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Journalist and Author Mike Blanchfield is receiving major press for his new book, Swingback: Getting Along in the World with Harper and Trudeau. With the Ottawa book launch of Swingback on March 8, we thought it timely to compile a list of some of his recent media appearances.
We are very pleased to have David Williams, author of upcoming Spring 2017 release Milton’s Leveller God, as our guest blogger. His new book takes a look at political evolution in Milton’s epic poems, from feudal monarchy to Leveller-style democracy in heaven and on earth. In his guest blog post, Williams discusses The Crisis of Liberal Democracy.
Academic … Read More >
Coming this April from MQUP and the McGill Institute for the Study of Canada, a timely new book that takes a look at Canadian electoral reform: Should We Change How We Vote?: Evaluating Canada’s Electoral System.
From the introduction –
“Canadians have the capacity to have a serious conversation about electoral reform. But in … Read More >
In case you missed it, The Harper Factor: Assessing a Prime Minister’s Policy Legacy‘s co-editor Jennifer Ditchburn recently wrote a very interesting piece for Poynter.com.
In her article, Jennifer discusses her experience as a journalist under the Harper administration and how parallels can be drawn between the restrictions the Canadian press gallery experienced … Read More >
In the January/February 2017 issue of the Ontario Planning Journal, Noreen Dunphy reviews Greg Suttor’s new release Still Renovating: A History of Canadian Social Housing Policy.
Below is an excerpt taken from the review. The full review can be viewed online, on page 16 of the Ontario Planning Journal.
Reviewed … Read More >
For Immediate Release – Montreal – September 27, 2016
New book uses evidence-based approach to assess the former prime minister’s policy legacy.
THE HARPER FACTOR
Assessing a Prime Minister’s Policy Legacy
and Graham Fox
26 October 2016, 5:30pm – 7:00 pm
@ The Métropolitain Brasserie & Restaurant
700 Sussex Dr. Ottawa, Ontario
Tel – (613) 562 1160
Publication Date: 19 October 2016
A … Read More >
We are thrilled to have H. Christian Breede, co-editor of new release Going to War? Trends in Military Interventions, be our guest blogger. Christian, who is assistant professor of political science at the Royal Military College of Canada is also a serving infantry officer with the Canadian Army. In his blog post, he tells the story behind the photo that was … Read More >
Today on our blog, Zachary Spicer, assistant professor of political science at Brock University and author of The Boundary Bargain: Growth, Development, and the Future of City-County Separation, joins us for a Q&A with MQUP Editor Jacqueline Mason.
Together they discuss the implications of urban sprawl in once-rural Ontario, and what this means for existing policy and municipal institutions.
Jacqueline Mason: Your book, … Read More >
A huge congratulations to Donald J. Savoie for winning the 2015 Donner Prize. Professor Savoie was awarded the $50,000 Donner Prize for What Is Government Good At?: A Canadian Answer. His book was chosen from an impressive list of 86 submissions by a five-member jury: A. Anne McLellan (Jury Chair), Jean-Marie Dufour, Peter George, V. Peter … Read More >
The first-ever New Brunswick Book Awards were handed out this week at the Capitol Theatre in Moncton, New Brunswick. The awards gala shared the stage with this year’s Atlantic Book Awards, which was part of the Frye Festival.
The inaugural winners included Donald J. Savoie who won the Writers Federation of New Brunswick Book Award for non-fiction for Read More >