Category: Canada

Human Rights in Canada

February 1, 2016 | 200 pages
This book shows how human rights became the primary language for social change in Canada and how a single decade became the locus for that emergence. The author argues that the 1970s was a critical moment in human rights history—one that transformed political culture, social movements, law, and... More Info

Canada's Residential Schools

McGill-Queen's Press - MQUP | December 9, 2015 | 392 pages
Between 1867 and 2000, the Canadian government sent over 150,000 Aboriginal children to residential schools across the country. Government officials and missionaries agreed that in order to "civilize and Christianize” Aboriginal children, it was necessary to separate them from their parents and... More Info

Canada's Residential Schools

McGill-Queen's Press - MQUP | December 9, 2015 | 978 pages
Between 1867 and 2000, the Canadian government sent over 150,000 Aboriginal children to residential schools across the country. Government officials and missionaries agreed that in order to "civilize and Christianize” Aboriginal children, it was necessary to separate them from their parents and... More Info

More Harm Than Good

July 1, 2016 | 170 pages
In More Harm Than Good, Carter, Boyd and MacPherson take a critical look at the current state of Canadian drug policy and raise key questions about the effects of Canada's increasing involvement in and commitment to the "war on drugs." A primer on Canadian drug policy, the analysis in More Harm... More Info

The Call of the World

UBC Press | April 1, 2016 | 456 pages
Bill Graham – Canada's minister of foreign affairs and minister of defense during the tumultuous years following 9/11 – takes us on a personal journey from his Vancouver childhood to important, behind-the-scenes moments in recent global history. With candour and wit, he recounts meetings with... More Info

Red Star Tattoo

Random House Canada | January 12, 2016 | 272 pages
From hardscrabble Milwaukee to dreamy Hawaii, from turbulent Montreal to free-spirited California, Red Star Tattoo is Sonja Larsen's unforgettable memoir of a young life spent on the move. By the age of 16, Sonja joins a cult-like communist organization in Brooklyn--unaware of the dark nature of... More Info

Canada's Residential Schools

McGill-Queen's Press - MQUP | December 9, 2015 | 296 pages
Between 1867 and 2000, the Canadian government sent over 150,000 Aboriginal children to residential schools across the country. Government officials and missionaries agreed that in order to "civilize and Christianize” Aboriginal children, it was necessary to separate them from their parents and... More Info

Canada's Residential Schools

McGill-Queen's Press - MQUP | December 9, 2015 | 272 pages
Between 1867 and 2000, the Canadian government sent over 150,000 Aboriginal children to residential schools across the country. Government officials and missionaries agreed that in order to "civilize and Christianize” Aboriginal children, it was necessary to separate them from their parents and... More Info

Canada's Residential Schools

McGill-Queen's Press - MQUP | December 9, 2015 | 88 pages
Between 1867 and 2000, the Canadian government sent over 150,000 Aboriginal children to residential schools across the country. Government officials and missionaries agreed that in order to "civilize and Christianize” Aboriginal children, it was necessary to separate them from their parents and... More Info

Canada's Residential Schools

McGill-Queen's Press - MQUP | December 9, 2015 | 266 pages
Between 1867 and 2000, the Canadian government sent over 150,000 Aboriginal children to residential schools across the country. Government officials and missionaries agreed that in order to "civilize and Christianize” Aboriginal children, it was necessary to separate them from their parents and... More Info

Canada's Residential Schools

McGill-Queen's Press - MQUP | December 9, 2015 | 824 pages
Between 1867 and 2000, the Canadian government sent over 150,000 Aboriginal children to residential schools across the country. Government officials and missionaries agreed that in order to "civilize and Christianize” Aboriginal children, it was necessary to separate them from their parents and... More Info

The Killing Game

Patrick Crean Editions | March 8, 2016 | 288 pages
On January 21, 2015, a pro-ISIS Twitter account reported that John Maguire, a 23-year-old university drop-out from the Ottawa Valley town of Kemptville, had been killed fighting Kurds in the Syrian city of Kobani. A few weeks before, Maguire had starred in a YouTube video threatening Canada for... More Info

The Great Northern Canada Bucket List

Dundurn | March 2, 2016 | 160 pages
From Robin Esrock, author of The Great Canadian Bucket List, comes a look at the best that northern Canada has to offer. Having travelled to over one hundred countries on six continents, international travel guru and bestselling author Robin Esrock turns his attention to Canada’s three northern... More Info

Statistics for Social Justice

October 1, 2015 | 176 pages
In Statistics for Social Justice: A Structural Perspective, van de Sande and Byvelds argue that social work research, including statistics, should be taught from a structural perspective and should follow anti-oppressive principles, which view the problems experienced by people as rooted in the... More Info

The Changing Voice of the Anti-Abortion Movement

November 30, 2015 | 448 pages
In The Changing Voice of the Anti-Abortion Movement, Paul Saurette and Kelly Gordon suggest that anti-abortion activism increasingly presents itself as "pro-women," employing rhetorical tactics to present the anti-abortion position as more feminist than pro-choice feminism.  More Info
$48.99

Anthologizing Canadian Literature

Wilfrid Laurier University Press | March 31, 2015 | 400 pages
The first collection of critical essays devoted to the study of English-Canadian literary anthologies brings together the work of thirteen prominent critics to investigate anthology formation in Canada and answer these key questions: Why are there so many literary anthologies in Canada, and how can... More Info
$19.95

Tragedy in the Commons

Vintage | March 3, 2015 | 288 pages
The founders of influential think tank Samara ask former members of Parliament what has gone wrong with our democracy, and how it can be fixed. Talk to any Canadian about politics and you'll hear little but frustration and bewilderment. Canadians don't see their politicians working for them; all... More Info

Canada in Africa

Fernwood Publishing | April 30, 2015 | 280 pages
Yves Engler continues his groundbreaking analyses of past and present Canadian foreign policy. The author of The Black Book of Canadian Foreign Policy, and other works that challenge the myth of Canadian benevolence, documents Canadian involvement in the transatlantic slave trade, the "scramble for... More Info
$35.00

A Celtic Temperament

McClelland & Stewart | October 6, 2015 | 432 pages
The selected diaries of Robertson Davies, one of Canada's literary legends, and a celebrated playwright, novelist, journalist, and academic. Published for the first time, the diaries are a self-portrait of a brilliant and charismatic man and an insider's view of a writer's life and the Canadian... More Info
$38.95

Welfare Reform in Canada

August 10, 2015 | 416 pages
Welfare Reform in Canada brings together top scholars and practitioners in the field of social welfare to provide a detailed assessment of the current state of social assistance in each Canadian province. It also offers key insights for the future of scholarly research and public policy action. The... More Info

O.D. Skelton

University of Toronto Press | June 25, 2015 | 456 pages
When O.D. Skelton became Prime Minister Mackenzie King's foreign policy advisor in 1923, he was already a celebrated critic of the status quo in international and domestic affairs, a loyal Liberal Party man, and a fervent nationalist who believed Canada needed to steer a path independent of... More Info
$32.00

Unaccountable

Viking Canada | September 29, 2015 | 304 pages
A unique insider's account of the Harper government so damning that it cannot be ignored In March 2008, Kevin Page was appointed by the federal Conservatives to be the country's first Parliamentary Budget Officer. The move fulfilled a Tory campaign promise to deliver greater government transparency... More Info
$29.95

Big Tent Politics

UBC Press | September 1, 2015 | 160 pages
The Liberal Party of Canada is one of the most successful parties in the democratic world. It dominated Canadian politics for a century, practising an inclusive style of "big tent" politics that enabled it to fend off opponents on both the left and right. This book traces the record of the party,... More Info
$24.95

History's People

August 14, 2015 | 304 pages
In this year's highly anticipated Massey Lectures, internationally acclaimed historian Margaret MacMillan gives her own personal selection of the great figures of the past, women and men, who have changed the course of history and even directed the currents of their times -- and sometimes with huge... More Info
$32.95

The Diplomat

September 22, 2015 | 320 pages
Saturday, November 3, 1956 The United Nations, New York City about 10 p.m. Lester Pearson, Canada's foreign minister (and future prime minister) stands before the United Nations General Assembly. He is about to speak, reading from a proposal composed of seventy-eight painstakingly chosen words.... More Info

Irving Vs. Irving

Penguin Hardcover | September 1, 2015 | 352 pages
The inside story of how these ambitious, often ruthless entrepreneurs came to dominate the economic and political affairs of Atlantic Canada, and how they learned to love the property that perplexed them most: their media monopoly They are Canada's third wealthiest family and one of the largest... More Info

The Morning After

Vintage Canada | September 1, 2015 | 272 pages
A #1 national bestseller, winner of the QWF Mavis Gallant Prize for Non-Fiction, and finalist for the BC National Award for Canadian Non-Fiction and the Shaughnessy Cohen Prize for Political Writing, "The Morning After "is a sly, insightful and wonderfully original book from one of Canada's most... More Info
$22.95

Final Report of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada, Volume One: Summary

James Lorimer & Company | July 27, 2015 | 392 pages
This is the Final Report of Canada's Truth and Reconciliation Commission and its six-year investigation of the residential school system for Aboriginal youth and the legacy of these schools. This report, the summary volume, includes the history of residential schools, the legacy of that school... More Info
$24.99

What's Happened to Politics?

Simon & Schuster | August 25, 2015 | 160 pages
From esteemed Canadian political leader Bob Rae comes a piercing examination of the fractured state of Canadian politics and what can be done to fix it. Segmented electorates. Endless repetition of sound bites and vanity videos with little substance. Billions of dollars spent on lobbying. It’s... More Info

Paddlenorth

September 15, 2015 | 240 pages
Paddlenorth tells the riveting story of Jennifer Kingsley’s 54-day paddling adventure on the Back River in the northern wilderness of the Arctic as she and her five companions battle raging winds, impenetrable sea ice, treacherous rapids, and agonizing sores and blisters while contending with... More Info
$14.99

By Grand Central Station I Sat Down and Wept

London : Flamingo | May 27, 1992 | 112 pages
Elizabeth Smart's passionate fictional account of her intense love-affair with the poet George Barker, described by Angela Carter as 'Like MADAME BOVARY blasted by lightening ... A masterpiece'.One day, while browsing in a London bookshop, Elizabeth Smart chanced upon a slim volume of poetry by... More Info
$17.95

About Canada: Women S Rights

Fernwood Publishing | July 15, 2015 | 134 pages
A foundational look at Canada s history of women s rights and the contributions and accomplishments women have made in Canada."  More Info
$29.95

Purchase for Profit

September 30, 2015 | 224 pages
Since the start of the twenty-first century, Canadian provinces have increasingly begun turning to the private sector to finance and construct large-scale infrastructure projects. From a critical public policy perspective, the danger of these public-private partnerships (P3s) is that they are more... More Info

Who We Are

October 13, 2015 | 224 pages
In this marriage of memoir and manifesto, Elizabeth May reflects on her extraordinary life and the people and experiences that have formed her and informed her beliefs about democracy, climate change, and other crucial issues facing Canadians. The book traces her development from child activist who... More Info

Creating Legal Worlds

University of Toronto Press | June 25, 2015 | 192 pages
Through careful analyses of notable cases from Canada, the United States, and the United Kingdom, Greig Henderson analyses how the rhetoric of storytelling often carries as much argumentative weight within a judgement as the logic of legal distinctions.  More Info

Putting the State on Trial

UBC Press | June 15, 2015 | 396 pages
When the G20 Summit was held in Toronto in 2010, people were shocked to see Canadian police officers acting in ways that appeared foreign and frightening. The riot gear, surveillance, mass arrests, and physical abuse of citizens were all indicative of an out-of-control policing operation. The... More Info

Home and Native Land

Between the Lines(CA) | July 1, 2011 | 256 pages
Challenging--unsettling--our commonly held understanding of multiculturalism  More Info

Academia Inc.: How Corporatization Is Transforming Canadian Universities

May 1, 2015 | 192 pages
The first book to address the negative consequences of corporatization of higher education across Canada, the US and the UK.  More Info

The Ward

Coach House Books | May 15, 2015 | 320 pages
From the 1870s to the 1950s, waves of immigrants to Toronto Irish, Jewish, Chinese and Italian, among others landed in The Ward' in the centre of downtown. Deemed a slum, the area was crammed with derelict housing and ethnic' businesses; it was razed in the 1950s to make way for a grand civic plaza... More Info
$22.95

Early Intervention

James Lorimer | May 1, 2015 | 232 pages
Homelessness, poverty, child abuse, mental illness, bullying, dementia, autism -- the evidence that early intervention improves lives, and often costs society less in the long run.  More Info

Generation Rising

April 1, 2015 | 224 pages
The Quebec student strike in the spring of 2012 has been linked with the Arab Spring, and The Idle No More movements as one of the most important and significant social protests of modern times. "  More Info
$29.95

Blackening Canada

April 30, 2015 | 272 pages
Focusing on the work of black, diasporic writers in Canada, Blackening Canada investigates the manner in which literature can transform conceptions of nation and diaspora.  More Info
$21.00

Hope and Despair

Random House, Inc. | October 20, 2009 | 272 pages
The inspiring story of Monia Mazigh’s courageous fight to free her husband, Maher Arar, from a Syrian jail. On September 26, 2002, Maher Arar boarded an American Airlines plane bound for New York, returning early from vacation with his family because a work project needed his attention. He was a... More Info
$32.99

Damage Done

January 31, 2015 | 304 pages
An unflinching portrayal how one idealistic young RCMP officer battled her way through job-induced trauma, anger and disillusionment by turning to horses - and how her path to healing helped her reach out to other first responders The first responders and other front line service providers who... More Info
$24.95

Nothing to Lose but Our Fear Resistance in Dangerous Times

The Best Canadian Essays 2014

October 1, 2014 | 256 pages
Featuring a trusted series editor and a new guest editor, this continuation of the annual assemblage of essays showcases diverse writing from across Canada. Culled from leading magazines on topics such as race, economy, literature, sports, bioethics, and family, The Best Canadian Essays 2014... More Info

The Oil Man and the Sea

Douglas & McIntyre Limited | May 27, 2016 | 264 pages
A journalist and travel writer, along with his companions, travels aboard a 41-foot sailboat, exploring a profoundly volatile environment along the Northern Gateway that is set to be the new route for supertankers loaded with 2 million barrels of oil. Original.  More Info

Human Too

Canadian Plains Research Center | February 1, 2015 | 293 pages
In Human Too Gary Garrison takes readers out of their comfort zones and into The Max, one of Canada's most notorious and violent prisons. He introduces us to a vibrant yet menacing subculture of inmates, guards, and staff.  More Info
$32.95

Food Will Win the War

UBC Press | January 1, 2015 | 284 pages
During the Second World War, as Canada struggled to provide its allies with food, public health officials warned that malnutrition could derail the war effort. Posters admonished Canadians to "Eat Right" because "Canada Needs You Strong" while cookbooks helped housewives become "housoldiers"... More Info
$27.95

Interculturalism

January 12, 2015 | 240 pages
Written by one of Quebec's leading public intellectuals and the co-chair of the Bouchard-Taylor Commission on reasonable accommodation,Interculturalism is the first clear and comprehensive statement in English of the intercultural approach to managing diversity.  More Info

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