Category: Canada

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

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

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


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

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

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

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

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

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

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


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

By Grand Central Station I Sat Down and Wept

London : Flamingo | July 18, 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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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 | July 18, 2019 | 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

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


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

Missing Women, Missing News

Brunswick Books | July 18, 2019 | 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
No summary available.

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