MacKinnon, Janice C. 1947-

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MacKINNON, Janice C. 1947-
(Janice Potter-MacKinnon, Janice Potter)


Born January 30, 1947, in Kitchener, Ontario, Canada; daughter of William (in business) and Melinda (a homemaker) Potter; married R. Peter MacKinnon (a university president), April 20, 1974; children Alan Douglas, William Taylor. Ethnicity: "English." Education: University of Western Ontario, B.A. (with honors), 1969; Queen's University, Kingston, Ontario, Canada, M.A., 1970, Ph.D., 1977. Religion: Anglican.


Home—Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canada. Office—Department of History, University of Saskatchewan, Saskatoon, Saskatchewan S7N 5C7, Canada. E-mail[email protected].


University of Saskatchewan, Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canada, began as assistant professor, became associate professor of history, 1975-91; Government of Saskatchewan, Regina, minister of social services, 1991-92, minister of finance, 1992-97, minister of economic development, 1997-2001; University of Saskatchewan, professor of history, 2003—. Member of board of directors, International Road Dynamics and Institute for Research on Public Policy (and vice-chair); also member of selection committee for Rhodes scholars.


Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada.


Grant from Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada, 2002, 2006.


(Under name Janice Potter) The Liberty We Seek: Loyalist Ideology in Colonial New York and Massachusetts, Harvard University Press (Cambridge, MA), 1982.

(Under name Janice Potter-MacKinnon) While the Women Only Wept (nonfiction), McGill-Queen's University Press (Montreal, Quebec, Canada), 1991.

Minding the Public Purse: The Fiscal Crisis, Political Trade-offs, and Canada's Future, McGill-Queen's University Press (Montreal, Quebec, Canada), 2003.



Canadian Public Administration, spring, 2005, Evan McIntyre, review of Minding the Public Purse: The Fiscal Crisis, Political Trade-offs, and Canada's Future, p. 137.

Canadian Woman Studies, spring-summer, 2004, Robert Drummond, review of Minding the Public Purse, p. 208.

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