The Legacy of the Rowell-Sirois Commission Report: Implications for the Canadian Welfare State and Federalism Introduction What is the lasting legacy of the Rowell-Sirois Commission Report with regard to the Canadian welfare state and Canadian federalism? In order to answer these questions, this essay will first offer a background analysis of Rowell-Sirois and proceed to a substantive analysis of the report’s implications for Canadian policy and rhetoric in the domains of both welfare and federalism. The hypothesis to be defended is that the Rowell-Sirois Commission Report played a profoundly influential role in the creation of both the Canadian welfare state and Canadian federalism, at the level of ideology if not necessarily that of...The end:
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