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The Canadian Century

Moving Out of America's Shadow

by (author) Brian Lee Crowley, Jason Clemens & Niels Veldhuis

Key Porter Books
Initial publish date
May 2010
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    Publish Date
    Apr 2011
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    Publish Date
    May 2010
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For years Canada has lived in the shadow of the United States. No more. As the authors argue, while the United States was busy precipitating a global economic disaster, Canada was on a path that could lead it into an era of unprecedented prosperity. It won’t be easy. We must be prepared to follow through on reforms enacted and complete the work already begun. If so, Canada will become the country that Laurier foretold, a land of work for all who want it, of opportunity, investment, innovation and prosperity. Laurier said that the twentieth century belonged to Canada. He was absolutely right; he was merely off by 100 years.

About the authors

BRIAN LEE CROWLEY is founder and managing director of the Macdonald-Laurier Institute in Ottawa and also founded the Atlantic Institute for Market Studies in Halifax. He has appeared numerous times on the list of 100 most influential people in Ottawa, is a frequent commentator on public policy in print and electronic and social media and served on the Editorial Board of the Globe and Mail. He is the author or co-author of two Canadian national bestsellers: Fearful Symmetry: The Fall and Rise of Canada’s Founding Values and The Canadian Century: Moving Out of America’s Shadow.


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JASON CLEMENS is the director of research and strategic development at the Pacific Research Institute in San Francisco, where he specializes in fiscal policy. His articles regularly appear in Canada and the United States, including The Globe and Mail, the Financial Post, the Washington Post and The Wall Street Journal. He lives in San Francisco.

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NIELS VELDHUIS is an author as well as director of fiscal studies and senior economist at The Fraser Institute. He also writes a bi-weekly column for the National Post and appears regularly on radio and television programs across the country.

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  • Unknown, <p>His last book</p><p><em>Fearful Symmetry</em></p><p>was a national bestseller</p>

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