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In the Name of the Father

In the Name of the Father

An Essay on Quebec Nationalism
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Winner of the 2001 Shaughnessy Cohen Prize for Political Writing.

 

Daniel Poliquin's mordant, polemical essay-novel created a storm upon its publication in Quebec in the fall of 2000. Not only did this Franco-Ontarian take on every sacred cow of Quebec nationalism, he did it in an outrageous and extremely witty manner. Poliquin has created two ficti …

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Bill Bennett

Bill Bennett

A Mandarin's View
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Bill Bennett is an eyewitness account of B.C. premier W.R. (Bill) Bennett's eleven years in power, from 1975 to 1986. Never seen as a populist or a great communicator, Bennett nevertheless won three elections in a row, a feat surpassed only by his father, W.A.C. Bennett, who won six. The younger Bennett also twice captured the highest percentage of …

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Paul Martin

Paul Martin

A Political Biography
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Published in 1998, Paul Martin examines the business and political record of one of Canada's preeminent public figures.

This book is an attempt to provide some insight into Paul Martin's background and record, his values and beliefs. Veteran journalists Robert Chodos, Rae Murphy, and Eric Hamovitch explore Martin's roots and his relation to the po …

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Tommy Douglas

Tommy Douglas

The Road to Jerusalem
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2004 marks the 100th anniversary of Tommy Douglas's birth, and the beginning of production of a CBC mini-series about his life

Tommy Douglas was a Baptist preacher who organized his church as a relief centre for the poor in the hungry 1930s and rose to become a political legend in Saskatchewan, winning five straight majority governments and transfor …

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Social and Political Philosophy

Social and Political Philosophy

Classic and Contemporary Readings
edited by Andrea Veltman
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Social and Political Philosophy: Classic and Contemporary Readings is a comprehensive reader that offers a carefully balanced perspective of modern-day social and political philosophy, and the ways in which classic thought has shaped it. Editor Andrea Veltman seamlessly integrates the work of contemporary philosophers, Canadian scholarship, and fem …

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Ivan Illich in Conversation

Ivan Illich in Conversation

The Testament of Ivan Illich
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For more than fifteen years, iconoclastic thinker Ivan Illich refused to be interviewed. Finally, in 1988, CBC's David Cayley persuaded Illich to record a conversation. This first interview led to additional sessoins that continued until 1992 and are now gathered in Ivan Illich in Conversation.

In these fascinating conversations, which range over a …

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Eugene Forsey, Canada's Maverick Sage

Eugene Forsey, Canada's Maverick Sage

Canada's Maverick Sage
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Eugene Forsey combined vision with protest and erudition with wit.

A legacy for the common good: Eugene Forsey’s wit and wisdom.

Feisty and erudite, Eugene Alfred Forsey (1904-1991) was an activist scholar, labour researcher, constitutional expert, and senator who fought all his life for the common good. His speeches, articles, and letters informe …

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The Little Book of Rob Ford

The Little Book of Rob Ford

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Watch out, Sarah Palin -- here comes Rob Ford! Love him or hate him, Rob Ford and his public (mis)statements are endlessly entertaining, often antagonizing, and always outrageous. For the first time ever, here are more than 100 of the best quips, quotes, jabs, and gaffes from one of Canada's most colourful and controversial politicians. Whether he …

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