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Newsletter: Paths of least resistance and path dependency

Newsletter:
Paths of least resistance
and path dependency

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Newsletter: Paths of least resistance and path dependency

Newsletter: Paths of least resistance and path dependency

Justin Trudeau’s election promise to legalize marijuana was motivated by strong public support, and was one of the most popular platform items on the Liberal Party’s election-time website. In policy terms, legalization has is supported by an interplay of public health, criminal justice, and social justice concerns dating back almost 50 years.

Invitation: November 22, 2017

Invitation: November 22, 2017

The First and Next 150 Years of Canadian Federalism: What’s Been Done? What’s to be Done? Wednesday, November 22, 2017 at the Faculty Club, University of Toronto.

The André-Pratte Prize 2017

The prize will be awarded each year to the young author who submits the best essay on federalism to The Federal Idea.

 

The first André-Pratte Prize will be awarded at the end of April, 2017.

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