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Nov 10, 2022

Donald Savoie (MA’72) holds the Canada Research Chair in Public Administration and Governance at the Université de Moncton, as well as the Clément-Cormier Research Chair in Economic Development. Over his career, he has served as an advisor to federal, provincial and territorial government departments and agencies, the private sector, independent associations, OECD, the World Bank and the United Nations. In 1986, at the request of the Canadian prime minister, he undertook a review of federal government regional development efforts in Atlantic Canada and prepared a report that led to the establishment of the Atlantic Canada Opportunities Agency. Professor Savoie has published numerous books on public policy, public administration and federalism and has written articles that have appeared in leading national and international peer-reviewed journals in Canada, the U.K., India and the United States.

In this episode: 

  • The risk of centralization of power among various Western governments 
  • How lack of regional ministers has contributed to a public lack of trust in the government 
  • The breakdown of accountability 
  • What government is good at  
  • How Donald became such a prolific researcher and writer
  • Why he’s a “Maritime nationalist” 

Links and resources: 

Donald J. Savoie Institute 


Thanks to: 

Ouralumni host, Katie Davey 

Music by alumni artist,Beats of Burden 

Our alumniAffinity Partners, TD Insurance and Manulife 

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