Fukuyama laments that public policy schools are failing because they train students to conduct policy analysis, but completely ignore implementation. The kids are designing ever-more elegant policy proposals, but not how to actually implement them.

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