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Canada after Harper

His ideology-fuelled attack on Canadian society and values, and how we can now work to create the country we want

Most Canadians know that Stephen Harper has had a tremendous impact on the country since becoming prime minister in 2006. But few have the in-depth knowledge of how far his transformation has … 400 View

Early Intervention

How Canada's social programs can work better, save lives, and often save money

Governments and social agencies tackle the toughest social problems their citizens face — poverty, homelessness, mental and physical illness, violence, abuse, and more. Yet these problems … 232 View
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How Government Really Works

A Field Guide to Bureaucracies in Canada

This book exposes the inherent complexities and challenges found in government environments and offers insights to help bureaucrats, and those working alongside bureaucrats, better understand the … ; 240 View
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The Case for Basic Income

Freedom, Security, Justice

Inequality is up. Decent work is down. Free market fundamentalism has been exposed as a tragic failure. In a job market upended by COVID-19—with Canadians caught in the grip of precarious … ; ; 264 View

The New Geo-Governance

A Baroque Approach

Over the last few decades, the Westphalian nation-state has lost its hegemonic position in the system of geo-governance. A dispersive revolution has led to the emergence of powerful newly … 362 View

The Right to Die

The courageous Canadians who gave us the right to a dignified death

"Who owns my life?" Sue Rodriguez was dying of a form of ALS (or Lou Gehrig’s disease) when she asked this question of the Supreme Court of Canada in 1993. She was fighting for … 290 View

Their Town

The Mafia, the Media and the Party Machine

This book is a classic of its kind — a no-holds-barred portrait of Hamilton civic life in the 1970s. The focus is on power — and the powerful. On the surface, power was wielded by the … ; 166 View
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Canada’s Social Safety Net

A Snapshot

From: Early Intervention

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An overview of Canada’s social safety net. Canadian governments are at the centre of and have control over the social safety net. They work with and through myriad partners, professionals, … 15 $1.50 Add
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Forward and On Basic Income by George Elliot Clark

From: The Case for Basic Income

In the forward, Dr. Martin links basic income to human health, and notes this link is more obvious than ever because of the COVID-19 pandemic. ; 8 $0.80 Add
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Forward/Introduction

From: How Government Really Works

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In the Introduction, the authors outline their goal of demystifying the world of government bureaucracy and explaining the often misunderstood role of the government bureaucrat. 10 $1.00 Add
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Hamilton Politics and the Ideology of Business

From: Their Town

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An introduction to the core ideas behind this book. ; 5 $0.50 Add
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On Matters of Life, Death and the Law

From: The Right to Die

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Examines different types of assisted death and lays out the purpose of this book 8 $0.80 Add
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Introduction: Geo-Governance: Some Scaffolding

From: The New Geo-Governance

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Introduction 11 $0.99 Add
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Let’s Make Canada the Great Country It Could Be / For Canada, the American Model is Unsafe at

Any Speed

From: Canada after Harper

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Finn describes Canada’s state under Harper and the country’s socioeconomic status. Nader describes how excessive corporate power and influence had transformed the United States into … ; 30 $3.00 Add
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Forty Shades of Mercy

From: The Right to Die

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In all of the examples in this chapter we see deaths caused by acts of mercy, and we see mercy shown to those who caused the deaths. In none of these cases was the full force of the law applied … 28 $2.80 Add
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House of Cards

From: How Government Really Works

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Chapter 1 explores the difference between bureaucrats and elected officials, where they fit into the hierarchy of government, and the powers they have when interacting with politicians. ; 17 $1.70 Add