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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."

  

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Friday, February 27, 2015
HILL LIFE & PEOPLE SLIDESHOWS
Hill media, staffers send off PMO's Jason MacDonald at the Métropolitain Brasserie's bar Feb. 20, 2015

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Bloomberg's Theo Argitis and PMO chief of staff Ray Novak.
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The PMO's outgoing Director of Communications Jason MacDonald.
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PMO executive assistant Stephen Staley, PMO special assistant Myles Atwood, and Tory Party national campaign manager Jenni Byrne.
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PMO deputy chief of staff Howard Anglin and Postmedia's Stephen Maher.
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The Ottawa Citizen's Jason Fekete with the man of the hour, Jason MacDonald.
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The Toronto Star's Tonda MacCharles.
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CBC's Chris Hall and Melissa Lantsman, Finance Minister Joe Oliver's director of communications.
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Michael White, Finance Minister Joe Oliver's policy director.

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