Canadian Politics

'I worry about this': Trudeau's move to dissolve Indigenous Affairs Department prompts concern

LISPOP Associate Christopher Alcantara comments on the recent reorganization of Indigenous Affairs.

Check it out here: http://www.cbc.ca/news/politics/trudeau-dissolve-indigenous-affairs-worr...

Implementing Modern Treaties with Indigenous Peoples: What works and what doesn't?

This is the topic of a new paper of mine avaiable for early view and scheduled for publication in the September 2017 issue of the academic journal, Canadian Public Administration.

Here's the abstract:

Does incumbency, salary, and district magnitude affect the decision and ability of women and visible minorities to win municipal office?

That's the research question of a new paper that Zac Spicer, Michael McGregor, and I have published in the latest issue of Electoral Studies.  

Fighting Fire with Fire: The Implications of (Not) Going Negative in a Multiparty Election Campaign

"Sunny ways, my friends, sunny ways."

Trudeau believed that the positive tone of his campaign was a key factor for helping him win the last election. This positive tone was in stark contrast to the generally negative tone that Harper's Team took during the previous elections.  Which strategy, Harper's or Trudeau's, was more effective at winning votes?

Book Review: Petty and Profound

What do municipalities and First Nation reserves have in common? Both are used to being told what to do. It’s natural, then, that any review of Indigenous self-government would examine how these two get along at the most elemental level. A Quiet Evolution is the first research of its kind, and prompts the reader to wonder why nobody thought of this before.