M Q U P S P R I N G 2 0 1 9 In October 2015, the federal Liberals came to power with sweeping plans to revamp Canada’s democratic and federal institutions – a modernizing agenda intended to revitalize Canada’s democratic architecture. The centrepiece of the agenda was the replacement of Canada’s first-past-the-post electoral system, but they also promised to revitalize relations with the provinces, bring Indige- nous Peoples into the intergovernmental fold, and change the ways in which senators and Supreme Court justices are appointed. How has the reform agenda faired? Has it resulted in a more effective and democratic set of political and federal institutions? Or has it largely failed to deliver on these objectives? What, more broadly, is the state of Canada’s dem- ocratic and federal institutions? The Queen’s Institute of Intergovernmental Relations used the occasion of Canada’s 150th birthday to examine these pressing issues. The 2017 volume in the State of the Federation series focuses on enduring questions about the functioning of federalism and intergovernmental rela- tions in Canada, including how we should evaluate the quality of Canada’s institutions and practices in light of our federal structure, and how current institutional arrangements and their possible alternatives fare according to these criteria. Elizabeth Goodyear-Grant is director of the Institute of Intergovernmental Relations, Queen’s University. Kyle Hanniman is associate director of the Institute of Intergovernmental Relations, Queen’s University. In a period characterized by growing social inequality, precarious work, the legacies of settler colonialism, and the emergence of new social movements, Change and Continuity presents innovative interdisciplinary research as a guide to understanding Canada’s political economy and a contribution to progressive social change. Assessing the legacy of the Canadian political economy tradition – a broad body of social science research on power, inequality, and change in society – the essays in this volume offer insight into contemporary issues and chart new directions for future study. Chapters from both emerging and established scholars expand the boundaries of Canadian political economy research, seek- ing new understandings of the forces that shape society, the ensuing conflicts and contradictions, and the potential for social justice. Engaging with inter- connected topics that include shifts in immigration policy, labour market restructuring, settler colonialism, the experiences of people with disabilities, and the revitalization of workers’ movements, this collection builds upon and deepens critical analysis of Canadian society and considers its application to contexts beyond Canada. Mark P. Thomas is associate professor in the Department of Sociology, York University. Leah F. Vosko is professor of political science and Canada Research Chair in the Political Economy of Gender and Work at York University. Carlo Fanelli is assistant professor and coordinator of work and labour studies in the Department of Social Science, York University. Olena Lyubchenko is a doctoral candidate in the Department of Politics at York University. 3 6 S P E C I F I C AT I O N S June 2019 -5,7a755pl7l5hS7p 4p5i-l£ bAU1 4p5i-l£ Dc1 ks-i-- 6o602 -5,7a755pl7l5ha7n 4Ssaiaac bAU1 4Ssaiaac Dc1 k-niaa $.9ru n B - hps66 l Cto:2ox31 Ss roN.03 0g99T omot.oN.0 S P E C I F I C AT I O N S ’d008L3 I9.t$f crdCt03 c02t03 + R83rtrdr0 9E R8r02:9m028x08ro. w0.ort983 June 2019 -5,7S7llpp-7hl,75 4p-i-l£ bAU1 4p-i-l£ Dc1 kpsiaa 6o602 n B - s-n66 0g99T omot.oN.0 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 P O L I T I C A L E C O N O M Y Canada: The State of the Federation 2017 Canada at 150: Federalism and Democratic Renewal edited by elizabeth goodyear- grant and kyle hanniman Change and Continuity Canadian Political Economy in the New Millennium edited by mark p. thomas, leah f. vosko, carlo fanelli, and olena lyubchenko An up-to-date analysis of the political-economic transformations shaping contemporary Canadian society.