Policy Brief Assignment Instructions Brief Topic: Canada’s position on its trading relationship with Saudi Arabia in light of recent human rights abuses
Students should write a 5 page, double-spaced Policy Brief that is addressed to the current Prime Minister of Canada on one of the topics listed above. The Policy Brief must include: 1) an executive summary that flags one policy option as the preferred option for action/enactment; 2) a clear and succinct overview of the problem to be addressed; 3) a clear outline of 3 policy options; 4) an insightful policy recommendation that responds to the problem; and, 5) a well supported rationale for making the recommendation, which includes reference to at least 5 of any of the following: • government and/or international organization documents and websites; • academic journal articles; or, • books or book chapters. All Briefs must be typed using a standard 12-point Times New Roman. Use sub-headings for each section (Executive Summary, Option 1, Option 2, and Option 3, Recommended Option) and Chicago (16th ed.) citation style for referencing.