B.A. (B.Comm - Co-op), Memorial University of Newfoundland
M.A. (Political Science), Memorial University of Newfoundland
Dr. Stephen Riggins
The Politics of Language and the Language of Politics: A Comparative Analysis on How Members of the Canadian House of Commons Frame Debate on Refugees
My thesis provides a comparative evaluation of immigration and refugee policy as debated in the Canadian House of Commons. In order to better understand public policy outcomes, I argue that we need to assess the textual differences among MP speeches. It is at the site of these speeches that big P-policy truly emerges.