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C.D. Howe Series in Canadian Political History


Series editors: Robert Bothwell and John English

This series offers fresh perspectives on Canadian political history and public policy from over the past century. Its purpose is to encourage scholars to write and publish on all aspects of the nation's political history, including the origins, administration, and significance of economic policies; the social foundations of politics and political parties; transnational influences on Canadian public life; and the biographies of key public figures. In doing so, the series fills large gaps in our knowledge about recent Canadian history and makes accessible to a broader audience the background necessary to understand contemporary public-political issues.

The series originated with a grant from the C.D. Howe Memorial Foundation and is further supported by the Bill Graham Centre for Contemporary International History.


Prime Ministerial Power in Canada
Its Origins under Macdonald, Laurier, and Borden
By Patrice Dutil

Using innovative methods, this book shows how prime ministerial power was centralized from the very beginning of Confederation by Macdonald, Laurier, and Borden.

2016, 412 pages, 3 b/w photos, 6 x 9"



The Call of the World
A Political Memoir
By Bill Graham

In this insightful and wryly humorous memoir, Bill Graham steers his readers through an astonishing array of domestic and global events as he recalls his life as international lawyer and prominent Canadian politician.

2016, 512 pages, 60 b/w photos, 6 x 9"



The Life and Politics of Paul Martin Sr.
By Greg Donaghy

Grit examines the remarkable life and political career of Paul Martin Sr., a liberal reformer and cabinet minister from 1945 to 1968, who championed health care and pension rights, new meanings for Canadian citizenship, and internationalism in world affairs.

2015, 480 pages, 30 b/w photos, 6 x 9"




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