The Politics of Ontario: Second Edition
Available: May 2024© 2024
Imprint: University of Toronto Press
Page Count: 432 Pages
Illustrations: 9 b&w figures, 18 b&w tables
Dimensions: 6.00 x 9.00
432 Pages, 6.00 x 9.00 x 1.00 in, 9 b&w figures, 18 b&w tables
Not Yet Published
Ontario is the most populous province in Canada and perhaps also the most complex. It encompasses a range of regions, cities, and local cultures, while also claiming a longstanding pre-eminence in Canadian federalism. The second edition of The Politics of Ontario aims to understand this unique and ever-changing province.
The new edition captures the growing diversity of Ontario, with new chapters on race and Ontario politics, Black Ontarians, and Indigenous Ontario. With contributors from across the province, the book analyses the political institutions of Ontario, key areas such as gender, northern Ontario, the intricate Ontario political economy, and public policy challenges with the environment, labour relations, governing the GTA, and healthcare. Completely refreshed from the earlier edition, it emphasizes the evolution of Ontario and key public policy challenges facing the province. In doing so, The Politics of Ontario provides readers with a thorough understanding of this complicated province.
1. What Is Ontario?
2. The Political Economy of Ontario: How Did Ontario Get So Rich? And Why Are There So Many Poor Ontarians?
3. “Business as Usual”: The Relationship Vacuum between Ontario and Indigenous Peoples
4. A Brief History of Procedure at the Ontario Legislature
5. The Ontario Executive
6. Local Government and Politics in Ontario
7. Ontario Federal-Provincial Relations: Still a Responsible Partner in Confederation?
Political Actors and Identities
8. Government-Media Relations in Ontario: Political Communication in the Time of COVID
9. Ontario’s Political Parties and the Party System
10. Progress Stalled… Again: Women, Gender and Party Politics in Ontario
11. Northern Ontario
12. Race and Ontario Politics
13. “Just Want a Regular Life”: Race and the Education Credentials of Black Youth
Policy Areas and Challenges
14. The Environment, Climate Change, and Market Populist Politics
15. The Shifting Landscape of Party-Union Relationships in Ontario
16. Toronto and the GTA: Governing Ontario’s Global City
17. Ontario Health Policy and Politics
Raisa Deber and Greg Marchildon