Political Reads

Political Reads
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The last Canadian election saw more Canadians than ever before out to vote. To keep you in a political mindset, we've rounded up backgrounders on hot-button political issues, Canadian political history, and maybe even a poetry collection (or three). Remember: always vote! View books in this list

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Canada Lives Here

By Wade Rowland & Wade Rowland

Canada Lives Here tells the tumultuous story of public broadcasting in Canada, from its inception in 1933 to the CBC's current, controversial attempts to adapt to collapsing revenues and new technologies. It explores in detail the struggle to preserve public space and foster ... Read more

Health Care and Politics

By David Levine

Drawing on forty years running many Canadian health care institutions, David Levine shares his experience on how to manage in this very complex environment. His career includes implementing one of the first Local Community Health Centres (CLSCs) in Montreal in the 1970s, involvement ... Read more

Everything Is So Political

Edited by Sandra McIntyre

 

The stories within Everything Is So Political explore the intersection between politics and the contemporary short story. From the overt to the subtle, this collection tackles a broad range of topics and themes, from women’s rights and Aboriginal culture to environmentalism, ... Read more

Bodies, The

By Calvin White

To Calvin White, "political" means taking a stand on issues that matter, wading into the nitty-gritty of who we are as humans and the lives we live and are sometimes forced to live. Poetojournalism is commentary and exposure: words create the imagery; poems create the photo; ... Read more

Governor General and the Prime Ministers, The

By Edward McWhinney

Since Canada may be faced with a period of minority governments, it has become increasingly important to understand the role of the Head-of-State, the Governor General, in facing the challenge of dysfunctionality. Edward McWhinney clearly lays out the present powers and responsibilities ... Read more

Accidental Genius

By Keith Garebian

Using many right-wing extremists in North America (which means, in effect, weird Republicans), Garebian takes well-known utterances of egregious political, social, and cultural atrocity and present them as if they were modern poems deserving of serious academic consideration. ... Read more

The Optimistic Environmentalist

By David R. Boyd

A hopeful, inspiring, and honest take on the environment

Yes, the world faces substantial environmental challenges — climate change, pollution, and extinction. But the surprisingly good news is that we have solutions to these problems. In the past 50 years, a remarkable number ... Read more

A More Perfect [

By Jimmy McInnes

Iconic political speeches are some of the best remembered and most repeated passages in contemporary English language. Especially in the United States of America, what child doesn't know Abraham Lincoln's "Fourscore and seven years ago. .." or Roosevelt's "The only thing we ... Read more

Aqueduct

By Adele Perry

1919 is often recalled as the year of the Winnipeg General Strike, but it was also the year that water from Shoal Lake first flowed in Winnipeg taps. For the Anishinaabe community of Shoal Lake 40 First Nation, construction of the Winnipeg Aqueduct led to a chain of difficult ... Read more

A World to Win

Edited by William K. Carroll & Kanchan Sarker

In this time of economic, ecological and social crises, a diverse array of collective movements carry the possibilities of deep democratization and alternative futures. A World to Win brings these movements alive as agents of history-in-the-making. It situates Quebec student ... Read more