PrefaceIntroduction: Faith and Party Politics in CanadaPart 1: Federal Politics1 Conservative Faith and Federal Parties2 Abortion Politics and Federal PartiesPart 2: Persistent Denominationalism in Provincial Politics3 Religion in Atlantic Provincial Politics: The Special Cases of Newfoundland and Labrador and New Brunswick4 Ontario's Progressive Conservatives and Tenacious Denominational Politics, 1943-85Part 3: Religious Conservatism and the Partisan Right5 Sexual Diversity and the Mobilization of Faith Communities in Ontario, 1986-20156 The Declining Influence of Conservative Faith in Alberta since 19717 Schooling, Sexuality, and Religious Conservatism in British Columbia PoliticsPart 4: Canada's Most Distinctive Regions8 Conflicted Secularism in Francophone Quebec Party Politics9 Evangelical Christianity and Northern Territorial PoliticsConclusion: Canadian Diversity in Comparative ContextNotes; Index
This book will appeal to scholars and students of political science and public policy, religious studies, sexuality studies, sociology, education studies, and Canadian political history.
David Rayside is a professor emeritus of political science and sexual diversity studies at the University of Toronto. Jerald Sabin is a research associate with the Carleton Centre for Community Innovation at Carleton University. Paul E.J.Thomas is a SSHRC postdoctoral fellow in the Department of Political Science at Carleton University.
This is a solid monograph, based on an impressive array of sources ... It is also very readable, and mercifully free of jargon, making it accessible for undergraduates and interested lay readers outside academia. It is recommended to anybody seeking to understand the role of religion in the recent Canadian political landscape. It is also an important contribution to the ongoing debate over 'secularization' in Canadian society.-- Bruce Douville, History Department, Algoma University * Canadian Parliamentary Review *