Confronting the issue of wrongful convictions, this argument contends that these so-called mistakes or failures of the justice system too often target the financially disadvantaged and visible minority groups. Delving into the issues that underscore these decisions, this discussion suggests that... More Info
"Manufacturing Guilt, 2nd edition, updates the cases presented in the first edition and includes two new chapters: one concerning the case of James Driskell and another regarding Dr. Charles Smith, whose role in forensic pathology evidence led to several wrongful convictions. In this new edition,... More Info
Selected from a conference on Aboriginal oral traditions, these essays cover three broad subject areas: oral traditions and knowledge of the environment, economy, education, and/or health of communities; oral traditions and the continuance of language and culture; and the effects of intellectual... More Info
Most Canadians believe that their health is shaped by luck, genetics, lifestyle choices, and treatment options—and government agencies, public health units, and disease associations all reinforce this perception. This study, however, tells a different story, arguing that it is the social... More Info
Casting a critical gaze over the exploitation of animals in agriculture, fashion, and entertainment, this manifesto investigates Canada's antiquated laws for such industries as the fur trade, seal hunting, the Calgary Stampede, puppy mills, horse slaughter, and the virtually unregulated vivisection... More Info
This book explores a range of visions, strategies and concrete skills for anti-racist and anti-oppressive child welfare practice. It challenges the current Anglo-American child welfare paradigm by presenting Indigenous perspectives.
Answering frequently asked questions about Early Childhood Education and Childcare (ECEC) in Canada, this accessible investigation seeks to establish proper standards for childcare programs, kindergartens, and nursery schools, thereby supporting the development of youth and accommodating parents... More Info
As access to sufficient health care continues to become a dominant—and divisive—issue in the world today, this resource acts as a primer to the public health care system Canada has had in place for the last 30 years. While explaining the program's cost efficiency and dramatically better health... More Info
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
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
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
Moving between the spaces of the outside community and prison—"out there" and "in here"—this study explores the complicated connections between masculinity and violence in the lives of men incarcerated at a provincial prison. The discussion traces the men's lives and highlights their... More Info
In North America, human beings have become enthralled by the automobile. The authors argue that the automobile's ascendance is inextricably linked to capitalism and corporate malfeasance, racism, corruption, environmental destruction, and war.
This fully updated third edition of a vital text on the history of indigenous peoples comes from the thorough research of a First Nations descendent. By turns revealing and deeply unsettling, the book details the brutal treatment and complete displacement of the Mi'kmaq civilization at the hands of... More Info
Revealing a social justice movement that culminated through community activism in Vancouver’s downtown east side, this account documents the opening of the first official safe injection site. Told from the point of view of drug users—those most affected by drug policy, political decisions, and... More Info