“Pro virus protesters surrounded themselves with swastikas, Confederate flags, anti-science disinformation and anti-democracy threats.
It's not a few bad apples, its hundreds of people happily associating with hate and stupidity. They are who they're telling us they are.”
"I am a political scientist whose research examines the relationships between rights, governance and public policy, with a particular focus on the Supreme Court of Canada's impact on public policy and institutional relationships under the Charter of Rights and Freedoms, and ongoing projects on constitutional change, free expression, and officers of Parliament.
I am an Associate Professor in the Department of Political Science at the University of Waterloo, where I teach courses including first-year introduction to politics, third-year constitutional law, senior undergraduate and graduate seminars on rights & public policy, and in our Master of Public Service program.
I earned my Ph.D and MA in political science at Queen's University, and a BA at the University of Western Ontario. In 2009-10, I was an Associate of the Canada Program at Harvard's Weatherhead Center for International Affairs and in 2010-11 I was a Visiting Researcher at Harvard Law School.
In 2016, I founded the Courts & Politics Research Group, which connects political scientists working on courts and the law in Southern Ontario. It currently has over 20 members at 10 different universities, and holds regular events including an annual spring workshop.
I have published in the International Political Science Review, International Journal of Constitutional Law (I-CON), Supreme Court Law Review, Canadian Journal of Political Science, Canadian Public Administration, McGill Law Journal, National Journal of Constitutional Law, Review of Constitutional Studies, Ottawa Law Review, International Journal of Canadian Studies, and the Queen's Law Journal. "