The Case for Centralized Federalism and its sister volume The Case for Decentralized Federalism are the outcome of the Federalism Redux Project, created to stimulate a serious and useful conversation on federalism in Canada. They provide the vocabulary and arguments needed to articulate the case for a centralized or a decentralized Canadian federalism. In The Case for Centralized Federalism, an array of experts condemns the federal government's submissiveness in its dealings with the provinces and calls for a renewed federal assertiveness. They argue that the federal government is best placed to create effective policy, support democracy and respond to issues of national importance.
A former political advisor and policy consultant, Gordon DiGiacomo teaches at Carleton University and the University of Ottawa. Maryantonett Flumian is president of the Institute on Governance and a seasoned senior executive in the Canadian federal Public Service with more than 20 years' experience.