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The Morning After: The 1995 Quebec Referendum and the Day that Almost Was

Writer be aware: Jean Lapierre (with)

A sly, insightful and fantastically unique e-book from one in all Canada's preferred political analysts, Chantal Hébert, and considered one of Quebec's best political broadcasters, Jean Lapierre.

Only the main fearless of political reporters could dare to open the previous wounds of the 1995 Quebec referendum, a still-murky episode in Canadian background that maintains to defy our figuring out. The referendum introduced one of many world's such a lot profitable democracies to the edge of the unknown, and but Quebecers' attitudes towards sovereignty proceed to baffle the country's political classification. Interviewing 17 key political leaders from the duelling referendum camps, Hébert and Lapierre start with an easy premise: asking what have been those political leaders' plans if the vote had long past the opposite direction. Even 2 many years later, their solutions could surprise you. And in asking an unforeseen query, those veteran political observers cleverly reveal the fractures, tensions and fears that proceed to form Canada today.

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Stephen Harper

The authoritative biography of Stephen Harper, to be released at the eve of the subsequent election.
As one of many vital best ministers within the lifetime of our state, Stephen Harper has reshaped Canada right into a extra conservative state, a metamorphosis that his competitors tacitly admit is not reversed. He has made govt smaller, justice more durable, and provinces extra self sustaining, whether or not they are looking to be or no longer. below its twenty second top minister, Canada exhibits the area a plainer, tougher face. those that compliment Harper element to the Conservatives' skillful financial administration, the notable new exchange agreements, the tax cuts and the balanced price range, the reformed immigration method, the uncompromising defence of Israel and Ukraine, and the struggle opposed to terrorism. Critics--pointing to punitive punishments, muzzled scientists, attacks at the judiciary, and contempt for parliament--accuse the Harper govt of being autocratic, secretive and cruel.
But what concerning the guy? during this definitive new biography, the Globe and Mail's John Ibbitson explores the lifetime of crucial Canadian of our times--his suburban adolescence, the situation that brought on Stephen Harper to hand over college for 3 years, the forces that formed his tempestuous dating with Reform chief Preston Manning, how Laureen Harper affects her husband, his devotion to his children--and his cats. Ibbitson explains how this shy, closed, introverted loner united a fractured conservative move, defeated a Liberal hegemony, and got down to reshape the kingdom. With unprecedented entry to resources, years of study and writing, and a intensity of perception that has made him some of the most revered voices in journalism, John Ibbitson provides an intimate, special portrait of a guy who has remained an enigma to supporters and enemies alike. Now that enigma is published, in a masterful exploration of Stephen Harper, the flesh presser and the guy.

The Blue Castle

While desires Come actual All her lifestyles, Valancy Stirling lived on a quiet little road in an unsightly little apartment and not dared to contradict her domineering mom and her unforgiving aunt. Then she will get a letter―and comes to a decision that very day issues have to swap. For the 1st time in her existence, she does precisely what she desires to and says precisely what she feels.

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In October 1919, Adams and the administration of the program moved from the Cabinet committee to the newly created housing branch of the federal Department of Health. In addition to their stated objectives, those who supported, approved, and fashioned the federal housing program appear to have had a less visible motive. 67 In May and June of 1919, the Winnipeg General Strike and the strikes accompanying it elsewhere in the country made clear to all governments the importance of implementing the program.

28 As a result, thousands of transient homeless men went first to provincial road camps and later to Department of National Defence relief camps, including Point Grey Camp No. 33 Unemployment and reduced income affected the affordability of rental housing for tenants as well as transients, although aggregate census figures suggest otherwise. 34 Tenants made an average monthly rental payment of about $26 in both 1931 and 1941. By 1941, however, a greater proportion of tenant households, especially ones on relief, paid under $15 per month for their living quarters than did in 1931.

K. A. Crerar, the minister of agriculture. Thomas Adams acted as adviser and largely drafted the housing plan. The committee also worked with representatives of the Ontario scheme to define federal and provincial responsibilities. According to the committee report of February 1919, the program objectives were to relieve shortages through construction, to give working people, especially veterans, the opportunity to own homes at a fair price, and to promote community health and well-being through planning and housing projects.

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