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2015 Bell Chair Graduate Conference

Bell chair conference 2Why are more Canadian MPs cooperating across party lines? (Yes, you read that correctly)

On February 12, 2015, I presented at the Bell Chair Graduate Conference at Carleton University on my dissertation research into the growth of informal “All-Party Groups” (APGs) at the Canadian Parliament. Some of these groups, such as the Canada-India Parliamentary Association, focus on relations between Canada and other countries. Others, such as the All-Party Aerospace Caucus, deal with specific policy issues. Both types often receive support from outside stakeholders, such as foreign embassies, business associations, or charities.

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