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.
Featured in this edition are a review of the crucial Quebec provincial election in which the Parti quebecois went down to decisive defeat on a platform of independence, an overview of Canada's reponse to the Chilean coup, and an outline of government attempts to deal with the growing inflation and with the oil shortage.
In addtion to being concise and completely 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.