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Business & Economics Economic Development

Canada's Energy Crisis

by (author) James Laxer

Publisher
James Lorimer & Company Ltd., Publishers
Initial publish date
Jan 1974
Category
Economic Development
  • Hardback

    ISBN
    9780888620880
    Publish Date
    Jan 1974
    List Price
    $45.00
  • Paperback / softback

    ISBN
    9780888620873
    Publish Date
    Jan 1974
    List Price
    $14.95

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Written at the height of the OPEC oil crisis of the 1970s, Canada's Energy Crisis brings into focus issues that remain relevant to Canada's national and international politics today.
Framing the debate with a discussion of the United States' oil strategy as it relates to that country's national security, Laxer analyzes Canada's energy requirements, the state of its largely foreign-owned oil industry, the emergence of a continental energy policy and its implications for Federal-Provincial relations. Concluding with a discussion of the possibilities for development of Western oil sands projects and Northern oil pipelines, Laxer suggests an alternative energy and industrial strategy for Canada, one that counters the continentalist orthodoxy.
Canada's Energy Crisis considers questions of economic development and national independence that remain relevant today.

About the author

James Laxer, a professor of political science at York University in Toronto, has a wealth of experience analyzing American society. His best-selling book, Stalking the Elephant: My Discovery of America was described by Pulitzer Prize-winning columnist for the Boston Globe David Shribman as "a book by a Canadian that can change the United States." The book was by published by the New Press in New York under the title Discovering America: Travels in the Land of Guns, God and Corporate Gurus. One of Canada’s leading political thinkers, Laxer is frequently consulted for commentary of current national and global issues by the media. He lives in Toronto.

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