Shaping an Agenda for Atlantic Canada

Edited by John G. Reid and Donald J.  Savoie  

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Atlantic Canada stands at a crossroads. Slow population growth, political marginalization, an aging population and fiscal stress are among the most urgent issues. Faced with this reality, Atlantic Canadians must find a new way forward. Shaping an Agenda for Atlantic Canada offers the perspectives of authors from a variety of disciplines reflecting on historical and contemporary themes relevant to the future. The goal is not to offer glib diagnoses or instant solutions but rather to identify considerations that would enable Atlantic Canadians to shape an agenda. Re-examining key elements of the past is an essential starting point. Equally important is a contemporary analysis of the nature of those challenges. Through these complementary approaches,this book seeks to assist Atlantic Canadians in designing a road map leading into the future.

  • Public Policy
  • ISBN: 9781552664490
  • September 2011
  • 384 Pages
  • For sale worldwide

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  • Introduction (John G. Reid & Donald J. Savoie)
  • Settler Imperialism and the Dispossession of the Maliseet, 1758-1765 (Andrea Bear Nicholas)
  • Atlantic Realities, Acadian Identities, Arcadian Dreams (Maurice Basque)
  • Halifax, Hiroshima and the Romance of Disaster (George Elliott Clarke)
  • The Presence of the Past: Memory and Politics in Atlantic Canada since 2000 (Jerry Bannister & Roger Marsters)
  • Fail Again, Fail Better: Atlantic Canadians and Their Pasts (Margaret Conrad with David Northrup)
  • Environmental Change and Legacy in Atlantic Canada (Bill Freedman)
  • The New Federalism and Atlantic Canada (James Bickerton)
  • Atlantic Canada: Myth or Reality? (Wade Locke)
  • Continuity and Change in Immigration Policy: Canada, Atlantic Canada and the Future of Citizenship (Alexandra Dobrowolsky & Evangelia Tastsoglou)
  • Cultural Corridors and Innovation: Opportunities for Atlantic Canada (Wayne A. Hunt)
  • Reflections on Rural Development: An Atlantic Canada Perspective (Donald J. Savoie)


  • John G. Reid

    Saint Mar’s University

    John G. Reid is a professor of history at Saint Mary’s University.

  • Donald J.  Savoie

    University of Moncton

    Donald J. Savoie is Canada Research Chair and a professor of public administration at the University of Moncton.

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