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Jamie Swift

Kingston writer Jamie Swift is the author of a dozen books, most recently The Vimy Trap, or How We Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Great War (with Ian McKay), finalist for the Shaughnessy Cohen Prize for Political Writing and the Canadian Historical Association Prize for the Best Scholarly Book in Canadian History. He has held the Michener Foundation fellowship for public service journalism and was a longtime documentary producer for CBC-Radio’s “Ideas.” In addition to the writing life, he is a social justice advocate. He taught “Critical Perspectives on Business” at the Smith School of Business, Queen’s University for many years.

Books by Jamie Swift

The Case for Basic Income

Freedom, Security, Justice

by (author) Jamie Swift & Elaine Power
foreword by Danielle Martin

Sick of the System

Why the COVID-19 recovery must be revolutionary

contributions by James T. Brophy, nicole marie burton, John Clarke, Anita Girvan, Harry Glasbeek, Hugh Goldring, Dallas Hunt, Andrew Jackson, Emma Jackson, El Jones, Margaret M. Keith, Gary Kinsman, Julie S. Lalonde, Wayne Lewchuk, Robyn Maynard, Jane E. McArthur, Alexander McClelland, Karen Messing, Justin Piché, Elaine Power, Gina Starblanket, Jamie Swift, Richard Swift, Kai Cheng Thom & Alberto Toscano

Warrior Nation

Rebranding Canada in an Age of Anxiety

by (author) Ian McKay & Jamie Swift

Persistent Poverty

Voices From the Margins

by (author) Brice Balmer, Mira Dineen & Jamie Swift


The Decline and Fall of Ontario’s Electric Empire

by (author) Jamie Swift & Keith Stewart


The Decline and Fall of Ontario’s Electric Empire

by (author) Jamie Swift & Keith Stewart

Walking the Union Walk

Stories From the Communications, Energy, and Paperworkers Union

by (author) Jamie Swift

Getting Started on Social Analysis in Canada, Fourth Edition

by (author) Jacqueline M. Davies, Jamie Swift, Robert Clarke & Michael Czerny

Civil Society in Question

by (author) Jamie Swift

Wheel of Fortune

Work and Life in the Age of Falling Expectations

by (author) Jamie Swift

Conflicts of Interest

Canada and the Third World

edited by Jamie Swift & Brian Tomlinson

Cut & Run

The Assault on Canada's Forests 

by (author) Jamie Swift

Cut and Run

The Assault on Canada’s Forests

by (author) Jamie Swift

The Big Nickel

Inco at Home and Abroad

by (author) Jamie Swift