The Politics of Ontario

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Cheryl N. Collier, Jonathan Malloy
University of Toronto Press, Jan 1, 2017 - Ontario - 352 pages

Ontario is the most populous of Canada's provinces, contains the country's largest city, and continues to be the centre of finance, IT, and media. It is also experiencing significant changes and upheavals. The Politics of Ontario is the first comprehensive book on Ontario's politics, government, and public policy since Graham White's The Government and Politics of Ontario in 1997. Although The Politics of Ontario follows in the same tradition, it departs in several ways. While not losing sight of the enduring themes of Ontario politics and political culture, it reflects the fact that Ontario is no longer Canada's primary economic engine. Instead of emphasizing the continuity and gradual evolution of Ontario politics, it focuses on change, disruption, and the uncertainty of the political and policy environment through explorations of fiscal and economic policy, the environment, labour, multiculturalism, and the complexities of urbanization, with particular attention given to greater Toronto. The book is divided into four parts: Settings, Institutions, Politics, and Policy. It contains 28 charts, tables, and graphs, and features contributions by virtually all of the leading scholars in the field, including an introductory chapter by Graham White.

 

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Contents

Ontario then and Now
3
the Political Economy of Ontario
20
Tables
21
tables and figures
32
the Social and Economic Context of Ontario Politics
38
Old and New
58
Living Up to its democratic Potential
81
the Commanding Heights of Power and Politics
100
Political Parties and the Party System in Ontario
192
A Path Well travelled or Hope on the Horizon? Women
209
An inside Look at the Ontario Liberals in Power
229
Greening the Province from
251
Politics and Policy in a diverse
274
Ontario Election
281
the Politics of Labour and Labour Relations in Ontario
293
Changing Contours of Governance
312

Local Government and Politics in Ontario
118
the Press Gallery in the twentyFirst
157
Continuity and Change in Northern Ontario
175

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About the author (2017)

Cheryl N. Collier is Associate Professor and Undergraduate Chair in the Department of Political Science and Co-Director of the Health Research Centre for the Study of Violence Against Women at the University of Windsor.

Jonathan Malloy is Professor at Carleton University.

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