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Queen's University

Policy Speaker Series

Efficiency and Effectiveness of the Federation:
The Next Frontier of Intergovernmental Policy Making?

September 30, 2010

Dr. Craig McFadyen has twenty years experience in central agencies in the Ontario Public Service including Cabinet Office, the Ministry of Intergovernmental Affairs and the Ministry of Finance. In his current position, Assistant Deputy Minister, Economics and Justice, in the Intergovernmental Affairs unit of Cabinet Office, he is responsible for providing strategic policy leadership and intergovernmental advice on economics and justice issues including federal-provincial fiscal arrangements, securities regulation, federal economic development programming, trade policy, and Aboriginal affairs.

In previous roles, he has been responsible for coordinating economic affairs policy across government and supporting Cabinet decision-making; for providing policy and communications support on issues related to fiscal imbalance, equitable treatment, major transfers and equalization; and for supporting the Premier's role both as chair of the Council of the Federation and at First Ministers' Meetings.

Dr. McFadyen is the OPS Amethyst Fellow for 2010-2011 at Queen's University.

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