Antonia Maioni


PhD, Northwestern University

MA, Norman Paterson School of International Affairs

BA, Université Laval


Department of Political Science

Institute for Health and Social Policy

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Currently serving as:

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Faculty of Arts courses:

  • Public Policy Research Seminar POLI 610
  • Health Care in Canada POLI 417
  • Provincial Politics POLI 326
  • Political Process & Behaviour in Canada (Winter 2014 only) POLI 222

Faculty of Medicine, MDCM Curriculum:

Faculty of Management, International Masters for Health Leadership:

Research interests

  • Health Care Reform in Canada and the United States
  • Social Policy and the Welfare State 
  • Comparative Politics
  • Provincial Politics, Quebec Politics
  • Political Parties
  • Canadian Political Process

Research grants:

  • 2004-2008 Research grant, McGill-Max Bell Strategic Initiatives Program, “Innovation and Implementation in Public Policy” (PI)
  • 2005-2006 CIBC Conference Board Scholar-in-Residence Award
  • 2003-2006 Operating Grant, Canadian Institutes for Health Research, “Rights Litigation and Health Care” (co-PI with Christopher P. Manfredi)
  • 2001-2004 Research Grant, Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada, “The Politics of Health Care Reform”
  • 2001-2011 William Dawson Award, McGill University



Recent Articles & Book Chapters:

  • "Health Care in Canada and the United States” in David M. Thomas and David N. Biette, Canada and the United States: Differences that Count 2014 (Toronto: University of Toronto Press), pp. 254-272.
  • “Canada” in James A. Morone and Dan Ehlke, Health Politics and Policy (Nelson/Cengage), pp. 398-404.
  • “What Moves Public Opinion on Health Care?” (with S. Soroka and P. Martin), Journal of Health Politics, Policy and Law, Vol. 38, No. 5 (March 2013).
  •  “Health Care” in Herman Bakvis and Grace Skogstad, eds, Canadian Federalism, 3rd ed. (Toronto: Oxford University Press, 2012), pp. 165-182.
  • “Transformación del Estado de bienestar canadiense”, in Gustavo Vega Cánovas e Irina Alberro, Canadá: Gobernabilidad democrática y política exterior in una época de crisis y cambio internacionales (México: El Colegio de México, 2011), pp. 127-149.
  •  “Citizenship and Health Care” International Journal of Canadian Studies, no. 42 (Fall 2010)
  • “Health Care in Quebec”, in Quebec Questions: Quebec Studies for the Twenty-First Century, ed. Jarrett Rudy et al. (Oxford University Press, 2010).
  • « Health care reform in the 2008 US presidential election » International Journal, Volume LXIV, No. 1 (Winter 2008-09), pp. 135-144.
  • “Health Care in Crisis: What’s Driving Health Reform in Canada and the United States?” (with Theodore R. Marmor), One Issue, Two Voices, Issue 9 (April 2008), (Washington, DC: Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars).
  • (with C. Manfredi) « L’arrêt Chaoulli et la judiciarisation des politiques de santé » dans François Béland, Le privé dans la santé : Les discours et les faits (Les Presses de l’Université de Montréal, 2008), pp. 264-280.
  • “Health Care in Canada” in Herman Bakvis and Grace Skogstad, eds, Canadian Federalism, 2nd edition (Toronto: Oxford University Press, 2008), pp. 161-181.
  • (with A. Quesnel-Vallée and M. Bourque) “In the aftermath of Chaoulli v. Quebec:  Whose opinion prevailed?” Canadian Medical Association Journal, Oct. 24, 2006, vol. 175 (9).
  •  (with C. Manfredi) "The Last Line of Defence for Citizens: Litigating Private Health Insurance in Chaoulli v. Québec." Osgoode Hall Law Journal 44.2. 249-71 (Fall 2006)
  •  "Les litiges fondés sur les droits et l'émergence du rôle des tribunaux dans l'élaboration des politiques en matière de santé." Ruptures: Revue transdisciplinarie en santé, 11.1 (2006): 32-55 (Automne 2006).
  •  (with C. Manfredi) “Reversal of Fortune: Litigating Health Care Reform in Auton v. British Columbia,” Supreme Court Law Review (2d) 29 (2005, pp. 111-136).
  •  “From Cinderella to Belle of the Ball: The Politics of Primary Care Reform in Canada” in Ruth Wilson, S. E. D. Shortt and John Dorland, eds., Implementing Primary Care Reform: Barriers and Facilitators (Montreal: McGill Queen’s University Press, 2004), pp. 97-109.
  • “Roles and Responsibilities in Health Care Policy” in Tom McIntosh, Pierre-Gerlier Forest, Gregory P. Marchildon, eds., The Governance of Health Care in Canada: The Romanow Papers, Volume 3 (Toronto: University  of Toronto Press, 2004), pp. 169-198.
  • “Tobacco Control in Canada” (co-author with Christopher P. Manfredi), Unfiltered:  Conflicts over Tobacco Control and Public Health, edited by Ron Bayer and Eric Feldman (Harvard University Press, 2004), pp. 68-88.

Selected Policy Papers:

  • Health Care Funding: Needs and RealitiesPolicy Options/Options politiques (May 2010), pp. 69-72.
  • The Continuum of US Health Care Reform" Policy Options/Options politiques (November 2009), pp. 16-24.
  • "Towards an Iggy-nation in Quebec" ” Policy Options/Options politiques (May 2009), pp 38-41.
  • Charest – The Teflon Man Closes the DealPolicy Options/Options politiques (February 2009), pp. 71-74.
  •  “Health Care: The Constant RefrainPolicy Options/Options politiques (October 2008), pp. 72-78.
  •  “What I saw at the Liberal Party” Policy Options/Options politiques (February 2007) pp. 46-49.
  •  “Showing the flag – the origins and consequences of the sponsorship scandal” in Policy Options/Options politiques (June 2005) pp. 22-25.
  •  “The Role of the Media: A campaign saved by a horserace” (with Elizabeth Goodyear-Grant and Stuart Soroka) in Policy Options/Options politiques, September 2004, pp. 86-91.,
  • “New century, new risks: the Marsh Report and the post-war welfare state in Canada" in Policy Options/Options politiques (August 2004), pp. 20-23.
  •  “From Paul Martin père to fils: kicking around the political football of health care” in Policy Options/Options politiques (Dec. 2003-Jan. 2004) pp. 35-38.

Recent Op-Eds, Globe and Mail: