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Canadian Federalism

Performance, Effectiveness, and Legitimacy, Fourth Edition

Edited by: Herman Bakvis and Grace Skogstad

This is Canada’s only up-to-date collection of essays on issues in Canadian federalism, covering the Harper and Trudeau eras, as well as federal-provincial debates over healthcare, climate change, trade, and more.

Author Information


Herman Bakvis is a professor emeritus in the School of Public Administration at the University of Victoria.

Grace Skogstad is a professor in the Department of Political Science at the University of Toronto.


Andrew Heard, Simon Fraser University:
"Bakvis and Skogstad’s book has been an anchor in the literature for years. This fourth edition is a significant revision and an indispensable read for everyone interested in Canadian federalism."

Jennifer Wallner, University of Ottawa:
“This fourth edition is a welcome and timely update to this ongoing examination of the way federalism works in Canada. Students across the country will benefit from the insights contained within these pages.”

Dave Snow, University of Guelph:
“The fourth edition of Canadian Federalism is an excellent survey of the history, structures, and processes of Canadian federalism.Collectively, the chapters cover all of the major policy fields that federalism hasshaped, and perform the valuable task of bringingtogether disparate aspects of the federal system under one framework.Canadian Federalismis well-written, well-organized, andhugely valuable for teaching purposes.”

Edition: 4th Edition
Audience: College/higher education;Professional and scholarly;