Canadian Annual Review of Politics & Public Affairs: 2003

Edited by David Mutimer

© 2009

In 2003, Canada earned distinction on the world stage for eradicating deficit spending and for its progressive stance evident in its support for gay marriage, moves to decriminalize possession of marijuana, and liberal immigration policies. However, despite it achievements, Canada faced many new and longstanding political challenges.

Canada was not immune to widespread turmoil and uncertainty rooted in war, disease, and the effects of globalization such as SARS, mad cow disease, and a large-scale blackout affecting the north-eastern United States and Ontario. The United States was becoming mired in a complex and prolonged war with Iraq, and a large contingent of Canada's armed forces remained in Afghanistan. Additional security measures were implemented to meet the threat of terrorism, while Mahar Arar's accounts of torture endured in a Syrian jail became a symbol of public doubt about many of the new counter-terrorism initiatives.

The Canadian Annual Review of Politics and Public Affairs 2003 is the latest instalment in an acclaimed series that offers informed commentary on important events, and thoughtfully considers their significance in local and international contexts.

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The Canadian Annual Review of Politics and Public Affairs 2003 is the latest instalment in an acclaimed series that offers informed commentary on important events, and thoughtfully considers their significance in local and international contexts.

Canadian Annual Review of Politics & Public Affairs: 2003

Edited by David Mutimer

© 2009

In 2003, Canada earned distinction on the world stage for eradicating deficit spending and for its progressive stance evident in its support for gay marriage, moves to decriminalize possession of marijuana, and liberal immigration policies. However, despite it achievements, Canada faced many new and longstanding political challenges.

Canada was not immune to widespread turmoil and uncertainty rooted in war, disease, and the effects of globalization such as SARS, mad cow disease, and a large-scale blackout affecting the north-eastern United States and Ontario. The United States was becoming mired in a complex and prolonged war with Iraq, and a large contingent of Canada's armed forces remained in Afghanistan. Additional security measures were implemented to meet the threat of terrorism, while Mahar Arar's accounts of torture endured in a Syrian jail became a symbol of public doubt about many of the new counter-terrorism initiatives.

The Canadian Annual Review of Politics and Public Affairs 2003 is the latest instalment in an acclaimed series that offers informed commentary on important events, and thoughtfully considers their significance in local and international contexts.

Continue Reading Read Less

Product Details

  • Series: Canadian Annual Review of Politics and Public Affairs
  • World Rights
  • Page Count: 352 pages
  • Dimensions: 6.4in 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 2003

    Editor’s Introduction: The Year in Review

    THE FEDERAL PERSPECTIVE

    PART 1: Parliament and politics by Robert Everett

    1. National Political Parties
      • The Liberals and the real race to succeed Jean Chrétien - Progressive - Conservative leadership campaign - Creation of the Conservative Party of Canada - New Democratic Party leadership - BlocQuébécois
    2. Afghanistan and Iraq
    3. National Institutions
      • The cabinet - House of Commons by-elections - The Senate -Electoral and administrative reforms
    4. Federal-Provincial Dynamics
      • Health care - Council of the Federation
    5. Cascading Crises
      • SARS - BSE - Electricity blackout
    6. The National Economy
      • Economic indicators - The budget - Autumn financial update - Bank mergers
    7. Aboriginal Affairs
    8. Policy Areas
      • Same-sex marriage - Funding for Kyoto commitments - Softwood Lumber Dispute
    9. Personalities and Controversies
      • Probing government sponsorship - Paul Martin and perceptions of Conflict Of Interest - Privacy Commissioner

    PART 2: Foreign Affairs and Defence by Christopher Spearin

    1. War in Iraq
    2. Challenges in Canada-U.S. Trade
      • Wheat - Softwood lumber - BSE
    3. G8 Summit
    4. Crime, Punishment, and Human Rights
      • International Criminal Court - Zimbabwe - Zahra Kazemi - The Khadrs - Mahar Arar - William Sampson
    5. Defence Policy
      • Operation Athena - ‘Friendly fire’ incident
    6. Domestic Challenges
      • Administration and personnel management - Capital equipment and procurement - The new Martin government and ministerial change

    PART 3: Municipal Affairs by Emmanuel Brunet-Jailly and Warren Magnusson

    1. Cities in the Marketplace
    2. The Culture of Cities
    3. Regional Governance
    4. Local Democracy
    5. Cities in the Confederation

    THE PROVINCIAL PERSPECTIVES

    PART 1: British Columbia by Carey Hill

    1. Premier’s Apology
    2. Speech From the Throne
    3. Olympic Bid
    4. The Weather
    5. The Budget
    6. Appeal Court Ruling Legalizing Gay Marriage
    7. Ruling on Residential Schools
    8. Aboriginal Treaty Settlements
    9. Sars Crisis
    10. Privatization of B.C. Rail
    11. Labour Disputes
    12. Softwood Lumber Saga Continues
    13. Salmon Farming
    14. Health Care Sector
    15. Closure of Four Corners Community Savings
    16. Scandal as the Year Closes
    17. Citizens’ Assembly
    18. The Economy

    PART 2: Alberta by Harold JansenB

    1. BSE Crisis
    2. Dar Heatherington Saga
    3. Policy Debates
      • Education - Automobile Insurance
    4. Federal–Provincial Relations
    5. The Legislature

    6. The Economy

    7. Miscellaneous

    PART 3: Saskatchewan by Joseph Garcea

    1. Elections
    2. Political Parties
    3. The Legislature and Government
      • Speech from the Throne - Spring Session of the Legislative Assembly - the Cabinet
    4. The Budget
    5. The Economy
    6. The Judiciary
    7. Intergovernmental Relations
    8. Provincial–Municipal Relations
    9. Aboriginal Affairs

    PART 4: Manitoba by Geoffrey Lambert

    1. The Budget
    2. The Election
    3. The Legislature: Speech trom the Throne
    4. Other Events
    5. The Economy

    PART 5: The Territories by Ken Coates and Greg Poelzer

    1. The North in National Affairs
    2. Northwest Territories
      • Economic Development - Social and Cultural Issues - Political Issues
    3. Yukon
      • The Economy - Political Issues
    4. Nunavut
      • The Economy - Social And Cultural Issues - Political Issues

    PART 6: Ontario by Robert Drummond

    1. Preparing for an Election
    2. Sars Crisis
    3. Electricity Blackout
    4. The Election

    PART 7: Quebec by Daniel Salée

    1. Changing of the Guard: 14 April 2003
    2. Liberals in Power
      • Bill 25 - Bill 30 - Bill 31 -Bill 32
    3. Institutions in Tension
    4. Mergers and Demergers
    5. Aboriginal Policy and the Approche Commune
    6. Reform of Democratic Institutions
    7. Federal–Provincial Diplomacy: Repositioning Quebec in the Canadian Federation
    8. Whither Sovereigntists?
    9. What Next?

    PART 8: New Brunswick by Richard Wilbur

    1. Spring Legislative Session
    2. The General Election Campaign
    3. Picking up the Pieces
    4. Health Care Issues
    5. The Economy
    6. Another Brief Legislative Session

    PART 9: Prince Edward Island by Peter E. Buker

    1. The Economy
    2. Fiscal Events
    3. Politics and the Legislature
    4. Other Events

    PART 10: Nova Scotia by Robert Finbow

    1. Politics
    2. The Legislature
    3. The Economy
    4. Intergovernmental Relations

    PART 11: Newfoundland and Labrador by Peter Neary and Melvin Baker

    Obituaries
    Election Tables
    Index of Names
    Index of Subjects

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