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Parenting Your Parents

Parenting Your Parents

Support Strategies for Meeting the Challenge of Aging in the Family: Second Edition, Revised and Expanded
by Bart J. Mindszenthy & Michael Gordon
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When our parents reach a certain age and have difficulty coping, we find ourselves wondering how to provide them with the kind of love, care, support, and attention they need - just as they have done for us all our lives. Parenting Your Parents shows, through case studies, that you are not alone and offers advice to help you along this difficult bu …

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A Really Good Brown Girl

A Really Good Brown Girl

by Marilyn Dumont, introduction by Lee Maracle
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On the occasion of the press’s 40th anniversary, Brick Books is proud to present the fourth of six new editions of classic books from our back catalogue. This edition of A Really Good Brown Girl features a new Introduction by Lee Maracle, a new Afterword by the author and a new cover and design by the renowned typographer Robert Bringhurst.

First …

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The Vicinity

The Vicinity

by David O'Meara
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Winner of the 2004 Archibald Lampman Award (National Capital Region -- Ottawa) and shortlisted for the 2004 Trillium Book Award for Poetry and the 2004 ReLit Awards

In The Vicinity David O'Meara gives us a new kind of cityscape, one that brings its unseen, and usually unsung, materials to the foreground. Brick, concrete (that "not-so-silver screen / …

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The Grey Islands

The Grey Islands

by John Steffler
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Since its first publication in 1985, The Grey Islands has become a classic of Canadian wilderness writing to set beside the works of Thoreau, Annie Dillard and Aldo Leopold. Using a broad range of forms and styles – lyric, anecdote, field notes, documents and pseudo-documents, ghost story, tall tale – Steffler relates the story of one man’s p …

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Letters From A Long Illness With The World

Letters From A Long Illness With The World

The D.H. Lawrence Poems
by Barry Dempster
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Tuning a fine ear to Lawrence’s letters from 1906 until his death in 1930, Barry Dempster’s poems uncover the man within the myth and give voice to Lawrence’s passionate mortality. Dempster’s act is one of imagination and homage, a kind of lyrical readership which traces the life-and-death line in a great writer’s life, with its constant …

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Courageous

Courageous

by Michael Healey
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A play in two acts, Healey introduces two sets of characters. In the first, a lawyer and his partner seek a civil ceremony, but are stopped when the officiant won’t perform a homosexual marriage because tenets of his religious beliefs won’t allow it. But tensions only mount when they learn that the officiant himself is openly gay. In the second …

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UBUNTU

UBUNTU

The Cape Town Project
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Two stories run together as both Jabba and his father, Philani, seek to find their footing far from the lives they know. A collective collaboration, Ubuntu is a play in which humanity and cross-cultural barriers are revealed through the play's text and rich imagery. The play is written in beautiful and unique prose, the result of a series of worksh …

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Missing

Missing

by Florence Gibson MacDonald
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Evelyn McMillan has vanished without a trace. Wife and mother of three from a Southern Ontario farming community, her disappearance sparks not only a police investigation, but also the imaginations of the local townsfolk. Detective Carol Seaforth’s inquiries bring her closer to Evelyn’s husband Trevor, but farther away from her own marriage. In …

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The Crackwalker

The Crackwalker

by Judith Thompson
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Teresa is sexy, seductive, and mentally challenged. Worshipped by her boyfriend, she turns tricks at $5, is addicted to Tim Hortons' doughnuts, lies without thinking, and overflows with endless kindness, but she continues to hold on to her limitless innocence. The Crackwalker captures the music, the dialect, and the unpretty realities of the inner …

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Love Outlandish

Love Outlandish

by Barry Dempster
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A love affair chronicled--from obsession to heartbreak, foolhardiness to faith. In Love Outlandish, Barry Dempster undoes all the clichés that have barnacled our love lives and, with the zest and courage typical of his work, explores their torrents and eddies afresh. As in his previous books, Dempster responds to D.H. Lawrence's plea that we shoul …

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Hard Light

Hard Light

by Michael Crummey
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In Hard Light Michael Crummey retells and reinvents his father’s stories of outport Newfoundland and the Labrador fishery of a half century ago. Speaking through generations of storytellers, he conjures a world of hard toil and heavy weather, shot through with stoicism, grim humour, endurance, and love. This is writing that is supple and charged …

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Queens of the Ice

Queens of the Ice

They were fast, they were fierce, they were teenage girls
by Carly Adams
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In 1931, a group of ten teenage girls from Preston (present-day Cambridge), Ontario, enlisted the help of the top women's sport journalists of the era, and the Preston Rivulettes hockey team was born. Within a decade the team became so good that no other team would dare to play against them. Yet the struggles these young women faced are ones that w …

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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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Reading age: 9 to 11
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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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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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God and Argument - Dieu et l'argumentation philosophique

God and Argument - Dieu et l'argumentation philosophique

edited by William Sweet
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Given the challenge of anti-realism, anti-foundationalism, and post-modernism, is rational argument concerning religious belief still possible? This collection provides a broad range of perspective on the contemporary discussion of the place of argument in philosophical discussion on God and, more generally on religious belief.

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Translating Canada

Translating Canada

edited by Luise von Flotow & Reingard M. Nischik
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In the last thirty years of the twentieth century, Canadian federal governments offered varying degrees of support for literary and other artistic endeavour. A corollary of this patronage of culture at home was an effort to make the resulting works available for audiences elsewhere in the world. Current developments in the study of translation and …

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The End of Iceland's Innocence

The End of Iceland's Innocence

The Image of Iceland in the Foreign Media during the Financial Crisis
by Daniel Chartier
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In the space of a few days, one of the world’s richest and most egalitarian nations, Iceland, toppled into financial chaos and sunk into an economic, ethical, moral and identity crisis. The vast empire built by Iceland’s young entrepreneurs, the “new Vikings”—who had propelled the country to the top of wealth, equality and happiness chart …

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The Chevalier de Montmagny

The Chevalier de Montmagny

First Governor of New France
by Jean-Claude Dube, translated by Elizabeth Rapley
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In The Chevalier de Montmagny, Jean-Claude Dubé documents the extraordinary career of Charles Huault de Montmagny, first governor of the colony of New France. Born in Paris in 1601, and educated by the Jesuits, Montmagny studied law at the Université d'Orléans, joined the Order of Malta, and enjoyed a colourful career as a Hospitalier privateer …

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Lexicography, Terminology, and Translation

Lexicography, Terminology, and Translation

Text-based Studies in Honour of Ingrid Meyer
edited by Lynne Bowker
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This volume in honour of Ingrid Meyer is a tribute to her work in the interrelated fields of lexicography, terminology and translation. One key thing shared by these fields is that they all deal with text. Accordingly, the essays in this collection are united by the fact that they too are all "text-based" in some way. In the majority of essays, ele …

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The Diary of Abraham Ulrikab

The Diary of Abraham Ulrikab

Text and Context
edited by Hartmut Lutz, foreword by Alootook Ipellie, by (photographer) Hans-Ludwig Blohm
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In August 1880, businessman Adrian Jakobsen convinced eight Inuit men, women, and children from Hebron and Nakvak, Labrador to accompany him to Europe to be "exhibited" in zoos and Völkerschauen (ethnographic shows). Abraham, Maria, Noggasak, Paingo, Sara, Terrianiak, Tobias, and Ulrike agreed, partly for the money and partly out of curiosity to s …

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Waste Heritage

Waste Heritage

A Novel
by Irene Baird, edited by Colin Hill
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A new critical edition of the acknowledged best Canadian novel of the 1930s. Irene Baird’s Waste Heritage is a groundbreaking work of Canadian fiction based on the dramatic and violent labour disputes that took place in British Columbia in 1938. The story follows the progress of two friends, Matt Striker, a 23-year-old from Saskatchewan, and his …

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Language Testing Reconsidered

Language Testing Reconsidered

edited by Janna Fox; Mari Wesche; Doreen Bayliss; Liying Cheng; Carolyn E. Turner & Christine Doe
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Language Testing Reconsidered provides a critical update on major issues that have engaged the field of language testing since its inception. Anyone who is working in, studying or teaching language testing should have a copy of this book. The information, discussions, and reflections offered within the volume address major developments within the f …

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The Canadian Distinctiveness into the XXIst Century - La distinction canadienne au tournant du XXIe siècle

The Canadian Distinctiveness into the XXIst Century - La distinction canadienne au tournant du XXIe siècle

edited by Chad Gaffield & Karen Gould
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In this collection of essays some of Canada's foremost writers and thinkers, including John Ralston Saul and Margaret Atwood, call for equilibrium among economics, culture, and technological change. While promoting the dynamism and change possible in Canadian society, they also call for a re-examination of Canada's past in order to chart its future …

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Governance Through Social Learning

Governance Through Social Learning

by Gilles Paquet
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Governance connotes the way an organization, an economy, or a social system co-ordinates and steers itself. Some insist that governing is strictly a top-down process guided by authority and coercion, while others emphasize that it emerges bottom-up through the workings of the free market. This book rejects these simplistic views in favour of a more …

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Computer-Aided Translation Technology

Computer-Aided Translation Technology

A Practical Introduction
by Lynne Bowker
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Lynne Bowker introduces the world of technology to the world of translation in this unique book, the first of its kind. Bowker reveals the role of technology in translation and how to use this ever developing tool.

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Northrop Frye

Northrop Frye

New Directions from Old
edited by David Rampton
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More than fifty years after the publication of Anatomy of Criticism, Northrop Frye remains one of Canada's most influential intellectuals. This reappraisal reasserts the relevance of his work to the study of literature and illuminates its fruitful intersection with a variety of other fields, including film, cultural studies, linguistics, and femini …

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Philosophical Apprenticeships

Philosophical Apprenticeships

Contemporary Continental Philosophy in Canada
edited by Jay Lampert & Jason Robinson
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Philosophical Apprenticeships gathers fresh and innovative essays written by the next generation of Canada's philosophers on the work of prominent Canadian philosophers currently researching topics in continental philosophy. The authors--doctoral students studying at Canadian universities--have studied with, worked with, or been deeply influenced b …

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Reality

Reality

Fundamental Topics is Metaphysics
by Peter Loptson
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In Reality: Fundamental Topics in Metaphysics, Peter Loptson argues for a conception of metaphysics as the most general or comprehensive method of inquiry. Working from a broadly analytic and naturalist perspective, he confronts positions that claim metaphysics to be impossible, as advanced in ancient, Kantian, post-Kantian, and contemporary phil …

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Gender and Modernity in Central Europe

Gender and Modernity in Central Europe

The Austro-Hungarian Monarchy and Its Legacy
edited by Agatha Schwartz
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At the end of the nineteenth century, Austro-Hungarian society was undergoing a significant re-evaluation of gender roles and identities. Debates on these issues revealed deep anxieties within the multi-ethnic empire that did not resolve themselves with its dissolution in 1918. Concepts of gender and modernity as defined by the Habsburg Monarchy we …

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Modernité en transit - Modernity in Transit

Modernité en transit - Modernity in Transit

edited by Richard Dube; Pascal Gin; Walter Moser & Alvaro Pires
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In 1979, Jean-François Lyotard sketched out the postmodern condition, announcing the demise of modernity. However, modernity perseveres, reinventing itself within shifting temporal contexts. As such, it is particularly relevant for us, as ‘latecomers’, to reflect on this historical, cultural and social paradigm. This is the task undertaken by …

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Gilles Paquet

Gilles Paquet

Homo hereticus
edited by Caroline Andrew; Ruth Hubbard & Jeffrey Roy
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Cet ouvrage examine et remet en contexte les travaux de Gilles Paquet, économiste et historien qui tout au long de sa carrière a été un intellectuel public et un penseur d'une remarquable créativité. Celui qui se décrit lui-même comme un « homo hereticus » -- esprit critique ne craignant pas la controverse -- a exercé une grande influenc …

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Managing Diversity

Managing Diversity

Practices of Citizenship
edited by Linda Cardinal & Nicholas Brown
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Australia, Canada, and Ireland are all engaged in questions of multiculturalism and in the politics of recognition and reconciliation, the opportunities and pressures of geographic regionalism, shifts in political agendas associated with the impact of neo-liberalism, and moves to frame political agendas less at the macro-level of state intervention …

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The Black Hole of Public Administration

The Black Hole of Public Administration

by Ruth Hubbard & Gilles Paquet
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Public administration in Canada needs to change. A handful of scholars across Canada have been sounding the alarm for years but to no avail. Talented young bureaucrats have been joining the public service with fresh ideas capable of creating real change, but the black hole consumes all.

In The Black Hole of Public Administration, experienced public …

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Gomery's Blinders and Canadian Federalism

Gomery's Blinders and Canadian Federalism

by Ruth Hubbard & Gilles Paquet
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In 2004, Paul Martin asked Justice John Gomery to lead a public inquiry into potential misspending in the federal Sponsorship Program, a relatively small investment of taxpayers' money to try to convince Quebeckers of the benefits of Canadian federalism in the aftermath of the 1995 referendum on Quebec separation.

The Gomery inquiry chose to focus e …

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Kierkegaard's Romantic Legacy

Kierkegaard's Romantic Legacy

Two Theories of the Self
by Anoop Gupta
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In Kierkegaard's Romantic Legacy, Anoop Gupta develops an original theory of the self based on Kierkegaard's writings. Gupta proceeds by historical exegesis and considers several important ways of thinking about self outside of the natural sciences. His study moves theories of the self from theology toward sociology, from a God-relationship to a s …

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Building New Bridges - Bâtir de nouveaux ponts

Building New Bridges - Bâtir de nouveaux ponts

Sources, Methods and Interdisciplinarity - Sources, méthodes et interdisciplinarité
edited by Jeff Keshen & Sylvie Perrier
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Questions of methodology and the use of sources are fundamental to all academic disciplines. In recent years, this topic has become far more challenging as scholars are increasingly adopting an interdisciplinary approach to achieve richer and deeper analyses, particularly in the humanities and social sciences. Building New Bridges / Bâtir de nouve …

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The Way Ahead

The Way Ahead

Meeting Canada's Productivity Challenge
by Tom Brzustowski
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Canada is a prosperous country, but this prosperity is being stressed by demographics, pressures on the public purse, and low productivity growth. To maintain the nation's high quality of life, prosperity must increase while remaining sustainable. Combining Tom Brzustowski's extensive knowledge of government, industry, and academia, The Way Ahead, …

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The Race and Other Stories by Sinclair Ross

The Race and Other Stories by Sinclair Ross

by Sinclair Ross, edited by Lorraine McMullen
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Heralded as a prairie writer and best known for As For Me and My House and for his stories of the bleak dust bowl Prairies of the Great Depression, Sinclair Ross has also written of urban life and, briefly, of army life, as the stories in this collection demonstrate.
The Race and Other Stories includes previously uncollected short stories and a …

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Forest and Other Gleanings

Forest and Other Gleanings

The Fugitive Writings of Catharine Parr Traill
by Catherine Parr Traill, edited by Michael Peterman & Carl Ballstadt
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Forest and other Gleanings reclaims for the contemporary reader a number of stories and sketches written by Catharine Parr Traill after her emigration to Canada in 1832. While most pieces collected here appeared in magazines in Britain, the United States, and Canada, a few have been drawn from archival holdings and make their first appearance here. …

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The Case for Centralized Federalism

The Case for Centralized Federalism

edited by Gordon DiGiacomo & Maryantonett Flumian
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The Case for Centralized Federalism and its sister volume The Case for Decentralized 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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Philosophical Theory and the Universal Declaration of Human Rights

Philosophical Theory and the Universal Declaration of Human Rights

edited by William Sweet
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Philosophical Theory and the Universal Declaration of Human Rights examines the relations and interrelations among theoretical and practical analyses of human rights. Edited by William Sweet, this volume draws on the works of philosophers, political theorists and those involved in the implementation of human rights. The essays, although diverse in …

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Colonial Systems of Control

Colonial Systems of Control

Criminal Justice in Nigeria
edited by Viviane Saleh-Hanna, contributions by Chris Affor; Uju Agomoh; Biko Agozino; Clever Akporherhe; Sylvester Monday Anagaba; O. Oko Elechi; Osa Eribo; Mechthild Nagel; Igho Odibo; Julia Sudbury; Chukwuma Ume & Unyierie Idem
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A pioneering book on prisons in West Africa, Colonial Systems of Control: Criminal Justice in Nigeria is the first comprehensive presentation of life inside a West African prison. Chapters by prisoners inside Kirikiri maximum security prison in Lagos, Nigeria are published alongside chapters by scholars and activists. While prisoners document the …

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The Wrong World

The Wrong World

Selected Stories and Essays of Bertram Brooker
by Bertram Brooker, edited by Gregory Betts
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Bertram Brooker won the country's first Governor General's Award for literature in 1936 for his novel Think of the Earth, and his explosive, experimental paintings hang in every major gallery in the country. He was Canada's first multidisciplinary avantgardist, successfully experimenting in literature, visual arts, film, and theatre. Brooker broug …

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The Ivory Thought

The Ivory Thought

Essays on Al Purdy
edited by Gerald Lynch; Shoshannah Ganz & Josephene Kealey
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If one poet can be said to be the Canadian poet, that poet is Al Purdy (1918–2000). Numerous eminent scholars and writers have attested to this pre-eminent status. George Bowering described him as “the world’s most Canadian poet” (1970), while Sam Solecki titled his book-length study of Purdy The Last Canadian Poet (1999). In The Ivory Thou …

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The Evolving Physiology of Government

The Evolving Physiology of Government

Canadian Public Administration in Transition
edited by O.P. Dwivedi; Tim A. Mau & Byron M. Sheldrick
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Canadian public administration has provided a rich ground for examining the changing nature of the state. Currents of political change have rippled through the administration of the public sector, often producing significant alterations in our understanding of how best to organize and administer public services. This volume brings together some of …

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