Kate Bezanson works in the areas of social and family policy, gender, social reproduction/care, constitutional law, political economy, and federalism.
Dr. Kate Bezanson holds an Honours BA (Trent University), MA and PhD (York University) and LLM (Osgoode Hall Law School). She is currently on secondment leave, serving as special advisor in the Office of the Prime Minister of Canada. Prior to this, she served as Associate Dean (Faculty of Social Sciences, Brock University), Professor (Sociology, Brock University), Faculty Research Fellow at the Institute for Gender and the Economy (Rotman School of Management, University of Toronto), faculty affiliate with the graduate programmes in Critical Sociology and Social Justice and Equity Studies (Brock University), and associated graduate faculty (Faculty of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies, Wilfrid Laurier University). She served as a University Senator, was the Chair of the Senate Student Appeals Board, served on the editorial board of the Canadian Review of Sociology and the Canadian Review of Social Policy. Dr. Bezanson also served on the federal Judicial Advisory Committee for Ontario South and West.
Her policy research has focussed on gender, social reproduction/care, federalism, social policy architecture, taxation, leaves to care, childcare and gender-based violence. Her legal research has centred on public law, particularly in relation to policy, federalism and Charter equality issues. Dr. Bezanson also has training in dispute resolution and is past president of both a not for profit childcare centre and a second stage women’s and children housing centre.
She strives to bridge academic research with practicable policy approaches, and to translate this work for general audiences. Her analysis and commentary have appeared in Canadian and international print, radio and television media such as CBC, Globe and Mail, New York Times, National Post, and CTV.
- Bevan, A., Bezanson, K. and M. Lysack (2021) How Do You Build a Canada-Wide Childcare System? Fund the Services. First Policy Response, March 8, 2021. Online: https://policyresponse.ca/how-do-you-build-a-canada-wide-childcare-system-fund-the-services/
- Bezanson, K., A. Bevan, and M. Lysack (2020) Childcare for Recovery and Rebuilding: Policy Brief. First Policy Response, 14 September 2020. Online: https://policyresponse.ca/national-childcare-system-is-crucial-for-recovery-and-rebuilding/
- Bezanson, K., A Bevan, and M. Lysack (2020) Rebuilding Childcare for a Fair Recovery and a Stronger Economy. Air Quotes Media, July 20, 2020. Online: https://www.airquotesmedia.com/quotes/rebuilding-childcare-20july2020
- Bezanson, K. A. Bevan, and M. Lysack. (2020) Future Proofing: Federal Leadership For Childcare System Building. First Policy Response, June 16, 2020. Online at: http://policyresponse.ca/canada-needs-a-childcare-system-for-recovery-and-beyond/
- Bezanson, K., A. Bevan, and M. Lysack (2020) From Stabilization to Stimulus and Beyond: A Roadmap to Social and Economic Recovery. First Policy Response, April 15, 2020. Online at: http://policyresponse.ca/care-at-the-core/
- Bezanson, Kate, Rachel Langford and Madison Banks (2019). No More Baby Steps: Political Insights From the 2018 Election for Moving Childcare Policy Forward in Ontario. ECE-Link Peer Reviewed Collection. Fall 2019. 13 pp. https://d3n8a8pro7vhmx.cloudfront.net/aeceo/mailings/1631/attachments/original/eceLINK_Fall2019_Finalweb.pdf?1570820616
- Bezanson, K. (2015) “’Mad Men’ Family Policy: The Harper Record on Taxation and Childcare” The Harper Record edited by Dr. Teresa Healey and Stuart True. Ottawa: Centre for Policy Alternatives, p. 217-228. https://www.policyalternatives.ca/Harper_Record_2008-2015/13-HarperRecord-Bezanson.pdf
- Bezanson, K., A. Bevan and M. Lysack (2021) There is One Way to Build a Canada-Wide Child-care System: Fund the Services. Hamilton Spectator, March 25, 2021. Online: https://www.thespec.com/opinion/contributors/2021/03/25/there-is-one-way-to-build-a-canada-wide-child-care-system-fund-the-services.html
- Kaplan, S. and K. Bezanson (2021) Who Cares about Child Care? The Hill Times, March 8, 2021. Online: https://www.hilltimes.com/2021/03/08/who-cares-about-child-care/287326
- Bezanson, K., A. Bevan, and M. Lysack (2020) A National Child-care System is Crucial for Recovery and Rebuilding. Toronto Star, 28 September, 2020. Online: https://www.thestar.com/opinion/contributors/2020/09/28/a-national-childcare-system-is-crucial-for-recovery-and-rebuilding.html
- Bezanson, K. A. Bevan, and M. Lysack. (2020) “Part of Canada’s Recovery Must Be an Overdue Plan for University Childcare.” The Hamilton Spectator, May 1, 2020. https://www.thespec.com/opinion/contributors/2020/05/01/part-of-canadas-recovery-must-be-an-overdue-plan-for-universal-child-care.html
- Bezanson, K. A. Bevan, and M. Lysack. (2020) “Economic Recovery from COVID-19 Must Include the Care Sector.” The Ottawa Citizen, May 25, 2020. https://ottawacitizen.com/opinion/bezanson-bevan-and-lysack-economic-recovery-from-covid-19-must-include-the-care-sector/wcm/af86bdd0-8f79-463f-a950-4e2f0a6ab3c7/
- Bezanson, Kate (2018) “Why the Gender Budget Matters, and What it Got Wrong.” The Globe and Mail, March 14, 2018. https://www.theglobeandmail.com/opinion/article-why-the-gender-budget-is-important-to-canada-and-what-it-got-wrong/
- Bezanson, K. (2016) “Canada’s women lagging way behind in the workplace — and we can do so much better.” October 12, 2016. Rabble.ca. https://rabble.ca/blogs/bloggers/views-expressed/2016/10/canadas-women-lagging-way-behind-workplace-and-we-can-do-so-m
- Scoffield, Heather (2021) “Finally, everyone agrees that Canada needs better child care. But what should it look like?” Toronto Star (and affiliate TorStar papers), 27 March 2021. Online: https://www.thestar.com/politics/political-opinion/2021/03/27/finally-everyone-agrees-that-canada-needs-better-child-care-but-what-should-it-look-like.html
- Ho, Solarina (2021) “International Women’s Day: Can COVID-19 bring sea change to private sector, public policy?” CTV News, 8 March 2021. Online: https://www.ctvnews.ca/canada/international-women-s-day-can-covid-19-bring-sea-change-to-private-sector-public-policy-1.5339139
- Press, Jordan (2021) “Easing rule for parental benefits created inequities among parents, documents say.” Canadian Press (carried in most Canadian papers). Online: https://nationalpost.com/pmn/news-pmn/canada-news-pmn/easing-rules-for-parental-benefits-created-inequities-among-parents-documents-say
- Press, Jordan (2020) “Liberals to unveil first step on chid-care plan in economic update, sources say” The Canadian Press, 25 November 2020. Online: https://www.nationalnewswatch.com/2020/11/25/liberals-to-unveil-first-step-on-child-care-plan-in-economic-update-sources-say/#.YGy3Yy297Up
- Kennedy, Brendan (2020) “Universal child care would generate up to $29 billion a year in tax revenues, new report says” Toronto Star, November 25, 2020. Online: https://www.thestar.com/news/gta/2020/11/25/universal-child-care-would-generate-up-to-29-billion-in-tax-revenues-new-report-says.html
- Okwuosa, Ashley (2020) “What the Tories’ Pandemic-Era Budget Means for Women” TVO, 12 November 2020. Online: https://www.tvo.org/article/what-the-tories-pandemic-era-budget-means-for-women
- Smith, Lindsay. “’It’s plus, plus, plus:’ Experts say a national child-care plan could ensure women get back to work after the pandemic.” Niagara This Week, 1 October 2020. Online: https://www.niagarathisweek.com/news-story/10210950–it-s-plus-plus-plus-coun-diana-huson-says-child-care-key-to-economic-recovery/
- Ho, Solarina. “Nowehere to Fly? Take a Break from Work Anyway, Experts Advise.” CTV News. August 26, 2020. https://www.ctvnews.ca/health/nowhere-to-fly-take-a-break-from-work-anyway-experts-advise-1.5081079
- Turnbull, Sarah. “Fiscal Snapshot Supports Calls for a Gendered Approach to Economic Relief.” CTVNews. July 15, 2020. https://www.ctvnews.ca/mobile/politics/fiscal-snapshot-supports-calls-for-a-gendered-approach-to-economic-relief-1.5017831.
- Clark, Campbell. “Has the COVID-19 Pandemic Made a National Child Care Plan an Easier Sell for Justin Trudeau?” The Globe and Mail. August 6, 2020. https://www.theglobeandmail.com/politics/article-has-the-covid-19-pandemic-made-a-national-child-care-plan-an-easier/
- Carmichael, Kevin. “An Aging Canada Can’t Afford to Have Women out of the Labour Force.” Financial Post. July 24, 2020. https://financialpost.com/news/economy/an-aging-canada-cant-afford-to-have-women-out-of-the-labour-force.
- Editorial, Spectator. “Child Care Strategy a Golden Opportunity.” Thespec.com. June 23, 2020. https://www.thespec.com/opinion/editorials/2020/06/23/child-care-strategy-a-golden-opportunity.html.
- Monsebraaten, Laurie. “Ottawa Urged to Earmark Billions for Child Care as Provinces Reopen.” Thestar.com. June 22, 2020. https://www.thestar.com/news/gta/2020/06/22/ottawa-urged-to-earmark-billions-for-child-care-as-provinces-reopen.html.
- Turnbull, Sarah. “Deal on Child Care Support Said to Be ‘very Close’.” CTV News. May 28, 2020. https://www.ctvnews.ca/politics/deal-on-child-care-support-said-to-be-very-close-1.4959119.
- Monsebraaten, Laurie. “Ottawa Urged to Spend on Child Care to Help Economy Emerge from Pandemic.” Thestar.com. May 06, 2020. https://www.thestar.com/news/gta/2020/05/06/ottawa-urged-to-spend-on-child-care-to-help-economy-emerge-from-pandemic.html.
- Scoffield, Heather. “Here’s One Simple – and Relatively Cheap – Thing Ottawa Needs to Do to Kick-start Our Economic Recovery.” Thestar.com. June 20, 2020. https://www.thestar.com/politics/political-opinion/2020/06/20/heres-one-simple-and-relatively-cheap-thing-ottawa-needs-to-do-to-kick-start-our-economic-recovery.html.
- Press, Jordan and Teresa Wright. “Ottawa Quietly Probes Expanded role for Child Care in Post-Pandemic Recovery.” The Globe and Mail. May 18, 2020. https://www.theglobeandmail.com/politics/article-feds-quietly-probe-expanded-role-for-child-care-in-post-pandemic/
- Smith, Joanna (2019) “Parties Pushing Equality Agenda Could Face “Gender Fatigue”: Expert.” Canadian Press (Story carried by most newspaper in Canada), September 2, 2019. https://nationalpost.com/news/gender-equality-and-the-election-what-role-will-feminism-play-in-the-campaign
- Press, Jordan (2019) “Liberals Told to Work Harder For Universal Daycare To Help Women In Labour Force.” Canadian Press (story carried by most newspapers in Canada), January 9, 2019. https://www.thestar.com/news/canada/2019/01/08/liberals-told-to-reverse-policy-course-to-hold-mantle-of-feminist-government.html
- Lyall, Sarah (2019) “What’s a Feminist Government? Canada, and Trudeau, Grapple with this Question.” The New York Times, April 15, 2019. https://www.nytimes.com/2019/04/15/world/canada/trudeau-jody-wilson-raybould-feminism.html
- Newman Bremang, Kathleen (2019) “Canada’s Isn’t Immune to the Trump Effect, and its Impacting the Election.” Refinery 29, October 2019. https://www.refinery29.com/en-ca/2019/10/8515131/trump-effect-on-canadian-voters-federal-election
- Vander Weir, Marcel (2019) “Parental Sharing Benefit Comes into Play”. HR reporter, April 1, 2019. https://www.hrreporter.com/focus-areas/compensation-and-benefits/parental-sharing-benefit-comes-into-play/299406
- Press, Jordan (2018) “Liberals Told To Build New Benefits For Ill, Unemployed Workers.” Canadian Press (and CP affiliates), October 9, 2018. https://www.thestar.com/news/canada/2018/10/09/liberals-told-to-build-new-benefits-for-ill-unemployed-workers.html?fbclid=IwAR26_14d8d8EaUpVZRpCaaxTJgvIZAvVG8l67GxLOqD23cC5NOW9QUSxw34
- Press, Jordan (2018, January 21) “Liberal Investigating New Options for Parental Leaves,” Canadian Press. Story appeared in Globe and Mail, Toronto Star, Global News, CBC, National Post and local press subsidiaries.
- Von Scheel, Elise (2018), “New Parental Leave Planned in Budget Aims to get Women into Workforce.” CBC News, February 24, 2018. https://www.cbc.ca/news/politics/parental-leave-budget-duclos-1.4550492
- Von Scheel, Elise (2018), “What Should Morneau’s Budget Do? We Asked the Experts, And the Critics.” CBC News, February 25, 2018. https://www.cbc.ca/news/politics/parental-leave-budget-duclos-1.4550492
- The Herle Burly Podcast, Budget Panel, April 21, 2021. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fC92ZAs4P5g
- The Herle Burly Podcast, Childcare and Economic Recovery, July 21, 2020. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eoKZOapUHIs
- Uncommons Canadian politics podcast with Nathaniel Erskine-Smith. Childcare at the Core. May 6, 2020. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k2xM_5X4-2Q
- FEMRADIO, Childcare and Gender Equality. 4 December 2020. http://https://www.spreaker.com/user/cjru1280am/femradionov10-202
- Niagara in the Morning, 610 CKTB, “Childcare in the Federal Budget,” 20 April 2021. Online: https://www.iheartradio.ca/610cktb/audio/child-care-spending-in-the-federal-budget-1.15032911
- The Roundtable, 610 CKTB, 12 March 2021. Online: https://www.iheartradio.ca/610cktb/audio/roundtable-dr-kate-bezanson-and-chris-bittle-1.14755641?mode=Article
- Niagara in the Morning, 610 CKTB, “Child Care in Canada – what’s the best approach?” 3 March 2021. Online: https://www.iheartradio.ca/610cktb/audio/child-care-in-canada-what-s-the-best-approach-1.14693676?mode=Article
- Matt Holmes show, 610 CKTB, “Liberal Government Moving Forward with National Childcare Program.” 1 December 2020. Online: https://www.iheartradio.ca/610cktb/audio/liberal-government-moving-forward-with-national-childcare-program-1.14067390?mode=Article
- The Roundtable, 610 CKTB, 30 September 2020. https://www.iheartradio.ca/610cktb/audio/roundtable-dr-kate-bezanson-and-brandon-currie-1.13612786?mode=Article
- Matt Holmes Show, 610 CKTB, “Childcare Promises in the Throne Speech.” 24 September 2020. https://www.iheartradio.ca/610cktb/audio/child-care-promises-from-throne-speech-1.13572651
- Shelby Knox Show, 610 CKTB, “Niagara Female Leaders Series.” 18 September 2020. http://https://www.iheartradio.ca/610cktb/audio/niagara-s-female-leaders-series-1.13521203?mode=Article
- The Weekend Edition, 610 CKTB. 25 April 2020. http://https://www.iheartradio.ca/610cktb/audio/kate-bezanson-associate-dean-faculty-of-social-sciences-and-associate-professor-of-sociology-brock-university-1.12240525?mode=Article
- Niagara in the Morning, 610 CKTB. 21 April 2020. http://https://www.iheartradio.ca/610cktb/audio/social-infrastructure-particularly-child-care-will-be-central-to-canada-s-economic-recovery-brock-expert-1.12193940?mode=Article
- 610 CKTB, Matt Holmes Show. 19 March 2020. http://https://www.iheartradio.ca/610cktb/audio/covid-19-impact-on-necessities-of-daily-life-from-government-markets-family-and-volunteer-supports-1.10920911?mode=Article
- 610 CKTB, Niagara in the Morning. 19 August 2019. http://https://www.iheartradio.ca/610cktb/audio/kate-bezanson-associate-professor-of-sociology-at-brock-university-1.9804259?mode=Article
- CBC Radio, The House (2018, January 23), “Kate Bezanson, a social policy and parental leave expert at Brock University, explains what further changes the Liberals might be considering when it comes to parental leave.” https://www.cbc.ca/radio/thehouse/interview-kate-bezanson-1.4506007
- CBC Radio, The House (2018, February 24) “Parental Leave Needs Revamp as Government Plans for Paternity Leave.” https://www.cbc.ca/radio/thehouse/when-metoo-and-time-s-up-collide-with-canadian-politics-1.4503794/parental-leave-needs-revamp-as-government-plans-for-paternity-leave-1.4506353
- CBC Radio, The Trail Breaker (2018, February 28) Interview on gender equality and the federal budget. (Northwest Territories)
- CBC Radio, Edmonton A.M. (2018, February 28) Interview on gender equality and the federal budget (Edmonton, Alberta).
- CBC Radio, On the Island (2018, February 28) Interview on gender equality and the federal budget. (Victoria, British Columbia)
- CBC Radio, CBC Ontario Morning (2018, February 28) Interview on gender equality and the federal budget. (Ontario)
- CBC Radio, Daybreak North (2018, February 28) Interview on gender equality and the federal budget. (Prince George and Northern British Columbia)
- CBC Radio, A New Day (2018, February 28) Interview on gender equality and the federal budget. (Whitehorse, Yukon)
- CBC Radio, CBC Early Edition (2018, February 28) Interview on gender equality and the federal budget. (Vancouver, British Columbia)
- CBC Radio, Eye Opener (2018, February 28) Interview on gender equality and the federal budget.
- CBC Newsworld (Television) (2018, February 27) Interview with Suhana Meharchand on what to expert in Budget 2018.
- CBC Radio, Here and Now (2018, February 26) Interview on parental leaves and the federal budget.
- 570 News, (2018, February 14) Interview on parental leaves in federally regulated workplaces. Jennifer Campbell Show.
- CBC Radio, The Current (2016, May 10), “Compassionate leave for parents with critically-ill kids seriously flawed, says expert.” http://www.cbc.ca/radio/thecurrent/the-current-for-may-10-2017-1.4106889/compassionate-leave-for-parents-with-critically-ill-kids-seriously-flawed-says-expert-1.4107000
- TVO the Agenda, “Is Childcare Key to Canada’s Economic Recovery?” April 20, 2021. https://www.tvo.org/video/is-child-care-key-to-canadas-economic-recovery
- TVO the Agenda, “Reigniting the Economy through Childcare.” September 14. 2020. https://www.tvo.org/video/reigniting-the-economy-through-childcare
- “CTV National News: Child Care Troubles.” CTV News. May 20, 2020. https://www.ctvnews.ca/video?clipId=1961578&jwsource=twi.
- Global TV Edmonton, (2018, February 27) Interview on parental leaves and the federal budget.
- City TV, (2018, January 19) “Affordable Housing, Childcare among Topics at Gender Responsive Budget Town Hall.” https://toronto.citynews.ca/2018/01/19/gender-responsive-budgeting-town-hall/
- Invited speaker, Toronto Star and First Policy Response. Delivering on the Commitment: A Canada-Wide Childcare Plan. 20 May 2021. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qxCYFjB7R-Y
- Expert witness, House of Commons Status of Women Committee. 25 February 2021. https://parlvu.parl.gc.ca/Harmony/en/PowerBrowser/PowerBrowserV2/20210225/-1/34839?Language=English&Stream=Video#info_
- Invited speaker, Greater Niagara Chamber of Commerce/Women in Niagara WINspirational Women Speakers Series. November 6, 2020. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hrlQ3l49ICA
- Invited speaker, Women in Leadership seminar, Brock University. 28 September 2020. https://brocku.ca/brock-news/2020/09/women-in-leadership-session-to-discuss-fair-economic-recovery-from-covid-19/
- Invited expert panelist Changemaking School, 25 September 2020. https://drcourtneyhoward.ca/get-involved/changemaking-school/ (Green Party of Canada)
- Invited speaker, Brock-Niagara Workforce Planning Board panel discussion. 22 September 2020. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cDpn1pU8rdM&feature=youtu.be
- Invited expert. UNICEF Report Card 16 Canadian Launch: What Kind Of Childhood Will Canada Choose?. September 3, 2020. https://ken.childrenshealthcarecanada.ca/xwiki/bin/view/CAPHC+Presents%21/UNICEF+REPORT+CARD+16+CANADIAN+LAUNCH%3A+What+Kind+of+Childhood+Will+Canada+Choose%3F
- Powell, A., Langford, R., Albanese, P., Prentice, S., & Bezanson, K. (2020). “Who cares for carers? How discursive constructions of care work marginalized early childhood educators in Ontario’s 2018 provincial election.” Contemporary Issues in Early Childhood, 21(2), 153–164. https://doi.org/10.1177/1463949120928433
- Bezanson,K. and A. Braley-Rattai (guest editors) (2020), “Introduction: Symbolic Politics, Constitutional Consequences.” The Campus Speech Issue. Constitutional Forum, vol. 29, (2). https://www.constitutionalstudies.ca/2020/04/volume-29-2-2020-constitutional-forum-constitutionnel/
- Braley-Rattai, A. and K. Bezanson (2020) “Un-Chartered Waters: Ontario’s Campus Speech Directive and the Intersections of Academic Freedom, Expressive Freedom, and Institutional Autonomy.” The Campus Speech Issue, edited by K. Bezanson and A. Braley-Rattai. Constitutional Forum, vol. 29, (2). https://www.constitutionalstudies.ca/2020/04/volume-29-2-2020-constitutional-forum-constitutionnel/
- Bezanson, K. (2019) Constitutional or Political Crisis? Prosecutorial Independence, the Public Interest, and Gender in the SNC-Lavalin Affair. University of British Columbia Law Review 52:3 (September 2019). 36 pp.* http://ubclawreview.ca/issues/vol-52-no-3-october-2019/kate-bezanson-constitutional-or-political-crisis-prosecutorial-independence-the-public-interest-and-gender-in-the-snc-lavalin-affair/
- Langford, R., K. Bezanson, and Alana Powell (2019) Imagining a caring early childhood education and care system in Canada: A thought experiment. Debates and Issues in special issue by S. Bourgeault and F. Robinson ‘Care ethics thinks the political’ International Journal of Care and Caring. 3:4. 8pp* https://doi.org/10.1332/239788219X15682724987840.
- Bezanson, K. (2018) Feminism, Federalism and Families: Canada’s Mixed Social Policy Architecture. Journal of Law and Equality, Vol 14, No.1. pp. 169-197.* https://jps.library.utoronto.ca/index.php/utjle/issue/view/2109
- Bezanson, K. (2018) Neoliberalism, Social Reproduction and Indigenous Child Welfare. Journal of Law and Social Policy, Vol. 28. pp. 152-174.* https://digitalcommons.osgoode.yorku.ca/jlsp/vol28/iss1/
- Albanese, P., K. Bezanson, R. Langford, S. Prentice, B. Richardson and J. White (2017) Caring About Care: Repositioning Care As Integral To The Politics And Policies Of Early Childhood Education And Care In Canada, Special issue: Exploring the Care in Early Childhood Education and Care. Global Studies of Childhood, vol. 8. Pp. 311-322.* https://journals.sagepub.com/doi/10.1177/2043610617747978
- Bezanson, Kate (2017) The Outcome of Incomes: Family Insecurity or Security in Insecure Times in A. Gazso and Karen M. Kobayashi (Eds) Continuity and Innovation: Canadian Families in the New Milennium. Toronto: Nelson.
- Bezanson, Kate (2017) “Mad Men” Social Policy: Families, Social Reproduction and Childcare in a Conservative Canada in S. Prentice, P. Albanese and R. Langford (eds) Caring for Children: Social Policy and Social Movements. Vancouver: UBC Press.
- Bezanson, Kate (2015) Return of the Nightwatchman State? Federalism, Social Reproduction and Social Policy in a Conservative Canada in Katie Meehan and Kendra Strauss (eds) Precarious Worlds: Contested Geographies of Social Reproduction. Atlanta: University of Georgia Press.
- Bezanson, Kate (2014) Putting Together a Life: Families, Coping, and Economic Change, 1997-2008 in Bonnie Fox (ed.) Family Patterns, Gender Relations. Toronto: Oxford University Press.
- Bezanson, K. (2006). Gender, the State, and Social Reproduction: Household Insecurity in Neo-Liberal Times. Toronto: University of Toronto Press.
- Neysmith, S., Bezanson, K., & O’Connell, A. (2005). Telling Tales: Living the Effects of Public Policy. Halifax: Fernwood.
- Webber, Michelle and Kate Bezanson (Eds) (2016) Rethinking Society: Critical Issues in Sociology for the 21st Century. 4th Edition. Toronto: Canadian Scholars’ Press. (and editions 1-3 beginning in 2004).
- Bezanson, Kate and Meg Luxton (Eds.) (2006) Social Reproduction: Feminist Political Economy Challenges Neo- Liberalism. Montreal and Kingston: McGill-Queen’s University Press.
Kate Bezanson has provided policy advice to governments/individual elected members/candidates representing all major political parties (Liberal, Conservative, NDP and Green) at municipal, provincial and federal levels.
Dr. Bezanson has in the past been a supporter of two different major political parties. Most recently, she contributed to the re-election of her local federal candidate and candidate’s party in 2019 (Liberal), and to the campaign of a local councillor in 2018.