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November 6-8, 1997
Public policy in Alberta and, more generally, in Canada, has experienced a sea-change in recent years. In particular a shrinkage in public sector functions has given way to an increased role, in both policy formation and implementation, for private sector organizations. The implications of these changes are still unclear. However, at least some authors, such as conference keynote John Ralston Saul suggest that a corporatist model of governance has emerged which is incompatible with a healthy democracy. Parkland Institute's first conference addressed these and other complementary ideas and concerns.