Martin Robin, Professor Emeritus, received his B.A. from the University of Manitoba and his M.A. and Ph.D. from the University of Toronto. He taught for three years at Queen's University before joining Simon Fraser University. He served as a Visiting Professor in the Department of Political Science at the Hebrew University, Jerusalem, Israel, and Visiting Scholar in the Canadian Studies Program, Duke University. His main interest is Canadian politics and he has published many articles as well as seven books in the areas of labour politics, Canadian political and social history, British Columbia politics and provincial politics.