Contemporary Canadian Federalism: Foundations, Traditions, Institutions

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University of Toronto Press, 2009 - Political Science - 484 pages
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First published in French in 2006, Le fédéralisme canadien contemporain was immediately recognised as the most comprehensive collection of reflections on Canadian federalism by leading Québécois scholars. This remarkable translation of a range of Québécois voices makes their insightful and underrepresented perspectives available to English-language audiences.

Offering alternative views of the Canadian federal model's realities by covering its foundations, traditions, and institutions, Contemporary Canadian Federalism considers the ways in which federalism relates to issues such as regionalism, multiculturalism, rights and freedoms, financial distribution, and public policy. Filled with stimulating work that bridges the gap between distinctive traditions in English- and French-Canadian scholarship on federalism, this important volume is required reading for understanding provincial-federal relations and Canadian governance.

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About the author (2009)

Alain-G. Gagnon holds the Canada Research Chair in Québec and Canadian Studies at the Université du Québec à Montréal. His most recent book is Québec: State and Society, third edition (Broadview Press, 2004). Other books include Ties That Bind: Parties and Voters in Canada (with James Bickerton and Patrick J. Smith) and Six penseurs en quête de liberté: Grant, Innis, Laurendeau, Rioux, Taylor et Trudeau (with James Bickerton and Stephen Brooks).

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