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Strengthening Canadian Democracy, edited by Paul Howe, Richard Johnston and André Blais, McGill-Queen's University Press, 361 Pages, $75. From the back cover: "At a time of rising political discontent and declining voter turnout, the basic structures and principles of Canadian democracy are being scrutinized as never before by governments and citizens alike. Since 1999, under the aegis of the Strengthening Canadian Democracy program, the Institute for Research on Public Policy has contributed to this growing public debate with research and reflection from leading commentators. This edited volume brings together many of the papers from this program. Updated to reflect ongoing changes in the political landscape, they offer both analysis and prescription aimed at fortifying a flagging Canadian democracy."

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Recently released books

Strengthening Canadian Democracy, edited by Paul Howe, Richard Johnston and André Blais, McGill-Queen's University Press, 361 Pages, $75. From the back cover: "At a time of rising political discontent and declining voter turnout, the basic structures and principles of Canadian democracy are being scrutinized as never before by governments and citizens alike. Since 1999, under the aegis of the Strengthening Canadian Democracy program, the Institute for Research on Public Policy has contributed to this growing public debate with research and reflection from leading commentators. This edited volume brings together many of the papers from this program. Updated to reflect ongoing changes in the political landscape, they offer both analysis and prescription aimed at fortifying a flagging Canadian democracy."

  

Parliamentary Calendar
Friday, September 19, 2014
HILL LIFE & PEOPLE SLIDESHOWS
Lobbyists, MPs get in on the ice bucket challenge for ALS Sept. 3, 2014

Photo courtesy Summa Strategies
The team at Summa Strategies took the ice bucket challenge last week at the Parliament Pub. Summa challenged board members from the Government Relations Institute of Canada (GRIC) to take it next. From left: intern John McHughan, vice-chairman Tim Powers, senior adviser Louis-Alexandre Lanthier, consultant Kate Harrison, vice-president Jim Armour, vice-president Robin MacLachlan, president Tracey Hubley, senior adviser Michele Austin, and consultant Angela Christiano.
The Hill Times photograph by Jake Wright
The Government Relations Institute of Canada board members take the ice bucket challenge.
The Hill Times photograph by Jake Wright
GRIC directors feel the chill.
The Hill Times photograph by Jake Wright
From left: GRIC president Andre Albinati, secretary Joanne Dobson, board members Kevin Desjardins and Alayne Crawford, treasurer Phil Cartwright, and board members Alex Maheu and Jason Kerr.
Photograph provided Hill and Knowlton Strategies
Health Minister Rona Ambrose gets in on the ice bucket challenge.
Photograph courtesy Hill and Knowlton Strategies
NDP Leader Tom Mulcair.
Photograph courtesy Hill and Knowlton Strategies
Liberal Leader Justin Trudeau.

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