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List of notable or famous political scientists from Canada, with bios and photos, including the top political scientists born in Canada and even some popular political scientists who immigrated to Canada. If you're trying to find out the names of famous Canadian political scientists then this list is the perfect resource for you. These political scientists are among the most prominent in their field, and information about each well-known political scientist from Canada is included when available.

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Abigail Bakan is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous Political Scientists from Canada
age 64 Abigail "Abbie" B. Bakan was Professor of Political Studies at Queen's University, Kingston, Ontario, Canada from 1998 to 2013 and was an associate and then assistant professor at the ...more

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Alan Cairns is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous Political Scientists from Canada
age 88 Hugh Alan Craig Cairns, OC FRSC is a Canadian political science professor emeritus.

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Albert Wesley Johnson is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous Political Scientists from Canada
Dec. at 87 (1923-2010) Albert Wesley Johnson, CC was a Canadian civil servant, former president of the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation, professor in the department of political science at the University of Toronto, ...more

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Alpheus Todd is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous Political Scientists from Canada
Dec. at 63 (1821-1884) Alpheus Todd was an English-born Canadian librarian and constitutional historian, most notable for his publications on parliamentary government.

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Anthony King is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous Political Scientists from Canada
age 83 Anthony Stephen King FBA is a Canadian-born British professor of government in the United Kingdom at Essex University, psephologist and commentator. King gained a B.A. in History and Economics ...more

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Bernard Zylstra is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous Political Scientists from Canada
Dec. at 52 (1934-1986) Bernard Zylstra was the principal and the professor of political theory at the Institute for Christian Studies, Toronto, Canada. His influence on the development of Christian Scholarship ...more

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C. B. Macpherson is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous Political Scientists from Canada
Dec. at 76 (1911-1987) Crawford Brough Macpherson, O.C., M.Sc., D. Sc., was an influential Canadian political scientist who taught political theory at the University of Toronto.

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Dale C. Thomson is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous Political Scientists from Canada
Dec. at 76 (1923-1999) Dale Cairns Thomson Ph.D. DFC was a professor and departmental director at the Université de Montréal, professor and Vice-Principal of McGill University and a professor of ...more

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Daniel Cere is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous Political Scientists from Canada
Daniel Mark Cere is a professor of Religious Studies at McGill University and researcher on religion, law, and ethics. He also serves as the director of the Institute for the Study of Marriage ...more

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David Crombie is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous Political Scientists from Canada
age 81 David Edward Crombie, PC OC OOnt is a Canadian politician, professor and consultant. Crombie served as Mayor of Toronto from 1972 to 1978. In federal politics, he served as a Progressive ...more

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David Dyment is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous Political Scientists from Canada
age 59 David Dyment is a Canadian author and academic based in Ottawa, Ontario. His most recent publication is Doing the Continental: A New Canadian-American Relationship, published by Dundurn Press in ...more

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David Easton is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous Political Scientists from Canada
Dec. at 97 (1917-2014) David Easton was a Canadian-born American political scientist. Easton, who was born in Toronto, Ontario, came to the United States in 1943. From 1947-1997, he served as a professor of political ...more

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David M. Cameron is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous Political Scientists from Canada

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David McNally is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Famous Political Scientists from Canada
age 72 David McNally is an activist and Professor of Political Science at York University in Toronto, Ontario, and past chair of the university's Department of Political Science. He is a member of the ...more

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Douglas Roche is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Famous Political Scientists from Canada
age 88 Douglas James Roche, OC, KCSG is a former Canadian politician, He served as Progressive Conservative Member of Parliament for Edmonton—Strathcona from 1972 to 1979 and for Edmonton South ...more

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Ed Broadbent is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous Political Scientists from Canada
age 82 John Edward "Ed" Broadbent, PC CC is a Canadian social democratic politician and political scientist. He was leader of the federal New Democratic Party from 1975 to 1989. In the 2004 ...more

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Edelgard Mahant is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Famous Political Scientists from Canada
Edelgard Elspeth Mahant is a Canadian academic, who teaches political science at York University's Glendon College in Toronto, Ontario and University of Botswana. She is also member of Glendon ...more

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Esther Delisle is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Famous Political Scientists from Canada
age 64 Esther Delisle Ph.D. is a French Canadian historian and author of historical works from Quebec. Born and raised in Quebec City, she completed her BA and MA in political science at ...more

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Eugene Forsey is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Famous Political Scientists from Canada
Dec. at 87 (1904-1991) Eugene Alfred Forsey, PC CC FRSC served in the Canadian Senate from 1970 to 1979. He was considered to be one of Canada's foremost constitutional experts.

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Gad Horowitz is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Famous Political Scientists from Canada
age 82 Gad Horowitz is a Canadian political scientist. He is a professor emeritus at the University of Toronto.

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George Grant is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Famous Political Scientists from Canada
Dec. at 70 (1918-1988) George Parkin Grant, OC, FRSC was a Canadian philosopher, professor, and political commentator. He is best known for his Canadian nationalism, political conservatism, and his views on ...more

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H. B. Mayo is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Famous Political Scientists from Canada
Dec. at 98 (1911-2009) Henry Bertram Mayo, D.Phil, FRSC, was a Canadian political scientist. At the time of his death, he was Canada's oldest living Rhodes Scholar, and professor emeritus at Carleton University, ...more

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Heath MacQuarrie is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Famous Political Scientists from Canada
Dec. at 83 (1919-2002) Heath Nelson Macquarrie was a Canadian politician, teacher, scholar, and writer. Macquarrie described himself as a Red Tory, using the term in the title of his autobiography Red Tory Blues. ...more

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Heribert Adam is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Famous Political Scientists from Canada
Heribert Adam age 81 Heribert Adam is professor emeritus of political sociology at Simon Fraser University, specializing in human rights, comparative racisms, peace studies, Southern Africa, and ethnic conflict. ...more

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Ian Brodie is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Famous Political Scientists from Canada
age 50 Ian Brodie, is a Canadian political scientist and was Chief of Staff in Stephen Harper's Prime Minister's Office from Harper's ascension to the position of prime minister until July 1, 2008. The ...more

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Jack Layton is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list Famous Political Scientists from Canada
Dec. at 61 (1950-2011) John Gilbert "Jack" Layton, PC was a Canadian social democratic politician and Leader of the Official Opposition. He was leader of the New Democratic Party from 2003 to 2011, and ...more

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James Corry is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list Famous Political Scientists from Canada
Dec. at 86 (1899-1985) James Alexander Corry, CC was a Canadian academic and the thirteenth Principal of Queen's University, Ontario, from 1961 until 1968. Born in Millbank, Ontario, he graduated in 1923 from the ...more

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James H. Aitchison is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list Famous Political Scientists from Canada
Dec. at 86 (1908-1994) James Hermiston Aitchison was a Canadian academic and politician and leader of the Nova Scotia New Democratic Party. He was the son of James Charles Aitchison and Elizabeth Fleming. He came to ...more

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James Mallory is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list Famous Political Scientists from Canada
Dec. at 87 (1916-2003) James Russell Mallory was a Canadian academic and constitutional expert. His radio interview after the 1957 federal election, influenced Prime Minister Louis St. Laurent to allow John ...more

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Jean-Claude Danis is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list Famous Political Scientists from Canada

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Jean-Luc Pépin is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list Famous Political Scientists from Canada
Dec. at 71 (1924-1995) Jean-Luc Pépin, PC, CC was a Canadian academic, politician and Cabinet minister. Pepin was a political science professor at the University of Ottawa when he was first elected to the ...more

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John Farthing is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list Famous Political Scientists from Canada
Dec. at 57 (1897-1954) John Colborne Farthing was a Canadian soldier, thinker, philosopher, economist, teacher, and author of the seminal tract Freedom Wears a Crown, published posthumously. It rather quickly became ...more

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John Hodgetts is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list Famous Political Scientists from Canada
Dec. at 92 (1917-2009) John Edwin "Ted" Hodgetts, OC FRSC was a Canadian political scientist who is considered the father of public administration studies in Canada. Born in Omemee, Ontario, he attended the ...more

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John Kirton is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list Famous Political Scientists from Canada
John James Kirton is a professor of political science and the director and co-founder of the G8 Research Group, co-director and founder of the G20 Research Group, founder and co-director of the ...more

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John Meisel is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list Famous Political Scientists from Canada
age 94 John Meisel, CC is a Canadian political scientist, professor, and scholar.

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John Roberts is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list Famous Political Scientists from Canada
Dec. at 74 (1933-2007) John Moody Roberts, PC was a Canadian politician. Roberts was born in Hamilton, Ontario and grew up in Toronto. He was first elected to the House of Commons of Canada in 1968 as a Liberal Member ...more

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Kennedy Lindsay is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list Famous Political Scientists from Canada
Dec. at 73 (1924-1997) Kennedy Lindsay was a Northern Ireland politician and a leading advocate of Ulster nationalism. Born in Canada but raised in Northern Ireland, Lindsay pursued as a career as a history academic ...more

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Kim Campbell is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list Famous Political Scientists from Canada
age 71 Avril Phædra Douglas "Kim" Campbell PC CC OBC QC is a Canadian politician, lawyer, university professor, diplomat, and writer. She served as the 19th Prime Minister of Canada, ...more

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Kimble Ainslie is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list Famous Political Scientists from Canada
Kimble Ainslie Kimble F. Ainslie is a public policy analyst, pollster, market researcher, author and former political organizer based in Ontario, Canada. Ainslie has a PhD in Political Science from York ...more

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Lee Farnworth is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list Famous Political Scientists from Canada
Lee Farnworth

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Léon Dion is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list Famous Political Scientists from Canada
Léon Dion Dec. at 75 (1922-1997) Léon Dion, OC OQ was a Quebec political scientist. Dion was born in Saint-Arsène de Rivière-du-Loup. He founded the department of political science at Université ...more

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Lloyd Axworthy is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list Famous Political Scientists from Canada
age 78 Lloyd Norman Axworthy, PC OC OM is a Canadian politician, statesman and academic. He served as Minister of Foreign Affairs in the Cabinet chaired by Prime Minister Jean Chrétien. ...more

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Matthew Mendelsohn is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list Famous Political Scientists from Canada
Matthew Mendelsohn is the founding director of the Mowat Centre, a Canadian public policy think tank, and a former Canadian civil servant. He was the deputy minister of the Ontario government's ...more

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Mel Watkins is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list Famous Political Scientists from Canada
age 86 Mel Watkins is a Canadian political economist and activist. He is professor emeritus of economics and political science at the University of Toronto. He was a founder and co-leader with James ...more

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Michael Keating is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list Famous Political Scientists from Canada
Michael Keating age 68 Michael Keating is a political scientist specialising in nationalism, European politics, regional politics and devolution. He is Professor of Scottish Politics at the University of Aberdeen. ...more

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Paul Kellogg is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list Famous Political Scientists from Canada
Paul Kellogg

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Rainer Knopff is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list Famous Political Scientists from Canada
Rainer Knopff Rainer Knopff is a writer, professor of political science at the University of Calgary, Canada, and member of a group known as the Calgary School. He especially well known for his views about ...more

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Rand Dyck is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list Famous Political Scientists from Canada
age 75 Dr. Perry Rand Dyck, B.A., M.A., Ph.D. Professor Emeritus, Laurentian University is the author of the Canadian Politics: Critical Approaches textbook which is used in many Canadian Universities, ...more

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Ron Dart is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list Famous Political Scientists from Canada
Ron Dart age 68 Ronald Samuel Dart, BA; DCS, MCS, MA, PhD studies at McMaster University, is a university professor, author, and ACC mountaineer. Dart teaches in the Department of Political Science, Philosophy ...more

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Shadia Drury is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list Famous Political Scientists from Canada
age 68 Shadia Drury appeared in the Hijacking Catastrophe documentary film.