Election platforms, Speeches from the Throne and budgets are political documents that are equal parts vision, ambition and assumption. While the first ingredient can engage voters and inspire public servants, the latter two can be the cause of conflict as vision and ambition confront the realities of governance and money.
In this course, participants will explore the linkage between public money and democracy from the Magna Carta to the present day. Learn from political insiders and expert practitioners who have lived at the intersection of political incentives and financial decision-making, constructed platforms, Speeches from the Throne and budgets and followed them all the way through parliamentary approval. Participants will gain an understanding of the role of politics in financial decision-making and the checks and balances in place to ensure that both democratic purpose and public confidence are maintained.