God's Province

Evangelical Christianity, Political Thought, and Conservatism in Alberta


Clark Banack is assistant professor of political science at York University.

It is often assumed that religion has not been as significant a factor in Canada’s political development as it has been in the United States. In God’s Province, Clark Banack challenges this assumption, showing that, in Alberta, religious motivation has played a vital role in shaping its political trajectory.


"This work will interest those who study the role of religion in social and political development as well as those interested in North American political philosophy, Canadian history and politics, and comparative North American political cultures. Highly

"Carefully researched and effectively argued, God’s Province provides a balanced and convincing argument about the complex, sometimes subtle, yet often significant ways in which religion has influenced Alberta’s political leaders and shaped the province’s political character and trajectory. " Steve Patten, University of Alberta