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James Kelly

Canadian Politics

James Kelly

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 […]

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Marcel Martel

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.

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Ged Martin

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

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Christopher McCreery

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.

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David E. Smith

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

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Steven High

Displaced workers, plant closures in Canada and the United States Steven High 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

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Greg Kealey

Security and the state Greg Kealey is 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

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Michael Behiels

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

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Penny Bryden

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).

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Matthew Hayday

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

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Steven High

Post 1960s politics in North America; Donald Trump; populism (the ‘left behind’) Steven High 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

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