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Penny Bryden, University of Victoria; - Politics and Federalism

A specialist in Canadian federalism and the history of Ontario, Penny Bryden’s work probes the nature of relationships within government and between governments. Her publications include ‘A Justifiable Obsession’: Conservative Ontario’s Relations with Ottawa, 1943-1985 (2013) and Planners and Politicians: Liberal Politics and Social Policy, 1957-1968 (1997)

Fluency: English


Michael Behiels, University of Ottawa; - Politics and Federalism

Michael Behiels has written seminal works on Quebec and Canadian political and intellectual history. More recently, he has explored how Canadian federalism has functioned historically, and how it has changed under the current government to become a more asymmetrical form of federalism based on the concept of classical, watertight jurisdictional compartments for the provincial and federal governments

Fluency: English and French


James Kelly, Concordia University; - Constitutional history and issues, and the Senate

Author of Governing With the Charter (2005), James Kelly has explored the democratic rights flowing from the Charter of Rights and Freedoms, and tackled the relationship between judicial power and parliamentary democracy. Kelly has argued that the alleged threat of judicial activism has been overblown, and that instead, Cabinet has become stronger at the expense of Parliament

Fluency: English


Greg Kealey, University of New Brunswick; - Security and the state

A member of the Royal Society of Canada, Greg Kealey specializes in Canadian Social History, Labour History, and Security and Intelligence History. In addition to two prize-winning books on Social and Labour History, he co-edited Debating Dissent: Canada and the 1960s (2011) and co-authored a history of the Canadian secret service, entitled Secret Service: Political Policing in Canada from the Fenians to Fortress America (2013)

Fluency: English





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