The Canadian Regime: An Introduction to Parliamentary Government in Canada, Sixth Edition

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University of Toronto Press, Jan 1, 2016 - Canada - 320 pages

Now in its sixth edition, The Canadian Regime continues to provide the most accessible introduction to the institutions, processes, and principles of the Canadian political system. The book's focus on the inner logic of parliamentary government explains the rationale for Canada's relatively complex political system, which the authors encourage readers to think of as an organic entity, where change in one area inevitably ripples through the rest of the system.

The new edition includes the results of Canada's 2015 federal election and looks ahead to consider changes resulting from the Liberal victory. It has been thoroughly updated and revised and introduces several new topics, such as the impact of the previous Conservative government on the conventions and practices of parliamentary government and the important influence of social media on politics. Two new co-authors, Gerald Baier and Thomas M.J. Bateman, join Patrick Malcolmson and Richard Myers to bring new expertise in the areas of federalism, judicial politics, Charter jurisprudence, political parties, and the ongoing health care debate.

 

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Contents

Chapter
13
Part
35
Chapter Four
58
Chapter Five
80
Chapter
103
Chapter Seven
123
Chapter Eight
145
Part Four
167
Chapter
194
Chapter Eleven
215
Conclusion
236
Constitution Act 1982
275
Index
291
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About the author (2016)

Patrick Malcolmson is Professor of Political Science and former Vice-President (Academic) at St. Thomas University in Fredericton, New Brunswick.

Richard Myers is President of St. Paul's University College at the University of Waterloo.

Thomas M.J. Bateman is Associate Professor at St. Thomas University in Fredericton, New Brunswick.

Gerald Baier is Associate Professor in the Department of Political Science at the University of British Columbia.

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