Gifts to this project will proivde annual funding for the Dick and Ruth Bell Chair for the Study of Canadian Parliamentary Democracy. This Chair will foster in students and the public a greater understanding of Canada’s unique form of parliamentary democracy. The Chair will support teaching, research and public education into Canada’s dynamic and ever-changing system of parliamentary democracy; and the evolution of its different houses and branches including its bicameral parliament. The Chair will be housed in the Department of Political Science, Faculty of Public Affairs.