PPG1000-2 Week 2

… agenda for PPG1000, section 2, 21 September 2016.

The Constitution – What are the core elements of the Canadian constitution? What are constitutional conventions? How do these rules impact policy making in Canada?

1 – Class outline

2 – In the news

3 – Presentation on the core concepts in Constitutional Framework, particularly:

4 – Seminar discussion

Institutional Analysis Topics

Institutional Analysis Topics

5 – Round the table on Institutional Analysis topics


6 – Other business

7 – Next week: PPG1000-2 Week 3

  • Readings for Democratic Reform
    • Docherty, David. 2012. “Imperfect Legislatures,” in Imperfect Democracies: The Democratic Deficit in Canada and the United States, eds. Patti Tamara Lenard and Richard Simeon, pp. 181-203. Vancouver: UBC Press.
    • Joseph Heath (n.d.), The democracy deficit in Canada, unpublished paper.
    • Mel Cappe and Janice Stein (2016), Government by Referendums is not Democracy, Globe and Mail, July 8.
  • Read some of the open access pieces “for 7 hours of preparation” including those on populism and elitism:
  • If you live in Eglinton-Lawrence:
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