Category: Canada

The Oil Man and the Sea

Douglas & McIntyre Limited | April 1, 2015 | 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


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

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

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

Missing Women, Missing News

Brunswick Books | April 1, 2015 | 111 pages
The arrest and trial of Robert Pickton—a man charged with murdering 26 prostitutes in Vancouver’s Downtown Eastside—is at the center of this study of the behavior of police officers and news reporters when a crime involves poor or marginalized victims. The analysis asks What made it possible... More Info

Kill the Messengers

Patrick Crean Books | November 10, 2014 | 384 pages
Ottawa has become a place where the nation's business is done in secret, and access to information-the lifeblood of democracy in Canada-is under attack. It's being lost to an army of lobbyists and public-relations flacks who help set the political agenda and decide what you get to know. It's losing... More Info

Canada and Africa in the New Millennium

Wilfrid Laurier University Press | February 27, 2015 | 240 pages
Canada’s engagement with post-independence Africa presents a puzzle. Although Canada is recognized for its activism where Africa is concerned, critics have long noted the contradictions that underlie Canadian involvement. Focusing on the period following 2000, and by juxtaposing Jean... More Info

How the Scots Invented Canada

October 7, 2011 | 415 pages
Canadians of Scottish descent, who today total over 4.7 million, have never made up more than 16 per cent of Canada's population. Yet they have supplied thirteen of twenty-two Canadian prime ministers, and have made proportionate contributions in exploration, education, banking, military service,... More Info


September 19, 2014 | 272 pages
Never has the world experienced greater movement of peoples from one country to another, from one continent to another. These seismic shifts in population have brought about huge challenges for all societies. Do these changes in population present the possibility of a new model for the structures... More Info

Party of One

Viking Canada | October 21, 2014 | 304 pages
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The Charter of Rights and Freedoms

James Lorimer | November 1, 2014 | 288 pages
How citizens, lawyers, and judges have used the Charter to change Canada  More Info

The Disappearance of Criminal Law

Fernwood Publishing | October 1, 2014 | 120 pages
In The Disappearance of Criminal Law, Richard Jochelson and Kirsten Kramar examine the rationales underpinning Supreme Court of Canada cases that address the power of the police. These cases involve police power in relation to search, seizure and detention; an individual s right to silence, counsel... More Info

Found in Alberta

Wilfrid Laurier University Press | October 15, 2014 | 398 pages
Found in Alberta: Environmental Themes for the Anthropocene is a collection of essays about the natural environment in a province rich in natural resources and aggressive in development goals. This is a casebook on Alberta from which emerges a far wider set of implications for North America and for... More Info

Montcalm and Wolfe

October 28, 2014 | 272 pages
One of Canada's most beloved raconteurs tells the story of Wolfe and Montcalm and the Plains of Abraham In September 1759, a small band of British troops led by James Wolfe scaled the tall cliff overlooking a farmer's field owned by Abraham Martin and overpowered the French garrison that protected... More Info

Untitled Memoir (Justin Trudeau)

October 21, 2014 | 100 pages
Justin Trudeau's candid memoir will reveal to its readers the experiences that have shaped him over the course of his life and show how his passion for Canada and its people took root. Covering the years from his childhood at 24 Sussex to his McGill days during the tumultuous time of the... More Info

50 Canadians Who Changed the World

Phyllis Bruce Books | October 14, 2014 | 344 pages
Using the successful format of How the Scots Invented Canada, Ken McGoogan takes the reader on a compelling journey through the lives of 50 accomplished Canadians born in the 20th century who have changed-and often continue to change-the great wide world. McGoogan profiles an astonishing array of... More Info

About Canada

October 1, 2014 | 164 pages
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The Forgotten

October 14, 2014 | 496 pages
Unforgettable tales of heroism, bravery and escape-the remarkable true stories of Canadian soldiers and civilians lost behind enemy lines during the Second World War. The Forgotten tells the story of more than 10,000 Canadian servicemen, merchant mariners and civilians for whom the war ended in... More Info

Critical Criminology in Canada

UBC Press | June 1, 2011 | 319 pages
This book presents the work of a new generation of criticalcriminologists who explore the geographical, institutional, andpolitical contexts of the discipline in Canada. Breaking away frommainstream criminology and law-and-order discourses, the authors offera spectrum of theoretical approaches to... More Info

Inside Kingston Penitentiary (1835-2013)

Black Dog Pub Limited | September 30, 2014 | 192 pages
A photoessay exploring Kingston Penitentiary, the former maximum security prison, often referred to as Canada's Alcatraz.  More Info


James Lorimer & Company | August 31, 2014 | 288 pages
Margaret Thatcher transformed British political life forever. So did Ronald Reagan in the United States. Now Canada has experienced a similar, dramatic shift to a new kind of politics, which author Donald Gustein terms Harperism.  More Info

Lives of the Family

Vintage Canada | September 15, 2014 | 240 pages
In 2011, Denise Chong set out to collect the history of the earliest Chinese settlers in and around Ottawa, who made their homes far from any major Chinatown. Many would open cafes, establishments that once dotted the landscape across the country and were a monument to small-town Canada. This book... More Info

A Journey of Days

GeneralStore PublishingHouse | April 1, 2008 | 204 pages
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A Brief History of Women in Quebec

Wilfrid Laurier University Press | July 29, 2014 | 260 pages
A Brief History of Women in Quebec examines the historical experience of women of different social classes and origins (geographic, ethnic, and racial) from the period of contact between Europeans and Aboriginals to the twenty-first century to give a nuanced and complex account of the main... More Info

Noble Illusions

September 1, 2014 | 112 pages
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Canada and Israel

Brunswick Books | January 1, 2010 | 168 pages
This book is the first critical primer about Canada's ties to Israel. It is a devastating account of Canadian complicity in 20th and 21st century colonialism, dispossession and war crimes. The book documents the history of Canadian Christian Zionism, Lester Pearson's important role in the United... More Info

Ottawa Stories

The History Press | May 27, 2014 | 128 pages
Explore Ottawa's past with this range of fascinating history vignettes.  More Info

What to Consider If You're Considering University

Dundurn Group (CA) | March 29, 2014 | 216 pages
If you listen to the general chatter from parents, guidance counselors, and politicians, you would think that going to university is the only option that ensures future success. Thats no longer true. This book is designed to help anyone under thirty make the best possible educational and career... More Info


Brunswick Books | April 1, 2015 | 144 pages
Challenging the notions that immigrants steal jobs away from qualified Canadians, abuse the healthcare system, and refuse to participate in Canadian culture, this investigation delves into the realities of immigrating to Canada. Contending that the country’s historical immigration policies have... More Info

Doing the Continental

Dundurn | April 1, 2015 | 171 pages
Canada's relations with the USA are broad and deep. With Obama in his second term in office, the two countries have entered what could be considered a new era of hope and renewal. Analysis of the past, present, and future continental dance between the two countries, from water & energy to... More Info

Fertile Ground

McGill Queens Univ | June 1, 2014 | 384 pages
Ideas of choice and rights traditionally dominate discussions concerning reproduction and gender politics. Fertile Ground argues that the current political climate in Canada necessitates a broader understanding of the links between the politics of reproduction, the state, and gender relations.... More Info

The Night Canada Stood Still

HarperCollins Canada | June 1, 2014 | 336 pages
The Quebec-sovereignist juggernaut began with the creation of the Parti Québécois in 1968 and climaxed in the provincial referendum on sovereignty, held on October 30, 1995. On that extraordinary evening, Canadians from all walks of life, in every region of the country, sat glued to their... More Info

Surviving Incarceration

May 1, 2014 | 250 pages
Is prison a humane form of punishment and an effective means of rehabilitation? Are current prison policies, such as shifting resources away from rehabilitation toward housing more offenders, improving the safety and lives of incarcerated populations? Considering that many Canadians have served... More Info

Working Bodies

McGill Queens Univ | June 1, 2014 | 216 pages
While significant research has been produced in the field of disability studies, little attention has been paid to experiences of chronic illness. Working Bodies emphasizes the workplace as an important site for understanding such experiences, as employment status has an enormous impact on social... More Info

14 Days

May 1, 2014 | 280 pages
An analysis of the Harper government by looking back at fourteen important days from 1993 to 2013.  More Info

Algonquin Park: A Portrait

Formac | April 1, 2014 | 224 pages
A magnificently illustrated celebration of the natural beauty through the changing seasons in one of the most spectacular places in the world, Canada's iconic Algonquin Park  More Info

Ursula Franklin Speaks

July 1, 2014 | 248 pages
A wide-ranging collection of talks by one of Canada's best-known and best-loved thinkers.  More Info

Speaking Out on Human Rights

McGill Queens Univ | April 1, 2014 | 320 pages
A critical analysis of the rhetoric about and reality surrounding Canada's most contested administrative agencies.  More Info

Homelessness & Health in Canada

March 4, 2014 | 288 pages
Homelessness & Health in Canada explores, for the first time, the social, structural, and environmental factors that shape the health of homeless persons in Canada. Covering a wide range of topics from youth homelessness to end-of-life care, the authors strive to outline policy and practice... More Info

Rules and Unruliness

McGill Queens Univ | April 1, 2014 | 344 pages
A critical examination of Canadian regulatory governance and politics over the past fifty years, Rules and Unruliness builds on the theory and practice of rule-making to show why government "unruliness" - the inability to form rules and implement structures for compliance - is endemic and... More Info

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