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2018 CMES Conference

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We invite members of the public, media and academia to attend the 2018 Canadian Municipal Election Study Conference. There are no registration fees, but we ask that you register using the form below so that we can make appropriate arrangements for snacks and lunch (both of which will be provided free of charge).

A list of planned presentations is found below, and the papers themselves will be posted one week before the conference. We will spend 40 minutes on each piece, leaving ample time for discussion. We encourage attendees to familiarize themselves with the papers prior to the conference.


8:30-9:00: Registration and coffee
9:00-9:10:  Welcome, introductory remarks
9:10-9:50: Erin Tolley and Mireille Paquet, “Madam Mayor: Gender, Montréal and the Election of Valérie Plante”
9:50-10:30: Cameron Anderson and Laura Stephenson, “Language and (not) Voting: 2017 Municipal Elections in Montreal and Quebec”
10:30-10:50: Coffee Break
10:50-11:30: Jean-François Daoust, “Nationalism and Local Elections”
11:30-12:10: Sandra Breux, Anne Mévellec and Jérôme Couture, “Does the Left-Right Axis Matter in Municipal Elections?”
12:10-13:00: Lunch
13:00-13:30:  Keynote speaker - Andy Sancton
13:30-14:10:  Cameron Anderson and Michael McGregor, “Party Cues and Local Elections: The 2017 Elections in Montreal and Quebec City”
14:10-14:50: Charles Tessier and Michael McGregor, “Setting the Record Straight: Identifying the Correlates of Straight-Ticket Voting in Canadian Municipal Elections”
14:50-15:20: Coffee Break
15:20-16:00: Éric Bélanger and Charles Tessier, “Retrospective Voting in the 2017 Montreal and Quebec Municipal Elections: The Roles of Sociotropic Economic Evaluations and Patrimony”
16:00-16:40: Scott Matthews and Randy Besco, “Campaign Effects in Two Municipal Elections”

To register, please complete the form below

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