Patrick Boyer is without doubt the doyen of referendum scholars in Canada.
Professor Peter Russell, University of Toronto
In Canada no one has given quite so much thought to that now-popular democratic instrument as former MP Patrick Boyer, who has written about referendums for a half century.
Jim Coyle, Toronto Star
Canadians involved in the working of democracy – and many beyond Canada – have reason to be grateful to Mr. Boyer.
Professor David Butler, Oxford University
Patrick Boyer has earned a reputation as one of the most thoughtful members of the House of Commons.
How Patrick Boyer finds the time and energy to be an active parliamentarian, an amateur historian, and a political theorist all at once escapes my understanding, but I am glad he does so.
Patrick Watson, CBC broadcaster and author of The Struggle for Democracy
Mr. Boyer has been carrying on his campaign to modernize our political system at a time when most of his colleagues, their consultants, and large chunks of our academic and media communities, were still imprisoned by the orthodoxies of the old politics.
Professor Michael Bliss, University of Toronto
Patrick Boyer is Canada’s resident expert on referendums and plebiscites.
John Godfrey, Financial Post
A passionate defence of referenda … meticulously researched