Comparative Perspectives on the Canadian Constitution
Author: Richard Albert,David R. Cameron
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Marking the Sesquicentennial of Confederation in Canada, this book examines the growing global influence of Canada's Constitution and Supreme Court on courts confronting issues involving human rights.
Author: John A. Stovel
Publisher: Harvard University Press
Category: Business & Economics
In his study of Canada, John A. Stovel examines the changes in that countryâe(tm)s balance of payments and balance of trade from confederation to the present day, including as part of his examination historical, statistical, and theoretical points of view. The author also reexamines criticallyâe"and finds himself in sharp disagreement withâe"Jacob Vinerâe(tm)s classic in the field, Canadaâe(tm)s Balance of International Indebtedness, 1900-1913, which has long been considered the definitive analysis of the subject. Developing in Part I an eclectic theory of international balance of payments, and in Part II concentrating on the Canadian balance of trade and balance of payments in relation to economic developments preceding World War I, Stovel carefully prepares the foundation for a critique of Vinerâe(tm)s analysis of the period 1900-1913. Discussing the inadequacy of the Mill-Taussig theory and its empirical verification, and observing the extent to which the newer theoretical developments have afforded increased understanding, Stovel criticizes Vinerâe(tm)s statistics and the use to which they were put. He delineates with telling clarity the mutual interaction of many elements in cyclical growth development, as opposed to the oversimplified and inadequate causal links of the earlier theory. In addition to the wealth of analysis of the earlier period, the author investigates the interwar period, with the postwar boom and the depression of the thirties, presenting a careful analysis of the structural changes in the balance of payments during this period as well as indicating the change in Canadaâe(tm)s relation to the United States and Great Britain. The concluding section of the book deals with the period following World War II, and the author indicates the possible lessons to be learned from Canadaâe(tm)s experiences and the improvements in government policy that have taken place, especially with respect to exchange rates.
Internationalism in Canadian Foreign Policy
Author: Claire Turenne Sjolander,Heather Ann Smith
Canada in the World brings together leading academics of internationalism and Canadian foreign policy to offer unique and theoretically original interpretations of Canada's current role on the world's stage. Exploring foreign policy developments of the last twenty years, this text analyzes how they deviate or reinforce traditional perceptions of Canada abroad.
Canada in a Century of Change
Author: Joe Clark
Publisher: Vintage Canada
Category: Political Science
A passionate argument for Canada's reassertion of its place on the world stage, from a former prime minister and one of Canada's most respected political figures. In the world that is taking shape, Canada's unique success as a diverse society and its reputation as a sympathetic and respected international partner are invaluable assets-at least as valuable as the country's natural resource wealth. However, its assets will lose their value if Canadians don't recognize or use them, or worse, if they waste them. How We Lead is a compelling examination.
Author: Heather Reisman
The World Needs More Canada� is Indigo's big, love-filled 'birthday card' to Canada from the great culture makers of our time. This one-of- a-kind coffee-table book features anecdotes, insights, and candid photography from an eclectic mix of over 100 storytellers and visionaries who have made their mark on the True North, from Prime Minister Justin Trudeau to Drake, Margaret Atwood to Malcolm Gladwell. Celebrate Canada with this exclusive collection of heartwarming, hilarious, and inspiring personal stories, photos, wishes, laughs, and dreams by Canadians for Canadians on the 150th anniversary of Confederation. This beautifully designed coffee-table book gives readers an intimate and exclusive look into the lives of over 100 notable Canadians, and features nearly 100 gorgeous full-colour and black-and- white images. Discover dozens of photographs contributed by our cast of colourful culture makers, including many archived images from personal family collections that have never before been released to the public. The World Needs More Canada� contributor list is a who's who of incredible Canadians, including Chris Hadfield, Madeleine Thien, Donald Sutherland, Sheila Watt-Cloutier, Alanis Morissette, C�line Dion, Judith Thompson, Michael Ondaatje, Robbie Robertson, Dan Aykroyd, Edward Burtynsky, and more. The World Needs More Canada� can be picked up and enjoyed one page at a time or as a longer, more meaningful read, with everything from moving, intimately personal stories to hilarious childhood anecdotes and clever one-liners. There isn't a Canadian who won't find laughter, a tear, or a heartwarming sense of pride in the pages of this book. Indigo's definitive celebration of what it means to be Canadian makes an ideal gift and is a must-have for every Canadian, near or far.
Canada in a World of Multiple Centres of Power
Author: Gordon S. Smith,Daniel Wolfish
Publisher: University of Toronto Press
Category: Political Science
The essays in this collection argue that ? contrary to some private-sector populists ? the state is in the best position to lead in making policy in a rapidly changing world and should retain and refine this responsibility.
Author: Bob Rae
Publisher: McClelland & Stewart
Category: Political Science
This is a book about the ideas and policies that will dominate Canada’s future. In a world that is getting smaller and more competitive, Canada needs a new set of public policies that will put learning, education, and investment in new technologies at the centre. The vulnerability of the planet itself to pollution and global warming, continuing violence, ethnic conflict, and threats to world peace also put Canada’s place in the world at the centre of a new agenda. Bob Rae’s book is a candid assessment of where we are and where we need to be. It draws on his deep experience in Canadian public policy at home and abroad, and points to how Canada, and Canadians, can make a difference. From health care to taxes, from poverty to wealth creation, this is a creative and provocative blueprint for change. From the Trade Paperback edition.
Canada and the World, 1945-1984
Author: Robert Bothwell
Publisher: UBC Press
Alliance and Illusion is the definitive assessment of the domestic and international aspects of Canadian foreign policy in the modern era. Robert Bothwell provides nuanced studies of Canada's leaders and discusses international currents that drove Canadian external affairs, from American influence over Vietnam and the draft dodgers, to the French case of de Gaulle's eruption into Quebec in 1967. This definitive recounting and assessment of Canadian foreign policy in the modern era fills a crucial gap in Canadian history and provides invaluable context for understanding Canada's present-day foreign policy dilemmas.