Voting in Quebec Municipal Elections: A Tale of Two Cities

Edited by Éric Bélanger, Cameron D. Anderson, and R. Michael McGregor

© 2021

While Quebec is well known for its provincial level party politics and thriving nationalism, voting behaviour and electoral campaigning at the municipal level have failed to gain much attention to date.

Voting in Quebec Municipal Elections seeks to transform the state of municipal elections research in Quebec through a systematic study of the 2017 Montreal and Quebec City elections. Drawing upon data from the Canadian Municipal Election Study, the authors demonstrate not only the importance of Quebec municipal politics, but the many ways that municipal elections research can inform our broader understanding of voting behaviour in the province. This volume considers features particular to the Quebec local context, such as the importance of language and nationalism, the effects of local party labels for down ballot races, and the role of ideology.

Voting in Quebec Municipal Elections represents the largest ever collection of work on local elections in the province’s history, making a significant contribution to our understanding of the municipal voter in Quebec.

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This volume offers an in-depth look at municipal voting behaviour in Montreal and Quebec City, two of Canada’s most important urban centres.

Voting in Quebec Municipal Elections: A Tale of Two Cities

Edited by Éric Bélanger, Cameron D. Anderson, and R. Michael McGregor

© 2021

While Quebec is well known for its provincial level party politics and thriving nationalism, voting behaviour and electoral campaigning at the municipal level have failed to gain much attention to date.

Voting in Quebec Municipal Elections seeks to transform the state of municipal elections research in Quebec through a systematic study of the 2017 Montreal and Quebec City elections. Drawing upon data from the Canadian Municipal Election Study, the authors demonstrate not only the importance of Quebec municipal politics, but the many ways that municipal elections research can inform our broader understanding of voting behaviour in the province. This volume considers features particular to the Quebec local context, such as the importance of language and nationalism, the effects of local party labels for down ballot races, and the role of ideology.

Voting in Quebec Municipal Elections represents the largest ever collection of work on local elections in the province’s history, making a significant contribution to our understanding of the municipal voter in Quebec.

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Product Details

  • World Rights
  • Page Count: 240 pages
  • Dimensions: 6.0in x 1.0in x 9.0in
  • Author Information

    Éric Bélanger is a professor in the Department of Political Science at McGill University.


    Cameron D. Anderson is an associate professor in the Department of Political Science at the University of Western Ontario.


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

    1. Introduction
    Cameron Anderson, Éric Bélanger, and Michael McGregor

    2. Gender Affinity Voting and the 2017 Municipal Elections in Québec City and Montréal
    Scott Pruysers

    3. Language and (not) Voting: 2017 Municipal Elections in Quebec
    Cameron D. Anderson and Laura B. Stephenson

    4. Nationalism and Municipal Elections in Québec
    Jean-Francois Daoust

    5. Understanding Municipal Partisanship
    Éric Bélanger and Laura B. Stephenson

    6. Does the Left-Right Axis Matter in Municipal Elections?
    Sandra Breux, Jérôme Couture, and Anne Mévellec

    7. Who Relies on Party Labels in Municipal Elections?
    Cameron Anderson and Michael McGregor

    8. Setting the Record Straight: Identifying the Correlates of Split-Ticket Voting in Montreal and Quebec
    Charles Tessier and R. Michael McGregor

    9. Economic Voting in the 2017 Montréal and Québec Municipal Elections
    Éric Bélanger and Charles Tessier

    10. Do Municipal Campaigns Enlighten Municipal Voters? Evidence from Montréal and Québec City
    Randy Besco and J. Scott Matthews

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