September 24, 2019
“Understanding the Canadian Electoral System” with Mr. Mike Donison
In this roundtable Mike Donison summarized the rules governing the calling and the conduct of a Canadian federal general election. He also addressed some of the major developments early in the election campaign.
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Mr. Mike Donison
Mr. Donison was a political consultant and analyst for more than 20 federal and provincial elections. He has served in a number of political roles in Ottawa:
- Deputy Director and then Director of Policy and Research in the Office of the Leader of the Opposition
- Executive Director of the Conservative Party of Canada
- Senior Policy Advisor for Legislation and Democratic Reform to the Government House Leader.
He has worked with cabinet ministers, including as Assistant to the Minister of National Defence and Veterans’ Affairs in Ottawa (1979-80) and Ministerial Assistant to the Minister of Industry and Small Business Development in Victoria, B.C. (1980-82).
Since 2011 he has served as the Chancellor of the Anglican Network in Canada (ANIC).
Mr. Donison is a graduate of the University of Victoria (Honours Political Science) and the University of British Columbia (Law). He practiced law, particularly in the areas of commercial, real estate and succession and estate law for 23 years and is still a member of the British Columbia Bar. He taught courses on Constitutional law, the Canadian Legal System and Canadian Government at the University of Victoria.
Mike and his wife Marilyn are enjoying retirement in Kelowna, B.C.