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The Living Tree: Contemporary Issues in Canadian Federalism Series

Changes in Canada's political landscape have a profound impact on how the different orders of government interact and how government responsibilities are exercised. In adapting to these changing priorities, all public servants can benefit from a solid understanding of federalism, the issues related to it, and their effect on the public service.

In this event series, featured experts will share their deep knowledge of contemporary issues related to Canadian federalism and what they mean for Canada's public service.

The series will allow participants to acquire insight and practical tools to help them navigate an evolving system that adapts organically, like a living tree, to continuously meet the needs of its citizens.


Date Title
October 7, 2022 Why Federalism Matters
 Podcast available
November 14, 2022 The Fundamentals of Fiscal Federalism
 Podcast available
December 14, 2022 Economic Development and Infrastructure
January 18, 2023 Federalism Structures and Relationships with Indigenous Peoples
February 10, 2023 The Role of Municipalities in Federalism
March 15, 2023 Health Care and Intergovernmental Relations

Additional events in this series will be added to this page and our main Events page as they are confirmed.

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