As governments are faced with the increasing possibility of austerity measures in the coming years following the COVID-19 pandemic, it will be incumbent on them to better regulate economic, social and governance systems in ways that do not place undue burdens on society. In doing so, it is important that governments take a holistic approach to regulation across regulatory jurisdictions, institutions and processes, one that supports an ecosystem orientation in regulatory policy design. Policy-makers must understand the implications of regulation across multiple domains, in order to facilitate innovation in the face of increasing policy complexity.
This talk is part of the IRPP’s 50th anniversary event series, What should be on Canada’s policy radar? Held throughout the spring and fall of 2022, these panel discussions will help us to identify the challenges that our decision-makers will face in the coming years, and examine ways in which Canada can promptly address these issues.