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Election campaigning never stops. That is the new reality of politics and government in Canada, where everyone from the Prime Minister’s Office to backbench MPs practise political marketing and communication as though each day is a battle to win the news cycle. Permanent Campaigning in Canada examines the growth and democratic implications of political parties’ relentless search for votes and popularity, and what constant electioneering means for governance. This is the first study of a phenomenon – including the use of public resources for partisan gain – that has become embedded in Canadian politics and government.