Dr. McGrane has recently published a chapter in How Ottawa Spends, 2013-2014: The Harper Government: Mid-Term Blues and Long-Term Plans. It examines how the Harper government has used the 'one-off federalism' approach to intergovernmental relations to achieve its national unity objectives. See the publications page for more details.
Dr. McGrane has been elected the incoming President of the Prairie Political Science Association for 2014-2015.
Dr. McGrane has been awarded a $56,000 SSHRC Insight Development Grant for a research initiative called the Canadian Social Democracy Study/Étude sur la social démocratie au Canada. The project will help create a network of academics studying social democracy in Canada and will result in a book on the federal NDP authored by Dr. McGrane. Visit the Canadian Social Democracy Study website or Étude sur la social démocratie au Canada website for more information.
Dr. David McGrane was born and raised in Moose Jaw and did his undergraduate degree in Political Science at the University of Regina and his Masters’ degree in Political Science at York University in Toronto. He completed his Ph.D. in political science at Carleton University in Ottawa and is now an Associate Professor of Political Studies at St. Thomas More College and the University of Saskatchewan.
He has published in several academic journals and his most recent research is an edited book entitled New Directions in Saskatchewan Public Policy published by the University of Regina Press.
Dr. McGrane frequently comments in the media on federal and provincial politics. His research interests include federal-provincial fiscal relations, social democracy, Québécois nationalism, Western Canadian alienation, multiculturalism, provincial elections, and childcare. He currently holds a Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council grant to write a book on the federal NDP and has been chosen at the incoming President of the Prairie Political Science Association.