White Rock politician seeks to improve public policies

June 09, 2016

Throughout his 40 years of elected office, Gordon Hogg has seen the good, the bad and the ugly when it comes to creating public policy. But he says as citizens become isolated and disconnected in an increasingly complex society, the matter of creating successful policy is more challenging than ever.

It’s an issue that drove the MLA for Surrey-White Rock back to school, completing his PhD at SFU in the process. On Thursday June 9 he’ll receive his degree, and at 70, is the oldest member of SFU’s 2016 spring convocation class.

For his thesis, Creating Public Policy in a Complex Society: The Context, the Processes, the Decisions, Hogg examined nearly 100 global studies on public policy development.