The Chaire de recherche sur la démocratie et les institutions parlementaires officially came into existence on November 20, 2007. The Chair is the result of a joint initiative of the National Assembly, the Faculty of Social Sciences and the Faculty of Law of Université Laval. It also has four partners, namely the Québec Ombudsman, the Auditor General, the Lobbyists Commissioner and the Directeur général des élections du Québec.
The Chair holder is Mr. François Gélineau, Political Science Professor at Université Laval.
The Chair has four objectives:
At the research level, the Chair coordinates projects in the field of democracy and parliamentary institutions. Four main lines of knowledge have been identified in this respect:
To learn more about the Chaire de recherche sur la démocratie et les institutions parlementaires, visit its website at the following address: www.democratie.chaire.ulaval.ca.