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  1. 1. Engineering Better Public Policy !! Carolyn Bennett, M.D.,M.P. May 8, 2009
  2. 2. “ Politics in Canada has always been the art of making the necessary possible. D eciding what ‘s necessary is POLITICAL Peter C. Newman
  3. 3. Accidental Tourist in Politics <ul><li>Fight for Women’s College Hospital </li></ul><ul><li>Frustration with public policy </li></ul><ul><li>Frustration with medical leadership </li></ul><ul><li>M.P./M.D. parallel </li></ul><ul><li>Coach through system </li></ul><ul><li>Doctor on Call </li></ul>
  4. 4. Confessions <ul><li>Patient as Partner </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Ask what’s wrong and LISTEN </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Women’s College Hospital, Toronto </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Non Quo Sed Quo Modo …. </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>“ Not what we do, but how” </li></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><li>Feminist Theory ….. </li></ul><ul><ul><li>inclusive decision-making = better results </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Complexity Theory and Politics </li></ul><ul><ul><li>“ For every complex human problem, there is a neat simple solution, it’s just that it’s WRONG !” </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>H.L.Mencken </li></ul></ul>
  5. 6. Once a family doctor, always….. <ul><li>Patient as Partner </li></ul><ul><li>Ask people what’s wrong and listen, together develop a plan </li></ul><ul><li>Democracy between elections….. </li></ul><ul><ul><li>same thing </li></ul></ul>www.carolynbennett.ca
  6. 7. “ Good public policy is developed when the policy-makers can keep in their mind’s eye the people affected.” Jane Jacobs
  7. 8. Attitude 2+2=5 <ul><li>Knowledgeable Stakeholders </li></ul><ul><li>+ </li></ul><ul><li>Committed( listening )Politicians </li></ul><ul><li>= </li></ul><ul><li>Better Public Policy </li></ul>
  8. 9. Objective: Good government Ursula Franklin <ul><li>Fair </li></ul><ul><li>Transparent </li></ul><ul><li>Takes people seriously </li></ul>www.carolynbennett.ca
  9. 10. CYNICISM
  10. 12. “ Underestimating our power. Well- meaning fatalism. What can we do?” Michael Ignatieff
  11. 13. 1. Stop talking like victims 2. Stop assuming we all agree 3. Stop underestimating our strength.” Michael Ignatieff “ Three mistakes:
  12. 14. “ Feel our strength. We can’t go back to some nostalgic paradise in the past.” Michael Ignatieff
  13. 15. “ Power is not real. It is an illusion maintained by the belief of the powerless that others hold it.” Elizabeth May Leader, Green Party
  14. 16. Making a Difference <ul><li>NGO’s </li></ul><ul><li>Professional Organizations </li></ul><ul><li>Academics/Research </li></ul><ul><li>Media </li></ul><ul><li>Electoral Politics </li></ul>
  15. 17. Our System <ul><li>Government </li></ul><ul><li>Prime Minister </li></ul><ul><li>Cabinet </li></ul><ul><li>Pubic service </li></ul><ul><li>Parliament </li></ul><ul><li>Members of Parliament </li></ul><ul><li>Senators </li></ul>
  16. 18. Stephen Coleman <ul><li>“ Parliament’s role is emerging as that of a mediator between the voice of the public and government.” </li></ul>www.carolynbennett.ca
  17. 19. Stephen Coleman Professor of e-democracy Oxford University “People don’t want to govern they want to be heard.” “Civic efficacy” “Two-way accountability”
  18. 20. Context <ul><li>Silos of Government </li></ul><ul><li>Jurisdictional gridlock </li></ul><ul><li>Governments prefer solutions </li></ul><ul><li>Coalition of unusual suspects - compelling </li></ul><ul><li>Public policy usually follows public opinion </li></ul><ul><li>Climate of ‘investment’ </li></ul>
  19. 21. Sir Michael Marmot <ul><li>Evidence is not enough. There has to be the desire, the political will for change. Given that will - a big given but I am an optimist - the evidence of what works will be a great help. </li></ul>
  20. 22. <ul><li>Research </li></ul><ul><li>Evidence-informed practice </li></ul><ul><li>Practice-informed evidence </li></ul><ul><li>Courage to fund what works </li></ul><ul><li>Courage to stop funding what doesn`t </li></ul><ul><li>Complex adaptive systems… </li></ul>
  21. 23. ‘ Public’ policy <ul><li>Putting the ‘poli’ into policy </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Research </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Policy </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Practice </li></ul></ul>www.carolynbennett.ca
  22. 24. Research Practice Policy
  23. 25. Research Practice Policy KT
  24. 26. Research Practice Policy KT Political will
  25. 27. Research Practice Policy KT Political will Applied research
  26. 28. Research Practice Policy ENGAGED CITIZENS KT Political will Applied research
  27. 29. Sir Michael Marmot <ul><li>“ Evidence is not enough. There has to be the desire, the political will for change . Given that will - a big given but I am an optimist - the evidence of what works will be a great help.” </li></ul>
  28. 30. No time for pessimists
  29. 31. <ul><li>Public policy usually follows </li></ul><ul><li>public opinion…. </li></ul><ul><li>BECAUSE……. </li></ul><ul><li> Doing the right thing is very difficult if the public aren’t onside… </li></ul>
  30. 32. Political Will to do the right thing <ul><li>Dramatically improves with an educated public…… civic literacy </li></ul><ul><li>Citizens pulling healthy public policy…. civic efficacy </li></ul>
  31. 33. Information Communication <ul><li>imperative...... </li></ul><ul><li>Send </li></ul><ul><ul><li>AND </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Receive </li></ul></ul>www.carolynbennett.ca
  32. 34. OECD Citizen as Partner 2001 <ul><li>Information </li></ul><ul><li>Consultation </li></ul><ul><li>Participation </li></ul>www.carolynbennett.ca
  33. 35. Legitimacy <ul><li>Timing </li></ul><ul><li>‘ Assured Listening’ – EKOS </li></ul><ul><li>Tracking Successes / Feedback processes </li></ul>www.carolynbennett.ca
  34. 36. Civic Literacy <ul><li>Government vs Parliament </li></ul><ul><li>Who’s asking? </li></ul><ul><li>??? Different Questions </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Parliament – “What” ? </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Government – “ How” ? </li></ul></ul></ul>www.carolynbennett.ca
  35. 37. Strengthening Democracy <ul><li>MPs in the riding </li></ul><ul><li>MPs with their non- geographic constituencies, opposition critics </li></ul><ul><li>MPs as Parliamentary committee members </li></ul><ul><li>Government consultations </li></ul><ul><li>Political Parties </li></ul>www.carolynbennett.ca
  36. 38. Empowering Citizens – Why? <ul><li>Better public policy – unusual coalitions presenting real solutions </li></ul><ul><li>Better legislation, better implementation </li></ul><ul><li>Better scrutiny – what questions to ask ? </li></ul><ul><li>Better relationships between citizens and their representatives </li></ul><ul><li>Ultimate goal: a more robust democracy !! </li></ul><ul><ul><li> great people will run, citizens will vote </li></ul></ul>www.carolynbennett.ca
  37. 39. Rx: Civic Participation It’s good for your health <ul><li>Physical and mental energy comes from </li></ul><ul><li>feeling in control of your life, </li></ul><ul><li>having real choices , </li></ul><ul><li>and being involved with others </li></ul><ul><li>to find ways of organizing change for the better </li></ul><ul><li>Barbara Rogers </li></ul>BONUS !!!!!!!!
  38. 40. Quiz <ul><li>Who is your MP </li></ul><ul><li>Who is your MPP </li></ul><ul><li>Have you ever written/called/emailed an elected representative </li></ul><ul><li>Did you vote in the last election </li></ul><ul><li>Do you belong to a political party </li></ul><ul><li>Have you ever helped in an election </li></ul>

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