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May 2022 Selected New Titles (PDF)

Librarian's Picks for May 2022:

My privilege, my responsibility

/ Sheila North.
Winnipeg : Great Plains Publications, 2021. 202 pages.

Find this book in our catalogue: My privilege, my responsibility : a memoir - Legislative Library (libraries.coop)

From the publisher:

In September 2015, Sheila North was declared the Grand Chief of Manitoba Keewatinowi Okimakanak (MKO), the first woman elected to the position. Known as a “bridge builder,” North is a member of Bunibonibee Cree Nation. North’s work in advocacy journalism, communications, and economic development harnessed her passion for drawing focus to systemic racism faced by Indigenous women and girls. She is the creator of the widely used hashtag #MMIW. In her memoir, Sheila North shares the stories of the events that shaped her, and the violence that nearly stood in the way of her achieving her dreams. Through perseverance and resilience, she not only survived, she flourished.

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Making the case : 2SLGBTQ+ rights and religion in schools

/ Donn Short.
Bruce MacDougall, and Paul T. Clarke.

Find this book in our catalogue: Making the case : 2SLGBTQ+ rights and religion in schools - Legislative Library (libraries.coop)

From the publisher:

A legal guide for navigating the conflict between queer and religious rights in schools.

Too often, the conflict between queer and religious rights in schools is a zero-sum game, but under Canadian law, this need not be. Surveying the relevant legal decisions, Making the Case faces the difficult questions posed by rights-based conflict and offers solutions for administrators who want to protect their LGBTQ2S+ students without seeming to undermine others’ religious liberties. This accessible guide is a vital resource in the effort to build inclusive learning environments.

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Reconciling truths : reimagining public inquiries in Canada

/ Kim Stanton.
Vancouver : UBC Press, 2022. xii, 325 pages.

Find this book in our catalogue: Reconciling truths : reimagining public inquiries in Canada - Legislative Library (libraries.coop)

From the publisher:

A forthright analysis of the factors that limit the effectiveness of public inquiries. Reconciling Truths traces the contested goals and legacies of public inquiries such as the Truth and Reconciliation Commission and the National Inquiry into Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls. After generating discussion and recommendations, these formal efforts to name the violence of settler colonialism can fail to directly affect policy change. Kim Stanton provides an in-depth analysis of factors that hamper a commission’s ability to achieve its mandate, with practical advice on leadership, process, and how to make future recommendations heard. Acknowledging the risks inherent in their use, Stanton nevertheless contends that inquiries create necessary opportunities to shift public attitudes, a vital first step in the battle for policy change.

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Federalism in Canada : contested concepts and uneasy balances

/ Thomas O. Hueglin.
Toronto : University of Toronto Press, 2021. 367 pages.

Find this book in our catalogue: Federalism in Canada : contested concepts and uneasy balances - Legislative Library (libraries.coop)

From the publisher:

Federalism in Canada tells the turbulent story of shared sovereignty and divided governance from Confederation to the present time with three main objectives in mind. The first objective is to convince readers that federalism is the primary animating force in Canadian politics, and that it is therefore worth engaging with its complex nature and dynamic. The second objective is to bring into closer focus the contested concepts about the meaning and operation of federalism that are at the root of the divide between English Canada and Quebec in particular. The third objective is to give recognition to the trajectory of Canada’s Indigenous peoples in the context of Canadian federalism, from years of abusive neglect to belated efforts of inclusion. The book focuses on the constitution with its ambiguous allocation of divided powers, the pivotal role of the courts in balancing these powers, and the political leaders whose interactions oscillate between intergovernmental conflict and cooperation. This focus on executive leadership and judicial supervision is framed by considerations of Canada’s regionalized political economy and cultural diversity, giving students a compelling and nuanced view of federalism in Canada.

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Women, power, and political representation : Canadian and comparative perspectives

/ edited by Roosmarijn de Geus, Erin Tolley, Elizabeth Goodyear-Grant, and Peter John Loewen.
Toronto : University of Toronto Press, 2021. x, 203 pages.

Find this book in our catalogue: Women, power, and political representation : Canadian and comparative perspectives - Legislative Library (libraries.coop)

From the publisher:

Delving into the pressing topic of gender and politics, this volume provides fresh comparative perspectives on "what works" to promote women in politics today. Inspiring and informative, Women, Power, and Political Representation offers a comprehensive overview of the role women play in contemporary politics, and pinpoints the reasons behind their underrepresentation.

Discussing the challenges and opportunities women face when running for office, as well as their experiences as political leaders, this book offers a broad and thoughtful overview of the pitfalls encountered by women, from gender biases to sexual harassment, in the notoriously male dominated political arena. Featuring a range of voices that articulate a path towards women’s political advancement and equality, Women, Power, and Political Representation is an important and timely resource for scholars, students, and women working professionally in Canadian and international politics.

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The Selected New Titles list includes new items in the library collection and is published monthly. These items are available for circulation to Manitoba government personnel through our library catalogue, by email at legislative_library@gov.mb.ca, or by phone at 204-945-4330. They are available to the public through interlibrary loan services at their library.

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