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The Unexpected Louis St-Laurent

Politics and Policies for a Modern Canada

edited by Patrice Dutil

Publisher
UBC Press
Initial publish date
Nov 2020
Category
Canadian, Diplomacy, Political
  • eBook

    ISBN
    9780774864053
    Publish Date
    Nov 2020
    List Price
    $99.00
  • Hardback

    ISBN
    9780774864022
    Publish Date
    Nov 2020
    List Price
    $49.95
  • Paperback / softback

    ISBN
    9780774864039
    Publish Date
    Jul 2021
    List Price
    $39.95

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Description

Much of Canada’s modern identity emerged from the innovative social policies and ambitious foreign policy of Louis St-Laurent’s Liberal government. His extraordinarily creative administration made decisions that still resonate today: on health care, pensions, and housing; on infrastructure and intergovernmental issues; and, further afield, in developing Canada’s global middle-power role in global affairs and resolving the Suez Crisis. Yet St-Laurent remains an enigmatic figure. The Unexpected Louis St-Laurent fills a great void in Canadian political history, bringing together well-established and new scholars to investigate the far-reaching influence of a politician whose astute policies and bold resolve moved Canada into the modern era.

About the author

Patrice Dutil is professor of politics and public administration at Ryerson University. His publications include Canada 1911 and Devilâ??s Advocate. A frequent media commentator on Canadian affairs, he is the president of the Champlain Society and the founder of The Literary Review of Canada. He lives in Toronto.

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Editorial Reviews

With this superbly-executed, comprehensive book, [St-Laurent] now gets the tribute he would not have asked for — but nonetheless deserves.

Policy Magazine

"The Unexpected Louis St-Laurent is a fine volume, one of the few recent edited collections held together by more than the binding."

 

 

Literary Review of Canada

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