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    Canadian Political Science Association
    2019 Annual Conference Programme

    ALL SIDES OF THINGS:
    SPEAKING TRUTH TO PEOPLE

    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
    Max Weber's Provocations,
    Our Predicaments:
    The Politics of
    Knowledge and Power

    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

Special Events



R01(a) - Featured Talk - Climate Change Mitigation: Carbon Pricing in the Canadian Federation - Joint UBC/ CPSA/ ESAC Session

Date: Jun 4 | Time: 08:30am to 10:00am | Location: The NEST 2601

Sponsor / Commanditaire : UBC, CPSA, ESAC, and the Smart Prosperity Institute

Chair/Président/Présidente : Kathryn Harrison (University of British Columbia)

Kathryn Harrison (University of British Columbia)
Leigh Raymond (Purdue University)
David Houle (Independent Scholar)
Andrea Olive (University of Toronto)

Abstract: Climate change mitigation has proven difficult and contentious in the Canadian federation. Although in early 2018 the Trudeau government appeared to have gained a commitment by all but one province to put a price on carbon pollution, by year’s end the landscape had shifted dramatically, as opposition and even court challenges emerged from several provinces. The federal government will now impose a carbon tax over provincial government objections in Ontario, Saskatchewan, New Brunswick, and Manitoba in April 2019, while the prospect of Alberta’s non-compliance with federal conditions looms in 2020. In this Congress ‘Featured Talk’, hear from the experts on why different provinces have adopted distinctive approaches to carbon pricing, and how and why provincial governments have responded to the threat of a federal carbon tax.



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