Category: Canada


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

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 | March 26, 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 | March 26, 2017 | 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 | March 26, 2017 | 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
No summary available.

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


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
No summary available.

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
No summary available.

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 | March 26, 2017 | 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 | March 26, 2017 | 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