Public Policy

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A Matter of Taste

By Rebecca Tucker

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 producing food that is morally, environmentally, or economically sustainable? Rebecca Tucker's compelling, ... 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 & 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

Counterterrorism and Identities

By Jack Jedwab & Jack Jedwab

Counterterrorism and Identities presents a detailed analysis of Canadian public opinion on questions of national security, terrorism, and counterterrorism. Where we live, our religious identification, our age, gender, and values all have an impact on our views on these issues, ... Read more

Driven

By Richard Foot

Shortlisted, East Coast Literary Award and Evelyn Richardson Prize for Non-Fiction

It was over in seconds.

In the early hours of January 12, 2008, seven members of a high school basketball team and their coach's wife died instantly when their school van collided with a tractor ... Read more

Falling Into Place

By John Terpstra

This book is what happens when one person becomes completely enamoured of the landscape in the city where he lives?especially if this person, like John Terpstra, engages the world with the imagination and curiosity of a poet. Terpstra’s investigations centre around the Iroquois ... Read more