Canadian Public Policy (CPP) is an interdisciplinary program examining public decision-making and policy processes related to environmental, social, health, and economic policy.
Faculty: Faculty of Social Sciences
- Bachelor of Arts (BA), major
- Any degree, minor
The Canadian Public Policy program at Mount Allison provides an adaptable and broad knowledge base for students interested in all levels of Canadian-based policy work, giving students a strong foundation in policy analysis and implementation.
Students take a core set of political science and economics courses from the foundation of the CPP program, then select areas of specialization to complete their degree.
Topics of study include:
- theories and processes of public policy-making
- analysis of public policy fields like environment, health, and education
- political leadership in Canada
- canadian federalism and intergovernmental relations
- social and legal issues and policies in regional, national, and international contexts
- organizational behaviour, financial and management accounting
Find a list of Canadian public policy courses in the academic calendar — Canadian public policy.
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Popular career paths for Canadian public policy graduates include:
- public policy/business analyst
- municipal administrator
- government relations officer
- not-for-profit sector
- policy researcher
- policy consultant
- legislative/executive assistant (for MPs, provincial representatives)
Dr. Craig Brett
Research interests: optimal taxation, political economy, tax-transfer policy, effects of demographic change on redistribution policies