Brian Tanguay

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Professor Faculty of Arts Political Science Waterloo, Ontario btanguay@wlu.ca Office: (519) 884-0710 ext. 3663

Bio/Research

I completed a BA in French and Political Science at McMaster University, after which I spent a year in France as a lecturer in English at the Université de Paris X – Nanterre and a student at the Institut d’études politiques. I received my PhD in Political Science from Carleton University in 1990...

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Bio/Research

I completed a BA in French and Political Science at McMaster University, after which I spent a year in France as a lecturer in English at the Université de Paris X – Nanterre and a student at the Institut d’études politiques. I received my PhD in Political Science from Carleton University in 1990.

Prior to joining the department of political science at Wilfrid Laurier University in January 1988, I taught full-time for 1 year at Trent University and was a sessional lecturer at both the University of Ottawa and Carleton University.

In 2003-2004 I worked for the Law Commission of Canada as the lead author of Voting Counts: Electoral Reform for Canada, a report that was submitted to the federal Minister of Justice in March 2004. In October 2010, I was a visiting scholar in the Centre for Canadian Studies at the University of Edinburgh.

In addition to my work on electoral reform in liberal democracies, my recent research has focused on political parties and party systems, and particularly on the transformation of social democratic (NDP) and nationalist (Parti Québécois) parties in Canada. I have always been interested in the question of Quebec, especially the evolution of party politics in the “distinct society” and the issue of language and political identity.

I am currently conducting a critical case study of the role of Jean Marchand in the modernization of Quebec from the 1950s to the 1980s.


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Claire Bruner-Prime
Communications and Media Relations Officer
cprime@wlu.ca
(519) 884-0710 ext. 3684

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Media Relations

Claire Bruner-Prime
Communications and Media Relations Officer
cprime@wlu.ca
(519) 884-0710 ext. 3684

Lori Chalmers Morrison
Director: Integrated Communications
lchalmersmorrison@wlu.ca
(519) 884-0710 ext. 3067

Graham Mitchell
Director: Communications & Issues Management
gmitchell@wlu.ca
(519) 884-0710 ext. 3070

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Beth Gurney
Associate Director: Communications & Public Affairs
bgurney@wlu.ca
(519) 884-0710 ext. 5753

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