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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:   Print 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
Awards: Winner of Canada Prize in the Social Sciences awarded by Federation for the Humanities and Social Sciences 2014 (Canada)
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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Readers of Across the Aisle will gain a renewed understanding of official opposition that goes beyond Stornoway and shadow cabinets, illuminating both the historical evolution and recent developments  Read more...

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'In Across the Aisle, David Smith has done an admirable job of delving into a previously unexplored facet of Canadian politics.' -- Adam Coombs Histoire sociale / Social History vol 48:97:2015 "One Read more...

 
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