Taylor, Zack and Shanaya Vanhooren. 2021. “Local election campaign finance regimes in Canada: Toward a research agenda.” Canadian Public Administration 64: 99–121. The regulation of election campaign donation, fundraising, expenditure, and advertising is an enduring object of study and reform. Compared to the federal and provincial levels, virtually no attention has been paid to Canadian … Continue reading New article: Municipal election campaign finance regimes in Canada
I am pleased to a be co-investigator with Jack Lucas (University of Calgary) of a new, multi-year collaborative research project funded by the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council: Cities in Canadian Political Development. The five-year project will investigate a gap in our understanding of Canadian politics: how the country’s transformation from an agrarian society in … Continue reading New project: Cities in Canadian Political Development
I am pleased to announce a new, SSHRC-funded project in partnership with Neil Bradford (Huron University College) and Alison Smith (University of Toronto) is entitled Canada’s Implicit Urban Policy. Unlike some countries that have official urban policies, Canada has multiple federal-provincial-municipal relationships that span diverse policy areas, from housing to transportation to economic development. We argue … Continue reading New project: Canada’s Implicit Urban Policy
I appeared on the October 17th, 2018 edition of TVOntario’s The Agenda with Steve Paikin on October 17, discussing whether cities need more powers with Globe and Mail international correspondent Doug Saunders and Enid Slack, Director of the University of Toronto’s Institute on Municipal Finance and Governance. Click here, or on the video above, to watch.
On Nov. 14, 2013 I appeared on TVO’s The Agenda with Steve Paikin to talk about Toronto’s distinctive electoral geography—the city-suburb divide.