Fall/Winter Timetable

POL214Y1Y L0101

Canadian Government and Politics


An introduction to the study of Canadian government and politics. The first term surveys the institutions of governance and public administration. The second term surveys the identities, ideas, and issues that drive Canadian politics.


1. Alex Marland and Jared J. Wesley, Inside Canadian Politics (Toronto: Oxford University Press, 2016). Available at U. of T. bookstore in a specially shrink-wrapped package that also contains Margot Northey, Lorne Tepperman, and Patrizia Albanese, Making Sense in the Social Sciences: A Student's Guide to Research and Writing and the Constitution of Canada. (ISBN 9780199028191)
2. Peter H. Russell et al., eds., Essential Readings in Canadian Government and Politics 2nd ed. (Toronto: Emond Montgomery, 2016). ISBN: 9781552396629

Format and Requirements

Weekly lecture, two essays (35%), a two-hour term tests (15%), an exam (40%), and a tutorial participation component (10%).


1.0 POL credit or 4.0 full course equivalents

POL214Y5 or POL224Y1 or POLB50H3 or POLB50Y3 or POLB52H3