The origins and context of p olicy-making in canada. Policy: any kind of action or decision made by government or officials which forms the foundation of public law. Law: standard rules and regulations that are compulsory for people to follow, there are provisions for those who break and do not follow these laws change all together. Policy analyst: to make sense of these issues and proposing solutions. Understanding policy: policy is becoming more complex as time goes on, understanding how the issue is being framed, when policy is taken out of context, that is when there is a lot of unintended. We also think about how we"re studying the issue consequences. Government can make policy to make them look good but it may take 4-5 years for it to be realized. Criminal justice policy: how to incarcerate for cheaper, how to ticket more to profit from fines.