Study: Multinationalism and Accommodation

Canada is a traditional case study of political dynamics in multinational societies. Québec nationalism is evidently the major force behind the literature…more


Newsletter: Natural resources for all Canadians

There was much to like in the April 8th 2014 speech by former prime minister Brian Mulroney in which he laid out a path to prosperity for Canada based on making the most of our natural resources. more


Study: 19th Century Division of Powers, 21st Century Problems

2014 should be a busy year for those responsible for managing the Canadian federation. Three major intergovernmental agreements – the Canada Health Transfer (CHT), the Canada Social Transfer (CST) and equalization – are set to expire.more


The Referendum in Multi-level States: Fracturing or Fostering Federal Models of Government?

The use of the referendum, particularly at the level of constitutional decision-making, has proliferated widely in recent decades.more


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- Alexis de Tocqueville.