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Aiming to Explain

Theories of Policy Change and Canadian Gun Control

by B. Timothy Heinmiller & Matthew A. Hennigar
edition: Hardcover
also available: Paperback eBook
tagged: canadian, public affairs & administration, immigration

Firearms policy has periodically dominated Canadian politics since the late 1960s. Compared to the United States, however, there is little scholarship on firearms policy to the neighbouring north.

 

Using Canadian firearms policy, Aiming to Explain examines five prominent policy process theories employed during the period from the 1989 Montreal Massa …

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The Skin We're In

A Year of Black Resistance and Power

by Desmond Cole
edition: Paperback
also available: Hardcover
tagged: civil rights, discrimination & race relations, political

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WINNER OF THE 2020 TORONTO BOOK AWARD
WINNER OF THE OLA EVERGREEN AWARD
FINALIST FOR THE WRITERS' TRUST SHAUGNESSY COHEN PRIZE
FINALIST FOR THE RAKUTEN KOBO EMERGING WRITER PRIZE
*UPDATED with new foreword, postscript, and educator's guide*
In this bracing, revelatory work of award-winning journalism, celebrated writer and a …

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Olya & Olena Escape the Invaders

by Olya Illichov & Maddy Shyba, illustrated by Diana Bezukh
edition: Paperback
  • age: 8 to 16
  • Grade: 3 to 11
tagged: survival stories, peace, political freedom

Publisher donations from sales of the book go toward "HOME IN OUR HEARTS" donation program to help Ukrainian newcomers settle into their new homes.
"Thank you so much! This is truly kind of you. Thank you from the bottom of our hearts.”
—Yuliya Gorbach, St. Vladimir’s Ukrainian Orthodox Church, Evacuee Welcome Committee

From the publishers of …

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The Montreal Shtetl

Making Home After the Holocaust

by Zelda Abramson & John Lynch
edition: eBook
also available: Paperback Audiobook
tagged: holocaust, communism & socialism, emigration & immigration

As the Holocaust is memorialized worldwide through education programs and commemoration days, the common perception is that after survivors arrived and settled in their new homes they continued on a successful journey from rags to riches. While this story is comforting, a closer look at the experience of Holocaust survivors in North America shows i …

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Human Rights in Canada

A History

by Dominique Clément, read by Ian Sherwood
edition: Audiobook
also available: Paperback eBook
tagged: social history, human rights

This book shows how human rights became the primary language for social change in Canada and how a single decade became the locus for that emergence. The author argues that the 1970s was a critical moment in human rights history—one that transformed political culture, social movements, law, and foreign policy. Human Rights in Canada is one of th …

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Picking Up the Slack

Law, Institutions, and Canadian Climate Policy

by Andrew Green
edition: Hardcover
also available: eBook
tagged: environmental, canadian, geography

Canada has over-promised and under-delivered on climate change, setting weak goals and allowing carve-outs, exceptions, and exemptions to undermine its climate policies. Why, in an era when climate change is front of mind for so many people, have we failed to make progress? This question has been the source of heated debate across the political spe …

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Jobs with Inequality

Financialization, Post-Democracy, and Labour Market Deregulation in Canada

by John Peters
edition: Hardcover
also available: eBook
tagged: canadian, comparative politics, social classes, public affairs & administration

Income inequality has skyrocketed in Canada over the past few decades. The rich have become richer, while the average household income has deteriorated and job quality has plummeted. Common explanations for these trends point to globalization, technology, or other forces largely beyond our control. But, as Jobs with Inequality shows, there is nothi …

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Multiple Barriers

The Multilevel Governance of Homelessness in Canada

by Alison Smith
edition: Hardcover
also available: Paperback eBook
tagged: canadian, social policy

Despite decades of efforts to combat homelessness, many people continue to experience it in Canada’s major cities. There are a number of barriers that prevent effective responses to homelessness, including a lack of agreement on the fundamental question: what is homelessness?

 

In Multiple Barriers, Alison Smith explores the forces that shape inter …

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Inside the Local Campaign

Constituency Elections in Canada

edited by Alex Marland & Thierry Giasson
edition: Paperback
also available: eBook
tagged: elections, canadian, media & internet, political parties

Inside the Local Campaign reveals what goes on in constituency campaigns during a Canadian election. For decades, the media has focused primarily on the national campaign and party leaders, and the practice of canvassing for votes by candidates and their supporters has been seen as more tradition than science. But things have evolved with digital m …

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