Canadian Annual Review of Politics and Public Affairs, 2005

Edited by David Mutimer

© 2012

The Canadian Annual Review of Politics and Public Affairs is an acclaimed series that offers informed commentary on important national events and thoughtfully considers their significance in local and international contexts. This latest instalment reviews the year 2005, a year in which the first minority parliament since Joe Clark's short-lived government struggled to maintain stability.

It was also in 2005 that the Gomery Commission delivered its initial report on the sponsorship scandal, outlining irregularities surrounding the advertising program of the Liberal government. At a historic First Ministers' meeting in Kelowna, premiers and Aboriginal leaders developed a plan to improve the lives of Indigenous peoples. Canada's involvement in Afghanistan continued (albeit in ever-changing roles), and Justice Dennis O'Connor went forward with his investigation into the torture of Maher Arar. In late November 2005, Opposition leader Stephen Harper tabled a motion of non-confidence, setting the stage for the 2006 election.

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This latest instalment reviews the year 2005, a year in which the first minority parliament since Joe Clark's short-lived government struggled to maintain stability.

Canadian Annual Review of Politics and Public Affairs, 2005

Edited by David Mutimer

© 2012

The Canadian Annual Review of Politics and Public Affairs is an acclaimed series that offers informed commentary on important national events and thoughtfully considers their significance in local and international contexts. This latest instalment reviews the year 2005, a year in which the first minority parliament since Joe Clark's short-lived government struggled to maintain stability.

It was also in 2005 that the Gomery Commission delivered its initial report on the sponsorship scandal, outlining irregularities surrounding the advertising program of the Liberal government. At a historic First Ministers' meeting in Kelowna, premiers and Aboriginal leaders developed a plan to improve the lives of Indigenous peoples. Canada's involvement in Afghanistan continued (albeit in ever-changing roles), and Justice Dennis O'Connor went forward with his investigation into the torture of Maher Arar. In late November 2005, Opposition leader Stephen Harper tabled a motion of non-confidence, setting the stage for the 2006 election.

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Product Details

  • Series: Canadian Annual Review of Politics and Public Affairs
  • World Rights
  • Page Count: 344 pages
  • Dimensions: 6.4in x 1.1in x 9.6in
  • Author Information

    David Mutimer is a professor and chair of the Department of Political Science at York University.
  • Table of contents

    Contributors 

    Canadian Calendar 

    Editor’s introduction – the year in review 

    Parliament and politics by Robert Everett 

    THE FALL OF THE HOUSE OF MARTIN 

    Flirting with fiasco; May days; Summer reprieve; Final days

    COMMISSION OF INQUIRY INTO THE SPONSORSHIP PROGRAM AND ADVERTISING ACTIVITIES

    Initial phases; Closing the net; First, fateful report

    ELECTION 26 

    Parties and platforms; On the trail

    NATIONAL INSTITUTIONS 

    The cabinet ; House makeover: by-elections, defections, and resignations; The Stronach shock; Legislating switches; Senate; Governor General; Supreme Court; Auditor General’s reports; Ethics commissioner

    NATIONAL ECONOMY 

    Economic indicators ;  Budget 25 ; A tale of two budgets; Autumn economic update ; Allocation of budget surpluses; Income trusts; Cross-border disputes: softwood lumber, missiles, and marijuana

    FEDERAL-PROVINCIAL DYNAMICS 

    Atlantic Accord ; Health care

    ABORIGINAL AFFAIRS 
    The Kelowna accord;  Fiscal and Statistical Management Act 

    MAJOR POLICY AREAS 

    Same sex marriage;  Greenhouse emissions and Kyoto

    PERSONALITIES AND CONTROVERSIES 

    Maher Arar inquiry ; The Grewal tapes; David Dingwall and lobbying

    Foreign affairs and defence by Christopher Spearin 

    FOREIGN AFFAIRS

    Human rights and poverty; Canada-Iran relations; Arar Inquiry;

    The Khadrs;  Sudan; G-8 Summit; Kidnappings in Iraq; Challenges in Canada-US trade; Beef; Swine  ; Wheat; Softwood lumber; Byrd Amendment; Economic integration; Global warming; Newfoundland and Labrador and the rocket controversy; China and spying; Disaster response; Asian Tsumani; Hurricane Katrina; Earthquake in Pakistan

    DEFENCE POLICY

    Afghanistan; Military operations; Friendly fire incident; Ballistic missile defence; The Arctic; Submarines; Chemical agents and testing; Change in military ombudsman; Change in leadership and structure

    Municipal affairs by Emmanuel Brunet-Jailly, Serena Kataoka, and Warren Magnusson 

    CITIES IN THE MARKETPLACE

    THE CULTURE OF CITIES 

    REGIONAL GOVERNANCE

    LOCAL DEMOCRACY 

    CITIES IN THE CONFEDERATION 

    First Nations by Kristin Burnett 

    FEDERAL DEVELOPMENTS

    The budgets of 24- government spending on FN issues; Bill C-2; The alternate dispute resolution process; Residential schools – joint responsibility; First Ministers’ Summit on aboriginal issues; Appointments; Assembly of First Nations

    PROVINCIAL AND TERRITORIAL DEVELOPMENTS

    BRITISH COLUMBIA

    Growing protests over national resource extraction; Aboriginal rights and land claims; United Native Nations Society (UNN); Transferring services

    THE WEST 

    Housing; Court decisions; Economic development; Adoption; Stolen Sisters and Project Kare?; Elections; First Nations University of Canada (FNUC); The Powley Decision

    ONTARIO

    Residential schools; The inquiry into Ipperwash; Kashechewan;  Harvesting natural resources

    QUEBC

    Kanesatake; Natural resource development; Removal and resettlement

    MARITIMES 

    Treaty Rights  

    THE NORTH

    The Mackenzie Valley Pipeline; Nunavut; Education

    British Columbia by Carey Hill 

    TWO THRONE SPEECHES

    PROVINCIAL BUDGET

    PROVINCIAL ELECTION

    SINGLE TRANSFERABLE VOTE

    LABOUR ISSUES: STRIKES AND LEGISLATION

    Telus ‘strike’; Independent truckers ‘strike’; Teachers’ strike; Other

    SOFTWOOD LUMBER DISPUTE

    MINING

    NEW RELATIONSHIP WITH ABORIGINAL PEOPLES

    KELOWNA ACCORD

    VANCOUVER’S MUNICIPAL ELECTION

    FEDERAL ELECTION

    ECONOMY

    Alberta by Harold Jansen 

    OIL LEADS THE WAY TO AN ECONOMIC BOOM 

    THE CENTENNIAL CELEBRATIONS 

    TRAGEY IN MAYERTHORPE 

    WIND AND WATER: ENVIRONMENTAL ISSUES IN ALBERTA 

    WHERE’S THE BEEF? THE BSE CRISIS ENDS AND LAKESIDE PACKERS GOES ON STRIKE 

    CALGARY’S WARD 1 ELECTION SCANDAL FALLOUT 

    THE PROVINCIAL LEGISLATURE 

    LEADERSHIP POLITICS 

    MISCELLANEOUS 

    Saskatchewan by Joseph Garcea 

    ELECTIONS 

    POLITICAL PARTIES 

    THE LEGISLATURE AND GOVERNMENT 

    THE BUDGET 

    THE ECONOMY  

    THE JUDICIARY 

    INTERGOVERNMENTAL RELATIONS 

    ABORIGINAL AFFAIRS 

    Manitoba by Geoffrey Lambert 

    THE LEGISLATIVE SESSION 

    POLITICS AND POLITICAL DEVELOPMENTS 

    THE ECONOMY 

    OTHER EVENTS 

    The Territories by Ken Coates and Greg Poelzer 

    THE NORTH IN CANADIAN AND INTERNATIONAL AFFAIRS 

    YUKON POLITICS 

    NORTHWEST TERRITORIES POLITICS 

    NUNAVUT POLITICS 

    ECONOMIC CIRCUMSTANCES 

    SOCIAL CONDITIONS 

    THE NORTH IN 25 

    Ontario by Robert Drummond 

    EDUCATION 

    HEALTH 

    ENERGY 

    IPPERWASH 

    Quebec by Daniel Salée  

    SHOWDOWN WITH THE STUDENTS 

    CLAMPING DOWN ON PUBLIC SECTOR EMPLOYEES 

    MEANWHILE, IN THE OPPOSITION CAMP...  

    RETHINKING QUEBEC: LUCIDES VS SOLIDAIRES  

    FAMILY FEUD: QUEBEC-OTTAWA RELATIONS 

    Wrangling over maternity and parental benefits; The national day care program; Quebec’s role in international affairs

    ANNUS HORRIBILIS?

    New Brunswick by Richard Wilbur 

    THE LEGISLATIVE SESSIONS 

    ECONOMY 

    The grim plight of the pulp and paper mills  ; Farming and fishing ; Other segments of economy present uneven picture

    THREE BIGGEST SECTORS CONTINUE TO DOMINATE: ENERGY, HEALTH, AND EDUCATIONT

    Energy ; Health; Education

    Prince Edward Island by Peter E. Buker 

    THE ECONOMY 

    FISCAL EVENTS 

    POLITICS AND THE LEGISLATURE 

    OTHER EVENTS 

    Nova Scotia by Robert G. Finbow 

    POLITICS 

    THE LEGISLATURE 

    THE ECONOMY 

    INTERGOVERNMENTAL RELATIONS 

    Newfoundland and Labrador by Peter Neary and Melvin Baker  

    Obituaries 

    Voting tables

    Index of names 

    Index of subjects

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