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Rogue in Power

Rogue in Power

Why Stephen Harper is Remaking Canada by Stealth
by Christian Nadeau, translated by Robert Chodos; Eric Hamovitch & Susan Joanis
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Canada has always been known as a good place to live: a tolderant, prosperous, stable country that treats its citizens fairly and protects the weakest in society. Yet during the past seven years, it has started to change into a harder, more mean-spirited place. What is going on?

According to political scientist Christian Nadeau, this transformation …

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Top 100 Canadian Albums

Top 100 Canadian Albums

by Bob Mersereau
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Back by popular demand, here is the encore edition of the ultimate guide to Canadian music, featuring the best albums that Canadian musicians ever produced and some new interviews not included in the original hardcover edition. An unprecedented book, The Top 100 Canadian Albums includes the finest albums in Canadian music history chosen by a blue-r …

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The Underground Railroad

The Underground Railroad

The long journey to freedom in Canada
by L.D. Cross
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Slavery existed throughout the western Hemisphere, but after its abolition in the British empire it persisted for decades in much of the U.S. Even in states where slavery was illegal, slaves were subject to capture and return to their owners. The only sure escape was to cross the border into Canada.

The Underground Railway was an informal network of …

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The Canadian Horse

The Canadian Horse

The Fascinating Story of Canada's National Breed
by Art Montague
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For nearly 250 years the people who built, defined, and defended Canada relied on horses to help get their job done. One breed stood out during that period for its outstanding role in Canadian life. It's known as "The Canadian, Le Canadien." In 2002, Parliament officially declared The Canadian to be Canada's national horse. The origins of the breed …

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Captain James Cook in Atlantic Canada

Captain James Cook in Atlantic Canada

The adventurer and map maker's formative years
by Jerry Lockett
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The skills, knowledge and experience that took Captain James Cook to the South Seas and around the world seemed to come out of nowhere. In fact, as author Jerry Lockett has discovered, their foundation was laid during the time he spent in Atlantic Canada. His experiences on Canada's east coast and the naval men he met there shaped him to become on …

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Secrets of Lake Simcoe

Secrets of Lake Simcoe

Fascinating stories from Ontario's past
by Andrew Hind & Maria Da Silva
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A lively book illustrated with archival photos, Secrets of Lake Simcoe is a valuable addition to local history collections and provides a refreshing way for anyone to view what some consider to be Canada's sixth Great Lake.

At the heart of central Ontario, Lake Simcoe has played an important role in the province's history for hundreds of years. Toda …

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The Lady of the Ice

The Lady of the Ice

by James De Mille, introduction by George Parker
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The novel revolves around two sociable junior officers of the British garrison then stationed in Quebec City, who enjoy a lively life of parties and pastimes. Lieutenant Alexander Macrorie, the narrator, rescues a mysterious young lady from the ice floes of the St. Lawrence River. When she disappears his search brings him surprising acquaintances a …

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Two Minutes for Roughing

Two Minutes for Roughing

by Joseph Romain
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tagged : emotions & feelings, winter sports

Les Lewchuck is a rink rat--he loves hanging around his neighbourhood park in East End Toronto, playing hockey whenever and with whom ever he can. He's keen to hit the ice, then, when he finally gets to join a real team, the Metro Cats.
He soon finds, however, that Roddy and Lenny Smith, a couple of tough, bullying brothers, run the team. When Le …

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Rink Rivals

Rink Rivals

by Jacqueline Guest
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When twin brothers Evan and Brynley Selkirk move with their family from the remote Cree community of Whapmagoostui to bustling Calgary, their worlds turn upside-down. In place of the grey, frigid waters of Hudson Bay, they see the downtown canyons of a modern city.
Bryn, a musical prodigy, trades piano practice for hockey practice to impress a ne …

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Power Play

Power Play

by Michele Martin Bossley
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tagged : violence, emotions & feelings, peer pressure

When Zach Thomas broke his wrist going into the boards early in the hockey season, he thought he was done for the year. But as his Cochrane, Alberta, Pee Wee team gets ready for the play-offs, his doctor tells him he's healed-up enough to pay. Zach isn't so sure.
His fear of being checked hard in the corner makes him very reluctant to head back o …

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Hat Trick

Hat Trick

by Jacqueline Guest
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Leigh Aberdeen is one of the top players on her Alberta hockey team, the Falcons. But as a Métis and the only girl on the team she's different--and not everyone is happy about that.
To top it off, she doesn't think her mother wants her to play hockey, so Leigh hasn't told her about the Falcons. Soon she's getting threatening messages on the phon …

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Hockey Night in Transcona

Hockey Night in Transcona

by John Danakas
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Cody Powell has graduated from playing pick-up hockey on the streets of Winnipeg to skating with his community club team, the Transcona Sharks. Coach Brackett is impressed with Cody's speed and stickhandling ability, and promotes him to the team's first line.
Unfortunately, Cody takes Stu, Coach Brackett's son's, spot. Cody is worried that coach …

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Roughing

Roughing

by Lorna Schultz Nicholson
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Fast-paced sports action novels that get kids reading.

In this sequel to Interference, Josh is off to an elite hockey camp for the summer, where he shares a room with a talented player from the Northwest Territories named Peter Kuiksak. Peter is skilled enough to give Kevin, the star junior player, some serious competition, which creates trouble on …

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Home Ice

Home Ice

by Beatrice Vandervelde
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Fast-paced sports action novels that get kids reading.

Tori is staying with family near Toronto while her parents deal with troubles back home. To keep a sense of normalcy, this talented hockey player joins the Rangers -- the worst team in the league. The only girl on her team, Tori, befriends a girl on another team and their teammates resent this a …

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A Goal in Sight

A Goal in Sight

by Jacqueline Guest
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Aiden is the roughest player on his Calgary hockey team, as likely to be in the penalty box as on the ice.
When he hits another player after a game, however, he's charged with assault and sentenced to one hundred hours of community service. He's bored and annoyed when he's forced to help Eric, a blind player with the Calgary Seeing Eye Dogs. In t …

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Icebreaker

Icebreaker

by Steven Barwin
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Gregg Stokes can tell you exactly when his life took a turn for the worse. It was the day his new stepsister, Amy, joined the starting line-up of his hockey team, and everyone immediately felt the deep chill between them. Can they thaw their icy relationship for the sake of the team
and their new family? [Fry Reading Level - 3.4

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Hold That Hidden Salt!

Hold That Hidden Salt!

Recipes for delicious alternatives to processed, salt-heavy supermarket favourites
by Maureen Tilley
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As more people try to avoid the damaging effects of too much salt in their diets, they discover the high -- often excessive -- levels of hidden salt in supermarket packaged foods. Whether it's breakfast cereal, ketchup, soup, soft drinks or muffins, food manufacturers pack way more salt than is healthy into the foods they make. In fact, salt hidde …

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Robert Latimer

Robert Latimer

A story of justice and mercy
by Gary Bauslaugh
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In October 1993, Robert Latimer, a Saskatchewan farmer, decided to end the life of his chronically ill daughter rather than subject her to another painful surgery. Tracy, who had the mental capacity of a five-month-old infant, was twelve at the time of her death. She had already endured multiple operations to correct conditions caused by her severe …

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China Clipper

China Clipper

Pro football's first Chinese-Canadian player, Normie Kwong
by Richard Brignall
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tagged : sports & recreation, prejudice & racism, football

Normie Kwong's parents immigrated to Canada from China in the early 1900s. For them, and many other Asian immigrants, moving meant having to face both the government's anti-Asian policies and society's attitude of Chinese exclusion. But Normie overcame it all and, despite his small stature, in 1948 he became the youngest footballer ever to play in …

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Jordin Tootoo

Jordin Tootoo

The highs and lows in the journey of the first Inuk to play in the NHL
by Melanie Florence
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Hockey is a relatively new sport in Canada's North. It wasn't until 2003 that Jordin Kudluk "Thunder" Tootoo became the first Inuk to play in an NHL game. Although hockey is a rough sport to begin with, Jordin Tootoo is known for having to "fight his way through." Jordin has had more than his fair share of fights both on and off the ice. He's had …

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Jarome Iginla

Jarome Iginla

How the NHL's first black captain gives back
by Nicole Mortillaro
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He's the face of the Calgary Flames, but there's much more to Jarome Iginla's story than just being the first black captain of an NHL team. He's also renowned for his social commitment and generosity off the ice.
Jarome (nicknamed Iggy) grew up in a single-parent household in St. Albert, Alberta. It was thanks to support of his grandparents that he …

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Final Takedown

Final Takedown

by Sherrard, Brent R.
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tagged : drugs, alcohol, substance abuse, native american, friendship, law & crime

For as long as they've been friends, Elias has been relying on his buddy Jordan. It's Jordan's mom who takes him in when his own mother is on an alcoholic binge; it's Jordan who acts as the brother and role model that Elias doesn't have. But now they've gone too far, and a schoolyard fight has landed them both in jail. The judge gives them a warni …

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Fighting

Fighting

Deal with it without coming to blows
by Elaine Slavens, illustrated by Steven Murray
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Schoolyard fights used to be viewed as an inevitable part of growing up, especially for boys. But escalating violence in schools--including many incidents involving weapons--has made conflict resolution among young people a serious issue across the country.
All people experience feelings of anger and hostility, but as we mature we learn how to cont …

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Stalked

Stalked

by Christine Hart
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Grade: 9 to 12
Reading age: 7 to 10
tagged : sexual abuse, girls & women

It's the summer before her final year of high school, and Amy and her best friend Elise are stoked about their summer job. Two months, no parents, a dreamy twenty-something boss, and a remote Vancouver Island resort. It sounds like the perfect opportunity for shy, artistic Amy to reinvent herself. But when her dream boss turns creepy, Amy has to de …

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Pirates of the Atlantic

Pirates of the Atlantic

Robbery, murder and mayhem off the Canadian East Coast
by Dan Conlin
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Pirates have scoured the Atlantic coast from the 15th century to the present day. Separating the myth from reality, author Dan Conlin explains how piracy came to Atlantic Canada from rival European empires who sought to conquer and settle North America.

Through the "Golden Age" of piracy, bands of raiders included Peter Easton, the "King of Pirates, …

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Halifax at War

Halifax at War

Searchlights, Squadrons and Submarines 1939-1945
by William D. Naftel
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From early September, 1939 Halifax was at war. When the war began, people gathered along the waterfront to watch the fleet of the Royal Canadian Navy leave. For the next six years, the city was uniquely affected by the war's events. Halifax at War explores this transformation of the city and civilian life, making use of a rich blend of historical, …

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Gaming

Gaming

Deal with it before it outplays you
by Diane Peters, illustrated by Ben Shannon
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Grade: 4 to 6
Reading age: 9 to 11
tagged : entertainment & games, video & electronic games

Video gaming can be used to improve skills and build friendships and communities. But it is also often an escape from the world, and it can become an addiction. This book in the Deal With It series looks at the realities of gaming and what happens when a love for the game turns into an obsession.

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The Spirit of Africville

The Spirit of Africville

contributions by Donald Clairmont; Stephen Kimber; Bridglal Pachai & Charles Saunders
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After many years of denial, the Halifax's city government has finally acknowledged the wrongs that were done to the residents and the community of Africville, and has agreed to make amends for its actions.

This extensively illustrated book was prepared by the Africville Genealogy Society and published originally in 1992. Long out of print, it is bei …

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Police in Canada

Police in Canada

The Real Story
by John Sewell
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What's going on with Canada's police? Once an institution that commanded respect and trust, the police are now widely regarded with skepticism and even suspicion. The dramatic death of Robert Dziekanski at the hands of the RCMP at Vancouver's airport, accusations of racial profiling, and the resistance of police to independent civilian oversight ha …

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Low-Salt DASH Dinners

Low-Salt DASH Dinners

by Sandra Nowlan
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More and more doctors and health professionals are telling their patients that reducing salt/sodium will contribute to lower blood pressure and better health. Often they recommend the DASH approach as a great alternative to drug treatment for hypertension. For two years, they've been recommending Sandra Nowlan's path-breaking book which shows how …

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Louisbourg

Louisbourg

A Living History Colourguide
by Young de Biagi, Susan, by (photographer) David MacVicar
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At the Fortress of Louisbourg on Cape Breton Island, the 18th century comes alive. Park historians and interpreters have recreated the sights, sounds and sensations of life in a French military town in the year 1744.

Author and historian Susan Young de Biagi relates the fascinating story of Louisbourg's birth, growth and eventual destruction. Her vi …

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Something to Prove

Something to Prove

The story of hockey tough guy Bobby Clarke
by Nicole Mortillaro
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Most people recognize hockey superstar Bobby Clarke as the tough guy with the toothless grin. This fast-paced and energetic new book tells the story of Clarke's fights on and off the ice -- not with rival hockey players, but with diabetes. Long-time sports editor Nicole Mortillaro examines how Bobby was almost shunned from the league because of the …

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Green Gables

Green Gables

Lucy Maud Montgomery's Favourite Places
by Deirdre Kessler, by (photographer) Alanna Jankov
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The landscape of Prince Edward Island set Lucy Maud Montgomery's imagination on fire. This book explores the places where she grew up and explores the settings of her most famous works of fiction.
Green Gables, once the home of Montgomery's relatives, is now furnished and decorated based on descriptions in her most famous novel. Nearby is the aut …

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Cyberbullying

Cyberbullying

Deal with it and Ctrl Alt Delete it
by Robyn MacEachern, illustrated by Geraldine Charette
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Do you race home to log in on your computer and chat? But what can you do when that user comes on, the user that won't go away and is getting nastier by the day? Now it seems you can't go to any of your favourite sites without finding something nasty posted about you.
This volume in the "Deal With It" series examines the issues of online name-call …

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The Grammar School

The Grammar School

Striving for Excellence for 50 Years in a Public School World
by Paul W. Bennett
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Dissatisfied with the state of in public education, a small group of Halifax parents and university professors banded together in September 1958 to found a school of their own. Paul Bennett tells the story of the Halifax Grammar School in this illustrated history. Bennett describes the many larger-than-life personalities and the ebbs and flows of …

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Lying

Lying

Deal with it straight up
by Catherine Rondina, illustrated by Dan Workman
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Who hasn't told a fib or two? Whether trying to spare someone feelings or get out of a whole heap of trouble, everyone bends the truth now and then. But lying is usually a way of avoiding the types of everyday conflicts that people have to deal with throughout their lives. This book will help kids deal straight up with conflict and lying, whether t …

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Prince Edward's Legacy

Prince Edward's Legacy

The Duke of Kent in Halifax: Romance and Beautiful Buildings
by William D. Naftel
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Image

Deal with it from the inside out
by Kat Mototsune, illustrated by Ben Shannon
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What are you looking at, punk? Or are you a jock, a goth, or an indie rock guy? The image we project sends signals to others about who we are. But image can also be a prison and the source of many conflicts. This latest volume in the Deal With It series looks at the costs of conforming to social images and the very real dangers of judging a book by …

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Apples

Apples

Recipes from Canada's Best Chefs
by Elaine Elliot & Virginia Lee
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The abundance and variety of the apples grown across Canada inspire professional chefs and home cooks alike. Elaine Elliot and Virginia Lee have collected a delicious array of apple recipes from the best chefs right across the country. There are treats such as Breakfast Bread Pudding (Cobble House Bed & Breakfast, Cobble Hill, BC), Almond Brie wit …

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River at Night, A

River at Night, A

by Paul Zemokhol
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Delicious DASH Flavours

Delicious DASH Flavours

The proven, drug free, doctor recommended approach to reducing high blood pressure
by Sandra Nowlan
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Written by award-winning cook and food scientist Sandra Nowlan, Delicious Dash Flavours is a full-colour cookbook that shows how to follow a proven, drug-free method of reducing and controlling high blood pressure without sacrificing gastronomic pleasure. Sandra has selected delicious recipes from Canada's top chefs, which she has modified to redu …

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All In

All In

by Monique Polak
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Grade: 9 to 12
Reading age: 7 to 10
tagged : dating & sex, law & crime

Todd Lerner's never been much of a student, but he's got plenty of street smarts and he's a mean poker player. Todd's always had a thing for Claire, the most beautiful girl in grade eleven -- but Claire likes nice things. If Todd wants to date her, he'll need cash and plenty of it. Soon, a weekly poker game turns into a costly and dangerous obsessi …

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Halifax Champion

Halifax Champion

Black Power in Gloves
by Robert Ashe
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Niagara Flavours

Niagara Flavours

Recipes from Southwest Ontario's Finest Chefs, Second Edition
by Brenda Matthews & Linda Bramble
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This book celebrates the cuisine and the countryside of Niagara and southwestern Ontario. You'll find wonderful recipes, appealing full-colour photographs, and up-to-the-minute profiles of more than 40 fine dining establishments. The Niagara Peninsula and southwestern Ontario grow some of Canada's tastiest fruits and vegetables and produce a wide …

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RE: Reading the Postmodern

RE: Reading the Postmodern

Canadian Literature and Criticism after Modernism
edited by Robert David Stacey
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It would be difficult to exaggerate the worldwide impact of postmodernism on the fields of cultural production and the social sciences over the last quarter century—even if the concept has been understood in various, even contradictory, ways. An interest in postmodernism and postmodernity has been especially strong in Canada, in part thanks to th …

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Climate, Culture, Change

Climate, Culture, Change

Inuit and Western Dialogues with a Warming North
by Timothy B. Leduc
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Every day brings new headlines about climate change as politicians debate how to respond, scientists offer new data, and skeptics critique the validity of the research. To step outside these scientific and political debates, Timothy Leduc engages with various Inuit understandings of northern climate change. What he learns is that today’s climate …

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Crippling Epistemologies and Governance Failures

Crippling Epistemologies and Governance Failures

A Plea for Experimentalism
by Gilles Paquet
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In Crippling Epistemologies and Governance Failures, Gilles Paquet criticizes the prevailing practices of the social sciences on the basis of their inadequate concepts of knowledge, evidence and inquiry, concepts he claims have become methodological “mental prisons”. Paquet describes the prevailing policy development process in Canada in terms …

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Stories Subversive

Stories Subversive

Through the Field with Gloves Off: Short Fiction by Nellie L. McClung
by Nellie McClung, edited by Marilyn I. Davis
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First-wave feminist, activist, and social reformer, Nellie McClung ranked as one of the most popular Canadian authors and among the liveliest critics of Canada's male-dominated society. Well ahead of her time, McClung was known as a writer who dared to discuss taboo topics, and for her inimitable humour, which rivals that of Stephen Leacock. This s …

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The Case for Decentralized Federalism

The Case for Decentralized Federalism

edited by Ruth Hubbard & Gilles Paquet
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The Case for Decentralized Federalism and its sister volume The Case for Centralized Federalism are the outcome of the Federalism Redux Project, created to stimulate a serious and useful conversation on federalism in Canada. They provide the vocabulary and arguments needed to articulate the case for a centralized or a decentralized Canadian federal …

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From Subjects to Citizens

From Subjects to Citizens

A Hundred Years of Citizenship in Australia and Canada
edited by Pierre Boyer; Linda Cardinal & David Headon
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Australia and Canada are both lively, multicultural societies with British constitutional traditions. Historically, they have faced similar challenges in defining and sustaining citizenship that reach back into a common past. They also have similar approaches to address contemporary issues and anticipate the challenges of a 21st century future. New …

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