Voters across Canada will head to the polls to participate in the 44th Canadian Federal Election. From pandemic mitigation strategies and climate change policies to the rights of marginalized Canadians and the structure of Canadian federalism, the topics of debate have grown numerous. The dimensions of electoral competition have similarly proliferated. Six political parties (none of which are currently polling above one-third of overall electorate) now fiercely compete to elect MPs. A minority Parliament – in which the left-wing NDP and/or the nationalist Bloc Québécois will hold the balance of power between the Liberals and Conservatives – remains the most likely (though far from certain) outcome.
This panel will unpack the election results, contextualize their place in Canadian political history, analyze key issues arising during the election, and discuss the possible ramifications of the election in Canada and beyond its borders. We hope you will join us, ask questions, and discuss this fascinating and fast-moving election!
Professor David R. Cameron
Political Science, Yale University
Professor W. Andy Knight
Political Science, University of Alberta
Fulbright Distinguished Chair in International & Area Studies, Yale University
Dr. Shannon Sampert
Media Diva Consulting; PhD Political Science, University of Alberta
Dr. Brendan Shanahan
Yale University Center for the Study of Representative Institutions
Sponsored by the Committee on Canadian Studies at Yale University