Political and Policy Implications of the Federal Election


*This event is open exclusively to faculty and students of the Max Bell School.*

While the federal election held on September 20 has become infamous for returning a parliament almost identical to the one that was dissolved in the summer, that doesn't mean that it didn't matter or that nothing had changed. In this talk, Prof Beland will examine the political implications of the vote and look at what another Liberal minority means for social policy.

About the speaker

Daniel Béland is Director of the McGill Institute for the Study of Canada and James McGill Professor at the Department of Political Science at McGill. A student of politics and public policy, he is currently working on research projects focusing on issues ranging from universal social policy and health care reform to the role of ideas in policy development and the relationship between fiscal policy and welfare state development.

Professor Béland holds a PhD in Political Sociology from the École des Hautes Études en Sciences Sociales (Paris), where he returned as a visiting scholar in the spring of 2014. A Part-Time Professor at the University of Southern Denmark from January 2014 to December 2017, he has been a visiting scholar at Harvard University and the National University of Singapore, a visiting professor at the University of Bremen, the University of Helsinki, the University of Southern Denmark, and a Fulbright Scholar at The George Washington University and the National Academy of Social Insurance. Before joining McGill University in January 2019, he held a Canada Research Chair (Tier 1) at the University of Saskatchewan (Johnson Shoyama Graduate School of Public Policy).

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