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Summer 2010


In political landscapes around the world, governments have no shortage of healthcare issues to overcome. With the abundance of decisions to be made and the limited time and resources available with which to inform these decisions, governments must carefully choose which issues to overlook, which to merely consider, and which to act upon. Kingdon’s Model of Agenda-setting is a useful tool for analyzing the factors and considerations which come into play in this context.

In this paper, Kingdon’s model is described, and then used to analyze the top healthcare issue on the Ontario government’s agenda during the two week period October 22 – November 4, 2009.


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