With the first minority government in more than 25 years, a new generation of Canadians is dealing with the implications of the current minority government situation for policy debates and activities regarding electoral reform, health care, U.S.-Canada relations, global warming, national defense, and trade. How stable is the government and what should we expect as 2005 unfolds?

Roundtable participants include:

Debora L. VanNijnatten
Fulbright Visiting Chair, Duke University. Her current research addresses several aspects of Canadian and U.S. environmental policy, including air quality and climate change policy, transboundary institutions and state-province comparisons.

Michael Hart
Simon Reisman Chair in Trade Policy at the Norman Paterson School of International Affairs at Carleton University and currently Fulbright-Wilson Center Chair in Canada-U.S. Relations. He is currently conducting research for an study on "Canada, the USA, and the Political Economy of Proximity, Identity, and Well-Being."

David Docherty
Professor and Chair, Department of Political Science, Wilfrid Laurier University. His current research interests include legislative behavior in Canada as well as federal and provincial political careers.

Gerry Boychuk
Associate Professor, Department of Political Science, University of Waterloo. He is a co-editor of the Georgetown University Press series, American Governance and Public Policy. He is currently researching the historical development of public health insurance in the United States and Canada in the 20th century, including the impact of the politics of race in the United States.