The Power of the Prime Minister in Canada

Event Date: 
Tuesday, November 14, 2017 - 8:00pm to 9:00pm EST
Event Location: 
O’Kelly VC Armoury (317 Park Avenue)
Event Fee: 
Free. Everyone is welcome.
Event Contact Name: 
Dr. Michel S. Beaulieu
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How did the first PMs shape the office?

How has the PM's role changed in the last century?

Does the argument of a recent centralization of power still hold?

Join us as Dr. Patrice Dutil discuss how his latest book, Prime Ministerial Power in Canada: Its Origins Under Macdonald, Laurier and Borden, 1867-1920, explores these questions and the implications the answers have for Canadian domestic and international decision making.

About the presenter: Patrice Dutil is a Professor in the Department of Politics and Public Administration at Ryerson University. Before joining the department in August 2006, he was the Acting Executive Director and Director of Research at the Institute of Public Administration of Canada (IPAC). He is a frequent commentator on public affairs on radio and television, including a past regular panelist on TFO’s weekly program “360.”

The presentation is made possible by The Thunder Bay Branch of the Canadian International Council, Lakehead University’s Department of History, and Lakehead International. It also also the Thunder Bay launch of Prime Ministerial Power in Canada (UBC Press) and copies of the book will be available for purchase at the event.