Women and Ethnic Minority Candidates in Municipal Elections: Some evidence from the 2014 Ontario Municipal Elections

Zac Spicer, Michael McGregor, and I have a new paper forthcoming from Electoral Studies. You can find the paper here or at http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.electstud.2017.01.002

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?

Want to get out the youth vote? Start (really, really) young

Published on Sept. 22, 2015, in The Globe and Mail.

Our daughter was about three months old when she attended her first campaign event. She could drop a pamphlet like a pro at five. Our son was two when he learned the art of clapping at the right times during a rousing speech at a political rally. Our children, in other words, aren’t strangers to political campaigns.