Peter H. Russell

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Peter H. Russell O.C. FRSC, is a writer and Professor Emeritus of political science at the University of Toronto, Canada,[1] where he taught from 1958 to 1997. He was a Member of the Toronto Chapter of Alpha Delta Phi.[2] He was the Principal of Innis College, at the University of Toronto, from 1973 to 1978. He is the author of several books including: Two Cheers for Minority Government: The Evolution of Canadian Parliamentary Democracy, Constitutional Odyssey: Can Canadians Become a Sovereign People?, and Recognizing Aboriginal Title: The Mabo Case and Indigenous Resistance to English Settler Colonialism.

Russell is an alumnus of the University of Toronto Schools,[3] Trinity College in the University of Toronto, and Oxford University, where he studied as a Rhodes Scholar.[4]

Russell was the 2012 winner of the American Political Science Association's Mildred A. Schwartz Award.[5] He is also an Officer of the Order of Canada.[6]

Russell was Director of Research for the McDonald Commission on the RCMP, a member of the Federal Task Force on Comprehensive Land Claims, President of the Canadian Political Science Association, and chair of the Research Advisory Committee for the Royal Commission on Aboriginal Peoples.[7]


  1. ^ Burman, John; Deirdre Healey (9 August 2006). "Land claims put on hold No talks until protesters gone". The Spectator. Retrieved 22 March 2011.
  2. ^ Torontonensis. Toronto: University of Toronto Students' Administrative Council. 1955. p. 278.
  3. ^ "UTS". Retrieved 2016-04-02.
  4. ^ "Russell, "Getting Hired – The Old Way"". Retrieved 2016-04-02.
  5. ^ "Peter Russell Wins APSA Prize". Department of Political Science. Retrieved 2016-04-02.
  6. ^ "Parliamentary Democracy FAQ". The Churchill Society for the Advancement of Parliamentary Democracy.
  7. ^ "Peter Russell O". Retrieved 2016-04-02.