Category: Canada



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 | August 23, 2019 | 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 | August 23, 2019 | 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

Making National News

September 30, 2013 | 416 pages
For almost a century, Canadian newspapers, radio and television stations, and now internet news sites have depended on the Canadian Press news agency for most of their Canadian (and, through its international alliances) foreign news. This book provides the first-ever scholarly history of CP, as... More Info

The Massey Murder

Phyllis Bruce Books | September 6, 2013 | 352 pages
A scandalous crime, a sensational trial, a surprise verdict—the true story of Carrie Davies, the maid who shot a Massey In February 1915, a member of one of Canada’s wealthiest families was shot and killed on the front porch of his home in Toronto as he was returning from work. Carrie Davies,... More Info

Canada's Forgotten Slaves

October 29, 2012 | 398 pages
This groundbreaking history documents the roots of slavery in everyday colonial Canada and the extreme measures taken by subsequent generations to eradicate any record of their presence. Beginning with the French regime in colonial Canada 1629, noted historian Marcel Trudel examines the roots of... More Info

Seeing Reds

Arsenal Pulp PressLtd | May 10, 2011 | 280 pages
A turbulent and controversial period in Canada’s history with ramifications for today’s war on terror.  More Info

Archibald Lampman

May 1, 2013 | 408 pages
How Archibald Lampman articulated the Canadian response to nature and introduced radical politics into the nation's literary salon.  More Info

Parties, Elections, and the Future of Canadian Politics

University of British Columbia Press | July 1, 2013 | 364 pages
On 2 May 2011, Canadians watched as the Stephen Harper Conservatives won their first majority government, ending a string of minority governments. Jack Layton led the NDP to its best performance ever, becoming the Official Opposition for the first time in the party's history, and Michael Ignatieff... More Info

Darwin's Bastards

Douglas & McIntyre Ltd | April 27, 2010 | 453 pages
Social satire, fabulist tales and darkly humorous dystopian visions by some of Canada's most adventurous and distinguished writers. The 23 stories in Darwin's Bastards take us on a twisted, wild ride into some future times and parallel universes where characters as diverse as a dead boy, a... More Info

O-bon in Chimunescu

arsenal pulp press | January 1, 1996 | 287 pages
O-Bon in Chimunesu: A Community Remembered is a moving tribute to a community of Japanese-Canadians and the way they lived their lives. Prior to the Second World War, when Canada's official policy of internment changed the lives of Japanese-Canadians forever, the Vancouver Island town of Chemainus... More Info

Ghost Pine

Invisible Pub | April 15, 2010 | 225 pages
Ghost Pine: All Stories True offers thirteen years worth of sparkling true stories from the life of author Jeff Miller, compiling the best of his long-running zine. From his youth in suburban Ottawa in the late 1990s, to travels across Canada and North America and his current home in Montreal,... More Info

Reconciling Canada

February 3, 2013 | 576 pages
In this volume, leading scholars in the humanities and social sciences relate contemporary political and social efforts to redress wrongs to the fraught history of government relations with Aboriginal and diasporic populations.  More Info

The Beothuk Saga

M&S | September 6, 2001 | 352 pages
This astounding novel fully deserves to be called a saga. It begins a thousand years ago in the time of the Vikings in Newfoundland. It is crammed with incidents of war and peace, with fights to the death and long nights of lovemaking, and with accounts of the rise of local clan chiefs and the... More Info

Passage to Promise Land

April 1, 2013 | 272 pages
How the Chinese community became an indispensable part of multicultural Canada.  More Info

Saving the CBC

April 5, 2013 | 80 pages
The CBC is already crippled by decades of draconian budget cutting by a succession of unsympathetic federal governments. It now faces a new fiscal crisis—one that signals the end of public broadcasting as we know it in Canada. We have less than two years to find a way to save CBC/Radio-Canada,... More Info

Discipline, Devotion, and Dissent

Wilfrid Laurier Univ. Press | December 1, 2012 | 350 pages
The education provided by Canada's faith-based schools is a subject of public, political, and scholarly controversy. As the population becomes more religiously diverse, the continued establishment and support of faith-based schools has reignited debates about whether they should be funded publicly... More Info

Free Expression in Canad

Bytech Services | May 1, 2012 | 458 pages
Robert Martin shines the spotlight of truth on the dismal state of free speech in Canada. With impeccable research and a clear, conversational tone, Robert provides devastating commentary on the absurdity of political correctness and post-modern liberalism.  More Info

Losing Control

Between the Lines(CA) | May 15, 2010 | 300 pages
One of the first books to examine social conservatism in Canada, from a long-time activist  More Info

Defiant Spirits

Douglas & McIntyre | October 11, 2011 | 492 pages
Recounts the story of the Group of Seven, Canadian painters who wanted to create an art movement based on the country's landscape, including the group's first meeting, the obstacles they faced from the local art community, disbandment, and legacy.  More Info

Manuel Populaire de la Citoyenneté

Arbeiter Ring Pub | November 30, 2012 | 80 pages
En 2009, le gouvernement conservateur de Stephen Harper a modifié le guide officiel de la citoyenneté remis à tous les nouveaux immigrants. La nouvelle version fait une plus grande place à l'histoire militaire et présente beaucoup d'information sur la monarchie, mais fait très peu état de... More Info

Unhealthy times

Oxford University Press, USA | March 15, 2001 | 254 pages
This unique work assembles in a readily accessible format an enormous amount of research in the areas of health and health care, within a broadly defined political economy framework. Divided into three sections, it covers homecare, globalization, and the comparisons between the Canadian system and... More Info

Nation Maker

Random House Digital, Inc. | August 21, 2012 | 728 pages
#1 NATIONAL BESTSELLER An exciting story, passionately told and rich in detail, this major biography is the second volume of the bestselling, award-winningJohn A: The Man Who Made Us, by well-known journalist and highly respected author Richard Gwyn. John A. Macdonald, Canada's first and most... More Info