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After '08

After '08

Social Policy and the Global Financial Crisis
edited by Stephen McBride; Rianne Mahon & Gerard W. Boychuk
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The 2007-08 financial crisis marked a turning point for social policy. World leaders were forced to take a position: Should they entrench neo-liberal policies in response to the crisis? Or should they implement alternative measures to challenge economics as usual? This volume explores how international organizations and nation states in Europe, Asi …

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Maritime Command Pacific

Maritime Command Pacific

The Royal Canadian Navy’s West Coast Fleet in the Early Cold War
by David Zimmerman
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The Royal Canadian Navy crews that sailed the Atlantic during the early Cold War held a contemptuous view of their West Coast brethren, likening the Pacific fleet to a “yacht club” where sailors enjoyed a life of leisurely service on a tranquil sea. As David Zimmerman reveals, nothing could be further from the truth. From the fleet’s postwar …

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The Call of the World

The Call of the World

A Political Memoir
by Bill Graham
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Bill Graham – Canada’s minister of foreign affairs and minister of defence during the tumultuous years following 9/11 – takes us on a personal journey from his Vancouver childhood to important behind-the-scenes moments in recent global history. With candour and wit, he recounts meetings with world leaders, contextualizes important geopolitica …

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Brand Command

Brand Command

Canadian Politics and Democracy in the Age of Message Control
by Alex Marland
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The pursuit of political power is strategic as never before. Ministers, MPs, and candidates parrot the same catchphrases. The public service has become politicized. And decision making is increasingly centralized in the Prime Minister’s Office. What is happening to our democracy? To get to the bottom of this, Alex Marland reviewed internal politi …

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North to Bondage

North to Bondage

Loyalist Slavery in the Maritimes
by Harvey Amani Whitfield
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Many Canadians believe their nation fell on the right side of history in harbouring escaped slaves from the United States. In fact, in the wake of the American Revolution, many Loyalist families brought slaves with them when they settled in the Maritime colonies of British North America. Once there, slaves used their traditions of survival, resista …

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What We Learned

What We Learned

Two Generations Reflect on Tsimshian Education and the Day Schools
by Helen Raptis, with members of the Tsimshian Nation
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The legacy of residential schools has haunted Canadians, yet little is known about the day and public schools where most Indigenous children were sent to be educated. In What We Learned, two generations of Tsimshian students – elders born in the 1930s and 1940s and middle-aged adults born in the 1950s and 1960s – add their recollections of atte …

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Hearts and Mines

Hearts and Mines

The US Empire’s Culture Industry
by Tanner Mirrlees
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The US security state is everywhere in cultural products: in army-supported news stories, TV shows, and video games; in CIA-influenced blockbusters and comics; and in State Department ads, broadcasts, and websites. Hearts and Mines examines the rise and reach of the US Empire’s culture industry – a nexus between the US’s security state and me …

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A Town Called Asbestos

A Town Called Asbestos

Environmental Contamination, Health, and Resilience in a Resource Community
by Jessica van Horssen
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For decades, manufacturers from around the world relied on asbestos from the town of Asbestos, Quebec, to produce fire-retardant products. Then, over time, people learned about the mineral’s devastating effects on human health. Dependent on this deadly industry for their community’s survival, the residents of Asbestos developed a unique, place- …

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Lock, Stock, and Icebergs

Lock, Stock, and Icebergs

A History of Canada’s Arctic Maritime Sovereignty
by Adam Lajeunesse
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In April 1988, after years of failed negotiations over the status of the Northwest Passage, Brian Mulroney gave Ronald Reagan a globe, pointed to the Arctic, and said “Ron that’s ours. We own it lock, stock, and icebergs.” A simple statement, it summed up Ottawa’s official policy: Canada owns the icy waters that wind their way through the A …

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The People and the Bay

The People and the Bay

A Social and Environmental History of Hamilton Harbour
by Nancy B. Bouchier & Ken Cruikshank
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This book explores the complicated relationship between Hamilton Harbour and the people who came to reside on its shores. From the time of European settlement through to Hamilton’s rise as an industrial city, townsfolk struggled with nature, and with one another, to champion their vision of “the bay” as a place to live, work, and play. The au …

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In Search of the Ethical Lawyer

In Search of the Ethical Lawyer

Stories from the Canadian Legal Profession
edited by Adam Dodek & Alice Woolley
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What options did Paul Bernardo’s lawyer have when his client directed him to retrieve hidden evidence? Where would David Milgaard be today if a lawyer hadn’t doggedly challenged his murder conviction? And what should a defence lawyer do when told her client is a danger to the public? In this book, leading Canadian legal academics and practising …

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Public Interest, Private Property

Public Interest, Private Property

Law and Planning Policy in Canada
edited by Anneke Smit & Marcia Valiante
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When it comes to urban planning, to what extent and under what conditions should the community’s interest prevail over the rights of private property owners? Public Interest, Private Property addresses this question at a time when pollution, urban sprawl, and condo booms are forcing municipal governments to adopt prescriptive laws and regulations …

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Resource Communities in a Globalizing Region

Resource Communities in a Globalizing Region

Development, Agency, and Contestation in Northern British Columbia
edited by Paul Bowles & Gary N. Wilson
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Northern British Columbia has always played an important role in Canada’s economy, but for many Canadians it has existed as an almost forgotten place: a vast territory where only a few roads and a ferry system connected small cities, towns, and villages to the outside world. Now as the appetite for natural resources intensifies, this resource-ric …

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Framed

Framed

Media and the Coverage of Race in Canadian Politics
by Erin Tolley
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Framed is a wake-up call for those who think that race does not matter in Canada. The first book on the media’s coverage of race in Canadian politics, it provides an empirical analysis of print media combined with in-depth interviews of elected officials, former candidates, political staffers, and journalists. While there may be few examples of o …

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Critical Suicidology

Critical Suicidology

Transforming Suicide Research and Prevention for the 21st Century
edited by Jennifer White; Ian Marsh; Michael J. Kral & Jonathan Morris
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In Critical Suicidology, a team of international scholars, practitioners, and people directly affected by suicide argue that the field of suicidology has become too focused on the biomedical paradigm: a model that pathologizes distress and obscures the social, political, and historical contexts that contribute to human suffering. The authors take a …

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Made in Nunavut

Made in Nunavut

An Experiment in Decentralized Government
by Jack Hicks & Graham White
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After years of negotiation, the territory of Nunavut was established in Canada’s Eastern and Central Arctic on April 1, 1999. Made in Nunavut provides the first behind-the-scenes account of the planning that led to this remarkable achievement. The authors, leading authorities on the politics of the Canadian Arctic, pay particular attention to the …

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Making a Scene

Making a Scene

Lesbians and Community across Canada, 1964-84
by Liz Millward
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In the 1960s, a youthful and ambitious lesbian movement began taking shape in Canada. After decades of being pathologized, disparaged, or erased from public view, lesbians were ready to make a scene – both by calling attention to themselves and by creating places to come together and forge their own culture. Making a Scene tells this story, revis …

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Parties and Party Systems

Parties and Party Systems

Structure and Context
edited by Richard Johnston & Campbell Sharman
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Party systems. Party organization. For too long, scholars researching in these two areas have worked in isolation. This book bridges the divide by bringing together political scientists from both traditions to examine the intersection of rules, society, and the organization of parties within party systems. Blending theory and case studies, Parties …

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From Slave Girls to Salvation

From Slave Girls to Salvation

Gender, Race, and Victoria’s Chinese Rescue Home, 1886-1923
by Shelly D. Ikebuchi
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For decades, the Chinese Rescue Home was a feature of the landscape of Victoria, British Columbia. Originally a refuge for Chinese prostitutes and slave girls rescued from captivity, it became a residence and school where the Methodist Women’s Missionary Society attempted to reform Chinese and Japanese girls and women. They did so, in part, by te …

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The First Green Wave

The First Green Wave

Pollution Probe and the Origins of Environmental Activism in Ontario
by Ryan O'Connor
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The First Green Wave traces the rise of Ontario's environmental movement. At the heart of the story is Pollution Probe, an organization founded in 1969 by students and faculty at the University of Toronto. In its first year of operation, Pollution Probe confronted Toronto's City Hall over its use of pesticides, Ontario Hydro over air pollution, and …

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Points of Entry

Points of Entry

How Canada’s Immigration Officers Decide Who Gets in
by Vic Satzewich
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Every year, over 1.3 million people apply to visit, work, or settle in Canada and discover that their future rests in visa officers’ hands. How do these officers decide who gets in? Seeking answers to this question, Vic Satzewich gained access to eleven overseas visa offices. Points of Entry reveals immigration officers in action as they determin …

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Unwanted Warriors

Unwanted Warriors

Rejected Volunteers of the Canadian Expeditionary Force
by Nic Clarke
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Unwanted Warriors uncovers the history of Canada’s first casualties of the Great War – men who tried to enlist but were deemed “unfit for service.” What impact did military exclusion have on these men? Nic Clarke looks for answers in the service files of 3,400 rejected volunteers and explores the mechanics of the medical examination, the ph …

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Disrupting Queer Inclusion

Disrupting Queer Inclusion

Canadian Homonationalisms and the Politics of Belonging
foreword by Rinaldo Walcott, edited by OmiSoore H. Dryden & Suzanne Lenon
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Canada likes to present itself as a paragon of gay rights. This book contends that Canada’s acceptance of gay rights, while being beneficial to some, obscures and abets multiple forms of oppression to the detriment and exclusion of some queer and trans bodies. Disrupting Queer Inclusion seeks to unsettle the assumption that inclusion equals justi …

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So They Want Us to Learn French

So They Want Us to Learn French

Promoting and Opposing Bilingualism in English-Speaking Canada
by Matthew Hayday
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Bilingualism has become a defining aspect of Canadian identity. But why don’t more English Canadians actually speak French? So They Want Us to Learn French explores the various ways in which bilingualism was promoted to English-speaking Canadians from the 1960s to the late 1990s. It analyzes the strategies and tactics employed by organizations on …

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Cleaner, Greener, Healthier

Cleaner, Greener, Healthier

A Prescription for Stronger Canadian Environmental Laws and Policies
by David R. Boyd
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In Cleaner, Greener, Healthier, David R. Boyd sets out to remedy Canada’s environmental health problems. He begins by assessing the environmental burden of disease, identifies its unequal distribution, and estimates the associated economic costs. He then compares Canada’s environmental laws and policies with those in the US, Australia, and the …

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Big Tent Politics

Big Tent Politics

The Liberal Party’s Long Mastery of Canada’s Public Life
by R. Kenneth Carty
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The Liberal Party of Canada is one of the most successful parties in the democratic world. It dominated Canadian politics for a century, practising an inclusive style of “big tent” politics that enabled it to fend off opponents on both the left and right. This book traces the record of the party, unwrapping Liberal practices and organization to …

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Obedient Autonomy

Obedient Autonomy

Chinese Intellectuals and the Achievement of Orderly Life
by Erika E.S. Evasdottir
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This original anthropological study explores a type of “obedient” autonomy that thrives on setbacks, blossoms as more rules are imposed, and flourishes in adversity and, in conjuction, examines the specialized and highly organized discipline of archaeology in China. It follows Chinese students on their journey to becoming full-fledged archaeolo …

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Disarming Intervention

Disarming Intervention

A Critical History of Non-Lethality
by Seantel Anaïs
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Non-lethal weapons take many forms – from rubber bullets to electroshock and long-range acoustic devices – which their proponents argue are ethical, legal, and humane. Social scientists, historians, legal scholars, and activists have long challenged the use of non-lethal weapons in policing and war. Until now, little scholarly attention has bee …

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How to Succeed at University (and Get a Great Job!)

How to Succeed at University (and Get a Great Job!)

Mastering the Critical Skills You Need for School, Work, and Life
by Thomas R. Klassen & John A. Dwyer
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Going to university is exciting, but it can also be stressful. What courses should I take? What program should I choose? Will I get a job after graduation? This book shows that the best preparation for success on the job, and in life, is succeeding at university. Teamwork, meeting deadlines, overcoming challenges, writing well, and dealing with peo …

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From Treaty Peoples to Treaty Nation

From Treaty Peoples to Treaty Nation

A Road Map for All Canadians
by Greg Poelzer & Ken S. Coates
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Canada is a country founded on relationships and agreements between Indigenous people and newcomers. Although recent court cases have strengthened Aboriginal rights, the cooperative spirit of the treaties is being lost as Canadians engage in endless arguments about First Nations “issues.” Greg Poelzer and Ken Coates breathe new life into these …

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Who Is Bob_34?

Who Is Bob_34?

Investigating Child Cyberpornography
by Francis Fortin & Patrice Corriveau, translated by Käthe Roth
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Who Is Bob_34? sheds light on the clandestine world of online child pornography and pedophilia. What exactly do we know about these crimes? Who produces child cyberpornography? Who distributes it? Who consumes it? And is there a link between viewing and abuse? By infiltrating child-porn user groups and comparing their findings to scholarship on the …

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When Good Drugs Go Bad

When Good Drugs Go Bad

Opium, Medicine, and the Origins of Canada’s Drug Laws
by Dan Malleck
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In the 1800s, opium and cocaine could be easily obtained to treat a range of ailments. Drug dependency, when it occurred, was considered a matter of personal vice. Near the end of the century, attitudes shifted and access to drugs became more restricted. Dan Malleck reveals how different forces converged in the early 1900s to influence lawmakers an …

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Where the Rivers Meet

Where the Rivers Meet

Pipelines, Participatory Resource Management, and Aboriginal-State Relations in the Northwest Territories
by Carly A. Dokis
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Oil and gas companies now recognize that industrial projects in the Canadian North can only succeed if Aboriginal communities are involved in decision-making processes. Where the Rivers Meet is an ethnographic account of Sahtu Dene involvement in the environmental assessment of the Mackenzie Gas Project, a massive pipeline that, if completed, would …

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Patriation and Its Consequences

Patriation and Its Consequences

Constitution Making in Canada
edited by Lois Harder & Steve Patten
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Few moments in Canadian history are as intriguing as the political battle between Prime Minister Pierre Trudeau and the “Gang of Eight” provincial premiers who opposed his plans to “patriate” Canada’s constitution from Britain. Patriation and Its Consequences revisits these constitutional negotiations, including the personalities, visions …

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The Stability Imperative

The Stability Imperative

Human Rights and Law in China
by Sarah Biddulph
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Growing inequality within Chinese society has led to public indignation, petitions to Party and state agencies, strikes, and large-scale protests. This book examines the intersection between the Chinese government’s preoccupation with the “protection of social stability” (weiwen), and its legal commitments to protect human rights. Drawing on …

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Protest and Politics

Protest and Politics

The Promise of Social Movement Societies
edited by Howard Ramos & Kathleen Rodgers
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The Tea Party. The Occupy Movement. Idle No More. Around the world, popular social movements are challenging the status quo. Yet most democracies are seeing a decline in voter turnout. Protest and Politics examines this shift in political participation, as well as the blurring of social movements and mainstream politics, through the lens of the soc …

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Far Off Metal River

Far Off Metal River

Inuit Lands, Settler Stories, and the Making of the Contemporary Arctic
by Emilie Cameron
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Drawing on Samuel Hearne’s gruesome account of an alleged massacre at Bloody Falls in 1771, Emilie Cameron reveals how Qablunaat (non-Inuit, non-Indigenous people) have used stories about the Arctic for over two centuries as a tool to justify ongoing colonization and economic exploitation of the North. Rather than expecting Inuit to counter these …

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Fraught Intimacies

Fraught Intimacies

Non/Monogamy in the Public Sphere
by Nathan Rambukkana
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Adultery scandals involving politicians. Dating websites for married women and men. News reports on raids of polygamous communities. It seems that non-monogamy is everywhere: in popular culture, in the news, and before the courts. In Fraught Intimacies, Nathan Rambukkana delves into how polygamy, adultery, and polyamory are represented in the publi …

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Queer Mobilizations

Queer Mobilizations

Social Movement Activism and Canadian Public Policy
edited by Manon Tremblay
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Canada is considered a leader when it comes to LGBTQ rights, yet this is a fairly recent phenomenon – one that is largely due to the tireless work of disparate groups of LGBTQ activists. Queer Mobilizations examines the relationships between LGBTQ activists and local, provincial, and federal Canadian governments. The contributors explore how vari …

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Working Mothers and the Child Care Dilemma

Working Mothers and the Child Care Dilemma

A History of British Columbia’s Social Policy
by Lisa Pasolli
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During the twentieth century, child care policy in British Columbia matured in the shadow of a persistent political uneasiness with working motherhood. Charting the growth of the child care movement in this province, Working Mothers and the Child Care Dilemma examines how ideas about motherhood, paid work, and social welfare have influenced univers …

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Conflicting Visions

Conflicting Visions

Canada and India in the Cold War World, 1946-76
by Ryan Touhey
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In 1974, India shocked the world by detonating a nuclear device. In the diplomatic controversy that ensued, the Canadian government expressed outrage that India had extracted plutonium from a Canadian reactor donated only for peaceful purposes. In the aftermath, relations between the two nations cooled considerably. As Conflicting Visions reveals, …

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Grit

Grit

The Life and Politics of Paul Martin Sr.
by Greg Donaghy
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“I am not afraid to be called a politician,” declared Paul Martin Sr., defending his life’s work in politics. “Next to preaching the word of God, there is nothing nobler than to serve one’s fellow countrymen in government.” This book examines Martin’s remarkable career as a liberal reformer and cabinet minister who tackled the issues …

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Unsettled Balance

Unsettled Balance

Ethics, Security, and Canada’s International Relations
edited by Rosalind Warner
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The wars on terror, economic crises, climate change, and humanitarian emergencies have challenged decision makers to institute new measures to maintain security. Foreign policy analysts tend to view these decisions as being divorced from ethics, but is this the case? Unsettled Balance, the first rigorous and sustained analysis of security and ethic …

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The Changing Nature of Eco/Feminism

The Changing Nature of Eco/Feminism

Telling Stories from Clayoquot Sound
by Niamh Moore
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Twenty years after activists set up a peace camp blocking a logging road into an extensive area of temperate rainforest in Clayoquot Sound, that summer of protest still holds a prominent place in Canadian environmental discourse. Although the camp was said to be based on feminist or eco/feminist principles, insufficient attention has been paid to i …

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Tellings from Our Elders

Tellings from Our Elders

Lushootseed syeyehub, Volume 2: Tales from the Skagit Valley
by David Beck & Thom Hess
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Oral stories form a portal through which rich cultural and linguistic information is passed from generation to generation. Tellings from Our Elders, Volume 2, presents stories in the Skagit Valley dialects of Lushootseed, the language of the indigenous people of the southern and eastern shores of Puget Sound. Transcribed from recordings made of the …

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Putting the State on Trial

Putting the State on Trial

The Policing of Protest during the G20 Summit
edited by Margaret E. Beare; Nathalie Des Rosiers & Abigail C. Deshman
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When the G20 Summit was held in Toronto in 2010, people were shocked to see Canadian police officers acting in ways that appeared foreign and frightening. The riot gear, surveillance, mass arrests, and physical abuse of citizens were all indicative of an out-of-control policing operation. The conflict sparked widespread outrage and calls for a publ …

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Beyond Testimony and Trauma

Beyond Testimony and Trauma

Oral History in the Aftermath of Mass Violence
edited by Steven High
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Survivors of terrible events are often portrayed as unsung heroes or tragic victims but rarely as complex human beings whose lives extend beyond the stories they have told. The contributors to Beyond Testimony and Trauma consider other ways to engage with survivors and their accounts based on valuable insights gained from their work on long-term or …

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Fighting for Votes

Fighting for Votes

Parties, the Media, and Voters in an Ontario Election
by William P. Cross; Jonathan Malloy; Tamara A. Small & Laura B. Stephenson
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Elections are not just about who casts ballots – they reflect the citizens, parties, media, and history of an electorate. Fighting for Votes examines how these factors interacted during a recent Ontario election. Drawing on a wealth of sources, the authors ask three questions: How do parties position themselves to appeal to voters? How is informa …

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Resettling the Range

Resettling the Range

Animals, Ecologies, and Human Communities in British Columbia
by John Thistle
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The ranchers who resettled British Columbia’s interior in the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries depended on grassland for their cattle, but in this they faced some unlikely competition from grasshoppers and wild horses. With the help of the government, settlers resolved to rid the range of both. Resettling the Range explores the ecolo …

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French Canadians, Furs, and Indigenous Women in the Making of the Pacific Northwest

French Canadians, Furs, and Indigenous Women in the Making of the Pacific Northwest

by Jean Barman
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Jean Barman rewrites the history of the Pacific Northwest from the perspective of the French Canadians involved in the fur economy, the Indigenous women whose presence in their lives encouraged them to stay, and their descendants. For half a century, French Canadians were the region’s largest group of newcomers, facilitating early overland crossi …

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