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The Rowell-Sirois Commission and the Remaking of Canadian Federalism

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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Demanding Equality

One Hundred Years of Canadian Feminism

In a wide-ranging survey of Canadian feminism from the 1880s to the 1980s, Demanding Equality reveals a continuous, vibrant, and often contentious search for equality, autonomy, and dignity.

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Bead by Bead

Constitutional Rights and Métis Community

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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Able to Lead

Disablement, Radicalism, and the Political Life of E.T. Kingsley

Able to Lead tells the forgotten story of the life of double amputee E.T. Kingsley, a pioneering politician, and labour and justice activist.

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The Social Life of Standards

Ethnographic Methods for Local Engagement

The Social Life of Standards reveals how political and technical tools for organizing society are developed, applied, subverted, contested, and reassembled as local communities interact with standards created by external forces.

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The Government of Natural Resources

Science, Territory, and State Power in Quebec, 1867–1939

By Stéphane Castonguay; Foreword by Graeme Wynn; Translated by Käthe Roth

The Government of Natural Resources is a revealing look at how science can extend state power through territorial and environmental transformations.

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Constitutional Pariah

Reference re Senate Reform and the Future of Parliament

Constitutional Pariah is the first comprehensive account of the Senate in the aftermath of the landmark Supreme Court decision that resulted in one of the most significant reforms to Parliament in Canadian history.

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Frontiers of Feminism

Movements and Influences in Québec and Italy, 1960–80

Frontiers of Feminism shines new light on the recent history of feminist movements, using the examples of Italy and Québec to bring an international perspective to major themes, strategies, and modes of organizing.

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Portraits of Battle

Courage, Grief, and Strength in Canada's Great War

Portraits of Battle combines biography and history to offer a nuanced perspective on the complex legacy of the Great War, as told through the stories of those who served in the Canadian Expeditionary Force.

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Quietly Shrinking Cities

Canadian Urban Population Loss in an Age of Growth

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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Women, Film, and Law

Cinematic Representations of Female Incarceration

Women, Film, and Law questions the criminalization of women through an engaging exploration of the women-in-prison film genre.

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Evaluating Urban and Regional Plans

From Theory to Practice

The first text of its kind in Canada, Evaluating Urban and Regional Plans provides both a theoretical foundation and pragmatic guidance for plan evaluation.

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