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A Good War

By Seth Klein

 

“This is the roadmap out of climate crisis that Canadians have been waiting for. ” — Naomi Klein, activist and New York Times bestselling author of This Changes Everything and The Shock Doctrine

  • One of Canada’s top policy analysts provides the first full-scale blueprint ... Read more

A Matter of Taste

By Rebecca Tucker

How farmer's markets and organic produce became synonymous with "good food" and why they shouldn't be.

How did farmer's markets, nose-to-tail, locavorism, organic eating, CSAs, whole foods, and Whole Foods become synonymous with “good food”? And are these practices really ... Read more

Abolitionist Intimacies

By El Jones

 

In Abolitionist Intimacies, El Jones examines the movement to abolish prisons through the Black feminist principles of care and collectivity. Understanding the history of prisons in Canada in their relationship to settler colonialism and anti-Black racism, Jones observes how ... Read more

Aboriginal, Northern, and Community Economic Development

By John Loxley

John Loxley has worked in community economic development as a practitioner, advisor, teacher and scholar for over 30 years. The wealth of that experience is reflected in this book, which grapples with the conceptual and political complexities of addressing northern and Aboriginal ... Read more

Access to Information and Social Justice

Edited by Jamie Brownlee & Kevin Walby

Access to Information and Social Justice combines the political and the practical aspects of Access to Information (ATI) research into a single volume in order to reinvigorate critical social science, investigative journalism, and social activism in Canada. Not only does it expose ... Read more

Back to the Well

By Marq de Villiers

Shortlisted for the Donner Prize and the Evelyn Richardson Non-Fiction Award

"This book will ruffle some feathers as well as open some minds, but for anyone who cares about the earth's most precious resource, it is worth the read. " — Publishers Weekly

Droughts. Floods. Contamination. ... Read more

Boiling Point

By Maude Barlow

 

Passionate and cogent, this could be the most important book of the year for Canadians

We are complacent. We bask in the idea that Canada holds 20% of the world’s fresh water — water crises face other countries, but not ours. We could not be more wrong. In Boiling Point ... Read more

Bottom Line, The

By Diana Gibson & Colleen Fuller

The Alberta government has been looking to the private sector—and in particular to private health insurance—to solve health care problems. In this highly readable and well-researched book, Diana Gibson and Colleen Fuller get to the real story behind private health insurance ... Read more

Canada Lives Here

By 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

Carbon Change

By Dennis McConaghy

An investigation into the scale and costs of transitioning our energy systems to achieve net-zero emissions.
Canada and the rest of the developed world have committed to decarbonizing basic energy systems, but do this country’s citizens and governments truly understand the ... Read more