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The Institute of Intergovernmental Relations at Queen's University is Canada's premier university-based centre for research on all aspects of federalism and intergovernmental relations, both in Canada and in countries around the world. Use the menus on the left to navigate our website and the menu on the right to view recent news events.

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What's Happening at the IIGR

Kenneth MacGregor Lecture

Friday June 5 - 4:30p.m.
Donald Gordon Centre

The Kenneth MacGregor lecture will take place this year as part of the State of the Federations 2015: Canadian Federalism and Infrastructure Conference.  The Kenneth Macgregor Lecture  will be given by Dr. José Gomez-Ibanez (Harvard University); his topic is Public-Private Partnerships in Infrastructure: Some Lessons Learned. This lecture is open to the public. It will take place at the Donald Gordon Centre, 421 Union Street, Kingston, Ontario in Conference Room A. -- Friday June 5, 2015 at 4:30p.m.  There will be a reception following the lecture.

Aboriginal Peoples and Federalism
In light of the renewed interest in the relationships between Aboriginal Peoples, their governments and federal and provincial governments, the Institute has decided to highlight its past publications on this subject. We believe that readers will find them relevant, whether or not they have been involved with these matters in the past.  To see our series of publications click here.

Working Paper Series

The Institute of Intergovernmental Relations is resuming publication of working papers on its website. We are interested in receiving papers from scholars in political science, economics, history, law, geography and related fields. Authors should submit a copy by email to Papers should normally not exceed 12,000 words, should conform to general academic standards and can be either in French or English. Authors will be advised of possible revisions following the editorial review. We also welcome comments on the papers. Comments will be posted following a review. View papers already submitted here.



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