Canadian Policy

Our new book! A Quiet Evolution: The Emergence of Indigenous - Local Intergovernmental Relations in Canada

Jen Nelles and I have written a new book to be published by University of Toronto Press in August. The book is called, "A Quiet Evolution: The Emergence of Indigenous - Local Intergovernmental Partnerships in Canada." 

We produced a short video that summarizes one of the findings from our book.  

Nothing is straightforward when shopping for fighter aircraft

No one ever said government decision-making was easy.

Sometimes it is damnably difficult, as it is with Bill C-14, the assisted-dying law where Parliament is struggling to find a balance between public opinion and the Supreme Court’s interpretation of the Charter of Rights and Freedoms.

Byelection loss sinks Wynne’s plan to gain some momentum

The outcome of last week’s byelection in the provincial riding of Whitby-Oshawa delivers at least three warnings for Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and Ontario’s Liberal premier, Kathleen Wynne.

The byelection was called to fill a vacancy caused by the resignation of the popular Progressive Conservative MPP Christine Elliott, widow of former federal finance minister Jim Flaherty. Elliott quit after she was defeated for the Ontario PC leadership by Patrick Brown, a right-wing Conservative member of Parliament.