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Religion and Canadian party politics / David Rayside, Jerald Sabin, and Paul E.J. Thomas.

Author/creator Rayside, David M. (David Morton), 1947- author.
Other author/creatorSabin, Jerald, 1985- author.
Other author/creatorThomas, Paul E. J., 1980- author.
Format Book and Print
Publication Info Vancouver ; Toronto : UBC Press, 2017.
Descriptionpages cm
Contents Conservative faith and federal parties -- Abortion politics and federal parties -- Religion in Atlantic provincial politics : the special cases of Newfoundland and Labrador and New Brunswick -- Ontario's progressive conservatives and persisting denominational politics, 1943-85 -- Sexual diversity and the mobilization of faith communities in Ontario, 1986-2015 -- The declining influence of conservative faith in Alberta since 1971 -- Schooling, sexuality, and religious conservatism in British Columbia politics -- Conflicted secularism in francophone Quebec party politics -- Evangelical Christianity and northern territorial politics.
Abstract "Religion is usually thought inconsequential to contemporary Canadian politics. This book takes a hard look at just how much influence faith continues to have in federal, provincial, and territorial arenas. Drawing on case studies from across the country, it explores three important axes of religiously based contention--Protestant vs. Catholic, conservative vs. reformer, and, more recently, minority religious practices. Although the extent of partisan engagement with each of these sources of conflict has varied across time and region, the authors show that religion still matters in shaping political oppositions. These themes are more broadly illuminated by comparisons to the role faith plays in the politics of other western industrialized societies."-- Provided by publisher.
Bibliography noteIncludes bibliographical references and index.
Other formsIssued also in electronic format.
ISBN0774835583 (hardcover)

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