Canadian Public Administration Journal (CPA)

Canadian Public Administration/Administration publique du Canada is IPAC's refereed scholarly publication. Published quarterly, it examines the structures, processes, outputs and outcomes of public management and public policy. It covers executive, legislative, judicial and quasi-judicial functions at all three levels of Canadian government.

The CPA focuses primarily on Canadian issues, but its articles often compare Canadian institutions and public sector management concerns with those in other countries. Similarly, its articles occasionally examine matters in foreign states or in international organizations that are of particular relevance to the public administration community in Canada.

See Canadian Public Administration at Wiley-Blackwell for current and back issues.

The CPA is mailed to all IPAC members and is also available on-line via Blackwell-Synergy. If you are a member, and wish to view CPA on-line, you must first login (www.ipac.ca/MembersLogin).

IPAC is grateful to the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada for its financial support of this Journal.

IPAC also happily acknowledges the Government of Canada's Publications Assistance Program (PAP) which supports the mailing of the CPA.

Key Contacts

Professor Evert Lindquist
Director, School of Public Administration
University of Victoria
Telephone: (250) 721-8084

Denis Saint-Martin, PhD
Associate Editor
Department of Political Science
University of Montreal

Christy Paddick
Managing Editor
Telephone: (905)-447-6351

Carey Doberstein, PhD
Associate Editor, Book Reviews
Assistant Professor, Political Science
University of British Columbia, Okanagan campus

New Style Guide

Manuscripts submitted for publication should not exceed 7500 words (contributions to the book review section should not exceed 1250 words) and should be accompanied by a 100-word abstract and five pullout quotations from the text of the article. Authors are asked to limit the number of text citations, notes and references. View the Style Guide

Non-compliance with these requirements may result in delay in publication. 

How to Submit a Manuscript

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Editorial Board

Frances Abele, Carleton University,
Luc Bernier, ENAP
Sandford Borins, University of Toronto
Keith Brownsey, Mount Royal University
Fred Carden, RTI International
Ian D. Clark, University of Toronto
Louis Côté, Observatoire de l'administration publique, Québec
Katherine Fierlbeck, Dalhousie University
Toby Fyfe, University of Ottawa
Monica Gattinger, University of Ottawa
Andrew Graham, Queen's University
Victor Haines, Université de Montréal
Joseph Kushner, Brock University,
James McAllister, Ministry of Finance, Government of Ontario
Paul F. McKenna, Department of Justice, Nova Scotia
Janine O'Flynn, University of Melbourne
Glen Randall, McMaster University
Kenneth Rasmussen, University of Regina
Alasdair Roberts, University of Missouri
Lloyd Robertson, Ontario Ministry of Transportation
Jeffrey Roy, Dalhousie University
Tania Saba, Universite de Montreal
David Siegel, Brock University
Paul 't Hart, University of Utrecht
Annis May Timpson, Linacre College, University of Oxford
Graham White, University of Toronto