Lecture 11.docx

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Lecture 11
April 5, 2012
Polis Versus the Market
o Welfare of community
o Share risk across
o Population
Minimize inequality
The Queen is the state, but Federal government in power
o David
o Members of the House are appointed by the Prime Minister
o 3 opposition parties; NDP, Liberal
Canada’s system is based on the UK government
o Overlap between Cabinet, Parliament (lower house), Upper House (House of Lords UK)
and Senate (Canada)
Senate to be of no use is in debate, in fact party in power usually appoints its
own people so bills can be passed
Parliamentary government, Senate is not elected
Provincial level is responsible for delivering healthcare, and also set policies
Federal level is responsible for delivering healthcare only to Aboriginals
o Uses its spending power, pay for 50% of the services and the rest by
o Initially was municipal in Saskatchewan
o Federal government intervened by only using it power, provincial and territorial are
responsible for delivering healthcare
Welfare State
o Government intervening in various policies and issues
o After world war, there was much insecurity, it was a way of preventing class conflict
Medicare is the most popular program used , interest of the largest community
is taken into consideration Polis
o Few commonly known Welfare State; Social Democratic State
o Most important institution is the State; ensures that all parties support welfare state
o Belgium, France, Germany, Netherlands
Organization for Economic and Corporation Development; OECD nations
o To better off in term of inequality
Growth of economy
o In Canada; growing inequality
Poor countries such as Mexico has decreased inequality
Yet Canada and Germany (liberal and conservative) both rich countries facing
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