Canadian Social Democracy Study



In July 2013, the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council awarded a three-year $56,000 grant to Dr. David McGrane for an independent research initiative to study contemporary social democracy in Canada.

The ultimate result of the Canadian Social Democracy Study (CSDS) will be an academic book examining the activity and ideology of the federal NDP from Jack Layton’s election as leader in 2003 through to the 2015 federal election. The book will be solely authored by Dr. McGrane and submitted for publication to the University of British Columbia Press.

The second component of the CSDS will be the creation of a network of academics studying the NDP at both the provincial and federal levels. Events will be organized to facilitate intellectual exchange among these scholars and to encourage further research on social democracy in Canada. Through showcasing the work of these academics, this website provides resources to citizens, journalists, and students who are interested Canadian social democracy and the development of the NDP.




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