Empowering Backbenchers in Canadian Legislatures
Thursday, November 26
6:00 AM PST / 9:00 AM EST
Webex Link: https://mun.webex.com/webappng/sites/mun/meeting/download/b2ace99a7a29439aa5c74e00d186d7b7?siteurl=mun&MTID=m742841914b0ad4caab542aeca4f63329
A lively discussion with Kelly Blidook and Alex Marland about ways that members of Canadian legislatures can offer effective representation within the constraints of party discipline. Moderated by Tamara A. Small.
Kelly Blidook is an associate professor of political science at Memorial University. He is co-author of Representation in Action: Canadian MPs in the Consituencies (UBC Press, 2018).
Alex Marland is a professor of political science at Memorial University and a member of the College of the Royal Society of Canada. He is the author of Brand Command: Canadian Politics and Democracy in the Age of Message Control (UBC Press, 2016), which won the Donner Prize for best publicy policy book by a Canadian. He is trusted by Canadian politicians, political staff, and other members of the public sector to respect their conditions for sharing information about what goes on behind the scenes in Canadian politics and governance. His latest book is Whipped: Party Discipline in Canada (UBC Press, 2020).
Tara A. Small is an associate professor in the Department of Political Science at the University of Guelph, and co-editor of Digital Politics in Canada: Promises and Realities (University of Toronto Press, 2020).
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