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Couverture de Reflections of Canada : illuminating our opportunities and challenges at 150+ years
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Reflections of Canada : illuminating our opportunities and challenges at 150+ years / edited by Phillipe Tortell, Margot Young, and Peter Nemetz. Vancouver : Peter Wall Institute for Advanced Studies, 2017. 309 pages.

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Canada's leading writers, scholars, and public intellectuals peer into the country's past and future in the provocative essay collection published in the 150th year since Confederation. Reflections of Canada--intelligent, passionate, provocative--is a book with opinions as diverse as Canada. Leading thinkers take a stand on some of the most pressing issues facing Canada as it turns 150. Reflections of Canada inspires the reader to form her own opinions on subjects as big and thorny as health and aging, technological revolution, arts and culture, climate change and resource use, Aboriginal reconciliation, immigration and multiculturalism. The contributions are as diverse as their subjects: George Elliott Clarke has contributed an original poem; renowned political scientist Max Cameron an essay on democratic reform; and UBC Museum of Anthropology director Anthony Shelton a strongly worded opinion piece about the inequitable funding of arts institutions in this country. The written pieces are accompanied by provocative photographs selected from a national photo competition. Each piece explores how our understanding of critical issues has changed over the past 150 years, and includes a call to action for how we should grapple with them over the coming decades. A book of lively, respectful debate, Reflections of Canada reaffirms the place for public discussion of major societal questions.

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Prime ministerial power in Canada : its origins under Macdonald, Laurier, and Borden / Patrice Dutil. Vancouver : UBC Press, 2017. xviii, 394 pages.

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Many Canadians lament that prime ministerial power has become too concentrated since the 1970s. This book contradicts this view by demonstrating how prime ministerial power was centralized from the very beginning of Confederation and that the first three important prime ministers – Macdonald, Laurier, and Borden – channelled that centralizing impulse to adapt to the circumstances they faced. Using a variety of innovative approaches, Patrice Dutil focuses on the managerial philosophies of each of the prime ministers. He shows that by securing a firm grip on the instruments of governance these early first ministers inevitably shaped the administrations they headed, as well as those that followed.

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On trails / Robert Moor. First Simon & Schuster trade paperback edition. New York : Simon & Schuster, 2017. 340 pages.

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In this engrossing meditation on trails in animal and human societies, journalist Moor surveys the natural and social histories of trail-making, from the half-billion-year-old fossilized trails of Ediacaran blobs to the pheromone trails of ants, the well-judged and emotionally meaningful trails of elephants (they may carve routes to the graves of relatives), and the ancient Native American trails that underlie much of the modern U.S. road network. He styles these disparate trails as a kind of "external memory" whereby, as one individual follows in the tracks of another for prosaic reasons, a larger template for collective movement is unwittingly constructed. In fine participant-journalist fashion, the author dives into the trail-blazing himself, doing a stint as a shepherd trying to guide wayward sheep and goats through the countryside; mapping out hiking trails in Morocco, where the locals are baffled by the notion of foreigners traipsing around on barren mountainsides; and walking the Appalachian Trail, where exhaustion and rain are leavened by intense camaraderie. Moor combines vivid reportage told in supple prose with lucid explorations of science and history in an absorbing account of how travelers shape and are shaped by the land they pass through.

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The Canadian honours system / Christopher McCreery ; foreword by General John de Chastelain. Second edition. Toronto : Dundurn, 2015. 712 pages.

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This expanded and updated edition of The Canadian Honours System surveys the history of Canada’s various orders, decorations, and medals, from New France’s Croix de St. Louis, Britain’s the Order of the Bath, to modern Canadian honours such as the Sacrifice Medal and recently created Polar Medal. Since the establishment of the Order of Canada in 1967, the Canadian honours system has grown to become one of the most comprehensive in the world — with more than 300,000 Canadians having been rewarded over the past fifty years. Each honour in the modern Canadian honours system, and its precursor, the British imperial honours system, is examined here in detail, including historical background, design, and criteria for bestowal. With special chapters on heraldry, protocol, and the proper mounting and wearing of medals, The Canadian Honours System is an essential reference for anyone interested in Canadian honours.

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Religion and Canadian party politics / David Rayside, Jerald Sabin, and Paul E.J. Thomas. Vancouver : UBC Press, 2017. xviii, 429 pages.

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Religion is usually thought inconsequential to contemporary Canadian politics. This book takes a hard look at just how much influence faith continues to have in federal, provincial, and territorial arenas. Drawing on case studies from across the country, it explores three important axes of religiously based contention – Protestant vs. Catholic, conservative vs. reformer, and, more recently, minority religious practices. Although the extent of partisan engagement with each of these sources of conflict has varied across time and region, the authors show that religion still matters in shaping political oppositions. They also compare the role of faith in Canada to that in other western industrialized societies.

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