Canadian Forest Service Publications

Manitoba: from provincial-based planning to localised Aboriginal governance. 2009. Wellstead, A.M.; Rayner, J. Policy and Society 28(2): 151-163.

Year: 2009

Issued by: Northern Forestry Centre

Catalog ID: 29849

Language: English

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Policy change in Manitoba's integrated land use management can be characterized by three distinct phases: 1993–2000, 2000–2004, and 2004–2008. The first period was dominated by an ambitious province-wide planning initiative that intended to implement broad sustainable development principles. These ideals were carried over into an area specific initiative known as the East Side of Lake Winnipeg Planning Initiative. In the final phase, there was a significant shift in the number and type of actors involved as well as the planning goals which shifted from implementation of sustainable development to enhancing Aboriginal governance capacity. This case study presents the policy change in Manitoba's land management policy regime as a process of “policy layering” followed by “policy conversion.”