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The Vanishing Country

Is It Too Late to Save Canada?

The Vanishing Country( )
Author: Hurtig, Mel
ISBN:978-0-7710-4215-7
Publication Date:Oct 2002
Publisher:McClelland & Stewart
Imprint:McClelland & Stewart
Book Format:Hardback
List Price:USD $27.95
Book Description:

Is it all over for Canada? There are a number of thoughtful people who think so. Mel Hurtig, however, believes there is still a chance to reassert Canadian independence. But first, Canadians need to understand how much has been lost. Our politicians are not telling us. Our business leaders certainly are not telling us. And our media definitely are not telling us. The border dividing Canada and the United States has never been more fragile. Canada is vanishing. The evidence is available...
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Book Details
Pages:456
Detailed Subjects: Political Science / World / Canadian
Business & Economics / Economic Conditions
Political Science / International Relations / General
Physical Dimensions (W X L X H):6.29 x 9.3 x 1.46 Inches
Book Weight:1.866 Pounds
Author Biography
Hurtig, Mel (Author)
Mel Hurtig was born in Edmonton, Canada on June 24, 1932. He opened the city's first independent bookstore in 1956 and launched a publishing company, Hurtig Publishing, in the 1970s. He oversaw the creation and publication of The Canadian Encyclopedia. He eventually sold his publishing firm and the encyclopedia to McClelland & Stewart and turned to writing and politics.

He ran for the federal Liberal Party in 1972, but was defeated. He remained involved in political activism throughout the '70s through the '90s. In 1973, he established the Committee for an Independent Canada to make the case against foreign ownership and cultural imperialism. In 1985, he established the Council of Canadians. He wrote several books including The Vanishing Country and The Arrogant Autocrat: Stephen Harper's Takeover of Canada. He was an Officer of the Order of Canada and received the Lester B. Pearson Man of the Year Peace Award. He died after a short bout of pneumonia on August 3, 2016 at the age of 84.

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