Media

In alphabetical order

Michael BehielsUniversity of Ottawa
Politics and Federalism

Michael Behiels has written seminal works on Quebec and Canadian political and intellectual history. More recently, he has explored how Canadian federalism has functioned historically, and how it has changed under the current government to become a more asymmetrical form of federalism based on the concept of classical, watertight jurisdictional compartments for the provincial and federal governments

Fluency: English and French 

Penny BrydenUniversity of Victoria
Politics and Federalism

A specialist in Canadian federalism and the history of Ontario, Penny Bryden’s work probes the nature of relationships within government and between governments. Her publications include ‘A Justifiable Obsession’: Conservative Ontario’s Relations with Ottawa, 1943-1985 (2013) and Planners and Politicians: Liberal Politics and Social Policy, 1957-1968 (1997)

Fluency: English

Matthew Hayday, University of Guelph 
Politics, language policy, commemoration, education

Matthew Hayday is a political historian who studies bilingualism and language policies, Canada Day and Dominion Day celebrations, nationalism and identity politics, as well as federalism and intergovernmental relations. He has published extensively on the history of official languages and bilingualism in Canada, including the history of French immersion in Canada. He recently published the two-volume edited collection Celebrating Canada with Raymond Blake (University of Regina) on national holidays, commemorative events and celebrations, how they contribute to the shaping of national and regional identities, and the political context surrounding their creation and implementation. His current project is a biography of the Right Honorable Joe Clark.

Fluency: English and French

Steven High, Concordia University
Post 1960s politics in North America; Donald Trump; populism (the 'left behind')

Steven is Professor of History at Concordia University’s Centre for Oral History and Digital Storytelling. He is an interdisciplinary oral and public historian with a strong interest in transnational approaches to working-class studies, forced migration, and community-engaged research. He has headed a number of major research projects, most notably the prize-winning “Life Stories of Montrealers Displaced by War, Genocide and Other Human Rights Violations,” and is currently leading the transnational SSHRC-funded partnership project “Deindustrialization & the Politics of Our Time.” 

Fluency: English

Greg Kealey, University of New Brunswick
Security and the state

A member of the Royal Society of Canada, Greg Kealey specializes in Canadian Social History, Labour History, and Security and Intelligence History. In addition to two prize-winning books on Social and Labour History, he co-edited Debating Dissent: Canada and the 1960s (2011) and co-authored a history of the Canadian secret service, entitled Secret Service: Political Policing in Canada from the Fenians to Fortress America (2013)

Fluency: English

James KellyConcordia University
Constitutional history and issues, and the Senate

Author of Governing With the Charter (2005), James Kelly has explored the democratic rights flowing from the Charter of Rights and Freedoms, and tackled the relationship between judicial power and parliamentary democracy. Kelly has argued that the alleged threat of judicial activism has been overblown, and that instead, Cabinet has become stronger at the expense of Parliament

Fluency: English

Marcel Martel, York University
Commemoration, French Canada

Marcel Martel is a professor of history at York University and holds the Avie Bennett Historica Canada Chair in Canadian History. He has researched, among other things, issues such as commemoration, drug regulation, French Canada and Francophone minority communities, Francophone immigration, the RCMP, and internal surveillance, and has often worked with media

Fluency: English and French

Ged Martin, University of Edinburgh
The 150th Anniversary of Confederation

Ged Martin is Professor Emeritus of the University of Edinburgh and Adjunct Professor of History at Fraser Valley University in British Columbia. He specialises in 19th century Canadian politics and has written extensively on the formation of Confederation, including Britain and the Origins of Canadian Confederation, 1837-1867 (1995) and John A. Macdonald: Canada’s First Prime Minister (2012) 

Fluency: English

Christopher McCreery; Government House
Canadian symbols, honours, knighthoods

Author of The Order of Canada; Genesis of an Honours System, and Canadian Symbols of Authority, Christopher McCreery has written extensively about Canadian symbols, flags, the Canadian honours system and knighthoods. He presently Private Secretary to the Lieutenant Governor of Nova Scotia and Executive Director of Government House in Halifax.

Fluency: English

David E. Smith, University of Regina
History and Constitutional Issues and the Senate

A senior member of the Johnson-Shoyama Graduate School of Public Policy at the University of Regina, David E. Smith is one of the most established experts in the field of Canadian federalism and on the question of the crucial but often misunderstood role of the Senate in the functioning of Canadian federalism.

Fluency: English

 

 

 

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