Cameron D. Anderson and Laura B. Stephenson are assistant professors in the Department of Political Science at the University of Western Ontario. Contributors: Eric Belanger, Antoine Bilodeau, Amanda Bittner, Elizabeth Goodyear-Grant, Mebs Kanji, J. Scott Matthews, Richard Nadeau, and Mark Pickup.
1 The Puzzle of Elections and Voting in Canada / Cameron D. Anderson and Laura B. Stephenson Part 1: Long-Standing Attachments and Voting 2 Who Votes for Women Candidates and Why? Evidence from Recent Canadian Elections / Elizabeth Goodyear-Grant 3 The New Immigrant Voter, 1965-2004: The Emergence of a New Liberal Partisan? / Antoine Bilodeau and Mebs Kanji 4 The Catholic-Liberal Connection: A Test of Strength / Laura B. Stephenson 5 Parties and Partisans: The Influence of Ideology and Brokerage on the Durability of Partisanship in Canada / Eric Belanger and Laura B. Stephenson Part 2: Short-Term Influences on Voting Behaviour 6 Economic Voting in Canada: Assessing the Effects of Subjective Perceptions and Electoral Context / Cameron D. Anderson 7 Third-Party Support in Canadian Elections: The Role of the Economy / Eric Belanger and Richard Nadeau 8 Personality Matters: The Evaluation of Party Leaders in Canadian Elections / Amanda Bittner Part 3: Proximate Considerations in Vote Choice 9 Enlightenment, Equalization, or What? Campaigns, Learning, and the Economy in Canadian Elections / J. Scott Matthews 10 Election Campaign Polls and Democracy in Canada: Examining the Evidence behind the Common Claims / Mark Pickup 11 Reflecting on Lessons from the Canadian Voter / Cameron D. Anderson and Laura B. Stephenson Index