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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 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.
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.
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.
Students and prominent Canadians respond to the challenge: If you were Prime Minister of Canada, what would you do to… improve living standards and unite the country? Ideas range from one student's call to abandon partisan politics to Frank Ogden's suggestion of "constructive destruction." 1996.
By Ruth Cohen. 2001
A collection of essays by professors and teachers, health care workers, and journalists. Using criticism, interviews, commentary, and transcripts of… government seminars, the authors reveal the techniques used by the Harris government during their two terms. They comment on such issues as the cuts to health care, Walkerton, and public sector strikes. 2001.
By Gordon Laxer. 2015
Despite its oil abundance, with no strategic reserves, Canada is woefully unprepared for the next global oil supply crisis. Political… economist Gordon Laxer proposes a bold strategy of deep conservation and a Canada-first perspective to ensure that all Canadians have sufficient energy at affordable prices. Canada has all the oil, gas, and coal needed to transition to a low-carbon future. Remarkable hydro power resources give Canadians a large base of renewable energy, which can be expanded with wind, solar, geothermal, and biomass. Few countries have these options in adequate quantities. But, as Laxer argues, Canada will not get there until we overcome the power of vested interests and untangle the trade agreements that block Canadians from secure and fair access to the nation's own energy resources. 2015.
An examination of the theory and practice of opposition in Canada, both in Parliament and in provincial legislatures. Extending from… the pre-Confederation era to the present day, it focuses on whether Canada has developed a coherent tradition of parliamentary opposition. The author argues that Canada has in fact failed to develop such a tradition. He investigates several possible reasons for this failure, including the long dominance of the Liberal party, which arrested the tradition of viewing the opposition as an alternative government; periods of minority government induced by the proliferation of parties; the role of the news media, which have largely displaced Parliament as a forum for commentary on government policy; and, finally, the increasing popularity of calls for direct action in politics. 2013.
By Peter MacKinnon, David E Smith, John C Courtney. 1991
The "After Meech Lake" conference was held in Saskatoon in November of 1990, 5 months after the Meech Lake Accord… failed to be ratified. The topics discussed included the process of constitutional reform, the Charter of Rights and Freedoms, the impact of the media on constitutional reform, constitutional challenges from women and aboriginal peoples, and the future of constitutional reform. Here participants in the conference share their views on these issues. 1991.
By Pierre Elliott Trudeau, Gérard Pelletier. 1996
A collection of writings by Pierre Trudeau, from his student days in 1939 to his comments on the constitution in… 1996. The writings are arranged in sections on Trudeau's studies and travel, early political writings, his views on nationalism, the constitution, and other issues from 1968 to 1984. c1996.
By Rob Shaw, Richard Zussman. 2018
British Columbia’s political arena has always been the site of dramatic rises and falls, infighting, scandal, and come-from-behind victories. However,… no one was prepared for the historic events of spring 2017, when the Liberal government of Christy Clark, one of the most polarizing premiers in recent history, was toppled. Gives readers an insider’s look at the overconfidence that fuelled the rise and fall of Clark’s premiership and the historic non-confidence vote that defeated her government and ended her political career. Beginning with this pivotal moment, the book goes back and chronicles the downfall of Clark’s predecessor, Gordon Campbell, which led to her unlikely victory in 2013, and traces the events leading up to her defeat at the hands of her NDP and Green opponents. 2018.