Download Federalism and Economic Reform: International Perspectives by Jessica Wallack, T. N. Srinivasan PDF

By Jessica Wallack, T. N. Srinivasan

This assortment makes a speciality of the ways that federalism has affected and been tormented by fiscal reform, specially worldwide integration. The editors and members concentration specifically at the political financial system of institutional and fiscal change--how the department of authority among nationwide and subnational governments shapes debates over coverage adjustments, in addition to how the altering fiscal surroundings creates incentives to change the elemental agreements among degrees of governments. every one bankruptcy features a old evaluation, and an in-depth account of department of authority, traces of responsibility, and legislative, bureaucratic, and different arenas within which the degrees of presidency have interaction for a selected state.

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Download Canada's Early Nuclear Policy: Fate, Chance, and Character by Brian Buckley PDF

By Brian Buckley

The appearance of nuclear guns brought a posh new issue into global politics, drawing a line via background and making sure that diplomacy may by no means be a similar. by means of either twist of fate and layout, Canada was once a crucial participant within the new nuclear period, as nations grappled with the consequences of this progressive new improvement. Canada's determination, detailed between pioneer atomic powers, to not collect a nuclear arsenal has been used to buttress generally differing political agendas, whereas the criteria that formed the policy-making approach were principally neglected. In "Canada's Early Nuclear Policy", Brian Buckley weaves info from a few disciplines to shed new mild on Canada's early rules. Filling a longstanding hole within the nationwide tale, he explores the country's function within the early post-war interval, cautioning opposed to simplistic causes and pointing to the ongoing roles of contingency and character in determination making. He issues out that whereas the specter of nuclear struggle has receded in recent times, the variety of states with nuclear guns, the variety of guns, and their killing strength are all some distance more than they have been 5 a long time in the past, demonstrating that almost all of the concerns that emerged fifty years in the past stay at the overseas time table and are as proper at the present time as ever. Brian Buckley retired from the Canadian international carrier after a thirty-year profession. he's the writer of "The information Media and international coverage: An Exploration", a contributor to "Ethnicity and clash within the Former Yugoslavia" and "Foreign and defense coverage within the info Age", and a fellow within the Centre for international coverage reports, Dalhousie collage.

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Download The Old Brewery Bay: A Leacockian Tale by James A. "Pete" McGarvey PDF

By James A. "Pete" McGarvey

Right here we now have the private account of the misadventures that preceded the hole to the general public of the Leacock domestic in 1958. 40 years in the past, in October 1954, a committee was once shaped, chaired by means of Pete McGarvey, to obtain and safeguard Stephen Leacock's summer time domestic, referred to as The outdated Brewery Bay. 4 years later a golden key opened front door of the house, permitting Leacock lovers to pay homage to the stand-up comedian in a atmosphere he had prized above some other. because the years have handed, appreciation of Leacock's genius has grown and this day the Leacock Museum is open year-round to viewers from all components of the globe. The previous Brewery Bay is a Leacockian yarn packed with ironies, the best one being that the salvation of Leacock's domestic was once finished no longer by way of a countrywide crusade regarding governments, philanthropists, McGill alumni, and foundations (all of whom have been approached in a spirit of urgency and all of whom subsidized away), yet by way of a gang of naive and obdurate Orillians, utilizing outdated political moxie. Leacock could have enjoyed that - his Mariposans exhibiting the massive refined international find out how to get issues performed.

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Download Marian Engel’s Notebooks: “Ah, mon cahier, écoute...” by Christl Verduyn PDF

By Christl Verduyn

Marian Engel emerged as a author in the course of that interval in Canada while nationalism elevated and “new feminism” dawned. even though she is well-known as a exclusive girl of letters, she has now not been greatly studied; for this reason we all know rather little approximately her and her craft. the cloth accrued in Marian Engel’s Notebooks: “Ah, mon cahier, écoute...” is an immense step in redressing that forget.

Extracts rigorously selected through Christl Verduyn from Marian Engel’s forty-nine notebooks — notebooks Engel started within the overdue Forties and which she maintained until eventually her loss of life in 1985 — tune Engel’s inventive improvement, illustrate her dedication to the craft of writing and rfile her development as a tremendous Canadian author. The notebooks additionally painting Engel’s magnificent leaps of common sense, her fascination with the weird, the eclecticism of her studying and the intensity and diversity of her considering. eventually, they current relocating documentation of a lady dealing with melanoma and early loss of life.

Christl Verduyn’s illuminating introductory discussions to every of the notebooks unobtrusively consultant us within the analyzing of those occasionally tough writings. Marian Engel’s Notebooks: “Ah, mon cahier, écoute...” leaves readers with a brilliant experience of Canadian tradition in the course of the Sixties and Nineteen Seventies. It presents perception into the literary lifetime of considered one of Canada’s major girl writers, together with her connections with different Canadian writers, and should be of detailed curiosity to students operating within the box of literature.

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Download Mohawk Saint: Catherine Tekakwitha and the Jesuits by Allan Greer PDF

By Allan Greer

On October 21, 2012, Pope Benedict XVI canonized Saint Kateri Tekakwitha because the first local North American saint. Mohawk Saint is a piece of historical past that situates her outstanding lifestyles in its 17th century environment, a time of wars, epidemics, and cultural modifications for the Indian peoples of the northeast. The daughter of a Algonquin mom and an Iroquois father, Catherine/Saint Kateri Tekakwitha (1656-1680) has develop into recognized over the centuries as a Catholic convert so holy that, shortly upon her loss of life, she grew to become the thing of a cult. this day she is respected as a buyer saint via local american citizens and the patroness of ecology and the surroundings via Catholics extra regularly, the 1st local North American proposed for sainthood.

Tekakwitha was once born at a time of cataclysmic swap, as local americans of the northeast skilled the consequences of ecu touch and colonization. A convert to Catholicism within the 1670s, she launched into a bodily and mentally grueling software of self-denial, aiming to trap the religious energy of the rookies from around the sea. Her tale intersects with that of Claude Chauchetière, a French Jesuit of mystical trends who got here to the USA hoping to rescue savages from sin and paganism. however it used to be Claude himself who wanted support to stand down his personal melancholy. He grew to become confident that Tekakwitha used to be a real saint and that conviction gave desiring to his lifestyles. although she lived till simply 24, Tekakwitha's serious penances and bright visions have been so suggested that Chauchetière wrote an elegiac hagiography presently after her death.

With this richly crafted examine, Allan Greer has written a twin biography of Saint Kateri Tekakwitha and Chauchetière, unpacking their cultures in local the US and in France. He examines the missionary and conversion actions of the Jesuits in Canada, and explains the Indian non secular practices that interweave with converts' Catholic practices. He additionally relates how Tekakwitha's legend unfold in the course of the hagiographies and to components of the us, Canada, Europe, and Mexico within the centuries due to the fact that her loss of life. The ebook additionally explores problems with physique and soul, disease and therapeutic, sexuality and celibacy, as printed within the lives of a guy and a girl, from profoundly varied worlds, who met centuries in the past within the distant Mohawk village of Kahnawake.

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Download Canada's Forests at a Crossroads : An Assessment in the Year by Global Forest Watch PDF

By Global Forest Watch

Technological innovation can switch the way in which we deal with and guard our forests and surroundings. It presents us with the instruments we have to get actual and updated information regarding forests, and different ecosystems, and it presents the capability to make this knowledge on hand to all people with a stake in typical assets. till lately, there has been little systematic wisdom in regards to the stipulations of the world's forests. via this file our Canadian companions have documented that logging, mining, and different improvement that happens all through a lot of Canada's forests. the main varied and effective wooded area ecosystems have gone through frequent fragmentation via roads and different entry routes and feature the majority in their quarter lower than logging tenures. Canada is at a crossroads. Public sentiment and new govt rules point out an expanding dedication to dealing with forests not only for trees, but in addition for natural world, leisure makes use of, cultural values, and different surroundings companies. in spite of the fact that, alterations at the floor were gradual.

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Download A New Kind of Monster: The Secret Life and Shocking True by Timothy Appleby PDF

By Timothy Appleby

Ripped from the headlines, the awful and marvelous actual tale of the double lifetime of Russell Williams, who was once right away a revered determine within the Canadian army and a ruthless sado-sexual serial felony and murderer.

In the annals of psycho-killers, Colonel Russell Williams could be designated. A adorned air strength colonel, Williams used to be, for years, residing a double existence as a sado-sexual domestic invader, burglar, pedophile, and, eventually, assassin. A version officer and elite pilot, he used to be relied on with flying foreign dignitaries together with Queen Elizabeth, in addition to commanding Canada's most crucial army airbase. but his darkish and violent mystery existence integrated breaking into eighty two houses of ladies and ladies; thefts of big quantities of underwear (which he dressed in); weird and wonderful sexual attacks that left an uncomprehending Ontario village on a knife's-edge; and at last, rape-murders. while police raided Williams's home--a domestic he shared together with his spouse, a revered specialist in her personal correct who used to be it seems that thoroughly ignorant of her husband's unconscionable double life--they stumbled on hundreds of thousands of pairs of women's lingerie, meticulously equipped and catalogued. during this ebook, veteran Globe and Mail crime reporter Tim Appleby chronicles a real tale which can were lifted from the darkest pages of pulp fiction, person who deals fascinating--and troubling--insights on human psychopathology.

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