Canadian Politics: Concise

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Cengage Learning, Mar 8, 2011 - Canada - 504 pages
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With the revision of this market-leading text, Canadian Politics continues to provide students with a thorough account of Canadian politics and government. Canadian Politics continues to devote appropriate coverage to the political concerns of women, Aboriginal Canadians, and the continued conflict between English and French Canada. It is still one of the few texts to tackle the issue of social class, especially as related to the concern with government debt, and provides insights into the mass media and public opinion polls. This new edition updates the student on all the political happenings in Canada since the last edition. Student-friendly, engagingly-written and completely up-to-date, Canadian Politics realistically portrays the subject to today's student.
 

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Contents

Introduction
1
The Societal Context
19
Linking People to Government
131
The Constitutional Context
255
Governing
313
Glossary
423
Notes
435
Index
449
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Rand Dyck was born and raised in Calgary. After graduating from the University of Alberta with his B.A. in Political Science, he found the political culture of Ontario more to his liking, and took his M.A. at Carleton University and his Ph.D. at Queen's. Between his graduate degrees, he experienced the life of a public servant in Ottawa, but opted instead for an academic career. He taught at Laurentian University in Sudbury for 34 years, holding all sorts of administrative positions including department chair and vice dean, and took early retirement in 2005, upon which he was titled Professor Emeritus. He now teaches at Carleton University as an Adjunct Professor.Among his many accomplishments and awards, Rand received both the Laurentian University Teaching Excellence Award and the Ontario Confederation of University Faculty Associations Teaching Award in 2002. He was cited for his engaging teaching style and for his extraordinary commitment to his students, many of whom became life-long friends. One particular claim to fame was his organization of the annual Laurentian University Model Parliament held in the House of Commons chamber in Ottawa. As a Political Science professor, he has a long list of published articles, chapters, public speeches, and book reviews, and continues to be asked by the media for comments on current political developments.

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