Public Policy

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A New Kind of Union

Unifor and the birth of the modern Canadian union

This book describes the unique process by which the Canadian Auto Workers Union (CAW) and the Communications, Energy and Paperworkers Union of Canada (CEP) decided not just to merge but to create … 256 View

About Canada

Health & Illness 2nd Edition

Most Canadians believe that their experiences of health and illness are shaped by genetics, medical care and lifestyle choices. Governments, the media and disease associations reinforce this … 192 View

Accounting for Culture

Thinking Through Cultural Citizenship

Many scholars, practitioners, and policy-makers in the cultural sector argue that Canadian cultural policy is at a crossroads: that the environment for cultural policy-making has evolved … ; ; 286 View

An Economy of Well-Being

Common-sense tools for building genuine wealth and happiness

In the face of political, financial, and environmental upheaval, it’s difficult to slow down and build lives of mindfulness and joy. These things are within reach, but how can we go about … 242 View

Anti-Terrorism

Security and Insecurity after 9/11

This edited collection critically analyzes the concept of “terrorism,” the Canadian and American government responses to terrorist activity since the events of 9/11 and the problem of … 221 View

Basic Income for Canadians

The key to a healthier, happier, more secure life for all

This book explores basic income from a Canadian perspective. It reports on research from the original test in Manitoba in the 1970s to the Ontario initiative launched by the Wynne government, … 216 View

Beyond Criminology

Taking Harm Seriously

Beyond Criminology is an innovative, groundbreaking critique of conventional criminological approaches to social issues. The contributors make a broad analysis of social harm by examining the … ; ; 342 View

Bill Gates, Pay Your Fair Share of Taxes…Like We Do!

Bill Gates and other wealthy individuals around the world do pay taxes–but usually at rates far below what most taxpayers pay. As Warren Buffet says, his secretary pays a higher tax rate … 184 View

Campus Confidential

100 startling things you don't know about Canadian universities (Second Edition)

In 2011, the first edition of Campus Confidential sparked a lively debate about what is really going on inside our colleges and universities. The media and readers alike welcomed this readable, … ; 256 View

Canadian Culture in a Globalized World

The impact of trade deals on Canada's cultural life

Since the first trade deal with the US in 1984, Canada has insisted on a "cultural exemption" to ensure that governments were free to protect Canadian culture and to restrict foreign … 256 View

Care and Consequences

The Impact of Health Care Reform

Over the past decade health care in Canada has shifted from a cure-care model to a business model. Disguised behind talk of community, care closer to home, consumer choice, patient rights, … 325 View

Counting Out The Scholars

The Case Against Performance Indicators in Higher Education

Canada’s universities have lost their autonomy. Under the guise of accountability, reformers from government and large corporations have undermined the original purposes of these … ; 274 View

Damming the Peace

The hidden costs of the Site C Dam

Since the 1970s, the Site C Dam in northeastern British Columbia’s Peace River Valley has been touted by BC Hydro and successive governments as necessary to meet the province’s … 272 View

Degrees of Failure

University Education in Decline

In Degrees of Failure, Randle Nelsen brings together such diverse topics as campus parking, college sports, helicopter parents, edu-business as edu-tainment, and technology in teaching to show … 152 View

Disarming Conflict

Why Peace Cannot Be Won on the Battlefield

Wars fought over the past quarter century have been a spectacular failure. The overwhelming majority end in military stalemate and are settled at the negotiating table, with the grievances that … 232 View

Doctors in Denial

Why Big Pharma and the Canadian Medical Profession are Too Close for Comfort

Examines the relationship between the Canadian medical profession and the pharmaceutical industry, and explains how doctors have become dependents of the drug companies instead of champions of … 344 View