Summer Timetable

POL214Y1Y L5101

Canadian Government and Politics


An introduction to government and politics in Canada, covering institutional structures and their evolution (the constitution, parliament, the cabinet, the courts, the charter, federalism); political processes (political parties, elections and voting behaviour); and political culture and ideology.


Stephen Brooks, Canadian Democracy: An Introduction, 8th ed. (Toronto: Oxford University Press, 2015).

Format and Requirements

Lectures and tutorials. Two essays, one term test, tutorial participation and a final examination.


1.0 POL credit or 4.0 full course equivalents

POL214Y5 or POL224Y1 or POLB50H3 or POLB50Y3 or POLB52H3