Big City Elections in Canada

Edited by Jack Lucas and R. Michael McGregor

© 2021

Long neglected by scholars of Canadian political behaviour, local elections are an increasingly popular area of research, offering an invaluable opportunity to answer important questions about the attitudes, behaviour, and motivations of Canadian electors. The Canadian Municipal Election Study (CMES) has collected unparalleled individual-level survey data in eight major Canadian municipal elections: Vancouver, Calgary, Winnipeg, London, Mississauga, Toronto, Montreal, and Quebec City. These elections, which took place in 2017 and 2018, were high-profile, contentious, and often surprising, featuring mayoral defeats, record-breaking turnout, provincial-municipal tensions, and the first ranked-ballot election in Canada in decades.

Combining unprecedented individual-level survey data from the CMES with local expertise from political scientists across Canada, Big City Elections in Canada provides a data-driven overview of each election while also highlighting the more general lessons that they teach us about municipal politics and voting behaviour. The chapters in this book make substantial empirical and theoretical contributions to the voting behaviour and urban political science subfields and will appeal to students, journalists, and engaged citizens who are interested in learning more about municipal elections in their cities.

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This collection offers an in-depth look at municipal voting behaviour during local elections in eight of Canada’s largest cities.

Big City Elections in Canada

Edited by Jack Lucas and R. Michael McGregor

© 2021

Long neglected by scholars of Canadian political behaviour, local elections are an increasingly popular area of research, offering an invaluable opportunity to answer important questions about the attitudes, behaviour, and motivations of Canadian electors. The Canadian Municipal Election Study (CMES) has collected unparalleled individual-level survey data in eight major Canadian municipal elections: Vancouver, Calgary, Winnipeg, London, Mississauga, Toronto, Montreal, and Quebec City. These elections, which took place in 2017 and 2018, were high-profile, contentious, and often surprising, featuring mayoral defeats, record-breaking turnout, provincial-municipal tensions, and the first ranked-ballot election in Canada in decades.

Combining unprecedented individual-level survey data from the CMES with local expertise from political scientists across Canada, Big City Elections in Canada provides a data-driven overview of each election while also highlighting the more general lessons that they teach us about municipal politics and voting behaviour. The chapters in this book make substantial empirical and theoretical contributions to the voting behaviour and urban political science subfields and will appeal to students, journalists, and engaged citizens who are interested in learning more about municipal elections in their cities.

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Product Details

  • World Rights
  • Page Count: 320 pages
  • Dimensions: 6.0in x 1.0in x 9.0in
  • Author Information

    Jack Lucas is an associate professor in the Department of Political Science at the University of Calgary.


    R. Michael McGregor is an associate professor in the Department of Politics and Public Administration at Ryerson University.
  • Table of contents

    1. Local Elections in Canada
    Jack Lucas and R. Michael McGregor

    2. Calgary: October 16, 2017
    Jack Lucas and John Santos

    3. Montreal: November 5, 2017
    Éric Bélanger and Jean-François Daoust
     
    4. Quebec City: November 5, 2017 
    Jérôme Couture and Sandra Breux

    5. Vancouver: October 20, 2018
    Eline A. de Rooij, J. Scott Matthews, and Mark Pickup
     
    6. London: October 22, 2018
    Cameron D. Anderson and Laura B. Stephenson
     
    7. Mississauga: October 22, 2018
    Erin Tolley and Erica Rayment

    8. Toronto: October 22, 2018
    R. Michael McGregor and Scott Pruysers

    9. Winnipeg: October 24, 2018
    Aaron Moore
     
    10. Conclusion
    Jack Lucas and R. Michael McGregor
     
    Appendices

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