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Political Science Civics & Citizenship


Islamophobia in the True North

by (author) Graeme Truelove

foreword by Ihsaan Gardee

Nightwood Editions
Initial publish date
Oct 2019
Civics & Citizenship, Canadian, Immigration
  • Paperback / softback

    Publish Date
    Oct 2019
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Un-Canadian: Islamophobia in the True North is a provocative warning to Canadians that the values they cherish are being eroded through a pattern of political, legal and social prejudice directed towards Muslims in Canada since September 11, 2001. Featuring never-before-published interviews with key politicians and journalists, influential Muslim leaders and ordinary Canadians who have suddenly found themselves thrust into what might become a full-fledged culture war, this book sounds the alarm about our politicians, our commitment to the rule of law and the changing value of our citizenship.

Spanning settings from dark prison cells in Guantanamo Bay and Syria to the gilded corridors of power on Parliament Hill, this book centres on fundamental notions of social cohesion and the value of Canadian citizenship—issues which continue to make headlines. Canadians who are worried about the direction our country is headed will consider this a must-read.

About the authors

Graeme Truelove is the author of the critically acclaimed biography Svend Robinson: A Life in Politics (New Star Books, 2013), which was shortlisted for the Roderick Haig-Brown Regional Prize and listed on the BC Bookworld Bestseller List. He was a contributing author of House of Commons Procedure and Practice, 2nd Edition (Éditions Yvon Blais, 2009), which was called “the most important book on the Hill” by Maclean’s. Truelove has worked for Frontier College as a literacy teacher in a remote Indigenous community and volunteered for the Ontario Public Interest Research Group, among other activist groups. He has worked on Parliament Hill since 2001. Truelove lives in Ottawa, ON.

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