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Canadian Labour Policy and Politics

Edited by John Peters and Don Wells
UBC Press

Canadian Labour Policy and Politics serves as essential reading for students seeking to understand the politics of inequality in Canada’s labour market and the policy agenda needed for greater economic equality and a sustainable green recovery.

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A Sales Tax for Alberta

Why and How

Edited by Robert L. Ascah
Athabasca University Press

In this collection, Alberta scholars and policy experts map out why and how a provincial sales tax should and can be implemented as the days of buoyant capital investment, jobs, and wealth are passing Alberta by.

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The High North

Cannabis in Canada

UBC Press

The High North brings together, for the first time, activists, advocates, and academics to evaluate the opaque origins and muddled legacy of cannabis legalization in Canada.

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Reconciling Truths

Reimagining Public Inquiries in Canada

UBC Press

Reconciling Truths is a forthright examination of commissions of inquiry that demonstrates the need for astute leadership and an engaging process if they are to lead to meaningful change.

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Globalization, Poverty, and Income Inequality

Insights from Indonesia

UBC Press

Globalization, Poverty, and Income Inequality uses diverse empirical approaches to reveal the sometimes unexpected effects of trade and globalization on poverty and inequality.

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Behind Closed Doors

The Law and Politics of Cabinet Secrecy

UBC Press

Behind Closed Doors asks – and answers – whether the doctrine of Cabinet secrecy still has a role in the Westminster parliamentary system.

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Assisted Suicide in Canada

Moral, Legal, and Policy Considerations

UBC Press

Assisted Suicide in Canada provides an accessible, up-to-date introduction to this vitally important topic of ongoing public debate.

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The Rowell-Sirois Commission and the Remaking of Canadian Federalism

UBC Press

The Rowell-Sirois Commission and the Remaking of Canadian Federalism reveals the commission’s impact on the high politics of federal-provincial relations and its legacy for Canadian federalism today.

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Bead by Bead

Constitutional Rights and Métis Community

UBC Press

Bead by Bead lays bare the failure of judicial doctrine and government policy to address Métis rights, and offers constructive insights on ways to advance reconciliation.

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Quietly Shrinking Cities

Canadian Urban Population Loss in an Age of Growth

UBC Press

The first major study of its kind in Canada, Quietly Shrinking Cities examines the conceptual and empirical evolution of Canadian urban population loss.

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Rising Up

The Fight for Living Wage Work in Canada

UBC Press

Rising Up shows how living wage movements have transformed, or are campaigning to transform, labour policy in Canada and stimulated broader public debate about income and social inequality.

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At the Pleasure of the Crown

The Politics of Bureaucratic Appointments

UBC Press

At the Pleasure of the Crown reveals that although the qualities that Canadian governments look for in senior public servants are subject to change, the political nature of bureaucratic appointments is enduring.

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Big Promises, Small Government

Doing Less with Less in the BC Liberal New Era

UBC Press

Big Promises, Small Government tells the inside story of what happened when Gordon Campbell’s government dramatically cut taxes, demonstrating the need to understand the consequences before taking political action.

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Nested Federalism and Inuit Governance in the Canadian Arctic

UBC Press

Nested Federalism and Inuit Governance in the Canadian Arctic explores how three northern regions are reformulating the relationship between Indigenous peoples and the state, and transforming Canadian federalism in the process.

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Métis Politics and Governance in Canada

UBC Press

This timely book offers a novel, practical guide for understanding who the Métis are and the challenges they face on the path to self-government.

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Delivering Policy

The Contested Politics of Assisted Reproductive Technologies in Canada

UBC Press

Delivering Policy explores how the tension between science and politics shaped the long and fraught path to Canada’s Assisted Human Reproduction Act.

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Postsecondary Education in British Columbia

Public Policy and Structural Development, 1960–2015

UBC Press

Postsecondary Education in British Columbia is a thoughtful critical analysis of the role of social justice, human capital, and the market in the development of institutions and public policy in BC education since 1960.

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A Family Matter

Citizenship, Conjugal Relationships, and Canadian Immigration Policy

UBC Press

A Family Matter investigates the implications for immigrants and refugees of the Canadian government’s definition of what constitutes “family.”

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A Healthy Society

How a Focus on Health Can Revive Canadian Democracy, Updated and Expanded Edition

By Ryan Meili; Foreword by André Picard
UBC Press, Purich Books

A Healthy Society draws on one doctor’s experience in family practice, community building, and politics to envision a new approach to politics – and a healthier world.

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Prime Ministerial Power in Canada

Its Origins under Macdonald, Laurier, and Borden

UBC Press

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

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