Hot Topic: Electoral Reform in Canada

As the discussion around electoral reform in Canada grows, Carleton experts are available to discuss the options and the impacts of possible reforms.

Bill Cross
Professor and Bell Chair in the Department of Political Science

Phone: 613-520-2600, ext. 2799
Email: WilliamCross@cunet.carleton.ca
Web: www.billcross.ca

Cross is the Hon. Dick and Ruth Bell Chair for the Study of Canadian Parliamentary Democracy in the Department of Political Science. He is a student of Canadian and comparative political institutions and his work emphasizes the connections between civil society and political parties and legislatures. His recent work focuses on questions relating to intra-party democracy and organization.  This includes studies of party leadership selection, candidate recruitment and selection, party membership, election campaigning and power relations between local and national party organizations.

Paul Thomas
Bell Chair Visiting Scholar

Phone: 613-520-2600, ext. 1432
Email: paul.thomas@carleton.ca

Thomas holds a Vanier Canada Graduate Scholarship from the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council and is a member of the board of directors of the Canadian Study of Parliament Group. His doctoral research explores the growing number of all-party caucuses that serve to facilitate cross-party co-operation among politicians at the Canadian, British and Scottish Parliaments, as well as the Legislative Assembly of Ontario. 

Stanley Winer
Canada Research Chair and professor in Public Policy in the School of Public Policy and Department of Economics

Phone: 613-520-2600, ext. 2630
Email: StanleyWiner@CUNET.CARLETON.CA
Web: www.carleton.ca/~winers

Winer’s research lies at the intersection of economics and political science, including work on the formation and evolution of tax systems such as Democratic Choice and Taxation: A Theoretical and Empirical Analysis. A recent project focuses on the measurement and consequences of variation in political competitiveness in Canada, the United States and India. He continues to study the connection between migration and public policy: his recent book on Interregional Migration and Public Policy in Canada was awarded the Purvis Prize for 2013 from the Canadian Economics Association. His latest co-edited book is Coercion and Social Welfare in Public Finance: Economic and Political. This work contributes to the Wicksellian approach to public finance.

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