My Mandate Letter for the Minister of Families, Children and Social Development

Nov 04 15:11 2019 Print This Article

The first step a newly elected Prime Minister takes on the road to governing is choosing the members of cabinet and giving them their marching orders. Prime Minister Trudeau set to this task with zeal when he was first elected in the autumn of 2015, and surprised many by making the mandate letters public. The CD Howe Institute asked a number of experts to draft their versions, and this post offers a slightly longer version of the mandate letter I wrote for the Minister of Families, Children and Social Development published by the Institute.

Click on image to link to the 2015 Mandate Letter

All Canadians have a right to live the life they value with dignity.

As Minister of Families, Children and Social Development, your actions should be governed by this principle, and directed to three concerns:

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This blog is about economics that matters: for public policy; for Canadians; and for others. Run by Miles Corak, an award winning economist and writer, the blog is intended for an audience of engaged citizens who have a curiosity about economics and how it can inform public policy. Miles Corak is a professor at the University of Ottawa trained in labour economics, and working on child rights, poverty, immigration, social and economic mobility, unemployment, and social policy. He is also a member of the Economic Council of Advisors to Liberal Party of Canada.

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