Canadian Annual Review of Politics and Public Affairs 2008

Edited by David Mutimer

© 2015

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 reviews one of the most dramatic years in recent Canadian political history.

While the country seemed solid both politically and economically at the beginning of 2008, by late summer trouble in the financial markets left banks and other financial institutions around the world on the brink of collapse.  As the situation unfolded, Prime Minister Harper violated the spirit of his fixed election law and called a snap election, sensing the prospect of a Conservative majority.  When the election returned another minority, Canada was plunged into a constitutional crisis that rivalled, if not surpassed, the King-Byng affair of 1926. The 2008 volume of the Canadian Annual Review of Politics and Public Affairs covers both these crises, as well as foreign, provincial, First Nations, and municipal affairs. 

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  • Series: Canadian Annual Review of Politics and Public Affairs
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  • Page Count: 320 pages
  • Dimensions: 6.5in x 1.0in x 9.5in
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This installment of the Canadian Annual Review of Politics and Public Affairs reviews 2008: one of the most dramatic years in recent Canadian political history.

Canadian Annual Review of Politics and Public Affairs 2008

Edited by David Mutimer

© 2015

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 reviews one of the most dramatic years in recent Canadian political history.

While the country seemed solid both politically and economically at the beginning of 2008, by late summer trouble in the financial markets left banks and other financial institutions around the world on the brink of collapse.  As the situation unfolded, Prime Minister Harper violated the spirit of his fixed election law and called a snap election, sensing the prospect of a Conservative majority.  When the election returned another minority, Canada was plunged into a constitutional crisis that rivalled, if not surpassed, the King-Byng affair of 1926. The 2008 volume of the Canadian Annual Review of Politics and Public Affairs covers both these crises, as well as foreign, provincial, First Nations, and municipal affairs. 

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Product Details

  • Series: Canadian Annual Review of Politics and Public Affairs
  • World Rights
  • Page Count: 320 pages
  • Dimensions: 6.5in x 1.0in 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 2008

    Editor’s introduction – the year in review
    Parliament and politics by Robert Everett
    Foreign affairs and defence by Christopher Spearin
    Municipal affairs by Emmanuel Brunet-Jailly, Serena Kataoka, and Warren Magnusson
    First Nations by Kristin Burnett
    British Columbia by Stephen Phillips
    Alberta by Harold Jansen
    Saskatchewan by Joseph Garcea
    Manitoba by Geoffrey Lambert
    The Territories by Ken Coates and Greg Poelzer
    Ontario by Robert Drummond
    Quebec by Daniel Salée and Richard Bisaillon
    New Brunswick by Richard Wilbur
    Prince Edward Island by Peter E. Buker
    Nova Scotia by Robert G. Finbow
    Newfoundland and Labrador by Melvin Baker and Peter Neary

    Obituaries
    Voting tables
    Index of names
    Index of subjects

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