Jennifer Smith, Dalhousie University

Political Science Professor Emeritus Halifax, Nova Scotia jennifer.smith@dal.ca

Bio/Research

Jennifer Smith was educated at McMaster University (Hons. BA) and Dalhousie University (MA and PhD). She was a Parliamentary Intern in Ottawa, 1972-73. From 1978-1980 she taught at Acadia University, and in 1980 joined the Department of Political Science at Dalhousie University.

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Bio/Research

Jennifer Smith was educated at McMaster University (Hons. BA) and Dalhousie University (MA and PhD). She was a Parliamentary Intern in Ottawa, 1972-73. From 1978-1980 she taught at Acadia University, and in 1980 joined the Department of Political Science at Dalhousie University.

Professor Smith has served on two electoral boundaries commissions, federally (Nova Scotia, 1986-87) and provincially (Nova Scotia, 1991-92), and in 1995-96 was the expert witness of the government of PEI in City of Charlottetown et al. v. Prince Edward Island et al. (1996), an electoral boundaries case. She worked on constitutional matters during the Meech Lake and Charlottetown constitutional rounds. In 2004 she published a book on federalism as part of the Democratic Audit series published by UBC Press, and another on responsible government, co-authored with Peter Aucoin and Geoff Dinsdale. At this time she is focused on issues in comparative federalism. She is a member of the board of the Canadian Study of Parliament Group and the advisory board of the Institute of Intergovernmental Affairs at Queen's University.


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