POLA51 Chapter 4 Brooks Notes

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University of Toronto Scarborough
Political Science
James Mc Allister

POLA51 Chapter 4 Notes A political identity based on a shared sense of place It may be linked to a variety Regionalismof cultural economic institutional and historical factors that tend to distinguish the inhabitants of one region of a country from another Western Alienation Western grievances against Ottawa and OntarioQuebec axis that has dominated the national political scene Based on economic discontent Ottawa is said to favour OntarioQuebec more than the western provinces such as Alberta BC and Saskatchewanthe gap between the real prosperity of the richest and poorest provinces of Economic DisparitiesCanadaIntergovernmental Conflict The pendulum of federalprovincial powerToday Intergovernmental Conflict is alive and intense on a number of fronts tha include matters of environmental policy health care taxation cities and post secondary education Three principal factors that help explain the attraction and persistence of regionalism 1ProvinceBuilding describes the phenomenon of powerful provincial
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