Michael Mendelson is Senior Scholar at the Caledon Institute of Social Policy. Prior to his appointment to the Caledon Institute, he was the Deputy Secretary (Deputy Minister) of Cabinet Office in Ontario. He has served as an Assistant Deputy Minister in Ontario’s Ministries of Finance, Community Services and Health. In Manitoba, he was Secretary to Treasury Board and Deputy Minister of Social Services. Mr. Mendelson has been an active participant in several of Canada’s major developments in federal-provincial relations, finance and social policy in the last decades. He has published many articles on social and fiscal policy, as well as a book on the issue of universality.