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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.

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Bruce Campbell

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

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.

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An overview of Canada-US relations highlited the 1988 FTA, 9/11, NAFTA and trying to achieve a goal of economic unions with the US ; 7 $0.70

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Addresses the concept of deep integration—still largely unknown in the Canadian public arena—by addressing six questions:What is it? Where did it come from and where is it now? Where … 23 $2.30

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Using NAFTA as a jumping off point this chapter analyzes the driving force of deep integration becoming security. Specifically looks at the US calling for unprecedented integration among … 20 $2.00

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Looks at the challenges of preserving Canadian civil liberties and democracy, Canadian sovereignty, and finally Canadian security are paramount in the contect of the deep integration agenda and … 6 $0.60

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A thorough look at Canada’s Defense Policy, what works, what doesn’t, and the authors thoughts on what needs to change going forward and concludes that it is possible to have a pro … 7 $0.70

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This chapter reviews Canada’s oil and natural gas outlook: remaining reserves and production; consumption, imports, and exports; and the unaccounted for and high costs of our current path. … ; 20 $2.00

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Examines the US Energy Policy and its effect on Canada and the need for Canada to have a clearly defined energy policy 10 $1.00

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Examines the idea of exporting water in bulk to the US, describes the US need for water, the Canadian abundance of Water, and opposing views 26 $2.60

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beyond the narrow self-interest of companies, there is not a solid economic case to be made for deregulation. Instead, there is good reason to believe that this is a policy initiative that … ; 22 $2.20

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analyzes four contradictions in the deep integration agenda and economic alternatives to deep integration 12 $1.20

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This chapter will introduce non-specialist readers to the theory and practice of CGE modelling. It will survey and reconsider the major predictions of CGE models regarding the effects of free … 37 $3.70

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Looks at expanding the definition of security to include the fundamental right to health and education, clean air and water, and peace and justice on a global scale and Canada’s role in this 20 $2.00

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Examines the challenge Canada faces from the deep integration threat and the common idea of it as an inevitability. States that Our challenge in the years ahead must be to make clear to Canadians … 6 $0.60

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Looks at the connection between the issues of Canadian Sovereignty and Security in a post 9/11 world and what progressive people need to do in order to navigate Canada-US Relations 10 $1.00

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Examines North America’s Integration and Dis-integration in terms of economics and politics 6 $0.60

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Looks at the War in Afghanistan and Iraq as American wars and how Canada is implicated by them because of its integration with the US. Examines the current economy of war 13 $1.30

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Examines the high number of major corporations in Canada that are majority foreign owned or controlled and what this means for Canada 11 $1.10

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Through looking at NAFTA this chapter looks at what a progressive alternative integration agenda would look like, while also doing our best to oppose the regressive kind of deep integration being … 7 $0.70