Media & Culture

  • Thin Ice

    Money, Politics and the Demise of an NHL Franchise

    By Jim Silver     December 1995

    Thousands of Winnipegers rallied on the streets while corporate businessmen fought each other behind closed doors. Information was manipulated. Arms were twisted. Politicians capitulated. Adults wept on open-line radio shows. Children broke open their piggy banks. This was the campaign to keep the NHL’s Jets from leaving Winnipeg. The book is about hockey, but it is not about The Game. It is about the business of hockey and how changes in this business are threatening the games survival in Canada. And while the story is set in Winnipeg it is not about a single city. Given the new corporate-driven, continental business of NHL hockey, this story will almost certainly be played out in other Canadian cities.

  • More Perishable than Lettuce or Tomatoes

    Labour Law Reform and Toronto’s Newspapers

    By Edward T. Silva     January 1995

    This book presents an in-depth analysis of the “unbalanced” treatment by the four largest Toronto dailies of the Ontario NDP’s 1992 proposed labour reform law.

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  • Marketing Place

    Cultural Politics, Regionalism and Reading

    By Ursula A. Kelly     January 1993

    Marketing Place provides a framework for an analysis of the politics of cultural practices and their relationship to the broader social forces which shape our lives.

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  • Stifling Debate

    Canadian Newspapers and Nuclear Power

    By Michael Clow     January 1993

    This study of nuclear coverage in four dailies in Ontario and New Brunswick finds that it is the promoters, not the opponents, of nuclear energy that overwhelmingly dominate news coverage.