March 1, 2006

La main tendue

Il y a plusieurs raisons qui justifient une contribution généreuse du gouvernement fédéral au 400 anniversaire de Québec. La principale, selon moi, est le fait que l’anniversaire de Québec...

March 1, 2006

A very Canadian question of balance

”œOnce a generation, Canadians get the mumps. They always recover and return to the Liberal Party.” Jack Pickersgill (veter- an senior Liberal cabinet minister, circa 1958) ”œPolitics is too...

March 1, 2006

Une fenêtre pour le Canada

Avant de prendre la parole devant la Chambre de com- merce de Québec le 19 décembre dernier, le chef conservateur, Stephen Harper, était généralement perçu comme un redneck de...

André Pratte
March 1, 2006

Replacing the pan-Canadian consensus

What should Canadians expect from the new Stephen Harper-led minority government? Predicting the direction of any government is an imprecise science ”” governments necessarily respond to the issues of the...

Ray Pennings, Michael Van Pelt
March 1, 2006

Je me souviens: the Quebec campaign, 2006

Election campaigns represent a fascinating nexus between policy and personality, anecdote and analysis, idealism and self-interest, narrative and numbers. When the 2006 federal election campaign came to an end...

March 1, 2006

Just when you thought it was out, policy is pulled back in

The 2004 election campaign presented a very nar- row set of issues to Canadian voters. Opposition parties hammered Canadians with the following message: think about the sponsorship scandal, and...

Blake Andrew, Antonia Maioni, Stuart Soroka
March 1, 2006

Harper can satisfy Quebec

As counterintuitive as this argu- ment may sound, Stephen Harper, the former Reformist from Alberta, has the potential to win over Quebec’s pragmatic sovereignists, thereby weakening the independence movement...

March 1, 2006

Oui, la publicité électorale a un impact !

L’utilisation massive de la publicité électorale est apparue avec la pénétration phénoménale des médias de masse apré€s la Deuxié€me Guerre mondiale. La décennie 1960-1970 vit le lancement pour de...

March 1, 2006

2006 – year of the blog

Canadian political blogs exploded in popularity dur- ing the 2006 federal election, as they did in 2004 during the US presidential election. On blogs, peo- ple discussed the day’s...

John Bowman
March 1, 2006

Le défi de la diversité

On dit souvent qu’on juge une démocratie aÌ€ la façon dont elle traite ses minorités. Au moment ouÌ€ dans la plupart des sociétés occidentales les minorités sont de plus...

March 1, 2006

Au tour de Stephen Harper

Que s’est-il passé le 23 janvier 2006? Si l’on en croit les pre- miers constats de l’équipe qui réalise l’Étude électorale canadienne, le changement dans l’opinion a été somme...

Alain Noà«l