New Brunswick Social Policy Research Network
I think this is a good initiative. I’ve talked with senior provincial government bureaucrats (past and present) that say the first thing cut in the past has been policy development expertise in the departments and that many of them do not have the internal horsepower to properly evaluate and support policy decision making. Tapping into this external expertise makes good sense.
Of course that does sound self-serving coming from a consultant -but I suspect there is not a whole lot of work for me on the social policy front.