Women’s College Hospital Case Study • Perceptions of Knowledge
• Traditional and participatory approaches to knowledge.
• HSRC: Empirical/traditional knowledge
• Disciplined approach to knowledge legal analysis:‐
“Legal analysis of a situation is precise, and the format you have to develop to do a legal case is a very demanding format ...
requires a lot of information gathering and information synthesis...” (Participant 4)
Tenants Protection Act Case Study
• Removedrentcontrolandothertenantprotections provided by the bills it replaced
• AmendedOntarioHumanRightsCodetoallowlandlordsto use income criteria to screen potential tenants.
Ontario Supreme Court judge ruled against provision.
• Legal analysis and argumentation • Tenant representatives: Unsuccessful • Women’s College Hospital : Success
Conclusions Women’s College Hospital
• Hall’stypologydoesnotfit. • Conservativegovernmentdidnotprivatizehealthcare. •
Governmentincreasedstatecontrolofhealthcare. • Controlhealthspending.
Conclusions: Tenant Protection Act
• Replacedrentcontrolwithvacancydecontrol • FundamentalshiftinOntariohousingpolicy • Why? •
Housingpolicy:morevulnerabletopoliticalideology. • Government’sneo liberalpoliciesprevailed.‐
• Publicexpectationthatpeoplecanpayfortheirown housing.