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Canadian Politics

A18(a) - Roundtable: What We Know and What We Don’t Know: The State of Research on Canada’s Political Parties as the 2019 Federal Election Approaches

Date: Jun 6 | Time: 12:00pm to 01:30pm | Location: SWING 108

Chair/Président/Présidente : Bill Cross (Carleton University)

David McGrane (University of Saskatchewan)
Ken Carty (University of British Columbia)
Jim Farney (University of Regina)
Cara Camcastle (Simon Fraser University)
Florence Vallée-Dubois (Université de Montréal)

Abstract: With the 2019 federal election fast approaching, it is a good time to evaluate what we know and what we do not know about Canada’s major political parties. This roundtable will gather experts on each of Canada’s political parties to discuss the strengths and weaknesses of the research on the party that they study. These scholars will also be asked to comment on how the political party that they study fits into Canada’s current party system and speculate on the strategy of that party in the upcoming election. The roundtable will be of interest to political scientists doing research on political parties, voter behaviour, and political marketing as well as those curious about the tactics and campaigning of parties in Canadian federal elections.