Public Policy and The Bureaucracy

The Agenda with Steve Paikin. (2013). Kevin Page: Budget Watchdog reflects. TVO. This video is an in-depth interview with Kevin Page, the former Parliamentary Budget Officer, at the end of his rather controversial term.

  • What is the primary role of the Parliamentary Budget Officer?

The Agenda with Steve Paikin. (2019). Debriefing Ontario’s 2019 budget.  YouTube. This video take a look into Ontario’s budget in 2019, including the deficit, expenditure, employment rates, and austerity measures.

  • What are some of the economic projections in Ontario for 2019?

The Agenda with Steve Paikin. (2018). Legislation Headd to the Grave. YouTube. Where do dying and dead bills go? This video looks at the fate of pending legislation just before and after an election. Steve Paikin discusses what happens to bills and legislations once an election is called, specifically just before the last Ontario elections.

  • What happens to pending legislation after an election is called?

The Agenda with Steve Paikin. (2017). A Tax Reform Showdown?YouTube. An insightful look into a few signifnanct changes made with tax reforms, specifically taxes affecting high income earners

  • Are high income earners exploting the rules of the game?

The Agenda with Steve Paikin. (2019). Health Care Policy and the Federal Election. YouTube. This chapter discusses several public policy initiatives both at the federal and provincial levels. This video compliments these discussions by highlighting some of the important health care policy issues prior to the most recent federal elections.

  • How does health care policy at the federal level affect provinces and Canadians?

The Agenda with Steve Paikin. (2019). An Ontario Post-Secondary Report Card. YouTube. Another public policy discussed in this chapter concerns education and post-secondary institutions. In this video, Steve Paikin discusses some of the changes to funding and tuition in post-secondary institutions in Ontario.

  • How do the changes to OSAP affect university students in Ontario?
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