Research Area(s)

  • Canadian and International political economy
  • Public law
  • Labour unions
  • Federal and provincial public policy


  • B.A. (UNBC)
  • M.A. (York)
  • PhD. (York)

Research Projects

Selected Publications and Presentations


Peer-Reviewed Journal Articles

Book Chapters

  • "Active Incrementalism and the Politics of Austerity in the "New Saskatchewan," in Bryan Evans and Carlo Fanelli eds., The Public Sector in an Age of Austerity: Perspectives from Canada's Provinces and Territories  (Montreal & Kingston: McGill-Queen's University Press, 2018), 71-100. 
  • (With Bryan Evans) “The Transformation of Ontario Politics: The Long Ascent of Neoliberalism,” in Bryan Evans and Charles W. Smith eds., The Transformation of Provincial Politics: The Political Economy of Canada’s Provinces and Territories in a Neoliberal Era (Toronto: University of Toronto Press, 2015), 162-191.
  • (With Larry Savage) “Public Sector Unions and Electoral Politics in Canada,” in S. Ross and L. Savage eds., Public Sector Unions in the Age of Austerity (Halifax: Fernwood, 2013), 46-56.
  • “Labour, courts and the erosion of workers’ rights in Canada,” in Stephanie Ross and Larry Savage eds., Rethinking The Politics of Labour in Canada (Halifax: Fernwood, 2012), 184-197. 
  • “The “New Normal” in Saskatchewan: Neoliberalism and the Challenge to Workers Rights,” in David McGrane ed., New Directions in Saskatchewan Public Policy (Regina: Canadian Plains Research Centre, 2011), 121-152.  

Teaching Responsibilities

  • INTS 400.3:  Social Justice and the Common Good
  • POLS 303.3:  Public Law in Canada
  • POLS 304.3:  Democracy and the Charter of Rights and Freedoms
  • POLS 362.3:  Global Political Economy

Administrative Responsibilities

  • Professional/Community Service Committee