Living with Uncle
Canada-US Relations in an Age of Empire
Invaluable information on key issues for Canadians — energy, water, security and surveillance, military integration, social services
Living With Uncle examines the new realities of Canada’s relations with the US in a world of a Conservative government in Ottawa, a trade agreement that often proves ineffective, and the post 9/11 American preoccupation with security and military dominance. In this book a new generation of analysts offers fresh insights into the challenges to Canada’s independence, identity and democracy.
Contributors include Diana Gibson and Dave Thompson, former BC Hydro Board member Marjorie Cohen, human rights analyst Maureen Webb, University of Toronto law professor Kent Roach, Michael Byers of the University of British Columbia, Lloyd Axworthy, Maude Barlow, Ed Broadbent, Mel Hurtig, and Avi Lewis. Canadians concerned about the future of their country will find Living With Uncle a source of understanding, analysis, hope and inspiration.
Bruce Campbell is executive director of the Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives. He has written widely on public policy issues, including on Canada-US relations. He is author or coauthor of three books including (with Maude Barlow) Straight Through the Heart: How the Liberals Abandoned the Just Society, HarperCollins, 1995, and Pulling Apart: The Deterioration of Employment and Income in North America Under Free Trade, CCPA, 1999
Ed Finn is founding editor of the CCPA Monitor. Formerly, as a journalist, he worked at the Western Star (Corner Brook, NL), the Montreal Gazette and the Toronto Star, for which he wrote a weekly column on labour relations. He served for twenty-seven years as a communicator for several labour organizations, including the Canadian Labour Congress and the Canadian Union of Public Employees. He received an honourary doctorate from Memorial University in 1996.