Canada has lost a key partner on climate change
Business in Vancouver quoted Richard Johnston, a political science professor at UBC, about the impact on climate change policies after Jason Kenney’s win in Alberta. In a separate Business in […]
Apr 17, 2019
The new political party won the next vote. The scholars expect that the October election will not repeat itself
Ming Pao quoted Richard Johnston, a political science professor at UBC, in an article about political parties and byelections.
Feb 28, 2019
Left-leaning Canada opposition leader wins parliamentary seat
Richard Johnston, a political science professor at UBC, spoke to Reuters about NDP leader Jagmeet Singh’s win in the Burnaby South byelection. “This staves off all the talk that Singh would […]
Feb 27, 2019
The NDP’s slow rise, and why the Liberals and Conservatives can’t both survive
A book by Richard Johnston, a political scientist at UBC, featured in an article in The Tyee about Canadian political parties.
Feb 27, 2019
Bombshells and byelections
Maclean’s quoted Richard Johnston, a political science professor at UBC, in an article about the Burnaby byelection.
Feb 26, 2019
Stakes high for NDP leader Jagmeet Singh as he vies for seat in Burnaby South by-election
Several media outlets reported on the Burnaby South byelection. The Globe and Mail quoted Richard Johnston, a UBC political science professor, who said the SNC-Lavalin case could be a “gift” for […]
Feb 25, 2019
NDP candidates push for stronger climate action as Singh supports LNG Canada
UBC academics were quoted in a Canadian Press story on NDP leader Jagmeet Singh’s stance on climate change and support for LNG Canada. Simon Donner, a geography professor and climate […]
Feb 20, 2019
Political scientist to Liberals: Don’t run a replacement candidate in Burnaby South
The Vancouver Sun quoted Richard Johnston, a professor of political science at UBC, in an article about candidates in next month’s Burnaby South byelection, after Liberal candidate Karen Wang stepped […]
Jan 18, 2019
This is what’s wrong with Canada’s Left
Maclean’s interviewed UBC political science professor Richard Johnston on Canadian and American politics and how there is little difference on polarizing themes between the two countries.
Jan 11, 2019
Long-term Canadian expatriates may vote, Supreme Court rules
The Supreme Court of Canada has ruled that Canadians who have lived outside the country longer than five years must be allowed to vote in federal elections. UBC experts are available to comment.
Jan 11, 2019
After proportional representation’s B.C. ballot failure, calls for other democracy fixes emerge
Star Vancouver spoke to UBC political scientist Richard Johnston in an article about the results of the referendum. In an event at UBC’s Robson Square campus, Johnston explained the outcome […]
Dec 24, 2018
Electoral reform referendum voter turnout up to 18%
Global News quoted UBC professor Richard Johnston in an article about the electoral reform referendum which has only seen a turnout of 18 per cent of voters. Johnston said there […]
Nov 20, 2018
B.C. premier squares off with Liberal leader in electoral reform debate
Two UBC political science professors spoke to various media outlets about an upcoming debate on electoral reform in B.C. The Canadian Press spoke with Richard Johnston, who said both the […]
Nov 8, 2018
The pros and cons of reforming B.C.’s electoral system
The Vancouver Sun quoted Richard Johnston, the Canada Research Chair in public opinion, elections, and representation at UBC, and Maxwell Cameron, a UBC political science professor, in an article about […]
Oct 23, 2018
Ballot roll-off could happen in Vancouver: UBC prof
Richard Johnston, a UBC political science professor, was interviewed for a Georgia Straight article about the Vancouver municipal election. He noted that voters may be overwhelmed with 158 candidates vying […]
Oct 19, 2018
UBC experts on Trudeau’s meeting with Trump
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau will meet U.S. President Donald Trump for the first time on Monday.
Feb 10, 2017
UBC experts available on U.S. election
UBC experts are available to comment on the U.S. election, including campaign rhetoric, public opinion polling and voter behaviour, and the evolution of the U.S. party system.
Nov 8, 2016
Lind Initiative talks explore drama of the 2016 U.S. election
High profile speakers come together for the Fall 2016 series of the Lind Initiative in U.S. Studies to spark a national conversation around U.S. election issues, from hyper conservativism to widening rifts in the two major American political parties.
Sep 12, 2016
Are election polls trustworthy?
Canada’s federal election is approaching fast, and there’s little sign of a break in the three-way race.
Oct 5, 2015
Canada is polarizing–and it’s because of the parties
Canada is polarizing – and it’s because of the parties UBC’s Richard Johnston details Canada’s shifting politics in the Washington Post. Read more…
Feb 19, 2014