This is a general course in Canadian politics which will focus on the structures of power, the functions of political institutions and the conflicts within the political system as a whole. While the focus of the course is federal politics, some time will be devoted to understanding the provincial and municipal levels of government. Attention will be given to some contemporary political issues (Quebec separation and Aboriginal concerns) and Aboriginal self-government. 2018/01/04-2018/04/12 Lecture Thursday 09:00AM - 12:00PM, Burnaby Main Building, Room 102