The Canadian federal election
This press release contains a list of McGill experts who can give advice on the upcoming federal elections.
The vote has been called. The electorate is mulling over its options. Let our experts put it into perspective for you.
The ethnic vote
Political science professor Jerome Black is one of Canadas top experts on immigrant and ethnic politics and a frequent contributor to such respected journals as the International Journal of Canadian Studies and the Canadian Journal of Political Science. His research interests include political parties, political participation and voting behaviour. In a course he teaches at McGill, Black also covers the role played by the mass media in Canadian politics.
jblack [at] leacock [dot] lan [dot] mcgill [dot] ca (Professor Black) can be reached at 514-398-4813.
Examining the electorate
Political science professor Elizabeth Gidengil is a principal player in the Canadian Election Study -- an examination of voting patterns in almost every major federal election campaign since 1965. The study draws funding support from the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council and Elections Canada. Professor Gidengil is currently looking at the ongoing federal election -- 110 Canadians are being quizzed daily about their voting intentions. Recent scholarly articles by Gidengil include "Gender and Attitudes Toward Quotas for Women Candidates in Canada" and "The Gender Gap in Support for Quebec Sovereignty."
Professor Gidengil can be reached at 514-398-4805
The future of health care
Political science professor Antonia Maionis research on the politics of health care reform has been published in journals such as Canadian-American Public Policy and the Journal of Health Politics. Her expertise also relates to social policy, the national unity debate, the Bloc Québécois, the NDP and public opinion polling. Professor Maioni has published opinion pieces in the Gazette and La Presse, questioning the Liberal governments approach to Quebec and lamenting the role played by extremists in Quebec politics.
maioni [at] leacock [dot] lan [dot] mcgill [dot] ca (Professor Maioni) can be reached at 514-398-4814.
Then and now: The historical perspective
History professor Desmond Morton, the director of the McGill Institute for the Study of Canada, is one of the countrys best-known historians. A frequent commentator in print and electronic media, he writes and talks about federal politics, the constitution, defence, labour, the NDP, foreign affairs and Quebec-Canada relations. Morton was recently one of four university-based scholars and experts on the militarys future hand-picked by Defence Minister Doug Young to uncover whats wrong with Canadas military and what to do about it. Their report was released last March.
dmorton [at] heps [dot] lan [dot] mcgill [dot] ca (Professor Morton) can be reached at 514-398-8346.
Comparing Canucks and Yanks
Historian and author Gil Troy is prepared to discuss, compare and contrast Canadian and American elections. Troy is the author of See How They Ran, a history of American presidential campaigns, and Affairs of State, a book about the powers and perceptions around American presidential couples. Troys books deal with the image-making that surrounds political leaders and the interesting twists and turns that can crop up during a hard-fought campaign.
troy [at] leacock [dot] lan [dot] mcgill [dot] ca (Professor Troy) can be reached at 514-398-3898.
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