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Comparing Federal Systems, Third Edition

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Ronald L. Watts

205 pages, 2008. Paperback, ISBN 978-1-55339-188-3.

In this updated and extensively revised third edition, Ronald Watts provides a clear analysis of the design and operation of a wide range of federations throughout the world. The third edition encompasses reference to a much wider range of federations and federal experiments.

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Political Science and Federalism: Seven Decades of Scholarly Engagement

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Richard Simeon

76 pages ISBN: 1-55339-004-0 2002

Federalism has been and remains one of the central preoccupations of scholars engaged in the study of Canadian politics. But the questions that have been asked about it, the methods employed to study it, and the normative and policy implications that have been ascribed to it have all varied over the decades. This study explores the work of scholars, primarily English-speaking, with federalism since the 1930s.

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The Role of the Policy Advisor: An Insider's Look

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Edited by Nadia Verrelli

62 pages ISBN: 978-1-55339-193-7, 2008

On 18 October 2007, as part of the Conference in Honour of Ronald L. Watts Principal Emeritus and Professor Emeritus of Political Studies at Queen's University, a session was held in which prominent academics explored the role of policy advisors in the policy-making process. Specifically, they drew on their experiences as policy advisors to consider various issues ranging from factors that influence the effectiveness of experts in the policy-making process, to the accountability of expert advisors when making recommendations to policy makers This book is a compilation of the papers delivered by the six panellists together with the highlights of the discussion among members of the panel and the audience, and Dr. Watts's concluding remarks as rapporteur.

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Canada: The State of the Federation 2000-01 Canadian Political Cultures in Transition

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Hamish Telford and Harvey Lazar

ISBN: 0-88911-863-9

Canada: The State of the Federation 2000/01 probes beneath the surface to determine if the obvious changes - the fractious federal party system, the "common sense revolution" in government budgeting, the re-birth of the sovereignty movement in Quebec, and the re-assertion of Aboriginal claims - are symptomatic of a shift in Canadian political culture.

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Canada: The State of the Federation 1999-2000 Towards a New Mission Statement for Canadian Fiscal Federation

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Harvey Lazar

ISBN: 0-88911-843-4 2000

Canada: The State of the Federation, 1999-2000 identifies and explains major threads in Canadian fiscal federalism. Set against the cacophony over domineering and arrogant centralization from supporters of Quebec sovereignty/session on the one hand, and fears that excessive decentralization is fuelling an obsessively neo-liberal agenda on the other, these essays replace much of this heat with new light.

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Canada: The State of the Federation 1998-99 How Canadians Connect

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Harvey Lazar and Tom McIntosh

1999 ISBN: 0-88911-779-9

The last twenty or so years have seen a different kind of state emerge in Canada and elsewhere. The questioning of Keynesian macroeconomic policy in light of crises in Western economies coupled with the rise of neo-conservative and neo-liberal politics (and the attendant rethinking of the modern state's regulatory and redistributive roles) has resulted in significant restructuring and retrenchment of the state in Canada, both federal and provincial. Similarly, Canadians' sense of citizenship has undergone significant changes that need to be explored. Canada: The State of the Federation 1998 is a timely exploration of the current state of the ties that bind the federation together.

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Canada: The State of the Federation 1997 Non Constitutional Renewal

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Harvey Lazar

1997 ISBN: 0-88911-765-9

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Canada: The State of the Federation 1996

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Patrick C. Fafard and Douglas M. Brown

1996 ISBN: 0-88911-587-7

Part of an annual series of essays surveying the state of the Canadian federation, the 1996 volume of Canada: The State of the Federation explores major developments and new trends in Canadian federalism and intergovernmental relations in 1996.

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Canada: The State of the Federation 1995

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Douglas M. Brown and Jonathan W. Rose

1995 ISBN: 0-88911-579-6

This year's review presents the work of a set of independent analyses commissioned especially for the series. The volume is organized into five parts. Part I comprises the overview chapter on the state of the federation, and introduces the rest of the chapters in this book. Part II presents two chapters on the Quebec referendum debate, Part III includes three chapters on the evolution of fiscal federalism, and Part IV includes chapters that address other developments in the federation.

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Canada: The State of the Federation 1994

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Douglas M. Brown and Janet Hiebert

1994 ISBN: 0-88911-573-7

This edition continues the highly acclaimed annual series of essays on the state of the Canadian federation. Ten of Canada's leading political analysts examine current and emerging issues in the federal system. Chapters cover the following major issues: the role regional parties in the federal government; debts, deficits and fiscal federalism; sustainable development; partnership and competition in environmental policy; changing concepts of political community and pluralism; effects of the Charter on federalism; and women's issues and federalism.

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Canada: The State of the Federation 1993

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Ronald L. Watts and Douglas M. Brown

ISBN: 0-88911-565-6

This volume starts with a chapter examining the referendum campaign followed by four chapters looking retrospectively at the issues and processes involved in the effort at constitutional renewal and prospectively at the implications of the outcome for the constitutional evolution of Canadian federalism. These are followed by three chapters addressing major issues which confront the operation of Canadian federalism: aboriginal policy and politices; the revision of federal-provincial fiscal arrangements; and the impact of the (then) proposed North American Free Trade Agreement.

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Canada: The State of the Federation 1991

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Douglas M. Brown

ISBN: 0-88911-588-5

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Canada: The State of the Federation 1990

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Ronald L. Watts and Douglas M. Brown

ISBN: 0-88911-570-2

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Canada: The State of the Federation 1989

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Ronald L. Watts and Douglas M. Brown

ISBN: 0-88911-556-7

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Canada: The State of the Federation 1987-88

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Peter M. Leslie and Ronald L. Watts

ISBN: 0-88911-457-9

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Canada: The State of the Federation 1986

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Peter M. Leslie

ISBN: 0-88911-425-0

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Canada: The State of the Federation 1985

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Peter M. Leslie

ISBN: 0-88911-442-0

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Federalism, Democracy and Disability Policy in Canada

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Alan Puttee

Social Union Series ISBN: 0-88911-855-8 2002

Contributors to the volume are academics Michael Prince (University of Victoria), Roy Hanes (Carleton University) and Allan Moscovitch (Carleton University), NGO representative Michael Bach (Roeher Institute) and social policy analysts Marcia Rioux (York University) and Alan Puttee.

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Federalism and Labour Market Policy: Comparing Different Governance and Employment Strategies

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Alain Noel

Social Union Series ISBN: 1-55339-006-7 2004

Do federal institutions shape policy outcomes? In return, do public policy objectives influence federal arrangements? In Federalism and Labour Market Policy the authors examine these questions through systematic analyses of labour market policies in five federations: Belgium, Canada, Germany, Switzerland, and the United States.

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Disability and Federalism: Comparing Different Approaches to Full Participation

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David Cameron and Fraser Valentine

Social Union Series ISBN: 0-88911-857-4 2001

Contributors include David Cameron, Linda Hancock (Deakin University, Australia), Ursula Muench (Universitšt der Bunderswehr Muenchen), Stephen L.Percy (University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee), Johanne Poirier (Universitť Libre de Bruxelles and University of Cambridge), Sherri Torjman (Caledon Institute of Social Policy, Ottawa), and Fraser Valentine.

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Federalism, Democracy and Labour Market Policy in Canada

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Tom MacIntosh

Social Union Series ISBN: 0-88911-849-3 2000

Federalism, Democracy and Labour Market Policy in Canada examines both the overall political landscape of labour market policy in Canada and specific analyses of some of the most important labour market policy areas.

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Constitutional Patriation: The Lougheed-Levesque Correspondence

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J. Peter Meekison

General Publication ISBN: 0-88911-833-7 1999

J. Peter Meekison is one of Canada's leading federalism experts, and during the debate over patriation he was the Deputy Minister of Intergovernmental Affairs in Alberta. His introduction to this correspondence outlines some of the historical events that shaped the direction of the debate over the constitution and sets the context in which Lougheed and Levesque exchanged their letters.

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Etude comparative du pouvoir de depenser dans d\'autres regimes federaux

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Ronald L. Watts

ISBN: 0-88911-831-0 1999

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The Spending Power in Federal Systems: A Comparative Study

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Ronald L. Watts

1999 ISBN: 0-88911-828-9

The federal spending power and its use has been an important and often controversial element in the operation of the Canadian federation. In this study, Professor Watts examines the use of the federal spending power in a variety of other federal systems, including the United States, Switzerland, Australia, Belgium and the European Union. The study draws some comparative obseverations and concludes with a review of the implications that Canadians might draw from experience elsewhere.

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Canadian Constitutional Dilemmas Revisited

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Denis Magnusson

1997 ISBN: 0-88911-593-1

A collection of essays in honour of the late William R. Lederman, Canadian Constitutional Dilemmas Revisited reflects on issues and dilemmas that have arisen, and continue to arise, in Canadian constitutional debates. The essays address distribution and separation of powers, judicial independence and responsibility, and equality rights, freedom of expression, criminal law, and group rights under the Charter.

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States and Provinces in the International Economy

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Douglas M. Brown and Earl H. Fry

1993 0-87772-335-4

This book is the joint effort of researchers from academic institutions across North America to examine the role of the constituent governments in the American and Canadian federal systems in shaping the impact of the international economy. Leading economists, political scientists and legal scholars take a hard look at what the states and provinces are up to. They examine the detailed impact of the international economy on local economic circumstances in North America, the impact of state and provincial governments on trade policy and law, the increasing degree of direct state-provincial relations to cooperate in meeting economic challenges, the fierce competition for trade and investment dollars, and the effect of all this activity on national economic policy made in Washington or Ottawa. Part of the output of an important set of comparative studies under the North American Federalism Project, this book will be of value to the study of economics, industry, and trade policy, as well as emerging trends in federalism in Canada and the United States.

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Challenges to Federalism: Policy-Making in Canada and the Federal Republic of Germany

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William M. Chandler and Christian W. Zollner

1986 ISBN: 0-88911-459-5

The contributions to this volume seek to address within specific policy contexts the central problem of the workability of federalism. They do so by bringing together analyses drawn from the politics and policy processes found in two dissimilar federal orders, Canada and the Federal Republic of Germany. The various essays also integrate the experiences of two types of observers, practitioners (public servants) and academics. In this way, the task of evaluating the suitability of federal arrangements for confronting the dilemmas of modern politics may benefit from the sharing of knowledge across both international and professional boundaries.

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Rebuilding the Relationship: Quebec and its Confederation Partners

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Peter M. Leslie

1986 ISBN: 0-88911-447-1

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Managing Diversity: Federal-Provincial Collaboration and the Committee on the Extension of Services to Northern and Remote Communities

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Catherine A. Murray

1984, ISBN: 0-88911-039-5

The Committee on the Extension of Services to Northern and Remote Communities was created by the federal Minister of Communications and the Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission (CRTC) in the fall of 1979. The Committee was asked to determine how the number and variety of television services to northern and remote communities could be improved in the context of satellite distribution and pay-TV. The purpose of this study is to assess how this experiment on regulatory collaboration worked.

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The Court and the Constitution: Comments on the Supreme Court Reference on Constitutional Amendments

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Peter Russell, et al

1982, ISBN: 0-88911-035-2, O-88911-034-4

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Economic Resurgence and the Constitutional Agenda: The Case of the East Coast Fisheries

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A. Paul Pross and Susan McCorquodale

1987, ISBN: 0-88911-417-x

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Does Canada Need a New Electoral System?

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William P. Irvine

1979, ISBN: 0-8991-011-5

This study was the first in a series of monographys to be published under the general title: Queen's Studies on the Future of the Canadian Communities. W.P. Irvine has developed a persuasive case for substantial modification of the Canadian electoral system in the direction of greater proportionality. He clearly demonstrates some of the perverse effects of the present system. It accentuates the regional imbalances in party support, and underrepresents important segments of opinion in the House of Commons and cabinet. This analysis leads him to propose a revised system. He carefully explores the range of alternatives available to policy-makers, and examines in detail their pros, cons, and likely effects in the Canadian context.

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Securing the Social Union: A Commentary on the Decentralized Approach

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Steven A. Kennet

Research paper (former the Discussion Papers Series), 1998

Proposals for a more decentralized approach to securing the social union have been at the centre of a lively debate regarding social policy in Canada. This monograph provides a detailed critique of the decentralized model, focusing particularly on the influential and controversial ACCESS paper by Queen's University economist Thomas J. Courchene. The key presimes to this critique is that the development and enforcement of national principles or standards throught interprovincial or federal-provincial mechanism represents a significant collective action problem.

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The New Face of Canadian Nationalism

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Roger Gibbins

Reflections Series, 1995, ISBN: 0-88911-577-x

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Federalism and the Way to Peace

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Daniel J. Elazar

Reflections Series, 1994, ISBN: 0-88911-569-9

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Integration and Fragmentation: The Paradox of the Late Twentieth Century

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Guy Laforest and Douglas M. Brown

Reflections Series, 1994

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Does Canada Matter?

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Gordon Robertson

Reflections Series, 1991

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The Community of Canadians

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Thomas J. Courchene

Reflections Series, 1991

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The Politics of Language

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Donald J. Savoie

Reflections Series, 1991

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After Meech: An Insider\'s View

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Patrick J. Monahan

Reflections Series, 1990

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Centralization, Decentralization, and Intergovernmental Competition

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Albert Breton

Reflections Series, 1990

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Federal Leadership in Economic and Social Policy

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Peter M. Leslie

Reflections Series, 1988

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Navigating Meech Lake: The 1987 Constitutional Accord

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Clive Thomson

Reflections Series, 1988

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Aboriginal Self-Government in Urban Areas: Proceedings of a Workshop May 25 and 26, 1994

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Evelyn J. Peters

1995, ISBN: 0-88911-575-3

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Aboriginal Governments and Power-Sharing in Canada

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Douglas Brown

1992, ISBN: 0-88911-577-5

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A First Nations Province

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Thomas J. Courchene and Lisa M. Powell

1992, 0-88911-553-2

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Position Paper - Access to Survival: A Perspective on Aboriginal Self-Government for the Constituency of the Native Council of Canada

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Martin Dunn

1986, ISBN: 0-88911-431-5

This paper is designed to describe the perspective of the Native Council of Canada (NCC) on the subject of Aboriginal self-government for NCC constituents. The constituency, itself, is outlined with a description of the circumstances in which our peoples find themselves. The inequities this constituency faces (compared to Aboriginal peoples) are delineated in the context of the specific accommodations required to ensure this constituency has equitable access to the Aboriginal right of self-government. The mechanisms, institutions, and functions of self-government are then discussed in the context of this constituency's various requirements.

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Position Paper - Completing Canada: Inuit Approaches to Self-Government

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Inuit Committee on National Issues

1987, ISBN: 0-88911-419-6

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Discussion Paper - The Search for Accommodation

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David C. Hawkes

1989, ISBN: 0-88911-558-3

From 1987 Abstract: Negotiations on aboriginal peoples and constitutional reform will come to a head at the First Ministers' Conference in March 1987, the last such conference mandated by the constitution. In examining the drive for agreement, the major issues before the parties to the negotiations are described, and their prospects for successful resolution analyzed. Based on interviews with officials from the parties to the constitutional negotiations, conclusions are drawn as to how the search for accommodation might end.

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Final Paper - Aboriginal Peoples and Constitutional Reform: What Have We Learned?

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David C. Hawkes

1989, ISBN: 0-88911-558-3

As a result of the Constitution Act, 1982 (as amended), a series of conferences were held on the subject of aboriginal peoples and constitutional reform. These constitutional negotiations, highlighted by First Ministers' Conferences in 1983, 1984, 1985 and 1987, failed to reach an accord on the crucial subject of aboriginal self-government. This study examines the assumptions underlying the negotiations and the key issues that emerged.

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Bibliography of Canadian and Comparative Federalism 1980-1985

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Darrel R. Reid

1985

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Higher Education in Federal Systems (English and French)

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Douglas Brown, Pierre Casalis and Gilles Jasmin

1992, ISBN: 0-88911-555-9

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