Alex Marland is a professor of political science at Memorial University of Newfoundland. He is the author of Whipped: Party Discipline in Canada (UBC Press 2020).


Government communications under Trudeau

Those who follow Canadian politics are well aware that a stubborn problem with government is the concentration of power in the “centre.” In Ottawa, everything turns on the whim of the prime minister and central …

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The stifling conformity of party discipline

A burning question for observers of the SNC-Lavalin affair is whether former cabinet ministers Jody Wilson-Raybould and Jane Philpott, who publicly opposed actions of their government, will be cut loose from the Liberal caucus. While …

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