J. Patrick Boyer studied law at the International Court of Justice in The Netherlands, served as Canadaâ€™s Parliamentary Secretary for External Affairs, and works for democratic development overseas. The author of twenty-three books on Canadian history, law, politics, and governance, Patrick lives with wife, Elise, in Muskoka and Toronto.
Direct Democracy in Canada
Direct Democracy in Canada: The History and Future of Referendums surveys Canadaâ€™s century-long record of plebiscites and referendums. J. Patrick Boyer analyzes the effects of the three national referendums and the development of a consensus. This companion volume to The Peopleâ€™s Mandate studies some of the major provincial and municipal referendums, examines existing legal frameworks and speculates on the future of direct democracy in Canada.