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By Northrop Frye. 1982
By David Lewis. 1981
By Brooke Jeffrey. 2015
Providing fascinating insight into the origins of a new conservative vision for the economy, federalism, and domestic and foreign policies,… the author critically considers Prime Minister Harper’s successes and failures, and evaluates the likely outcome of his long-term vision for Canada. 2015.
By Peter C Newman. 1997
Newman tackles the upheavals which reshaped Canadian society in the 1990s. He talks about the major figures in Canada and… the issues which rose to prominence. He also continues his chronicle of how Canada is changing as it loses its institutional touchstones, and why Eaton's is the latest icon to fall from grace. 1997.
By Edward Greenspon, Anthony Wilson-Smith. 1996
Two political journalists chart the first year's of Jean Chrétien's government. They discuss the main events of Chrétien's leadership, especially… the fight against the deficit, and portray the partnership which Chrétien and finance minister Paul Martin have forged. 1996.
A collection of essays by 16 contributors, including David Suzuki, Ralph Nader, Kevin Page, Maude Barlow, and Linda McQuaig. These… and other experts in their fields document key changes put in place by the Harper government in the areas of trade deals, the environment, youth activism, indigenous rights, economic growth, taxes, and wealth and poverty. 2015.
By Northrop Frye. 1980
By Judith Flanders. 2017
Nearly everything you know about Christmas is wrong. Do you think the proclaimed war on Christmas is a recent occurrence?… Do you think Santa is Dutch, or that his red suit was brought to you courtesy of Coca-Cola? Or are you merely dreaming of a Christmas like the one you used to know? You aren't alone: thirty years after the first recorded Christmas, a fourth-century archbishop was already complaining that his flock was spending the day dancing and feasting, not in religious observance. By 1616, the playwright Ben Jonson was nostalgically reminiscing about the vastly better Christmases in the old days. Some traditions of Christmas are relatively new--who would have thought gift-wrap was a novelty of the twentieth century? That the first holiday parade was neither at Macy's, nor even in the United States? Other elements, however, have been around for a surprisingly long time. The first known gag holiday giftbook, The Boghouse Miscellany, was advertised in the 1760s, while in 1805, the leaders of the Lewis and Clark expedition exchanged--what else?--presents of underwear and socks. Christmas is different things to different people: a religious festival for some, a family celebration for others, or perhaps simply a time of seasonal eating and drinking. In Christmas: A Biography, historian Judith Flanders casts a sharp eye over the myths, legends, and history that make up the holiday to show us the season as it really is, but rarely how it is understood. 2017. Feast of the circumcision or Holy Name of Jesus -- Twelfth Night -- Epiphany -- Candlemas -- Lady day -- Midsummer -- Michaelmas -- All Saints' Day -- All Souls' Day -- St Martin -- St. Nicholas -- St Lucy of Syracuse -- St Thomas the Apostle -- Christmas day -- St Stephen -- St John the Evangelist -- Feast of the Holy Innocents -- Sylvester.
By Dennis Lee. 1998
In this collection of essays, Lee explores the experience of "body music": the dance of energy that poems arise from.… He also describes the process of writing verse for children and pays tribute to a variety of Canadian poets. 1998.
By Reginald Whitaker, Gary Marcuse. 1994
The authors examine the creation of Canada's Cold War policy, the emergence of the new security state, and the alignment… of Canada with the United States in the global Cold War. By scrutinizing both general areas and specific events, the authors reveal a systematic state-sponsored repression of communists and the Left. They argue that Canada's role in the Cold War had a chilling effect on the practice of democracy and undermined Canadian political and economic sovereignty. 1994.
By John English, Robert Bothwell, Ian M Drummond. 1989
The authors present the history and development of Canada since the end of the Second World War. Dividing the books… into sections based on the different government administrations from 1945 to 1989, they discuss the political and economic policies of each administration, as well as federalism, external affairs, and social and cultural affairs. 1989.
By Fen Osler Hampson, Derek H Burney. 2014
Globalization and the shifting tectonic plates of the international system have led to an increasingly competitive world. If Canada hopes… to gain advantage from the dramatic developments underway, it will have to aggressively adapt its foreign and domestic policies and priorities under the clear direction of the federal government or accept being left behind. The authors identify the key trends that are reshaping the world's geopolitics and economics and discuss the challenges Canada confronts with the rise of China and other global centres of power. Their examination of a wide range of themes - including the place of pluralistic democratic values in diplomacy, economics, and trade, the ways that Canada should reset relations with its neighbour to the south, as well as how to manage new global security threats - paints a picture of how Canada can become bold, assertive, and confident and easily adjust to a new global landscape. 2014.
By Ramsay Cook. 1986
Nationalism, writes the author, is a doctrine which asserts that humanity is naturally divided into groups with common characteristics, and… that these characteristics mean that the groups have a right to control a particular place. Cook uses this definition to discuss the development of nationalism in Canada, and its simultaneous development in Quebec, including cultural, linguistic, and political nationalism. c1986.
By Stewart Bell. 2004
Canada's lax laws and lack of vigilance have put its neighbours and the world community at risk. Draws on classified… intelligence documents, front-line accounts, exclusive interviews with senior counterterrorism officials, the victims of terrorist attacks, and terrorists themselves, to provide evidence that Canada is an important base activity for terrorist groups. 2004.
Biographia literaria, or, Biographical sketches of my literary life and opinions: [part work] (Bollingen Ser. #Vol. 75)
By Samuel Taylor Coleridge, Walter Jackson Bate, James Engell. 1984
Biographia Literaria has emerged over the last century as a supreme work of literary criticism and one of the classics… of English literature. Into this volume poured 20 years of speculation about the criticism and uses of poetry and about the psychology of art. Following the text of the 1817 edition, the editors offer the first completely annotated edition of the highly allusive work. 1984.
By Norman Penner. 1988
The history of the Communist Party of Canada with comparisons to similar movements in Great Britain, the United States and… France. Examines the Party's contribution to the establishment of trade unions and aid to Spain's government during the Civil War. Textbook format.
The author looks at 15 novels that over the past 125 years have made considerable sums of money but have… not been entirely acceptable to the literary community. Includes: King Solomon's Mines; Beau Geste; Forever Amber; Under Two Flags; and Tarzan of the Apes. c1981.
By Linda McQuaig. 1987
In this examination of the Canadian tax system, the author considers the thousands of wealthy Canadians who do not pay… taxes. Rather than increasing the tax burden on the wealthy, the government, under the guise of tax reform, is lowering individual tax rates while increasing sales tax. 1987.
By Ken Dryden. 2010
Dryden argues that we have paid a price for having the wrong sense of ourselves as a country - the… old definition of Canada as genial but sometimes too self-deprecating and ambition-killing is no longer the real story. He observes a sea change taking place among Canadians, who want something more for their country. The ambition of Canada’s policies and the nature of our politics will not change, Dryden says, until we conceive of a new story for the nation. 2010.