Since its revival in 1960, the Canadian Annual Review has grown steadily in size, a reflection of the widening dimensions of Canadian public life. This growth has brought problems, particularly in view of rapidly escalating production costs. As a result this volume is devoted only on politics and public affairs.
The Canadian Annual Review has become an indispensable reference book for those concerned directly or indirectly with Canadian public affairs. It is not only a concise, convenient record of the year but a responsible appraisal of important developments compiled by a corps of Canadian scholars and experts, writing under the direction of an outstanding Canadian historian and political commentator.
In addtion to being authoritative, the Canadian Annual Review is eminently readable. The articles can be read consecutively for interest and instruction, or they can be spot read with ease to locate particular information. A superb index greatly enhances the value of this important reference book, for it is the only index to the history of the time.