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    CPSA Students Caucus Meeting

    2019 Annual Conference - June 4, 2019
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    Workshop: The Official Languages Act at 50
    Le 50e anniversaire de la Loi sur les langues officielles

    2019 Annual Conference - June 4, 2019
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    Reception: Department of Political Science
    University of British Columbia

    2019 Annual Conference - June 4, 2019
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    Canadian Political Science Association
    2019 Annual Conference Programme


    Hosted at the University of British Columbia
    Tuesday, June 4 to Thursday, June 6, 2019
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    Presidential Address:
    François Rocher, CPSA President

    Life and Death of an Issue:
    Canadian Political Science and
    Quebec Politics

    Location: CIRS 1250
    Tuesday, June 4, 2019 | 05:00pm to 06:00pm
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    Keynote: UBCIC Grand
    Chief Stewart Phillip

    Asserting Indigenous
    Title and Rights in 2019

    Location: CIRS 1250
    June 04, 2019 | 10:30am to 12:00pm
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    Keynote Speaker: Wendy Brown
    In the Ruins of Neoliberalism:
    Our Predicaments:
    the Rise of Anti-democratic
    Politics in the West

    Location: CIRS 1250
    Wednesday, June 5, 2019 | 02:00pm to 03:30pm
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    Keynote Speaker: Roland Paris
    Canada Alone?
    Surviving in a Meaner World

    Location: CIRS 1250
    Thursday, June 6, 2019 | 10:30am to 12:00pm

Canadian Politics

A03(c) - Roundtable: Doing Politics Differently? Women Premiers in Canada’s Provinces and Territories

Date: Jun 4 | Time: 10:30am to 12:00pm | Location: SCRF 1021

Chair/Président/Présidente : Sylvia Bashevkin (University of Toronto)

Clark Banack (University of Alberta)
Stephanie Irlbacher-Fox (Fox Consulting Ltd. / Carleton University)
Tracy Summerville (University of Northern British Columbia)
Don Desserud (University of Prince Edward Island)

Abstract: What difference, if any, does it make that women have reached the highest levels of political responsibility in Canada’s provinces and territories? In response to considerable public as well as academic interest in the question, this roundtable previews results from the first systematic assessment of the track records of women premiers – defined as leaders of constitutionally recognized, sub-national jurisdictions in the Canadian federal system. Guided by a larger international literature about gender and politics, the participants will analyze the impact of female political leaders across three provinces (Alberta, BC, PEI) and one territory (NWT). They will address executive influence by focusing on the following core question: How has women's leadership shaped the climate of political debate, the content of public policy, and the numbers of women in party, cabinet and civil service positions? In addition to evaluating this larger theme of the project, each contributor will consider women premiers in the specific context of their times and jurisdictions.

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