Author: Dennis Pilon

Dennis Pilon is an Associate Professor, Department of Politics, York University, Toronto.

  • Demeaning Democracy: Turning Doug Ford’s Attack on Toronto into a Movement for Democratic Renewal

    We, the undersigned group of scholars and teachers, deplore the autocratic and arbitrary reduction of ward representation for Toronto city council contained in Bill 5 being rushed through the Ontario Legislature by the just-elected Doug Ford-led Conservative provincial government. Keep reading »

  • 2018 Socialist Register: Rethinking Democracy

    The antagonism between liberalism and democratic processes is increasingly visible amidst the contradictions of capitalist globalization today. This is seen in authoritarian measures being adopted by so many states, as well as in concepts like post-democracy gaining currency in theoretical and political debate. The 2018 volume of the Socialist Register on Rethinking Democracy was conceived … Watch video »

  • Canada Since 1960: A People’s History

    Canadian Dimension Toronto Book Launch: Toronto — 7 June 2016. Canadian Dimension magazine (CD) is this country’s oldest Left publication. In this new book, Canada Since 1960: A People’s History, 25 authors evaluate how CD discussed diverse subjects over a span of 50 years: 50 Years of Class Struggle; 50 Years of Art & Culture; 50 … Watch video »

  • Against All Odds: Winning Electoral Reform in Ontario

    On October 10, 2007 Ontarians will go to polls in a provincial election. But this time, in addition to casting a ballot for a politician, voters will also be asked to make a choice about the kind democratic institutions they think the province should use. On a separate referendum ballot voters will be asked whether … Keep reading »