New e-book on the 2016 Manitoba election!

Dr. Andrea Rounce, Dr. Barry Ferguson, Dr. Royce Koop and I  co-edited a collection of short essays on the monumental 2016 Manitoba election that saw Manitoba shift from nearly 17 years of NDP rule to a majority PC government. Obtain your free download at   This edited collection examines:

  • campaigns with a chapter dedicated to the main political parties (PC, Liberal and NDP);
  • participation of voters, candidates, third parties (i.e. women, Indigeneous Peoples);
  • issues such as child care, poverty, PST; and,
  • place with chapters dedicated to understanding how this election unfolded in the North, South and in Winnipeg.


About me…

Hello and welcome to my site! I am an Associate Professor in the Department of Political Studies at the University of Manitoba. I earned my PhD. in the School of Public Policy and Administration at Carleton University.

While I have many research interests, I am particularly interested in how governments in Canada relate (or do not relate) to voluntary organizations like food banks, shelters and the many others that comprise the voluntary sector. My research explores how voluntary organizations can become more meaningfully involved in public policy development, and not just resigned to implement public policy decisions made without their involvement.

My research is also increasingly focused on issues of accountability when non-government actors are involved in public policy formulation and implementation.