Canada at the Polls 2019: A New Mandate?

Canada at the Polls 2019: A New Mandate?

Categories: Lectures and Seminars | Intended for

Thursday, October 10, 2019

12:00 PM - 1:30 PM | Add to calendar

A602 Loeb Building

1125 Colonel By Dr, Ottawa, ON

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Elsa Piersig, 2777,


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About this Event

Host Organization: Political Science/Bell Chair in Canadian Parliamentary Democracy
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With the Canadian federal election now upon us, Absent Mandate offers a well-timed insight into Canadian voting behaviour. The authors develop the crucial concept of policy mandates – distinguished from other interpretations of election outcomes – and addresses the disconnect between election issues and government actions. In this talk, the authors Dr. Jon Pammett and Dr. Lawrence LeDuc discuss the 2019 election: what we can expect to see? Has anything really changed since elections back in 1965? And are Canadian electoral politics now following a new, or even unfamiliar, path?

Harold D. Clarke, Jane Jenson, Lawrence LeDuc, and Jon H. Pammett, Absent Mandate:Strategies and Choices in Canadian Elections, University of Toronto Press, 2019.