Michael is an MA student in the Department of Political Science at McMaster University, having recently completed his BA (Hons.) in Philosophy, Politics, and Economics at Mount Allison University. His research interests include Canadian politics, fiscal federalism, and Indigenous-state relations. Michael is acting as a Research Assistant for Dr. Linda White (University of Toronto) and Dr. Adrienne Davidson (McMaster University) on a project looking at early childhood education and care in Australia, Canada, and Germany. Specifically, his work revolves around the Australian case.