Political Science Prof Discusses Political Shakeup in New York Times, on CBC’s The Current


a photo of Maureen Mancuso

University of Guelph political sciences professor Maureen Mancuso was quoted in The New York Times  and appeared on CBC Radio’s The Current March 5, discussing the SNC-Lavalin crisis and Treasury Board President Jane Philpott’s resignation this week from the federal cabinet.

Mancuso, an expert on ethics and political scandals, put this still-evolving situation into historical context, explaining its potential impacts and how it differs from previous political shakeups.

She is the co-author of the book A Question of Ethics: Canadians Speak Out, which examined how Canadians react to ethics scandals, what they will tolerate and where they draw the line.

Mancuso was the first woman to serve as U of G provost and vice-president (academic), a position she held for 11 years.

The full episode appears on The Current website. The item featuring Mancuso begins at the 2:11 mark.