Dr. Lydia Miljan

Professor, Political Science, University of Windsor

Canadian politics, elections, electoral politics, behavioural politics, federal elections, provincial elections, municipal politics, economic policy, environmental policy, social policy, public policy


Scheer Pledges National Energy Corridor

Leaders to square off in English debate

Global BC News, October 7, 2019Television

URL: https://globalnews.ca/video/6003281/leaders-to-square-off-in-english-debate/

Dr. Lydia Miljan, a Political Science professor from the University of Windsor, gives us a preview of what to expect for tonight’s federal election English debate. She spoke with Sonia Deol.

Day 11 of the Federal Election

CTV, September 21, 2019Television

URL: https://www.ctvnews.ca/video?clipId=1785801

Analysis of the campaign trail.

Lydia Miljan talks Alberta Elections

CTV NewsTelevision

URL: https://www.ctvnews.ca/video?clipId=1660155

The University of Windsor's Lydia Miljan joins CTV News Channel to break down the latest development in Alberta's election campaigns.

CKFM 99.9 Virgin Radio Toronto, September 15, 2019Radio/Podcast

URL: http://feeds.soundcloud.com/stream/681131603-cjad-viewpoints-viewpoints-episode-115.mp3

Interview starts at 20:18

CBC, September 11, 2019Radio/Podcast

URL: https://www.cbc.ca/player/play/1601491011894

To use a sports analogy, it's game on for politicians across the country. Today's the day when Justin Trudeau makes the call to dissolve parliament and officially begin the election campaign. Tony speaks with Lydia Miljan, a political science professor at the University of Windsor.

Why you shouldn't fear the future

Financial Post, January 2, 2020Print

URL: https://business.financialpost.com/opinion/lydia-miljan-why-you-shouldnt-fear-the-future

At FP Comment, we do our share of complaining. For the festive season, six wise Canadians tell us what not to complain about. What’s going well and shouldn’t be changed? Today, Lydia Miljan on why we shouldn’t fear the future.

The costs of changing the way British Columbians vote

Vancouver Sun, October 18, 2018Print

URL: https://vancouversun.com/opinion/op-ed/lydia-miljan-the-costs-of-changing-the-way-british-columbians-vote

The research is clear — a move from its current first-past-the-post electoral system to a proportional system would likely increase both government spending and deficits in B.C. When voting in the electoral reform referendum, British Columbians should understand the consequences of changing the way they vote.

Ford government should heed lessons of Harris amalgamation

Toronto Star, January 21, 2019Print

URL: https://www.thestar.com/opinion/contributors/2019/01/21/ford-government-should-heed-lessons-of-harris-amalgamation.html

Discussion of whether amalgamation in the 1990s provided the cost-savings promised.

Minority government may lead to dire electoral changes – here’s how

National News Watch, October 21, 2019Online

URL: https://www.nationalnewswatch.com/2019/10/20/minority-government-may-lead-to-dire-electoral-changes-heres-how/#.Xa3eezmJKUl

In the final days of election 2019, talk of minority government and the possibility of a Liberal/NDP coalition has dominated the headlines, with NDP Leader Jagmeet Singh declaring that, “People should know that New Democrats aren’t going to work with putting in a Conservative government. We’re not going to do that.”

Windsor West 'battle' on political analyst's radar

Public Policy in Canada An Introduction, Seventh Edition
by Lydia Miljan
Oxford University Press
August 1, 2018

This seventh edition continues to successfully navigate and examine the changing landscape of public policy in Canada, bringing students the latest developments and in-depth discussions on highly debated topics. The text guides students through fundamental concepts, theories, and approaches to public policy before taking a deeper look into six principal fields: macroeconomics, social programs, health care, the family, Indigenous peoples, and the environment.

Readership : Public Policy in Canada: An Introduction is a core text for second- and third-year university and college students taking classes in Canadian public policy offered in political science departments and in public administration programs.


Lydia Miljan is a Professor of Political Science, with a focus on Canadian public policy. She has been on the faculty at the University of Windsor since 2001. Miljan completed her Ph.D. at the University of Calgary. Her research interests include: political communication, content analysis, and the electoral process. She has organized conferences and workshops with diverse topics ranging from Canadian public policy to zombie studies. She is a highly sought after media commentator, having been interviewed on local and national television, radio, and newspapers. In addition to peer-reviewed papers, she has published four books: "Counting Votes: Essays on Electoral Reform"; "Public Policy in Canada"; and is a co-author of "Hidden Agendas: How Journalists Influence the News", and "Cross-Media Ownership and Democratic Practice in Canada". Hidden Agendas was short-listed for the Donner Prize for the best book in public policy 2003/04.


  • Canadian politics
  • elections
  • electoral politics
  • behavioural politics
  • federal elections
  • provincial elections
  • municipal policy
  • economic policy
  • environmental policy
  • social policy
  • public policy