The Trudeau Record: Promise and Performance

25 experts weigh in

edited by Katherine Scott, Laura Macdonald, and Stuart Trew

An authoritative review of Justin Trudeau's tenure, with 25 independent experts weighing in on his promises and performance.

In this book, independent experts analyze the performance of Justin Trudeau’s years in power in over 25 important areas of government policy. The record of what has been done – and what hasn’t – will surprise even well-informed readers.

The focus is on six policy areas: Indigenous rights, governance and housing; the environment and energy; taxes and spending; healthcare and social benefits; foreign policy, immigration, and trade; and social policy including drug reform, labour rights, and racism.

Editors KATHERINE SCOTT, LAURA MACDONALD and STUART TREW of the Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives and Carleton University have recruited Canada’s most knowledgeable experts in their areas to contribute to this volume.

About the Authors

Katherine Scott
Katherine Scott
Laura Macdonald
Laura Macdonald
Stuart Trew
Stuart Trew

KATHERINE SCOTT is a Senior Researcher with the Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives and serves as the director for its gender equality and public policy work. She has worked in the community sector as a researcher, writer and advocate over the past 25 years. She served as Vice President of Research at the Canadian Council on Social Development (CCSD) for several years and, has produced research and analysis for organizations such as Prosper Canada, Volunteer Canada, Capacity Canada, Pathways to Education Canada, and the Federation of Canadian Municipalities.

LAURA MACDONALD is a professor in the Department of Political Science and the Institute of Political Economy at Carleton University, and a past research associate with the Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives. She has published numerous articles in journals and edited collections on issues ranging from the role of non-governmental organizations in development to the political impact of the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) and the Canada-United States-Mexico Agreement. 

STUART TREW is a senior researcher with the Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives where he directs the Trade and Investment Research Project. Among other publications, he co-edited the 2016 anthology The TPP and Canada: A Citizen's Guide (Lorimer) as well as The Harper Record: 2009-2015 (CCPA, 2015). He joined the CCPA as senior editor of the centre's flagship publication, The Monitor

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