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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. David E. Smith argues that Canada has  Read more...
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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: Opposition : "Somebody has to do it" --
From coalition to coalition, 1867-1920 --
The Liberal ascendancy, 1921-1956 --
Majorities and minorities, 1957-1992 --
The mill of opposition, 1993-2011 --
Opposition, more or less --
Opposition in the federation --
Whither parliamentary opposition? --
The problem of parliamentary opposition today.
Other Titles: Opposition in Canadian politics
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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'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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