Canadian Annual Review of Politics and Public Affairs 2007

Edited by David Mutimer

© 2014

The Canadian Annual Review of Politics and Public Affairs is an acclaimed series that offers informed commentary on important national events and considers their significance in local and international contexts. This latest instalment covers a year of dramatic activity in provincial politics.

In 2007 the economy continued on its remarkable run of growth, allowing the new Conservative government to continue its predecessor’s tradition of presenting a balanced budget while further reducing Canadians’ taxes and increasing government spending. With the opposition Liberals not looking to engineer a quick election, federal politics was both cautious and static. In the provinces, however, the Liberals won electoral victories in Quebec and Ontario, while the NDP won a third consecutive election in Manitoba. The Canadian dollar rose past parity with the American for the first time in almost 31 years, and the country celebrated the 25th anniversary of the Charter of Rights and Freedoms.

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  • Page Count: 322 pages
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The Canadian Annual Review of Politics and Public Affairs is an acclaimed series that offers informed commentary on important national events and considers their significance in local and international contexts. This latest instalment covers a year of dramatic activity in provincial politics.

Canadian Annual Review of Politics and Public Affairs 2007

Edited by David Mutimer

© 2014

The Canadian Annual Review of Politics and Public Affairs is an acclaimed series that offers informed commentary on important national events and considers their significance in local and international contexts. This latest instalment covers a year of dramatic activity in provincial politics.

In 2007 the economy continued on its remarkable run of growth, allowing the new Conservative government to continue its predecessor’s tradition of presenting a balanced budget while further reducing Canadians’ taxes and increasing government spending. With the opposition Liberals not looking to engineer a quick election, federal politics was both cautious and static. In the provinces, however, the Liberals won electoral victories in Quebec and Ontario, while the NDP won a third consecutive election in Manitoba. The Canadian dollar rose past parity with the American for the first time in almost 31 years, and the country celebrated the 25th anniversary of the Charter of Rights and Freedoms.

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Product Details

  • Series: Canadian Annual Review of Politics and Public Affairs
  • World Rights
  • Page Count: 322 pages
  • Dimensions: 6.4in x 1.1in x 9.5in
  • 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 (York University, Secretariat)

    National Institutions

    Cabinet; By-elections; Liberal veterans depart; House transitions; Electoral law; ‘In and out’ transactions in campaign 2006; Senate; Speech from the Throne; Auditor General’s reports

    Notes on Partisan Politics

    Conservative Party; Liberal Party; New Democratic Party; Green Party; Bloc Quebecois; Party finances

    Budget and Economics

    Economic indicators; Budget 2007-08; Equalization; Autumn economic update; Bank of Canada turnover; Mergers and acquisitions; Omnibus tax reform and the hidden trapdoor

    Afghanistan

    Justice

    Criminal Code amendments; Cannabis laws and anti-drug strategies; Gun registry; Security certificates

    The Environment

    Greenhouse emissions: turning the corner, or stepping back?

    Aboriginal Affairs

    Controversies

    The Mulroney-Schreiber hearings; Chalk River shutdown

    Foreign Affairs and defence by Christopher Spearin (Canadian Forces College, Toronto, Defence Studies)

    Foreign Affairs

    Summitry: G8 Summit; North American Leaders’ Summit; APEC summit; Commonwealth summit; United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change – Bali; Prime ministerial trip to Latin America and the Caribbean

    Human rights: Maher Arar ; Omar Khadr ; Iran ;Dalai LamA

    Defence Policy

    Afghanistan: Afghan Detainees; Funeral Benefits; Manley Panel; General Hillier; Prime Minister Stephen Harper’s travels; Defence Minister Peter MacKay’s travels; Vimy Ridge anniversary

    Major military equipment decisions: Naval Ships; Tanks; Strategic airlift v

    Municipal Affairs by Emmanuel Brunet-Jailly (University of Victoria, Public Administration), Serena Kataoka (University of Victoria), and Warren Magnusson (University of Victoria, Political Science)

    Cities in the Marketplace

    The Culture of Cities

    Regional Governance

    Local Democracy

    Cities in the Confederation

    First Nations by Kristin Burnett (Lakehead University, Indigenous Learning)

    Federal

    2007 Federal budget; Indian and Northern Affairs Canada (INAC)’s budget; Aboriginal children; No apology for residential schools; Métis National Council (MNC); Mortgages; Land claims; Bill C-44; Rising incidents of tuberculosis; United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples; National Day of Action

    British Columbia

    New port in Prince Rupert; Treaty Process; Mining; Fish stocks; Firsts; Sharon McIvor v. The Registrar, Indian and Northern Affairs Canada

    The Prairies

    Metis Nation of Saskatchewan (MNS); Oil and gas revenue; Bill C-31; Interim Metis Harvesting Agreement (IMHA); The Mackenzie Gas Project (MGP); Manitoba Human Rights Commission (MHRC)

    Ontario

    Mining; Compensation over Caledonia; Kitchenuhmaykoosib Inninuwug First Nation (KI); Ipperwash; Aboriginal Affairs Ministry

    Quebec

    James Bay Agreement; Nunavik Regional Government

    The Maritimes

    Indian Status; Atlantic Integrated Commercial Fisheries Initiative(AICFI)

    The North

    Inuvialuit Final Agreement (IFA)

    British Columbia by Carey Hill (Ottawa, Ontario, Independent Researcher)

    Throne Speech

    Budget

    Energy Plan (Climate Change Agenda)

    Health

    Labour

    Aboriginal Affairs

    Forestry

    Mining

    Trade, Investment, and Labour Mobility Agreement (Tilma)

    Olympics

    Pickton Trial

    Economy

    Alberta by Harold Jansen (University of Lethbridge, Political Science)

    The Royalty Review

    Legislature

    Municipal Elections

    High Profile Murder Trials

    The Economy

    Saskatchewan by Joseph Garcea (University of Saskatchewan, Political Science)

    Elections

    Political Parties

    Legislature

    Government

    Budget

    Economy

    Intergovernmental Affairs

    Aboriginal Affairs

    Manitoba by Geoffrey Lambert (University of Manitoba, Political Studies)

    The Economy

    The Budget

    Right and Left

    The Sessions of the Legislature

    The Election

    The Territories by Ken Coates (University of Saskatchewan, Political Studies) and Greg Poelzer (University of Saskatchewan, Political Studies)

    Northern Politics

    Northwest Territories Election

    The Northern Economy

    Deh Cho Bridge and Northern Transportation

    Canada Winter Games

    Conclusion

    Ontario by Robert Drummond (York University, Political Science)

    Health

    Education

    Energy and Environment

    First Nations

    Federal-Provincial Relations

    Election Campaign

    Quebec by Daniel Salée (Concordia University, Political Science) and Richard Bisaillon (Concordia University, Political Science)

    The Election: Reconfiguring the Political Landscape

    Reasonable Accomodation

    Life in a Minority Government

    Meanwhile in the Sovereignist Camp: Quebec Nationalism on the Edge?

    Up in the Air…

    New Brunswick by Richard Wilbur (St Andrews, New Brunswick, Fundy Promotions)

    Shawn Graham’s First Legislative Session as Premier

    Setting Policy by Task Forces

    More Electricity Rate Hikes

    The Uneven Economic Picture

    The Sagging Natural Resource Sectors

    On the Environmental Front

    Beaverbrook Gallery Wins Bitter Legal Battle

    The Fall Legislative Session

    Prince Edward Island by Peter E. Buker (University of Prince Edward Island, Political Studies)

    Economy

    Fiscal Events

    Politics and the Legislature

    Other Events

    Nova Scotia by Robert G. Finbow (Dalhousie University, Political Science)

    Politics

    Legislature

    The Economy

    Intergovernmental Relations

    Newfoundland and Labrador by Melvin Baker (Memorial University of Newfoundland, Archivist/Historian) and Peter Neary (University of Western Ontario, History)

    Obituaries

    Voting tables

    Index of names

    Index of subjects

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