Labour Studies Index

Organized Labour, Campaign Finance, and the Politics of Strategic Voting in Ontario

Document type Article
Author Savage, Larry
Author Ruhloff-Queiruga, Nick
Journal Labour / Le Travail
Volume 80
Date 2017 Fall
ISSN 1911-4842
Pages 247-271
URL http://www.lltjournal.ca/index.php/llt/issue/view/535

Abstract

<p>This article uses campaign finance data to trace the changing landscape of party-union relations in Ontario. In an analysis of six provincial elections that took place between 1995 and 2014, the authors demonstrate that significant segments of the province's labour movement have abandoned exclusive electoral alliances with the New Democratic Party in favour of multi-partisan strategic voting campaigns designed to block the election of Progressive Conservative candidates.