Canadian Annual Review of Politics and Public Affairs 1993
The year 1993 marked the changing of the political guard at both federal and provincial levels. While the cast of characters changed, however, the agendas remained much the same. Public policy was dominated by concerns about deficit and debt. Provincial governments faced declining tax revenues, which was exacerbated by reduced federal equalization payments and transfers. On the international front 1993 was the year that Parliament approved the North American Free Trade Agreement. Peacekeeping remained an important aspect of Canada's contribution to international security, but that contribution was sullied by the Somali affair. The resulting investigation affected all levels of the Department of National Defence.
Featuring essays on Parliament and politics, Ottawa and the provinces, and external affairs and defence, the Canadian Annual Review of Politics and Public Affairs provides a comprehensive account of the year's events.
The Canadian Annual Review has long been praised for its excellence. Known for its accuracy, readability, and insight, it offers a synoptic appraisal of the year's crises, controversies, and developments from both federal and provincial perspectives.
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Editors introduction the year in review
THE FEDERAL ELECTION CAMPAIGN
The Liberals 27 New Democratic Party 28 Bloc Quebecois
The Chretien cabinet 37 The Pearson airport deal 40 Reforming
Technologies 51 Violence against women 52 Sexual predators
The fisheries crisis worsens 66 A bad year for the environment
CanadaU S relations and North American free trade 81 Trade
Politics 151 Government policies 160 The economy
Hospital cutbacks 176 A tough budget 177 An Indian road
Environmental issues 198 First Nations and land claims 199 Demo
The legislature and government 212 Political parties 217
239 Problems on the Blood Reserve 241 Miscellaneous
YUKON AND NORTHWEST TERRITORIES by James B Lawson
Legislature 261 Constitutional developments and land claims 262
North American defence and sovereignty protection 110 Military
politics and personalities 147 Government and the provincial