The Emergence of Parties in the Canadian House of Commons (1867–1908)

@article{Godbout2013TheEO,
  title={The Emergence of Parties in the Canadian House of Commons (1867–1908)},
  author={Jean François Godbout and Bjorn Hoyland},
  journal={Canadian Journal of Political Science},
  year={2013},
  volume={46},
  pages={773 - 797}
}
Abstract. This study analyses legislative voting in the first ten Canadian Parliaments (1867–1908). The results demonstrate that party unity in the House of Commons dramatically increased over time. From the comparative literature on legislative organization, we identify three factors to explain this trend: partisan sorting, electoral incentives and negative agenda control. Our empirical analysis shows that intraparty conflict is primarily explained by the opposition between Anglo-Celtic… 
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