Political Parties

Further Readings

Cross, W.P. (2005).Political Parties.Vancouver, BC: University of British Columbia Press.This book is a very informative text on the history and structure of federal political parties in Canada. Aside from discussing its origins and history, this book also debriefs the readers on electoral financing, reforming options, campaigns and candidacies.

Wherry, A. (2015). “The Power of Local,” Maclean's, 128, no. 39: p. 34.This is a brief article on the power of a local candidate, Jo-Anne Gicnac, on her non-partisan attempts at campaigning.

Bolleyer, N. (2011). “The Influence of Political Parties on Policy Coordination,” Governance, 24: pp. 469–494. This article evaluates how political parties affect policy making and policy coordination from the government’s point of view. This is a comparative work that focusses mainly on party linkages.

Johnston, R. (2017). The Canadian Party System: An Analytical History. Vancouver, BC: University of British Columbia Press. This book gives readers a historical and analytical account of the Canadian party systems by discussing its challenges with the electoral system and providing comparisons to other systems.

Pruysers, S. & Stewart, D. (2018).“Federal-Provincial Variation in Leadership Selection: Processes and Participation,” Journal of Canadian Studies, 52, no. 3: pp. 742-764. This article addresses the leadership selection processes in both federal and provincial parties. The study conducted is an extensive one that evaluates 30 different national and provincial parties using data from 2015.

Roy, J.& Esselment, A.L. (2016). “Partisans without Parties: Party Systems as Partisan Inhibitors?” Canadian Journal of Political Science, 49, no. 1: pp. 21-39. This article discusses the issue of partisanship and party system congruency and its impact on provincial party systems.

Recommended Websites

http://www.elections.ca/home.aspx. An excellent website that is both useful and informative, especially during elections. This website provides pertinent information on ridings, political parties, candidates, and many other related factors.

http://www.elections.ca/content.aspx?section=pol&dir=par&document=index&lang=e. This website provides a thorough list of all registered and deregistered federal political parties in Canada. 

http://www.elections.ca/content.aspx?section=fin&&document=index&lang=e. Part of Elections Canada, this website details all rules and regulations regarding party financing and campaign funding.

https://www.ourcommons.ca/Parliamentarians/en/partystandings. This websites contains a list of all official political parties, and their current standings in the House of Commons.

http://www.nelson.com/common/polisci/parties.html. This website provides a complete list of all former and current political parties in Canada. It also provides details and additional links to their individual websites.

https://www.elections.on.ca/en/political-entities-in-ontario/political-parties.html. This website offers a complete list of registered political parties in Ontario with specific information and additional links to their individual websites.

http://votecompass.com/. If you have always wondered what your own political orientation is, this website provides an excellent source of information on the various political ideologies that are dominant in Canada. Using surveys during elections, you are able to determine your own political orientation based on a series of questions relating to campaign platform issues.

http://www.elections.ca/content.aspx?section=res&document=index&lang=e. This is another informative website through Elections Canada that provides additional resources on legislation, research, policies and reports.

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