"Comprising over 500 cross-referenced entries, The Language of Canadian Politics offers brief essays on the many facets of the Canadian political system, including institutions, events, laws, concepts and public policies. Written concisely and explicitly, it is an important resource for people interested in contemporary politics, as well as those interested in the historic context of contemporary political behaviour. For example, the Social Union Framework Agreement, the Canadian Alliance party, the Secession Reference and the federal Clarity bill are covered both specifically and in their larger contexts. The book also includes distant events and objects that continue to frame political discourse." "This new edition retains the format of earlier editions - entries are listed alphabetically with numerous cross-references which readers can explore for their own particular interests and purposes." "Readers not familiar with Canadian government and politics will find the book an invaluable introduction to Canadian government and politics; those who feel they are already familiar with the subject might be surprised as they work their way through the essays to discover how much more they can learn and the many ways in which they can take advantage of The Language of Canadian Politics."--BOOK JACKET.