This research program focusesed on the evolution of the Canadian federation as a political system and as a community that seeks to accommodate various forms of diversity. It explored intergovernmental relations and federal institutions, innovations in Indigenous governance, and the role that shared values and identities play in the development of public policy and the country’s cohesion. This research program was directed by F. Leslie Seidle.
The research agenda focused on the following themes:
This research is now being carried out by the IRPP’s Centre of Excellence on the Canadian Federation.