Roundtable: 2015 Canadian Federal Election

Centre hosts roundtable on recent Canadian election led by Professor Jocelyn L├ętourneau (Laval).

The recent Canadian federal election brought to an end nine years of Conservative party rule. The election of the Liberal party was dramatic: it secured 184 seats, a fivefold increase from the previous federal election. The incoming prime minister, Justin Trudeau has acted swiftly in marking his administration as distinct, not least with the appointment of a cabinet that is gender equal and that reflects Canadian diversity more generally. We are fortunate to have Professor Jocelyn Létourneau, a leading Canadian historian and political commentator, from Laval University in Quebec City, who will offer his analysis. Professor Ailsa Henderson, head of Politics and International Relations, and Dr James Kennedy, Director, Centre of Canadian Studies, both at the University of Edinburgh, will respond.