Category: Canada

The Ballad of Danny Wolfe

Signal | April 25, 2017 | 368 pages
"In 2008, Danny Wolfe, a Winnipeg Aboriginal man, was 31-years-old and awaiting trial on two counts of first-degree murder in at the Regina Correctional Centre. In spite of his young age, it wasn't his first time behind bars--in fact, Danny had found himself in and out of correctional facilities... More Info

The Colour of Canada

April 18, 2017 | 152 pages
From Roy Macgregor and the archives of All Canada Photos, and celebrating our 150th anniversary, a full update of the classic book (over 1.5 million copies sold since 1967!) of magnificent photographs that portray the stirring beauty of our vast land. In its day, The Colour of Canada, with text by... More Info

Canada

May 30, 2017 | 176 pages
From frosty Mount Logan in the Yukon to the salty shores of Newfoundland, George Fischer's stunning landscape photography celebrates the diverse appeal of every province and territory in Canada. With a chapter devoted to each region, Fischer captures the rugged natural beauty, vibrant city life,... More Info
$17.95

The Little Book of Ontario

April 30, 2017 | 80 pages
In The Little Book of Ontario, George Fischer captures the crystal clear lakes, sprawling forests, and glittering skylines of the Heartland Province. From the Great Lakes to the Canadian Shield, Fischer takes readers on a visual journey, with nearly 80 stunning full-colour photographs, across... More Info
$24.95

Out Standing in the Field

April 9, 2017 | 448 pages
Some books are catalysts. Shake Hands with the Devil was one. For 2017, that book is Out Standing in the Field. In her memoir, Sandra Perron describes her experience of the Canadian Military - one of the most important institutions of our nation. What she has to say is exactly what the top brass... More Info
$28.99

Breaking the Ice

Dundurn | April 22, 2017 | 304 pages
As one of the five Arctic coastal states, Canada has a vested interest in the Arctic extended continental shelf. Breaking the Ice examines the political, legal, and scientific aspects of Canada’s efforts to delineate its Arctic extended continental shelf and our part in the international legal... More Info

Swingback

McGill-Queen's Press - MQUP | February 27, 2017 | 304 pages
How Stephen Harper changed Canadian foreign policy, and how Justin Trudeau is trying to turn it around.  More Info

Georgian Bay

April 1, 2017 | 242 pages
Georgian Bay and its remarkable '30,000 Islands' area (there is actually closer to 100,000 islands at the last count) is the most extensive freshwater archipelago anywhere in the world. It is an iconic waterscape and ecosystem unique in North America. Yet this iconic landscape and the story it... More Info
$40.00

Ingenious

Signal | March 15, 2017 | 248 pages
To celebrate Canada's 150th birthday, Governor General David Johnston and Tom Jenkins have crafted a richly illustrated volume of brilliant Canadian innovations whose widespread adoption has made the world a better place. From Bovril to BlackBerrys, lightbulbs to liquid helium, peanut butter to... More Info

Vimy

Allen Lane | March 7, 2017 | 488 pages
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$25.00

One Day We'll All Be Dead and None of This Will Matter

March 7, 2017 | 288 pages
"A debut collection of essays about growing up the daughter of Indian immigrants in Canada, "a land of ice and casual racism," addressing sexism, cultural stereotypes and the universal miseries of life by the irreverent, hilarious and incomparable rising star and cultural observer, Scaachi Koul. In... More Info

Democracy Rising

Dundurn | March 25, 2017 | 232 pages
Participatory democracy is an emerging force in Canada: Citizens groups, unions, environmental organizations, Indigenous peoples, and others are demanding to be heard. This revolution of citizen engagement will change the way democracy works in this country, bring new and more relevant programs,... More Info
$30.00

Flying Fish in the Great White North

September 1, 2016 | 208 pages
Canadians are proud of their multicultural image both at home and abroad. But that image isn't grounded in historical facts. As recently as the 1960s, the Canadian government enforced discriminatory, anti-Black immigration policies, designed to restrict and prohibit the entry of Black Barbadians... More Info

Death in the Family

December 27, 2016 | 576 pages
In a work of vigorous reporting, careful analysis, deep compassion and unerring integrity, award-winning journalist and documentarian John Chipman investigates the lives left ruined in the wake of Dr. Charles Smith's ignominious career.  More Info

The Vancouver Carts

October 25, 2016 | 176 pages
Artist Kelly Wood began photographing the city of Vancouver s cart culture in 20042005, documenting the urban phenomena of repurposed shopping carts used by Vancouver s homeless population and enterprising binners (street workers involved in underground economies such as collecting recyclables).... More Info

Canada Always: The

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Still Renovating

November 1, 2016 | 320 pages
A necessary look at how public, non-profit, and co-operative housing flourished and faded.  More Info
$34.95

The Harper Factor

October 19, 2016 | 288 pages
A clear-eyed, balanced analysis of Prime Minister Stephen Harper s legacy and impact on Canadian public policy and institutions."  More Info
$22.95

The Trans-Pacific Partnership and Canada

Lorimer | October 1, 2016 | 224 pages
The Trans-Pacific Partnership is the latest international investment and trade deal that Ottawa has signed on to. But with almost two years to the January 2018 deadline to ratify its signature, the Trudeau government has enabled and encouraged public debate about whether the TPP is right for... More Info

The Promise of Canada

Simon & Schuster | October 18, 2016 | 400 pages
What does it mean to be a Canadian? What great ideas have changed our country? An award-winning writer casts her eye over 150 years of Canadian history.  More Info

A Number of Things

Patrick Crean Editions | October 11, 2016 | 248 pages
From one of our nation’s most beloved and iconic authors comes a lyrical 150th birthday gift to Canada. Jane Urquhart chooses 50 Canadian objects and weaves a rich and surprising narrative that speaks to our collective experience as a nation. Each object is beautifully illustrated by the noted... More Info

That Lonely Section of Hell

October 11, 2016 | 368 pages
From her first assignment in 1998 to explore an increase in the number of missing women to the harrowing 2002 interrogation of convicted serial killer Robert Pickton, Lori Shenher tells a story of massive police failurefailure of the police to use the information about Pickton available to them,... More Info

Trudeaumania

HarperCollins Publishers | September 20, 2016 | 384 pages
Nearly twenty years after his death and more than thirty since his retirement from active politics, Pierre Elliott Trudeau is at long last receding from the lived memory of Canadians. But despite the distance of time, he still holds court in the minds of many, and today his son Justin now lives at... More Info

Boiling Point

October 11, 2016 | 264 pages
"She has one of the most thorough and comprehensive understandings of her subject of anyone alive.” -- Globe and Mail We are complacent. We bask in the idea that Canada holds 20% of the world’s fresh water, confident that we will always have enough. Water crises face other countries, but not... More Info

Campaign Confessions

A J. Patrick Boyer Book | September 10, 2016 | 184 pages
John Laschinger, Canada’s only full-time campaign manager, opens up about the fifty campaigns he has worked on around the world. From smoke-filled backrooms to social media, Laschinger gives unflinching detail on everything in a campaign manager’s arsenal.  More Info
$26.52

Canadian Immigration and South Asian Immigrants

Xlibris Corporation | September 19, 2014 | 399 pages
South Asian immigrants have made a significant contribution to the Canadian mosaic. However, their trials and tribulations and their successes and failures constitute a story that remains untold. To know of their arrivals, their struggles to beat the odds, as well as their successes, is to read a... More Info

Canoe Country

Vintage Books Canada | September 1, 2015 | 304 pages
One of our favourite chroniclers of all things Canadian presents a rollicking, personal, photo-filled history of the relationship between a country and its canoes.  More Info

Unwanted Warriors

UBC Press | May 2, 2016 | 256 pages
Unwanted Warriors uncovers the history of Canada's first casualties of the Great War - men who tried to enlist but were deemed "unfit for service." What impact did military exclusion have on these men? Nic Clarke looks for answers in the service files of 3,400 rejected volunteers and explores the... More Info

Canada Since 1960: A People's History

Lorimer | April 1, 2016 | 350 pages
A critical perspective on the last five decades of Canadian life  More Info

Unflinching

Simon and Schuster | May 3, 2016 | 256 pages
"Inspirational true story of and lessons from a Canadian sniper who lost his legs in Afghanistan."--  More Info

Megacity Malaise

April 1, 2016 | 110 pages
This study is among the first in Canada to document the transformation of municipal governance and public services from Keynesian to neoliberal public policy at the urban scale. Focusing on the neoliberal transformation of cites in Ontario from 1954 to 2014, with special attention to Toronto, it... More Info

Shopping for Votes

Douglas & McIntyre | January 21, 2016 | 352 pages
Finalist of the 2014 Hilary Weston Writers' Trust Prize, Nonfiction Finalist of the 2014 Dafoe Book Prize Winner of the 2014 Hyman Solomon Award for Excellence in Public Policy Journalism  More Info

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
$39.95

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
$19.95

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

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

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

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