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Across the aisle : opposition in Canadian politics

Author: David E Smith
Publisher: Toronto ; Buffalo ; London : University of Toronto Press, [2013] ©2013
Edition/Format:   Book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"How do parties with official opposition status influence Canadian politics? Across the Aisle is an innovative examination of the theory and practice of opposition in Canada, both in Parliament and in provincial legislatures. Extending from the pre-Confederation era to the present day, it focuses on whether Canada has developed a coherent tradition of parliamentary opposition.
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: David E Smith
ISBN: 9781442647367 1442647361 9781442615472 1442615478
OCLC Number: 829421828
Description: xiii, 228 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: Chapter One: Opposition: 'Somebody Has To Do It' --
PART TWO: PARLIAMENTARY OPPOSITION --
Chapter Two: From Coalition to Coalition, 1867-1920 --
Chapter Three: The Liberal Ascendancy, 1921-1956 --
Chapter Four: Minorities and Majorities, 1957-1992 --
Chapter Five: The Mill of Opposition, 1993-2011 --
PART THREE: CHALLENGES FOR PARLIAMENTARY OPPOSITION --
Chapter Six: Opposition, More or Less --
Chapter Seven: Opposition in the Federation --
Chapter Eight: Whither Parliamentary Opposition? --
PART FOUR: CONCLUSION --
Chapter Nine: The Problem of Parliamentary Opposition Today.
Responsibility: David E. Smith.
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'Smith, a leading scholar of the Canadian Parliament, has written an outstanding book on the theory and practice of parliamentary opposition in Canada... It will be of great interest to scholars of Read more...

 
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