Books include Metis Lands in Manitoba (1991); The Collected Writings of Louis Riel (1985); Riel and the Rebellion: 1885 Reconsidered (2nd ed., 2000); Louis "David" Riel:'Prophet of the New World' (2nd ed., 1996); Waiting for the Wave: The Reform Party and Preston Manning (1995); Game Theory and Canadian Politics (1998); and First Nations? Second Thoughts (2000, second edition 2008); Harper's Team (2007). Textbook pair Introduction to Government and Politics, with Mark O. Dickerson; and Introductory Readings in Government and Politics, with Mark O. Dickerson and Neil Nevitte, now in seventh edition. Former Director of Research for the Reform Party of Canada 1991-92; Chief of Staff in the Office of the Leader of the Opposition, House of Commons, 2002-03; Manager of the National Campaign of the Conservative Party of Canada, 2004. Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada.