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  • Topic: Canadian Politics
  • Canada in Africa

    300 Years of Aid and Exploitation

    By Yves Engler     September 2015

    Based on an exhaustive look at the public record as well as on-the-ground research, Canada in Africa shows how the federal government pressed African countries to follow neoliberal economic prescriptions and sheds light on Canada’s part in the violence that has engulfed Somalia, Rwanda and the Congo, as well as how Canada’s indifference to climate change means a death sentence to ever-growing numbers of Africans.

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  • About Canada: Women’s Rights

    By Penni Mitchell     July 2015

    A foundational look at Canada’s history of women’s rights and the contributions and accomplishments women have made in Canada.

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  • An Act of Genocide

    Colonialism and the Sterilization of Aboriginal Women

    By Karen Stote     April 2015

    An in-depth investigation of the forced sterilization of Aboriginal women carried out by the Canadian government.

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  • About Canada: Corporate Crime

    By Laureen Snider      April 2015

    A primer on a topic rarely discussed in public debate: corporations who engage in both criminal and legal but socially harmful behaviours in their relentless pursuit of profit.

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  • A People’s Senate for Canada

    Not A Pipe Dream!

    By Helen Forsey     April 2015

    Could Canada’s Senate actually function as a citizen-based check on government power? Helen Forsey argues that it could, and she sets out how we can make that happen.

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  • “I Hate Feminists!”

    December 6, 1989 and its Aftermath

    By Melissa Blais  Translated by Phyllis Aronoff and Howard Scott  Foreword by Carmen Gill     November 2014

    On December 6, 1989, a man walked into the engineering school École Polytechnique de Montreal, armed with a semi-automatic rifle and, declaring “I hate feminists,” killed fourteen young women. “I Hate Feminists”, originally published in French in 2009, examines the collective memory that emerged in the immediate aftermath and years following the massacre as Canadians struggled to make sense of this tragic event and understand the motivations of the killer.

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  • About Canada: Poverty

    By Jim Silver     October 2014

    For a country as wealthy as Canada, poverty is utterly unnecessary. In About Canada: Poverty, Jim Silver illustrates that poverty is about more than a shortage of money: it is complex and multifaceted and can profoundly damage the human spirit. At the centre of this analysis are Canada’s neoliberal economic policies, which have created conditions that make a growing number of people vulnerable to low income, vanishing public services and poor physical health.

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  • Indivisible

    Indigenous Human Rights

    Edited by Joyce Green     October 2014

    Drawing on a wealth of experience and blending critical theoretical frameworks and a close knowledge of domestic and international law on human rights, the authors in this collection show that settler states such as Canada persist in violating and failing to acknowledge Indigenous human rights.

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  • Orchestrating Austerity

    Impacts and Resistance

    Edited by Donna Baines and Stephen McBride     September 2014

    Following the 2007–08 global financial crisis, Western nations engaged a variety of measures that departed quite dramatically from conventional neoliberal wisdom. However, these policies were quickly succeeded by what we now call “austerity” measures. This collection engages with the question: Is there something new in this era of austerity, or should this be understood as a continuation and intensification of earlier forms of neoliberalism? Finally, Jim Stanford’s afterword probes to the heart of the question of why austerity in the first place.

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  • Visitor

    My Life in Canada

    By Anthony Stewart     August 2014

    Is there a future time when newcomers and visible minorities will be enabled to feel like they belong in Canada? Or will they have to accept their experience as visitors to Canada no matter how long they have lived here? These are some of the questions Anthony Stewart tackles eloquently and with considerable wit.

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