The Social Union Framework Agreement : Lost Opportunity or New Beginning? (Working Paper 3)

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Lazar, Harvey
SUFA , Social Union Framework Agreement , Reform , Federation
The Social Union Framework Agreement of 1999 has the potential to be the most far-reaching reform in the workings of the federation since the changes associated with the Constitution Act, 1982. Whether it will in practice have the effect is still un known. Successful implementation will require a sustained and intensive effort on the part of signatory governments to learn new behaviours. They will have to learn to work with additional constraints on their room for maneuver.1 And while it might be presumed that governments had made that decision when they signed the Social Union Framework Agreement (SUFA), it is not yet clear that they are in fact conducting them selves in ways that reflect those commitments
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