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Queen's University

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B.A.Sc. (UBC), B.A. (UBC), M.A. (Western), Ph.D. (Duke)


Phone: (250) 477-1235

Peter Meekison is a highly distinguished student and practitioner of Canadian federalism. Peter was a professor of political science at the University of Alberta. From 1977 to 1984 he was the Deputy Minister of Intergovernmental Affairs in the province of Alberta under Premier Lougheed, and he participated in the process that led to the patriation of the Constitution in 1982. After his time in government, he returned to the University of Alberta as Vice-President (Academic). Between 1993 and 1996, he was a Commissioner on the Royal Commission on Aboriginal Peoples. He currently teaches federalism courses at the University of Victoria, and conducts research on all aspects of federalism. He is an Officer of the Order of Canada.

Areas of Expertise

  • First Ministers/Premiers Meetings
  • Alberta Politics
  • Constitution Act 1982
  • Aboriginal Politics

Kingston, Ontario, Canada. K7L 3N6. 613.533.2000