Constructing Tomorrow’s Federalism

New Perspectives on Canadian Governance

Ian Peach (Editor)

Governance of the federation is more complex today than ever before: perennial issues of federalism remain unresolved, conflicts continue over the legitimacy of federal spending power, and the accommodation of Quebec nationalism and Aboriginal self-government within the federation is a persistent and precarious concern.

From discussions on democracy and distinctiveness to explorations of self-governance and power imbalances, Constructing Tomorrow’s Federalism tests assertions from scholars and practitioners on the legitimacy and future of the state of the federation. In this broad collection of essays, fifteen scholars and political leaders identify options for the future governance of Canada and contribute to a renewed civic discourse on what it means to govern ourselves as a liberal democracy and a multinational federation.

About the Author

Ian Peach is the former Director of the Saskatchewan Institute for Public Policy. He has been involved in numerous intergovernmental negotiations, including the Charlottetown Accord, the Calgary Declaration, the Social Union Framework Agreement, First Nation self-government agreements, and the Canada-Saskatchewan Northern Development Accord. He has also been involved in developing Saskatchewan’s policies on a broad range of issues, including Saskatchewan’s argument before the Supreme Court of Canada in the Quebec Secession Reference and key cross-government strategies to address the socio-economic disparity of Aboriginal people in Saskatchewan and northern economic development.

Other contributors: Roy Romanow, Ian Peach, Robert Wardhaugh, Barry Ferguson, Rejean Pelletier, Bernard Funston , Gabrielle A. Slowey, Frances Abele, Michael Prince, Thomas O. Hueglin, Gerald Baier, Herman Bakvis, David McGrane, Benoit Pelletier.

Book Details

  • Constructing Tomorrow’s Federalism: New Perspectives on Canadian Governance
  • Ian Peach (Editor)
  • Published May 2007, 220 pages
  • Paper, ISBN: 9780887556975, 6 × 9, $27.95
  • Topic(s): Political Studies

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