Charles Smith

    • Associate Professor, Political Studies
    • St. Thomas More College
    • 1437 College Drive Saskatoon, SK S7N 0W6
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    Education | Research Interests | Research Projects | Selected Publications
    Teaching Responsibilities | Administrative Responsibilities


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

    Research Interests

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

    Research Projects

    Selected Publications and Presentations

    • Smith, Charles W., and Larry Savage. Unions in Court: Organized Labour and the Charter of Rights and Freedoms. UBC Press, 2017.
    • Evans, Bryan M., and Charles W. Smith, eds. Transforming Provincial Politics: The Political Economy of Canada's Provinces and Territories in the Neoliberal Era. Vol. 46. University of Toronto Press, 2015.
    • "Public Sector Unions and Electoral Policies in Canada." (with Larry Savage) In The Politics of the Public Sector Unions, edited by Stephanie Ross and Larry Savage.  Halifax:  Fernwood, 2013.
    • "The Politics of Transparency and Independence before Administrative Boards," (with Lorne Sossin) Saskatchewan Law Review Volume 75 (1), (Forthcoming March 2012).
    • ""The courts have seldom been the worker's friend":  Labour, courts and the erosion of workers' freedoms in Canada," in Stephanie Ross and Larry Savage eds., The Politics of Labour in Canada (Halifax:  Fernwood) (Forthcoming).
    • "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 Center) (Forthcoming 2012).
    • "Labour, the Courts and the Canadian State," Paper presented to the workshop on the Politics of Labour Workshop, York University, Toronto, Ontario April 15-16, 2011.
    • "Labour, the Courts and the Canadian State:  Putting the "Labour Rights" Debate in Historical Context," Paper Presented to the United Association of Labour Educators Annual Conference, "Unfinished Business:  Workers' Rights for the Next Generation" New Orleans, Louisiana March 24-26, 2011.
    • "Neo-Liberalizing the Ontario State: Structure, Power and Paradoxes," (with Bryan Evans) Canadian Political Science Association (Concordia University, June 1-3, 2010).
    • "Employment Relations and the Ontario Liberals, 2003-2009."Canadian Political Science Annual General Meeting (Carleton University, May 27-29, 2009).
    • "The Politics of the Ontario Labour Relations Act: Business, Labour, and Government in the Consolidation of Post-War Industrial Relations, 1949-1961," Labour/Le Travail 62 (Fall 2008), 109-151.

    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