Michael Pal

University of Ottawa - Common Law Section

Associate Professor

57 Louis Pasteur Street

Ottawa, K1N 6N5

Canada

http://www.commonlaw.uottawa.ca/index.php?option=com_contact&task=view&contact_id=799&Itemid=151

SCHOLARLY PAPERS

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Scholarly Papers (23)

1.

Is Every Ballot Equal? Visible Minority Vote Dilution in Canada

IRPP Choices, Vol. 13, No. 1, 2007
Number of pages: 32 Posted: 18 Jan 2007 Last Revised: 11 Sep 2017
Michael Pal and Sujit Choudhry
University of Ottawa - Common Law Section and Center for Global Constitutionalism, WZB Berlin Social Science Center
Downloads 481 (76,088)

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voting rights, constitutional law

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The Democratic Resilience of the Canadian Constitution

Constitutional Democracy in Crisis? (Mark Graber, Sanford Levinson and Mark Tushnet, eds., Oxford University Press 2018, Forthcoming)
Number of pages: 19 Posted: 21 Dec 2017 Last Revised: 27 Jan 2018
Richard Albert and Michael Pal
University of Texas at Austin - School of Law and University of Ottawa - Common Law Section
Downloads 264 (148,313)
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Constitutional Democracy, Separation of Powers, Democratic Decline, Presidentialism, Parliamentarism, Democratic Resilience, Democracy Branch, Fourth Branch, Supreme Court of Canada, Constitution of Canada, Electoral Management Bodies, Elections Canada, Constitutional Design, Independent Agencies

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Electoral Management Bodies as a Fourth Branch of Government

Review of Constitutional Studies, 2016, Forthcoming, Ottawa Faculty of Law Working Paper No. 2016-25
Number of pages: 26 Posted: 11 Jun 2016 Last Revised: 20 Jul 2016
Michael Pal
University of Ottawa - Common Law Section
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Electoral Management Bodies, EMB, Separation of Powers, Fourth Branch of Government, Election Administration, Constitutional Design

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The Promise and Limits of Citizens' Assemblies: Deliberation, Institutions and the Law of Democracy

(2012) 38(1) Queen's Law Journal 259
Number of pages: 20 Posted: 17 Nov 2012 Last Revised: 01 Dec 2012
Michael Pal
University of Ottawa - Common Law Section
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Evaluating Bill C-76: The Elections Modernization Act

Journal of Parliamentary and Political Law, 2019
Number of pages: 12 Posted: 06 May 2020
Michael Pal
University of Ottawa - Common Law Section
Downloads 145 (254,780)

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Elections Modernization Act, Facebook, Campaign Finance, Foreign Interference

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Is the Permanent Campaign the End of the Egalitarian Model for Elections?

Richard Albert, Paul Daly, and Vanessa MacDonnell, eds, The Canadian Constitution in Transition (University of Toronto Press, Forthcoming), Ottawa Faculty of Law Working Paper No. 2018-03
Number of pages: 20 Posted: 20 Dec 2017
Michael Pal
University of Ottawa - Common Law Section
Downloads 130 (278,973)
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Campaign finance; permanent campaign; egalitarian model; political advertising; spending limits; pre-writ spending limits

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Still Not Equal? Visible Minority Vote Dilution in Canada

(2014) 8(1) Canadian Political Science Review 85-101
Number of pages: 17 Posted: 19 Sep 2014
Michael Pal and Sujit Choudhry
University of Ottawa - Common Law Section and Center for Global Constitutionalism, WZB Berlin Social Science Center
Downloads 115 (303,256)

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vote dilution, visible minority, representation by population, federal electoral districts, provincial electoral districts, electoral boundaries, voting rights

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Democratic Rights and Social Science Evidence

32(2) National Journal of Constitutional Law 151, 2014
Number of pages: 20 Posted: 19 Sep 2014
Michael Pal
University of Ottawa - Common Law Section
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Democratic rights and freedoms, social science evidence, proportionality analysis, Oakes test, right to vote, political speech

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Fair Representation in the House of Commons?

Journal of Parliamentary and Political Law Special Edition: The Informed Citizens' Guide to Elections (2015), Ottawa Faculty of Law Working Paper No. 2016-02
Number of pages: 20 Posted: 19 Dec 2015 Last Revised: 04 May 2016
Michael Pal
University of Ottawa - Common Law Section
Downloads 99 (335,743)

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Fair Representation Act, electoral boundary redistribution, reapportionment, electoral boundaries, Reference re Senate Reform, Supreme Court of Canada, s. 44 Constitution Act, 1982

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Voter Privacy and Big-Data Elections

Forthcoming, Osgoode Hall Law Journal, Ottawa Faculty of Law Working Paper No. 2021-12
Number of pages: 64 Posted: 11 Dec 2020
Elizabeth F. Judge and Michael Pal
University of Ottawa - Common Law Section and University of Ottawa - Common Law Section
Downloads 97 (340,182)

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election law, privacy law, big data, data protection, PIPEDA, Canada Elections Act

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Constitutional Amendment after the Senate Reference and the Prospects for Electoral Reform

(2016) 76 Supreme Court Law Review 2nd 377, Ottawa Faculty of Law Working Paper No. 2017-09
Number of pages: 22 Posted: 03 Feb 2017 Last Revised: 25 Mar 2017
Michael Pal
University of Ottawa - Common Law Section
Downloads 93 (349,376)
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electoral reform, constitutional amendment, proportional representation, Senate Reference, Part V of the Constitution Act 1982

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Breakdowns in the Democratic Process and the Law of Canadian Democracy

McGill Law Journal, Vol. 57, No. 2, p. 299, 2011
Number of pages: 49 Posted: 27 Jan 2012 Last Revised: 01 Sep 2012
Michael Pal
University of Ottawa - Common Law Section
Downloads 89 (359,168)

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Law of democracy, election law, Supreme Court of Canada, structural theory, rights theory, redistricting, campaign finance, party funding, political speech

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Three Narratives About Canadian Election Law

(2017) 16:2 Election Law Journal 255, Ottawa Faculty of Law Working Paper No. 2017-30
Number of pages: 8 Posted: 21 Jun 2017 Last Revised: 18 Jul 2017
Michael Pal
University of Ottawa - Common Law Section
Downloads 85 (369,533)

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Canada; election law; campaign finance; right to vote; election administration; electoral reform

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A Pandemic Federal Election

Number of pages: 25 Posted: 20 Apr 2021 Last Revised: 01 May 2021
Michael Pal
University of Ottawa - Common Law Section
Downloads 50 (485,225)

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federal election, pandemic, emergency, vote by mail, postal voting, Elections Canada, Chief Electoral Officer, Canada Elections Act

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Canadian Election Administration on Trial: ‘Robocalls’, Opitz and Disputed Elections in the Courts

King's Law Journal (Forthcoming) , Ottawa Faculty of Law Working Paper No. 2017-29
Number of pages: 32 Posted: 20 Jun 2017 Last Revised: 18 Jul 2017
Michael Pal
University of Ottawa - Common Law Section
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Disputed Elections; Electoral Integrity; Robocalls; Opitz v. Wrzesnewskyj; Voter Suppression

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The Fractured Right to Vote: Democracy, Discretion, and Designing Electoral Districts

(2015) 61:2 McGill Law Journal 1
Number of pages: 42 Posted: 20 Dec 2015 Last Revised: 04 Feb 2017
Michael Pal
University of Ottawa - Common Law Section
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Electoral boundaries, redistricting, discretion, Electoral Boundaries Readjustment Act, representation by population, minority representation, one person one vote

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A Pandemic Federal Election: Democracy Under Conditions of Emergency

Ottawa Law Review, Vol. 53, No. 1, 2021
Number of pages: 36 Posted: 15 Sep 2021
Michael Pal
University of Ottawa - Common Law Section
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B.C. Freedom of Information and Privacy Assn. v. British Columbia (Attorney General): Mandatory Registration Rules, and Limits on Third Party Political Expression under the Charter

Supreme Court Law Review 2018 Forthcoming
Number of pages: 22 Posted: 01 Aug 2018 Last Revised: 21 Feb 2019
Michael Pal
University of Ottawa - Common Law Section
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Constituency Boundaries in Canada

Election (Toronto: Emond Montgomery, 2010) 87-105 (with M. Pal)
Number of pages: 20 Posted: 13 Sep 2017
Michael Pal and Sujit Choudhry
University of Ottawa - Common Law Section and Center for Global Constitutionalism, WZB Berlin Social Science Center
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Social Media and Democracy: Challenges for Election Law and Administration in Canada

19:2 Election Law Journal 2020, Ottawa Faculty of Law Working Paper No. 2021-16
Number of pages: 20 Posted: 18 May 2021
Michael Pal
University of Ottawa - Common Law Section
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social media, democracy, elections, Facebook, Twitter, campaign finance, spending limits, disclosure

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Constitutional Design of Electoral Governance in Federal States

Michael Pal, 'Constitutional Design of Electoral Governance in Federal States' 2021 Asian Journal of Comparative Law, Forthcoming
Number of pages: 18 Posted: 26 Sep 2021
Michael Pal
University of Ottawa - Common Law Section
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Electoral governance, Electoral Management Body, Constitutional Design, Right to Vote, Federalism, Democracy, Constituent Assembly

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The Unwritten Principle of Democracy

McGill Law Journal, Vol. 65, No. 2, 2019, Ottawa Faculty of Law Working Paper No. 2021-05
Posted: 09 Feb 2021
Michael Pal
University of Ottawa - Common Law Section

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Unwritten principles; constitutional interpretation; democracy

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Third Party Political Participation and Anti-Collusion Rules

(2018) 61:2 Canadian Public Administration (Forthcoming)
Posted: 30 Jan 2018
Michael Pal
University of Ottawa - Common Law Section

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Third parties, collusion, campaign finance, election advertising, Canada Elections Act, HarperPAC