3 5 M Q U P S P R I N G 2 0 1 9 In parliamentary systems like Canada, voters directly contribute to the election outcome only in their own riding. However, the focus of election campaigns is often national, emphasizing the leader rather than the local candidate, and national rather than regional polls. This suggests that elections are national contests, but election outcomes clearly demonstrate that support for parties varies strongly by province. Focusing on the 2015 Canadian election campaigns in British Columbia, Ontario, and Quebec, three large provinces with different subnational party systems, Provincial Battles, National Prize? evaluates whether we should under- stand elections in Canada as national wars or individual provincial clashes. The authors draw upon voter and candidate surveys, party campaign behaviour, and media coverage of the election to document how political parties vary their messages and strategies across provinces, how the media communicate and frame those messages, and how voters ultimately respond. A novel and comprehensive study, Provincial Battles, National Prize? is the first and only thorough treatment of the party, media, and voter aspects of a federal election campaign through a subnational lens. Laura B. Stephenson is professor in the Department of Political Science at the University of Western Ontario. Andrea Lawlor is associate professor in the Department of Political Science at King’s University College at the University of Western Ontario. William P. Cross is professor and Bell Chair in Canadian Parliamentary Democracy at Carleton University. André Blais is professor in the Department of Political Science at the Université de Montréal. Elisabeth Gidengil is Hiram Mills Professor in the Department of Political Science at McGill University. Very little happens in government without money. The real impact of policy pronouncements is only understood when the resources to implement them are known, secured, and spent. Canadian Public-Sector Financial Manage- ment is for the student and practitioner of public administration, not the finance specialist. Andrew Graham focuses on understanding the public-sector financial environment and the accounting framework. He moves then to the core ele- ments of the financial management process itself (securing funds or the budget process), managing the spending of those funds (control and in-year budget management and reporting), and evaluating how the funds were spent (internal reporting, external reporting, audit, and oversight). This third edition updates the accounting framework, places a stronger emphasis on risk management skills throughout the cycle, particularly in in- year budget control, and updates external reporting as governments look for different and more useful ways to report their financial and program results. Andrew Graham is adjunct professor in the School of Policy Studies, Queen’s University. S P E C I F I C AT I O N S ’d008L3 I9.t$f crdCt03 c02t03 + c$u99. 9E I9.t$f crdCt03 June 2019 -5,7S7llpp-7lhS7n 4n-i-l£ bAU1 4n-i-l£ Dc1 klniaa 6o602 ,il B SS s,s66 0g99T omot.oN.0 S P E C I F I C AT I O N S June 2019 -5,7a755pl7l5p-7a 4s-i-l£ bAU1 4s-i-l£ Dc1 kssi-- 6o602 -5,7a755pl7l5p,7p 4Saaiaac bAU1 4Saaiaac Dc1 k,aiaa $.9ru n B - saa66 pl Cto:2ox31 s, roN.03 0g99T omot.oN.0 P O L I T I C A L S T U D I E S P O L I T I C A L S T U D I E S • P O L I C Y S T U D I E S Provincial Battles, National Prize? Elections in a Federal State laura b. stephenson, andrea lawlor, william p. cross, andré blais, and elisabeth gidengil A far-reaching analysis of the 2015 Canadian federal election through three different provincial lenses. Canadian Public-Sector Financial Management Third Edition andrew graham A primer on managing public funds and a sophisticated presentation of how governments actually work.