Category: Canada


Academic Freedom in Conflict

Lorimer | April 1, 2014 | 368 pages
How governments, corporations, university administrators, and even students are seeking new limits on academic freedom in Canada and the U.S.  More Info

Whatever Happened to the Music Teacher?

McGill Queens Univ | March 1, 2014 |
An insightful account of the forces that shape Ottawa's expenditure budget and the relations between politicians and public servants.  More Info

Genuine Multiculturalism

McGill Queens Univ | December 1, 2013 | 496 pages
While many modern societies are noted for their diversity, the resulting challenge is to determine how citizens from different backgrounds and cultures can see themselves and each other as equals, and be treated equally. In Genuine Multiculturalism, Cecil Foster shows that a society's failure to... More Info

How Ottawa Spends, 2013-2014

McGill Queens Univ | September 1, 2013 | 328 pages
The 2013-14 edition of How Ottawa Spends critically examines national politics, priorities, and policies with a close lens on Stephen Harper's Conservative party during the middle of their first term as a majority. Contributors from across Canada examine the federal government and its not uncommon... More Info

Chase and Haven

Coach House Press | October 1, 2008 | 250 pages
"Haven is fiercely protective of her little brother, Chase, spiriting him away when their father's temper is about to flare again. She hides the bread so he'll have something to eat and she teaches him how to make himself invisible, how to read the signs. But when that's no longer enough to keep... More Info

Noble Gas, Penny Black

September 30, 2008 | 69 pages
Lucid accurate detail and music at every turn.Many of the poems in Noble Gas, Penny Black explore the subject of departure and arrival, an ongoing theme in David O'Meara's work. Travel-being between places, in stations and airports and unfamiliar cities-creates a psychological, emotional space rife... More Info

The Longer I'm Prime Minister: Stephen Harper and Canada, 2006-

Random House of Canada Limited | October 22, 2013 | 400 pages
Stephen Harper is on his way to becoming one of Canada's most significant prime ministers. He has already been in power longer than Pearson and Diefenbaker. By the end of this majority term, he'll have caught up to Brian Mulroney. And with that majority in hand, he's been moving more boldly to... More Info

The Forgotten

October 15, 2013 | 400 pages
Unforgettable tales of heroism, bravery and escape—the remarkable true stories of Canadian soldiers and civilians lost behind enemy lines in the Second World War The Forgotten tells the story of the more than 10,000 Canadian servicemen, merchant mariners and civilians whose war ended in... More Info

50 Canadians Who Changed the World

Phyllis Bruce Books | September 10, 2013 | 432 pages
Amazing people who have built our present and are shaping our tomorrow Using the successful format of How the Scots Invented Canada, Ken McGoogan takes the reader on a compelling journey throughthe lives of fifty accomplished Canadians born in the 20th century who have changed—and often continue... More Info

Lives of the Family

Random House Canada | October 8, 2013 | 256 pages
International bestselling author of The Concubine's Children, Denise Chong returns to the subject of her most beloved book, the lives and times of Canada's early Chinese families. In 2011, Denise Chong set out to collect the history of the earliest Chinese settlers in and around Ottawa, who made... More Info

Making National News

September 30, 2013 | 416 pages
For almost a century, Canadian newspapers, radio and television stations, and now internet news sites have depended on the Canadian Press news agency for most of their Canadian (and, through its international alliances) foreign news. This book provides the first-ever scholarly history of CP, as... More Info

The Massey Murder

Phyllis Bruce Books | September 6, 2013 | 352 pages
A scandalous crime, a sensational trial, a surprise verdict—the true story of Carrie Davies, the maid who shot a Massey In February 1915, a member of one of Canada’s wealthiest families was shot and killed on the front porch of his home in Toronto as he was returning from work. Carrie Davies,... More Info

Canada's Forgotten Slaves

October 29, 2012 | 398 pages
This groundbreaking history documents the roots of slavery in everyday colonial Canada and the extreme measures taken by subsequent generations to eradicate any record of their presence. Beginning with the French regime in colonial Canada 1629, noted historian Marcel Trudel examines the roots of... More Info

Seeing Reds

Arsenal Pulp PressLtd | May 10, 2011 | 280 pages
A turbulent and controversial period in Canada’s history with ramifications for today’s war on terror.  More Info

Archibald Lampman

May 1, 2013 | 408 pages
How Archibald Lampman articulated the Canadian response to nature and introduced radical politics into the nation's literary salon.  More Info

Parties, Elections, and the Future of Canadian Politics

University of British Columbia Press | July 1, 2013 | 364 pages
On 2 May 2011, Canadians watched as the Stephen Harper Conservatives won their first majority government, ending a string of minority governments. Jack Layton led the NDP to its best performance ever, becoming the Official Opposition for the first time in the party's history, and Michael Ignatieff... More Info

Darwin's Bastards

Douglas & McIntyre Ltd | April 27, 2010 | 453 pages
Social satire, fabulist tales and darkly humorous dystopian visions by some of Canada's most adventurous and distinguished writers. The 23 stories in Darwin's Bastards take us on a twisted, wild ride into some future times and parallel universes where characters as diverse as a dead boy, a... More Info

O-bon in Chimunescu

arsenal pulp press | January 1, 1996 | 287 pages
O-Bon in Chimunesu: A Community Remembered is a moving tribute to a community of Japanese-Canadians and the way they lived their lives. Prior to the Second World War, when Canada's official policy of internment changed the lives of Japanese-Canadians forever, the Vancouver Island town of Chemainus... More Info

Ghost Pine

Invisible Pub | April 15, 2010 | 225 pages
Ghost Pine: All Stories True offers thirteen years worth of sparkling true stories from the life of author Jeff Miller, compiling the best of his long-running zine. From his youth in suburban Ottawa in the late 1990s, to travels across Canada and North America and his current home in Montreal,... More Info

Reconciling Canada

February 3, 2013 | 576 pages
In this volume, leading scholars in the humanities and social sciences relate contemporary political and social efforts to redress wrongs to the fraught history of government relations with Aboriginal and diasporic populations.  More Info

The Beothuk Saga

M&S | September 6, 2001 | 352 pages
This astounding novel fully deserves to be called a saga. It begins a thousand years ago in the time of the Vikings in Newfoundland. It is crammed with incidents of war and peace, with fights to the death and long nights of lovemaking, and with accounts of the rise of local clan chiefs and the... More Info

Passage to Promise Land

April 1, 2013 | 272 pages
How the Chinese community became an indispensable part of multicultural Canada.  More Info

Saving the CBC

April 5, 2013 | 80 pages
The CBC is already crippled by decades of draconian budget cutting by a succession of unsympathetic federal governments. It now faces a new fiscal crisis—one that signals the end of public broadcasting as we know it in Canada. We have less than two years to find a way to save CBC/Radio-Canada,... More Info

Discipline, Devotion, and Dissent

Wilfrid Laurier Univ. Press | December 1, 2012 | 350 pages
The education provided by Canada's faith-based schools is a subject of public, political, and scholarly controversy. As the population becomes more religiously diverse, the continued establishment and support of faith-based schools has reignited debates about whether they should be funded publicly... More Info

Free Expression in Canad

Bytech Services | May 1, 2012 | 458 pages
Robert Martin shines the spotlight of truth on the dismal state of free speech in Canada. With impeccable research and a clear, conversational tone, Robert provides devastating commentary on the absurdity of political correctness and post-modern liberalism.  More Info

Losing Control

Between the Lines(CA) | May 15, 2010 | 300 pages
One of the first books to examine social conservatism in Canada, from a long-time activist  More Info

Defiant Spirits

Douglas & McIntyre | October 11, 2011 | 492 pages
Recounts the story of the Group of Seven, Canadian painters who wanted to create an art movement based on the country's landscape, including the group's first meeting, the obstacles they faced from the local art community, disbandment, and legacy.  More Info

Manuel Populaire de la Citoyenneté

Arbeiter Ring Pub | November 30, 2012 | 80 pages
En 2009, le gouvernement conservateur de Stephen Harper a modifié le guide officiel de la citoyenneté remis à tous les nouveaux immigrants. La nouvelle version fait une plus grande place à l'histoire militaire et présente beaucoup d'information sur la monarchie, mais fait très peu état de... More Info

Unhealthy times

Oxford University Press, USA | March 15, 2001 | 254 pages
This unique work assembles in a readily accessible format an enormous amount of research in the areas of health and health care, within a broadly defined political economy framework. Divided into three sections, it covers homecare, globalization, and the comparisons between the Canadian system and... More Info

Nation Maker

Random House Digital, Inc. | August 21, 2012 | 728 pages
#1 NATIONAL BESTSELLER An exciting story, passionately told and rich in detail, this major biography is the second volume of the bestselling, award-winningJohn A: The Man Who Made Us, by well-known journalist and highly respected author Richard Gwyn. John A. Macdonald, Canada's first and most... More Info

Fight The Right

Random House Digital, Inc. | October 2, 2012 | 277 pages
Everywhere you look, these days, Conservatives are winning elections. No matter where you look, the story is the same: white, angry men on the Right are winning power. The Left, meanwhile, is divided and dispirited, and rapidly losing ground. Fight the Right is a handbook on how to survive the... More Info

When the Gods Changed

Vintage Books Canada | September 25, 2012 | 320 pages
The May 2, 2011 federal election turned Canadian governance upside down and inside out. In his newest and possibly most controversial book, Peter C. Newman argues that the Harper majority will alter Canada so much that we may have to change the country's name. But the most lasting impact of the... More Info

101 Letters to a Prime Minister

Vintage Books Canada | October 30, 2012 | 448 pages
From the mailbox of the Prime Minister's Office to your bookshelf, a list of more than 100 books that every Canadian should read. This largely one-sided correspondence from the "loneliest book club in the world" is a compendium for bibliophiles and those who follow the Canadian political scene.... More Info

Imagining Canada

Random House Digital, Inc. | October 30, 2012 | 240 pages
Sophisticated and well-curated, this photographic tour through Canada's history documents the nation's evolution over more than a century, as seen through the lens of photographers from The New York Times. The book compiles more than 100 iconic, momentous and inspiring images of Canada and includes... More Info

A Nation Worth Ranting About

Random House Digital, Inc. | September 18, 2012 | 246 pages
An all-new collection of furiously funny rants from the most recent seasons of the Rick Mercer Report plus three brilliantly written, previously unpublished pieces by Rick. Illustrated throughout with photos and snatches of dialogue from Rick's encounters and exploits across Canada.  More Info

A Concise History of Canada

March 31, 2012 | 312 pages
Margaret Conrad's history of Canada begins with a challenge to its readers. What is Canada? What makes up this diverse, complex, and often contested nation-state? What was its founding moment? And who are its people? Drawing on her many years of experience as a scholar, writer, and teacher of... More Info

My Canada Includes Foie Gras

Viking Canada | October 9, 2012 | 240 pages
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Omar Khadr, Oh Canada

McGill Queens Univ | May 28, 2012 | 400 pages
In Omar Khadr, Oh Canada, over thirty contributors analyze Khadr's background, his incarceration, the actions of Canadian authorities, and the implications raised by his legal case. This multi-genre book includes essays, articles, poems, a play, extended excerpts from the documentary film You Don't... More Info

The Woman Who Mapped Labrador

McGill Queens Univ | May 28, 2012 | 544 pages
The definitive Hubbard, combining her previously unpublished diary, a full biography, and new maps that break down her daring canoe trip day by day.  More Info

Canada Among Nations, 2011-2012

McGill Queens Univ | January 28, 2012 | 224 pages
In the decade following the signing of the North American Free Trade Agreement, economic and political relations between Canada and Mexico have expanded significantly. Today, Canada and Mexico are each other's third largest trading partners and, outside of the United States, Mexico is the second... More Info

Canada and the Idea of North

McGill Queens University Press | May 1, 2007 | 344 pages
A comprehensive overview of the role of the idea of North in Canadian thought, art, and popular culture.  More Info

Sites of Governance

McGill Queens Univ | June 28, 2012 | 424 pages
Focusing on diverse policy fields including emergency planning, image-building, immigrant settlement, infrastructure, federal property, and urban Aboriginal policy, Sites of Governance presents detailed studies of the largest city in each of Canada's provinces. Drawing on extensive documentary... More Info

Refereeing Identity

McGill Queens Univ | April 28, 2012 | 328 pages
In Refereeing Identity, Michael Buma examines the ways in which the hockey novel genre attempts to reassure readers that "threatened" traditional Canadian and masculine identities still thrive on the ice. In a period of perceived crisis and flux, hockey novels offer readers the comforting... More Info

The Sweet Sixteen

McGill Queens Univ | April 1, 2012 | 224 pages
How a train ride to the St. Louis World's Fair in 1904 revolutionized the journalism field for women.  More Info

The Goon

April 25, 2014 | 153 pages
Jerrod Edson Oberon 2010 Paperback, 160 pages 9780778013587 Jerrod Edson has written a hockey book with a difference.  More Info

Inside the Ndp War Room

McGill Queens Univ | November 1, 2012 | 200 pages
A first-hand account of how decisions to represent political parties are made.  More Info


McGill Queens Univ | August 14, 2012 | 479 pages
The life and loves of Norman Bethune - Canadian doctor and activist and battlefield surgeon in China during the Japanese invasion of the 1930s.  More Info

Cartographies of Violence

October 16, 2012 | 432 pages
In 1942, the federal government expelled more than 22,000 Japanese Canadians from their homes in British Columbia. From 1942 to 1949, they were dispossessed, sent to incarceration sites, and dispersed across Canada. Over 4,000 were deported to Japan. Cartographies of Violenceanalyses the effects of... More Info

Progressive heritage

Wilfrid Laurier Univ Pr | April 1, 2002 | 322 pages
Most critics and literary historians have ignored Marxist-inspired creative literature in Canada, or dismissed it as an ephemeral phenomenon of the 1930s. Research reveals, however, that from the 1920s onward Canadian creative writers influenced by Marxist ideas have produced a quantitatively... More Info

Working the Dead Beat

House of Anansi | September 29, 2012 | 448 pages
Globe and Mailcolumnist Sandra Martin honours the lives of Canada's famous, infamous, and unsung heroes in this unique collection of obituaries of the first decade of the twenty-first century. Here are Canadian icons such as Prime Minister Pierre Trudeau, economist John Kenneth Galbraith, social... More Info