The Trudeau connection: From swinging sixties to risk-adverse teens

Published Oct. 1, 2012, in Waterloo Region Record and Guelph Mercury.

What a difference a generation makes!

A generation ago, Pierre Trudeau, father of today’s dauphin, burst on the political scene, “like a stone through a stained glass window” (in the memorable simile of the late journalist Gordon Donaldson).

Justin Trudeau’s good looks expected to cover up other weaknesses

LISPOP associates Simon Kiss and Darrell Bricker comment on the appeal of Justin Trudeau.

"Much has been made about Justin Trudeau’s good looks and easy charm, and analysts say they will be among his greatest assets as he seeks to follow in his father’s footsteps all the way to 24 Sussex." Read more...

Devolution and Territorial Goverance

Does devolution produce positive outcomes for territorial governments and residents? I examine this question with a former graduate student, Steven Kennedy, and a former civil servant in the Yukon Territorial Government, Whitehorse city councillor Kirk Cameron.

This article is free to the public (open access) and can be found here. Below is the abstract.

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